hizbullah slingshot 311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
Hizbullah and Iran now have a common interest in escalating tensions in the
Middle East: Hizbullah, with the help of Iran, may be planning to stage a coup
in Lebanon to cover up and divert attention from its role in the assassination
of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.
Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad’s plan to visit Lebanon in the coming weeks should be seen in the
context of Hizbullah’s plot to take over the country.
Some Lebanese have
gone as far as condemning the visit as a “provocation,” noting that it would
also raise tensions between Lebanon and Israel because of Ahmadinejad’s plan to
tour the border between the two countries.
The UN-backed Special Tribunal
for Lebanon is about to publish the results of its investigation into the
killing of the former prime minister. According to reliable sources, the report
is expected to hold Hizbullah responsible for the assassination.
its true face is about to be unmasked, Hizbullah is, of course, panicking and
searching for ways to get out of the sinkhole.
Hizbullah’s rhetoric and
actions in recent weeks suggest that the Shi’ite organization is up to no
Statements issued by Hizbullah leaders in the past few days
indicate that the organization has evil plans.
Nawwaf al-Moussawi, a
Hizbullah MP in the Lebanese parliament, warned that any Lebanese who accepted
the international tribunal’s indictment findings would be killed as a
“collaborator” with Israel and the US.
According to reports from Lebanon,
Hizbullah militiamen have been deployed in several “sensitive” locations
throughout the country in preparation for overthrowing the government and taking
over the entire country. Hizbullah’s message to the world is: If you publish the
truth – that we killed Hariri – we will seize control of Lebanon and turn it
into another Iran.”
A few weeks ago, Hizbullah militiamen stormed their
way into Lebanon’s international airport in Beirut to escort a former security
official, Jamil al- Sayyed, from the plane to the VIP lounge.
accused the international tribunal on Lebanon of being biased. He has also
accused Hariri’s son, Sa’ad – the current prime minister – and other Lebanese
security officials, of misleading the tribunal into concluding that Hizbullah
was behind the assassination.
The incident at the airport shows once
again that Hizbullah is in fact a statewithin- a-state in Lebanon.
Shi’ite organization has its own security forces, intelligence services and
“Hizbullah does not acknowledge the Lebanese state
as sovereign,” said Michael Young, an opinion editor at Beirut’s The Daily Star
and author of The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon’s
Life Struggle. Young pointed out that Hizbullah had already staged something
similar to a coup two years ago.
“The armed takeover of Beirut in May
2008 confirmed that Hizbullah would fire on its fellow citizens and regarded
state authority and the rule of law as thin veneers to be swept away when
necessary,” he said.
Ahmadinejad would of course welcome the opportunity
to export the “Islamic Revolution” to Lebanon.
Instability in the region
would divert attention from his nuclear ambitions and allow him to fulfill his
dream of wiping Israel off the map.
A victory for Iran and Hizbullah in
Lebanon would also be a victory for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Jihad
– and al-Qaida.