Many disputed the results of the 2006 war against Hezbollah waged by Israel when the terrorist organization, which is neither Palestinian nor Arab, kidnapped two Israeli soldiers at the Lebanese borders. After heavyÂ bombardmentÂ of the Dahyieh region, south ofÂ Beirut, Hezbollah, to this day, has yet to recover from that war. Nasrallah, its Secretary General, scurries like a rat living in underneath bunkers.
Then, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Rebellion began fueled by rising unemployment, lack of economic opportunities, and a very young generation empowered by the Egyptian and Tunisian Revolutions. Even after a unsurpassed violence and terror waged by the regime against unarmed civilians using tanks and helicopter gunships, the Syrian street has shown more resiliency than anyone expected.
Then, two days ago, Le Figaro published an article entitle “Le Hezbollah rapatrie son arsenal de Syrie” disclosing that Hezbollah has moved its Iranian-made missiles from Syria to their bases in Lebanon because the terror group feared the fall of the Assad regime.
When western governments, like Britain, asks its diplomats to leave Syria immediately, it is a perilous sign that unfolding violence is expected to increase. But when Hezbollah removes its missiles, it is a sign that the regime has fallen already. To risk being attacked is far worse than the risk of maintaining the status quo unless Hezbollah has information that the regime is doomed. The Syrian youth checked Assad some 3 months ago and they are about to mate him.
Today, Hezbollah is cornered between a country it has kidnapped and killed its soldiers and another it has killed its unarmed civilian population. Not to mention the majority of the Lebanese can’t wait to get rid of this cancerous existence in their midst. For that, I believe the US, Europe, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, as well as Jordan and Saudi Arabia owe a big thank you to the Syrian people. It was our people who risked their lives for everyone’s freedom and that of many others indirectly. But also, without western support and that of many countries who have united to dismantle Hezbollah, the Syrian people would not have their chance either.
Now, the good news.
The regime will fall by the end of the summer as a result of an internal military coup that would bring an end to the Assads first and violence second. I borrowed the infamousÂ OuijaÂ Board of Michael Ledeen and it told me that there are deep secrets buried in Syria by deep assets that are about to surface.
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Below is a list of Hezbollah’s acts of terror against western interests (Source: Israel Information center and RPS)
July 19, 1982: The president of the American University in Beirut, Davis S. Dodge, is kidnapped. Hezbollah is believed to be behind this and most ofÂ the 30 other kidnappings of Westerners over the next ten years.
April 18, 1983: Hezbollah attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut with a car bomb, killing 63 people, 17 of whom were American citizens.
Oct. 23, 1983: Hezbollah attacks U.S. Marine barracks with a truck bomb, killing 241 American military personnel stationed in Beirut as part of a peace-keeping force. A separate attack against the French military compound in Beirut kills 58.
Sept. 20, 1984: The group attacks the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut with a car bomb, killing 2 Americans and 22 others.
March 16, 1984: William F. Buckley, a CIA operative working at the U.S. embassy in Beirut, is kidnapped and later murdered.
April 12, 1984: Hezbollah attacks a restaurant near the U.S. Air Force Base in Torrejon, Spain. The bombing kills eighteen U.S. servicemen and injures 83 people.
Dec. 4, 1984: Hezbollah terrorists hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane. Four passengers are murdered, including two Americans.
Feb. 16, 1985: Hezbollah publicizes its manifesto. It notes that the group’s struggle will continue until Israel is destroyed and rejects any cease-fire or peace treaty with Israel. The document also attacks the U.S. and France.
June 14, 1985: Hezbollah terrorists hijack TWA flight 847. The hijackers severely beat Passenger Robert Stethem, a U.S. Navy diver, before killing him and dumping his body onto the tarmac at the Beirut airport. Other passengers are held as hostages before being released on June 30.
Dec. 31, 1986: Under the alias Organization of the Oppressed on Earth, Hezbollah announces it had kidnapped and murdered three Lebanese Jews. The organization previously had taken responsibility for killing four other Jews since 1984.
Feb. 17, 1988: The group kidnaps Col. William Higgins, a U.S. Marine serving with a United Nations truce monitoring group in Lebanon, and later murders him.
Oct. 22, 1989: Members of the dissolved Lebanese parliament ratify the Taif Agreement. Although the agreement calls for the “disbanding of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias,” Hezbollah remains active.
