Obama Gives Hezbollah 200 Armored Personnel Carriers

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


It’s only fair that with the Muslim Brotherhood getting 200 Abrams tanks, Hezbollah should get 200 armored personnel carriers.  While tragically there was no money available to provide security for the US mission in Benghazi, there’s always room for giving billion dollar weapons packages to the terrorists who attack US embassies.

In 1983, Hezbollah carried out the suicide car bombing of the US Embassy in Beirut killing 63 people, including US soldiers, and wounding 120. The suicide vehicle of choice was a delivery van. But now Hezbollah will be able to attack the next US embassy in style with the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier.

When Hezbollah overturned the Lebanese government and replaced it with a coalition dominated by the Shiite terrorist group, backed by Iran, there were worries that this might prevent Lebanon from receiving US aid.

But those worriers had clearly never met Obama who will never unfairly deprive Islamic terrorists of the weapons that they are entitled to under the code of social justice.

The United States has provided more than $140 million in equipment and assistance to the Lebanese armed forces in the past six months, including six Huey 2 helicopters, a 42-metre coastal security craft, more than 1,000 guns – including grenade launchers – and 38 million rounds of ammunition.

The United States has given 200 armored vehicles to Lebanon, the Lebanese army said… The M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) arrived by ship to Beirut on Sunday, the army said in a statement. A Lebanese security source said the army now had 1,200 APCs.

What possible use could the Lebanese military make of that firepower? It isn’t to fight Hezbollah as Hezbollah is in the government. It isn’t to fight Syria, because even in its present state, the Syrian military would kick Lebanon’s ass, and Lebanon’s military would end up fighting Hezbollah at home if they tried that.

That just leaves one possibility.

“This government is committed to maintaining strong, brotherly ties which bind Lebanon to all Arab countries, without exception,” Prime Minister Mikati said at the Baabda Presidential Palace. “Let us go to work immediately according to the principles… [of] defending Lebanon’s sovereignty and its independence and liberating land that remains under the occupation of the Israeli enemy.”

Israel had already withdrawn entirely from Lebanon, so that just leaves Shebaa Farms and the rest of Israel to “liberate”.

On Monday, House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., criticized the administration for keeping “the aid pipeline flowing” when Hariri’s government fell.

“Now, Hezbollah and its cohorts will control the Lebanese government and likely benefit from the years of U.S. assistance, including to the Lebanese military. We cannot undo past mistakes, but we can learn from them and safeguard taxpayer dollars going forward,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “The U.S. should immediately cut off assistance to the Lebanese government as long as any violent extremist group designated by the U.S. as foreign terrorist organizations participates in it.”

That was last year. Instead Obama has given them even more assistance. If they just found a way to bring Al Qaeda into the government, they would probably get their own stealth bombers.

  • JacksonPearson

    That's why congress need to require every president to provide a detailed-line-item-budget of where the money goes. No more blank checks, nor diversion of funds.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "That's why congress need to require every president to provide a detailed-line-item-budget of where the money goes. No more blank checks, nor diversion of funds."

      Unless he's black, then the president can do whatever he wants. It's racism to call a black tyrant out for his behavior. It's also "racist" Islam-o-phobia to criticize a Sunni "Christian" for aiding terrorists.

      • JacksonPearson

        Progressives love the race card, but the edges are wrinkled, stale, and the message is folded. None of the hundreds of billions he's gotten have gone for the betterment of this country. Obama's as mentally ill and narcissistic, as the people that have the gall to support him.

        • Christian West

          Mentally ill? Perhaps, but beside the point.
          Obama is what Obama does. He destroys America with amazing efficiency, cleverness and dedication. He is America's most deadly enemy. Way more deadly than Al-Qaida.

          • Joan

            I agree with you.

          • JacksonPearson

            Yep on all counts. And everyone thought Jimmy Carter was bad…I don't think we've seen the worst yet from this president. The next four years are going to be telling!

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Not only a detailed letter is needed from Congress ,but a hearing on countries where terror actors are the actual leadership! It would be akin to sending weaponry to Germany when the Nazis were in power (before the US entered the war), but instead claiming they were sending it to the German gov't!

      In any case, this is of piece with the Islamist-in-Chief, he hearts with both Sunni & Shia, even though he cheers/fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/20/six-alarm-fir

      Here too – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/09/14/hezbollah-bur

      The POTUS is anti-American and that is that.

      Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • leftrightout

      Yeah? Go read your constitution. The President cannot spend 1 red cent, not a nickle or a dime without approval from Congress.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    What? More aid for Israel? You Israel firsters are always bribing Muslims to not attack her, by giving her enemies money…and weapons. It's always about Israel and clearly 0'Bama is owned by the Jews.

