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Hezbollah Terrorist Organization

Hezbollah Terrorist Organization



A presentation of one of the world\'s most dangerous terrorist organizations

A presentation of one of the world\'s most dangerous terrorist organizations



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    • Hezbollah
    • What is Hezbollah?
      Militant Shia terrorist network based in Southern Lebanon and funded by Iran
      Cited aim is to destroy Israel while turning Lebanon into a Muslim state
      Call themselves the “Party of God,” and provide social services to the local population to garner support
      Active political organization in Lebanon
    • Creation of Hezbollah
      Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 to drive out the PLO which had been continually waging attacks on Israel
      Hezbollah is created with the assistance of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps to expel Israel from Lebanon
      Its leaders were first initially inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini
      Hezbollah’s initial goals were to: “Put an end to any colonialist entity in Lebanon, bring the Phalangists to justice for the crimes they had perpetrated, and establish an Islamic regime in Lebanon.”
    • Area of Hezbollah Control
      Hezbollah Flag
    • Organizational Structure
    • Hezbollah’s Leader
      • Hezbollah’s leader since 1992
      • Makes continual genocidal speeches inciting violence against Jews
    • Genocidal Mission
      Quotes from Hassan Nasrallah:
      “ The Jews are a cancer which is liable to spread at any moment.”
      “There is no solution to the conflict except with the disappearance of Israel.”
      “If they all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”
    • Partial List of Hezbollah Attacks
      Carried out 36 suicide attacks in Lebanon between 1982 and 1986, directed at American, Israeli, and French forces, killing 659 people.
      Bombed the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon in 1983, killing 63 people
      Bombed the U.S. Marine Beirut barracks in 1983, killing 241 Americans
      Hijacked a Kuwait flight in 1984, killing 4 passengers
      Hijacked TWA flight 847 in 1985, killing a Navy serviceman
      Bombed a U.S. Embassy vehicle in 2008
      Continual rocket attacks upon Israeli civilian population centers and kidnappings 1995– 2000 and 2006
    • Missile Arsenal
      Hezbollah has at least 80,000 missiles hidden throughout Southern Lebanon
      Katyusha 20-45 km
      Shahin 2 29 km
      Fajr-3 45 km
      Fajr-5 75 km
      Arash 20 km
      Oghab 45 km
      Zelzal-2 100-400 km
      IGLA 9K338 SAM 5-7 km altitude
      C-802 Tondar 400 km anti-ship
    • Missile Threat to Israel
    • Hezbollah Tactics
      • Hezbollah fires rockets at Israeli cities and civilian population centers
      • Hezbollah hides their rocket launchers amongst densely populated Lebanese civilian areas to provoke civilian casualties from Israeli air strikes
      • Hezbollah seeks civilian casualties to aid in their propaganda campaign against Israel
    • The Iranian Connection
    • A Proxy of Iran
      Hezbollah receives funding and logistical support from Syria and primarily from Iran
      Iran supplies Hezbollah with weapons and military training from Iran’s own Islamic Revolutionary Guard
      Hezbollah takes orders from the Iranian religious leadership regarding military targets, tactics, and political actions
      Hezbollah has a defense treaty with Iran and Syria, where if one entity fights in a conflict or is attacked, the other entities will come to each other’s aid to fight in the conflict
    • Funding and Influence
      Western analysts estimate Hezbollah’s budget to be $200-$500 million annually
      Hezbollah is funded by Iran, Syria, charitable organizations, individual donations, businesses, illegal arms trading, cigarette smuggling, counterfeiting, credit card fraud, theft, illegal telephone exchanges, and drug trafficking
      Hezbollah has active cells in many Western countries all over the world, and in Israel, raising money and plotting new attacks on Americans, Jews, and Westerners
    • American Infiltration
      Hezbollah maintains agents and sleeper cells in the U.S., ready to carry out terrorist attacks if ordered by leadership
      Extensive Hezbollah cigarette smuggling ring discovered in 2002 in North Carolina
      The terror cell procured weapons and dual-use technologies in the U.S. which it shipped back to Lebanon to be used against Israelis and other Western targets
      Hezbollah has used Mexican drug routes to infiltrate the U.S. across the southern border
    • Hezbollah – Greater Threat than Al Qaeda?
      Former Homeland security Chief Michael Chertoff:
      “Someone described Hezbollah like the A-team of terrorists in terms of capabilities, in terms of range of weapons they have, in terms of internal discipline. To be honest, they make Al Qaeda look like a minor league team.”
    • What Can We Do?
      Keep informed of world events
      Be alert and report suspicious activity
      Spread the information to others and raise awareness
      Lobby politicians, write letters supporting tough anti-terrorism policy and legislation
      Be prepared for any terrorist attack and have a plan
      Support Israel in the war of public opinion, in the media, and in casual conversation, and confront lies and propaganda regarding Israel
      Support our troops, foreign policies, and democratic movements that actively oppose and attack these terrorist networks
    • Remember…
      We cannot remain passive or indifferent in this war against terrorism
      The enemies of freedom are highly motivated and aggressive in their aims
      We must meet force with force, and defeat these ideologies of oppression and slavery
    • Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it