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Is this true? Hizbullah was taken OFF state dept list of terrorists after 9/11…

MEMRI.ORG makes this claim today:

“Hizbullah – A U.S. Government Designated FTO And SDGT

The Lebanese-based Shi’ite terrorist organization Hizbullah was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) on October 11, 2005 by the U.S. State Department. It was previously designated an FTO in 1999, but the designation was rescinded in 2001, after it denounced the 9/11 attacks…”

Does anyone know if this is accurate? I was surprised… but an ironic development on a day that saw a US court essentially blame and sanction al-qaeda, IRAN AND HIZBULLAH for the 9/11 attacks!

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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