    • alexa

      These are the weapons Hezballa is using while fighting alongside Assad forces against the rebeles.

    • Crystal Clear

      dumbass

    • Phil Nrink

      Aid for Israel? Lebanon isn't Israel.. in fact it IS one of Israel's enemies. maybe you read the story wrong or unaware of who' who in the Middle East.

  • Tan

    Once again, Obama is revealed as the enemy of the US and Israel (keep in mind that Israel's enemies are also America's enemies). But Obama is not an American president, but a foreign president that has taken control of the US. I say foreign not as in ethnicity, but as in the fact that we have very little information on his background. We don't really know who Obama is. Most of it was probably covered-up for obvious reasons. But now the mask is starting to come off, and it's getting uglier every time the pieces are pealed off. The question is will it be too late to stop Obama's disaster against Israel, as well as the US? Has the "sleeping giant" finally awakened (meaning the end of democracy and the end of a republic in the US)? I hope not, but it's possible: Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 2 (giving arms to Syrian rebels), no respect for the US Constitution, giving money to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, embracing MB front groups or MB sympathizers into the White House, being anti-Israel while endorsing the US's/Israel's enemies, the Benghazi scandal, possibly embracing the UN Arms Trade Treaty, supports basically the end of the 2nd Amendment, and is self-enforcing Sharia Law and attacking the 1st Amendment by making criticism of Islam as a thought-crime. When you combine all of the things that Obama has done, this is more likely a recipe for a dictator to come to power. Will the US no longer be the US in the coming future? Is Israel about to lose it's greatest ally it has ever had, due to a Marxist-Socialist that "fundamentally transformed the United States of America?" Only God knows, but worrying about the possible worst to come will not do any good either. The only thing we can do is pray and make these issues known to people.

    • Sailboat165

      The vast majority of the people don't have a clue as to what's happening. It's not just 50% off the people, but more like 70-75%. The MSM keeps the people unaware and that will prove to be the ruin of the USA. I truly don't think it's possible to stop, and feel that the best people can do is try to slow-the-flow, and prepare in whatever means they can.

    • Winnie

      What are you praying for? For G-d to do what needs doing for you? That is the christian heritage, sheep who pray when the going gets tough. DO FIRST AND THEN PRAY.

  • Thomas Wells

    Another taxpayer gift from the man who would be Caliph.

  • rightwingcanadian

    I think there's reason to believe that Obama's a Muslim brotherhood operative.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I think there's reason to believe that Obama's a Muslim brotherhood operative."

      Someone needs to start numbering them.

    • Mary Sue

      It's possible he's also a soviet plant as well. At least from what I heard.

      • slider 96

        Oh get real you two . could be a martian too huh ?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Oh get real you two . could be a martian too huh ?"

          What's the evidence for being Martian? I'd say your sarcasm trivializes the evidence for 0'Bama's allegiances.

  • Seth Bullock

    I want to vomit.

  • UCSPanther

    The IDF will trash these APCs if Hezbollah so much as uses them against Israel. They'll just be target practice for the Merkavas and IDF's ground attack aircraft.

  • USN ret. double "D"

    It must be remembered, Muslims HATE JEWS and Christians and seek to DESTROY them, and most importantly oBOMBa is a Muslim. Born and raised as a Muslim (schooled in Indonesia) traveled to Islamic countries, where Americans are not welcomed, and attended Rev Wright's anti WASP church for about 20 years. Is he a God worshipping man? Hell no if that deity is not ALLAH.

  • Junk Bin

    the reason for lebanon to have heavy weapons it to attack Israel, this is true also of Egypt. if you have enought men and equipement, you can overwhelm the opponent. This is if your soldiers will actually fight and not run like the wife beaters and child molesters that Muslin males are
    No aid of any kind to terrorist nations.
    PS IRAN has nuke bomb capability NOW thanks to our gay arab kenyon muslin leader

    • Robert Bowman

      The time is comming when Israel will stand alone. That's when God will show the world his power. Don't fear for Isral pray and watch Gods Glory!!

  • SoCalMike

    When one of the weapons platforms so generously donated to Islamic Jihad finds its way back here and wipes out a few million, you can bet the farm the parasite/sell outs who delivered the platforms or the money that purchased them will NEVER EVER get the blame.
    The same sell outs have an army of media false prophets always at the ready to dump whatever information pollution into the well spring to mislead and cast blame on the Rich, the Right or the Republicans….anyone but the parasite/sell outs.

