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King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY ^ | March 14, 2012 | n/a

Posted on 03/14/2012 6:05:32 PM PDT by Cindy

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King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland

MAR 14, 2012 Issues: Counterterrorism

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that on Wednesday, March 21 he will convene an investigative hearing to examine the terror threat that Iran poses to the U.S. homeland. The hearing is entitled: “Iran, Hezbollah, and the Threat to the Homeland.”

King said: “The disruption last fall of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States at a popular Washington restaurant was a wake-up call for all Americans. Last month’s forthright comments by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that the Iranian regime is ‘now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States’ has further heightened concern about an attack by Iran on the homeland. At this hearing, we will focus on Iran’s primary terrorism proxies, including Hezbollah, which already has a robust network within the U.S., and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as the real potential that the regime will activate its network of operatives to carry out an attack here.”

(Excerpt) Read more at homeland.house.gov ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; iran; syria; tm; waronterror

1 posted on 03/14/2012 6:05:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY: Washington, D.C. - "KING ANNOUNCES HEARING ON IRAN/HEZBOLLAH THREAT TO U.S. HOMELAND" (March 14, 2012) (Read More...)

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THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY - Chairman Peter T. King (THE HILL): "LAWMAKER PLANS HEARINGS ON IRAN" by Jordy Yager, The Hill (SNIPPET: "The House Homeland Security Committee is planning a hearing next week to explore Iran's capacity to carry out terrorist attacks in the United States. Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), the panel's chairman, told The Hill that the U.S. intelligence community has become greatly concerned with Iran since law enforcement officials disrupted a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States five months ago. American authorities have accused Iran of orchestrating the plot.") (March 12, 2012) (Read More...)


2 posted on 03/14/2012 6:06:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


3 posted on 03/14/2012 6:07:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

One big problem is that Hezbollah is setting up bases inside Venezuela and other places in Latin America. They are being financed by the IRGC and the Quds Force.They are extremely organized and well financed.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited four Latin American countries has made several trips to Latin America.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Cindy

If you had to compare Hezbollah with Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah is much more dangerous because of their possible access to a nuclear weapon if Iran develops one.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 6:15:32 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Cindy
King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland

Do the Demon rats plan to fight him every step of the way?

6 posted on 03/14/2012 6:16:27 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: U-238

Yep.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2827489/posts


7 posted on 03/14/2012 6:30:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks for putting up the link

:)


8 posted on 03/14/2012 6:35:45 PM PDT by U-238
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cindy.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 6:50:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.)
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To: U-238
I had a very interesting conversation some years ago with a retired Federal law enforcement officer about the subject of terrorism here in the U.S. I was surprised to learn some of the things that they've pretty much accepted as a matter of fact when it comes to terrorism. He described Hezbollah as one the most dangerous "terrorist" organizations in the world, but didn't perceive it as much of a threat here in the U.S.

Personally, I'm not sure I'd care all that much of someone from Iran came here to the U.S. and conducted an attack against a Saudi official -- as long as it was done cleanly and didn't have any collateral damage. There's nothing in my book that makes Saudi Arabia any less hostile to me and the values that I hold dearly than Iran is.

10 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:32 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

I think that US officials percieve it as a threat because Hezbollah is setting up shop in South America and other Latin America. Another concern, is that they will have access to an atomic bomb and sneak it across the United States border with Mexico. These people are very well financed and are extremely well trained terrorists on the in the battlefields of Lebanon and Chechyna. Remember, Hezbollah is the organization responsible for the Marine Barracks bombing in 1983 that killed 200 Marines. The Saudis are in our pocket because we purchase their number one export oil and we export to them U.S. military technology. So we have a slight degree of leverage against them.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 7:41:09 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Anything that Hezbollah has done in the Middle East, it has been perfectly capable of doing right here in the U.S. for decades. Not to diminish the loss of U.S. lives in that 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, but Hezbollah — even in a post-9/11 world where security tends to be much tighter than it was 30 years ago — could wreak far more havoc and destruction by carrying out a similar bombing attack in any U.S. city on any given day. They could even do one every day for weeks at a time in different U.S. cities, and there isn’t much the U.S. could do about it without shutting the entire country down completely.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 7:51:18 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Excellent Point.If Hezbollah tries to activate terror cells in the United States, there could be catastrophic results.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 7:54:06 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Cindy
Homeland.....

When are we going to dump this term? It sounds well past Vaterland and Rodina.

It's a stinkin bunch of totalitarian rot.

Ours is a country, not some Nazioid Kinderschule.

14 posted on 03/14/2012 7:59:55 PM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

You haffing problems wit der Heimatland??


15 posted on 03/14/2012 8:03:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Du betcherazz...


16 posted on 03/14/2012 8:06:18 PM PDT by stboz
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To: U-238

My fear is that Iran will set off an EMP as the signal that Hezbollah sleeper cells in every larger US city (but especially in Washington DC and the state capitols where the government is centered) are to begin the communist-Islamist coup here. Sometime before the election if it becomes clear that Obama is losing so badly that the dead voters and manipulated election tabulations would be too obvious.

