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Editor’s note: Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com – a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for the last 25 years.
The U.S. government plans to dismantle the Hezbollah terrorist organization, based in southern Lebanon with tentacles spreading from Latin America to southern Asia, by applying pressure to Damascus, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The U.S. has asked Sheikh Fadlallah, a respected Shiite leader, to be the intermediary in efforts to persuade Sheikh Nasrallah, the Islamic spiritual leader of Hezbollah, that he must disarm the Iranian-backed terrorist army – the largest of its kind in the world.
Increasing evidence has convinced Washington that al-Qaida, a Sunni Muslim terrorist network, is now cooperating with the Shiite Hezbollah, the most sophisticated terrorist group in the world, according to G2 Bulletin.
Hezbollah enjoys the support of both Syria and Iran and, besides its base in southern Lebanon, maintains operations in the lawless “tri-border” region of South America, where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet. The group has also maintained a fund-raising presence in the United States since the 1980s. According to the CIA’s George Tenet, the group has stepped up its U.S. activities and was recently spotted “casing and surveilling American facilities.”
Although cooperation between al-Qaida and Hezbollah has been known for some time, the two groups have formed a much closer relationship since al-Qaida was evicted from its base in Afghanistan, according to G2 Bulletin.
Representatives of the two groups recently met in Lebanon, Paraguay and an unidentified African country. According to one report, Imad Mughniyah, who directs Hezbollah in the tri-border area, has also been appointed by Iran to coordinate the group’s activities with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The tri-border region of South America has become the world’s new Libya, a place where terrorists with widely disparate ideologies meet to exchange ideas and resources. According to Tenet, “mixing and matching of capabilities, swapping of training, and the use of common facilities” have become the hallmark of professional terrorists today.