Hezbollah ready for new war

Intel report: Hezbollah ready for new war

MI6 worries situation now tailor-made for strike on Israel


Posted: April 16, 2010
8:52 pm Eastern

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A new report from Britain’s MI6 intelligent agency confirms the situation in the Middle East is tailor-made for Hezbollah to strike at Israel, especially since the terrorist group recently received a supply of state-of-the art missiles from Iran, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

The situation is so serious that Prime Minister Gordon Brown and opposition leader David Cameron both have been briefed as the nation’s general election advances. The winner soon could be facing a serious international crisis.

Historian Benny Morris has described Hezbollah as a threat to world peace, and tension has been mounting in the Gaza Strip after last month’s violent clashes in the Hamas-ruled enclave.

Already Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nazrallah, and Hamas’ Khalid Mashal have met with Iran President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in Tehrann. In the words of one MI6 intelligence officer, the meeting was “to rub their hands in glee” over the year-long rift between Israeli Prime-Minister Netanyahu and President Obama’s administration over Israel’s settlement policy in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel’s relations with the U.S. are rupturing at a time when the Jewish state needs every ounce of support from Washington. And now the arrival of the state-of-the-art Scuds has alarmed Washington.

Side Effects of Obamacare: Laws No Longer Mean What They Say

Side Effects: Laws No Longer Mean What They Say

Posted By Kathryn Nix On April 1, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Health Care | 20 Comments

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Major flaws in the gargantuan Obamacare bill started to emerge almost immediately after it was signed into law.  One of the most embarrassing:  failure to ensure immediate coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions—something Obamacare supporters had constantly promised was part of the bill.

Looking to provide cover for those who wrote the bill, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius fired off a warning letter [2] to insurers. “Health insurance is designed to prevent any child from being denied coverage because he or she has a pre-existing condition,” she scolded.  As though it was their mistake!

The pols got in the act too.  According to the Associated Press [2], “House leaders later issued a statement saying their intent in writing the legislation was to provide full protection.”  Well all right, then!

Luckily, in this case, the insurance industry is declining to take advantage of politicians’ sloppiness.  The AP reports [2] that Karen Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, wrote back to Sebelius, saying the industry will “fully comply” with the HHS regulations on this matter, once they are written.

But is this anyway to run a country?  To have lawmakers and regulators coerce the private sector into doing what they simply declare to be their “intent,” rather than what is actually written in the law?  Legislation is supposed to be scrubbed of shortcomings such as this before it’s brought to the floor for a vote.

Expect more episodes like this in the months to come.  Washington loves flexing new-found muscle—in this case, the heavy hand of lawmakers and regulators browbeating others for failure to do what they want ‘em to do, but failed to put into law.

Episodes like this reveal the merits of taking a considered, incremental approach to health care reform.  To learn more about the right way to successful health care reform, click here [3].

Any dialogue with Hezbollah is futile

Any dialogue with Hezbollah is futile

By Elias Bejjani

Lebanese politicians and leaders from rival parties are scheduled to engage tomorrow, March 09/10 in a new national dialogue session at the presidential palace under the chairmanship of President Michel Suleiman to look into means and ways that could ultimately lead to the disarmament of the Hezbollah terroris Iranian militia and give the Lebanese central government the sole authority on the decision making process of war and peace.

Hezbollah is insisting that the fate of its weapons is not on the table by any means, and arrogantly is calling on all the Arab countries to adopt its role model of resistance against Israel and abandon hope of reaching peace with Israel via negotiations.

Meanwhile, several top notch Hezbollah leaders have been lately boldly and with a tone of overt intimidation and threats asserting almost on daily basis that those Lebanese politicians and leaders who call for its disarmament are Israeli and American agents and traitors. Hezbollah wants all the Lebanese people to embrace its weaponry and support its “divine resistance”.

Cabinet Minister Mohammed Fneish, representative of Hezbollah in the Al Hariri government, said yesterday that disarming his “resistance” group was not up for discussion in the dialogue session, but instead that the national defense strategy would be appropriate for discussion. According to Hezbollah this strategy should give its leadership more power and more authority to safeguard all of Lebanon against Israel. “Some have implied that the dialogue session seeks to decide on when Hezbollah will be disarmed,” Fneish was quoted as saying by the Anbaa News Agency. “This issue is not a subject for discussion and will not be debated at the dialogue session,” Fneish said.

Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri and his pro-independence 14th of March Coalition have failed to resolve the thorny issue of Hezbollah’s weapons since the end of the Syrian occupation in 2005. The current Hariri government is crippled due to the fact that Hezbollah and its puppet allies who are Iranian and Syrian mercenaries have the upper hand in all its decisions. They have a veto power through which they can kill any decision that is not in their favor.

Although the 14th of March won the majority in last year’s parliamentary elections and defeated a Hezbollah-led coalition backed by Iran and Syria, Hezbollah has refused to disarm and has been doing so since the end of the 1975-1990 civil war and insists that its weapons are necessary to defend Lebanon against Israeli aggression.

The first Lebanese national dialogue sessions were held in 2006, before the devastating war between Hezbollah and Israel, to determine the fate of the weapons held by this Shiite Iranian terrorist militia. But it has been delayed several times because of the country’s successive political crises.

Hezbollah has built up its arsenal in recent years from 14,000 rockets at the outbreak of the 2006 war to more than 40,000 now. It fired around 4,000 rockets into northern Israel during the 2006 war. Last month, Hezbollah General Secretary, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed to unleash the group’s military might on Israel’s infrastructure, including Tel Aviv airport, should the Jewish state attack Lebanon.

It is worth mentioning that during its deplorable occupation era, Baathist Syria had forced since 1982 the armed Hezbollah Shiite organization under the disguise of resistance against Israel, as well as many other armed Lebanese and Palestinian militias, safeguarded the outlaw status quo of the cantons it created in all the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and produced a corrupt and conscienceless generation of subservient puppet Lebanese politicians who are professionals in camouflage, carrying on flimflam, fraud, knavery, treason, lying and cheating.

The disarmament of Hezbollah must be a priority in the rational dialogue sessions that will start today. All manipulative, Trojan and twisted justifications used by Hezbollah’s leadership and their Syrian and Iranian rogue regimes to hinder Hezbollah’s disarmament must be addressed openly, exposed publicly and stripped of all lies and threats in front of all the Lebanese people and the whole world.

Hezbollah which is an Iranian-sponsored Shiite terrorist jihad militia based in southern Lebanon, Beirut and Bekaa Valley, was the only Lebanese armed militia allowed by Syria to remain armed in 1990 when Christian, Druze and Muslim Lebanese militias were all disarmed in accordance with the “Taef Accord” (forced on Lebanon’s MPs in a conference held at the Saudi Taef City in 1988 to end 15 years of internal Lebanese wars). Syria also did not disarm any of the Palestinian militias and at the same time did not allow the Lebanese authorities to carry out this duty.

Hezbollah militarily and administratively fully controls Lebanon and its government. This current bizarre armed status quo is in defiance of the Lebanese constitution and of both the “Taef Accord” and the UN Resolutions 1559 and 1701, as well as the “Armistice Agreement” that regulated the Lebanese – Israeli borders (signed in 1949).

Both UN Resolutions 1559 and 1701 as well as the “Taef Accord , call for the disarmament of all militias, for the Lebanese army to patrol the Lebanese Israeli border and for the Lebanese government to enforce its control and authority on all the Lebanese territories through its own legitimate armed forces.

Hezbollah strongly refuses to disarm, while its General Secretary Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and many other of his top aides have publicly cautioned that any hand that dares to touch their arms has to be an Israeli one and will be accordingly severed. At the same time they keep on threatening that any attempt for their disarmament will lead to a state of internal unrest and confrontations.

All the Lebanese leadership is required to take a clear-cut stance on Hezbollah’s weaponry and declare publicly what kind of dialogue they are perusing? Is it the kind of dialogue that Hezbollah is after in a bid to safeguard its current military status quo at the expense of the central government authority, keep its huge arsenal, maintain full control on the cantons it erected in South Lebanon, Beirut suburbs and Bekaa Valley, and keep Lebanon’s decision making process for peace and war in the hands of Syria and Iran? Or a dialogue that is preset to fully disarm Hezbollah, disintegrate its military structure and help in its integration into the political, democratic and peaceful Lebanese life?