Obama is making sure we don’t have troops here to defend the Homeland, that Iran gets a nuke (if they don’t already have a N Korean nuke in place to be launched from Venezuela), that our borders are wide open, that the majority-Muslim nations that had once been our allies against terror are now in the control of Al Qaeda and/or Salafists, and that the druglord allies of Hezbollah just across our southern border are armed with untrackable, deadly weapons.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 8:11:38 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

And I should also add that the Egyptian ambassador in 2010 appeared on Arab TV and said that Obama had told him privately that he was and still is a Muslim who supports the Muslim agenda.

A post about that is at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2850278/posts?page=61#61 (and the follow-up comments add more to that as well)

Another post related to the surge in Afghanistan: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2851457/posts?page=24#24

A post about Ghadaffi’s comments about Obama - and how world Muslims donated legally (IOW, through donations by Mickey Mouse, etc) to get Obama elected, and how Obama should be proud of his Muslim faith: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2851793/posts?page=31#31

A post about the preparations to introduce sharia here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2851136/posts?page=10#10


18 posted on 03/14/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Cindy

Thanks Cindy.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: butterdezillion
This is one of a host of possibles (imho). My thank you for posting.
20 posted on 03/14/2012 8:57:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome SunkenCiv.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 12:32:25 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Alberta's Child

Re your post no. 10:

I care very much about Iranian terrorists or any terrorists who come to this country to conduct an attack against anybody in this country.

As for the recent case against the Iranians who plotted against the Saudi diplomat...the suspect didn’t care if others were injured or killed and this was just one of the plots they were thinking about.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2822177/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2822177/posts?page=19#19

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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?216-IRGC-bombing-assassination-plot-busted-by-DEA-FBI

The criminal complaint alleges that, from the spring of 2011 to October 2011, Arbabsiar and his Iran-based co-conspirators, including Shakuri of the Qods Force, have been plotting the murder of the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. In furtherance of this conspiracy, Arbabsiar allegedly met on a number of occasions in Mexico with a DEA confidential source (CS-1) who has posed as an associate of a violent international drug trafficking cartel. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar arranged to hire CS-1 and CS-1’s purported accomplices to murder the Ambassador, and Shakuri and other Iran-based co-conspirators were aware of and approved the plan. With Shakuri’s approval, Arbabsiar has allegedly caused approximately $100,000 to be wired into a bank account in the United States as a down payment to CS-1 for the anticipated killing of the Ambassador, which was to take place in the United States.

According to the criminal complaint, the IRCG is an arm of the Iranian military that is composed of a number of branches, one of which is the Qods Force. The Qods Force conducts sensitive covert operations abroad, including terrorist attacks, assassinations and kidnappings, and is believed to sponsor attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq. In October 2007, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the Qods Force for providing material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations.

The complaint alleges that Arbabsiar met with CS-1 in Mexico on May 24, 2011, where Arbabsiar inquired as to CS-1’s knowledge with respect to explosives and explained that he was interested in, among other things, attacking an embassy of Saudi Arabia. In response, CS-1 allegedly indicated that he was knowledgeable with respect to C-4 explosives. In June and July 2011, the complaint alleges, Arbabsiar returned to Mexico and held additional meetings with CS-1, where Arbabsiar explained that his associates in Iran had discussed a number of violent missions for CS-1 and his associates to perform, including the murder of the Ambassador.

$1.5 Million Fee for Alleged Assassination

In a July 14, 2011, meeting in Mexico, CS-1 allegedly told Arbabsiar that he would need to use four men to carry out the Ambassador’s murder and that his price for carrying out the murder was $1.5 million. Arbabsiar allegedly agreed and stated that the murder of the Ambassador should be handled first, before the execution of other attacks. Arbabsiar also allegedly indicated he and his associates had $100,000 in Iran to pay CS-1 as a first payment toward the assassination and discussed the manner in which that payment would be made.

During the same meeting, Arbabsiar allegedly described to CS-1 his cousin in Iran, who he said had requested that Arbabsiar find someone to carry out the Ambassador’s assassination. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar indicated that his cousin was a “big general” in the Iranian military; that he focuses on matters outside Iran and that he had taken certain unspecified actions related to a bombing in Iraq.

In a July 17, 2011, meeting in Mexico, CS-1 noted to Arbabsiar that one of his workers had already traveled to Washington, D.C., to surveill the Ambassador. CS-1 also raised the possibility of innocent bystander casualties. The complaint alleges that Arbabsiar made it clear that the assassination needed to go forward, despite mass casualties, telling CS-1, “They want that guy [the Ambassador] done [killed], if the hundred go with him f**k ‘em.” CS-1 and Arbabsiar allegedly discussed bombing a restaurant in the United States that the Ambassador frequented. When CS-1 noted that others could be killed in the attack, including U.S. senators who dine at the restaurant, Arbabsiar allegedly dismissed these concerns as “no big deal.”


22 posted on 03/15/2012 1:23:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Excellent Point.If Hezbollah tries to activate terror cells in the United States, there could be catastrophic results.”

Wow! How profound! And you found a fellow-traveler in Alberta’s Child!

Sprechen zie “Allah Akbar”?


23 posted on 03/16/2012 12:21:02 AM PDT by Yehuda (Muck Fislam and it's useful infidel - dhimmie supporters.)
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To: Yehuda; Admin Moderator

I said leave me alone if you are going crazy on me. Stop stalking me


24 posted on 03/16/2012 12:22:50 AM PDT by U-238
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