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'US intel: Hizbullah attack imminent'
Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/19/2008 | Staff

Posted on 06/25/2008 11:25:39 AM PDT by mojito

US and Canadian intelligence agencies warned Thursday that Hizbullah attacks on Jewish targets around the world could be imminent.

ABC News quoted intelligence officials as saying that Hizbullah had activated sleeper cells in Canada, and that top terror operatives had left Lebanon for the US, Canada and Africa.

According to the officials, Hizbullah wants to avenge February's assassination of its operations head Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus, for which the Shi'ite group holds Israel accountable.

Israel has repeatedly denied the allegation.

There was no reliable intelligence regarding the possible targets of such an attack, the sources told ABC News, adding, however, that Hizbullah operatives had recently been seen conducting surveillance on the Israel Embassy in Ottawa and on several Toronto synagogues.

"There are concerns Hizbullah might be ready to do something along those lines," ABC quoted a senior US counterterrorism official as saying.

CIA and National Security Agency officials quoted by the report said British and Canadian agencies began receiving a flow of intelligence on February 17, only a few days after Mughniyeh's funeral, regarding a possible Hizbullah attack.

"They want to kill as many people as they can, they want it to be a big splash," former CIA intelligence officer Bob Baer, who claimed he met with Hizbullah leaders in Beirut last month, was quoted by ABC as saying. "They cannot have an operation fail and I don't think they will. They're the A-team of terrorism."

According to officials quoted by the report, up to 20 suspected Hizbullah members have been under surveillance and their activities are being coordinated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

"Hizbullah would not carry out an attack in the West, or wherever this attack is going to occur, without approval from Teheran," Baer was quoted as saying.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: canada; globaljihad; hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; iran; lebanon; mughniyeh; sleepercells
This summer could be real interesting.
1 posted on 06/25/2008 11:25:39 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

No way. It would ensure McCain wins. And no, I am not being sarcastic. I would never have belived, just one year ago, that any other Dem candidate could make Hillary Clinton look wise, strong, and statesman-like.


2 posted on 06/25/2008 11:29:58 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: mojito
This is why we and Israel should carpet bomb Gaza, the West Bank and Southern Lebanon.
3 posted on 06/25/2008 11:32:51 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: mojito
It's is going to be interesting if Iran unleashes their hounds. They think that they learned how to defeat Israel during last summer's “war”. I think that they underestimate what Israel is capable if. Lets hope they unleash the smack down of those hoping to hasten the return of the 12th Imman.
4 posted on 06/25/2008 11:35:51 AM PDT by AngryCapitalist (NOW is the time to stand and fight!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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5 posted on 06/25/2008 11:36:00 AM PDT by SJackson (If we win Iowa, then we can move to the world as it should be, Michelle O)
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To: Lancer_N3502A

“This is why we and Israel should carpet bomb Gaza, the West Bank and Southern Lebanon.”

Careful.......you’re going to get some people very upset about the idea of killing all those innocent civilians along with the really bad guys. Not me.......but some.


6 posted on 06/25/2008 11:36:05 AM PDT by LaurenD
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To: mojito

Has anybody briefed Condi yet?


7 posted on 06/25/2008 11:37:24 AM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: mojito
"Hizbullah would not carry out an attack in the West, or wherever this attack is going to occur, without approval from Teheran," - Another signal we are going to Tehran this fall.
8 posted on 06/25/2008 11:39:12 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: LaurenD
There are NO innocents in Palestine... only future terrorists in training and their keepers.

LLS

9 posted on 06/25/2008 11:39:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (REAGANISM... not communism!!!)
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To: Cindy

ping


10 posted on 06/25/2008 11:40:34 AM PDT by Godzilla (My ancestors were humans. Sorry to hear about yours.)
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To: LaurenD

By “innocent civilians” do you mean the ones that want to kill all of us now or later?...LOL


11 posted on 06/25/2008 11:40:40 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: mojito
In other news, the Sun still rises in the east.


12 posted on 06/25/2008 11:45:24 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: AngryCapitolist

If Hezbollaha attacks again, Karamshahar and other easy targets will be put out of commission.

Plausable deniability is no longer a valid defense.


13 posted on 06/25/2008 11:54:47 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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To: mojito
Hizzies in da hizzle, fo shizzle.





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14 posted on 06/25/2008 11:55:48 AM PDT by Redcloak ("Yes, I have been drinking. Why do you ask?" #1 on the list of "things heard from McCain voters")
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To: Lancer_N3502A

Any attack on jews by Hizbullah will be considered an attack by the government of Iran on the target country and Israel. Appropriate measures will follow.


