December 04, 2013
Hezbollah Blames JUICE for Assassination of Leader
And you know what? Normally they'd be right. But Lebanon is square in the middle of a proxy war between Sunni opponents of Syria's Assad regime and Hezbollah, which is sending its terrorists to fight on behalf of Assad.
So, consider this rhetoric. Both sides always blame the JOOs for everything bad that happens. They're like gremlins, those wascally Jews! Don't feed them after midnight.
Hezbollah on Wednesday said one of its leaders had been assassinated near Beirut and accused Israel of being behind the killing.I guess if I'm being honest with myself, I really don't care who killed this guy. The fact that he's dead is good enough.
"The Islamic resistance announces the death of one of its leaders, the martyr Hassan Hawlo al-Lakiss, who was assassinated near his house in the Hadath region" east of Beirut, Hezbollah television channel Al Manar said.
"Direct accusation is aimed of course against the Israeli enemy which had tried to eliminate our martyred brother again and again and in several places but had failed, until yesterday evening," a Hezbollah statement broadcast by the channel said.
November 09, 2013
Excellent: Son of President of S.A. Banana Republic Indicted for Aiding Hezbollah
The bad news: the son of the President of Suriname is willing to help any bad guy for a buck. And I do mean anybody. This guy was already in jail for drug trafficking.
Drug traffickers, terrorists: six of one, half a dozen of the other.
The good news: the "Hezbollah agents" this guy flew all over the world to meet with to help them set up a training base in the jungles of Suriname were really federal agents.
I wonder if federalpoundmeintheassprison is much different than a Surinamese jail?
U.S. prosecutors in New York have charged the son of the president of Suriname with terrorism offenses.Funny enough, I just got through reading a novel in which the dictator of an imaginary country lodged between Suriname and French Guyana did something pretty close to this.
An indictment unsealed Friday says Dino Bouterse (BOW'-tur-say) agreed to provide heavy weapons and a home base in his South American country to U.S. operatives pretending to be with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Thanks to El_Grillo!
October 17, 2013
Hezbollah Shoots Down Zionist Endangered Species Eagle
The eyes of the Juice, they're everywhere:
Hezbollah’s Al-Manar website recently boasted of capturing an eagle that carried an Israel-labeled transmission device on its back and claimed the bird was an Israeli spy. It said hunters in central Lebanon shot down the bird and found devices on it as well as a copper ring on its leg that reads “Israel” in English followed by letters that refer to Tel Aviv University. The fate of the eagle remains unclear.It's all making sense now...
Israeli ornithologist Yossi Leshem said Thursday he was tracking the bird for research and was “incredibly frustrated” it was harmed.
Thanks to @pspoole
May 31, 2013
Friday's Chant: #كلنا_جبهة_النصرة
(aka We are all Jabhat al-Nusra) on twitter.
Hell of a lot of al-Qaeda lovers on there. One complained that Hezbollah wasn't listed as a terrorist organization by the US and al-Nusra was. I gave a link showing the State Dept listed them in 1997. He/she answered: "But still Hezbollah is acting without embargo". Say what? Syria is allowing Hezbollah in and?
Poor al-Nursra can't get no respect!!
May 30, 2013
San Antonio, TX: Accused Alleged Hezbollah Member Referred To As God Of Death...
Update on my previous post regarding a lying sack of alleged 'ex' Hezbollah shite who tried to get a sensitive DoD position.
This is disturbing, is so many ways: [Prosecutor]Roomberg also claimed Allouche admitted “sodomizing and murdering an Israeli POW.”"
In the defense's version, Wissam Allouche was a former linguist for the U.S. Army who ran a gas station in Northeast San Antonio as he became an American citizen.Allouche was a Israeli POW:
But to counterterrorism officials, Allouche, 44, belonged to Hezbollah, falsely claimed to be a U.S. special forces officer during visits to Fort Sam Houston, and even tried to hook up with women at the post, possibly to gain access to sensitive information.[...]
For more than three years, the task force has been investigating Allouche, and even used an undercover person to record conversations with him, authorities said.
The FBI raided his then-home in Universal City in 2011, and found documents which they claim he fabricated to falsely show he had security clearances, membership in U.S. special forces and Defense Department intelligence units.
“He admitted on tape that he was a member of Amal and that he was a commander of Hezbollah,” prosecutor Mark Roomberg told the judge, who agreed to keep Allouche behind bars pending trial.
