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  • Hizbullah Official: Israel Is Closer Than Ever to Its Demise; We Are Capable of Entering the Galilee

    08/15/2016 9:37:40 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 8/8/16 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    In a TV interview, Lebanese cleric Hashem Safieddine, head of the Executive Council of Hizbullah, said that "Israel is closer than ever before to its demise" and warned that "the time for operations will come." When the interviewer asked whether Hizbullah was capable of entering the Galilee or "even further than the Galilee" with ground forces, Safieddine responded: "We have that capability. Of course." The interview aired on Mayadeen TV on August 8.
  • FBI dropped 2013 investigation into Orlando shooter--deciding his co-workers were anti-Muslim bigots

    06/14/2016 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    'Marginalized because of his Muslim faith' Brace yourself, because your blood’s about to boil. According to Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, the FBI performed a thorough 10-month investigation of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen. As Herridge reports, “He told his co-workers that he had family connections to Al Qaeda, that he was a member of a Shia terrorism organization, and that he hoped law enforcement would raid his home and assault his wife so that he could then retaliate and martyr himself.” Here’s the really bad part:
  • On the Brighter Side: Hezbollah Getting Hammered

    06/17/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Last fall, amid concerns that the Iran deal would result in a financial windfall for Iran’s proxy terror organization, Hezbollah, Congress passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. It mandated new, stringent sanctions against banks and other financial institutions doing business with Hezbollah.The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House, leaving President Obama little choice but to sign it into law on December 18.Though less in the spotlight recently than the Islamic State, Lebanese-based Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terror organization except al-Qaeda; has a vast global reach encompassing Europe, Africa, and Central and South...
  • Powell Plans 'Candid' Dialogue in Syria

    04/25/2003 10:21:38 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 2 replies · 160+ views
    AP ^ | April 25, 2003 | Barry Schweid
    Powell Plans 'Candid' Dialogue in Syria By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) says he plans to have a "good, strong, candid" dialogue with Syrian officials when he travels to Damascus. "We have issues with the Syrian government that I am going there to talk about," Powell said Thursday. He said they included support for terrorist organizations, development of weapons of mass destruction and a need to seal the border with Iraq (news - web sites) to stop former officials from taking refuge in Syria. "I will not hold back...
  • Nasrallah Threatens Haifa Ammonia Storage Facility: The Impact Will Be Like That of a Nuclear Bomb

    02/20/2016 9:49:43 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 46 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2/16/16 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    In a speech delivered on February 16, Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah threatened to attack the Haifa ammonia storage facility in the next war, causing destruction similar to that of a nuclear bomb. Nasrallah mentioned the so-called "Dahiya Doctrine," associated with Israeli Chief of General Staff Eizenkot. Nasrallah quoted an "Israeli expert," who said that such an attack would leave tens of thousands dead. "Several missiles launched from here together with the ammonia containers in Haifa," he said, “would lead to the same impact as a nuclear bomb." Nasrallah added that Hizbullah "does not want war," but must be ready for...
  • 1,500 Iranian fighters enter Syria under Russia's cover, reports say

    10/14/2015 7:08:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2015
    Iran has sent around 1,500 fighters to Syria over the past few days, a regional official and Syrian activists claim. The Iranian soldiers, bolstered by Russia’s airstrike campaign, are preparing for a grand offensive against militants in the northern Aleppo province, which would be announced in the coming days, the official told the AP. They’re also accompanied by a new wave of Hezbollah fighters. The soldiers were arriving at Damascus airport and transported to a military base in the coastal town of Latakia. The presence of Iranian troops could strengthen Russia's mission of empowering Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled government....
  • Iran Sends Bin Laden's Son To Lebanon

    08/14/2006 9:51:07 AM PDT · by Sabramerican · 17 replies · 698+ views
    Middle East Newsline ^ | 8/14/2006 | MENL
    IRAN SENDS BIN LADEN'S SON TO LEBANON ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Iran was said to have sent the son of Al Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden to Lebanon. Islamic sources said Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has released Bin Laden's son, Saad. The sources said IRGC released the 27-year-old Saad and sent him to organize cells in Lebanon. "We have been hearing reports that Saad is no longer under house arrest and is now in Syria waiting to enter Lebanon," a source said. The UAE-based Elaph news agency reported that Iran sent Saad to the Syrian-Lebanese border to build cells...
  • Obama Admin Will Not Reveal to Congress Number of Americans Killed By Iran

