April 09, 2008

Smackdown Hezbollah In Iraq

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In yesterdays congressional hearings the interference of Iran in Iraq was cited as a problem.Via Reuters

* Petraeus and Crocker charged Iran, Syria and Lebanon's Hezbollah of fueling recent fighting in Baghdad, saying Tehran and Damascus were pursuing a "Lebanization strategy" in Iraq. (Reporting by Kristin Roberts, Editing by Chris Wilson)
From Patraeus' statement Via Baltimore Sun:
Together with the Iraqi security forces, we have also focused on the special groups. These elements are funded, trained, armed and directed by Iran's Qods Force, with help from Lebanese Hezbollah. It was these groups that launched Iranian rockets and mortar rounds at Iraq's seat of government two weeks ago, causing loss of innocent life and fear in the capital, and requiring Iraqi and coalition actions in response.

Iraqi and coalition leaders have repeatedly noted their desire that Iran live up to the promises made by President Ahmadinejad and other senior Iranian leaders to stop their support for the special groups.

Iran's support for groups in Iraq is also costing American servicemen and women their lives. What are the special groups that Iran is using to fight a proxy war with the US in Iraq? Well, Hezbollah in Iraq is one! We recently PWNED their website. But as you may recall, Hezbollah in Iraq uses Youtube to distribute their propaganda vidoes.

There are two Youtube accounts linked to the Hezbollah in Iraq website.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=qasimhaider2007
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=habebalmurshid

The user habebalmurshid added twelve new Hezbollah in Iraq propaganda videos yesterday. Some of them demonstrate the use of sophisticated Iranian IEDs and EFPs (Explosively formed penatrators) against our forces.

I'll link them here as an example of how Iranian support is being used to kill our soldiers in Iraq.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBmOl7XF1P0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXPdHduYKd8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EItPs8I3Ek

Note that Hezbollah is a specially designated terrorist entity.

Via US Treasury Dept Office of Foreign Asset Control:On January 25, 1995, the Annex to the Executive Order 12947 listed Hizballah as a Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT). The Department of State designated Hizballah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in 1997. Additionally, on October 31, 2001, Hizballah was designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.
So by providing services to Hezbollah Youtube is in direct violation of International Emergency Economic Powers Act and at least one Executive order. The fine can be up to $250k.

Andrea has five of Hezbollah in Iraq's videos up at the Smackdown.

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Oh and while you are at it, drop in on Yousef al-Khattab and give him a smack too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb6ZBLPVpGk

What comes around goes around, since our co-blogger Sout al Kuffar was banned from youtube, I reckon a little payback is in order.

By Howie at 12:00 PM | Comments |