Bahrain Calls Hezbollah Terrorists, Europe Still Unwilling

Can't we switch this to American Idol?

“Guys, can’t we switch this to American Idol?”

The big news out of Europe is that the UK, France and Germany are contemplating designating the “military wing” of Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Hezbollah doesn’t have a “military wing”. It is a military wing. Its flag is a gun. Its leader keeps vowing to finish off one enemy or another. That should probably be a tip off.

Europe’s move has less to do with Israel or domestic terrorism, Hezbollah carried out terrorist attacks in France, than, predictably, with pandering to Muslim interests.

France had been undecided, but on Wednesday night Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said it would join Britain and Germany in seeking to have the “military wing” of Hezbollah put on the European Union terrorist list. Mr. Fabius was speaking in Amman, Jordan, after a meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People, a group designed to aid the rebellion against Mr. Assad.

The location tells you everything you need to know. Even though Hezbollah had carried out numerous terrorist attacks against civilians, it will be partly designated as a terrorist group for fighting on the side of the Syrian government against Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood terrorist militias.

It’s hard to think of a more apt demonstration of the backward insanity in Western governments when it comes to Islam.

The one time that Hezbollah isn’t behaving like a terrorist group, is the one thing that it will be designated a terrorist group for doing. The message to terrorists is that terrorism is fine, but just don’t start fighting our terrorists or we’ll call you a terrorist group.

The New York Times appears equally unwilling to describe Hezbollah as a terrorist group, largely repeating its propaganda.

The Sunni leader of Bahrain, a largely Shiite country, has been a lot more blunt and without any caveats about military wings or chicken wings.

“Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, said that Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah is a terrorist and is declaring war on his own nation,” the Bahrian News Agency reported, quoting the minister’s twitter account.

“Stopping (Nasrallah) and saving Lebanon from him is a national and religious duty,” he added, according to BNA.

We’re not talking about Syria anymore. We’re talking Lebanon. Which amounts to Bahrain backing another civil war in Lebanon between Sunnis and Shiites.

That’s the sort of thing that Kerry and the EU would be condemning if they were serious about stability, but the lack of comment reveals that the EU and the US have a foreign policy that is run by Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia dominates Bahrain and if their little puppet king is making squeaky noises about Hezbollah, it’s the Saudis who are really making them. That means that Stage 3 of the Arab Spring will be Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood Jihadists heading into Lebanon for a bloody civil war. That civil war is already beginning with rocket fire in Beirut.

That means Hezbollah has no choice but to go all in in Syria. And that means that Saudi Arabia has to increase pressure on the West to bail out its fighters with a military intervention. If the Brotherhood wins in Syria, it can take the fight to Lebanon or Iraq. But if it loses in Syria, it’s got problems. And if it stalemates, then we can look forward to a lovely repeat of the Iran-Iraq war.

  • AdinaK

    Here's the long and the short of it: Islam is a death cult and its fractured tribal warfare is never ending. But in the midst of all the warfare the killing of infidels is sacrosanct.
    So in order to have ANY peace – or at least a cessation of incessant jihad – the only solution is for the west to demand a reformation of Islam, otherwise Muslims must be persona non grata in any part of western lands –

    The notion of parsing "good terrorists" from bad can go on for centuries, if reformation is not the prescriptive world solution. NO time to lose.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Oh wow…a Sunni called a Shi'a a terrorist. Imagine that.

    • Roger

      The shia don't consider the sunni 'real muslim's' so they won't lose a lot of sleep over this.

  • Isa

    Hezbollah is engaged in an amazingly broad array of illicit activities, from counterfeiting currencies, documents and goods to credit card fraud, money laundering, arms smuggling and narcotics trafficking. Hezbollah, one investigator quipped, is like the "Gambinos on steroids." In 2002, Hezbollah operatives in North Carolina were convicted for smuggling cigarettes across state lines and sending some of their profits back to their commanders in Lebanon. In 2009, 10 individuals in Philadelphia were charged with conspiring to provide material support for Hezbollah through trafficking stolen laptop computers, passports, Sony PlayStation 2 systems and automobiles. In October 2011, a group of businessmen pled guilty to attempting to ship electronics to a shopping center in South America that the U.S. Treasury Department had designated as a Hezbollah front.

    Authorities have tracked similar illicit activities to places as disparate as Benin and Venezuela, in addition to the United States. An extensive 2011 Drug Enforcement Agency investigation traced $200 million a month from cocaine sales in Europe and the Middle East to Hezbollah-linked operations located in Colombia, Lebanon, Panama and West Africa. However, most of Hezbollah's illicit operations take place in the loosely regulated triborder area where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. Ties between Hezbollah and drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border have also grown in recent years.