So much for the 'military wing' and the 'political wing'A lot of westerners like to fool themselves that Hezbullah (and other terror organizations) have a 'military wing' and a 'political wing.' In fact, last month, Britain said that it would begin to talk to Hezbullah's 'political wing.' Maybe this interview with Hezbullah's number 2, Naim Qassem, will disabuse the West of the notion that there's any such distinction.
Neither Qassem nor Washington distinguish between the Shiite militant group's political wing, which has members serving in the Lebanese Cabinet and parliament, and its military wing, preparing for the next round of battle against Israel. "Hezbollah has a single leadership," said the 57-year-old cleric in a rare interview with an American reporter recently.But don't expect that to stop any European 'peace activists' from idolizing Hezbullah.
"All political, social and jihad work is tied to the decisions of this leadership," he said. "The same leadership that directs the parliamentary and government work also leads jihad actions in the struggle against Israel."
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