Report: U.S. Bill to Call for Europe to Sanction Hizbullah


U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is expected to introduce a resolution that would urge the European Union to label Hizbullah a terrorist organization, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The draft resolution by the Connecticut Independent calls on European countries as well as the EU to designate Hizbullah as a terrorist group and asks the Obama administration to provide information about the party to its European allies, the newspaper said.

The resolution, which has yet to be formally introduced, asks that sanctions be leveled against Hizbullah for “providing material support to (President) Bashar Assad’s ongoing campaign of violent repression against the people of Syria.”

According to the resolution, the party would “no longer be able to fundraise, recruit, finance, provide logistical support, train or propagandize throughout Europe” if the European governments and the EU designate Hizbullah as a terrorist organization.

John Brennan, the White House's top counterterrorism adviser, said in October that the actions of European countries against Hizbullah had not been sufficient and that they needed to brand the party a terrorist group.

“Failure to designate Hizbullah as a terrorist organization makes it harder to defend our countries and protect our citizens,” The Jerusalem Post quoted him as saying during a speech in Ireland.

“Without international recognition of and action against Hizbullah’s terrorism, the group will continue to operate with impunity and it will be able to raise funds that enable its terrorist activity,” he said.

Comments 31
Thumb geha 11 December 2012, 08:38

this will hurt

Thumb bigsami 11 December 2012, 16:01

wow what a cool mature response.....idiot!

Default-user-icon Indian (Guest) 11 December 2012, 09:30

Who to EU Countries and US ? and .... thats why raising worring concerns... I am an Indian. I did not forget the oppression that britain has caused my land India and we are free now.
west needs real revolution for the whole would to live in pease and prosperity........

Default-user-icon accountability (Guest) 11 December 2012, 13:46

if it weren't for the Brits, and the British Raj, India would have been behind, in all instances including education, math, and engineering; your caste system has been a failure ever since its inception, go fix it up if you can before being ungrateful...At least, now you have the English lang to communicate; advise, do not interfere in Lebanon matters; We would like to be free, just like you all!

Thumb Bandoul 11 December 2012, 17:19

ROFLMAO!!! sides are hurting from laughing at you so hard...keep the comedy coming, you hypocritical, wannabe something but in really is big fat zero, snaharnet_addict with a cherry on top.

Thumb Bandoul 11 December 2012, 20:53

7aram FreeThrow, you're babbling like an incomprehensible buffoon. I pity you so much. You are an insignificant spec with an inferiority complex always trying to make yourself something you are not and could never be. Yes I enjoy my 24/7 hot running water, electricity, 25 Mb/s Internet, 250 cable TV channels where I watch idiots like you rank at the bottom of the pile of humanity, 2 new cars and a bad ass motorcycle, excellent job/career while my tax dollars go to supplement/aid the only civilized country in the middle east to keep you and the likes of you hunkered down in sewer rats for the rest of your miserable lives while you contemplate exiting the stone age you're stuck in.

And you? What do you have? You have GMA, Syria and Iran! Mabrook 3aleik, enjoy!

Thumb benzona 12 December 2012, 02:11

Bandoul, I'm so happy to see you're back. I often say I miss you dude. Ahlan ahlan ;-)

Missing phillipo 11 December 2012, 14:36

You may be free, but what would have happened without the British ?
How would an inhabitant of Mumbai talk to someone from Kalkota, or Delhi. Which other country in the world has 16 OFFICIAL languages?
If you are free of the "oppression" of the British rule, why does your government contine to accept British Aid? Why are theere so many Indian nationals living in the UK? Why are there so many Indian students in the UK? It is only because of the British that you learned English in the first place, and have had so many international call centres set up in your country.

Thumb thepatriot 11 December 2012, 10:36

It is time the EU called things by their names...

Thumb thepatriot 11 December 2012, 11:45

accordionman, looking at your're a nobody!

Thumb bigsami 11 December 2012, 16:02

Another cool mature response by Idiotman!

