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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Israel's War?

If you think the current war between Israel and Hezballah [note that I’ve modified my spelling of this terrorist group’ name to better reflect it’s meaning – “The Party of God (Allah)”] has relatively little to do with US, understand that Hezballah is active and dangerous right here in the USA. This is not an opinion or guess, it’s a reality, based the results of a long list of successful criminal prosecutions of the members of the group over recent years.

Counterterrorism blog provides a detailed summary of recent cases in the following categories: Racketeering, Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Weapons and Planning, Drug Running, Human Trafficking (across the Mexican border), Counterfeiting, Credit card fraud and related offenses. In every case, the convicted parties were members of Hezballah or were sympathizers who donated part of their criminally derived profits to the group.

One can only wonder how many Hezballah members and sympathizers have gone undetected and will remain undetected because of the recent outcry to end classified intelligence programs designed to uncover their whereabouts and plans.