- Homepage: http://www.hizbollah.org/
February 2013: "Mr. Yaacoub’s testimony offered unaccustomed insights from an active Hezbollah member into the militant group’s secret operations. But it carried potentially greater significance for the European Union, which has thus far resisted following Washington’s lead in declaring the group a terrorist organization. Experts say that a conviction here would substantially raise the pressure on the bloc for such a designation."http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/world/europe/in-cyprus-trial-man-says-hezbollah-scouted-israeli-targets-in-europe.html
April 2012: "My ambitions are benign and targeted solely at getting the world’s attention, but others with more violent aims are way ahead of me. Hizbullah flew four drones in its last war with Israel. And UAVs are perfect for the distribution of germ warfare. While a ballistic missile would destroy 90 percent of the anthrax in its warhead upon impact, virtually all would survive to do untold damage if gently delivered by drone."http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/28/buy-your-own-drone-now-only-300-online.html
December 2011: "At the same time, the investigation that led the United States to the bank, the Lebanese Canadian Bank, provides new insights into the murky sources of Hezbollah’s money. While law enforcement agencies around the world have long believed that Hezbollah is a passive beneficiary of contributions from loyalists abroad involved in drug trafficking and a grab bag of other criminal enterprises, intelligence from several countries points to the direct involvement of high-level Hezbollah officials in the South American cocaine trade."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/world/middleeast/beirut-bank-seen-as-a-hub-of-hezbollahs-financing.html
January 2011: "That deal is at the crux of his demise. He and Hezbollah, along with their allies, were negotiating a compromise on the tribunal, whose indictments are expected to be issued within two months. Hezbollah has denounced the tribunal as a tool of the United States and Israel and demanded that the Lebanese government end its cooperation."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/world/middleeast/26lebanon.html
January 2011: "Hezbollah and its allies acted on longstanding threats Wednesday to bring down Lebanon’s national unity government in a dispute over a United Nations-backed tribunal, which is expected to indict Hezbollah members in the assassination of a former prime minister, Rafik Hariri."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/world/middleeast/14lebanon.html
November 2010: '¶ Arms deliveries to militants: Cables describe the United States’ failing struggle to prevent Syria from supplying arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon, which has amassed a huge stockpile since its 2006 war with Israel. One week after President Bashar al-Assad promised a top State Department official that he would not send “new” arms to Hezbollah, the United States complained that it had information that Syria was providing increasingly sophisticated weapons to the group.'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/29cables.html
July 2010: 'On July 7, CNN fired its senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr, after she published a Twitter message saying, “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah,” one of the most prominent Lebanese Shiite spiritual leaders who was involved in the founding of the Hezbollah militia. Nasr described him as “one of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/opinion/18friedman.html
July 2008: "Moreover, the inherent disparity of the deal has sparked concerns that it will embolden Hezbollah, Hamas, and other foes of Israel to kidnap soldiers and civilians, knowing that they can extract large concessions. Israel agreed to receive the soldiers dead or alive in exchange for the remains of 200 Lebanese as well as the release of five Lebanese prisoners, including Samir Kuntar, who was convicted of murdering an Israeli father and child in Nahariya nearly 30 years ago."http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0717/p01s01-wome.html
June 2008: "JERUSALEM, June 29 -- Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved a rare prisoner swap with the Shiite militia Hezbollah, agreeing to free a convicted murderer and others in exchange for two Israeli soldiers who are believed to be dead."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/29/AR2008062900411.html
June 2008: "Hezbollah, which considers the disputed piece of land to be Lebanese, gained decisive new powers within Lebanon’s government in a political agreement reached last month, making it even less likely that pro-Western forces within Lebanon could push for an agreement on the land."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/world/middleeast/19lebanon.html
October 2007: With the Islamist group Hezbollah having brought Lebanese politics to a standstill, the country’s once-dominant Christian community feels under siege and has begun re-establishing militias, training in the hills and stockpiling weapons.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/06/world/middleeast/06christians.html
January 2007: The war started after Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel, killing and capturing Israeli soldiers. After Israel responded, Hezbollah fired thousands of weapons on Israeli population centers from its bases in south Lebanon, frequently from civilian areas.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/29/AR2007012900510.html
January 2007: BEIRUT, Jan. 23 -- The Hezbollah-led opposition cut roads in Beirut and across Lebanon with burning tires, uprooted trees, incinerated cars and barricades to enforce a strike Tuesday aimed at toppling the government, paralyzing the country and embarrassing Lebanese officials ahead of an international aid conference. Clashes erupted along the country's crisis fault lines, leaving at least three people dead and scores injured in the worst violence since the protests began in December.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/23/AR2007012300136.html
