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    Yes, I'm having fun with coming up with new names for them! I hope no one objects.

  • #2
    Re: Israel VS Hiz-Bull-'em-over Part VI

    Love it Andy. I think this article is one of the most important I've read to help under stand why Hezbollah is popular with the people. While this is only an excerpt, it shows exactly how they win the hearts and minds of people by providing schools, hospitals, loans, housing, etc. It also discusses how the big bucks are coming from Iran. Please take the time to read the whole thing if you want a greater understanding of why these evil doers are popular with the people:



    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/742780.html
    Branches of an empire
    This is not the only civilian sector in which Hezbollah is active. Last week, when a Hezbollah spokesman guided a foreign press tour of southern Beirut - the same neighborhood in which all of the organization's institutions are clustered - he showed the journalists not only the former homes of Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Kassem, but also Hezbollah's institutions, including the huge contracting firm Jihad al-Bina (Jihad of Construction, founded in 1988, whose name is identical to that of the Iranian organization founded in the wake of the Khomeini revolution; the headquarters of Hezbollah's health authority; an organization that provides support for the wounded; a loan society; an organization that looks after the needs of "martyrs" and their family members; and the offices of Hezbollah's accountants and economists, who concern themselves with investment and distribution of the profits from the organization's partnerships in Lebanese companies.
    Where did all this money come from?
    Data amassed by Israeli intelligence refers to the transfer of approximately $50 million per year from Iran to Hezbollah. But there have been periods, for example when Hashemi Rafsanjani was the president of Iran, when the organization received close to $280 million in a single year and average $100 million a year. These are direct cash transfers, and do not include the cost of arms and ammunition sent by Iran and Syria.
    Nevertheless, these amounts are still insufficient to sustain such a widespread system of institutions, officials, teachers, drivers and activities. The annual cost of keeping a single pupil in school for one year is, according to the organization's own reports, close to $1,500. Merely keeping these pupils in school roughly costs the organization about $20 million a year.
    Most of the organization's high-ranking officials are volunteers, but nurses, doctors (including physicians from foreign countries) and the other professionals on the Hezbollah work register easily account for all of the Iranian financial aid. So the organization needed to find additional sources of income.
    Payment for services
    One of the most important of these is the payment of fees for services and transit permits. For example, the hospital in Nabatiya, which came under Hezbollah control, did not offer free health care to anyone but the most needy. All others paid for services, albeit at a rate that was 30 percent less than the cost in government hospitals. Contributions from Lebanese citizens and foreign donors provided the organization with critical financial support.
    Another source of income is Hezbollah's partnership in government corporations, such as the airport authority, the Lebanese airline and other financial corporations. But the most important economic institution of all is the contracting firm that has the declared purpose of reconstructing buildings destroyed during the Israeli occupation. If truth be told, the company has essentially become an ordinary contracting firm.
    The magnitude of the company's construction business is not known for certain, nor the scale of its revenues. Estimates in Lebanon refer to tens of millions of dollars. Jihad al-Bina operates everywhere in the country. It has constructed housing projects for young couples and new neighborhoods in Beirut, including impressive reconstruction projects.
    The company not only engages in construction, but also in earthworks, laying water pipelines and electricity lines to villages in the south, providing services (including veterinary services) to farmers, and granting loans to farmers for the purpose of working their land - interest-free loans of approximately $3,000 to any farmer who expresses the need. A perusal of the institution's brochures shows an extensive array of professional instruction, from beekeeping and use of pesticides and fertilizers to symposia on the construction and use of plastic-roofed hothouses

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    • #3
      Re: GlorifyHim

      Looks like they ingrain themselves fully into the society, so that the civilians will then feel indepted & loyal to them in some way. Hamas is the same way.

      Thanks for the post GlorifyHim.

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      • #4
        Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

        One brother has PM'd me and showed me that messing with the names is probably not a very good testamony. We don't want to come across as mocking so - I've edited and changed it back on this thread.

        Thanks, brother - sometimes we all need some good accountability.