    09/18/2015 6:19:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration is declining to inform Congress about the number of American citizens and troops killed by Iran and its terror proxies, according to a document provided to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The administration was repeatedly asked by Congress to release figures describing how many Americans and Israelis have been killed by Iran’s military and terror activities since the country’s 1979 revolution. In a series of on-the-record responses obtained exclusively by the Free Beacon, and provided in written form to Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Kerry sidestepped the questions on all of the three separate...
  • The Incredibly Shrinking War on Terror

    08/23/2009 11:57:29 PM PDT · by · 4 replies · 499+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | FrontPage Magazine
    It is fitting that any president, especially the first (real) black president, celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as the Obama Justice Department did last month. The selection of an Arab as a prime speaker seems curious for many reasons, not least because Arabs are classified as “white.”  Eric Holder’s choice of James Zogby, a longtime apologist for Palestinian terrorism and dedicated foe of effective homeland security measures, to address the gathering seems to signal a deeper reality at the core of the Obama administration: its ever-shrinking conception of the War on Terror.Jim Zogby, the...
  • Benghazi Leads to Iran, Not Al Qaeda

    08/03/2013 1:24:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 146 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-3-2013 | Mark Langfan
    August 3, 2013 Benghazi Leads to Iran, Not Al Qaeda Mark Langfan ..... Why is Obama doing everything in the world to cover-up the truth in Benghazi? Why is Obama administering lie detector exams every few days to all the CIA operatives who were in Benghazi? Is it to cover-up the fact that Obama was running guns to the Syrian rebels? Why do that? Both the then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and then-CIA Director Petraeus were openly advocating arming the Syrian rebels. Is it such a big deal that the United States was secretly arming enemies of Iran's puppet Assad...
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • A Break in the Khobar Towers Case (NY Slimes is "suspicious" of timing of arrest)

    08/31/2015 5:19:58 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 28, 2015
    The 1996 terrorist attack on Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 United States airmen was among the defining events of America’s recent experience in the Middle East. But there has been no judicial accountability. With the reported arrest of the man accused of masterminding the crime, a resolution of the case may be closer. The truck bombing at the eight-story dormitory near the Dharan Air Base was the deadliest such attack on American forces since the 1983 bombing of the Marines’ barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American service members. In 2006, a federal court concluded that elements...
  • Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut

    08/27/2015 6:04:47 PM PDT · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 21 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 8/27/15 | Special to
    The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured, U.S. and Saudi officials said on Aug. 26. The arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, who was described by the FBI in 2001 as the leader of the armed wing of the Saudi Hizbullah group, was one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists. The arrest concluded a nearly two-decade manhunt.
  • Desperate for a victory in Syria, Assad looks to Hezbollah for a win

    05/09/2015 12:12:29 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    Al-Jazeerea ^ | May 8, 2015 | Nicholas Blanford
    Lebanon’s Hezbollah is on the verge of launching an offensive against Syrian rebel groups in the mountainous Qalamoun region straddling the Syria-Lebanon border, north of Damascus. But what was once seen as a relatively minor engagement in the broader Syrian conflict has taken on new significance. After military setbacks in the north and south of the country in the past six weeks, the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is desperate for a victory and is depending on his Shia Hezbollah allies to deliver it. Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies badly need to defeat — and to be seen...
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • Hard Times for Hezbollah

    01/31/2015 6:24:20 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 2, 2015 | Lee Smith
    Is Iran’s Lebanese client losing its grip? Last week Hezbollah buried one of its princes, Jihad Mughniyeh, the 22-year-old son of the late Imad Mughniyeh, a legendary Hezbollah commander implicated in such infamous operations as the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The assassination of the elder Mughniyeh in Damascus in 2008, typically attributed to Israel, is regarded as one of the organization’s most traumatic blows. However, some in the Shiite community here say that Israel’s January 18 strike on a three-car convoy in the Golan Heights near the Syrian town of Quneitra—which killed the younger Mughniyeh...
  • Syrian army tears through the south to sweep Iran and Hizballah up to Israel’s Golan doorstep

