Originally posted by Imperium Americana
You know, Souljah was going on and on about this and frankly I do not see how freaking hard this concept is to understand. Hezbollah are not in the
military. They are civilian. Hamas is composed of civilians. Therefore if they capture someone, it is an act of kidnapping. Unless you want to
consider Hezbollah a military, then what they did was an act of war and well the response we see now is justified. But you can not have it both
Gee, let's role back a little and find out where the ROOTS of Hizb'Allah are, shall we?
Hezbollah or Hezb-Allah is a Lebanese Islamist group founded in 1982 by Lebanese Shia to fight the Israeli occupation in southern Lebanon. Along
with the Amal movement, Hezbollah is the main political party representing the Shia community, Lebanon's largest religious bloc. Founded with the aid
of Iran, it follows the distinctly Shiite Islamist ideology. It calls for the establishment of an Islamic state in Lebanon, on the principle of
sovereignty of the jurisconsult, although recognising that this could only come about with the consensus of the Lebanese people.
In addition to its military wing, Hezbollah maintains a civilian arm, which runs hospitals, news services, and educational facilities and participates
in the Lebanese Parliament. Its Reconstruction Campaign (Jihad al-Bina) is responsible for numerous economic and infrastructural development projects
in Shia-populated areas of Lebanon.
A number of Western governments, including that of the United States, have designated it a terrorist organization, while the European Union has
designated the party's external security wing, but not the organization as a whole, as a terrorist organization.
"Strangly" they were formed because of the Israel OCCUPATION of southern Lebanon. How is that possible? Suprised? I guess yet another proof that an
Occupation Always triggers a Resistance - and in this case, Israel is responsible for the Birth of Hizb'Allah, since their Occupaton of Southern
Lebanon triggered the Birth of this Organisation.
And as you can see, Hizb'Allah has a Military and a Civilan Wing, which means that they are members of Armed Forces. But ofcourse, they are Evil
Terrorists for the Standards of United States - European Union holds back a little. So, if they are a Terrorist Organization, then Israel is a
Terrorist State - which also means that almost all countries of this world are Terrorist States; you can either have it both ways or no way at all.
Either everybody is a Terrorist or No-One. Becase when Israel targets CIVILAN Infrastructure in Lebanon or Gaza Strip that is Also an Act of
Terrorism, since Terrorism means 'the use or threat of serious violence' to advance some kind of 'cause'
- and by that definition Everybody
is a Terrorist! But since the start of the alleged "War on Terror" it is very clear how Mighty Countries use that Term - all the enemies of the
state are Terrorists.
Pure and Simple.
[edit on 13/7/06 by Souljah]