By Jim Kouri
Following last week’s Law Enforcement Examiner report that the top leader of the terrorist group Hezbollah warned the United States government that any attack by the U.S. military on Iran would result in violence throughout the Middle East, the Syrian and Iranian-backed Hezbollah boasted yesterday that it had “vanquished” the U.S Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel’s intelligence group Mossad.
“Our security… has exposed several American and Israeli plots on Lebanon,” Hezbollah Member of the Lebanese Parliament, Hassan Fadlallah, said to reporters outside parliament.
“We call on the Lebanese government to take immediate action… and raise the issue with the United Nations and embassies, so that the whole world is aware of what the U.S. embassy in Lebanon is doing,” he added.
Fadlallah claimed that Hezbollah had succeeded in uncovering Central Intelligence Agency operatives that had infiltrated that terrorist group’s ranks.
“Lebanese intelligence vanquished US and Israeli intelligence in what is now known as the intelligence war,” Fadlallah said.
The MP’s comments comes only a few days after reports emerged that Hezbollah had uncovered several operatives within its ranks who were allegedly “assets” or informants for the CIA.
In the first acknowledgement of infiltration since the Shiite group’s founding in the 1980s, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in June said members of his group had confessed to being CIA agents.
Nasrallah accused Hezbollah’s archenemy Israel of turning to the US spy agency after failing to infiltrate his party – slamming the American embassy in Beirut as a “den of spies.”
The US embassy in Beirut dismissed the accusations as “empty”.
Ironically, Fadlallah’s claims came the morning after a Hezbollah munitions warehouse said to be housing a downed IDF drone was destroyed by a large explosion in what the terror group has called an act of sabotage.
Reports in the media following the explosion have speculated the warehouse – located near the port city of Tyre – was destroyed by the CIA, Mossad, or both. Details, however, remain unclear as Hezbollah will not let UNIFIL or Lebanese security officials near the site.
More than 100 people in Lebanon have been arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel since April 2009, including military personnel and telecoms employees.
Lebanon and Israel technically remain in a state of war and convicted spies face life imprisonment or the death sentence if found guilty of contributing to Lebanese loss of life.