Feb. 16, 1992: Sayyad Hassan Nasrallah takes over Hezbollah after Israel kills the group’s leader, Abbas Musawi.
March 17, 1992: With the help of Iranian intelligence, Hezbollah bombs the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring over 200.
July 18, 1994: Hezbollah bombs the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires – again with Iranian help – killing 86 and injuring over 200.
Nov. 28, 1995: Hezbollah bombards towns in northern Israel with volleys of Katyusha rockets in one of the group’s numerous attacks on Israeli civilians.
March 30, 1996: Hezbollah fires 28 Katyusha rockets into northern Israeli towns. A week later, the group fires 16 rockets, injuring 36 Israelis. Israel responds with a major offensive, known as the “Grapes of Wrath” operation, to stop Hezbollah rocket fire.
Aug. 19, 1997: Hezbollah opens fire on northern Israel with dozens of rockets in one of the group’s numerous attacks on Israeli civilians.
October 1997: The United States lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Dec. 28, 1998: Hezbollah opens fire on northern Israel with dozens of rockets in one of the group’s numerous attacks on Israeli civilians.
May 17, 1999: Hezbollah opens fire on northern Israel with dozens of rockets in one of the group’s numerous attacks on Israeli civilians.
June 24, 1999: Hezbollah opens fire on northern Israel, killing 2.
May 23, 2000: Israel withdraws all troops from Lebanon after 18 years patrolling the “security zone,” a strip of land in the south of the country.Â The security zone was set upÂ to prevent attacks on northern Israel.
June 2000: United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan certifies Israelï¿½s withdrawal from Lebanon. Shortly thereafter, the U.N. Security Council endorses Annanï¿½s report. Hezbollah nonethelessÂ alleges Israel occupies Lebanon, claiming the small Sheba Farms area Israel captured from Syria during the 1967 war as Lebanese territory.
Oct. 7, 2000: Hezbollah attacks an Israel military post and raids Israel, kidnapping three Israeli soldiers. In mid-October, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah announces the group has also kidnapped an Israeli civilian, former Colonel, Elchanan Tannenbaum. In January 2004, Israel frees over 400 Arab prisoners in exchange for Tannenbaum and the soldiers. The soldiers were dead, a fact not made known to Israel until the exchange took place. Tannenbaum, a former IDF officer, had been kidnapped while attempting to cement a drug deal. Israel wanted him back in order to ascertain whether or not he had given his captors any military secrets.
March 1, 2001: The British government adds Hezbollahï¿½s “military wing” to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations.
April 9, 2002: Hezbollah launches Katyusha rockets into northern Israeli town. ThisÂ assault comes amidst almost dailyÂ HezbollahÂ attacks againstÂ Israeli troops in Sheba farms.
Dec. 11, 2002: Canada lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Aug. 10, 2003: Hezbollah shells kills 16-year-old Israeli boy, wound others.
June 5, 2003: Australia lists Hezbollah’s “military wing” as a terrorist organization.
Sept. 2, 2004: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 calls for “the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias,” a reference to Hezbollah.
December 2004: Both the United States and France ban Hezbollah’s satellite television network, Al Manar. A U.S. State Department spokesman notes the channel “preaches violence and hatred.”
February 14, 2005: Hezbollah is believed, with Syrian aid, to be behind the killing of Rafik Hariri, the ex-PM of Lebanon in a horrific attack that killed 21 innocent civilians as well.
July 2005 to May 2008: Hezbollah wages an urban terror campaign against the Cedar Revolution.Â During those 3 years, Hezbollah and its pro-Syrian allies murdered lawmakers, journalists, activists, Lebanese Army officers and civilians, and in July 2006 started a ruinous war with Israel.
March 10, 2005: The European Parliament overwhelmingly passes a resolution stating: “Parliament considers that clear evidence exists of terrorist activities by Hezbollah. The (EU) Council should take all necessary steps to curtail them.” The European Union nonetheless refrains from placing the group on its list of terror organizations.
July 12, 2006: Hezbollah attacks Israel with Katyushas, crosses the border and kidnaps two Israeli soldiers. Three Israeli soldiersÂ are killed in the initial attack.Â Five more soldiers are killed as Israel launches operation to rescue the soldiers and push Hezbollah from its border. HezbollahÂ launches rockets intoÂ towns across northern Israel.