February 13, 2014

Abdallah Azzam Brigades Claims Bombing of Iranian Embassy

Daily Star:

he Qaeda-linked Abdallah Azzam Brigades allegedly released a video Wednesday showing footage of the Nov. 19 double suicide attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut, for which it has claimed responsibility.

The 18-minute video, entitled “The attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut,” went viral on social media after it was posted, although could not be independently verified.

The video includes recorded warnings from the group's late leader, Majid al-Majid, who died last month in a Beirut military hospital, as well as from Mouin Abu Dahr, one of two suicide bombers who carried out the attack, which killed 30 people and wounded over 150 others.

The group’s spokesperson, Sirajeddine Zureiqat, also appears in the video threatening the Defense Ministry and Lebanese Army Intelligence.

Now has the video here.

Highlights are at 4:18 the recitation of what Abdallah Azzam considers the enemies of Islam. Including but not limited to... the leader of Hezbollah, Bashar Assad, Russia, Amerikkka and of course the list would not be complete without out the Joooos!@%$@# Eleventy.

The so called Martyrs are at around 9:19.


By Howie at 09:23 AM | Comments |

February 07, 2014

Worth the Watch: Vice on Syrian Conflict Spilling Over into Lebanon

Okay, so the other day I was complaining about Vice Media's report from Tripoli, Lebanon because there were al Qaeda flags everywhere and no one seemed to notice them. But I watched parts 3 - 5 today (really, just 25 minute long documentary that they split up and released in 5 parts) and they finally get around to talking about al Qaeda's presence in part 3.

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So I'm going to go ahead and encourage readers to watch this. I'm still a little miffed by the overall narrative. It's pretty much standard 'war is bad, mmmkay' type stuff. And it's the Allawite Baathist who's complaining about al Qaeda, not the narrator who only mentions in passing near the very end that the militia commander he's been following for the past 25 minutes is a "kind of Islamist Tony Soprano". That's kind of annoying.

But, again, it's worth the watch because it shows something I've been saying for years (and which my Christian Lebanese brother-in-law hates to hear) which is this: Lebanon is a failed state, and a sh*thole of an excuse for a "country". When those in charge are not busy building coalitions with Shia terrorists, they're busy looking the other way as al Qaeda builds an army from the ground up.

The documentary seems to be saying that this neighborhood is a microcosm of what's going on in neighboring Syria. It is. But what most miss is that Syria is a microcosm of what's going on in the entire Arab world. Which is itself just a microcosm of what's going on in the entire Muslim world.

In 1996 Professor Samuel P. Huntington famously noted that "the borders of Islam are bloody". He was right. But what he failed to mention was that the rest of Islam, not just its borders, are also equally bloody.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:20 PM | Comments |

February 04, 2014

Guys Flying al Qaeda Flags & Saddam Photos Don't Understand why US isn't Helping Them

So I'm watching pts. 1 & 2 of Vice Media's report on how the Syrian war is spilling over into Lebanon's second city, Tripoli. And amid the chaos of morons firing their AKs into the air among crowds of children (these people have never heard of Isaac Newton?) one of the leaders of the Sunni militia aks the US for weapons and aid.

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Sunni militia leader in Lebanon asks for US help

This same guy has this poster up over his meat shop.

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Saddam Hussein poster in Tripoli, Lebanon

And as he leads the reporter through the streets of Tripoli here's what you see.

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al Qaeda Flag over Tripoli, Lebanon

And these posters.

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al Qaeda posters in Tripoli, Lebanon

The translation you see in the image above talking about gangs killing children is not a reference to the al Qaeda posters on the wall. It's a reference to Syrian supporting militia across town.

And yet, this guy doesn't understand why the US isn't sending him weapons? That's a real head-scratcher right there.

Now, there are two more episodes of this short series from Vice Media, so maybe the reporter will say something in the next two episodes. But even though clear signs of al Qaeda support are everywhere the crew goes there isn't one mention of it in pts. 1 & 2. And we wonder why so many people are unclear on why US intervention in these cesspools in unwise?

Also: Arab Spring!

Someone ought to nominate Obama for a Nobel Peace Prize for "resetting" relations with the Arab world. That guy is fantastic!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:00 PM | Comments |

August 15, 2013

Spillover: Hezbollah Bombed in Lebanon

The other day Michael Totten wrote an article on the future of Beirut, wondering if in the post-civil war era it could regain the title The Paris of the Middle East? I didn't bother linking the article at the time because the answer seems so obvious: no.

I hate being right about stuff like this:

A powerful car bomb ripped through a crowded southern Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of the militant group Hezbollah on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and trapping dozens of others in burning cars and buildings in the latest apparent violence linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria, officials said.

Groups opposed to Syria’s President Bashar Assad have threatened to retaliate against Hezbollah for intervening on behalf of his regime in the conflict. The blast raises the worrying specter of Lebanon being pulled further into the Syrian civil war, which is taking on an increasingly sectarian tone.

