“I’ll take them out to lunch in Beirut and pay the bill. I daresay that could be regarded as a financial contribution to Hezbollah, and that would make me a ‘terrorist,’ too.”
[ Ed. note – In the article below, Sharmine Narwani explodes many of the myths about Hezbollah being a “terrorist” organization that supposedly threatens America. Hezbollah has troops in Syria that are fighting alongside the Syrian Arab Army in the fight against ISIS. As such, they, like Russia and like Iran, have helped thwart US and Israeli ambitions in Syria. And this is the real objection. The only “threat” Hezbollah poses is to ISIS terrorists…and also to Israeli soldiers should Israel decide to invade Lebanon once again, which of course it is constantly hinting at doing. ]
[ Ed. note – Sadly, he’s probably right. ]
The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah says the United States does not want Daesh Takfiri group to be destroyed and is providing Takfiri terrorists with assistance through its bases in Syria.
[ Ed. note – Battle lines are being drawn in the Middle East, where an alliance between Christians and Shiite Muslims has been building for a while. This is certainly true in Lebanon where the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah are allied with one another. The FPM is a political party founded by Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian who became Lebanon’s president in October of last year. ]
RT has aired an interview with Sheik Naim Qassem, a major figure inside Hezbollah. Qassem was a founding member of the resistance group and has served as its deputy secretary general since 1991. He is also author of the book, Hizbullah: The Story from Within, published in 2004.
[ Ed. note – Syria seems to be on the threshold of a final and decisive victory over ISIS. With six years worth of effort and more than a billion dollars spent in the quest to topple Bashar Assad, the regime-changers finally seem to be throwing in the towel. Israel, of course, is none too happy with the current turn of events.
[ Ed. note – This is a major victory for Hezbollah. The last Al-Nusra stronghold in Lebanon, in the Arsal Mountains on the border with Syria, has been cleared of terrorists. In addition to the RT report above, I am also posting a Hezbollah statement expressing solidarity with Christians and paying tribute to Father Jaques Hamel, a French priest murdered by ISIS terrorists one year ago.
Christians all over the world should be grateful to Hezbollah for its defense of Christians in the Middle East. To the brave fighters of Hezbollah: we thank you. ]
“The victory in Mosul is major. It’s as clear as the sun that the Obama administration established ISIS, and there is proof of this within the American government.”
The above quote from Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is taken from an Israeli website here. The report concerns a speech Nasrallah gave on Tuesday in which he praised Iraqi forces for their liberation of the city of Mosul. You can read more about the speech at Al Manar and at Press TV (h/t summitflyer).