Hezbollah Joins the International Terrorist Fight
“COLORS OF AN OLD HEzbollah.” mixes ancient Lebanese folk music with contemporary arrangements of that music. It is charming, engaging, and even a little funny at times. This is one of many projects undertaken by Zaher Abu Aab and his team. They have done so much already with “Happily Ever After”, a film that won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score.
“COLORS OF AN OLD HEzbollah.” takes its title from a traditional folktale. The story involves two young women, Zsanett and her younger sister Labhban, who are residents of Sayyeda Azzouz al-Rabie Estheira, a village located in southwest Lebanon. At the beginning of the poem, Zsanett notices a white horse riding up on a white horse herd. This horse happens to lead an army of Abyssinian violets which are accompanied by a red wings.
The violets fly away while Zsanett and Labhan hide in a hole dug by them. When the violets return, they announce that the violets have already carried off a white horse–which happens to belong to Hezbollah. Thus, Hezbollah has been trying to get UFA supplies to their stronghold in southwest Lebanon, Sayyeda Azzouz. This would allow them to supply their fighters with arms and other equipment, in anticipation of a large-scale battle with Israel.
One of Hezbollah’s main capabilities is to send and re-supply fighter planes, armored vehicles, and tanks to the battlefield. This is a serious threat because it means that Israel could easily wipe out any Hezbollah force in the area. One of the ways that UFA forces have been dispatched into Lebanon is by using what are called “Maple Leaf” troops. These are members of Hezbollah who are not Hezbollah nationals. They are Moroccan citizens who claim to be part of the International Peace Organization (IPO).
A paper clip can be used to identify these so-called “Maple Leaf” operators, and one-year registration fee is required for them to join. The paper clip is actually a biometric device, which is capable of verifying the wearer’s identity, in case they leave the country or get lost. So, when Hezbollah fighters go to a nearby hotel to meet members of the International Freedom fighters or another international group that may be near the Lebanese border, they can ask for the biometric verification and then be checked if they are indeed part of the international group or not. In other words, Hezbollah has evolved into a real army, capable of conducting operations in various corners of the world and even in occupied territories.
Aside from that, according to a Hezbollah official who was interviewed on Al Arab TV, the organization also has a plan for future operations in Iraq, where the U.S. and its allies are targeting Islamic State fighters. Hezbollah is afraid that the U.S. will provide air support for the Iraqi army in its fight against the IS. As a result, the Hezbollah leader fears that the U.S. may supply weapons to the Iraqi army and even send its own troops to fight alongside the Iraqi army. He further said that the U.S. must be careful with its moves as it risks getting militarily involved in the conflict, especially with the Iran-backed military forces of the SCAF (Syrian Arab Republic Army) and the Popular mobilization Forces of Iraq (P Peshmerga).
Although Hezbollah did not refer to the United Nations Security Council, it did warn against the use of Western technology in its fight against Israel. In fact, Hezbollah has several members from Western countries who are fighting alongside the resistance in Syria. One of those is Britain’s former army intelligence officer, codenamed Sajjan Kumar. However, he is only a private military contractor and not part of the international Hezbollah cell. He told an interviewer from a British newspaper that Hezbollah will use any devices it finds suitable to trigger Israeli strikes on Western targets and that this will make them acceptable to the UN, which is considering referring the issue to the Security Council soon.
The United Nations Security Council may refer the issue to the General Assembly for a third time later this year. Last year, the UN Security Council referred the issue to the High Commissioner for International Terrorism, based in New York. The High Commissioner ismary Hennecke, a Canadian citizen. The United States and other major European countries have called for the renewal of the ban on Hezbollah’s weapons sales, imposed by the Security Council on 6 July, 2020, due to the al Qaeda-linked group’s repeated mortar attacks on civilian areas in southern Lebanon.