Hizbullah-affiliated Lebanese academic Sadek Al-Naboulsi warned the United States against using firepower against Hizbullah or the "resistance axis." Speaking on an October 18, 2023 show that aired on the Lebanese Al-Jadeed TV channel, he said that the UAVs used by Hizbullah to reach Israel's Karish gas field can reach the USS Gerald R. Ford. Al-Naboulsi said that the United States should remember what happened in the 1983 bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut. He added that the Islamic resistance has revived the hope that the Arabs can defeat "that entity that purports to be invincible." Al-Naboulsi, who is a professor of political science at the Lebanese University, Beirut, called upon all Arab countries, including those that have signed peace and normalization agreements with Israel, to join a "full-on all-out war with the Israeli enemy" and drive the Americans out of the region.
Sadek Al-Naboulsi: "The [Hizbullah] UAVs that reached the [Israeli] Karish gas field can reach the American Gerald Ford aircraft carrier. So they should not try to intimidate us. If you use your firepower against the Lebanese resistance or the resistance axis, you will be opening the gates and windows of Hell upon you. I say to the Americans: Remember what was done to you in Lebanon, and how you pulled out in a hurry."
Interviewer: "Are you hinting at the  bombing of the Marine barracks?"
Al-Naboulsi: "Absolutely. I'm not even hinting. The Palestinian and Lebanese resistance has revived the hope that the Arabs can regain the initiative, defeat that entity that purports to be invincible, and expel all the American forces from our region. Let me tell you something. The 'white smoke' indicating the resolution of our crises in this region cannot emerge without a full-on all-out war with the Israeli enemy.
"We should wage this war. Our nation should wage this war with all its power. The Egyptian people must not remain neutral, and the Jordanian people must not remain neutral. Even the people of the Gulf, where the rulers are considered to be half-gods, who obey the white god, dwelling in the [American] Black House... This 'god' should be defeated in our region."