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CIA: Hizbullah Cells in US Could Strike if Syria Pressed (up to 12 groups in USA)
World Tribune Breaking News ^ | April 22, 2003 | staff report

Posted on 04/22/2003 10:07:25 AM PDT by ewing

U.S. Agencies have warned that Hizbullah has been recruited by Syria to prepare massive retaliatory attacks in any confrontation between Damascus and Washington.

U.S. Officials said that the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department have warned that Iran and Syria could employ Hizbullah to launch attacks against U.S. interests in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

They said the Shiite movement is seen as more entrenched in the West than Al Qaeda and could have up to 12 cells in the United States alone.

'It has a signifcant presence of trained operatives inside the United States waiting for the call to action,' Sen. Bob Graham, a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said.

'In recent years they have been infiltrating this core into the United States-people who have gone through their training camps and have the skills of terrorist activity.'

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agencies; cia; hezbollah; hezbullah; hizbollah; hizbullah; sleepercells; sleepers; syria; warning
Anyone have potential numbers on these guys in the states?
1 posted on 04/22/2003 10:07:25 AM PDT by ewing
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2 posted on 04/22/2003 10:09:42 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
Boston, LA, Detroit, NYC and Kansas City appear to be under the gun this time..
3 posted on 04/22/2003 10:11:39 AM PDT by ewing
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Didn't they also say that if we struck Iraq, that iraqui terrorist groups would strike? Well.......????
4 posted on 04/22/2003 10:12:12 AM PDT by hoosierboy
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To: Mr. Mojo
A picture says a thousands words, doesn't it?
5 posted on 04/22/2003 10:12:22 AM PDT by kesg
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To: hoosierboy
12 groups times a 5 men crew on 9/11= 60 Hizbullah terrorists walking around?
6 posted on 04/22/2003 10:13:05 AM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
Perhaps the map needs updating.
7 posted on 04/22/2003 10:13:13 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ewing
SSDD
8 posted on 04/22/2003 10:13:55 AM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: ewing
I am sure the "peaceful" ME types who reside in the country are fully aware a second terrorist incident will result in a lot fewer ME types .... at least if they are smart.
9 posted on 04/22/2003 10:14:52 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: ewing
A major obstacle to a U.S. strike on Hizbullah is that unlike Al Qaida, Hizbullah agents outside of Lebanon enjoy Iranian diplomatic immunity.

Officials said Hizbullah agents abroad work out of Iranian embassies under diplomatic cover.

Time to kick all Iranian diplomats out of the US, including those in the UN.

Time to tell Lebanon and Iran that any attack on the US or their allies will earn them a nuclear ticket straight to hell

10 posted on 04/22/2003 10:14:54 AM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: ewing
Aint nothing a few thousand armed men and a some bull dozers caint fix
11 posted on 04/22/2003 10:16:22 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: ewing
If this story is true, Syria is in very big trouble.
12 posted on 04/22/2003 10:16:43 AM PDT by kesg
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To: mgc1122
Just like the ones that were taping a bridge in Detroit the other day with explosives in the trunk. (and were arrested, thank goodness)
13 posted on 04/22/2003 10:16:49 AM PDT by ewing
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Just like the ones that were taping a bridge in Detroit the other day with explosives in the trunk.

Big bangs are apparently a big part of ME Islamic culture ... look at the hardware taken to weddings. LOL!
14 posted on 04/22/2003 10:18:11 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: ewing
Just like the ones that were taping a bridge in Detroit the other day with explosives in the trunk. (and were arrested, thank goodness)

Just heard on WWJ Detroit that they released those guys.....no details. Anyone know what happened?

15 posted on 04/22/2003 10:19:29 AM PDT by Ragirl
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To: Mr. Mojo
Odd how the terrorist cells appear to be located in Blue (algore) counties exclusively.

5.56mm

16 posted on 04/22/2003 10:22:00 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ewing
'It has a signifcant presence of trained operatives inside the United States waiting for the call to action

... while their learned skills steadily deteriorate ...

(What - have they been tele-commuting for their training?)

17 posted on 04/22/2003 10:22:56 AM PDT by _Jim (z)
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To: ewing
Just tell Assad that if there is a terrorist attack in the US that even looks like Hezbollah, Damascus will be visible only in old photogaphs and there won't be any Syrians left to complain about it.
18 posted on 04/22/2003 10:25:42 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Mesopotamiam Esse Delendam -- soon to be Mesopotamia Delenda Est)
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To: Militiaman7
Hezbollah supporters in NYC and DC regularly fly (flew) the Hezbollah flag right there in the middle of anti-Bush and anti-Israel rallies.

Right on our own American soil.

Fed sharpshooters should have lit them up from a distance, no questions asked.

Now we gotta search for those needles in the haystack.

19 posted on 04/22/2003 10:26:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Il had ANOTHER bad underwear day . He found "decapitate" in his English-Korean dictionary.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Most of the areas look like gore areas. Maybe if we take a bribe from them, they'll stop.
23 posted on 04/22/2003 10:48:57 AM PDT by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa
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To: ewing
In other words: Syria has placed paramilitary agents in our country with standing orders to attack and murder our citizens.

Sounds like an act of war to me.

24 posted on 04/22/2003 10:49:28 AM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: ewing
Remove the 12 cells and press Syria. Next thread.
25 posted on 04/22/2003 10:52:42 AM PDT by Consort (Use only un-hyphenated words when posting.)
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To: Dr. Frank
Hizbollah's murder of 241 Marines in Beiruit (in '83) was an act of war (by Syria) as well, but we didn't do sh/t about it. ...Biggest mistake the Gipper ever made, by far.
26 posted on 04/22/2003 10:54:37 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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Man, and you guys worry about Canada? Looks to me you're up to you eyeballs in them.....

Why don't the FBI and the Mounties round up ALL of these buggers and just send them down to Guantanimo to rot, and stop letting in all immigrants from Lebanon, Syria et al. Simple. But of course, the PC crybabies in both countries will cry foul.
27 posted on 04/22/2003 11:02:18 AM PDT by IvanT
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To: Ragirl
What a shocker..
28 posted on 04/22/2003 11:42:09 AM PDT by ewing
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I know I saw them in DC last spring at Patriot Rally I.

Its really a shame when we can't protect our own nation from terrorist trash that are already here.

29 posted on 04/22/2003 4:30:31 PM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: ewing
"'In recent years they have been infiltrating this core into the United States-people who have gone through their training camps and have the skills of terrorist activity.'

Yep, and fully protected all the way up to the second they pull something like anohter 9/11.

We need action - sooner, rather than later.


30 posted on 04/24/2003 5:56:17 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (LIBERTY has arrived in Iraq - Now we can concentrate on HOLLYWEED!)
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To: ewing

After 9/11 I remember all the political leaders asking Americans not to view all middle easterners as the enemy. To treat them with respect and dignity and compassion.
It is time that they declared their allegiance to our country as we supported them.

If there is another attack on us from within then it is time to change up the rules. It will be time to take the gloves off and stop screwing around.
If the feces hits the rotary oscillator we should start showing that American’s aren’t going to take it anymore. Hold the middle eastern community in internment camps until this is done. Unfortunate to say but this is a war now and if the enemy choses to put us in this position and the people like CAIR don’t change their tune then I think it needs to be done.

The individual rights of terrorists / a national group of people unwilling to support the United States or the constitution are not equal to the safety of all our citizens.


31 posted on 06/26/2008 8:23:20 AM PDT by Munz (Bring back the internment camps.)
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To: ewing

ssdd


32 posted on 06/26/2008 8:24:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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