Hezbollah in Cuba
For years, intransigent hard-line Cuban exiles have served the same purpose as the main character, Dr. Miles Bennell played by Kevin McCarthy, at the end of the 1956 classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers: we have been warning and warning about the danger of an unfettered castro regime -- and nobody listens. Well, here is a another example of our prescience: YNet is reporting that Hezbollah is opening a base in Cuba to facilitate their war against Israel (and us) in this hemisphere. It's just another example of a long list of warnings that have been ignored.
Shiite terror group to use operations center to launch attack on Israeli target in South America, Italian newspaper reports
Hezbollah has established a center of operations in Cuba in order to expand its terrorist activity and facilitate an attack on an Israeli target in South America, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth, the attack is meant to avenge the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyah. The organization alleges that Israel was behind his 2008 assassination.
According to the report, three Hezbollah members have already arrived in Cuba with the purpose of establishing a terrorist cell there. The cell is to include 23 operatives, hand-picked by Talal Hamia, a senior member tasked with heading the covert operation.
The operation, titled "The Caribbean Case," was reportedly allocated a budget of $1.5 million. The Cuba base is to be initially used for logistics purposes, including intelligence collection, networking and document forgery.
Hezbollah has been active in South America for quite some time now, primarily in Paraguay, Brazil and Venezuela, the report notes.
(H/T Capitol Hill Cubans)