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Posted on 02/23/2012 6:48:11 AM PST by blam
U.S. On Guard Against Possible Iran Plots
By John Miller
Febuary 23, 2012
The U.S. is working overtime across 16 U.S. intelligence agencies to identify, monitor, and disrupt the activities of Iranian agents and surrogate groups like Hezbollah as officials see a growing possibility of an attack by Iran on American interests.
The concern is based on two factors: one, an uptick of surveillance of U.S. targets overseas by suspected Iranian agents. And two, the rash of coordinated plots against Israeli targets in four countries last week.
CBS News has learned that U.S. intelligence officials have observed suspected Iranian agents conducting surveillance on U.S. government buildings more than a dozen times in the last year - in Europe and South America as well as suspected probes in Bahrain - headquarters to the U.S. Navy's Fifth fleet.
Ralph Boelter, the FBI's top counterterrorism official has summoned the heads of 56 field offices to a classified, 90-minute video conference to underscore that the bureau "remains concerned Iran would consider attacks in the United States."
Already at the National Counterterrorism Center, analysts are carefully studying a rash of recent attacks against Israeli targets in India, Georgia and Bangkok and they expect more.
Israel on heightened alert after attacks abroad
"That's the fear," said Tom Betro, former director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, NCIS. "The fear is that would be the type of attack we'd see increasing in frequency -- and in seriousness -- as leading up to a conflict."
"Yes, I could see them striking on U.S. soil," Betro said.
And would that be Iranian agents? Or would that be a surrogate group?
"I think it would be potentially a combination of both," Betro replied. "I think they know, psychologically, the impact that an attack on U.S. soil would have."
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Iran does not have to attack the United States. They have a clown in the White House, Hussein Obama, protecting their interests.
Obama knows Americans are the biggest fools in history.
Can’t we post this in Times Square...so the terrorists don’t miss it??
Yet, we still let them inside the country.
Not to worry. Butch is watching our backs. /s
Don’t ever say that Obama doesn’t do counter-intelligence. What an insight! As American jets pound Iran, the idea that someone may set off bombs within the United States is just a remarkable deduction. While they are at it, figure out what to do against those anti-ship missiles pointed at the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln which Obama has ordered into the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. He should also pay homage to Frank Church and thank him for the emasculated, demoralized CIA that now serves the country.
The more “plots” in the ground for terrorists the better.
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