Did I mention that having won the last Lebanese elections—with a little help from violent intimidation and assassination of opponents—Hezbollah now runs Lebanon? And did I mention that the new CIA director, John Brennan, is an apologist for Hezbollah and has advocated normalizing relations between the United States and that terrorist group?
And, of course, unless hit with an Israeli air attack, Syria and Iran smuggle any weapons into Lebanon they wish without U.S. or U.N. objection or blockage. The effect of this smuggling is not only to set the stage for future Hezbollah terrorism against Israel and a possible war, but helps to guarantee that Lebanon will continue to be in the hands of a terrorist group that is closely aligned with Tehran and advocates genocide against Jews.
Oh, and Israel is supposed to be the bad guy because it defends itself against muggers.
It’s bad enough to be mugged repeatedly but it’s even worse to provide the weapons and money for the assailants while also praising them. But that’s precisely the moral of the story as far as Obama Administration policy is concerned: Except for a few exceptions who won’t play politely (i.e., al-Qaeda and part of the Taliban) if you’re nice to the terrorists and they’ll be nice to you.
Originally published at Rubin Reports, under the title, “Islamists to West: Put Up Your Hands and Hand Over Your Property!”
About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.
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