European Support for Hezbollah

BERLIN — As American officials sound the alarm over what they call a resurgent threat from the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, thousands of its members and supporters operate with few restrictions in Europe, raising money that is funneled to the group’s leadership in Lebanon. Read more of this post


Iran threatens to hit Turkey if US, Israel attack

Tehran, Iran – Iran will target NATO‘s missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran‘s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Saturday.
Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards‘ aerospace division, said the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what he described as an increase in threats from the U.S. and Israel.
Tensions have been rising between Iran and the West since the release of a report earlier this month by the International Atomic Energy Agency that said for the first time that Tehran was suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose was the development of nuclear arms. Read more of this post

Israel unveils seized arms cache from cargo ship

ASHDOD, Israel — Rows of boxes, crates and containers filled with weapons stretched out on a dock Wednesday alongside a ship commandeered by Israel‘s navy, a display of what Israel said was a shipment of arms, some sophisticated, to Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Israel intercepted the ship Tuesday in international waters in the Mediterranean, saying it was carrying weapons sent by Iran via Syria. Israel says the advanced anti-ship missiles found on board could alter the region‘s balance of power by impeding its ability to enforce a naval blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Read more of this post

Peaceful Missions – oder?

Im Mittleren Osten (für Europäer der Nahe Osten) tummeln sich schon lange, schon viel zu lange, Terroristen. Nicht politische, nicht soziale Ziele verfolgen sie. Sie wollen viel Macht, schnelles Geld, haben Freude am Töten. Einer der bekanntesten Terroristen-Chefs war Yasser Arafat. Der liberale Westen liebt solche Leute, je mehr Blut, desto besser. Als Top-Terrorist erhielt Arafat denn auch den Friedensnobelpreis.
Das Feld der Terroristen-Gruppen ist seit Jahren relativ konsolidiert. Im Libanon steht die Hezbollah, als einzige private Gruppe dort voll bewaffnet, bezieht Geld und Material hauptsächlich aus dem Iran. Dessen radikales Regime alle Wege nutzt, um den Erzfeind Israel angreifen zu können. Sogar ein toter Jude ist ein schlechter Jude, heißt es dort. Die Iraner profitieren davon, bereits Atomwaffen zu besitzen. Deshalb wagt sich niemand so richtig an sie heran; Carters unnötiges Teheran-Debakel lähmt schon viel zu lange. Read more of this post