  • slider 96

    There are Christian Phalangists in Lebanon , the people who fought the palestinians in the ten year civil war there , in addition the Druse and several other Lebanese factions,who do not support Hezbollah . Syria has Hezbollah as it's proxy in Lebanon .Syria had at one time occuppied southern lebanon , under the guise of preventing another civil war .The Lebanese wanted the Syrians out and finally Syria had to get out , but still exerts influence even to the point of political assasinations .The Lebanese Army is not hezbollah , so sending armored personnel carriers to Lebanon is not de facto -handing equiptment over to hezbollah .

    • Donna

      Thank you!

  • stevor

    I see some quotes but no sources for the quotes. Is this just more propaganda? Yeah, BOTH sides (if there are two sides instead of just one side with their Hegelian dialectic) spout propaganda to scare everybody that the world needs to be "saved" by a New World Order.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I see some quotes but no sources for the quotes. Is this just more propaganda?"
      http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/07/us-leba

      Learn to use the Internet effectively. You're reading dynamic text. We call it HTML for Hypertext Markup Language. That means some times you can select portions of text to find references and related topics.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Yeah, BOTH sides (if there are two sides instead of just one side with their Hegelian dialectic) spout propaganda to scare everybody that the world needs to be "saved" by a New World Order."

      Really? How is "conservative propaganda" leading to embracing globalism? Just curious. Maybe the probably is YOUR application of the Hegelian dialectic.

      • stevor

        Obviously, you are a typical lemming. BOTH parties are controlled by the same Elite. Conservative/Liberal is another aspect of the Hegelian Dialectic as are Democrat/Republican and a lot more.

  • W. C. Taqiyya

    So, those bad people have 1,200 M113's? OK, and how many of them work? Plus, if the Syrian military could immediately crush the Lebanese military, what does Israel have to fear from them? Yes, Obama bad, Muslims bad, let's move on to some more interesting stories shall we?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Yes, Obama bad, Muslims bad, let's move on to some more interesting stories shall we?"

      What are you interested in?

  • mike

    Over the last 45-50 years we have seen an inversion of the concept of good and evil.Our enemies, who engage in slavery, genocide and race or religious genocide are good, while we are evil. Dictators on the left who imprison their populations and who fear free elections are either good – think Castro; are misunderstood and need to be placated – think Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, North Korea; or ignored – think Sudan.

    For a number of years we have been maintaining relationships and providing aid to countries that are not our friends. In a number of instances, there are groups – often supported by their governments – that attack us directly. Perhaps rather than trying to get other nations and their people to 'love us' we should rather work on a more attainable goal …. to ensure that our enemies fear us, and everyone else respects us.

    • W. C. Taqiyya

      And can we please get Washington to stop giving them money? Well, no, not for at least another four years. Doh.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "And can we please get Washington to stop giving them money? Well, no, not for at least another four years."

        You and we could lobby your house representatives.

    • Cat K

      I agree with Mike. It is truly amazing how a generation can be educated to hate their own country and themselves. And to genuflect to a most amoral enemy. These folks hold conflicting ideas – e.g there is a war on women by white Republican men against women's right to free birth control (&related behaviors) and at the same time an acceptance of the subjugation of women and honor killings in Islam. No problem as they see no contradiction. The same can be said for slavery. The left screams racism and guilt for historical slavery regarding if anyone disagrees with an American who is of Black descent but excuses the current slavery in Islam. They see no contradiction. So, as we've all noticed, logic and facts cannot reach these people. They seem to function with their amygdala only. I wonder if the solution is to reach them through emotion. As one would train an animal. Soothe, dominate, and redirect. I don't even mean to sound insulting here.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "These folks hold conflicting ideas – e.g there is a war on women by white Republican men against women's right to free birth control (&related behaviors) and at the same time an acceptance of the subjugation of women and honor killings in Islam. No problem as they see no contradiction."

        Because their political correctness which is derived from Doublespeak prevents them from openly airing their faulty racial theories that they use to explain backwards cultures. It also leads them to think they can manipulate these people to create a better world as these inferior societies are inspired to attack the enemies of the leftists. Once you understand their comprehensive worldview and their objectives, there is no contradiction until you introduce the objective facts. Which they don't.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "The same can be said for slavery. The left screams racism and guilt for historical slavery regarding if anyone disagrees with an American who is of Black descent but excuses the current slavery in Islam. "

        Because of their faulty views of race (they do believe blacks for example are inferior and it's racist not to parent them forever). When conservatives treat them as equals, this is racism to them because in their minds we're setting them up to fail again, along with being exploited by rich whites. That's how they envision our motives. Muslims have a more complicated history, but that just makes it easier to lie about it and make them victims just the same. Ironically, most of the friction with historical colonialism was driven directly or indirectly by Islam. But again, they don't pay attention to facts until they invert and distort them, or receive them from someone who did this for them. See Oliver Stone, Howard Zinn, etc.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "They seem to function with their amygdala only. I wonder if the solution is to reach them through emotion. As one would train an animal. Soothe, dominate, and redirect. I don't even mean to sound insulting here."

