The, The Party For God Essay

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Hezbollah

To some Hezbollah, the “Party for God”, is a political group fighting for nationalism and to others, particularly western cultures; Hezbollah is a very dangerous terrorist organization. Hezbollah is a Shiite Muslim group based in Iran and Southern Lebanon. They have an extensive network that crosses international borders and consists of everything from schools and hospitals to a television station.
Hezbollah was formed following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. In the early ‘80s, there were a number of rebels and terrorist groups in the region who were carrying out attacks under various names within the umbrella of the newly formed Hezbollah (White, 2014). According to Jonathan White in Terrorism and Homeland Security, “Hezbollah acted more or less like a terrorist clearinghouse.” It wasn’t until 1985 that the leaders of Hezbollah brought all of the groups together under a united front. They felt that this would strengthen their cause and further their effect.
During the early days of Hezbollah the Iranian Revolutionary Guard provided much of its support (Laub and Masters, 2014). Hezbollah has essentially been doing Iran’s dirty work in their fight against Israel. Both Iran and Hezbollah want the annihilation of Israel and won’t stop until it is eradicated entirely. The current Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has said many times in the past that Israel is a “disgrace” and has no place being in the Middle East (Charbonneau, 2012). It is very clear that Iran’s

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