It is a sad reality that the majority of Lebanese political and religious groups, including the Lebanese government members, are either camouflaging and frightened to take a stance or are on Hezbollah’s side for religious or personal agenda reasons.

We strongly believe that both the UN and free world countries who prepared, sponsored and passed the UN Resolutions 1559, 1701 and forced Syria to put an end to its occupation of Lebanon, have a further obligation to see that all clauses of these two resolutions are implemented and that Hezbollah and all the other Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias are disarmed, or otherwise the whole Middle East will know no peace and the war against terrorism will never be won.

Elias Bejjani is a human rights activist, journalist & political commentator who writes for the Global Politician about issues concerning Lebanon. He is the Spokesman for the Canadian Lebanese Human Rights Federation (CLHRF) and the Media Chairman for the Canadian Lebanese Coordinating Council (LCCC)
E-Mail: phoenicia@hotmail.com LCCC Web Site: http://www.10452lccc.com

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UN Vote Will Accelerate March to War

UN Vote Will Accelerate March to War

Yesterday’s United Nations Security Council vote to establish a tribunal for suspects in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is likely to speed up the Middle East war dynamic.

The prime assassination suspect, Syria, will respond to the UN move by stepping up support for Palestinian Islamists battling the Lebanese army and for Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which (a) aims to control Lebanon, and (b) is preparing for war with Israel. With Syrian help, Iran has rearmed its Shiite proxy; and the stage is set for a new round of rocket assaults against the Jewish state.

Hezbollah has tens of thousands rockets ready to go, while, in the south, Syrian-Iranian Palestinian ally, Hamas, has also achieved unprecedented levels of armament and is actively preparing for full-blown war.

Contrary to Israeli and American expectations, Syria will not sit out the conflict; rather, it will seize the opportunity to divert attention from its role in the Hariri killing–which was personally approved by Syria’s dictator, Bashar Assad–by making every effort possible to defeat Israel and erase the stain of perceived humiliation dating 40 years to the Six-Day War of June 1967, which resulted in Syria’s loss of the strategic Golan Heights to Israel.

Assad’s father, Hafez, tried and failed to liberate Golan in the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, although he did succeed in regaining some lost territory in susbequent, American-sponsored peace talks. His son, who has been in power since 2000, feels conditions are ripe for victory. Threatened by a rising Islamist movement (which his father managed to crush), the present despot of Damascus has decided to roll the dice with Tehran’s turbaned tyrants. The Baathist buzz in the Syrian capital is that the once-ridiculed Bashar could ironically emerge as the Arab world’s next hero in its decades-old struggle against the “Zionist entity.”

Ahead of all-out war, Assad will escalate tensions by stirring the terrorist pot in Lebanon–and on Israel’s borders.

Hariri’s assassination was the latest in a long line of Syrian-sponsored political killings in Lebanon. The billionaire politician and 22 others were killed in a massive car bomb in the capital, Beirut, on 14 February 2005.

An interim UN investigation found Hariri’s killing was “probably” politically motivated and has implicated Syria, which has naturally denied any involvement in his death.

The killing recalled Syria’s Soviet-supported assassination of Lebanese president-elect Bachir Gemayel in September 1982. The charismatic, beloved Maronite Christian leader–who was the son of the Phalangist party founder and leader Pierre Gemayel–was murdered nine days before he was due to take office, along with 25 others, in an explosion at party headquarters in the Maronite stronghold of Achrafieh.

Five years ealrier, in March of 1977, Lebanon’s Druze leader, Kamal Jumblat, was assassinated by the pro-Syrian faction of the Lebanese Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party. Syrian intelligence officers collaborated in the killing. Jumblat was shot and killed in his car by four gunmen a few meters from a Syrian check point.

Jumblat’s son, Walid, who has succeeded his father as Druze leader, has also been threatened by Syria. An unsuccessful attempt on the life of a political ally was widely regarded as a Syrian signal.

Israel Preparing for War

Israel Preparing for War

Israel’s failed government may be asleep at the switch, as we recently reported, but its military and intelligence agencies are preparing for the worst: escalating rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza and a fresh outbreak of provocative assaults from Iran’s Lebanese proxy army, Hezbollah, leading to all-out war with the two terrorist groups, their ally, Syria, and possibly also Iran itself, which is stirring the Middle East pot to divert attention from Tehran’s covert nuclear arms program.

