New weapons and valuable intelligence information are being channeled to the notorious terrorist group Hezbollah as part of the Obama administration’s newly launched war on ISIS, according to a shocking report in The New York Times.
The increased aid to Hezbollah is reportedly being provided via the Lebanese Army, which closely coordinates with the terrorist group, according to Mohammad Afif, Hezbollah’s newly appointed head of public relations.
They are sworn enemies who insist they will never work together, but in practice, Hezbollah and the United States are already working — separately — on a common goal: to stop the extremist Islamic State from moving into Lebanon, where Hezbollah is the most powerful military and political player and currently shares with Washington an interest in stability.
There are signs that Hezbollah, which the United States lists as a terrorist organization, may see the fight against the Islamic State as an opportunity to gain legitimacy by making the case that it is standing against terrorism.
But according to critics of this shadowy alliance between the U.S. and Hezbollah, the terror group may also see the fight against ISIS as a chance to strengthen their ability to confront Israel.
The aid and weapons will be given to the Lebanese military, ostensibly to help prevent the Islamic State from moving into Lebanon. But Hezbollah has intertwined themselves within the Lebanese government and military, and will undoubtedly get their hands on this new weaponry provided courtesy of the US taxpayers.
Many people are attempting to rationalize the arming of radical Islamic terrorist groups by saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” But in this case, that just isn’t so. The enemy of our enemy is still our enemy.
Only a couple of weeks ago, the Times of Israel reported that an Iran-backed guerilla army of Hezbollah fighters appears to be preparing for a large-scale attack on Israel, which itself is gearing up for a significant conflict only weeks after the cease-fire with Hamas.
The report said Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 rockets — 10 times as many as were in the Hamas arsenal — and that its 5,000 long-range missiles, located in Beirut and other areas deep inside Lebanon, are capable of carrying large warheads (of up to 1 ton and more), with precision guidance systems, covering all of Israel.
Should these reports of Hezbollah’s increased strength and aggressive intentions prove true, they support the arguments of critics who say that in considering the consequences of any action by the Obama administration, one must look to hidden layers beneath any surface activity.
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