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    Hezbollah OF "IRAQ", ATTACKING USA Forces

    Hezbollah OF "IRAQ", ATTACKING USA Forces in Iraq.
    So why isn't USA attacking Hezbollah of Lebanon.
    They put their horns out and USA does nothing?


    Hezbollah[1] (Arabic: حزب الله ḥizbu-llāh,[2] literally "party of God"; Hebrew: חיזבאללה) is a Shi'a Islamic political and paramilitary organization based in Lebanon. It follows a distinct version of Islamist Shi'a ideology developed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.[3][4][5][6][7]

    Hezbollah began to take shape during the Lebanese Civil War with three main goals comprising the eradication of what it viewed as Western colonialism in Lebanon, bringing to justice of those who committed atrocities during the war (specifically the Phalangists), and to establishing an Islamic government in Lebanon.[8] Hezbollah has realized that the goal of transforming Lebanon into an Islamic state is not practical at this time and has temporarily abandoned it.[9]

    Six countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, officially list Hezbollah or its external security arm as a terrorist organization.[10] The United States and others have accused elements that would later become Hezbollah of being responsible for the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing that killed over 300 American and French peacekeeping troops,[11] a charge that Hezbollah denies. In addition, Hezbollah is often referred to as a radical Islamic group.[12][13][14][15][16][17] These labels are controversial, as most of the Arab and Muslim worlds regard Hezbollah as a legitimate resistance movement.[3]

    Hezbollah has popular support in Shi'a Lebanese society[18] and has mobilized demonstrations of hundreds of thousands.[19][20][21] In addition Hezbollah receives arms, training, and financial support from Iran[22][23] and has "operated with Syria's blessing" since the end of the Civil War.[19][24] Hezbollah, which started only with a militia, has grown to an organization which has seats in the Lebanese government, a radio and a satellite television station, and programs for social development.[25] Since 1992 the organization has been headed by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, its Secretary-General.

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