First, Hezbollah came to Venezuela and now it is in Cuba, just 90 miles away from Florida. The Italian press reports that in a secret, $500,000 mission called “The Caribbean Dossier,” three Hezbollah terrorists in Mexico are now in Cuba. Another 23 are on their way. The goal of the new base is to logistically assist Hezbollah’s other operatives in Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela. I assume Hezbollah is also looking to make some cash off of drug trafficking by accessing new markets.
The Italian newspaper reports that Hezbollah may be planning to strike an Israeli target in the Western hemisphere in retaliation for the killing of Mughniyah. Hezbollah already tried to bomb the Israeli embassy in Azerbaijan but failed. Hezbollah may also want to react to the U.N. Special Tribunal’s accusations that it was behind the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, but carrying out an attack won’t exactly alleviate the political pressure on the group.