    02/11/2015 4:31:59 PM PST · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 11, 2015 | Debka
    The large-scale offensive the Syrian army launched in southern Syria Sunday, Feb. 8 – the broadest in that region in the nearly-four year conflict – heralded Act III of the Iranian-Hizballah drive for a position on Israel’s Golan border, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. Israel curtailed Act I on Jan 18 with an air strike which killed a dozen Iranian and Hizballah officers scooping out the Golan town of Quneitra for their new base. Among them were the commander of Iranian forces in Syria, Revolutionary Guards general Mohamad Ali Allah Dadi and a senior Hizballah officer Ali al-Tabtabani. This cut short...
  • Sinai Massacre – an Iranian-Hizballah-al Qaeda Co-production

    10/08/2004 4:46:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/08/4 | Debka Staff
    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report – Parts 1 and II on the morning after an terrorist bombing rampage at three idyllic Sinai desert resorts – with two dozen known dead and scores still missing – the first clues have been found to the identities of the hands behind the massacre and their targets. DEBKAfile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources report that the explosives used to tear away the entire frontage of the Taba Hilton and hit the Nueiba oasis campside further south on the Red Sea coast were of Iranian manufacture; the same make as the bombs used in the 1996 Khobar Towers...
  • Hizbullah leader sees Islamic State as growing ‘monster’

    08/15/2014 7:06:19 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    The leader of Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah described the radical Islamist movement that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria as a growing “monster” that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group has been helping Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad fight a Sunni Islamist-dominated insurgency, said Islamic State could easily recruit in other areas where its hardline ideology exists. “Wherever there are followers of the ideology there is ground for [Islamic State], and this exists in Jordan, in Saudi Arabia, in Kuwait, and the Gulf states,” Nasrallah said in an interview with the...
  • LA Gang Members Join the Fray in Syria – Fighting Alongside Regime (Video)

    03/02/2014 11:12:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Los Angeles gang members have joined the fray in Syria. The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces.</p> <p>MEMRI posted the transcript.</p> <p>A video-clip recently posted on the Internet shows two Armenian Power gang members from Los Angeles fighting in Syria. One of them, Wino Ayee Peeyakan, also posted a picture of himself in Hizbullah garb on his Facebook page.</p>
  • Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide

    03/05/2014 12:33:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Mar 4, 2014 10:00am
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • American-Murdering Hezbollah Terrorist, “Signals Insincerity” Behind Tehran’s Latest Moves

    01/14/2014 1:10:28 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 5 replies ^ | 1/14/14 | staff
    Reuters this evening published photos taken earlier today showing “Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif… lay[ing] a wreath at the grave of assassinated Hezbollah military commander” Imad Mughniyeh, a terrorist who was killed in 2008 after having spent literally decades killing Americans and others on behalf of his paymasters in Tehran. Celebrating a mass-murdering terrorist is a bad choice for any Foreign Minister, but the decision by Tehran’s top diplomat to so brazenly honor a terrorist like Mughniyeh, who killed hundreds of Americans, within hours of inking an agreement with the US and members of the P5+1 sends a very...
  • Iran's leader laying wreath at Hezbollah memorial = Japan's PM laying wreath at "Tojo" Shrine?

    01/15/2014 12:16:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why does the U.S. media not see an equivalence? Some Japanese PM's, unlike Abe, wouldn't go near that Yasakuni "Tojo" shrine. Which of the two "shrines" is more reprehensible? Didn't the Hezbollah leader kill American's? Didn't Tojo, a war criminal, also kill Americans? Boycott both "shrines" IMHO...
  • Report: Hezbollah Terrorists Roam the World on Foreign Passports

    12/26/2013 12:25:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/26/2013, 2:11 PM | David Lev
    A report in a Kuwaiti newspaper Thursday said that Hezbollah terrorists are traveling the world freely, seeking opportunities to carry out terror attacks against Israelis and Jews—using passports issued in Australia, Canada, and a variety of European countries. Quoting a Western intelligence source, the report said that Hezbollah has already used these passports to try and carry out terror attacks in places like Azerbaijan, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece. …
  • Iran Is Cultivating Closer Ties with Anti-American Countries in Our Hemisphere

    01/20/2014 1:09:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 19, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    ...It is said that wherever Iran goes, Hezbollah is not far behind.”...Iran continues to actively cultivate ties among its allies in Latin America, including Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia, a policy that some have warned could bring terrorism closer to U.S. borders. Iranian media has been filled with reports over the past week touting the ten-day visit to Latin America by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi. In Havana on Thursday, senior Cuban officials praised Iran and expressed interest in further strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla said his...
  • AP captures Hezbollah setting up Photo Shoot for Reuters [Staging the Fauxtos]