Roomberg also claimed Allouche admitted “sodomizing and murdering an Israeli POW.”[...]
Army Criminal Investigations agent Jeff Cram, a member of the task force, testified that an investigation revealed Allouche's ties. And, Cram said, Allouche was seen by at least two people at Fort Sam dressed in U.S. military uniform displaying insignias from special forces.Continued below:
See another profile of the allahdouche here
He also boasted to women on base of being in the special forces, Cram testified.Wow, just wow.
While Orr argued that it could have simply been flirtation, Roomberg and Cram alleged a “honey pot” or a “honey trap” situation — recruiting someone into espionage through a romantic relationship.
“So being flirtatious would give him access” to sensitive information? Roomberg asked.
“Yes, sir,” Cram responded.
Cram also testified the task force received eight photos from a source showing Allouche during his days with Amal and Hezbollah. In them, he's holding assault rifles or rocket propelled grenades, Cram said.
“He was given at least three aliases,” Cram testified.
One meant “god of death,” Cram said, adding that Allouche was also known for “acting crazy or acting dangerously.”
If convicted of lying in his naturalization forms, Allouche faces up to 10 years in prison, and his citizenship would be revoked. He faces up to five years for the charge of lying on security-clearance forms.
Unsealed Indictment is here
May 29, 2013
State Dept. Calls For Hezbollah To Leave Syria
They must be dreaming of rainbows and unicorns:
The State Department called for Hezbollah fighters to leave Syria Wednesday amid growing reports of the Islamic group’s participation in the civil war.Besides, I have enjoyed laughing at all the dead ones (aka The Qusayr Meat Grinder).
Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that the State Department’s demand comes as a response to Hezbollah’s recent vow for victory in Syria.
In a televised statement Saturday, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Shia militant Hezbollah movement, claimed to work for President Assad’s forces and would not allow the Sunni rebels to win the civil war in Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry has recognized Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria and said that Iran is supporting the militant group.
Others have enjoyed it too:
#HizballahCavalcade is more popular than Inspire on my website today by a landslide.— Aaron Y. Zelin (@azelin) May 26, 2013
May 25, 2013
Syria: Speaking Of Hezbollah
Phillip Smyth has an excellent post at Foreign Policy titled "Hezbollah's Fallen Soldiers".
He has been compiling of list of "Hezbollah Cavalcade' aka their deaths using pro-Hezbollah social media sites including Hezbollah's official announcements.
Hezbollah is throwing its men into battle in the Syrian city of Qusayr, and many are returning to Lebanon in coffins. Through their funerals and commemorations posted on pro-Hezbollah Facebook pages, we are now getting a sense of the casualties that the self-proclaimed "Party of God" is suffering as it joins the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar al-Assad.The article is well worth the read especially since Mr Smyth is well versed in this area.
It's no secret why Qusayr is a vital piece of real estate for both the Syrian regime and the Lebanese paramilitary group. The city is a strategic link in the Syrian communications chain, connecting the capital of Damascus, Syria's Alawite-dominated coastal highlands, and Hezbollah's heartland in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. The Lebanese border is only a few miles to the city's west, and the Damascus-Aleppo highway lies to its east.
Hezbollah maintains a tight lid on information about its fighters. The Lebanese paramilitary organization does not acknowledge that its fighters are being killed in Syria, and employs vague language to explain their deaths: All fighters who have been killed in Syria are said to have died performing their "Jihadist duties." Secretary of State John Kerry said on May 22 there were "several thousands" of Hezbollah fighters engaged in combat in Syria.
But Hezbollah can't conceal the reality of their fighters' deaths in Syria entirely. The group often announces a fighter's death on the day of the funeral, or a day before it. These funerals are carefully scripted, and access by non-Hezbollah media is severely restricted. New York Times reporter Anne Barnard was even thrown out of a funeral when she was covering the death of Hassan Faysal Shuker, one of 12 dead Hezbollah members named by the organization during the height of the fighting in Qusayr.
Also, he has a new post up at Jihadology, a new edition to Jihadology
Expanding the Scope of Jihadology: Intro to the #HizballahCavalcade
What is Hizballah Cavalcade?
