Why Hizbullah Is a Terrorist Organization

(Jerusalem Post) Irwin Cotler - In an eerie coincidence, the terrorist bombing of a tourist bus in Bulgaria, attributed by Bulgarian authorities to Hizbullah, took place on the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish Cultural Center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires in 1994. Argentinean Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman's exhaustive 800-page report on the AMIA bombing exposed how the terrorist bombing was conceived, planned and ordered by the highest echelons in the Iranian government, with Hizbullah carrying out the central role in the AMIA attack as the "terrorist proxy of the Iranian regime." Nisman points out that there are "clear signs that the terrorist networks established in South American countries in the '80s and '90s are still in place for the long term," and "ready to be used whenever Iran needs them." As the late U.S. senator Henry Jackson put it: "The idea that one person's terrorist is another person's 'freedom fighter' cannot be sanctioned. Freedom fighters don't blow up buses containing noncombatants; terrorist murderers do. Freedom fighters don't set out to capture and slaughter schoolchildren; terrorist murders do.... It is a disgrace that democracies would allow the treasured word 'freedom' to be associated with acts of terrorists." The writer served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

2013-07-19 00:00:00

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