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  • 'Special relationship' strained: US criticises UK's vow to talk to Hezbollah

    03/12/2009 8:45:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies · 819+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/13/2009 | Alex Spillius in Washington
    Washington has strongly criticised Britain's decision to talk to the political wing of Hezbollah, and complained that Barack Obama's new administration was not properly informed of the move in advance. The objection underlined the awkward start to the "special relationship" between the US and Britain after Gordon Brown's visit to Mr Obama last week. The trip was beset by fears that the old alliance would wane under the new leadership in the White House and a flap over insufficiently thoughtful presents given by Mr Obama to the Prime Minister. But the first serious policy disagreement has emerged over Hezbollah, the...
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert "love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 5:20:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    AIA ^ | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence – GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • Iran’s president recruits terror master

    04/23/2006 1:49:01 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 895+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 23, 2006 | Sarah Baxter and Uzi Mahnaimi
    Plot for revenge attacks on WestIRAN’S president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended a meeting in Syria earlier this year with one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, according to intelligence experts and a former national security official in Washington. US officials and Israel intelligence sources believe Imad Mugniyeh, the Lebanese commander of Hezbollah’s overseas operations, has taken charge of plotting Iran’s retaliation against western targets should President George W Bush order a strike on Iranian nuclear sites. Mugniyeh is on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list for his role in a series of high-profile attacks against the West, including the 1985 hijacking...
  • Beirut veteran blamed over Basra attacks

    04/24/2004 4:22:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 231+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/25/04 | Con Coughlin
    A leading Lebanese terrorist accused of blowing up the American embassy in Beirut in the 1980s is being held responsible for the increase in suicide bomb attacks against coalition targets in southern Iraq. In the latest blasts, in the British-controlled sector in Basra at the end of last week, 73 people - including 18 children - were killed when five suicide car bombs exploded outside police stations. Western intelligence officials have uncovered evidence that the attacks are being co-ordinated by Imad Mugniyeh, a leading figure in Lebanon's extremist Hizbollah Shia Muslim terror organisation. Washington has accused Mugniyeh of blowing up...
  • Al Qaeda and Hezbollah Plot a Dangerous Alliance

    01/01/2003 8:52:49 AM PST · by Conservative News Hound · 25 replies · 772+ views
    DefenseWatch ^ | 01-01-03 | Tom Knowlton
    Al Qaeda and Hezbollah Plot a Dangerous Alliance By Tom Knowlton In an interview with The Sunday Times of London on Dec. 15, 2002, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat unwittingly provided the U.S.-led coalition against terrorism with a major insight into the evolving strategy of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network. Arafat asked Times interviewer Marie Colvin, "Why is Bin Laden talking about Palestine now? Bin Laden never, not ever, stressed this issue. He never helped us. He was working in a completely different area and against our interests." Arafat gave the interview after statements attributed to al Qaeda's...
  • Top terrorist figures met in South America to plan new attacks on U.S. targets.

    11/07/2002 1:16:33 PM PST · by caa26 · 62 replies · 3,163+ views
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 11/7/2002 | CNN.com
    Top terrorist figures met in South America to plan new attacks on U.S. targets, intelligence sources tell CNN. Details soon.