The new and improved Hizballah Cavalcade has now moved to its new home and will present new information here at Jihadology. Beginning as a humble Twitter hashtag ( #HizballahCavalcade) by Phillip Smyth, Hizballah Cavalcade initially sought to post photos of Lebanese Hizballah members killed in Syria and their funerals.Snippet of his new post:
Hizballah Cavalcade will now also focus on (but is not limited to) organizations such as: Lebanon’s Hizballah and Harakat Amal (Amal Movement); Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq’s (League of the Righteous), Kata’ib Hizballah (Hizballah Brigades), and Liwa’a al-Yum al-Mawud (Promised Day Brigades); and Syria’s new Liwa’a Abu Fadhl al-Abbas (The Abu Fadl al-Abbas Brigade).
Hizballah Cavalcade: The Qusayr Meat Grinder: Hizballah’s Dead From May 20-May 25, 2013The five day period from May 20-25th saw a massive rise in the number of Hizballah funerals which occurred across Lebanon. There were also group funerals. One occurred in the Bekka city of Ba’albek and is shown below.Phillip Smyth is also a very funny dude.
An undeniable trend, which has also become much more widespread, is the insistence that every dead Hizballah member was a “Defender” of Damascus’s Sayda Zaynab Shrine. During earlier announcements and funerals, the Zaynab Shrine and it’s protection were invoked quite regularly, but this shift demonstrates a more full acceptance of the narrative that all Hizballah members who are dying in Syria are “Protecting the Lady Zaynab”. On Facebook, albums holding the pictures of Hizballah’s dead from Syria have been entitled, “The Campaign to Defend Saydah Zaynab’s Shrine” to “Zaynab’s Defenders”. The narrative disregards whether these fighters were serving in the countryside near Qusayr, Damascus, or elsewhere within Syria. Instead, the main theme is that all actions executed in Syria are done to protect the Zaynab Shrine. Of course, this promotes more sectarian aspects of the war in Syria and with Hizballah’s involvement.
The listed Hizballah members were all confirmed by checking close to 30 pro-Hizballah and official Hizballah forums, Facebook pages, and websites[More..
Alleged Member Of Hezbollah Indicted In San Antonio, TexasWissam Allouche Tried To Get A Sensitive DoD Position
The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position.h/t Robert Caruso
Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment Tuesday.
“He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure a sensitive position with the U.S. government at some point.”[More...]
Apparent Linkedin profile:
Update: Another apparent profile for him here which is very troubling. I have asked Greg Abbott, AG of Texas if the profiles are true. Well, tweeted him questions. If true, he already had access to some sensitive info. I will update if he replies.
Someone said the above is probably a 'predicate' for the initial investigation.
Update II: Indictment, which was unsealed Friday, is below the fold (h/t Legal Insurrection]:
Full screen link here
Who woulda thunk a released Israeli "POW" would end up in the good ole USA.
Nothing to see here people, PC is alive and well in our gobermint, background checks be damned.
May 06, 2013
Parade Of Hizballah Muji Killed In Syria
Well, not a parade because they can't walk..
March 01, 2013
LatmaTV: What is academic courage, and the blessed approach of the 3rd Intifada
Regarding Hezbollah: The martyrdom of qawem.org is still martyrd, for now.
February 26, 2013
"Hezbollah Fighters Killed In Syria Will Go To Hell" Says Former Leader
No, he didn't say that. I read between the lines, you see
Former Hezbollah Secretary General Sheikh Sobhi Tfaili criticized the participation of Hezbollah fighters in the Syrian conflict, saying those who are killed in Syria will “go to hell” and are not considered martyrs.h/t Mean Kitteh
During a televised interview this week, Tfaili “confirmed” that Hezbollah is fighting alongside the regime in Syria.
“Hezbollah members who kill children, terrorize people and destroy houses in Syria will not be martyrs and will end up in hell,” he said.
Tfaili added that Shiites in Syria do not need anyone to stand up for them[...]
February 25, 2013
Hezbollah's qawem.org Down?
Not us, honest!
No, it can't be all down, really!
Would I lie?
February 22, 2013
IDF: Hezbollah Under Nasrallah’s Rule: 21 Years of Terror
21 years ago, Hassan Nasrallah became the leader of Hezbollah. Under his leadership, Hezbollah has committed a stream of terror attacks on both Israeli and international soil and has killed numerous innocent civilians.
Here is our roundup of 21 years of Hezbollah activity under Nasrallah:
The European Union has yet to list Hezbollah as a terror organization.
Related: Pass the popcorn
January 31, 2013
Mad Mullahs/Assad: How dare The Juice Interrupt Our Transfer Of WMD To Our Beloved Hezbollah..