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        • #5
          Re: Israel VS Hiz-Bull-'em-over Part VI

          Originally posted by Glorify Him
          Love it Andy. I think this article is one of the most important I've read to help under stand why Hezbollah is popular with the people. While this is only an excerpt, it shows exactly how they win the hearts and minds of people by providing schools, hospitals, loans, housing, etc. It also discusses how the big bucks are coming from Iran. Please take the time to read the whole thing if you want a greater understanding of why these evil doers are popular with the people:



          http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/742780.html
          Branches of an empire
          This is not the only civilian sector in which Hezbollah is active. Last week, when a Hezbollah spokesman guided a foreign press tour of southern Beirut - the same neighborhood in which all of the organization's institutions are clustered - he showed the journalists not only the former homes of Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Kassem, but also Hezbollah's institutions, including the huge contracting firm Jihad al-Bina (Jihad of Construction, founded in 1988, whose name is identical to that of the Iranian organization founded in the wake of the Khomeini revolution; the headquarters of Hezbollah's health authority; an organization that provides support for the wounded; a loan society; an organization that looks after the needs of "martyrs" and their family members; and the offices of Hezbollah's accountants and economists, who concern themselves with investment and distribution of the profits from the organization's partnerships in Lebanese companies.
          Where did all this money come from?
          Data amassed by Israeli intelligence refers to the transfer of approximately $50 million per year from Iran to Hezbollah. But there have been periods, for example when Hashemi Rafsanjani was the president of Iran, when the organization received close to $280 million in a single year and average $100 million a year. These are direct cash transfers, and do not include the cost of arms and ammunition sent by Iran and Syria.
          Nevertheless, these amounts are still insufficient to sustain such a widespread system of institutions, officials, teachers, drivers and activities. The annual cost of keeping a single pupil in school for one year is, according to the organization's own reports, close to $1,500. Merely keeping these pupils in school roughly costs the organization about $20 million a year.
          Most of the organization's high-ranking officials are volunteers, but nurses, doctors (including physicians from foreign countries) and the other professionals on the Hezbollah work register easily account for all of the Iranian financial aid. So the organization needed to find additional sources of income.
          Payment for services
          One of the most important of these is the payment of fees for services and transit permits. For example, the hospital in Nabatiya, which came under Hezbollah control, did not offer free health care to anyone but the most needy. All others paid for services, albeit at a rate that was 30 percent less than the cost in government hospitals. Contributions from Lebanese citizens and foreign donors provided the organization with critical financial support.
          Another source of income is Hezbollah's partnership in government corporations, such as the airport authority, the Lebanese airline and other financial corporations. But the most important economic institution of all is the contracting firm that has the declared purpose of reconstructing buildings destroyed during the Israeli occupation. If truth be told, the company has essentially become an ordinary contracting firm.
          The magnitude of the company's construction business is not known for certain, nor the scale of its revenues. Estimates in Lebanon refer to tens of millions of dollars. Jihad al-Bina operates everywhere in the country. It has constructed housing projects for young couples and new neighborhoods in Beirut, including impressive reconstruction projects.
          The company not only engages in construction, but also in earthworks, laying water pipelines and electricity lines to villages in the south, providing services (including veterinary services) to farmers, and granting loans to farmers for the purpose of working their land - interest-free loans of approximately $3,000 to any farmer who expresses the need. A perusal of the institution's brochures shows an extensive array of professional instruction, from beekeeping and use of pesticides and fertilizers to symposia on the construction and use of plastic-roofed hothouses

          What an informative article. Wow!!

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          • #6
            Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

            They are providing basicly every need for the citizens, so they have
            total control over them. It seems to elminate Hizbullah the Israelis are
            going to have to break down most of the infostructure of Lebanon.
            Matthew 5:14
            "You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.

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            • #7
              Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

              http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/Ne...chk=unchecked&

              Hezbollah Chief: Will Now Fire Rockets Beyond Haifa
              AP July 25 2006


              Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday that his fighters would now begin firing rockets deeper into Israel, beyond the northern port city of Haifa that has been hit by hundreds of Hezbollah barrages.
              IMO this is not just an idle threat - certainly all reports indicate that Hezbollah has a considerable number of longer-range (larger and deadlier) missiles that have not yet been put into the fight.

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              • #8
                Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                Originally posted by TomT

                Hezbollah Chief: Will Now Fire Rockets Beyond Haifa

                IMO this is not just an idle threat - certainly all reports indicate that Hezbollah has a considerable number of longer-range (larger and deadlier) missiles that have not yet been put into the fight.
                I agree, I expect them to start firing there long range missiles. The
                worse the war gets for them, the more desparte they will become.
                I fear they may have some type of WMD warhead they have aquired
                from there Syria/Iran suppliers.
                Matthew 5:14
                "You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.

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                • #9
                  Lebanese President: I Support Hizbullah

                  Lebanese President: I Support Hizbullah
                  http://www.arutzsheva.com/news.php3?id=108434

                  17:30 Jul 26, '06 / 1 Av 5766

                  (IsraelNN.com) Lebanese President Emil Lahoud said today that he supports the Hizbullah terrorist organization. "I support the Hizbullah because they liberated our land," Lahoud said..

