Israel releases a report showing Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah is “paranoid” and “obsessed” with Israeli media reports about him.
By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel
The IDF is prepared for a military confrontation with the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon, but without firing a single bullet the Israeli military got under Hezbollah’s skin last week with some old-fashioned psychological warfare against its leader.
On Friday, Israel’s Yediot Aharonoth newspaper published excerpts from an IDF study on Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, the smartly attired leader of Hezbollah whose beard is always perfectly coiffed and whose turban is never at the wrong angle.
The special investigative team of the National Security Agency, which monitors Hezbollah’s movements 24/7, revealed the “Hassan Nasrallah file” for the first time and there was little in it that was complimentary to the long-time terrorist leader.
The profile revealed a “super-intelligent…family man”, but that’s as far as the niceties went.
“Paranoid. Obsessed with the media in the country and reads every word written about him [in the Israeli media],” Yediot reported. “Narcissist. Suffers from vitamin D deficiency due to life in the bunker.”
Despite repeatedly claiming his small force would destroy Israel, Nasrallah has been unable to wage war because he knows that it would bring destruction on Lebanon.
Nasrallah is also under fire in Lebanon for illegally storing the explosives that last year blew up and killed hundreds of Lebanese civilians and destroyed much of the capital city of Beirut. His organization is widely despised by the Lebanese people for its corruption and attempt to take over the country.
The IDF profile revealed that Nasrallah is also having an “an identity crisis.” The in-depth report published photos from Nasrallah’s childhood, showing how deep the Israeli assessment of the enemy went.
The revealing comments about Nasrallah seemed to have worked, as Hezbollah allies slammed the Yediot article
Nasrallah’s friend, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper editor Ibrahim al-Amin, wrote in an op-ed calling the Yediot article a “professional insult,” “Israeli propaganda” and “bad collusion between the press and the staff of the military and security establishment.”
Al-Amin rejected longstanding Israeli allegations that Nasrallah lives in a bunker to avoid Israeli attacks and is rarely seen in public.
“Nasrallah does not live underground, he travels outside Lebanon, and he moves between cities and villages and in the streets and neighborhoods,” Al-Amin wrote.
However, despite Al-Amin’s claim, the truth is that Nasrallah does not give public speeches and instead delivers addresses on a screen while he sits in a studio at an undisclosed location. That’s been Nasrallah’s standard operating procedure for years out of fear of assassination.
“Publication of the article in the mass-circulated Yediot newspaper is widely seen as part of the ongoing psychological warfare Israel wages with Hezbollah, which has included revelations where the Iranian proxy stores its advanced weapons and tries to manufacture precision guided munitions,” The Jerusalem Post noted.
“Without a doubt, psychological warfare has proven its right to a place of dignity in our military arsenal,” said Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe against the Nazis who went on to become the 34th President of United States.
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