December 26, 2012

Europe Must Get Tough on Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal, The Corner

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In short, Hezbollah has waged a murder campaign against the U.S. since its creation in 1982 as a terrorist subsidiary of Iran’s clerical regime. In 2007, Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq played a key role in the murders of five U.S. Armed Forces soldiers in Iraq. Hezbollah — a Shiite group that is part of Lebanon’s government — in 1983 bombed a U.S. military base in Beirut, resulting in the deaths of 243 soldiers.

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