By Nicholas Blanford
Hezbollah is the main robust Islamist team working within the heart East this present day, and no different Western journalist has penetrated as deeply within this secretive association as Nicholas Blanford. Now Blanford has written the 1st entire within account of Hezbollah and its enduring fight opposed to Israel. in line with greater than a decade and a half reporting in Lebanon and conversations with Hezbollah’s decided warring parties, Blanford finds their ideology, motivations, and coaching, in addition to new info on army strategies, guns, and complex digital war and communications systems.
Using particular assets and his personal dogged investigative abilities, Blanford strains Hezbollah’s remarkable evolution—from a zealous crew of uncooked warring parties inspired through Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution into the main ambitious non-state army association on the earth, whose charismatic chief vows to hasten Israel’s destruction. With dramatic eyewitness debts, together with Blanford’s personal reports of the battles, massacres, triumphs, and tragedies that experience marked the clash, the tale follows the more and more winning crusade of resistance that ended in Israel’s old withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.
Warriors of God exhibits how Hezbollah gained hearts and minds with exhaustive social welfare courses and complicated propaganda abilities. Blanford strains the group’s mystery army build-up considering 2000 and divulges the lovely scope of its underground community of tunnels and bunkers, changing into the one journalist to independently detect and discover them. With the center East petrified of one other, much more damaging warfare among Lebanon and Israel, Blanford tenaciously pursues Hezbollah’s post-2006 conflict plans within the Lebanese mountains, incomes him newspaper scoops in addition to a terrifying interrogation and an evening in jail.
Featuring 16 years of probing interviews with Hezbollah’s leaders and combatants, Warriors of God is vital to realizing a key participant in a quarter rocked by way of swap and uncertainty.