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The Hezbollah Connection
The American Spectator ^ | 8/27/2010 | George H. Wittman

Posted on 08/27/2010 3:35:39 AM PDT by markomalley

The growth of Lebanon's Hezbollah (Party of God) has gained considerable impetus through its patron Iran's own desire to dominate strategically the entire Middle East region. Hezbollah fits in neatly with Tehran's effort to reinstate the Persian preeminence in the ancient world reaching back centuries.

Ironically this is the same vision held by the late Shah Reza Pahlevi. His imperial objective was clear and for that reason feared by the kingdoms of the Gulf. With more than a little American encouragement, the deeply egocentric Shah more than once indicated he viewed himself as directly descended from the ancient kings of Persia.

Today's Shia clerical leadership sees the organization of Hezbollah as an international mechanism that acts in accordance with Iran's broader ambitions even while evolving as the dominating political force in its home country of Lebanon. The arrival in 1982 of one to two thousand Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) volunteers from Iran provided the cadre around whom Hezbollah's military capability would be built during the Lebanese civil war. The Iranian veterans of this expedition became the core of the elite special operations unit, Quds Force.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 1982; globaljihad; hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; iran; irg; irgc; irgqf; jihad; lebanon; qudsforce

1 posted on 08/27/2010 3:35:40 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I think the Shia Sunni conflict in the Muslim community needs to be understood as it relates to the overall world security. Iran is the only real Shiite stronghold left in the world. While the Shia and the Sunni appear to be working together at times it’s not an indication of the two being a cohesive force. Sunni hate the Shia and there will soon be an all out war between the two for domination I think.

I believe that very soon the rest of the Muslim world which is Sunni, along with Israel and the rest of the G8 countries will attack Iran and destroy the leadership there. The reasoning will be o eliminate the nuclear threat that Iran posses. The leadership in Iran will be replaced with a Sunni controlled government. That will allow the Sunni to be the dominant force in all Muslim countries.

It’s at that time that Biblical prophecy could well come to pass.

2 posted on 08/27/2010 7:10:26 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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