                  Hizbullah is a part of the current Lebanese government, with one of its members serving as Lebanon's minister of energy. Lahoud is widely regarded by Lebanese citizens as a Syrian agent in the country's regime.
                  1st they denied this support in the news, and now admit it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                    14 Israeli troops killed by Hezbollah

                    By SAM F. GHATTAS, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 1 minute ago

                    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah inflicted heavy casualties on Israeli troops as they battled for a key hilltop town in southern Lebanon for a fourth day Wednesday, with as many as 14 soldiers reported killed.
                    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060726/...lebanon_israel

                    Apparently the early reports of very heavy fighting have sadly proven correct -

                    There were conflicting reports about the casualty toll in the fourth day of fighting for Bint Jbail, which holds the largest Shiite Muslim community in the border area.

                    Al-Arabiya, a Dubai-based satellite TV channel, said 14 Israeli soldiers had been killed. Hezbollah's chief spokesman Hussein Rahhal said of the battle: "What I can tell you is that 13 Israelis have been burned alive in their tanks on our land."

                    If confirmed, it would be the largest death toll suffered by the Israeli military in a single attack since the offensive began two weeks ago.
                    Israeli TV reported 13 casualties, but was not more specific. Israel Radio said "at least 10 Israeli soldiers had been hit" in heavy fighting against 200 Hezbollah guerrillas in the town. The radio did not specify if any Israelis were killed.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                      Maj. Gen. Udi Adam, the chief of Israel's northern command, said he expected the offensive to continue "for several more weeks."

                      "In a number of weeks, we will be able to (declare) a victory," he said at a news conference.

                      Despite two weeks of Israeli bombardment of Hezbollah rocket launchers and positions, the guerrillas fired one of their largest barrages into northern Israel — 119 rockets that wounded at least 31 people and damaged property.
                      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060726/...E0BHNlYwN0bWE-

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                      • #12
                        Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                        http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...281961,00.html


                        UNICEF: 40-ton humanitarian aid package arrives in south Lebanon


                        UNICEF, the United Nations’ fund concerned with children’s rights and welfare, announced that a delivery of 40 tons of humanitarian aid arrived in south Lebanon.

                        Spokespersons for the organization said the aid would go to “tens of thousands of children in south Lebanon,”
                        Hopefully this will make it to the children in real need and not into the hands of Hezbollah...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                          Miracle in North: 120 Rockets, Only 4 Lightly Injured
                          22:03 Jul 26, '06 / 1 Av 5766


                          (IsraelNN.com) Hizbullah terrorists attacked northern Israel with more than 120 rockets throughout northern Israel, but only four people suffered injuries. One person was wounded seriously, three others suffered light wounds and several others were treated for shock.
                          http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=108454

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                          • #14
                            Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                            Wasn't sure whether to post this here or under Syria....but posting here since Syria is not "in" this at this point.

                            Shephard Smith was reporting from Israel when troops were told to move back out. There is a movement of troops back into the southern Lebanon...he can't comment on what is taking place, but at 7pm he believes he will have breaking news to report. 7pm PT

                            Do you guys think that if Syria is drawn into this it will be like GulfWar 1 and Afghanistan, that we heard once the attack was underway-or a strike against Israel is made? I read on the Haaretz scroller, that a senior official from Iran went to Syria, and they put Reuters as the source, but I can't find an article on Reuters. I think something pretty significant would have to happen to keep Syria from becoming involved in this at this point. I wonder if it will be a warning to Syria followed by strike or a surprise pre-emptive strike by Israel or what?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Israel VS Hizbullah Part VI

                              We won't see this in the press cause it makes them look like the terrorists that they are.


                              http://www.arutzsheva.com/news.php3?id=108477

                              Hizbullah Used Civilians, Mosques in Attack on IDF
                              07:01 Jul 27, '06 / 2 Av 5766
                              by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu



                              Hizbullah refused to allow civilians to leave their village and used mosques in their ambush on IDF soldiers at Bint Jbiel Wednesday. Names of the nine fallen soldiers were released. Morale is high.


                              Hizbullah stored ammunition and weapons in mosques, knowing that the IDF does not attack religious sites. Civilians were not allowed so that Hizbullah could use them as cover. IDF officers said they ordered pilots not to strafe Bint Jbiel in order to spare civilian casualties

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