As shown by last year’s disastrous Lebanese war, the stakes are extremely high. Coordinated missile barrages could level Israeli cities and towns; Syrian chemical and Iranian radioactive dirty bomb attacks could cripple the Jewish state. An Iranian nuclear strike could destroy Israel. Iran has probably not yet developed nuclear weapons; but the possibility that the Hitler-admiring (but Holocaust denying) Islamist regime may have acquired one or more atomic warheads can’t be ruled out.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to finish Hitler’s work. But Israel is not a defenseless community. Nor is Israel the United States, for that matter. Should its enemies attack, Israel will not again make the mistake of playing by unrealistic rules of engagement. Rather, the reborn Jewish state will move swiftly and decisively to end Iran’s monstrous mullahocracy and the regimes running Gazastan and Syria, regardless of the criticism from appeasement-advocating diplomats, journalists and academicians in the US and Europe. The Chamberlains and Quislings are in for a shock.

Hezbollah Builds Western Base in So. America

Hezbollah Builds Western Base in So. America
MSNBC
The Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia has taken root in South America, fostering a well-financed force of Islamist radicals boiling with hatred for the United States and ready to die to prove it, according to militia members, US officials and police agencies across the continent. From its Western base in a remote region divided by the borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina known as the Tri-border, or the Triple Frontier, Hezbollah has mined the frustrations of many Muslims among about 25,000 Arab residents whose families immigrated mainly from Lebanon in two waves, after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and after the 1985 Lebanese civil war. An investigation by Telemundo and NBC News has uncovered details of an extensive smuggling network run by Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim group founded in Lebanon in 1982 that the United States has labeled an international terrorist organization. The operation funnels large sums of money to militia leaders in the Middle East and finances training camps, propaganda operations and bomb attacks in South America, according to US and South American officials.
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Rep.Lee Hamilton disappoints The Democratic congressman offers an endorsement to Hezbollah

Rep.Lee Hamilton disappoints

Ed Lasky
The Democratic congressman offers an endorsement to Hezbollah: A Short History by Augustus Richard Norton:

Hezbollah is a timely and landmark work. Richard Norton draws on his extensive expertise to offer a comprehensive history that will be of interest to anyone who seeks a better understanding of Hezbollah, Lebanon, or current developments in the Middle East.”–Lee Hamilton, Vice Chair of the 9/11 Commission and Co-Chair of the Iraq Study Group.

Norton (from my article):

Augustus Richard Norton. His membership on this blue ribbon panel (how about calling it a green and white-the colors of Islam- panel) is a surprise. His pedigree is thin to justify being on such an august (who can resist the pun?) Commission. He has served on the faculty of Cairo University and now serves as a professor of anthropology and international relations at Boston University. What does seem to qualify him for the Group is his anti-Israel attitudes. Key quotes:

“I can’t recall any U.S. president who has subordinated American interests to Israeli interests like this one.”

“Israel is primarily targeting Shiite Muslims and that’s going to fuel the sectarianism that is feeding the civil war in Iraq.”

Israel is now striving to turn parts of southern Lebanon into a largely depopulated “killing box,” where Hizbullah and its capability can be whittled away. In the process, hundreds of thousands of people are being forced from their homes.

He has said that Israel’s “vainglorious attempts to consolidate hegemony over its neighbors usually provokes the emergence of even fiercer adversaries.”

He wrote in the Boston Globe : “ISRAEL’S WAR in Lebanon, like its 1982 forbear, was launched with the ambitious aim of buttressing Israel’s regional hegemony and security.”

Hezbollah is designated by the United States as a “terrorist group,” a label that Israeli officials use with alacrity to cement support for their actions. The word “terrorism” is a convenient rhetorical bludgeon. It substitutes for serious thinking and leads to the nonsensical conclusion that whatever Hezbollah does is an act of terrorism. The result is a US policy that supports Israel’s “counterterrorism” war to the point that a third of Lebanon’s people are now refugees, hatred of America has become red hot, and the war has caused a major rift with important European allies.

In a New York Times article he stated that Hezbollah’s “hatred was created by Israel; it wasn’t there at the beginning.”