    08/11/2006 11:47:13 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 230 replies · 26,702+ views
    1) Man arrives with suitcase full of American toys and dismantles doll in pink dress. (AP) 2) Man carries dismantled doll, minnie mouse and teletubbie for placing in dramatic poses. (Reuters) 3) Fauxtographer takes pictures when props are in position.(Reuters)
  • Lebanese sniper kills IDF soldier near border

    12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies ^ | 12/15/13
    A Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier near the border fence near Rosh Hanikra on Sunday night. An initial IDF assessment, based on data from lookout positions on the border, found shots were fired by a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone. Six to seven shots were fired at the IDF soldier who was standing on a road adjacent to the electronic border fence with Lebanon.
  • Obama ‘taking Iran’s side’ on damages from ’83 bombing that killed 241 Marines

    02/02/2012 11:25:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 45 replies
    WorldTribune ^ | 31 January 2012 | Admin
    President Barack Obama, in a bid to reconcile with the Teheran regime, has blocked legislation that would hold Iran accountable for the Hizbullah bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines in 1983.
  • Expert: Syria’s Supersonic Yakhont and Iskandar Missiles Deterring US Naval Attack

    08/27/2013 3:52:58 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 61 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | 08/28/13 | Fars
    “The supersonic and long-range anti-ship Yakhont missiles of the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah (resistance movement) are serious deterrents to a US naval attack by its warships in the Mediterranean Sea,” Dr. Mostafa Zahra, a military analyst and strategic studies expert, told FNA on Monday. He said that Syria’s Iskandar high-precision ballistic missiles and its anti-ship Scud missiles will also target the US warships in case of a US naval invasion of Syria, reminding that the American military vessels are not equipped with any weapons system to intercept or divert the Syrian anti-ship missiles. The P-800 Oniks, also known...
  • Olmert: Syrian peace overtures not genuine

    12/20/2006 5:34:16 AM PST · by Alouette · 3 replies · 259+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 20, 2006 | Ronny Sofer
    Olmert: Syrian peace overtures not genuine PM Olmert says Israel is for making peace with all its neighbors, describes Assad's peace overtures as false pretenses Ronny Sofer Latest Update: 12.20.06, 15:16 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert renewed his opposition to peace talks with Syria , describing recent peace overtures by Syrian President Bashar Assad as false pretenses. "Syria continues to support terror in Iraq, is collaborating with the Iranian President and is sparing no effort to topple the government of (Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad) Siniora," Olmert said during a joint press conference with his Norwegian counterpart Jens Stoltenberg in Jerusalem. "We...
  • Hezbollah leader slams Israel in rare public speech

    08/02/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Friday, August 2, 2013 | (see note below)
    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah emerged from hiding on Friday to deliver his first major speech in years, addressing a rally in his southern Beirut stronghold in support of the Palestinian conflict against Israel. "Israel poses a danger on all people of this region...including Lebanon, and removing it is a Lebanese national interest," Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters in his half-hour speech. The charismatic Shi'ite cleric has lived mainly in the shadows, fearing assassination, since Hezbollah fought an inconclusive month-long war with Israel in 2006... Hezbollah emerged in the 1980s as the most prominent Lebanese faction fighting Israel's occupation of...
  • ...No Distinction Between Hizbullah's Political And Military Arms

    07/28/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 24/7/13
    Bookmark and Share Text Size July 24, 2013 Special Dispatch No.5374 Senior Hizbullah Officials And Associates: There Is No Distinction Between Hizbullah's Political And Military Arms Following the July 22, 2013 decision by the foreign ministers of the European Union to include Hizbullah's military arm on the E.U.'s list of terrorist organizations, Hizbullah released a communiqué condemning the decision and attacking E.U. policy. The communiqué stated: "This is an aggressive and oppressive decision that is base neither on justifications nor on evidence. The E.U. countries' submission to American and Zionist pressures, and their complete obedience to the White House's dictates...
  • Report: Israel Bombs Another Syrian Weapons Convoy

