And right now, without such attacks, they can operate more or less freely under the radar screen. “Hizbullah avoiding attacks on America to escape US wrath,” by Hilary Leila Krieger in the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to the American Israeli Patriot:
Hizbullah hasn’t conducted attacks in America out of concern that it would provoke too strong a response and disrupt the organization’s fund-raising in the US, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation assessments.
“They want to maintain a low profile by engaging in criminal activity [but] not direct attacks,” Thomas Fuentes, special agent in charge of the FBI’s International Operations, said Wednesday at a foreign press briefing. “They’ve not been enthusiastic about doing it on US soil because of the attention and reaction that would occur.” Fuentes said any attack in America would mean a large boost in US resources devoted to countering Hizbullah.