December 2006: Today, in power and influence, Hezbollah has eclipsed its rival, the Amal movement of Parliament speaker Nabih Berri. Its social infrastructure of schools, hospitals and orphanages sprawls across the south; it prides itself on incorruptibility. And with its ascent are a culture and language steeped in the resistance to Israel it celebrates, along with an arsenal that, while many Shiites are reluctant to state it publicly, delivers the community confidence.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/09/AR2006120900931.html
December 2006: JERUSALEM, Dec. 4 — Israel’s military, which has been accused of abuses in its war against Hezbollah this summer, has declassified photographs, video images and prisoner interrogations to buttress its accusation that Hezbollah systematically fired from civilian neighborhoods in southern Lebanon and took cover in those areas to shield itself from attack.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/world/middleeast/05mideast.html
August 2006: What do a small south Texas cable company, a suburban Virginia cable provider and Web-hosting servers in Delhi, Montreal, Brooklyn and New Jersey have in common? Since fighting broke out in Lebanon, they all have had their communications portals hijacked by Hizballah. Hackers from the militant Lebanese group are trolling the Internet for vulnerable sites to communicate with one another and to broadcast messages from Al-Manar television, which is banned in the U.S. In the cyberterrorism trade it is known as 'whack-a-mole' — just like the old carnival game, Hizballah sites pop up, get whacked down and then pop up again somewhere else on the World Wide Web.http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1224273,00.html
August 2006: CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 7 -- U.S. diplomatic efforts to end the hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah stalled Monday amid growing divisions over terms to end the conflict. President Bush called for swift passage of a U.N. resolution, but Lebanon won Arab League support for major revisions to expedite a cease-fire and withdrawal of Israeli forces.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/05/AR2006080500533.html
July 2006: It is possible for an enemy to attack Israeli military targets without inflicting 'collateral damage' on its civilian population. Hezbollah, and Hamas by contrast, deliberately operate military wings out of densely populated areas...If Israel decides not to go after them for fear of harming civilians, the terrorists win by continuing to have free rein in attacking civilians with rockets. If Israel does attack, and causes civilian casualties, the terrorists win a propaganda victory:http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB115326519401110452.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Opponent (past or present) International Independent Investigation Commission Organization Jan 14, 2011 Research/Analysis Subject Matthew Levitt Ph.D. Person Feb 21, 2013 Supporter of (past or present) Prime Minister Najib Miqati Person Jan 26, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Hasan Nasrallah Person May 24, 2005
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QUOTE: less than two weeks after he was taken into custody, a bomb blew up alongside a bus at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, killing five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver — an attack similar to the one he seemed to be planning, experts say, and one that the Bulgarian authorities later tied to Hezbollah.....significance for the European Union, which has thus far resisted following Washington’s lead in declaring the group a terrorist organization.
New York Times Apr 28, 2012 Buy Your Own Drone! Now Only $300 Online: We don’t need to imagine the future anymore.... In the dystopian reality of 2012, the drone can ruin your life in ways you never imagined.
QUOTE: independent data suggest that U.S. drones have killed hundreds of women and children. That should be no surprise, since the CIA is using the same forms of intelligence that landed 779 people in Guantánamo Bay, more than 80 percent of whom were subsequently shown not to be terrible terrorists. The intel the agency relies on is purchased by offering bounties to people who would sell their own grandmothers for half the price.
The Daily Beast Dec 13, 2011 Beirut Bank Seen as a Hub of Hezbollah’s Financing
QUOTE: an intricate global money-laundering apparatus that, with the bank as its hub, appeared to let Hezbollah move huge sums of money into the legitimate financial system, despite sanctions aimed at cutting off its economic lifeblood....While law enforcement agencies around the world have long believed that Hezbollah is a passive beneficiary of contributions from loyalists abroad involved in drug trafficking and a grab bag of other criminal enterprises, intelligence from several countries points to the direct involvement of high-level Hezbollah officials in the South American cocaine trade.
New York Times Jun 13, 2011 Activists cry foul over FBI probe
QUOTE: The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers....The apparent targets, all vocal and visible critics of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South America, deny any ties to terrorism. They say the government, using its post-9/11 focus on terrorism as a pretext, is targeting them for their political views.
Washington Post Jan 25, 2011 Ousted Lebanese Leader Swallows Rivals’ Bitter Pill
QUOTE: Betrayed, he called himself after the choice of Hezbollah, Najib Miqati, was named as the prime minister designate on Tuesday. A victim of his own lies, say his foes, who engineered his ouster by bringing down his government this month. Perhaps it was both, in a place one politician called “a chemical equation, not a country.”
New York Times Jan 13, 2011 For Hezbollah, Claiming Victory Could Be Costly
QUOTE: Hezbollah and its allies acted on longstanding threats Wednesday to bring down Lebanon’s national unity government in a dispute over a United Nations-backed tribunal, which is expected to indict Hezbollah members in the assassination of a former prime minister, Rafik Hariri.