[ZIP]In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.Related: Syria Crosses Israel's WMD Line
[FPM]On Sunday, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio that the country’s top security officials had held a special meeting and warned that the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah would be crossing a line that would mean action.To.be.continued.
It was not the first time that Israel had warned Assad not to follow in the footsteps of his former ally, Saddam Hussein, but it was the sharpest warning to date. The warning was clearly meant to head off a specific course of action by Syria. But true to form, Bashar Assad did not listen.
January 30, 2013
Report: Israeli Jets Strike Convoy Along Syrian Border
Syria denies strike on convoy and said IAF struck a "research facility"
(CNN) -- Israeli fighter jets struck overnight a suspected Syrian convoy along the Lebanese-Syrian border believed to be moving weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.Hezbollah has been wanting to add extra weapons to their arsenal.
Fighter jets struck the vehicles because they were carrying SA-17 missile parts, a Russian-made medium-range delivery system, and equipment that could have been employed in an attack against Israel, another source told CNN.
But Damascus said the strike had instead targeted a research facility near the Syrian capital.
"Israeli warplanes penetrated our airspace at dawn today and directly bombed one of the scientific research centers responsible for raising the level of resistance and self-defense in the area of Jimraya in the Damascus countryside," the military said in a statement aired on state-run television. "This comes after multiple failed attempts over months by terrorist groups to enter and seize the mentioned site."[More...]
As @ChallahHuAkbar notes on "Syrian Research Facilities": "activities focus substantively on the development of biological and chemical weapons". Quoted via treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages
Update and related: Analysis: Syria CERS center has long been on Israel’s radar
January 29, 2013
EU: Killing Jews Doesn't Make You a Terrorist
A Bus Full of Jews Killed by Not-A-Terrorist
I'm not sure how else to read this:
Hezbollah may not be included on the European Union's list of terrorist groups even if it did bomb Jewish tourists in Bulgaria, the EU's top counter-terrorism official reportedly said...."Context". You know, like if the victims were Jews or not.
“There is no automatic listing just because you have been behind a terrorist attack," de Kerchove is quoted as saying. "It's not only the legal requirement that you have to take into consideration, it's also a political assessment of the context and the timing."
Thanks to Jon.
January 08, 2013
Mad Mullah's Heart & Support Palestinian Terror Organizations
Via the Evil Juice Intel Center
1. The military capabilities of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) were revealed in Operation Pillar of Defense. Those capabilities were the product of massive Iranian support constructed around an arsenal of many thousands of rockets, both standard and manufactured by the terrorist organizations themselves (using Iranian technical knowhow). They included medium-range Fajr-5 rockets (made in Iran) and M75s (manufactured in the Gaza Strip). The massive rocket fire targeting Israeli civilian population centers, including a number of rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, was made possible by Iran's support for the terrorist organizations.Mad Mullah's feel the powah & the world condemns Israel. It really sucks we have so many dhimmis in the world, including the US and in the bronco bama administration.
2. Aid from Iran to Hamas and the PIJ in the years before operative arrived in the Gaza Strip overland, by air and by sea, facilitated by border-crossing networks of smugglers and merchants. The main route for smuggling arms was from Iran to Sudan and from Sudan to Egypt and into the Gaza Strip through the smuggling tunnels controlled by Hamas. The sea route was also used, as revealed on March 15, 2011 when the freighter Victoria was seized by the IDF. The ship was carrying arms bound for the Gaza Strip by way of Egypt, whose arrival would upgrade military capabilities of the terrorist organizations. Among the weapons on board the Victoria were C704 anti-ship missiles, which could be used to attack not only military and civilian vessels but also strategic targets in the southern Israeli cities of Ashdod and Ashqelon.
3. Until Operation Pillar of Defense, Iran and the terrorist organizations supported by it were careful, for security and political considerations,to keep secret Iran's military aid and the network smuggling weapons into the Gaza Strip.
December 29, 2012
Egypt's Envoy To Lebanon: Cairo Will Work With Hezbollah
Because the terror group is a real political and military force.
Arab spring just keeps on giving!
[E]gypt’s ambassador to Lebanon said his country will pursue a relationship with Hezbollah, a “real political and military force,” The Daily Star reported Saturday. If implemented, the decision would constitute a dramatic policy shift from that of the former Hosni Mubarak administration.h/t @StandWithUs
Egypt’s relations with Hezbollah, a Shi’ite Islamic group that is considered a terror organization by the United States, have been strained, in large part, by Cairo’s 1979 peace accord with Israel. The ambassador’s comments on a possible Hezbollah-Egyptian rapprochement came on the heels of the passage of the controversial Muslim Brotherhood-backed constitution by President Mohammed Morsi last week.