I can't imagine Hezbollah will just sit back and take this. These aren't exactly the forgive and forget types.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:01 PM | Comments |

May 30, 2013

Father Teaches Young Daughter to Shoot at Muslims Who Aren't the Right Kind of Muslims

Awwww, they grow up so fast. [sniff ... sniff]

The video is purportedly from the Northern Lebanese town of Tripoli -- which is majority Sunni -- and where the civil war in Syria has spilled over into sectarian fighting between Sunnis and Shia Hezbollah militants.

Thanks to golem bar.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:27 PM | Comments |

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.

"The presence of veteran fighters in Syria underlines the importance of this campaign for Hezbollah"

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.

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.

[Continue reading]

The article is well worth the read especially since Mr Smyth is well versed in this area.

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.

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).

Snippet of his new post:
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.

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..

Phillip Smyth is also a very funny dude.

By Stable Hand at 03:08 PM | Comments |

March 27, 2013

Syrian War Spilling Over into Lebanon

As much as I love the Lebanese people (and food!) if I've said it once I've said it a million times: when you allow a terrorist group to openly operate in your country it's kind of hard for me to feel sorry when the place goes to sh*t:

The Syrian civil war is spilling into the city of Tripoli, the second largest in Lebanon. Sunni Muslims in the poor neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh are at war with an Alawite militia in the adjacent hilltop neighborhood of Jebel Mohsen that supports Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Last week there was even a shootout at a hospital, of all places.

So far this is hardly original. What makes this conflict absurdly unusual is that segments of the Lebanese army are protecting both militias, and they’re doing so on behalf of a foreign government—Syria’s.

Michael Totten has a more thorough report here.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:02 AM | Comments |

February 13, 2013

Report: A Senior Commander In Iran's Revolutionary Guard Was Eliminated (?) In Lebanon

Ah, hope he suffered and stuff

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian independent news website is reporting that a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed in Lebanon

The website — mashreghnews.ir — says Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed by "mercenaries of the Zionist regime," but provided no details about his death.[More...]

Ain't that a shame.

h/t @mrrossletters.

By Stable Hand at 05:12 PM | Comments |

December 13, 2012

Hezbollah's 'Gazan Caricature'.

Hezbolla's Al-Manor TV website published this cartoon. Yeah, the websites are still there.

14:47 - 2012-12-09 | Gazan blood weighs

You may remember, Howie and I were told to f**k off when we contacted American University of Beirut's tech Randy Bush. The university controls Hezbollah's DNS record:

Related via zTruth...: Report: Missouri-based Internet company hosting Hezbollah-affiliated Al Manar TV website!

Image credit: Zionist Bandwidth Bitch

By Stable Hand at 09:47 AM | Comments |

September 17, 2012

Fatwa? Hezbollah Leader Calls For Week Of Deeply Uncivilized Rage Against Mohammed Video

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Deeply Uncivilized rage boys [h/t B'emetOr]

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.

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.

Dear Nasrallah, is this what you mean by drawing stuff?

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Fatwa me you fat assed bitch!

Howie wants one first, though.

By Stable Hand at 10:21 AM | Comments |

May 24, 2012

Man with ties to Al-Qaeda arrested after deadly Beirut standoff

Via The Daily Star

BEIRUT: A gunman with ties to Al-Qaeda was arrested Thursday in Beirut after an hours-long standoff with Lebanese soldiers that also claimed the lives of two men, security sources said Thursday.

The apprehended gunman, Hani Ash-Shanti who holds a Lebanese passport, is part of a 13-member group affiliated with Al-Qaeda and is said to have been linked to the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the sources said.[More...]

Linked to assassination of Hariri? Hezbollah is responsible for the assassination, which they deny and blame Israel.

Hezbollah and al-Qaeda, a marriage made in Hell.

By Stable Hand at 02:16 PM | Comments |

November 29, 2011

Al Qaeda Linked Group Claims Israel Rocket Attack

Guess what? There's al Qaeda. In Lebanon:

A group linked to al-Qaeda on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an overnight rocket attack from southern Lebanon against Israel, a local website announced.

Elnashra website said it had received an email from the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam claiming responsibility for the attack.

“Early this Tuesday, rockets from the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam shelled the Zionist colonies in northern Palestine... and reached their aim,” the email message reads.

The same group claimed responsibility for the last rocket attack from southern Lebanon against Israel in 2009.

No one was injured, but a couple of buildings were damaged.

This is Hezbollah controlled territory. And when I say controlled I mean controlled. It's a virtual police state in Southern Lebanon, but with Hezbollah running the show and not the "government".

So, if an al Qaeda affiliate is firing rockets from Hezbollah's territory then the safe bet would be on them tacitly approving the attack.

And the Iranian backed shias of Hezbollah do not normally get along with the Salaafi Sunnis of al Qaeda. But we know Iran has worked with al Qaeda when their interests align. So I think what we are seeing here might be Iran ramping up the pressure on Israel in light of the string of recent "work related accidents" in the Islamic Republic. Having al Qaeda do your dirty work will leave more than a few New York Times reporters scratching their head because conventional wisdom is that Shias would never make strategic alliances with al Qaeda.

