Category Archives: Hezbollah

For the love of god and country

I once opined that no one can face a fiercer opponent than someone fighting for what they hold most dear. We Americans, and really most Westerners, have a very romantic view of that idea. When we hear it, we see … Continue reading

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Israel, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran

Unfortunately, I do not have time to give this subject proper treatment, but I think that everyone who cares about the future of this nation and the world needs to be paying close attention to what is going on in Israel right now. […] Continue reading

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20070921 World Watch- Pay Attention

While many Americans have focused whatever political attention they pay squarely on the premature presidential primaries and the ongoing debate over Iraq, other events in the Middle East bear watching. Particularly, recent activities by Iran, Israel, and Syria as well as events in Gaza and Lebanon suggest an increase in tensions in an already tense region. Continue reading

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20070202 A Short History of the Venezuelan Missile Crisis

On 31 January 2007, Hugo Chavez was in effect declared dictator of Venezuela by the deluded masses of Venezuela’s National Assembly. Through threats of force and promises of a utopian future, Chavez deftly managed to convince broad swaths of his … Continue reading

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20060815 World Watch Focus: A Ceasefire with No Peace

On 14 August 2006, Israel implemented a UN brokered ceasefire with Hezbollah, effectively bringing an end to more than an month of continuous combat between that nation and its terrorist adversary. In doing so, Israel conceded defeat to Hezbollah and, perhaps more importantly, to its state sponsors Iran and Syria. This defeat marks a turning point in the ongoing conflict between the rest of the world and fundamentalist Islam as Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and other fundamentalist Islamic actors now realize that localized asymmetric warfare can paralyze and politically defeat sovereign nations. Such a defeat represents the opening of the next chapter of the ongoing war between fundamentalist Islam and the rest of the world. Continue reading

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