Thumb jcamerican 11 December 2012, 11:18

EU hates jews. EU is not US. @patriot I guess the Europeans are idiots from where you are standing.

Thumb andre.jabbour 11 December 2012, 11:21

nobody hates jews in the EU, just some xenophobes... look at France, it's been lead by jews for a long long time.

Thumb thepatriot 11 December 2012, 11:44

jew this and jew that... just because Lieberman proposed it...pff...HB is a terrorist organisation that plots in Egypt, Iraq, Thailand, and of course Lebanon (Assasinations, kidnapings, drug traffic, etc...).
Your statement JC "EU hates jews" or "Europeans are idiots" are quite poor, so I will refrain to answer that...well...does it really require an answer...

Thumb andre.jabbour 11 December 2012, 11:20

Soon to be, another 27 nations will label them as terrorists... which is true. so, no big deal...

Thumb jcamerican 11 December 2012, 11:47

I don't think HA is very concerned what they are labeled. It means nothing in reality to them. People like you, who is a nobody will be treated like a terrorist when traveling.

Thumb andre.jabbour 11 December 2012, 14:30

Poeple like me have a double citizenship. probaby like you.

Thumb thepatriot 11 December 2012, 11:57

we already are... and it's because of them!

Missing phillipo 11 December 2012, 12:24

Shows how biased you are, Phil is not Phillipo, but anyway what difference does it make to you. If someone disagrees with your way of thought then he must be a Zionist. How pitiful you make yourself look.

Missing phillipo 11 December 2012, 14:37

You can believe it or not, but we are not the same person.

Thumb mckinl 11 December 2012, 15:13

More proof of the effort to destabilize Lebanon for the likes of Hariri. The US is leading the charge to turn the middle east into a quagmire of violence.

Just look at where the US has been and the consequences. Iraq: over 1 million dead, Afghanistan: tens of thousands dead, Libya: tens of thousands dead.

The US has turned the Arab Spring into its' Arab jihad using NGOs, the CIA and their agents in these countries to high jack the Arab Spring and turn it on its' head. Look now at Egypt ...

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2012, 18:45

What you are saying is true. You need to add to the equation that those who play with fire will burn. US war policies have cost them trillions, damaging their economy. The US can no longer afford spending billions on wars and bribing nations. After the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US is at the mercy of its creditors who are ready to abandon her.

Thumb mckinl 11 December 2012, 19:46

Totally agree ...

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2012, 18:48

Also, the Anti- American Jihadists the US arms are not stupid. Like in Afghanistan, Libya and later throughout the world, the US will pay a big price playing with fire

Thumb mckinl 11 December 2012, 19:46

Yes they will ...

Thumb shab 11 December 2012, 15:45

Anything that annoys the filthy militia is a jihadist duty for every one

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 11 December 2012, 17:06

It may not be the knockout punch but it's a decent jab. Most boxing matches are won with many more jabs before you set up the opponent for the big roundhouse or uppercut. yeah and a big roundhouse is just around the corner with the upcoming elections.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2012, 18:28

HA officials do not have large bank accounts in Europe and they do not vacation in Rome or paris. If Europe imposes sanctions against HA (for Israel) then European interests in Lebanon will be hurt (and any Lebanese dealing with the Europeans will be hurt). The comments I read on this websites are so ignorant and not in touch with today's reality and the patterns to the future.

Missing phillipo 11 December 2012, 17:20

On an English language web site, could you please at least have the decency to write in English, so that all of us could understand. You could have used the Arabic language website, if you have something to hide from us.

Missing bigjohn 11 December 2012, 18:07

How about EU sanctioning Israel? Would that help the Europeans in the middle East? The US only cares about Israel (it does not care about its own policies in the middle east). The economic wealth and power of the future belongs to Asia not the stagnating West.

Thumb geha 11 December 2012, 21:03

come on: please choose another avatar!
we are used to finding our comments by our avatars, so please do me a favor and select another one :)