The Times of Israel: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said the role of Hezbollah in the Lebanese government needed to be acknowledged when dealing with Beirut, seemingly boosting the standing of the organization regarded by the US as a terror group.
“We support a free and democratic Lebanon, free of the influence of others. And we know that the Lebanese Hezbollah is influenced by Iran. This influence we think is unhelpful for Lebanon’s long-term future,” Tillerson said during a press conference with his Jordanian counterpart in Amman.
“We also have to recognize the reality that [Hezbollah] are also part of the political process in Lebanon,” he added. more …
Opinion: Psalm 83:5-8
“For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot.”
Without the sure and perfect word of Bible prophecy, men flounder around like fish out of water. The prophet, Asaph, whose name means seer in Hebrew, prophesied 3000 years ago that an inhabiting force would occupy southern Lebanon at the time of a still future attack by Israel’s neighbors.
Notice in verse 5 who the conspiracy is against.
- Tyre: Ancient name for southern Lebanon
- Gebal (Byblos): northern Lebanon
Hezbollah was a darling of John Brennan’s, Obama’s Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 to January 2017.
Brennan argued that the best hope for “reducing the influence of violent extremists within the organization – as well as the influence of extremist Iranian officials who view Hezbollah primarily as a pawn of Tehran – is to increase Hezbollah’s stake in Lebanon’s struggling democratic processes.”