Speaking from his office in Beirut, Ashraf Hamdy told the Lebanese news source that Egypt’s new foreign policy objectives include the need to explore fresh modes of communications, which means keeping regional contacts “tight,” even with its enemies.
As you may know, Hezbollah is a US Designated Foreign Terror Organization. Providing services to them is illegal. In other words, I bet Randy Bush is happy about Egypt working with Hezbollah. he hearts Hezbollah and child porn.
From a earlier post by Howie:
Randy the technical contact for Hezbollah's DNS record responds to our request that www. DNS record be frozenIn other possibly related news, the Muslim Brotherhood wants Egyptian Jews in Israel to come back to Egypt.
Go Fuck ourselves? Now that's not very nice. Not very nice at all. What other causes does Randy support? Porn, child porn.
Randy works for the Internet Initiative Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 23, 2012
MEMRI Research Fellow Mansour Al-Hadj Justifies Facebook Shutting Down Hizbullah, Taliban Pages
As you will note in the video they show one of Hamas' twitter accounts (@AlquassamBrigade). What's more, CloudFlare refuses to stop providing services to quassam.ps because censorship. This is what I received after I contacted them:
CloudFlare received your abuse report dated December 20, 2012 regarding:God forbid they comply to US designating Hamas as a foreign terror org.(FTO). This brings to mind, why doesn't the State Dept. do something? There is no intel, nada to be had at Hamas websites, just terror propaganda.
Your abuse report was denied due to a lack of evidence. We cooperate with all appropriate law enforcement agencies where appropriate.
Please also review our stance on censorship: http://blog.cloudflare.com/58611873
Run Hizb'Allah Run! (BUMPED)
November 29, 2012
Hezbollah Leader Introduces His New Line Of Cosmetics
Introducing Nasrallah's Secret!
Do you have a unattractive Ashoura bloody face? Then this is for you! Hasan Nasrallah has been perfecting a animal friendly cosmetic line. For only $19.99, you will receive the products Nassy is wearing. Make your mujahid proud by surprising him with this must have look of a true mujahid!
Order now[If operators are busy, keep trying] and receive 2 complete sets for the price of 1! Yes, that's right! For only $19.99 you will receive 2 compete sets for the price of 1!
Hurry, only a limited number of Nasrallah's Secret products are available. Order NOW and we will throw in 2 sets of earrings and 2 pinky rings to complete the Secret look!
Not available in stores, Israel or the United States. Disclaimer: Product may or may not have been developed by Mossad. Not responsible for injury or death due to products use. All sales final, no refunds.
Not related but related:
Hezbollah: Portrait of a Terrorist Organization*
October 17, 2012
ATTN Hizbullah's Al Manor TV & Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
Congrats MEMRI and thank you Facebook
MEMRI's series of articles on Hizbullah's Facebook activity and its multiple Facebook pages was followed by Facebook's August 2012 removal of Hizbullah and Al-Manar pages; MEMRI's activity against Hizbullah's social media activities has been reported by the Lebanese media.Sh*t happens
Following this removal of the previous Hizbullah and Al-Manar TV Facebook pages, and after vowing to return to Facebook, Hizbullah created two new Facebook pages for its Al-Manar TV, as MEMRI reported on August 22, 2012.
Last night, Facebook removed these two new Hizbullah Al-Manar TV pages, as well as a page belonging to Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah. This latter page, while it was created in October 2011, has never been shut down; its removal is a new move for Facebook.[More...]
October 04, 2012
When Hezbollah Work Days Go Terribly Right
If every day on the job working for Hezbollah were like this, we'd all be better off:
Lebanon's Hezbollah has announced the deaths of three of its fighters in a series of blasts at a weapons-storage depot in the country's eastern Bekaa Valley.
A Lebanese security official had previously said that at least nine people were killed in Wednesday's explosions, including four Syrian workers.
September 17, 2012
Fatwa? Hezbollah Leader Calls For Week Of Deeply Uncivilized Rage Against Mohammed Video
Nasrallah out did himself by calling the movie "the worst attack ever on Islam".