It gives Iran plausible deniability and allows them to attack Israel while being insulated from international criticism.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:14 PM | Comments |

November 23, 2011

If You Strike Me Down

I will be more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Silverstein claimed that "an authoritative Israeli source with considerable military experience" told him that the IDF used a "Trojan Horse" style trap. A few weeks ago it was reported that an Israeli drone disappeared over Lebanon. Silverstein now claims Israel "out foxed Hezbollah" as Hezbollah brought the downed drone to its arms cache. Once inside the arms cache it was detonated, causing a massive explosion.
Go ahead, strike away.

By Howie at 10:56 AM | Comments |

September 07, 2011

Hezbollah's Ally Wants To See It Destroyed

Lebanon’s speaker of parliament, Nabih Berri to be exact:

WikiLeaks recently published a diplomatic cable from Lebanon describing Berri’s “pleasure” and “laughter” as Israeli military hardware pummeled his supposed ally from the skies.

Read the rest in Commentary Magazine.[Michael Totten]

Lulz

By Stable Hand at 01:48 PM | Comments |

August 13, 2011

Good News: 5 al Qaeda Linked Terrorists Escape from Lebanese Jail

Marvelous. Absolutely freaking marvelous:

"Five inmates have escaped from Ward D in the Roumieh prison," northeast of Beirut, the official said on condition of anonymity. "We believe at least three of them belong to Fatah al-Islam."

Lebanon's Internal Security Forces said a sixth inmate attempting to flee had been caught inside prison grounds and was under interrogation.

Two Syrians, a Lebanese, a Kuwaiti and two Mauritanians had sawed through a fence inside the prison, used sheets to rappel from their ward and then mingled with visitors in civilian clothing, it said in a statement.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:58 AM | Comments |

August 12, 2011

Hezbollah General: Syria, Iraq, Iran And Hezbollah Will Wipe Out Israel

Via BigPeace

These idiots really want to obliterate themselves, don't they?

By Stable Hand at 06:18 PM | Comments |

July 31, 2011

Lebanon: Terrorist Samir Kuntar Reportedly Injured in Explosion

Elder of Ziyon has the details with updates. Hopefully, one of his updates will be "Kuntar died from injuries sustained". I doubt it would be worded that way though.

Who is Kuntar?

Kuntar is Lebanese and a former member of the Palestine Liberation Front. On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, he participated in the attempted kidnapping of an Israeli family in Nahariya that resulted in the deaths of four Israelis and two of his fellow kidnappers.

Obstacles to Peace:

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Danny, Einat and Yael Haran
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Haim Shahar holding Eliyahu's picture

Kuntar was convicted in an Israeli court for murder of policeman Eliyahu Shahar, Danny Haran, and Haran’s four-year-old daughter, Einat, smashing her head against a rock and then against his rifle. He was also convicted of indirectly causing the death of two-year-old Yael Haran by suffocation, as her mother, Smadar, tried to quiet her while hiding from Kuntar.[Emphasis mine..ed]

In 1980, Kuntar was sentenced to four life sentences. Released in a 2008 swap for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, Kuntar remains a reviled figure in Israel, a reminder of one of the most brutal acts of terrorism in the country's history.

He was given a hero’s welcome by Hezbollah on his return to Lebanon, and in the years since has emerged as one of the movement’s most visible and popular spokesmen.

Al Jazeera even threw him a "birthday party" to welcome his return:

This is one of several reasons why it makes me want to puke when our media and leftist, including Hillary, praise Al Jazeera.

h/t Bubbe

By Stable Hand at 12:00 AM | Comments |

July 12, 2011

Israel Marks Five Years since the Second Lebanon War

119 soldiers & 45 civilians were killed 5 years ago today during the 2nd Lebanon War.

RIP

IDF

On July 12, 2006, Hezbollah terrorists killed three Israeli soldiers during an attack on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) vehicle patrolling within Israeli territory alongside the Israel-Lebanon border. Two of the soldiers killed were taken into captivity by Hezbollah, whose attack instigated the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War—during which Israel significantly impaired Hezbollah’s military capabilities.

The war lasted 34 days and ended with the signing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. Although a partner to the resolution, Hezbollah has directly violated UN Resolution 1701—rearming and strengthening itself with weapons and training from the Syrian and Iranian regimes. Five years later, Hezbollah has returned to full, routine militant activity in southern Lebanon.

The IDF has produced an infographic presenting Hezbollah’s gross violations of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.

Be sure to check it out.

By Stable Hand at 09:41 AM | Comments |

June 30, 2011

Four Hezbollah members terrorists indicted in Former Lebanese PM Hariri murder

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Rafik al-Hariri & Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, May 25, 2001

Carl in Jerusalem

The [UN]Special Tribunal for Lebanon has issued indictments against four senior Hezbullah members in the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

“I will now examine the indictment and the warrants to take the appropriate measures,” [State Prosecutor Saeed] Mirza told reporters following a meeting with a three-member delegation from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

A judicial source told The Daily Star that the indictment identified the suspects as Mustafa Badreddine[Badreddine is cousin and a brother-in-law of slain Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh..ed], Salim al-Ayyash, Hasan Aineysseh and Asad Sabra.

