The Safawi ideology, developed in the 16th century AD in Persia, has since spread across the Shi'ite world through the IRGC and Hizbullah
Netanyahu, whose Israeli forces have struck Hizbullah
convoys in Syria, is likely to make the pitch that sidelining Hizbullah
is good for the security of the volatile Mideast, analysts say.
Observers were in position to wait and see whether or not Hizbullah
meant what it had said.
According to the source, other resolutions, of which Hizbullah
is critical, include UNSCR 1757 which established the controversial Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) which is currently probing the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.
Secondly, it is clear that Hizbullah
, when it decided to take the road of a confrontation with the U.
Ali Tajideen was alleged to have provided Hizbullah
with several payments over a number of years -- the largest coming in $1 million installments.
fought the Israelis to a standstill, which is more than any conventional Arab army ever did.
is believed to have extensive terror infrastructure in Africa and South America and was allegedly behind the Buenos Aires bombings in 1992 and 1994.
has a reputation of being able to carry out such complex operations, in contrast to the more amateurish JaM.
Had commentators and audiences spent time exploring those phenomena rather than unthinkingly describing Hizbullah
as terroristic, the boundaries of debate might have shifted in productive ways.
Throughout, Qassem argues that Hizbullah
should be considered primarily an Islamic political party and a legitimate, even moderate, social movement rather than simply a terrorist organization.
Violence is expected to intensify against both Israel and the Arab regimes, spearheaded, on the Arab side, by radical Islamist movements like Hamas and Hizbullah
and, on the Israeli side, by Jewish fundamentalists.