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Postby haroun » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:33 am

Hezbollah Expands in North Lebanon, Away From UN Peacekeepers
By Daniel Williams, Bloomberg
Oct 29, 2007 - 9:06:03 PM

(Bloomberg) -- Gunshots echo from nearby valleys as a convoy of black sedans and SUVs carrying bearded men sweeps through the mountains north of Lebanon's Litani River. A sign on a road warns: ``Entry to This Area Forbidden. Hezbollah.''

The Lebanese Shiite movement, designated a terrorist group by the U.S., is expanding its reach north in the country by buying land to build villages and military camps, Lebanese government and Hezbollah officials say in interviews. The new land marks a new frontier for the group, whose military wing waged war with Israel for 33 days in the summer of 2006.

The Litani was once the informal boundary for Hezbollah- dominated territory in the south, next to Israel. By purchasing real estate, constructing villages and setting up hidden military zones in the mountains north of the river, Hezbollah is able to avoid the attention of 14,000 United Nations peacekeepers, who are stationed only south of the river and whose job it is to prevent Hezbollah rearming.

Government officials say Hezbollah is establishing a fortified defensive line along the Litani's north bank toward the Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon. The Bekaa is a supply area for the militia and gateway for potential arms transfers from Syria.

``This is a new military infrastructure north of the Litani,'' Telecommunications Minister Marwan Hamadeh said in an interview. ``They are controlling millions of square meters in strategic spots to link south Lebanon with the Bekaa. This is the geography of their expansion spree.''

Inevitability

In Lebanon and Israel, belief in the inevitability of another war is strong, possibly as part of a wider conflict involving the U.S. against Syria and Iran, backers of Hezbollah.

Hezbollah argues that its militia, which operates outside of Lebanese government control, is a necessary deterrent to an Israeli invasion. The group's military wing is a flashpoint in its dispute with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who is backed by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Siniora wants Hezbollah to comply with UN Security Council resolutions that require it to disarm.

``Why should we carry out American policy and disarm?'' asked Hussein Haj Hassan, a Hezbollah member of parliament. ``We are defending our country. The government does not.''

Hezbollah Recruits

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qasim, in an interview published last month in the London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, gave an account of war preparations and said the group was training Lebanese youth ``flocking to its ranks.''

The mountains north of the Litani are familiar turf for Hezbollah. In 1999, it used ambushes and roadside bombs to drive out a Christian Lebanese militia in the region that was armed by Israel. A year later, Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon, ending an 18-year occupation of the border strip south of the Litani.

The land north of the river, long dotted by Christian and Druze villages, is largely pine and bush. Some residents are willing to sell off to Hezbollah buyers, said Youssef Modawar, a municipal official in Jezzine, a Christian town north of the new Hezbollah zone. ``The land is poor. There's not much to do with it but sell it,'' Modawar said in an interview.

Settlements

Land has been purchased near the villages of Rayhan and al- Qatraneh for settlements, Modawar said. Haj Hassan, the Hezbollah member of parliament, said the purchases are designed to accommodate ``natural growth'' of Lebanon's Shiite population and buttress ``resistance'' against Israel.

``In Lebanon, it is legal for anyone to buy land anywhere,'' Haj Hassan said.

A Shiite businessman named Ali Tajiddine has purchased properties, Haj Hassan said. In a telephone interview, Tajiddine said the purchases were just part of his business dealings and declined further comment.

Travelers on the road south from Jezzine quickly attract attention from Lebanese security forces. At a checkpoint near Kfar Houna, Lebanese soldiers forbid foreigners from proceeding because of ``security.'' Side roads lead to a new highway near Rayhan. A banner, common to construction projects in Lebanon's deep south reads, ``The Iranian Organization for Sharing in the Building of Lebanon.''

Secret Phone Lines

In August, Telecommunications Minister Hamadeh announced discovery of a secret Hezbollah underground telephone network that stretched from near Nabatiyeh, south of the Litani, to the Bekaa Valley, and another snaking from the coastal city of Tyre inland.

During an interview at his Beirut home, Hamadeh unfurled a Beirut city map showing locations of more unauthorized phone lines from the southern suburbs, a Hezbollah stronghold, to the downtown. ``All this is worrying. Why do they need these parallel structures?'' he asked. ``It's a violation of Lebanese sovereignty.''

Hezbollah lawmaker Haj Hassan declined to comment on the telephone lines.

