What Is Hezbollah? 7 Things You Need To Know
January 4, 2024
You've heard about Hezbollah's attacks against Israel, but do you know who they really are?
🔥 It's time to dive deep into Hezbollah's history, ties to Iran, and their terrorism after the Sabbath Massacre on October 7th.
Here's a breakdown of 7 critical points about Hezbollah:
Who is Hezbollah?
- A Shi'a Islamist political and militant terrorist group in Lebanon.
- Emerged in the 1980s as an anti-Israel group.
- Now a major political force in Lebanon with significant military strength backed by Iran.
Hezbollah’s Deep Ties with Iran:
- Part of Iran's "Axis of Resistance" against the U.S., Israel and the West.
- Receives military training, arms, and significant financial support from Iran.
- Has a considerable arsenal of missiles now being launched at northern Israeli cities.
The Iran-Hezbollah Alliance:
- Bonded by shared Shi'a Islam beliefs and mutual hate for America and the West.
- Relationship has deepened over time, with Iran seeing Hezbollah as a key ally.
Iran’s Strategic Interests in Lebanon:
- Hezbollah provides Iran with a strategic foothold in the Eastern Mediterranean.
- This influence helps Iran project power and keep Israel and the West on its toes.
Hezbollah’s Recent Activities:
- Post-Sabbath Massacre, Hezbollah ramped up terrorist activities along the Israel-Lebanon border to support Hamas.
- Includes rocket fire towards northern Israeli cities, supporting Hamas's actions.
Hezbollah’s Dangerous Rhetoric:
- Led by Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s rhetoric is anti-Israel, anti-America and anti-Western.
- Aligns with Iran's regional objectives against U.S. and Israeli policies.
Why This Matters to the U.S.:
- Hezbollah's actions significantly impact regional stability and U.S. security interests.
- Their alignment with Iran and military presence in Lebanon pose ongoing challenges to Israel.
⚠️ Understanding Hezbollah reveals it as an arm of Iran's threat to the West. America must stand firm against this growing danger to preserve freedom and security.
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