Will Hezbollah led government allow these prosecutions to go through?:

JPost

Also Thursday, Lebanon's interior minister was quoted as saying that the indictments are "a big deal."

“Why the big deal? It’s just an indictment and not a final verdict. So why all this hubbub?” Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel asked during a Voice of Lebanon interview, according to The Daily Star.

Hell, those four probably have their bags packed and on their way to Iran

By Stable Hand at 10:51 AM | Comments |

June 16, 2011

Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabban of Lebanon: Palestinians Are "Trash"

JPost

The mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, was quoted this week as saying that Palestinians are no longer welcome in his country.

He also condemned Palestinians as “trash” and said that he’s not afraid of their weapons.

Sheikh Qabbani’s remarks were made during a meeting he held in his office in Beirut with a Palestinian delegation representing refugees and various Palestinian factions in Lebanon.

The furious mufti later kicked the Palestinian representatives out of his office.

More than 400,000 Palestinians live in Lebanon, most of them in extremely harsh conditions in refugee camps.

The meeting was called to discuss Palestinian “assaults” on state-owned and Islamic Wakf lands in Lebanon.

“We’ve hosted you and no longer want you,” the mufti told stunned members of the Palestinian delegation[...]

The mufti lost his temper following complaints that Palestinians living in refuge camps in Lebanon had illegally seized lands belonging to the state and the Islamic Wakf Trust.

Palis got their feelings hurt, they can't blame this on Israel...yet.

By Stable Hand at 10:41 AM | Comments |

May 25, 2011

Nasrallah (Hezbollah Leader) Proudly Endorses The Murderous Assad (Syria)

The Astute Bloggers

Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah yesterday pledged support for the Syrian government, saying that an end to the Assad regime would only serve American and Israeli interests.

Speaking on the 11th anniversary of Liberation Day - marking the day Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon in 2000 - the head of the Lebanese Shiite group also called for the rejection of sanctions against Syria and claimed the regime was committed to reform

Hellfire missile may be in order, just sayin..

BTW, did you know Nasrallah fled Lebanon after hearing of Bin Laden's trip to the bottom of the Arabian sea, or, fish food for bottom feeders. He feared the US was after him next and he really didn't want to cure his Pediculosis pubis

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(known as crabs or crab lice, a millimeter-sized insect that infests the pubic hair, feeds on human blood, and multiplies rapidly) infestation by being eatin by real life size crabs

Again, hellfire missile...please

h/t MuslimAlert

By Stable Hand at 08:37 PM | Comments |

May 09, 2011

Hezbollah Chief, Hassan Nasrallah, Flees S Lebanon Residence In Fear

Nasharallah's disguise revealed

Of a potential US assassination, in the wake of the bin Laden raid in Pakistan on Sunday

Watch your six Nasrallah, watch your six..

lulz

In other news, Iran turns on Bushehr, quake hits

By Stable Hand at 11:02 AM | Comments |

March 31, 2011

Israeli map shows nearly 1,000 Hezbollah weapon sites

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Hezbullah & UN flags flying side by side at UN "peacekeeping post" in South Lebanon

Via FNC

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military on Thursday released a map detailing what it says are nearly 1,000 underground bunkers, weapons storage facilities and monitoring sites built by the militant Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.

Many of the sites on the map are located south of the Litani River in Lebanon, the zone where Hezbollah is banned from keeping weapons under the U.N.-sponsored truce that ended Israel's summer 2006 war with the guerrilla group.[Emphasis mine..ed]

An article on the military spokesman's website says Hezbollah has set up some 550 bunkers, 300 monitoring sites and 100 weapons storage facilities. The facilities are located in 270 villages, and many are located near hospitals, private homes and schools, the military said in a statement published on its website.

Judith Levy links to a PDF which shows these images from IDF:

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These just-declassified IDF maps show the Israeli army's assessment of the locations of Hezbollah's bunkers, weapons facilities and surveillance posts in the village of El-Khiam, which is about two and a half miles north of the Israeli border. Hezbollah's installations in and under El-Khiam total about 950.

If you open the PDF and scroll down to the satellite photo of the village, you will see that weapons caches have been placed beside mosques and hospitals, underneath schools, and in residential areas. El-Khiam -- which was already the site of serious hostilities with the Israelis in 2006 -- has thus been wired as a village-sized suicide bomb. If Hezbollah launches attacks from El-Khiam and the IDF retaliates, civilian casualties are all but guaranteed.[Read the rest]

Note IDF released the images exclusively to WaPo who apparently felt the need to say, when linking PDF: "a map of alleged Hezbollah installations"

IDF's statement on Hezbollah's facilities

By Stable Hand at 12:06 PM | Comments |

March 30, 2011

Video: atwera

Unrepentant domestic terrorist just won't grow up: "Every country that has a US military base ought to have a right to vote in America's presidential elections"

"Civil disobedience"? Lebanon next?

