In a new report, it is being highlighted that the risk of a Hezbollah attack on American soil is on the rise. As Israel continues its offensive against the Lebanon-based terror group, Hezbollah has retaliated by launching attacks on communities in northern Israel. Diplomats are now attempting to contain the situation to prevent further escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. However, according to a report from Politico, failure to do so could put Americans at an increased risk.
Intel Officials Warn Hezbollah Could Soon Strike Within US Using 'Capability' Other Terror Groups Don't Have
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The report suggests that if Hezbollah wants to escalate violence against Americans, U.S. bases and personnel in the Middle East would likely be the first targets. Diplomatic and military personnel would be particularly vulnerable to Hezbollah strikes. Furthermore, if tensions are not reined in, there is a possibility of an attack on American soil. According to unnamed intelligence officials cited by Politico, Hezbollah has the capability to place individuals in strategic locations to carry out such attacks.
Hezbollah’s history of aggression is a cause for concern. Politico notes that the group includes the Islamic Jihad Organization, responsible for the 1983 attack on a Marine barracks in Lebanon that resulted in the deaths of 63 people. U.S. officials have acknowledged the serious threat posed by Hezbollah. Christy Abizaid, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testified before a Senate panel, stating that Iran, Hezbollah, and their proxies are actively engaging in activities that aim to cause harm while avoiding a direct confrontation with the United States or Israel.
Hezbollah is not the only group that poses a potential threat. The Iraq-based Nujaba Movement has also issued a warning, vowing to retaliate after a drone strike killed one of its leaders. With various groups harboring animosity towards Americans and escalating tensions in the region, steps must be taken to prevent any potential attacks. Failure to do so would put American lives at risk and further destabilize the already volatile situation.