15 posted on 06/25/2008 11:56:13 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: All
Some additional information on this story from today's Calgary Herald:

“More interesting is a report from ABC News that Hezbollah militants have awakened four sleeper cells and told them to go after “Jewish targets” in Ottawa and Toronto. “Canadian sources,” which means CSIS, evidently told ABC that Hezbollah operatives had been observed conducting surveillance on the Israeli embassy and on Toronto synagogues and Jewish schools.

The first thing to note is that the reports specified Hezbollah and not, for example, anonymous “Islamist militants.” In addition, one of the sleeper cells, Rashedan, was named explicitly.

Normally, as Allan Bell, president of the Toronto security company, Globe Risk Holdings, told CTV, such reports are kept secret. “If CSIS picked up these guys coming from the Middle East,” he wondered, “and they're under surveillance, why would a reporter in the U.S. be given that information?”

Good question.

There seem to be two obvious answers.

The first is to let Hezbollah know that CSIS has a mole well entrenched within the organization who is feeding them accurate and perhaps actionable intelligence. That makes the “leak,” if that is what it was, part of an on-going psychological war between CSIS and the banned terrorist group.

According to ABC there had been a lot of “chatter” lately about hitting Canadian Jewish targets in response to the death of Imad Mughniyah, deputy secretary general of Hezbollah who was killed in a bomb blast last February. He was said to have been the brains behind the bombings of the Israeli embassy and Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in the early 1990s and was second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s most wanted list. Hezbollah blamed Israel for his death.

American intelligence agencies, including CIA and the National Security Agency, which is in charge of electronic eavesdropping, were involved in monitoring and analyzing the chatter.

The second answer thus was to tell the world that Canadian-American intelligence cooperation, dating from the Cold War, was still firmly in place.”

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=a5632b00-e9fc-4571-a0e1-6f4f82fbb0b7

16 posted on 06/25/2008 12:06:14 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

The unspoken news (at least as it pertains to the US) is that our own govt gave the terrorists a pass to come here (legally or not). Not sure this is a slam dunk for the republican Jose given his stand on illegal immigration. Guess he’s unaware that OTMs make up a large portion of those who walk across our southern border.


17 posted on 06/25/2008 12:19:55 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: mojito

They want to kill as many people as they can, they want it to be a big splash,” former CIA intelligence officer Bob Baer, who claimed he met with Hizbullah leaders in Beirut last month, was quoted by ABC as saying. “They cannot have an operation fail and I don’t think they will. They’re the A-team of terrorism.”

Scuze me but who the Fck is this guy to meet with hezbullah and then brag about their competence?


18 posted on 06/25/2008 12:25:39 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: mojito

May you live in INTERESTING TIMES...


19 posted on 06/25/2008 12:34:37 PM PDT by traumer
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To: mojito

Excuse me for not trusting Valerie Plame’s office as a source any more reliable then DEBKA.


20 posted on 06/25/2008 1:10:52 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When Shall We Have The Courage Our Founders Had? It's Time For The 2nd American Revolution.)
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To: mojito
I don't think this is all about getting revenge on the Jews.

These terrorists are getting ready to retaliate for any attacks on Iran. They hold us and Israel in the same regard.

21 posted on 06/25/2008 1:31:40 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: SF Republican

Since 1979, I have been wishing upon a large scale military campaign by US bombers over Tehran. I have waited long enough.


22 posted on 06/25/2008 1:38:50 PM PDT by lormand (Support your local and state Conservative representative in November (assuming you have one))
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To: bert

LOL. I googled Karamshahar since I have no idea where it is and your post came up.


23 posted on 06/25/2008 2:03:27 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: wolfcreek
These terrorists are getting ready to retaliate for any attacks on Iran.

Ding. Ding, Ding, we have a winner.

That way they can claim the moral high ground that their supporters in the MSM and Dem party will need to stop any conflict before it has any chance of success.

Attacks on civilian targets in the west will be portrayed as “legitimate resistance” and the moonbats will dance in the streets.

24 posted on 06/25/2008 2:08:03 PM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Godzilla; All
OPINION: Thanks Godzilla for the ping. Hizbullah and/or Iran seem to be spread out on multiple fronts lately. Any attack by either or both, here and/or abroad, will not come as a surprise to me.


US DOJ.com/usao - Press Release: "TWO MUNITIONS DEALERS ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN CONSPIRACY TO EXPORT MILITARY AIRCRAFT PARTS TO IRAN" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: "Defendants Hassan Saied Keshari and Traian Bujduveanu were arrested on charges of conspiring to export military aircraft parts to Iran...") (June 23, 2008)

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THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, June 21, 2008"): "IRAQI GOV'T OFFICIAL: U.S.-IRAQ SECURITY PACT MOVING AHEAD -- BUT IRAN, HIZBULLAH TRYING TO TORPEDO IT" (Posted June 23, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "HEZBOLLAH: IRAN'S ARMY IN LEBANON" by Elias Bejjani (June 24, 2008)


THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Sources: Tehran Times, Iran, June 23, 2008; Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, IRNA, Iran, June 20, 2008"): "IRAN: ESTABLISH URANIUM ENRICHMENT CONSORTIUM ON IRANIAN SOIL" (Posted June 23, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Tehran Tiomes, Iran, June 22, 2008; IRNA, Iran, June 21, 2008"): "IRAN GOV'T SPOKESMAN: IRAN WON'T FREEZE URANIUM ENRICHMENT AS PRECONDITION FOR TALKS" (Posted June 23, 2008)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1967: "IAEA CHIEF ELBARADEI: IRAN CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH ENRICHED URANIUM FOR A NUCLEAR BOMB IN SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR" (June 23, 2008)

Israel.Internet-Haganah.com: "SENDING SIGNALS" (June 21, 2008)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org (FOX NEWS): "ISRAELI MILITARY HELD LARGE-SCALE EXERCISE IN MAY" (June 20, 2008)

MEMRITV.org - VIDEO Clip No. 1797 - Title of Video: "IAEA DIRECTOR-GENERAL DR. MUHAMMAD AL-BARADEI: IRAN CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH ENRICHED URANIUM FOR A NUCLEAR BOMB IN SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR" ("Clip #1797 Broadcast: June 20, 2008")

TRUTHUSA.com: "A Look at Iran"

MNF-IRAQ.com - Press Release A080621a-068: Baghdad - "SPECIAL GROUPS CRIMINALS AROUND IRAQ DISRUPTED" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: "During a separate operation in northeast Baghdad, Coalition forces conducted a raid on the residence of a suspected senior Iranian-trained Special Groups commander in Adhamiyah. Intelligence provided by Special Groups criminals already in custody indicated that the suspect ran all Special Groups criminal activities in southeastern Baghdad.") (June 21, 2008)
THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Al-Sharq, Qatar, June 18, 2008"): "IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO SYRIA: IRAN WILLING TO SHARE NUCLEAR EXPERIENCE WITH SYRIA" (Posted June 20, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: IRNA, Iran, June 19, 2008, Press TV, June 18, 2008"): "LARIJANI: If U.S. Miscalculates Again, Iran Will Change Conditions of U.S. In Region; Hizbullah, Hamas Pioneers of Change In Today's World" (Posted June 19, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Ahmadinejad's blog, June 11, 2008"): "AHMADINEJAD IN BLOG: How Can We Not See The Divine Halos And Waves Of Light Guiding Us And The Revolution?" (BLOG ENTRY SNIPPET: ""The seeing of the divine light in politics, and in the serial victories taking place, from Lebanon and Palestine to Iraq, Iran, and New York, is in favor of the values of the [Islamic] revolution and Islam, and in favor those who were raised on Khomeini's monotheistic culture. For the generation of the revolution, this matter is not foreign; rather, not seeing the halo of light is what is strange and misses the truth."") (Posted June 19, 2008)
MEMRI.org - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 448: "THE IRANIAN ROOTS OF HIZBULLAH" by Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli (June 17, 2008)

HUMAN EVENTS.com: "HIZALLAH IN VENEZUELA: WILL THE U.S. MOVE?" by Gustavo Coronel (Posted June 23, 2008)

JPOST.com - JERUSALEM POST: "'US INTEL: HIZBULLAH ATTACK IMMINENT'" (Updated June 20, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ABC NEWS): "U.S., CANADIAN INTEL AGENCIES: HIZBALLAH 'SLEEPER CELLS' ACTIVATED IN CANADA" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "There is no credible information on a specific target, according to the officials. Suspected Hezbollah operatives have conducted recent surveillance on the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, Canada and on several synagogues in Toronto. according to the officials. Latin American is also considered a possible target by officials following Hezbollah's planning.") (June 19, 2008)
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JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST (AP): "'VENEZUELAN DIPLOMAT HELPED HIZBULLAH'" (Updated June 19, 2008, 4:09)

TREAS.gov - THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY HP-1036: Washington - "TREASURY TARGETS HIZBALLAH IN VENEZUELA" (June 18, 2008)

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DOUGLAS FARAH.com - blog: "IRAN MOVING BANKING OPERATIONS TO VENEZUELA" (May 30, 2008, 09:45)



DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "GENERAL BLAMES IRANIAN-BACKED MILITANTS FOR BAGHDAD EXPLOSION" (June 18, 2008)

25 posted on 06/25/2008 2:13:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: usurper
Who would of thought they would lie to the Infidel reporters and intelligence officials?
26 posted on 06/25/2008 2:14:41 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: mojito

ssdd


27 posted on 06/25/2008 2:16:49 PM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: Bahbah

Wow.... mispelling can get you to the top of Google.

Take that spelling police! :)


28 posted on 06/25/2008 4:53:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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