New York Times Nov 28, 2010 Leaked Cables Offer Raw Look at U.S. Diplomacy
QUOTE: A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.
New York Times Jul 16, 2010 Can We Talk?
QUOTE: On July 7, CNN fired its senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr, after she published a Twitter message saying, “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah,” one of the most prominent Lebanese Shiite spiritual leaders who was involved in the founding of the Hezbollah militia.
New York Times Oct 19, 2009 Rights Watchdog, Lost in the Mideast (Op-Ed Contributor)
QUOTE: Human Rights Watch had as its original mission to pry open closed societies, advocate basic freedoms and support dissenters. But recently it has been issuing reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict that are helping those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state.
New York Times Aug 06, 2009 Tomgram: John Feffer, Their Martyrs and Our Heroes
QUOTE: Given the plethora of suicide missions in the Western tradition, it should be difficult to argue that the tactic is unique to Islam or to fundamentalists.
TomDispatch Jul 23, 2009 How to stay in charge: A special report on the Arab world
QUOTE: director of the Almishkat Centre for Research and Training in Cairo, Mr Fergany is no less furious with the Arab regimes, which he accuses of doing everything in their power to obstruct democracy and social justice. In most Arab countries, he says, the political order is oppressive and democracy a sham, a hollow system incapable of accommodating the vitality of the people.
Economist Dec 28, 2008 Israeli Attacks in Gaza Strip Continue for Second Day
QUOTE: Israeli airstrikes against Hamas facilities in Gaza continued for a second day on Sunday and the death toll rose to more than 280....A military operation had been forecast and demanded by Israeli officials for weeks, ever since a rocky cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fully collapsed a week ago, leading again to rocket attacks in large numbers against Israel and isolated Israeli operations here.
New York Times Jul 17, 2008 Israelis Uneasy Over Prisoner Release: Critics say the deal, which they see as lopsided, could embolden Hezbollah.
QUOTE: "Anyone that kidnaps an Israeli will now know that Israel is willing to pay an extremely high price, totally out of proportion with what the other side will pay"
Christian Science Monitor Jun 30, 2008 Israel to Free Prisoners: Swap With Hezbollah Involves Abducted Soldiers
QUOTE: Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved a rare prisoner swap with the Shiite militia Hezbollah, agreeing to free a convicted murderer and others in exchange for two Israeli soldiers who are believed to be dead.
Washington Post Jun 19, 2008 Israel Open to Deal With Lebanon on Disputed Land
QUOTE: Israel offered on Wednesday to start direct peace talks with Lebanon, saying all issues would be negotiable including a tiny piece of Israeli-held land on the countries’ border that Israel has long argued does not belong to Lebanon but that the Lebanese say is theirs....However, in the past the Lebanese government has consistently opposed negotiations with Israel, saying the Israelis must first return the disputed piece of land.
New York Times Jun 02, 2008 Hezbollah Hands Over Purported Israeli Remains
QUOTE: Hezbollah, the militant Shiite group based in Lebanon, transferred the remains in a coffinlike container across the Lebanon-Israel border via intermediaries with the International Committee of the Red Cross. At the same time, Israel sent back across the border a Lebanese civilian, Nissim Nasser, 41, who had completed a six-year prison term in Israel for spying for Hezbollah.
New York Times Jun 02, 2008 McCain Attacks Obama as Too Easy on Iran
QUOTE: As the bitter Democratic nomination battle continued to be bogged down in rancorous maneuverings to the very end, Senator John McCain honed his national security message before Jewish-American leaders, charging on Monday that Senator Barack Obama’s policies toward Iraq and Iran would create chaos and endanger the United States and Israel.
New York Times Oct 22, 2007 Sidebar: Say What You Like, Just Don’t Say It Here
QUOTE: The government’s actions in these cases are reminiscent, civil liberties groups say, of another era. For about four decades that coincided roughly with the cold war, the United States routinely barred intellectuals and literary figures from visiting here based on their political views. Graham Greene, Gabriel García Márquez and Doris Lessing were all excluded.
New York Times Oct 06, 2007 Christian Split in Lebanon Raises Specter of Civil War
QUOTE: Christian youth are signing up for militant factions in the greatest numbers since the end of the civil war, spray painting nationalist symbols on walls and tattooing them on their skin, and proclaiming their willingness to fight in a new civil war — in particular, against fellow Christians.
New York Times Jun 05, 2007 The Worlds Gravest Terrorist Threat: It isn’t Islamophobia that’s keeping Muslim nations down.
QUOTE: Thirty-eight years after the [OIC] organization’s founding, a large number of Muslims suffer still from oppression, poverty, illiteracy, genocide, and locally bred terrorism. The principals most responsible for perpetuating these conditions are an assortment of authoritarian rulers and Islamic extremists.
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