“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.” ~Winston Churchill, from his 1899 book, The River War
This week, the European Union agreed to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on its terrorism blacklist. OK, but there’s only one problem: There is NO distinctive armed wing of Hezbollah … it’s ALL armed and ALL terrorist. Their so-called divisions are staged for the West.
Sadly, leaders in the West are as naive (or craven) as this Jihadist group thinks they are.
Now for a little history on Hezbollah:
— Known as the “Party of God”, it’s a radical (devout) Muslim Shia group.
— Formed in 1982 in response to Israel’s ousting of Arafat’s PLO’s terrorizing the Arab people of Southern Lebanon, after the PLO was expelled from Jordan by King Hussein.
— Their goal is to establish an Islamic government across the Arab World, as per the Shia brand of Islam.
— They see America as :”The Great Satan” and Israel as “The Little Satan” and they are determined to destroy both … as exhibited by their mantra: “Death To America”, “Death To Israel.” And as was exhibited by their murder of 241 US Marines in Beirut in 1983 … as the Marines (who were there as peacekeepers) slept.
— They are financially supported by Iran and Syria. Iran is believed to subsidize Hezbollah annually with $200 million, while Syria is seen to provide mainly military assistance by storing the group’s heavy weapons in Syrian depots, or embedding and training Hezbollah fighters within the Syrian military during the occupation of Lebanon (HenryJackson Society.org)
— They were trained by Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards group, the Al-Quds.
— Hezbollah is an active participant in Lebanese politics. In 1992, it participated in elections for the first time, winning 12 out of 128 seats in parliament. It won 10 seats in 1996, and 8 in 2000. In the general election of 2005, it won 23 seats nationwide. An alliance between Amal and Hezbollah won all 23 seats in Southern Lebanon (Jewishvirtuallibrary. org)