Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East and North Africa

Hezbollah going to Disneyland?

Giorgio Montersino (Flickr) (CC)

Giorgio Montersino (Flickr) (CC)

In the Journal earlier this month, Michael Totten reviewed Matthew Levitt’s new book on Hezbollah, appropriately titled, “Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.” I was more than a little disturbed to learn that Hezbollah is “digging tunnels for drug cartels on the Mexican-American border—the same kinds of tunnel networks it has spent years perfecting along the geographically similar Lebanese-Israeli border.”

Its operatives and sleeper cells are certainly in America: “Law enforcement officials across the Southwest,” Mr. Levitt writes, “are reporting a rise in imprisoned gang members with Farsi tattoos,” including some with Hezbollah imagery.

For more on Hezbollah, be sure to check out AEI’s Critical Threats Project, which has a comprehensive Iran Tracker and has reported on Hezbollah’s support for the Iranian effort in Syria.

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