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Nasrallah Alive and Threatening

Appearing on al-Jazeera, Nasrallah finally confirmed that he has survived the Israeli airstrike that saw 23 tons of ordnance dropped on what IDF intelligence believed was a Hizballah command bunker.

Nasrallah said, "I can confirm without exaggerating or using psychological warfare, that we have not been harmed." The IDF believed that much of Hizballah leadership was in the bunker at the time.

Nasrallah continued, "Hizballah has so far stood fast, absorbed the strike and has retaken the initiative and made the surprises that it had promised, and there are more surprises."

One thing that has been surprising thus far is the apparent silence of Hizballah's shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. The Bekaa Valley has been called by some the most heavily defended air corridor on the planet, with the mountainsides teeming with shoulder-fires SAMs.

Perhaps one of Nasrallah's surprises is the repositioning of those assets and their introduction in waves to the battlefield.

With that in mind, there is word now that an Israeli helicopter has gone down with the crew of two dead and no word yet on the cause.