Chicago's recent "civil disobedience":

By Stable Hand at 01:45 PM | Comments |

March 14, 2011

Fat Chance: Tens of Thousands of Lebanese March, Demand Hezbollah Disarm

Peaceful demonstrations against people uneager or unwilling to shed blood are one thing, but peaceful demonstrations demanding a bloodthirsty, theocratic, state sponsored terrorist organization give up its weapons? Now that's just wishful thinking.

It's a wish and a hope and a dream that I share with the Lebanese people, but the kind of wish I file under fantasy rather than goal which can be achieved.

It will take either the downfall of the Iranian regime or civil war to disarm Hezbollah. And no one in Lebanon is willing to go through that again.

Press release below from the Cedars Revolution.

Statement by WCCR on the Million Citizen March in Beirut

"Disarm Hezbollah, protect freedom, keep the Peace"


March 14th 2011

CR News, Washington DC

The World Council for the Cedars Revolution (WCCR) salutes the brave Lebanese people who has demonstrated today March 13, 2011 in downtown Beirut with one million men and women gathering in celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Cedars Revolution of 2005.

The WCCR considers the million men and women march today as evidence of the strength and determination of the Cedars Revolution and of civil society in Lebanon in their struggle to achieve freedom, justice and implement all relevant UN resolutions, particularly UNSCR 1559. The WCCR declares the following:

1) The Lebanese Diaspora hail the courageous participants in the March 2011 demonstration, particularly women, youth and children who sent us a clear message of hope and liberty.

2) It is now without any doubt that the popular majority in Lebanon, after two legislative elections and now with this one million citizens march, desires the disarming of Hezbollah's militias and keeping all military responsibilities under the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL. Hence we urge the United Nations, based on this exercise of popular expression to engage in the next steps to implement UNSCR 1559 and disarming Hezbollah.

3) We value the courage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri who addressed the people directly and asked them if they wish to see Hezbollah disarmed, allowing the entire world to hear the answer loud and clear.

4) We are thrilled to see that the people of Lebanon has responded en masse to the call for demonstration despite terror assassinations, explosions and intimidations practices by Hezbollah and its terror networks against unarmed civilians over the past six years

5) The WCCR however calls on the politicians who spoke at the rally to match the feelings and will of the people who responded to the call for demonstration, by raising the bar of the demands and declare clearly that they wish to see UNSCR 1559 implemented via the United Nations and not through a sterile concession to Hezbollah on what they call a table of negotiations. The people of Lebanon mandated its politicians to be clear in demanding an international help against the terror group and these politicians are obligated to execute the will of the people.

6) The WCCR disagree with calls emanating from some politicians that Hezbollah weapons must be directed to the southern borders to trigger another regional war. The Lebanese Diaspora and Lebanon's popular majority doesn't want war, any war. Hezbollah's weapons must be collected by the UN and the Lebanese Army and Lebanon's southern borders must be regulated at this point by UNSCR 1701

President Secretary General

Joe Baini Tom Harb

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:37 AM | Comments |

January 26, 2011

Cedar Revolution Dead: Terror Supporting State Now Poised to be Completely Taken Over by Terrorists

I've long argued that Lebanon was a terrorist state. It's true that the Cedar Revolution also opposed Hezbollah. But what is overlooked is the fact that they chose peace over confronting the terrorists. Given the choice of a return to the bloody civil war I'm not sure I would not make the same choice if I were Lebanese. But we must recognize that choice for what it was: a concession to terrorists that they would be given free reign in much of the country in return for some amount of internal stability.

Now it seems that this deal with the devil is coming back to haunt them as Hezbollah is poised to take over the reigns of government.

Which will mean war. If not a civil war, then yet another war with Israel. So much for peace with terrorists.

How's that deal looking now, Lebanon?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:42 AM | Comments |

January 22, 2011

Iranian/Syrian Backed PFLP-GC Carries Out Military Exercises In Eastern Lebanon

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PFLP-GC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - Central Command) is designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization by U.S., EU, Canada & Israel

Interesting development with these assmaggots:

YALIBNAN

In a sign of what the Lebanese should expect if Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah assumes power in Lebanon, the Syrian backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command ( PFLP-GC ) carried out Saturday a military exercise at their Qosaya base in the Bekaa, in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian borders according to Central news Agency.

The report added that residents of nearby villages could hear the echoes of gunfire and explosions coming from the base.

h/t Lizzie

JVL

.....The organization carried out dozens of attacks in Europe and the Middle East during the 1970s and 1980s and is known for cross-border terrorist attacks into Israel using unusual means, such as hot air balloons and motorized hang gliders. The group's primary focus now is on guerrilla operations in southern Lebanon. Its attacks usually come from over the Lebanese border and its presence in the PA-administered territories is minimal. Its attacks against Israel include:

* Blowing up a Swissair plane (February 21, 1970); 47 murdered.
* An attack on a bus of children from Avivim , a moshav near the Lebanese border (May 21, 1970); 12 Israeli children murdered.
* An attack in Kiriyat Shmonah in the far north of Israel (April 11, 1974); 18 Israeli civilians murdered.
* The kidnapping of 3 Israeli soldiers in 1982 who were exchanged on May 20, 1985, for 1150 Palestinian prisoners.
* “The night of the hang-gliders” (November 25, 1987); 6 Israeli soldiers murdered.

