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Iran building terror network in South America
Jerusalem Post ^ | December 3, 2009 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER,

Posted on 12/03/2009 3:10:27 PM PST by La Lydia

The Argentinean prosecutor who ferreted out Iranian links to Argentina's largest terror attack warned Wednesday of Teheran's growing terror network in Latin America. "The Iranians are moving fast," assessed Alberto Nisman, who has secured Interpol backing for the arrest of several Iranians, including former president Hashemi Rafsanjani, for ordering the July 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community offices in Buenos Aires. "We see a much greater penetration than we did in 1994."

He said that Iran, particularly through Lebanese proxy Hizbullah, has a growing presence in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, using techniques it honed in Argentina before the country took measures to counter Teheran following the AMIA bombing. He described sham operations involving taxi drivers, who conducted surveillance without arousing suspicion; fake medical school students, who could stay in the country for many years without raising eyebrows; and business fronts that helped funnel cash to operatives.

Meanwhile, the Iranians cultivated ties at the local mosques to search for people who could be radicalized. Now, he said, Argentina is considered a "hostile environment" for Iran, but the Iranian terrorist groups are finding fertile ground in other countries.

"The stronger element that happens today is the complicity of the government," said Nisman, pointing to the networks Iran develops through its embassies. "We know that Chavez allows Hizbullah to come in."...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
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And no one at Foggy Bottom is paying the least bit of attention, because they are so busy bungling the Honduras situation.
1 posted on 12/03/2009 3:10:28 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I suppose he’s part of that crowd that hounded the right after the Peronist left took over. I don’t mind them going after the islamofascists, but they’re very picky about who they consider enemies. Take all this with a grain of salt...

2 posted on 12/03/2009 3:18:32 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique

Actually he has been a pretty straight shooter, if you go back and look at what he has done. Their legal system is very different from ours.

3 posted on 12/03/2009 4:16:01 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: All

A Look at Iran



International News Analysis Today
November 24, 2009
By Toby Westerman

4 posted on 12/03/2009 6:08:59 PM PST by Cindy
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