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2015-01-05 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Hezbollah: Sunnis, Shiites will unite against Israel in next war
[Ynet] Report in Lebanese paper quotes top Hezbollah official as saying radical Shiite group will have 'thousands' of Sunnis fighting alongside in next battle against Israel.

A top official from the terror group Hezbollah claims that despite deep internal divisions between Shiite and Sunni Moslems, thousands of Sunnis will join the radical Shiite terror group in its next fight against Israel, Leb's Daily Star reported.
This seems an odd idea. Is it likely?
Leb is a country deeply divided along sectarian lines, and the civil war in Syria has only further strained those divides, especially as Hezbollah finds itself increasingly involved in fighting alongside pro-regime forces in Syria, and dragging its small Leb homeland into the conflict.

?Hezbollah?s response to Israel?s bet on Sunni-Shiite strife is this: The resistance is preparing for the next war with Israel, and thousands of our Sunni brothers in Leb will be among the ranks (of the) resistance,? Hezbollah's Executive Council chief Sheikh Nabil Qaouk was quoted by the Daily Star as saying during a Hezbollah ceremony in Sidon.

Qaouk claimed in the report that Israel is supporting rebel groups and exploiting the Syrian conflict to weaken "the resistance" ? a term used to describe an armed struggle against Israel.

Using the term 'takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
s' ? or infidels ? Qaouk said that jihadist are playing into Israel's "project" and thus pose a threat to both sects of Islam: "Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
s are not in a place of representing Sunnis, but instead they are in a place of animosity against Sunnis and Shiites alike,? he was quoted as saying.

He further warned of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, saying they might use terror to target Leb with the hopes of extending their ?emirate.?

'Israeli spy'
In a different report from the same website, Hezbollah?s deputy chief implied that report of an arrest of a senior party official over espionage for Israel was in fact true.

?There is no party in the world as big and sophisticated as Hezbollah that was able to stand with the same steadfastness despite some major infiltrations,? Naim Qassem
... the Grand Vizier of the Hezbullies...
told a Hezbollah-lined radio station.

?Hezbollah has worked intensely on battling espionage among its ranks. Some cases surfaced, and they are very limited cases,? he said, without explicitly naming the suspected spy.
Posted by trailing wife 2015-01-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6459 views ]  Top
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#1 A three days dead Sunni smells exactly the same as a three days dead Shia.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2015-01-05 02:13||   2015-01-05 02:13|| Front Page Top

#2 If the left weren't so infatuated with its own beliefs, the fact that this "senior hezbollox official" has declared that there WILL be another war with Israel, and pretty much indicating that hezbollox will be the one starting it. Of course, that would totally destroy the left's narrative that it's "always Israel's fault", and they can't have that, now can they? Israel needs to plan that any future war with its enemies be so painful to those enemies that it will be decades before they get the courage to attack again.
Posted by Old Patriot 2015-01-05 12:26||   2015-01-05 12:26|| Front Page Top

#3 N-Way civil war in Syria, ISIS, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Chechnya, Pakistan, Southern Philippines, Somalia, Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Sudan (2), Somalia, ...

And the idiots want to add more wars!

FOAD.
Posted by 3dc 2015-01-05 13:34||   2015-01-05 13:34|| Front Page Top

#4 OP, it will still be Israel ' fault, because Israel didn't return to the pre-1948 borders.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2015-01-05 14:13||   2015-01-05 14:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Hez beginning to realize both hands and a foot a stuck in tarbaby.
Posted by Shipman 2015-01-05 14:40||   2015-01-05 14:40|| Front Page Top

#6 Hezbollah: Sunnis, Shiites will unite against Israel in next war

Well, at the least the last one, Sunni or Shiite, standing.
Posted by Procopius2k 2015-01-05 16:59||   2015-01-05 16:59|| Front Page Top

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