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Hizballah Increasing Missile Capability; Military Exercises Reported PDF Print E-mail
Written by W. Thomas Smith, Jr.   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008

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Hizballah – the Lebanon-based Shia terrorist army – has increased its missile capability “three-fold” since the summer 2006 war with Israel according to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak (as reported today in Naharnet and al-Hayat).

“Hizballah owns 42,000 missiles vs. 14,000 prior to the conflict,” Barak reportedly said, adding, “conformity between the Lebanese state and Hizballah, will subject Lebanon and its infrastructure to a much heavier strike than the past, in case confrontation erupts.”

An unfortunate reality for the Lebanese people, particularly the pro-democracy majority in that country which has struggled almost to no avail against the increasing power and influence of Hizballah (the Iranian-Syrian supported group continues to gain strategic power and political leverage through physical force – real and threatened – corrupt politicians, and the infiltration and coercion of some Lebanese and foreign media.).

Naharnet adds: “al-Arabiya stated earlier that Hizballah trained its elements on rapid deployment north and south of the Litani River without arms at mountain regions.”

Though not yet verified beyond open sources, Hizballah military exercises north and south of the Litani would not surprise me in the least.

We’ve been reporting this kind of activity for well-over a year (despite vigorous attempts to stop us), and our reports have time-and-again been verified by independent non-media sources, international counterterrorism experts, and – in the worst cases – when the exact predictions stemming from our reports were realized through the bloody offensive operations of Hizballah (as we saw in the attacks of May 2008).

Unfortunately, America and the West continues to put its head in the sand regarding our crucial Lebanese front in the broader war on terror.

Meanwhile, America continues to send $ millions in military aid to the Lebanese army and national police. We know where that money originates – the American taxpayer. Where it ends up is not quite as clear.

What we do know is that illegitimate Hizballah has become an inextricable component – a “resistance” corps if you will – of the legitimate Lebanese army. An estimated one-billion dollars annually from Iran continues to enrich Hizballah’s coffers. Lebanese Pres. Michel Sleiman – the pro-Syrian, pro-Hizballah former commander-in-chief of Lebanon’s armed forces – continues cozying up to Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The terrorist group which our own Homeland Security chief says “makes Al Qaeda look like a minor league team” continues to strengthen its defenses and expand its reach.

And we’re just sitting on our hands, kind of half-heartedly monitoring the whole thing … hoping things will get better.

— Visit W. Thomas Smith Jr. at uswriter.com



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