View Full Version : So Who Is This Hezbollah?

07-20-06, 09:52 AM
By Neal Boortz
July 20, 2006

If you've been a casual viewer and reader of the mainstream media, you probably know that the conflict currently going on in Lebanon is between Israel and a group called Hezbollah. Do you know Hezbollah? Here's what some Americans may think -- an opinion that could well be garnered from media coverage:

1. Israel is killing innocent people at random, blowing up civilian targets and murdering peace-loving Muslims by the thousands

2. Hezbollah is the name of peaceful political group.

But what you may not know is that this group Hezbollah...which started the current conflict, by the way, is a terrorist organization. We'll start our brief history back in 1983. President Reagan sent 241 Marines and other military personnel to Beirut as part of a peacekeeping force. All were killed when a Hezbollah suicide bomber drove his truck into the barracks on October 23, 1983. Other terrorist incidents Hezbollah is believed to be responsible for include:

1. The kidnapping, torturing and killing of Colonel William Higgins and Beirut CIA Station Chief William Buckley.

2. The taking of numerous hostages, including American Terry Anderson.

3. The 1983 Beirut U.S. Embassy bombing that killed 63 people.

And on and on. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization through and through. They are now supported militarily by Iran. They started the current conflict by kidnapping Israeli soldiers. By not appeasing Islamic terrorism and taking them on squarely, Israel is doing the world a favor. Which would explain why the International media, the United Nations and various European countries are trying to stop them.


Hezbollah's flag. Nice, eh? :evilgrin: