"Since Trump got in the White House, Israel has expanded its Jewish settlements through land seizures throughout Palestine at unprecedented levels and with the occupation of the Golan Heights (a Syrian territory), they already control a portion of oil, gas and vital water supplies.
"Lebanon would be a huge bonus...
"Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have one main objective at the moment and that is to destabilize Lebanon and attempt to defeat Hezbollah before they prepare for another offensive in Syria to remove Assad from power."
The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia
"The IDF held a massive drill last September simulating a war with Hezbollah. It involved a multistage approach with defense measures, including counterattacks, followed by airstrikes, ground maneuvers and civilian evacuations.
"The joint Israeli-US Juniper Cobra military training exercise is scheduled this month. It simulates a massive dual-front missile attack from the northern and southern borders.
"Dr. Simoni said Israel’s “battle concept” for Lebanon entails, first, hitting critical weapons that pose a serious threat to Israeli civilian populations and second, pushing the Lebanese population in the southern part of the country to the north “for their protection”.
"“Then, once a significant part of the population has been removed, a full-scale operation will be launched,” he said, including airstrikes and heavy artillery fire."
Rockets, missiles and more: Predicting the third Lebanon war .