EU Must Respond to Hizbullah's Attack in Bulgaria

(Washington Post) Editorial - Leaders of the European Union must decide whether to allow a terrorist attack on EU territory to go unpunished or to sanction a movement that is both an Iranian proxy and the dominant party in the Lebanese government. The Burgas attack was not an isolated incident but part of a campaign of terrorism against Israeli, U.S. and Gulf state targets by Hizbullah and the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. The U.S., which long ago designated Hizbullah as a terrorist organization, has been pressing European leaders to do the same so that the group's funds in European banks and other financial assets can be targeted. Several governments, led by France, worry that sanctions could subject European peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to reprisals. Inaction would mean accepting that Europe can be a free-fire zone for Iran and its proxies.

2013-02-06 00:00:00

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