Thursday, October 14, 2010

Iranian Prez Returns To Lebanon, First Time Since 80's

In his original sojourn, he was an operative of IRGC Guards who organized Hezbollah

Beirut – The President of Iran arrived here this week for his first visit back since the early 80's when he was an officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

At the time, he and his colleagues were tasked with organizing the terrorist movement known as Hezbollah.

Knowledgeable observers are watching closely because, aside from the prospect of violence, the meetings between Hezbollah, Iranian officials and the Syrians are considered a bellwether of the ongoing Arab Israeli peace talks.

It all figures heavily in the U.S., what with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's accusing the U.S. government of staging the entire 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon itself in a recent speech at the U.N.

A loose-knit and very shaky coalition is holding against a radical desire to wipe out the nation of Israel and take on the more moderate Arab oil-producing states in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula.

As far-fetched as it may seem, some U.S. Officials riding herd on the Mexican border are also concerned because there is ample evidence that Hezbollah has made inroads in that area, training and equipping members of the drug cartels in return for valuable contacts and a toe hold to smuggling drugs, weapons, explosives and terrorists into the nation and illicit dollars out to further their aims worldwide.

Intelligence officials said back in August that a car bombing in Juarez bore all the marks of a Hezbollah attack on the streets of Jerusalem, Beirut or any other mideastern city.

The origins of the tripartite accord are easy to trace. Lebanese Islamic militia chose to throw off the Christian influence in that nation during a bloody civil war. To maintain any control in the region, Syrians must dominate the Levantine area, and the Iranians were busy putting on a Shia Muslim revolution their nation following a successful defense against the U.S.-backed Baathist Sunni Muslim regime of Saddam Hussein of Iraq.

The stakes haven't really changed, only moved to a new continent with a huge market for illicit narcotics that generates plenty of cash to be used in any way needed.

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