posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:19 PM
Originally posted by u4itornot
Hezbollah an army of paid mercenaries?
On a talk radio show this morning I heard that Hezbollah is actually a trained,
paid mercenary army inserted into Lebanon to draw Isreal into a war to
take the spotlight off Irans nuclear situation. Also they said Iran is behind
Hezbollah and it is like a shell game in the middle east figuring out
who is behind what. If this is true this could be much bigger than Isreal
and Lebanon. Anyone have any other information on this?
You actually make them sound dirty....uggh mercenaries
(reminescent of the mercenary 'Hessian' foes, in our war of Independence. eh?)
I think your talk show
had an agenda and was painting a sinister picture of Hezbollah.
has it closer to reality. the 'army' called hezbollah is homegrown & grassroots popular...since they're not Lebanoneese government
sanctioned, the Militia gets support, funds, ordinance, arms & all the things that make any army a viable organization for self defense...from
sponsors etc...including the Persians in Iran and the Arabs in Syria.
If the Russians had any desire or say-so in 1982 when hezbollah grew into existence, they too probably contributed to their support.
If you want, go to wikipedia & look up hezbollah instead of getting info thats
basically slanted to the writers/speakers viewpoint (like me & other replies)
FYI, lets say hezbollah is mercenary,,,then whats IDF but forced conscripts, the Israelis are forced into mandantory service, whereas hezbollah is
made of people that made a decision to join (and should rightly expect pay...not mercenary tribute)
i think you've opened a deep & complex subject