Skip to comments.Congressional report ties Middle East terrorists to Mexican drug cartels
Posted on 11/19/2012 10:07:10 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
A new congressional report from the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management ties Middle East terror organizations to Mexican drug cartels.
The report, released Thursday, is titled A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border. It found that the Southwest border has now become the greatest threat of terrorist infiltration into the United States. It specifically cites a growing influence from Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces in Latin America.
The presence of Hezbollah in Latin America is partially explained by the large Lebanese diaspora in South America, the report reads. In general, Hezbollah enjoys support by many in the Lebanese world community in part because of the numerous social programs it provides in Lebanon that include schools, hospitals, utilities and welfare.
The congressional report, prepared by the subcommittees chairman, Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, argues that the explanation for Iranian presence in Latin America begins with its symbiotic relationship with Hezbollah.
United in their dedication to the destruction of Israel, Iran has helped Hezbollah grow from a small group of untrained guerrillas into what is arguably the most highly trained, organized and equipped terrorist organization in the world, the report reads. In return, Hezbollah has served as an ideal proxy for Iranian military force particularly against Israel which affords Iran plausible deniability diplomatically. Hence wherever Hezbollah is entrenched, Iran will be as well and vice-versa.
McCauls report goes on to argue Irans increased presence in Latin America is because of the nations close relationship with Venezuela which recently re-elected socialist leader Hugo Chavez.
The report found that Hezbollahs relationship with Mexican drug cartels, has been documented as early as 2005.
Quoting former Drug Enforcement Administration executive Michael Braun, the report argues these ties are troubling. Operatives from FTOs (foreign terrorist organizations) and DTOs (drug trafficking organizations) are frequenting the same shady bars, the same seedy hotels and the same sweaty brothels in a growing number of areas around the world, Braun said in a statement quoted in the report. And what else are they doing? Based upon over 37 years in the law enforcement and security sectors, you can mark my word that they are most assuredly talking business and sharing lessons learned.
Of course, the LIAR in chief will have not heard any of this when an attack happens here.
No, not that they're terrorists. But their contacts in the Lebanese world likely got them their position. Also note they are tied more to Democrats than Repubs.
For G-d’s sake. yasser arafat helped start la raza!
Thanks for the ping Mesta...
Fast and Furious...an effort to arm cartels? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Don’t have link but WND had a piece about this same thing.
As always, you are welcome.
It’s so weird how opposition to the “war on drugs” goes hand in hand with opposition to the “war on terror”. Coinky-dinky.
But anyway, Iran’s very active in Venezuela.
The big question is how much damage can be done in another four years.How big a base can the hezzies have here,every mosque low-life drug operation they will all be infiltrated while we sit and watch.
This election was so critical. When I think that the fat busturd from nj and colin powell purposely threw the dam thing in the last week it makes me sick.
Think about it. That's what happened with Benghazi. It got too tough to ignore.That and the election was over and there was no more jeopardy for ozero.
Ditto that for me MM.