My, they even have a website

By Stable Hand at 02:33 PM | Comments |

December 31, 2010

Glick: Hezbollah strikes deal with Lebanese PM Hariri Jr. not to murder him over UN Tribunal indictments (bumped)

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Caroline Glick reports:

On January 15 the UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon is scheduled to issue indictments against a number of Hizbullah operatives for the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005. All of Lebanon and much of the region is waiting in suspense that grows with each passing day. The news that Hizbullah would be fingered by the prosecutors was first made public in July. Since then, Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has threatened repeatedly to set fire to Lebanon and perhaps Israel if Daniel Bellemare, the chief prosecutor dares to go forward. Given Hizbullah's track record of war, murder and intimidation, no one doubts that the Iranian-proxy force will keep its promise if it comes to that.

Almost immediately after Hizbullah was named as the central suspect in Hariri's assassination, Hizbullah's ally Syria began negotiating a deal with Saudi Arabia, which serves as the patron of Lebanon's Sunni community. The goal of these talks is to get Hizbullah off the hook, "in order to preserve stability."

Bellemare made clear this week that he will not be influenced by politics in dispatching his duties to the law. If he is true to his word, then Hizbullah members will certainly be indicted for assassinating Hariri next month.

What this means is that the most attractive option for Hizbullah and its allies right now is to discredit the tribunal. To this end, Hizbullah has repeatedly characterized the UN tribunal as an Israeli and American plot. Syria has insisted that the Lebanese who testified before the tribunal gave false testimony.

While these allegations may have convinced their supporters, both Syria and Hizbullah know that the only effective way to discredit the tribunal is to coerce Hariri's son, Prime Minister Saad Hariri to disavow the tribunal and withdraw Lebanese governmental support for its proceedings.

Although such a move would probably have little impact on the tribunal's ultimate judgment, it might reduce the political impact of the indictments for Hizbullah in Lebanon.

And so according to Ha'aretz, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and Saudi King Abdullah reached a deal in which Hariri Jr. will disavow the tribunal. In exchange, Hizbullah will agree not to murder him.

More here.

But hey, don't forget that Hezbollah are "freedom fighters".

Appeasement is feeding the alligator hoping it will eat you last - Winston Churchill

By Barbarossa at 08:21 PM | Comments |

December 25, 2010

Hizbollah Fears 'Qaeda' Type Attacks from Lebanese Sunnis

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Personally I would root for both of the terrorist/Islamists groups to lose.

A day after the radical "Salafist" Sunni preacher Sheikh Omar Bakri was arrested last month, having been sentenced in absentia by a Lebanese court to life imprisonment on terrorism charges, he received an unexpected visitor in his holding cell at Beirut's police headquarters. Nawar Sahili, an MP from Lebanon's militant Shi'ite Hizballah movement — the Salafists' most powerful local enemy — and a lawyer by training, offered Bakri his legal services. See photographs from inside Hizballah

"I have been delegated by [Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan] Nasrallah to represent you. He has heard your voice," Bakri recalls Sahili telling him. Hizballah's decision to help Bakri may seem odd given that the Salafist cleric has in the past criticized the Shi'ite organization. In 2007, he told a Lebanese newspaper that he rejected Hizballah's "armed cantons" in Lebanon, and questioned why the "resistance" against Israel should be monopolized by the Shi'ite sect. (Watch video of Hizballah's war theme park.)

Still, with a bleak future ahead of him, Bakri accepted Hizballah's offer and has since been released on bail pending a retrial scheduled for March.

"Now I'm working to bring Sunnis and Shi'ites together on certain issues, such as confronting Israel," Bakri said in his home in Tripoli, Lebanon's religiously conservative second largest city. (Watch video of Lebanon's land-mine soccer team.)

With Sunni-Shi'ite tensions on the rise in Lebanon, Hizballah has been seeking allies within the small but potentially dangerous Salafist community — a sect that generally does not even recognize the Shi'ite branch of Islam. Salafists practice an austere version of Sunni Islam that emulates the seventh century ideals of the Prophet Mohammed and his followers. While a majority of Salafist scholars reject terrorism, many al-Qaeda leaders claim to be inspired by the sect.

By Stable Hand at 04:06 PM | Comments |

November 24, 2010

HizbAllah, Yeah We Murdered Hariri, So What?

Haaretz:

A senior Hezbollah official on Wednesday hinted at the militant group's involvement in the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the first indication of the sort expressed by a member of the organization.

"Even if the organization did murder Hariri, that's no reason to destroy Lebanon," the London-based daily A-Sharq al-Awsat quoted Lebanese MP Walid Sakaria as saying.

