For some eleven weeks now, Hezbollah and the IDF have been embroiled in a limited war of attrition along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Rockets, anti-tank missiles, mortar shells and UAV’s have been flying from north to south while fighter planes, helicopters, artillery and tanks have been returning fire in the opposite direction. Hezbollah’s casualties, together with their affiliated Palestinian terrorists, outnumber Israel’s casualties ten to one. But with the danger of escalation into a full-scale war, Israeli officials have stepped up the volume and the severity of their threats to turn Beirut into a devastated copy of ruined Gaza. Are these warnings effective, and will Hassan Nasrallah be deterred, even if his Iranian masters direct him to escalate further?