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Hezbollah Terrorist Sleeper Cell Suspected in New York City
AXcess News ^ | 16 July 06 | Jim Kouri

Posted on 07/17/2006 12:34:54 PM PDT by LSUfan

(AXcess News) New York - While many US government officials are deeply concerned over Iran's nuclear program, according to recent reports, investigations by the FBI and the Justice Department revealed last May that the Lebanon-based terrorist group, Hezbollah, may be plotting attacks. These attacks may be launched by their sleeper cells in New York and several other US cities.

According to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith, Hezbollah's largest headquarters outside of the Middle East is located in Toronto.

In a story on Fox News, law-enforcement and intelligence officials were quoted as saying that though there is no imminent threat of any attacks, security has been stepped up after the reports of a meeting between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and leaders of Hezbollah and other terror groups during his recent visit to Syria.

The Iranian Mission to the United Nations in New York City is being kept under surveillance by federal and local intelligence officers, according to Fox. The New York City Police Department possesses one of the largest intelligence divisions in the world.

Hezbollah, or God's Party, grew out of the Lebanese civil war in the early 1980s and quickly became the region's leading radical Islamic movement. Their primary goal was to drive Israeli and American troops out of Lebanon.

For many years, Hezbollah was synonymous with terror, suicide bombings and kidnappings. In 1983, militants who went on to join Hezbollah's ranks carried out a suicide bombing attack that killed 241 US marines in Beirut, which lead to President Ronald Reagan's withdrawal order for all US military peacekeepers.

In May 2000 -- due to the success of the party's military arm -- one of its main aims was achieved. Israel's military was forced to end almost 20 years of occupation in southern Labanon. Hezbollah now serves as an inspiration to Palestinian factions fighting to liberate more territory. The party has embraced the Palestinian cause and has said publicly that it is ready to open a second front against Israel in support of the intifada.

Hezbollah's political rhetoric's central theme is the total annihilation of the state of Israel. Its definition of Israeli occupation has also encompassed the idea that the whole of Palestine is occupied Muslim land and it has argued that Israel has no right to exist. Hezbollah's spiritual head Sheikh Fadlallah is close to Iranian government and is believed responsible for the vitriolic speeches of the Iranian president.

Hezbollah is funded, armed and trained by the Iranians and given free reign by Syria's ruling Ba'athist Party. Its international network, according to terrorism analysts, is believed to include at least 15,000 operatives in cells in the US, Canada, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, most of Western Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, and throughout Africa. Western intelligence sources estimate Hezbollah's annual budget to be approximately $400 million, including almost $100 million annually from Iran.

Other sources of funding include Syria, charitable organizations, individual donations, legitimate business, and illegitimate businesses such as illegal arms trading, cigarette smuggling, currency counterfeiting, credit card fraud, theft, operating illegal telephone exchanges, and drug trafficking. Recently two men were convicted of running a criminal operation that helped to fund Hezbollah.

Hezbollah's growing international terrorist activity has raised concerns that the terrorist group may be emerging as a more serious threat than previously considered. Its global terrorist reach has serious policy implications for Democratic countries. However, there are international organizations that continue to insist that Hezbollah is a legitimate political party in Lebanon and that it does not warrant the designation of "terrorist group."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gwot; hezbollah; hizbollah; iran; islam; jihadinamerica; mosquewatch; muslim; nyc; sleepercells; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 07/17/2006 12:34:58 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Remove their fingnails on pay-per-view. $19.95. Use the proceeds for the families of our fallen soldiers and for builing 10 more aircraft carrier groups.


2 posted on 07/17/2006 12:36:42 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: LSUfan

I wouldn't doubt it at all. in addition to NYC proper, north jersey has a large muslim population which could serve to support such a cell.


3 posted on 07/17/2006 12:37:57 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: LSUfan

Doesn't Iran have an international terrorist group? One that is meant to go around the world to lead terrorism in other countries? I remember hearing about that somewhere?


4 posted on 07/17/2006 12:38:16 PM PDT by eyespysomething (How do I set a laser printer to stun?)
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To: LSUfan

We need a map of all the terrorist groups and where they are coming from - this is getting confusing.

Hezbollah
Hamas
Islam
Al-Quidia (sp)


5 posted on 07/17/2006 12:38:57 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: samadams2000
I'd pay $49 on Pay-Per-View to see them run a gauntlet from Midtown to Ground Zero.
6 posted on 07/17/2006 12:38:59 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: eyespysomething

bttt


7 posted on 07/17/2006 12:39:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: eyespysomething

Yeah!

Their name is 'Hezbollah'.


8 posted on 07/17/2006 12:39:53 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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9 posted on 07/17/2006 12:40:59 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: LSUfan

Bingo, sleeper cells already in the US.


10 posted on 07/17/2006 12:42:25 PM PDT by hershey
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12 posted on 07/17/2006 12:44:27 PM PDT by msnimje (There is no way we can lose if we stay in Iraq and no way we can win if we cut and run.)
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To: LSUfan
Hezbollah Terrorist Sleeper Cell Suspected in New York City

What? The found the NY Times offices?

13 posted on 07/17/2006 12:44:36 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Former SAC Trained Killer)
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To: LSUfan
Hezbollah Terrorist Sleeper Cell Suspected in New York City

I am shocked!
Shocked, I tell you!

In other breaking news...
Water is wet.
Bears play in the woods
Dynamite is not a common household chemical.

14 posted on 07/17/2006 12:44:41 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: AmericaUnited
I'd pay $49 on Pay-Per-View to see them run a gauntlet from Midtown to Ground Zero.

And when we catch bin Laden, we should tattoo a great Bald Eagle on his back, dye his beard red white and blue, and put him in a cage on display on top of the new Freedom Tower, with a pig for a roommate.

15 posted on 07/17/2006 12:45:37 PM PDT by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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To: LSUfan

There has been a Hezbollah presence in the outer boroughs of NYC since the Lebanese civil war started. They were, up until 9/11 given wide latitude in their actions, and given only slightly more concern and monitoring by federal authorities than any other immigrant organized crime synidicate.

Don't believe the hysteria of this article personally.


16 posted on 07/17/2006 12:46:20 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: LSUfan
Gee Wally, I wonder how many of them were Middle Eastern Arabs named muuuhhamhead, between the ages of 18-40????

Profiling is DISCRIMINATION!!!!

Remember not to profile the differences between strychnine and saccharine, that is discrimination also!

17 posted on 07/17/2006 12:49:06 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather be carrying a shotgun with Dick, than riding shotgun with a Kennedyl!)
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To: Publius6961
Hey why doesn't the NYT manage to "leak" the location of these terror cells? Law enforcement may need to wait until they strike to act but the rest of us don't!

Unfortunately the NYT is not about to give up the whereabouts of their "undercover reporters" but it would be nice if this weren't kept more leak proof than our own nuclear secrets.

18 posted on 07/17/2006 12:49:12 PM PDT by marlon
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To: LSUfan
Mark my words, the day is coming when all muslims in the U.S. will have to be forcibly expelled, and the "religion" of islam outlawed.

I'm afraid that one or more of our cities will be incinerated by these monsters before that happens, however.

This is a total war, and we're fighting it like it's a exercise in diplomacy.
19 posted on 07/17/2006 12:53:59 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente; tx_eggman
This is a total war, and we're fighting it like it's a exercise in diplomacy.

Unfortunately, that is the bane of the 'good guy'. We all *know* it will happen... but we can't act as the aggressor until it happens... or we then become the 'bad guy'.

The good guy always has to endure that first punch.

20 posted on 07/17/2006 1:03:35 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (It's time to play Cowboys and Muslims)
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To: LSUfan
And when we catch bin Laden, we should tattoo a great Bald Eagle on his back, dye his beard red white and blue, and put him in a cage on display on top of the new Freedom Tower, with a pig for a roommate.

Doesn't that call for a pic of "you know who?"

21 posted on 07/17/2006 1:03:36 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Deo volente

it will never happen, the federal courts would never allow it. hell, they are giving geneva rights and US criminal trial right to captured terrorists.


22 posted on 07/17/2006 1:05:30 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: GMMAC; fanfan

(((.)))


23 posted on 07/17/2006 1:11:58 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Yay! It's Riding Season!)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I think killing 3000 of our own on our own soil is a pretty good first punch.


24 posted on 07/17/2006 1:12:00 PM PDT by Bigoleelephant
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To: SpinnerWebb
The good guy always has to endure that first punch

Maybe the first..not the last. Do these sleeper cells not understand that our citizens are armed? That we would not have to kow-tow or depend upon our "government officials" if they became truly (every-day) active within these borders? That we will and CAN defend ourselves, our neighbors, our property?

When they learn THAT, they will "Self-Deport".

25 posted on 07/17/2006 1:18:18 PM PDT by PattonFan
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To: Deo volente

That seems to be the only solution to ensure our safety.
Remove all Muslims from the USA. We cannot co-exist!


26 posted on 07/17/2006 1:19:33 PM PDT by MondoQueen (MondoQueen (poetic licenses for sale at this site))
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To: eyespysomething

I think Hezbollah is the group you're thinking of. And there are cells all over the US--yesterday there was an article about some cigarette smugglers who sending the proceeds to Hezbollah. Many Hezbollah in place in the US--and I'm hoping none are "sleeper cells" but obviously some could be.


27 posted on 07/17/2006 1:30:35 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: edcoil

Doesn't really matter. These days, they're all working together against a common enemy--the West.


28 posted on 07/17/2006 1:31:31 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: LSUfan

Bloomberg will declare it a safe haven and say the city will crumble without arab terrorists


29 posted on 07/17/2006 1:33:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: PattonFan

Maybe that's why a lot of them are in the liberal cities, where the liberals have convinced the populace to disarm.


