The Full-on Oil War of 2007 ...continued.
A Collaborator Countdown:
The 4 Horseman of the Oil Apocalypse
There's a good chance you'd never heard of Sheik Hassan Nasrallah. But his stock is soaring in the world of Islam.
Hassan Nasrallah heads up Hezbollah, the known terrorist organization that dominates the southern half of Lebanon. And that just took on Israel with shoulder rockets.
Nine years ago, Nasrallah's son was killed in a battle with Israelis. He's angry to the core. He's also very powerful.
And here's where it gets complicated.
See, Lebanon isn't a major oil power. In the late 1960s, it was known as the "Switzerland of the Middle East." Modern. Moderate. Beirut was a playground for the rich, a beach town dotted with discos and exclusive hotels.
Very different from what you see today.
And a large and very driven group of Muslims want to keep it that way. For 16 years, in fact, they fought civil war with Christians and others in their country. It got so rough Syria stepped in to end it.
When Rafik Hariri, a self-made billionaire, became prime minister and tried to rebuild Lebanon into a modern state all over again... this activist group of Muslims did what any voter would do. On Feb. 14, 2005... they blew up his car with 1,000 kg of TNT.
It is difficult to realize what is real!!!!!! Good Luck,