Friday, 15 February 2008

Hezbollah - a global threat

The death of Imad Mughniyah at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night in Damascus has made headlines around the world. Hezbollah's chief of operations, Mugniyah was believed to have held ultimate responsibility for a huge range of terrorist attacks including the bombings of the US Embassy in Kenya and the 1992 bombing of a Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires and dozens of other attacks and kidnappings in Lebanon and elsewhere.

Imad Mughniyah was on the top wanted list of the FBI and was wanted by many other countries. His whereabouts were kept top secret by Hezbollah who afforded him the highest level of security.

Nasrallah has blamed Israel for his death, and has promised an Open War. In the meantime, Syria has arrested a number of Palestinians for their involvement in his death. Mughniyah was apparantly in Syria to meet with Hamas leaders. Could his assassination have been the result of infighting between these two groups?

Hezbollah has managed to get the sympathy of many Western Liberals and the left. Their actions are seen as driven by desperation in their struggle against Israel. What they do not see is that this is no liberation movement.

It is an organisation linked to Al Kaida intent on imposing a new World Order based on their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. It is an anti-democratic organisation that took control of much of Lebanon despite having only a small support base.

There is no question as to whether Hezbollah will attack. It is a question of when, how and where. It does not matter who was actually behind the assassination. Hezbollah will target Israel and the world's Jewish comunities regardless.

Will Israel and the West be ready?

1 comment:

Clive said...

Unfotunately, "Liberals" & "Leftists" are pretty blinkered when it comes to Israel.
Their world view is one based on knee-jerk anti-Israel and anti-americanism. Hense anyone opposed to either of these gets their automatic support.
On the Left their are a few exceptions. The Tony Blair brand of Labour have quitea realistic world view & the threat posed by Islamisist extremism.
However, Blair & co are demonised as the devil incarnate by liberals & many Leftists!