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Hezbollah pro-Cuba rally

A few years before the Obama administration removed Cuba from the list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, Hezbollah established an operational base in Cuba, according to intelligence received by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. The State Department’s latest release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-mails reveals that she received a message claiming Hezbollah is seeking to set up a base in Cuba to carry out attacks in Latin America.

The author of the e-mail, former aide to President Bill Clinton and long-time associate of Hillary Clinton Sidney Blumenthal, wrote that he had received the information from “extremely sensitive sources.”

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According to Naharnet, Blumenthal argued that the Mossad believed Hezbollah’s targets were “Israel’s diplomatic and business interests” in south America and the Caribbean islands. But he also said Hezbollah had been “instructed to also begin casing facilities associated with the United States and the United Kingdom, including diplomatic missions, major banks, and businesses.”

According to the e-mail, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah led the negotiations with Cuba’s DGI (Dirección de Inteligencia), vowing to keep a “very low profile inside of Cuba.”

“Nasrallah also promised to take measures to avoid any trail of evidence that could lead back to Cuba in the event of a Hezbollah attack in Latin America,” Blumenthal noted.

The State Department has so far released about 46,000 pages of emails out of a reported total of 55,000. Clinton has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, but there’s no doubt the issue will come back to haunt her should she receive the Democratic nomination.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Remember how Nixon resolutely prevented the Soviets form estalbishing a submarine base at Cienfuegos in 1970? So what happened to that red line of ours re any offensive activity based in Cuba?

    We already know Iran through its stooge thugs, Hezbollah, is responsible for both bombings against Jewish civilian sites in Argentina in the early 1990s. Before Obama gives away Guantanamo, is their anybody left in the U.S. Administration who understands and gives a damn; or, are they too focused with their lame duck leader in patronizing Iran and Cuba, at Israel's–and ours–expense?

  2. Sydney Blumenthal, is a close and long-time friend of Hillary’s,, She depends upon him to give her special information that she would otherwise not be able to acquire. This is the kind of information that fits that category. It will be used at some future time in delicate negotiations, to be sure.This Hezbollah operation will be monitored, in secret, to make sure it doesn’t do any damage to the Jewish people. Mossad is involved, obviously, so there will be consequences. But isn’t it better to be knowledgable of these operations? How else will our leaders know how , and when to take action? I feel more secure knowing that Hillary has her finger on these buttons. Her daughter is married to an orthadox Jew and her grandchild is half Jewish. We must not listen to the poison rhetoric.

  3. Have you all lost your ability to read? This article does not come close to backing up the headline. 50 years ago we could see the Soviets from space but now, we rely on a “maybe” from sensitive sources in an email with a highly misleading headline?

  4. Thanks Myrna for the correction. However, even Conservative and reformed Judaism instill the traditions and values of our people in our families, especially those of us who have wandered from the religious elements of our beliefs__we still retain what has been known as a “Yiddisha Coupe”..; so hopefully, Hillary will, by osmosis, feel the impact of this glorious culture; and, if she gets in as president, she will try to reverse the damage that the Obama administration has been able to achieve in our relations with Israel, the only Democracy in the Middle East. It is obvious, now. looking back, that this was Obama’s goal from day one, to enact a sea change in this country’s pro-Israel and pro-Jewish feelings. In this he has been successful, to our detriment. Let us hope that there will be a reversal…our survival depends upon it. But, for this to happen we must all speak up and not take this world -wide revival of anti-Semitism lying down. We must not walk meekly to the ovens once again. As a child growing up in the 30’s, I watched it all happening, and it is happening again. We must elect leaders who will NOT let it happen again.

  5. Elaine, Hilliary has consistently sucked up to the Palestinian "cause", never acknowledging that first Arafat and now Abbas will never accept the State of Israel as a Jewish state. Look at her history; she would throw Israel under the bus in a heartbeat.
    Look at the Pew Research report: Most Conservative and Reform Jews believe that New York is the center of the Jewish world. There are many exceptions, but Chelsea and Mark are not among them.
    As for a Yiddishe "Kup" (yes, that is the usual transliteration), maybe you, Elaine, need to evaluate your feelings for Israel.

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