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The Hizbollah حزب الله‎ Official Thread (News, Updates and General Discussions)

SoFP1

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Since this party is, as they say themselves, bigger than Lebanon, a regional power and therefore bigger than the Lebanese state, it deserves a thread of its own (معزز مكرم).

I will begin with the following recent event:

 
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    Whether you like him or not, you'll find many candid answers to many regional, local and economic questions.
    I set the video to start playing from the middle but the whole interview is very interesting.


     
    Rafidi

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    Since this party is, as they say themselves, bigger than Lebanon, a regional power and therefore bigger than the Lebanese state, it deserves a thread of its own (معزز مكرم).

    I will begin with the following recent event:

    Actually, what I don't understand is how they determine the guy, like many others found guilty or accused of any crime, is a member of Hezballah or suspected of being one.

    There are many Shia who live in the heart of Dahyeh who are not members of Hezballah. Is any Lebanese Shia accused of a crime automatically suspected of dealings with Hezballah and that accusation become guilty until proven innocent?
     
    The_FPMer

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    Actually, what I don't understand is how they determine the guy, like many others found guilty or accused of any crime, is a member of Hezballah or suspected of being one.

    There are many Shia who live in the heart of Dahyeh who are not members of Hezballah. Is any Lebanese Shia accused of a crime automatically suspected of dealings with Hezballah and that accusation become guilty until proven innocent?
    Wiretapping, tracking financial transactions etc.
     
    Rafidi

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    Wiretapping, tracking financial transactions etc.
    This sounds speculative. But if such procedure is followed and established, then I can say ok. But often times it seems like the arrests are based on stereotyping and not evidence.
     
    SoFP1

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    Five maps that show spread of Hezbollah activity

    Trump counter-terrorism adviser warns group is 'actively building global arsenal' for more terror attacks







    The map details Hezbollah activity in the Middle East. Courtesy of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy






    Hezbollah is stockpiling weapons around the globe in preparation for a new terror offensive, a US presidential security adviser has disclosed.
    The warning from Kash Patel, deputy assistant to the president for counter-terrorism at the US National Security Council, comes as a new map of the terror group’s plots, financing and global reach has been released online.
    The golden rule of Hezbollah, and the key to its success, was “the less you know the better”, said Dr Matthew Levitt, the creator of the Lebanese Hezbollah Select Worldwide Activity map.
    Mr Levitt hoped the research tool, which includes almost 1,000 entries on Hezbollah's activities since the 1980s, would “punch a hole” in the secrecy around the terror group.
    The former FBI agent and other US intelligence officials were clear that the extremists were using Europe as a centre to raise funds and recruits for its political wing and the war in Syria.

    The section with the most recent entries is the "Finance and Logistics" tab, which highlights fund-raising reports in European countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Balkan states.
    It appears that the cash is coming from many varied and lucrative operations, nearly all of them criminal.
    They range from stolen cars, sometimes packed with drugs from South America, to money laundering and false charity donations.
    The cash is needed to fund Hezbollah’s political wing in Lebanon and the comfortable lifestyle of its senior commanders, who have shown an ability to become rich at the end of a gun.
    A Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla pictured during clashes in Beirut in 2006. Reuters
    A Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla pictured during clashes in Beirut in 2006. Reuters
    What also becomes clear from the map is Hezbollah’s global reach, potentially through the Lebanese diaspora that extends from Chile in South America to Angola and Ethiopia, and on to China, Japan and Australia.
    Mr Levitt has unravelled a well-structured organisation that permeates the criminal world while hiding in plain sight.
    He has now created a tool that will allow government agencies, journalists and politicians to view, at a couple of clicks, the extent of the organisation.
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    The map also establishes that for now, at least, Hezbollah has set aside its bombings, hijackings and kidnappings outside the Middle East for a bigger cash prize to be had in Europe.
    With the continuing war in Syria, it can still answer the military urge of younger supporters by sending them off to battle but it is the smart business model that is paying dividends.
    Washington is clearly irritated that only Britain among major European powers has fully proscribed Hezbollah as a terror group.
    Its view is that continental Europe has allowed itself to become a comfortable place to raise funds, which is possibly why, as the map shows, there has been little “military” activity there in recent years.
    Hezbollah chiefs are reluctant to kill the golden goose.
    This is what frustrates advisers such as Mr Patel.
    “Hezbollah is actively plotting and stockpiling weapons for terrorist attacks around the world, including in Europe,” he said at the map launch.
    Only Kosovo has followed Britain’s lead. Mr Patel encourages other European states to designate Hezbollah a terrorist group and “shut down its terrorist activities”.
    With Iran’s funding dropping to “$700 or $800 million” as sanctions bite, and low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic have an impact, now was the time to clamp down, he said.
    Updated: August 5, 2020 02:06 AM
     
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    Hezbollah also sought to import ammonium nitrate via Syria through influence in Lebanon’s agriculture ministry
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened in the past to destroy Israel by causing a massive explosion in the port of Haifa using ammonia tanks that he said would be like a “nuclear” explosion. In addition Hezbollah allegedly sought to acquire ammonium nitrate via Syria since 2009 and tried to infiltrate the agriculture ministry in Lebanon to do so, according to leaked diplomatic cables.

     
    SoFP1

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    Germans, hinting at a link between HA to the port explosion.
     
    agnostic

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    Germans, hinting at a link between HA to the port explosion.
    This is defamation even if by insinuation, as per the Lebanese laws.

    Bass what to do we have to support our compatriots, FPMers and LFers, who have no respect for laws and ethics.


    Hasbuna Allah...
     
    SAVO

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    في تطور قد يكون متصلاً بمصير المبادرة الفرنسية في لبنان، نشرت وسائل إعلام فرنسية، أمس الأربعاء، نقلاً عن مصدر قضائي، خبراً مفاده أنّ “أربعة مسؤولين سابقين في مركز الزهراء فرنسا، في منطقة غراند سانت يخضعون للتحقيق لدى الشرطة منذ الثلاثاء، للاشتباه في استمرارهم في ممارسة نشاط هذه المنظمة رغم حلّها”.​
     
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