[Al-Qaida unknowingly shows us why revolutionary scientific leadership of the anti-imperialist united front is so important. Rather than joining with Iran and Hezbollah against the main enemy of the peoples of the Middle east, AQ points its spear at Iran and Hezbollah. Hezbollah has been at the forefront of the struggle against the USA and Zionism in Lebanon and Palestine. Surely, Hezbollah’s victories against the Zionists outweigh any issues AQ could raise with them. Unfortunately, AQ chooses instead to fight against Iran and Hezbollah. AQ is allied to, whether consciously or not, the Gulf States, Zionists, and their imperial backers in a regional struggle against Iran and its allies. The correct line regarding the united front is that we should extend critical support to all those fighting imperialism: “Support the broad united front! Hold the Red Flag high!” — NP]
Al-Qaida group in Lebanon vows to strike at Iran
BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group that has carried out attacks across the Middle East has vowed to target Iran and Hezbollah following the death of its leader in Lebanon.
Majid al-Majid was arrested by the Lebanese army last month and authorities said he later died at a military hospital in Beirut from chronic illness.
A statement issued by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades accused Hezbollah of killing al-Majid, saying his condition worsened in detention. It did not elaborate, but extremist Sunnis in Lebanon have accused the army of being complicit with the Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim group.
The statement posted on Twitter Tuesday said al-Majid, a Saudi citizen, passed away after years of cultivating men capable of carrying on his project, adding that attacks will continue after his death.