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Officials: Iranian Quds Force poses threat to U.S. homeland
Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | By Shaun Waterman

Posted on 09/19/2012 12:43:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Iran’s extremist militias and their proxies were behind a recent string of terror attacks against Israeli diplomatic targets around the globe and might seek to strike the United States, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.

“We have seen an uptick in operational activity by the Quds Force over the last year or so,” National Counter-Terrorism Center Director Matthew G. Olsen told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Mr. Olsen said the Quds Force, the elite division of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responsible for operations abroad, “poses a threat beyond the immediate [Middle East] region,” including to the U.S. homeland.

He cited the federal prosecution last year of a senior member of the force for involvement in a failed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. by bombing a Washington restaurant.

Quds Force operatives had been involved in anti-Israeli attacks and plots as far afield as India and Georgia, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iranquds; iranthreat; islam; jihad; jihadinamerica; qitalislam; qudsforce; thirdworldwar; waronterror

1 posted on 09/19/2012 12:43:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Barry’s boyfriends threatening us again?


2 posted on 09/19/2012 12:49:14 PM PDT by datura
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To: All; SJackson; Nachum; NormsRevenge; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; blam; Fred Nerks; ...
H/T to the Drudge Report.

From the Senate hearing....also .

Does Obama know his guys are removing the blinfolds....????

3 posted on 09/19/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

NO PROBLEM!!

Obama and Hillary have embargoed McDonald’s hamburgers and consequently Iran will soon turn over a new leaf and be a peaceful nation!


4 posted on 09/19/2012 12:54:44 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU

LOL!


5 posted on 09/19/2012 12:59:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Officials: Iranian Quds Force poses threat to U.S. homeland

No worries ... unless you're posting Youtube vids. Right, mate? /s

6 posted on 09/19/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is amazing - a 'terrorist group' that's not a suspected spin-off of the Tea Party? Looks like some people are getting real... finally.
7 posted on 09/19/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks to Fast & Furious they will have the finest weapons available.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 1:05:40 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We should have closed our borders to visitors from the Iranian region. We should have done it decades ago.

We continue to allow people from that region to come here, and frankly they’re not much more than a ticking bomb waiting to go off at some predetermined time.

It’s sad this needs to be done, but I don’t see the benefit of denying it needs to be done until thousands of our citizens are dead in the streets.

Don’t laugh. It’s going to happen. And when it does, our leaders will once again say, “Who could have seen this coming?” Well, I could, for one...


9 posted on 09/19/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wolverines!!!


10 posted on 09/19/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Interesting. No matter what type of search patterns I use as well as clicking on the 2012 Congress and Terrorism main tabs at CSPAN, this particular Senate hearing does not show up. If it had been available say days ago I would have found it, due to my daily multiple checks at that site for anything of importance that might crop up.
The Senate session may have been pulled from the site after briefly having it open to the public. Who knows.
11 posted on 09/19/2012 1:31:15 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“He cited the federal prosecution last year of a senior member of the force for involvement in a failed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. by bombing a Washington restaurant.”

It's going to happen here, no way to stop all the attempts - one or more will succeed. Wouldn't surprise me if one of them was invited to dine at the White House and do his deed the next day.

It is so obvious Hussein is one of “them”, meaning a radical Islamist. He thought he would be the darling of Muslims and now they are burning him up in effigy. He won't be their darling until he proves he can destroy this nation by himself for Allah.

The fact I'm writing this, that our nation has come to this, is unbelievable and tragic.

12 posted on 09/19/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Marine_Uncle
Now that is real interesting....

Would be really good to know background as to just what happened to suddenly have this hearing....

Any idea where we might get a clue on that?

I was watchingg CNN think I would hear something on this hearing....at the top of the hour....nothing!

13 posted on 09/19/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Any idea where we might get a clue on that?"
Sorry I can't be of any help on that one. I have over the past half hour checked the CSPAN site over six times. Nothing. And CSPAN over the years has been pretty good over all at maintaining current, not so current, and archived materials.
I have a feeling it was pulled for some reason, minutes after the Washington Times article was posted, referencing the Senate hearing. The hyperlink at the WT simply redirects one to the CSPAN site, then if one clicks on what normally should be a video, sends you back to the WT page you just came from. Weird.
14 posted on 09/19/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Irenic

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15 posted on 09/19/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Marine_Uncle

That is very troubling!


16 posted on 09/19/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: All

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew G. Olsen testifies on homeland threats and agency responses in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

17 posted on 09/19/2012 2:18:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Am I alone in despising the term “Homeland” to describe the territory of our great Republic?

Other nations have described themselves as having a “Fatherland” or “Motherland”, but I don't recall this term being popular among Americans.

“My native land”? Yes. “Homeland”? Not so much before 2001 and the ill advised “Homeland Security Department” that promptly repainted all the cars of the Border Patrol and such to prominently say “Department of Homeland Security” but somehow couldn't be bothered to actually patrol the border.

18 posted on 09/19/2012 2:19:56 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: All
Related thread:

Napolitano Warns of Cybersecurity, Aviation Security, Threats by Homegrown Extremists

19 posted on 09/19/2012 2:20:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“poses a threat beyond the immediate [Middle East] region,” including to the U.S.”

Well, D U H


20 posted on 09/19/2012 2:24:30 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
As noted in the other posts I have been communicating with you on. The following URL will take Freepers to the proper CSPAN video link. Here.
21 posted on 09/19/2012 2:26:39 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As the article pertains to the United States, it is not true? Why? Because on November 4, 2008 tha voters of America went to the polls and by a majority vote put the messiah of the known world and universe in the White House. According to the American media, he would raise the dead, make the blind see, heal the sick, and cure all diseases. He could also walk on water and soar unaided through the air.The entire world universally loved, adored, and worshipped.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by sport
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To: Marine_Uncle

Thanks...but CSPAN is claiming some kind of error....gives options....?


23 posted on 09/19/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Perhaps reloading the CSPAN site will fix it. I’m watching the video as I type.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: allmendream
Am I alone in despising the term “Homeland” to describe the territory of our great Republic?

No, you are not. I despise it (and suspect the reasons behind it) as well.

In previous years, it was foreign tyrannies who used such terms to get popular patriotic support behind their onerous regimes. Why we are using the same term is beyond me.

It stinks. It is unAmerican.

25 posted on 09/19/2012 2:47:15 PM PDT by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty
Apparently Peggy Noonan sounded the alarm about the un-American/fascist/totalitarian nature of the phrase - but I was unable to locate the exact article - just an article describing the article.

We are a nation of principles, not of a particular geography. A naturalized American can come from ‘the old country’ and have a Homeland - but we have never popularly used the phrase to describe our nation until now - and I do NOT embrace the change!

26 posted on 09/19/2012 2:53:26 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Marcella
It's going to happen here, no way to stop all the attempts - one or more will succeed.

And when that happens, we'll get PATRIOT Act III and IV passed, and "papers please" will become the norm in everyday life. Your travels, internet access, and purchases will be restricted. Buying guns or ammo? That will be a distant memory.

Don't worry, it will happen. Obama and his idiot supoorters want a war with Syria and Iran, the only two major Shiite-led countries around. Once they can topple them and replace them with the Muslim Brotherhood, then you can start looking at a caliphate.
27 posted on 09/19/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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28 posted on 09/19/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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Thanks Ernest.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 6:47:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GOPJ
"...first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out..."

...And those with guns and Religion shot the very-living-shit out of those assholes, and then went after their leaders!

Don't you have a gun yet, GOPJ? ................................................. FRegards

30 posted on 09/19/2012 9:58:55 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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