Hezbollah is a Shia Muslim militant and political organization based in Lebanon. This district brand of Shia ideology was developed by Ayatollah Robollah Khomeini, leader of the Islamic revolution in Iran.
Like Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, or "God's Party", has been in the business of giving the U.S. shock treatment every now and then. It has an abundance of resources: ideological strength, human resources, money, and strong global networking. It was the hero of the month-long Israel-Lebanon war that began in July 2006.
Hezbollah receives arms, training, and monetary aid from Iran and other sympathizers of the Arab cause. In Lebanon, Hezbollah is also a political movement, with two cabinet ministers and 14 members of parliament. Stubborn in its insistence that Israel must be destroyed, Hezbollah stands out in a political climate in which the majority of terrorist outfits, including the PLO and Hamas, have come to recognize Israel's existence.
Pa. Raghavan takes us on an in-depth conducted tour of the organization, which many have so far known only from newspaper headlines. Don't be surprised if this audiobook gives you a taste of virtual reality, creating the illusion that you are in the heart of the action in Lebanon. You will certainly come away with a better understanding of the Palestinian predicament.
©2006 Pa. Raghavan; (P)2007 New Horizon Media
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