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Originally posted by budski
Any aspect relating to extremism is fair game when discussing extremists, and in that is included western extremists - they do exist, you know.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Think about all those crazy extrimist people out there, who are just waiting for the excuse to go make some chaos, attacking Iran will be like bombing the gates of hell, all hell will break loose!!
In recent years, Hezbollah has won considerable backing within Lebanon. Its social services programme was popular with the Shia community.
The group's successful hit-and-run guerrilla war on Israel's much-vaunted army assured it some support and a lot or respect from other religious communities.
While, the US listed the group as a terrorist organisation, the government in Beirut declared it a national resistance movement.
Its popularity with the Shia community - which makes up almost 40% of Lebanon's three million people - was confirmed in the 1992 parliamentary elections when Hezbollah led a successful campaign and won eight seats in parliament.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
You've been caught up in the hype. Iran isn't full of extremists. Pakistan is.
But everyone isn't that interested in Pakistan. Not enough oil there I guess... even if they already have nukes which Iran is allegedly after...
Originally posted by Britguy
I hardly think Hesbollah rank as "extremists". They are simply a political force and defensive militia. Of course, the US and Israel label anyone who won't bow to them as terrorists.
It's all a matter of perspective and spin.