"Bush wouldn`t even know that Hezbollah arose after Israel`s 1982 invasion of southern Lebanon. It proably wouldn`t exist but for Israel`s occupation there." Hizbullah was created by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and neither "Israel" nor "Zionists" appears in their original manifesto in connection with a presence on Lebanese soil. the only mention is of the wholesale destruction of Israel, which they refuse to spell out by name: "our struggle will end only when this entity [Israel] is obliterated." By all accounts, Hizbullah should have ceased to exist as an armed entity when the UN recognized the full Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. It's existance as an armed para-military organization is in fact illegal, as was its cross-border attack on Israel in 2006. You laugh at Bush and call him an idiot, but I think you misoverestimate your own intelligence! Were it not for Carter, Iran, the parent of Hizbullah, might never have slipped into Islamic fundamentalism.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
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