    07/28/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hizbullah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources. The sources, were cited Sunday by Voice of Israel radio's Arabic-language service, which was quoted by i24 News. The Friday night bombing reportedly targeted a Syrian military base near the town of Quneitra, not far from the Golan Heights cease-fire line. This was the fifth known Israeli attack this year on Syrian weapons bound for Hizbullah. Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad reportedly wants to send the weapons to Hizbullah for safekeeping, out of fears they will fall into the hands of...
  • Hizbullah Paid $100K for Bulgaria Attack

    07/26/2013 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 7/26/2013, 8:50 PM | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah’s armed wing wired almost $100,000 (€75,000) to two men wanted over a bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, a local newspaper reported Friday, according to the AFP news agency. According to the 24 Hours daily, the money was to help organize the blast at Burgas airport on the Black Sea on July 18, 2012, and to carry out reconnaissance in other countries. The attack on the tourist bus also killed the vehicle’s Bulgarian driver—a Muslim—and left 35 people injured. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis abroad since 2004. Israel immediately blamed Hizbullah for...
  • Lebanon Demands EU Keep Hizbullah Off Terror List

    07/19/2013 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/7/13
    Lebanon on Thursday demanded that the European Union keep Hizbullah off its list of terror organizations. Hizbullah, the Lebanese government said in a letter to the EU, “is an essential component of Lebanese society.” In a statement from the government, Lebanon said that if the EU did put the group on the the terror list, it would be doing it without proof that Hizbullah was actually a terror group, and that the decision was unfair. The request came almost to the day of the one year anniversary of the bombing of a resort in Nurgas, Bulgaria, targeting Israeli tourists. Iran...
  • Rebels: Assad Transferred Chemical Weapons to Hizbullah

    07/18/2013 8:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/19/2013, 5:46 AM | Elad Benari
    Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad recently transferred two shipments of chemical weapons to Lebanon-based Hizbullah, the Syrian rebels are claiming. Fahad al Masri, a spokesman for the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, told the Lebanese news website El Nashra on Thursday that “the Syrian regime managed to deliver shipments of chemical weapons to Hizbullah.” He added that the weapons were delivered from an area near the capital Damascus and arrived in Lebanon sometime in the past several weeks. The transfer of the weapons, al Masri told El Nashra, was coordinated by Syria and Iran. …
  • Ashton Proposal: Blacklist Only Hizbullah's 'Military Wing'

    07/17/2013 10:22:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/13 | Elad Benari
    The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, is working on an initiative that would blacklist Hizbullah’s so-called “military wing” while leaving the EU open to talking with its political faction, EU diplomats said on Wednesday. EU ambassadors are set to discuss on Thursday the issue of adding Hizbullah to its list of terrorist groups. Counter-terrorist experts from the bloc's 28 member states twice failed last month to reach a unanimous decision to blacklist the Lebanese Shiite group. Two EU diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday that the proposal by Ashton suggests including a statement the EU "should continue dialogue with...
  • Treasury Targets Major Money Laundering Network Operating Out of Colombia

    07/10/2013 1:56:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Treasury Targets Major Money Laundering Network Operating Out of Colombia 7/9/2013 Trade Based Money Laundering Network Supported Narcotics Traffickers Ayman Joumaa and Evaristo Linares Castillo WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of Colombian nationals Isaac Perez Guberek Ravinovicz and his son, Henry Guberek Grimberg, as well as 29 other individuals and entities, including companies located in Colombia, Panama, and Israel, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs). These 31 individuals and entities together form a money laundering network responsible for laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in...
  • Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case

    06/28/2013 3:02:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Jun 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm | by Abha Shankar
    "Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case" SNIPPET: "The Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank ("LCB") will pay $102 million as part of a settlement reached this week with federal prosecutors. The LCB was accused in a December 2011 complaint of funneling money to the Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah as part of a global money-laundering scheme. The "settlement shows that banks laundering money for terrorists and narco-traffickers will face consequences for their actions, wherever they may be located. This type of money laundering network fuels the operations of both terrorists and drug traffickers, and will continue to use...
  • Newspaper in Russia Calls “Weak Obama” Ruler of Sodom & Gomorrah

