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-- right now all eyes are on the latest suspected action by America's ally Israel to protect itself from the fallout of serious chaotic civil war.
But the threat is real that -- weapons could be given to others in order to fight a proxy war against Israel.
Now one area of concern is eleven on the group the -- -- based group Hezbollah and the US by the way considers that a terror network.
Over the weekend airstrikes targeted -- Syrian military installations.
And missiles that were believed to be going to has -- Our next guest says it has -- sponsor -- ran.
Is -- an influential role in so -- more instability throughout that region Con Coughlin is the defense editor for the telegraph and the author of Churchill's first war.
Young Winston and the fight against the Taliban okay so we have an awful lot of players here.
Let's start off by asking is Israel prepared for a proxy war.
Where Hezbollah starts fighting Israel and then we get weapons coming up through the south which will show a map and just to -- but is is is is prepared for this kind of thing.
Well Israel is monitoring the situation very closely and nothing is -- -- -- At the growing influence Iran this bank.
Both in the conflict in Syria and in providing weapons to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon Norman is notional some board.
And that's and we're looking at this map right now so the concern would be that Hezbollah would funnel weapons down.
Through eleven on and then attacking Israel we saw we've seen that before -- -- in 2006 and then we have another map let's look at the second one and that is where weapons would come up through the cyanide.
Desert there it is right there.
And not go to Hamas and don't get it -- -- that way.
Would again in the past we know that Iran has tried supply weapons to Hamas to putt the radical Palestinian group.
-- bush -- Iran wants is to have.
-- stop polished on Israel solvent and walls and borders.
-- he's very radical groups.
And if Israel.
Do is -- to this attack Iran for any reason to to do with its nuclear program or Israel gets involved in the Syrian conflict.
Then these groups can be awarded to -- them this sounds of this -- and this is that there enough missiles being fired at his trial.
And be very is very difficult for Israel to stop -- -- in some of the country.
The far more serious threat though of course is Iran a nuclear weapons but does this serve to kind of taking Israel's.
I off the ball where they may be focusing on these other groups closer to the home front that -- -- -- this is this is all about putting pressure on.
Basically putting pressure on Israel to stand the Syrian conflict and putting pressure on Israel not to attack Iran's new Kia and -- the sentences.
-- and how can Israel stay out of that and if in fact.
Weapons are going to Hezbollah and could end up hurting Israeli -- -- Let's -- -- question in the cost of course is rather us use military action to stop this happening they -- -- that Israel into -- with his -- in 2006.
It's more -- -- invaded Gaza to take -- hamas' weapons stockpiles.
But -- -- have you got rid of them than that -- again a minutes it's is a very difficult time.
I don't -- -- size of the Israelis abolish in this very carefully but this has all the ingredients of making the situation in Syria -- west.
Absolutely and there is a -- a major difference between now and that war in 2006 and that is.
That are -- as we believe it is far further along in it it it's.
Push to get nuclear weapons.
Yeah I think most most western intelligence agents is a convinced that what Iran is doing is building nuclear weapons.
And the big debate is how far -- of sound and nobody -- this more closely than Israel.
And Israel says basically if if they reach -- certain points in Tehran then Israel will -- -- take action now.
Thank you so much Con Coughlin he's the editor the defense added -- by the telegraph and author of Winston's.
Churchill's first war young Winston and the fight against the Taliban something really -- you read.
Thank you so much.
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