30 posted on 07/17/2006 1:36:59 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Bigoleelephant; tx_eggman
I think killing 3000 of our own on our own soil is a pretty good first punch.

I agree, I really do... but the world as a whole would not. Al-Qaida hit us that day, not Hezbollah. We hit Al-Qaida pretty hard after that...

We'll still have to take a sucker-punch from Hezbollah.

31 posted on 07/17/2006 1:44:42 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (It's time to play Cowboys and Muslims)
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To: MizSterious
Maybe that's why a lot of them are in the liberal cities, where the liberals have convinced the populace to disarm.

Yep, Liberals giving a foothold to terrorists. I hope they like living under Islamic guidelines in those liberal areas until the rest of USA throws them out.

LOL! bet that would shut up a bunch of liberal fools.

32 posted on 07/17/2006 1:48:52 PM PDT by PattonFan
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To: SpinnerWebb

Seems to me they have already gotten in a half dozen sucker punches or so with no payback. Oh...and they have been providing explosives training to Al Qaeda since 1998.


33 posted on 07/17/2006 1:49:27 PM PDT by LSUfan
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34 posted on 07/17/2006 1:56:32 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: LSUfan

Prayers that this won't happen..


35 posted on 07/17/2006 2:00:30 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Bigh4u2; MizSterious
Its a special Operations arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard called Al Quds. It tooke me awhile on Google to find, but Rumsfeld said earlier this year they are suspected of organizing terror ops in Iraq, and they are known to act worldwide. My guess is that these are the Iranians behind Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Al-Quds

Unlike al Qaeda, al Quds is not a nationless, renegade band. It’s a highly organized strike force now operating in Iraq under the control of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard.

And unlike al Qaeda, al Quds doesn’t have to beg for refuge or financing. It gets all the protection it needs on Iranian soil ... and all its funding from the Iranian treasury, which, in turn, is liberally lubricated with oil money.

Moreover, al Quds (meaning “Jerusalem”) is not an upstart band.

For about two decades, al Quds has been operating in Lebanon, providing military guidance and support for terrorist attacks against Israel, especially those carried out by Hezbollah and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

For many years, al Quds has also been operating as an elite international hit squad, responsible for political assassination in Europe and the Middle East.

Most disturbing of all, al Quds is joined at the hip with the most powerful militia currently operating in Iraq — the Badr Brigade. Consider the facts:


36 posted on 07/17/2006 2:05:28 PM PDT by eyespysomething (How do I set a laser printer to stun?)
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To: LSUfan
The FBI believes it knows where the cell is located:

The New York Times Company
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

37 posted on 07/17/2006 2:13:44 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SpinnerWebb
"but we can't act as the aggressor until it happens... or we then become the 'bad guy'."

These islamic terror groups have committed enough international murders, mayhem and destruction that we would not be the "bad guys" for going after them in all-out war. It's just that no leader in the West has the b@!!s for doing that yet.

38 posted on 07/17/2006 2:21:55 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: LSUfan

Now that would be COMPLETELY stupid on their part. We know where they are. They saw what happened to the Talian. And, they pretty much have their hand full with Israel right now. Could they really be stupid enough to try something like that?


39 posted on 07/17/2006 2:24:13 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: SpinnerWebb
> but we can't act as the aggressor until it happens... or we then become the 'bad guy'.

Unfortunately, we will be the 'bad guy', either way. The New York Times will see to it.
40 posted on 07/17/2006 2:25:16 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: LSUfan
Locate the terrorist cells in your neighborhood:

IslamicFinder

41 posted on 07/17/2006 2:32:36 PM PDT by 10mm
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To: LSUfan
"However, there are international organizations that continue to insist that Hezbollah is a legitimate political party in Lebanon and that it does not warrant the designation of "terrorist group.""

What a total load of bull shit!! May the IDF shoot strait and hard....
42 posted on 07/17/2006 2:40:47 PM PDT by Wraith (To have peace prepare for War.)
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To: LSUfan

Now how do we convince them the n.y. times is giving intelligence to Israel? How do we convince them the editors are all members of Israeli intelligence services and where they live?


43 posted on 07/17/2006 2:52:03 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: LSUfan

BUMP


44 posted on 07/17/2006 3:14:05 PM PDT by SweetCaroline (.....once there was a way to get back homeward.)
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To: LSUfan
Gee, you don't suppose they walked across our open borders, do you? < / sarcasm >
45 posted on 07/17/2006 4:33:15 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NEVER ARGUE WITH IDIOTS!!! THEY*LL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE!!!!)
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46 posted on 07/17/2006 7:11:07 PM PDT by barker
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47 posted on 07/18/2006 6:18:22 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: LSUfan

This is news? This "story" is like saying the sun should rise in the East tomorrow.


48 posted on 07/18/2006 8:36:21 AM PDT by PsyOp (You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.)
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