Anyone who doesn’t realize that Hezbollah is a Jihadist organization with global reach hasn’t been paying attention.
There are too many Americans in particular who have come to view Hezbollah as strictly an organization limited to operations in Lebanon.
That just isn’t true. In fact, there can be no doubt that Hezbollah has operatives here in America, perhaps many of them. And we know that Hezbollah has supporters, including financial supporters, here in the USA.
But the latest story involving a Jihadist plot by Hezbollah comes from Thailand, a popular tourist destination for Israelis and other Westerners–and a country that is contending with an Jihadist insurgency of its own.
Thai authorities arrested two Hezbollah members who evidently confessed to a bomb plot targeting Israeli tourists.
The two Jihadis were identified as Daoud Farhat, a French-Lebanese national, and Youssef Ayad, who is of Lebanese-Filipino extraction.
Farhat held a French passport and Ayad carried a Philippines passport. Their passports indicated that both were born in Lebanon, but it is not yet certain that the passports are genuine.
Farhat was in Thailand for the first time, but Ayad has visited Thailand 17 times.
Thai investigators believe at least nine suspected foreign terrorists connected to Hezbollah are somewhere in Thailand and that one other possible co-conspirator may have already fled Thailand. One of the other suspects is said to be named Bilal Bahsoun.
More details are available at the counter terror site, stop910.com: