CUFI’s Coffee Break
Hezbollah, the World’s Most Deadly Terror Organization
Hezbollah is widely considered one of the most powerful and deadly terror organizations in the world, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans since the 1980’s. Founded, trained and armed by Iran’s government, Hezbollah is commissioned with the destruction of Israel. Based in Lebanon along Israel’s northern border, Hezbollah has become the dominant political force in Lebanon and launches attacks against Israel from deep within civilian population centers. This terrorist organization has grown in size and sophistication, gaining experience in warfare through its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and is now more threatening to Israel than it has ever been in the past.
To blame for multiple deadly terror attacks, at Iran’s direction Hezbollah led an attack on the Jewish community center Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires, Argentina as early as July 18, 1984–an attack which killed 85 people and injured hundreds more.
Thirty six years since this deadly attack, experts believe that Hezbollah has stockpiled over 150,000 rockets and missiles inside Lebanon in preparation for a future massive assault against Israel. These missiles, paid for by Iran and often supplied by Russia, are highly advanced and capable of hitting every part of Israel.
To learn more, read CUFI’s Briefing: “Hezbollah – The Party of Allah: History, Ideology, Terror.”
You can also read CUFI’s Primer: “US Aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces.”
Watch the full episode of The Watchman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sz2P6tKPO8