In other words if you hold us accountable for our murders, we will start a war.

Basically Ahmadinejad has already made the threat credible during his visit. Allow Iran and Hizballah to get away with murder and surrender the rule of law or they will start a civil war.

Its basically a bloodless coup attempt by Hizballah.

By Howie at 11:01 AM | Comments |

November 14, 2010

Seriously Good News: Radical Cleric Omar the goat humping Bakri Muhammed Arrested

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Revolution Muslims friends keep dropping like flies.

SMH

Lebanese police have arrested radical Islamic preacher Omar Bakri, just days after the formerly British-based cleric boasted he would "not spend one day" of a life sentence behind bars.

He now faces a retrial because his first trial was held in absentia.

"He was arrested by a patrol of intelligence agents from the Internal Security Force in his home in Tripoli," a security official told AFP.

Police said Bakri tried to flee in a car as the patrol closed in on his house in the main northern city on Sunday, prompting an officer to open fire to prevent him from escaping.

"As the patrol went to arrest him... he tried to flee. A member of the security forces opened fire and two bullets hit the back tyres" of Bakri's getaway vehicle, a police statement said.

He was duly arrested and transferred to Beirut, police said

A judicial source told AFP that Bakri must be retried before a military court in line with Lebanese law because he was sentenced in absentia.

Bakri, a fundamentalist Sunni Muslim who has praised the September 11, 2001 attacks and hailed the hijackers as the "magnificent 19", was sentenced to life by a military court on Thursday.

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The 50-year-old, who lived in Britain for 20 years, was found guilty, along with more than 40 other Lebanese, Palestinians, Syrians and Saudis, of "incitement to murder, theft and the possession of arms and explosives".

The day after the sentence was handed down he vowed he would "not spend one day in prison".

Fingers crossed he will finally spend the rest of his miserable ROPMA life in prison.

Omar's pole dancing daughter, Yasmin Fastok

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Jawas goat humper archives

By Stable Hand at 12:29 PM | Comments |

October 27, 2010

All Eyes on Lebanon

Suddenly Ahmadinejad's visit and Hezbollah's strong show of support makes a lot more sense.

Financial Times: Protestors in Beirut attacked international officials investigating the murder of former prime pinister Rafiq al Hariri on Wednesday, highlighting the tension caused by the investigation’s work in the volatile political climate of Lebanon.

Two representatives of a UN-backed tribunal investigating the assassination were interviewing a doctor in the Southern suburbs of Beirut, controlled by the fiercely anti-Israel group Hizbollah, when a crowd gathered outside the clinic.

According to a statement from the tribunal’s media relations unit, the investigators and their translator were then “violently attacked”, and had some of their possessions stolen before they were rescued by Lebanese security forces.

It has also been reported that it was a crowd of women who carried out the attack. I dunno.

A certain unnamed public network carried quite a lengthy report on this this morning. And yeah I listened without contributing. Screw it.

Anyway HizbAllah's statements have been like this.

“I think this [incident] sends a clear message that Hizbullah will not cooperate with the international tribunal,” political science professor Sami Haddad at Notre Dame University, told The Daily Star. However, he urged the international community to question “whether it can enforce cooperation on organizations in Lebanon.” “I don’t think that it can,” he added.
So basically if the Prime Minister backs down to HizbAllah he might was well have handed Ahmadinejad they keys while he was in town.

Same effect.

I had a lot worse analogy on that last part and thought better of it.

By Howie at 06:34 PM | Comments |

October 23, 2010

"They Came in Peace"

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27 years ago today:

The Beirut barracks bombing (October 23, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon) occurred during the Lebanese Civil War, two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon—killing 299 American and French servicemen. The organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the bombing, but that organization is thought to have been a nom de guerre for Hezbollah—or a group that would later become part of Hezbollah[1]—receiving help from the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2]

Suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the American Marines barracks, the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and three Army soldiers, along with sixty Americans injured, representing the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima of World War II, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the first day of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II.[3] In addition, the elderly Lebanese custodian of the Marines' building was killed in the first blast.[4] The explosives used were equivalent to 5,400 kg (12,000 pounds) of TNT.

In the attack on the French barracks, the eight-story 'Drakkar' building, two minutes after the Marine attack, 58 paratroopers from the 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment were killed and 15 injured, in the single worst military loss for France since the end of the Algerian War.[5]

The blasts led to the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Lebanon, where they had been stationed since the withdrawal of the Palestine Liberation Organization following the Israeli 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

Never forget.

Families and loved ones affected by this are still in our thoughts and prayers.

RIP Heroes, RIP

By Stable Hand at 09:40 PM | Comments |

October 14, 2010

From: Jawa || To: Al Qaeda in the Levant

Good Luck!

Ahmadinejad is visiting southern Lebanon today. Since Israel seems to be keeping their heads low as not to touch off any skirmish while tensions are high, maybe the Sunni Abdullah Azzam Brigades or the Christian militias will get a bit jumpy about having this asshat in their country.