Oussama Safa, an analyst at Beirut's Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, said Hezbollah feels entitled to act on its own as a bulwark against Israel. ``What results are Hezbollah fiefdoms outside the law,'' he said in an interview.

Screw fatass and his followers, their existence has brought Lebnen nothing but disasters. We are at a dead end now with that group, the winds of war are (have been) blowing.

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Postby danyhr » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:59 am

my vocab is shot today, so, for want of a better sentence, &%* HA are 9*&*^&n annoying!
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Postby Prince Cadmus II » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:07 pm

Worry not, because the days of Iranian Oil Supremacy are over.
Iran has fallen into the trap that Saudi Arabian Oil Ministers played out in the mid 1970s oil crisis.

In an interview a while back, Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Yamani, the Saudi Oil Minister recognised that the decision he made to use oil for war purposes and political games was a devastating mistake by the Saudi Kingdom in trying to force Israel to pull out of the Palestinian areas. This caused a direct threat by the US to invest its resources in other oil fields and so Saudi Arabia would become useless in terms of need for oil. This would mean the direct collapse and marginalisation of its oil quota sales on the world market. Saudi Arabia vowed never to use oil for such purposes again because it saw the benefits of keeping itself on top of the world oil market.

Iran, sitting at number 4 in 2007, can no longer even afford the heavy subsidies for petroleum it gives to the nation and Iranians today have to sit on unfair petrol rations (sound like the Lebanon war?) since petrol there is cheaper than water. Most people wont even cope with paying for "normal" non subsidised petrol in Iran today because of its poor economic standing.
Wikipedia wrote:Iran currently produces about 4 million barrels of oil per day, of which only 2.5 million barrels are exported with the remaining 1.5 million barrel being consumed internally. According to the latest report (26 Dec 2006) by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (NAS), if the current increase in local Iranian oil consumption continues and the current decline in oil production is not stopped, then by 2015 Iran’s oil export will decline to zero. [3] According to this and other reports Iran needs to invest about $2.5 billion a year just to stand still. Iran is not running out of oil, but needs money to maintain old fields and bring in the new fields online.


This is the clearest example that Iran's foreign funding is beginning to dry up and its international political powerplay in Lebanon is nothing but a facade and dream. There is one thing about buying, but what they fail on is sustainability, and they fail this with a big fat 0. It's like buying a Ferrari with all your savings and not being able to afford servicing it and feeding it petrol...in the end it performs poorly and its flame eventually burns out quickly.

People should be intelligent enough to realise that today, people like Ali Tajeddine who go around buying up land to give to the people end up falling in the very holes they tried protecting their people with.

What average Hezbollah follower seriously has the money to buy up land like this? Does anyone seriously believe this can go on forever?
The average family cannot even afford to put food on the table, how on earth can they sustain this? The Iranian Government cannot keep feeding these people, since it is facing severe criticism from within Iran itself for neglecting its own people. From a simple publicity stunt, it sounds brilliant to buy up land for them, and oh so scary for others, but when reality hits back (its around the corner), its when the shit hits the fan, and they simply will not be able to afford it anymore.

That's when the real disaster occurs...the human disaster, just like the disaster that is happening today in Iran's severely tarnishing quality of old oil fields that are not being repaired and kept to premium standard. Mass projects like this need to be replenished and its clear there is simply no capacity to do that.

Hezbollah are not super special beings, they are people just like anyone else with the exact same hardships that all humans have to go through. When someone is given free land "courtesy of the Iranian Government for Sharing and Help" this is simply a tool which can be destroyed at any time. This is the most clear example of Communism in today's world which is a brilliant idea but is absolutely NOT SUSTAINABLE in any realistic economy. Great ideas, but they just won't work.

Sure Iran is riding the high waves of Oil Riches today handing out sums of cash and land and housing, but tomorrow there is rain that will destroy everything and they won't be prepared for the rough times when the Iranian Government is eclipsed by reality or internal disruption.

Fear not, dear friends, and do not sell. Living in fear is your own greatest enemy and terrorist.
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Postby Abou Jamra » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:21 pm

Fr Namour discussed the sale of land in our village... why doesn't anyone participate in the other topic?

If you cared about the state of the country it would help if you cared and discussed the state of your village first.

These issue will all be dealt with when we have a new pres, a new gov and new property laws in place. Journalists like Daniel working for a Jewish newsagency like bloomberg (and forum members like Haroun) will keep on publishing these anti shia articles to cause civil and sectarian unrest.

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