Hezbollah, whose name means “Party of God” is a terrorist group who opposes the Western World and is considered an enemy of Israel. The Hezbollah was founded in 1982, as part of the Iranian Government Revolutionary Guard Corp. Israel’s invasion of Southern Lebanon in 1982 served as the trigger to mobilize the population of politically active and militant Shiite in Hezbollah. The Hezbollah wanted to adopt an Iranian philosophy as a solution to the Lebanese political problems. This philosophy included the use of terror as a means to supporting Lebanon. According to Jonathan Masters, in an article written for the Council on Foreign Relations in 2014 Hezbollah operates mostly from Lebanon’s Shiite controlled areas, parts of Beirut, Southern Lebanon the Bekka Valley.
The Hezbollah is a radical Shi’a Muslim group that fights against Isreal and the idea of Western Imperialism primarily in Lebanon. Founded in 1982 as part of the Iranian government’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Hezbollah was led primarily by religious clerics. The origin of the Hezbollah and its ideas derived from the Iranian Revolution (Washington, 2007). During this revolution, the Muslim government was established to represent the oppressed or lower struggling class. They later aspired to adopt an Iranian doctrine as a solution to Lebanese political malaise.
Jihad represents a fight that has provided Muslims with a solid base of military efficiency demonstrated historically in early Islam. During the Cold War, America saw an advantage to promote the Afghan insurgents and channel aid to rebels. It was later revealed that the United States started aiding tribal and Islamic revolts half a year before the USSR invaded Afghanistan. The Afghan invasion not only led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, but also led to the creation of young Middle Eastern men who sought actions of violence to satisfy their own personal jihad. America trained these men like their own, supplied them with advanced weapon intelligence, and finally the addition of money and drugs.
Osama bin Laden must have forgotten that in Iraq invading Kuwait it was a breech of International Law and had that not happened the United States presence would not have r... ... middle of paper ... ... Islamic countries. Bernard Lewis also raised an additional point that Osama bin Laden felt he had to fight the United States because there was no one else who could since the fall of the Soviet Union. Osama bin Laden has made such allegations against the United States not because they are true, but only to help him in his ultimate goal of proving to the World that the Islamic world can defend itself and that he is capable of it. He also made such allegations to try to unite the Islamic world in hopes that an Islamic state may rise. Works Cited Alexander, Yonah, and Swetnam, Michael S., Usama bin Laden’s al-Qaida: Profile of a Terrorist Network, Transnational Publishers, September 2001 Bergen, Peter, Holy War, New York: Free Press, 2001 Lewis, Bernard, The Revolt of Islam, The New Yorker, November 19.
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Now that Sinn Fein has the ability to achieve objectives through political means, it is no longer part of the IRA; although, some still view them to be the political wing of the IRA. (2) This strategy can easily change once again, should the objectives become more di... ... middle of paper ... ...otherwise be extraordinary acts of desperation becomes a religious duty in the mind of the religiously motivated terrorist. This helps explain the high level of commitment and willingness to risk death among religious extremist groups. The Hezbollah view the West as “the Great Satan” and the foremost corrupting influence on the Islamic world today. This militant group does not view the suicide bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut as an insane act,(5) but as martyrdom against the evil ways of the West.
Hezbollah had var... ... middle of paper ... ...monstrate an act of serving Iran’s interest. The Middle East has become a subject of violence especially among religions, Muslims being the majority group. However, Hezbollah is fighting against this through rendering illegal violence among the Israelites and thus evading conflicts. Hezbollah's war against the Israelites in the 1980s was a challenge and merit of the group. It broke the peace of the Israelites and Jews who lived in Israel rendering them immigrants in other nations.
By discussing the history of Iran, the Anglo-Iranian oil company, and Document NSC-68 I will try to prove once and for all that going through with the coup in Iran was a terrible mistake made by the United States. There were many aspects concerning the history of Iran that showed that the coup was a bad idea. The role of religion played a very influential part in the history of Iran. Many people living in Iran still to this day believe in the Zoroastrian religion. The beliefs associated with this religion may account for many of the uprisings and political protests aimed at the Shah and his power.
Due to their common views and beliefs of Western culture, militant groups loosely associated to al Qaeda have been formed, carrying on the original objectives that bin Laden had in mind when he created this organization. The origins of al Qaeda date back to August of 1988, when the organization is formed at a meeting where three crucial people to the further development of al Qaeda are present (Wander, 2008). Ayman al-Zawahiri was a lieutenant to Osama bin Laden and considered to be the brains behind the organization. He was a lifetime member of the Egyptian Islamist Jihad, until he decided to merge it into Al Qaeda in 1998. He was a member of Bin Laden’s shura council, which is believed to consist of 20-30 senior members that served as advisors to Bin Laden.
A Patriot's History of the United States: from Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror. Reno, NV: Sentinel, 2004. Print. 303.  Schweikart, Larry, and Michael Allen.