...Nasrallah told followers to stagger their protests around the country. He called for protests in southern Beirut on Monday, in the southern city of Tyre on Wednesday, in the eastern city of Baalbek on Friday, in Bint Jbeil in south Lebanon on Saturday, and in Hermel in the eastern Bekaa valley region on Sunday. All are majority Shia areas.Dear Nasrallah, is this what you mean by drawing stuff?
He also called for people across the Islamic world to demonstrate against the film, which he described as "the worst attack ever on Islam, worse than the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, the burning of the Quran in Afghanistan and the cartoons in the European media".
"There should be resolutions adopted in top international institutions, that are binding on all states and governments in the world, to forbid the defamation of religions," said Nasrallah, adding attacks on Muslims were "frequent".
"Those who write or draw or make such a film would know that they would be punished wherever they are, and they would not feel protected," the Hezbollah chief said.
He also blamed the United States for the film.
Howie wants one first, though.
September 11, 2012
San Jose Imam Arrested in Mexico, Hezbollah Ties
Another American Muslim arrested as a terrorist, yet I didn't see a single story about this over the past few days. Not even on Fox News. Jewish Press:
Over the weeked, three suspected members of the terrorist organization Hezbollah, a proxy group for Iran, were arrested in the capital city of the Yucatan Province, Mexico.After he served his time and was released, he jumped parole and fled to Mexico where he and two others were arrested over the weekend and then deported to the US. Local media reported that a full military style assault led to the trio's capture and that this was an indication that far more was going on here then a simple parole violation.
One of the three, Rafic Mohamad Labboun Allaboun, 44, is a Lebanese American. According to Benito Rosell Isaac, head of the Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) in Yucatan, Labboun had a warrant out for his arrest from Houston, Texas, and he was deported there within hours of his arrest. He had a court appearance on Monday morning, September 10, and then was returned to the San Jose division of the Northern District Court of California....
Labboun was convicted by a jury on July 19, 2010, on seven counts of bank fraud. The fraud involved the creation of false lines of credit between several US banks. Credit cards and checks from those lines were then used to obtain more than $100,000 in gold from Saudi Arabia. The money is believed to have ended up in Lebanon, and was allegedly used to finance terrorist activities by Hezbollah. The money was never recovered.
August 20, 2012
U.S. Seizes $150 Million in Alleged Hezbollah-Linked Cash
U.S. officials said Monday they seized $150 million connected to a scheme in which entities linked to Hezbollah allegedly used the U.S. financial system to launder money through West Africa and back to the group’s base of Lebanon.Islamists making money off of drugs, sex and stuff to fund terrorism, who knew?
The seizure stems from a civil lawsuit filed last year by federal prosecutors in Manhattan against defunct Lebanese Canadian Bank, or LCB, and two Lebanese exchange houses seeking more than $480 million in funds allegedly derived from drug trafficking and other criminal activity passing through the U.S. financial system.[More...]
August 16, 2012
Not So Fast: Hezbollah iPad, iPhone, Android App Back
Ugh. They're ba-aack:
Hezbollah’s smartphone application, launched at the end of July but promptly removed by Apple and Google, has been rereleased for the Android operating system and is “back on Ipad and Iphone,” according to Al-Manar, the Lebanese terrorist organization’s satellite television station....Wouldn't it just be easier to kill some people here? No, I am being serious. And by "kill" I do mean, you know, kill. I have no problem killing any one in Hezbollah. You join, you forfeit your life. Even if you are a so-called "journalist" or webmaster for the terror group.
n an effort to avoid distributor policies and control, the new applications are downloadable directly from Al-Manar’s website, which is hosted British server. The website also provides instructions, along with screen shots, on configuring Android phones to accept applications “not sourced in Android Market.”
Better Late than Never: Facebook Pulls Plug on Hezbollah Account
Twitter Refuses to do the Same
The good news:
Facebook management has ordered the removal of pages belonging to Hezbollah and its Al-Manar television network, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.The bad news? Twitter refuses to take down Hezbollah's twitter account: @almanarnews
According to the report, the decision to ban Hezbollah from the popular social networking site was made due to Facebook's policy against terror incitement and hate propagation. The U.S. State Department included Al-Manar on its Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004.
August 01, 2012
Hezbollah: There's an App for That
Or, at least, there was an app for that:
Apple and Google have removed a Hizballah-affiliated app from their electronic devices after less than a week, reports CNET.com. The program streamed Hizballah's television station al-Manar even though the media group was proscribed by the State Department's Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004.