    Obama promised to “reset” the U.S. relationship with Russia, and he succeeded: Russia went from disliking, but respecting, America and President Bush, to loathing, and looking down upon, America and, especially, her president. The photograph of Obama and Russian President Putin sitting side-by-side radiating hatred spells it all out. One of the reasons given for Putin’s hostility, in addition to Obama’s decision to aid Syria’s Al Qaeda rebels, while Russia is aiding Bashar al Assad’s Iranian and Hezbollah fighters, is Edward Snowden’s revelation that the US is spying on Russia. That, of course, is ridiculous. The US has been spying...
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • U.S. Ties Iran to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy (DC bomb plot)

    10/11/2011 2:15:50 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/2011 | EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities said Tuesday they had charged two men in an Iranian-directed plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. The alleged assassination plot would represent an escalation in the confrontation between mostly Shiite Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia, two longtime Middle East rivals. The charges are also a rare instance of Washington accusing Iranian groups of fomenting terrorism on U.S. soil. Elements of the Iranian government were ready to spend $1.5 million to hire what they believed was a drug-cartel hit squad from Mexico, said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Prosecutors filed several criminal charges against...
  • Video: Rebels Target Hizbullah

    05/29/2013 12:28:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/13
    Several people were injured on Tuesday in two cross-border rocket attacks in the northeastern town of Hermel, the state-run National News Agency reported. A total of seven rockets landed in Hermel and its outskirts a day after a girl was killed in a similar incident. In the first attack, two rockets hit the Hermel area. "One of them hit a residential neighborhood in the center of the town while the other hit the hills facing the town," NNA said. Later, the agency said a third rocket hit the Hermel region, leaving several people lightly wounded. At 4:15 p.m., two more...
  • Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

    05/28/2013 5:16:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran Actions Target Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities 5/23/2013     WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation networks and Iran’s continued attempts to circumvent sanctions. These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Iran’s clandestine nuclear and weapons programs. These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and exposing key proliferation related networks that span the...
  • Alleged member of Hezbollah arrested here

    05/24/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    My SA ^ | 5/24/13 | Guillermo Contreras, Staff Writer
    The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges that he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position. Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment on Tuesday. “He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure...

    05/12/2008 5:05:23 PM PDT · by StatenIsland · 17 replies · 68+ views
    Right Wing Nut House ^ | 5/12/08 | Rick Moran
    If you haven’t read Barack Obama’s mealy mouthed, pusillanimous statement on the crisis in Lebanon, I would suggest you read it with the fact uppermost in your mind that this is the man who may very well have the responsibility of preventing Iran from achieving its hegemonic aims in the Middle East. Hezbollah’s power grab in Beirut has once more plunged that city into violence and chaos. This effort to undermine Lebanon’s elected government needs to stop, and all those who have influence with Hezbollah must press them to stand down immediately. It’s time to engage in diplomatic efforts to...
  • Militants in Syria receive 35-ton Saudi arms cargo: Top cmdr.

    05/24/2013 8:53:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    PressTV (Iranian propaganda) ^ | Thursday, May 23, 2013 | MP/KA/HMV
    The top commander of foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government says the militants have received a 35-ton arms shipment from Saudi Arabia. Brigadier General Salim Idris, the chief of staff of the so-called Free Syrian Army, said on Thursday that the consignment will help armed men in their battles against the Syrian Army. He added, however, that the munitions are not advanced and sophisticated enough to enable the militants defeat Syrian government forces. The general noted, in particular, that the weapons will not be able to overpower tanks and planes in the strategic town of al-Qusayr, which is situated...
  • Syria, Israel exchange fire on Golan Heights

    05/21/2013 9:33:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Reuters) ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 12:09pm EDT | Reuters)
    ... Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, said the Israeli army vehicle had been patrolling on the Israeli side of a border fence when it came under repeated fire. "They fire on it once. They fire on it twice. They fire on it a third time, from a clear Syrian position," he said in a speech. "One time, okay. Two times, okay. Three times, too many. The position was destroyed."
  • Senior Hizbullah Official Killed in Syria Fighting

    05/19/2013 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/13 | Elad Benari
    A senior Hizbullah terrorist was among 20 members of the group who were killed in intense fighting in Syria on Sunday, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the Hizbullah terrorists were killed in the Syrian town of Qusayr, following clashes between Syrian rebels and regime forces who attempted to enter the town earlier in the day. Sources also told Al Arabiya that dozens of Hizbullah members were wounded during the fight and had been taken to hospitals in Beirut, Lebanon for treatment. .....