        It's tempting to think that way, but we'd lose. They're better at manipulating emotions because that's their orientation. Besides, the best we could hope for is a stalemate. We need to solve root problems. In the end, nobody will claim that lies are OK. Go right to the root lies and then build a new narrative based on objective facts. That's the only way for facts and reason to win over emotions, especially at this point in history…if it's even possible to win. We won't stop trying, but we don't know what the future holds and can't take it for granted. But it's also useful to remember that it's not all or nothing. We win little by little as we win each battle.

        Having said that. you can pay attention to the emotional content of your messages as long as you don't take short cuts away from solid objective facts. Use emotion tactically but not strategically.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Over the last 45-50 years we have seen an inversion of the concept of good and evil.Our enemies, who engage in slavery, genocide and race or religious genocide are good, while we are evil."

      Google "Animal Farm" and then "Leftist"

  • fixxxer

    Hmm…no source for the article…definite bias…amateur journalism at best. You people are sheep.

  • Regina

    Huh?
    You must be a goat

    • phil

      Muslim's can eat goat.. just not pork

  • Denise

    Why hasn't anyone stopped Obama from giving these weapons to these haters.All of this makes no sense !I know Obama is an evil lying anti-American and pretty sure he's just a puppet ,but someone out there has to have the proof needed to get rid of him.There are so many stories ,if only a fourth are true he should be gone…..I done get it !!!

  • The Groove

    This must be an early Eid gift to his Brothers

  • tony

    Obama is a wolf in sheeps clothing. the idiots that voted for him are blind to his unGodly deeds and they support him. He is evil. he is going after guns so he can disarm law abiding citizens.If he takes our guns he believes we will be powerless to resist him.. He supplied guns to mexican drug lords. He is satans right hand man. Why else would he be doing the things he has done. Guns save lives and win wars guns enable law abiding people the ability to protect them selves and their familys. He doesent like Isreal any more then his muslim brothers. We have too many sheep in this country individuals un willing to stand up for their God given rights, their country, and their families

  • Ali

    Lool whoever wrote about this topic shows that he has no clue about what's taking place in Lebanon especially regarding Hezbollah, you Americans with all my respect are the funniest people on Earth, you talk stuff that don't even exist ! Especially using the "Hezbollah Shia Terrorist Group" Dude are you even thinking "good" when writing ? That's the funniest and most rediculous topic I've ever read, They aren't even close to be terrorists, they're here to defend the Lebanese land from the frequent Israeli Attacks ! Even until now, and after the deals that have been put after the 2006 War, Israelis still break the laws by passing through the borders with ther Jets for hours and hours in the Sky field of Lebanon ! Obama isn't giving a thing for Hezbollah, they just gave a small type of "Help" for the "Lebanese ARMY " ! Hahaha plus the M113 doesn't even serve Hezbollah buddy, they use other tactics, other weapons, they hit like Ghosts and hide, they're smart, Me, I AM SMART, we drop fear deep within your hearts, that's what we do, and you guys only try to fake our reality with your big "Media and social media" efforts, but trust me that won't change a thing, In the Bible, King 1, Chapter 14, Verse 15, it says "Then the LORD will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, for they have angered the LORD with the Asherah poles they have set up for worship." Israel will be ripped off. Yes, I am a Shiite, but I as well follow the bible, unlike most of you guys who don't :) ! Go back to your religions and stop your devilish actions, for God will never forgive for what you've done, and are doing :) ! Good luck everyone, Soon the victory will be, Insha'allah

  • Mark

    I'm a Lebanese Christian, and would like to say that who ever wrote that article is a complete ignorant to the reality in Lebanon. and as already said, Hezbollah uses other tactics… to defeat any army who is stronger than u, u have to apply guerilla warefare, and not aquire regular army vehicules. besides what can a M113 do, if we are getting them 30 years + old, with no modern technologies???
    I pitty your media, and how they are lying to you, and keep you in constant fear of us. instead of searching for the common things we have together, and build our trust based on that, you guys believe an article like this one!! too bad