If the United States attacks Iran's bomb factories in Natanz and Isfahan, will Iran's fanatics sic their terrorist proxies on us? Ahmadinejad has promised to do so. And he has the track record to make it sound real. Hezbollah would be his terrorist attack dog.
Frontpage Magazine has an excellent article by LTC Joseph Myers and Patrick Poole called "Hezbollah, Illegal Immigration, and the Next 9/11"
In September 2002, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage described the danger of the organization: 'Hezbollah may be the A team of terrorists and maybe al—Qaeda is actually the B team.' Hezbollah has been an Iranian terrorist arm for twenty—five years, specializing in terror attacks in Lebanon, Israel, Argentina. American military and CIA personnel have been targeted, and Jewish civilians.
Now Hezbollah has infiltrated the United States mainland, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller. The US has a large Lebanese Shiite community, and terrorist moles can fit right in. Through his control of Hezbollah, Ahmadinejad could set off some nasty terrorist strikes in this country. A few weeks ago Ahmadinejad held a personal meeting in Damascus with the biggest terrror master of them all, Imad Mughniyeh. We can guess what they talked about.
Myers and Poole quote NewsMax:
FBI Director Robert Mueller said this week that his agency busted a smuggling ring organized by the terrorist group Hezbollah that had operatives cross the Mexican border to carry out possible terrorist attacks inside the U.S. This was an occasion in which Hezbollah operatives were assisting others with some association with Hezbollah in coming to the United States,' Mueller told a House Appropriations subcommittee during a Tuesday hearing on the FBI's budget.
In a stunning revelation, Mueller admitted that Hezbollah had succeeded in smuggling some of its operatives across the border, telling the House committee: "That was an organization that we dismantled and identified those persons who had been smuggled in. And they have been addressed as well.'
Hezbollah was responsible for the single most deadly terrorist attack against the U.S. before 9/11 — the Oct. 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, which killed 243 U.S. troops.
In November, an al—Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was captured near the Mexican border, housed in a Texas jail and turned over to federal agents, according to Rep. John Culberson, R—Texas.
A confirmed al—Qaida terrorist, an Iraqi national, was held in the Brewster County jail," Rep. Culberson told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. "He was captured in Mexico. This was within the last six weeks. He was turned over to the FBI."
The Frontpage Magazine article cites Tom Diaz and Barbara Newman in their recent book Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil (Presidio Press, 2005).
Diaz was the lead Democrat Congressional counsel on terrorism issues, and Newman is an NPR/ABC News Producer ——— not exactly fire—breathing Republicans, we can guess. Yet they write flatly that
"active Hezbollah cells have been identified in Boston, New York, Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Charlotte, Louisville, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland."
You might call it Hezbollah from sea to shining sea.
So the next time you hear some demagogue rant against "Americans being wire—tapped without warrants," you might want to remind yourself of Hezbollah's crop of US moles, and say a little prayer:
I sure hope somebody on our side is wiretapping them.
James Lewis 5 02 06