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US hunting intelligence on Hizbullah

The US is engaged in an intense intelligence-gathering effort on Hizbullah’s alleged global activities to counteract a possible terrorist campaign against US interests if Washington chooses to use military force against the party or Iran. While the military option against Hizbullah and Tehran is not under serious consideration at this time, a former FBI counterterrorism specialist said that the US intelligence-gathering on Hizbullah is “quite acute and sophisticated.” “There are many events that we are keeping tabs on and watching,” the ex-FBI source said. “If we were to attack, part of the preparatory process would be to crack down on (Hizbullah) elements abroad.” The source said that Hizbullah’s “global reach” was not a deterrent against the US taking action against the party, but does “add layers to the decision-making process.” “Should we take action against Iran, not necessarily military action, it’s very likely that the response will come from Hizbullah elsewhere” around the world, the source said. Full Story

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