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* 1979, Iran's Islamic revolutionary guards hijack Americans at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.[1][2]

* Attacking US Marine Barracks in Oct. 1983, killing 241 Americans and 58 French soldiers.[3][1][4] Marking a milestone in global terror - massacres tactics, with Hezbollah's introduction of the 'massive bombing' by suicide, by the 'truck bomb.'[5] Under the "spiritual" guidance of Sheik Fadlallah.'[6][7]

* The 1983 attacks on US and French embassies in Kuwait. Six people (including the bomber) killed, more than 80 injured.[1][8][9] This time, the Iran backed terror group using an alias name "the call."[10]

* Hijacking of Kuwaiti airlines in 1984 - flight 221, four passengers are murdered,[11] in 1988 - Flight 422.[12][13]

* In 1984 Iran attacked Kuwaiti and Saudi oil tankers.[14][15]
String of kidnapping, torturing westerners between 1982-1992,[16] including hijacking US personell.[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24] The kidnapping of 30 Westerners in that period are attributed to Hezbollah.[1][25][26]

* 1984-6 Kidnap, torture and murder of Lebanese Jews.[27]

* Bombing of US embassy in Lebanon in April 18, 1983, killing 63.[28][1]

* Sept. 20, 1984, Hezbollah bombs the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24.[29][30]

* Bombings in Paris, France, in 1985 and 1986, 13 killed, hundreds injured.[12]

* April 12, 1985 bombing of a restaurant in Madrid, Spain, 18 Spaniards killed, 15 Americans injured, Hezbollah claimed responsibilty under its "Islamic Jihad" alias.[31][32]
Hijacking of TWA flight in 1985 en route to Rome from Athens.[33][34] Robert Dean Stethem was brutally beaten by the Hezbollah before being executed.[35]

* Attacking Israel via Hezbollah and Hamas[36][37] terror "freedom fighting" Jihadi organizations.[38][39][25] More noticeably - Iranian equipped[40] and technoligally supported[41] - missile attacks by the Hezbollah on residents beginning in mid 1993,[42] continuing after the IDF pulled out of Lebanon[43] and in the war of 2006. Hamas' massacres targeting Israeli civilans have caused great havoc, heavy casualties, especially during the height of the "intifadas," it rose since 2000.[44] At times the two terror groups joined in attack.[45]

* Downing of a French airline in October 1989 (Palestinian-Hezbollah linked operation).[46]
Unsuccessful attempt to carry out attacks in Cyprus in 1988; a plot, foiled by Spanish police, to carry out attacks against Jewish targets in Europe in 1989; an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a car bomb outside a Jewish community building in Romania in 1992; and a planned 1996 attack, also foiled by police, on an Israeli institution in Paris.[47]

* 1992 Bombing of Israeli embassy in Argentina. Killed 29.[48][49]

* 1994 Bombing of AMIA Jewish community building in Argentina, killed 85 and wounded 300, both, Iran and Hezbollah were charged.[50][51]

* July 19, 1994 bombing of Panamanian airline. Kills everyone (21) on board.[52][53]

* July 26, 1994, Israeli embassy bombing in London, injuring 14.[54]

* 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, 19 American servicemen killed, over 500 people injured in the apartment complex. Iran is linked.[55][31]

* Killing of many American and British soldiers in Iraq (its trainers and weapons found there).[56][57][58] Dating at least since November 24, 2003 as reported then by the New York Times.[59] The Iranian/Hezbollah involvement includes training Iraqis how to kidnap Americans.[60][61]

* Killing of many of US, NATO soldiers in Afghanistan (backing Taliban).[62][63][64]
Hezbollah "activities" in Somalia (as accused by United Nations monitors) helping the terrorists Islamists.[65][66]

* Many (Christian and moderate, pro-western) Lebanese citizens fell victims to the terrorizing Hezbollah mob.[67][68][69]

* Use of Lebanese civilians, in its wars against Israel.[70][71][72][73]

* In 2009, Hezbollah plotted attacks on Egyptian targets.[74][75]


1 a b c d e http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/target/etc/cron.html
2 http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/4/newsid_3910000/3910627.stm
3 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/23/world/main579638.shtml
4 http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330525,00.html
5 http://books.google.com/books?id=lJwIhKrx0FAC&pg=PA169
6 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100046096/sheikh-falallah-was-the-terrorist-mastermind-behind-the-lebanon-hostage-crisis/
7 http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2001716,00.html
8 http://books.google.com/books?id=4kGIpMI5HC0C&pg=PA92
9 Congressional Record - Page 26327
10 http://books.google.com/books?id=6Oq1kGlMMXwC&pg=PT61
11 http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/158854/imad-mugniyah-iran-and-al-qaeda/andy-mccarthy
12 a b http://books.google.com/books?id=lJwIhKrx0FAC&pg=PA149
13 http://books.google.com/books?id=UPUUL2HgwooC&pg=PA191
14 http://books.google.com/books?id=YQb1Ilj2U7EC&pg=PA60
15 http://books.google.com/books?id=bekED50mOJAC&pg=PA562
16 http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2009/03/hezbollah-scout.php
17 Newsweek: Volume 109 1987, p. 117
18 http://books.google.com/books?id=b8k4rEPvq_8C&pg=PA130
19 http://books.google.com/books?id=vHrQGZ8lUgIC&pg=PA73
20 http://books.google.com/books?id=HNyv0N8cVE0C&pg=PA85
21 http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/162295/re-hezbollah-america/andy-mccarthy
22 http://books.google.com/books?id=m_ktBrZfuUYC&pg=PA118
23 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article708342.ece
24 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf11.html
25 a b Congressional Record - Page 112
26 http://books.google.com/books?id=WMZdR8XPzQoC&pg=PA129
27 http://books.google.com/books?id=NgDks1hUjhMC&pg=PA609
28 Congressional Record - Page 386
29 http://books.google.com/books?id=l8jlj2oYtgsC&pg=PA48
30 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/hizballah.htm
31 a b "The new Iranian leadership: Ahmadinejad, terrorism, nuclear ambition, and the Middle East," Praeger Security International Series , authors: Yonah Alexander, Milton M. Hoenig, publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 p. 82
32 http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=1323269&ct=4490703
33 Congressional Record - Page 26327
34 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/usvictims.html
35 http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rdstethe.htm
36 http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/2007/103711.htm
37 http://www.cfr.org/publication/8968/hamas.html
38 http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/71845.pdf
39 http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/iran_e007.htm
40 fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/9058.pdf
41 http://books.google.com/books?id=ZzSW2-KXpg0C&pg=PA95
42 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/hizballah-rockets.htm
43 http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-%20Obstacle%20to%20Peace/Terrorism%20from%20Lebanon-%20Hizbullah/Incidents%20along%20Israel-Lebanon%20border%20since%20May%202000
44 http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Victims+of+Palestinian+Violence+and+Terrorism+sinc.htm
45 http://www.haaretz.com/news/palestinians-hamas-hezbollah-cooperated-on-jerusalem-terror-attack-1.240945
46 http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1989-11-01/news/8911013269_1_hezbollah-bomb-police-in-paris
47 Hizballah - Iran's tool, CNS
48 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/argentina.html
49 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7242383.stm
50 http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/argentina_amia_e.htm
51 Congressional Record - Page 17187
52 http://books.google.com/books?id=dj_UiuHRT1IC&pg=PA385
53 http://www.adl.org/main_Terrorism/hezbollah_overview.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_5
54 http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/26/newsid_2499000/2499619.stm
55 "The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis," Alireza Jafarzadeh, 2008 p. 72
56 http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/110358.pdf
57 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IJ27Ak05.html
58 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/world/middleeast/23iran.html
59 A NATION AT WAR: INTELLIGENCE REPORTS; Syria Harbors Iraqis and Grants Transit to Hezbollah, U.S. Asserts, New York Times, published: April 15, 2003
60 http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=192465
61 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3973570,00.html
62 http://www.cfr.org/publication/9362/state_sponsors.html
63 http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-07-22-iran-taliban_N.htm
64 http://www.rferl.org/content/NATO_Commander_In_Afghanistan_Says_Iran_Helping_Taliban/2057300.html
65 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6493083
66 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/15/world/middleeast/15nations.html
67 http://books.google.com/books?id=0VmN2dqhkkQC&pg=PA590
68 http://www.thedavidproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=97&Itemid=93
69 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,626412,00.html
70 http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=7314
71 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/arabs/hiz/part1.pdf
72 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/jul/30/20060730-093558-9976r/
73 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/photos-that-damn-hezbollah/story-e6frf7r6-1111112144002
74 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/14/world/middleeast/14egypt.html
75 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3701677,00.html


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