Al-Miqdad: A new Lebanese Resistance group

In response to kidnapping of their son, al-Miqdad family abducted on Wednesday more than 20 members of the western funded and trained Salafi/Wahabi militant groups known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

The family announced its “military wing” had abducted several members of the “FSA”, in response for the kidnapping of Hassan Miqdad by Syrian militants two days earlier.

“The family’s military wing kidnapped several Syrians. We are not afraid of anyone,” Abu Ali al-Meqdad said on behalf of the family. “There are over 20 FSA members kidnapped in Lebanon,” he added.

He said the tribes of the eastern Bekaa valley such as Shamas, Zaiter, Nasreddine and Dandash are all working together and will reveal their “big catch” on Thursday morning.

Al-Miqdad military wing becomes the third Lebanese Shia Resistance group to fight foreign occupation and government’s negligence on South Lebanon’s economic and security levels. The first Shia Resistance group AMAL, headed by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, was founded by Imam Musa al-Sadr in 1974 for similar reasons. The second Shia Resistance group, Hizbullah, was founded in response to Israel’s occupation of South Lebanon (1982-2000).

In 2000, Jewish occupation army was forced to withdraw from South Lebanon after Hizbullah’s 18 year of military resistance. In Summer 2006, Hizbullah defeated a 30,000-strong Jewish army after a 34-day war. Israeli English daily Ha’aretz (December 16, 2010) quoted retired Israel Occupation Force (IOF) Gen. Giora Eiland, former national security adviser to former prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, saying on Army Radio: “Israel does not know how to beat Hezbollah”.

“While Hizbullah’s hands have been tied due to sectarian sensitivities, Shi’ite tribes and clans in the Bekaa are clearly not constrained by similar considerations. Hizbullah has only limited influence over these families—numbering in the tens of thousands—who are accustomed to taking justice into their own hands. But by kidnapping foreign fighters, diplomats and others, they have unwittingly become regional players and a clearly significant force that the Syrian opposition and its Saudi, Qatari and Turkish backers have to contend with from now on,” says Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, Lebanese female writer and blogger.

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3 Responses to Al-Miqdad: A new Lebanese Resistance group

  1. NAeem says:

    If their grabbing criminals who are intent of committing crimes then great. But i do hope they don’t just grab any sunni because this will fall into the sectarian feud and things cannot get better.

  2. SAMER SHEHATA: Well, what we’ve seen is a Shia leader who has been the most vehement in his criticism of the occupation in his calling into question the legitimacy of the Iraqi governing council, someone who’s been excluded from the political process — not easily willing to go way or to succumb to the rule of the Coalition Provisional Authority. It’s not clear how powerful al-Sadr is. It’s not clear how many people are in his militia as it were. But these are the types of difficulties that the CPA is going to face in the future because this isn’t the only militia, it’s not the only Islamist based militia either.

    • rehmat2 says:

      Iraqi Shias have always resisted foreign occupation in the past; both Ottomoan and British. So how could you expect them to be nice to US occupation which was a “Israeli Project” in the first place?

      What is going on in Syria, Lebanon and Iran – one can see Zio-Jewish fingers all over again.

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