More on the dispersed Hizballah threat. “US intel.: Hizbullah could become threat alongside Iran,” from AP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
If cornered by the West over its nuclear program, Iran could direct Hizbullah to enlist its widespread international support network to aid in terrorist attacks, intelligence officials say.
In interviews with The Associated Press, several Western intelligence officials said they have seen signs that Hizbullah’s fundraisers, recruiters and criminal elements could be adapted to provide logistical help to terrorist operatives.
Such help could include obtaining forged travel documents or off-the-shelf technology – global positioning equipment and night goggles, for example – that could be used for military purposes.