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Another car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:38am
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Lebanon quickly is turning into a war of car bombs.

We reported in July and August on a car bombs that killed dozens of civilians in the Hezbollah stronghold in the Dahiyeh suburbs. The attacks appeared to be retaliation for

Then last week a car bomb killed a high level Lebanese politician who...

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Who killed Hezbollah biggie?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:20am
Hezbollah Commander Car Bullet Hole 12-2013

We noted previously the Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated, Hassan Laqqis.

Hezbollah immediately blamed Israel. It certainly makes sense when you consider how professionally it was carried out. Unlike the Jihadis who blow up cars or themselves, the Laqquis hit was carried out precisely and using silenced weapons. The hit men...

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Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:04am
Hezbollah Commander Assassinated Beirut 12-4-2013

Just one day after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah gave a gloating television interview about the triumph of the Iranian nuclear deal, the former head of Hezbollah’s rocket forces, someone involved in procuring arms from Iran, and a close associate of Nasrallah was assassinated outside his home in Beirut.

Via Times of Israel:

Lebanese...

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran nuke deal, say U.S. wanted broader talks with Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:09pm
(Hezbollah flag and sign near Metula, Israel)(photo Hadar Sela)

In an interview airing now on Lebanese OTV television, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the Iranian nuclear deal (summary translation via NOW Lebanon):

The Iran nuclear deal has significant repercussions.

The region’s peoples are the biggest winners from this deal because regional and international forces have been pushing for war with...

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Iran Embassy attacked in Beirut

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 3:49pm
Iran Embassy Bombing Beirut 11-19-2013

There was a double suicide bombing targeting the Iranian Embassy in Beirut earlier today.

There are at least 25 dead, including one diplomat.

An al-Qaeda linked group is claiming credit, but the Iranians are blaming Israel.

The bobming is assumed to be in retaliation for Iran’s involvement in Syria, including training, advisors, equipment and...

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Why Hezbollah fights on in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:30pm

It took a while but a few weeks ago the European Union designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” to be a terrorist organization. There is some speculation as to why the EU took the action, but it seems likely that Hezbollah’s support of Assad was a major factor.

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Car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:27pm

We predicted this would happen when Hezbollah intervened on behalf of Assad in Syria, including the conquest of Qusayr, and the ongoing battles in Homs and Aleppo.

Hezbollah’s chief, Hassan Nasrallah, openly bragged that Hezbollah was in Syria to the bitter end.

The death toll is rising at this writing, so keep track...

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Metula and the fake Hezbollah village

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:30pm

The last in my series of posts from Israel:

After leaving the Valley of Tears battle monument, we descended from the Golan Heights towards Israel’s northernmost town, Metula.

But along the way, we stopped at the Druze town of Mas’ade for lunch at the Nedal Restaurant.  Here’s the view towards Mount Hermon (lost...

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Car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8:34am

Many weeks ago we suggested that one outcome of Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war on behalf of Assad, particularly the conquest of Qusayr, would be car bombings in pro-Hezbollah sections of Beirut.

That prediction appears to be coming true.

Via

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Lebanese man detained over tweets offensive to president

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:03pm

I don’t know that @jeanassy says in these tweets, but it must have been really “good.”

Assy, who describes himself as a web developer, allegedly is a supporter of the Free Patriotic Movement of Michael Aoun, which is part of the governing coalition along with Hezbollah and other parties.

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#Qusayr falls to Hezbollah, part of negotiated deal?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:26am

After three weeks of often intense artillery barrages and air strikes, Hezbollah took over Qusayr near the border with Lebanon.

While the Syrian government is proclaiming victory, the Syrian government was the tale on the dog — it was a Hezbollah operation.

But NOW Lebanon reports the victory may not be all it...

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Bad or worse in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 9:30am

By most accounts, Hezbollah’s large-scale intervention combined with unending supplies of weapons and advisors from Iran and Russia have helped Assad turn the tide against the rebels.

Until that intervention, and even in the initial weeks, it looked like the rebels would hold on in Qusayr after inflicting heavy casualties, but as of this...

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Hezbollah’s Nasrallah on Syria — Going all out to save Assad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:00pm

I mentioned the other day how the fight in Syria wasn’t going quite as easily as many predicted for Hezbollah, with it suffering heavy losses even trying to take a modestly-sized border city, Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad?

As of the latest reports, rebels are still in control of parts of al-Qusayr,...

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Will Qusayr be Hezbollah’s Stalingrad?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 3:15pm

One of the key battles in Syria is for control of Qusayr, currently under rebel control.  Via NY Times, Syrian Forces and Hezbollah Fighters Press Assault on Key City:

Official Syrian and Hezbollah news outlets said...

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Is there a way for them both to lose?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:58am

From The Daily Star in Lebanon, one of the best websites for news about what’s happening there and in Syria, Three Hezbollah fighters, 12 Syrian rebels killed in clashes:

Three Hezbollah fighters and 12...

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More tick tock in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 5:09pm

Like I said Friday, the fuse has been lit.  I think it’s too late for Assad to put it out without a major blow up.

Now the Arab League, in an unprecedented move, has imposed economic sanctions on Syria, including travel bans on senior officials and other measures which will make it...

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Beirut 1983

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:30am

This week in 1983 Iranian backed Shiites bombed the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 299 Marines and French soldiers.

The Marines had been sent as part of an international peacekeeping force in the wake of the Lebanese civil war.  Iranian-backed Shiites who later formed Hezbollah carried out the attack:

Although no group...

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