May the force be with you....but just for today and tomorrow.

By Ronin at 07:56 AM | Comments |

September 07, 2010

Faulty Wiring or Evil Zionist Jooos?

Don't know but glad Hizballah lost some hardware.

Jpost:

Explosions ripped through a building Friday in southern Lebanon that might have been used to store weapons by the militant group Hizbullah, Lebanese security officials said.

The area is patrolled by UN troops and Lebanese soldiers and has been largely peaceful since the war, but there have been a number of mysterious explosions in the past year at buildings suspected of housing Hizbullah arms caches.

It was not clear what caused Friday's blasts, but one of the officials said it might have been triggered by an electrical short circuit setting off secret Hizbullah munitions.

How could a weapons cache be moved into a residential unit with the eagle eyes of UNIFIL patrolling the area? Maybe the UN will pitch in some funds to re-build the damaged structure.

By Ronin at 01:07 PM | Comments |

September 03, 2010

Oooops!

It appears there was an unexplained explosion at a Hezbollah weapons storage facility.

Awww shucks...

Hat Tip: Zionist Overlords.

By Howie at 02:04 PM | Comments |

August 14, 2010

Lebanese army kills top leader of Islamist group

Terror Free Somalia

BEIRUT — Lebanese troops on Saturday killed two Islamist militants including a head of an Al-Qaeda-inspired group which fought a battle with the army in 2007 that cost hundreds of lives, a military spokesman said.
"Abdel Rahman Awad, one of the key leaders of Fatah al-Islam," was killed along with another militant known as Abu Bakr during clashes in the eastern Bekaa Valley region, the spokesman told AFP.A judicial source said Abu Bakr was Awad's key deputy who provided military training to members of Fatah al-Islam, a shadowy group said to be inspired by Al-Qaeda.
In 2007, Fatah al-Islam fought a fierce battle against the army at Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon that raged for more than three months and cost 400 lives, with 168 soldiers among the dead.Judicial authorities accuse Awad of having "incited" militants to carry out attacks two years ago in the port city of Tripoli, near the Palestinian camp, that killed 21 people, including 13 soldiers.
Go read the rest give our friends at Terror Free Somalia the traffic..

By Matt Damon at 06:02 PM | Comments |

August 11, 2010

Iran To Fill US Void In Lebanon

Haaretz:

Iran has offered support to Lebanon's army, a week after a deadly cross-border clash between Lebanon and Israel which prompted U.S. lawmakers to block funding to the Lebanese military.

Two U.S. Democrat lawmakers said they were holding up $100 million that was approved for Lebanon's army but not yet spent. A senior House Republican, Eric Cantor, said future funding should be stopped too, pending an inquiry into the clash.

US aid dollars are being used directly against Israel. The UN Peacekeepers are worthless. Let Iran spend additional resources.

What does our over experienced military guru think about his fellow party member's suggestion? Not much.

But U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said U.S. President Barack Obama was not planning to re-evaluate its military cooperation with Lebanon.
By Ronin at 10:23 AM | Comments |

August 04, 2010

Great: US Arming Lebanese to Fight Israel

I don't know why this surprised me, but it does. Lebanon is one of the worst terrorist supporting states in the world. Hezbollah, a terrorist organization, is in the ruling Cabinet. Regardless of the official position that Hezbollah should give up its arms, it hasn't.

The Lebanese policy -- as it actually is -- is to allow Hezbollah free reign in the south. Sure, there is "peace" in Lebanon. But that peace was bought at the price of allowing terrorists space to operate freely. I'm not sure what they call that in the bizarro world of the US State Department, but the jargon of diplomatic-speak just doesn't mesh with the reality of Lebanon as it is.

I understand that this is a hard choice. If the Lebanese want peace with Israel, then they will have civil war. Apparently they are more worried about a renewed civil war then they are about Israel. So be it. The answer to the problem would be for Israel to make a conflict with them more costly then an intrastate conflict with Hezbollah.

And, to be honest, I don't really care either way. I support Israel, but I'm an American. If the Israelis and the Lebanese are fine with an on again off again cease fire, that's their concern, not ours.

But what I'm not fine with is American taxpayers money being sent to arm the terrorist state that is Lebanon:

Israel plans to urge the U.S. and other countries arming the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to stop doing so, following a deadly border skirmish Tuesday.

Government officials cited by Israeli media organizations Wednesday said Israel would launch a diplomatic offensive, arguing that weapons intended to be used against terrorists were instead being used against Israelis....

Four months ago, a shipment of U.S. equipment provided to the LAF included “1,000 M16A4 rifles, 10 missile launchers, 1,583 grenade launchers, and 538 sets of day/night binoculars and night-vision devices,” according to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

Let me also mention I'm not fine with our tax dollars going to Israel, either. Not because I put Israel in the same category as Lebanon, but because we just don't have the money to give.

If the Israelis want to buy our weapons, I'm cool with that. But the Lebanese? Not so much.

Thanks to G. Fox.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:28 PM | Comments |