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  • Report: Hizbullah Fighters Lately Entered Syria to Back Assad Troops

    07/30/2012 6:07:53 AM PDT · by Milagros · 10 replies
    naharnet ^ | 27 July 2012
    Hizbullah fighters have lately crossed the area of Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali in Hermel to Syria to help Syrian government troops in their fight against rebels, security sources said. The sources told An Nahar daily published on Friday that the militants from the 910 unit of Hizbullah’s Jihad Council are fighting alongside the Syrian forces in the areas of al-Qussair, Homs and al-Rastan. Hizbullah has also a strong military presence in the area of Zabadani, the same sources said. The main battlefront is however in Aleppo where rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad's regime have brought in reinforcements as more...
  • Pelosi: Republican Jews 'Being Exploited'

    07/28/2012 8:34:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7-28-2012 | Daniel Halper
    July 28, 2012Pelosi: Republican Jews 'Being Exploited' Daniel Halper In an interview, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said that she believes Republican Jews are "being exploited," but she was sure to add, "And they're smart people." Pelosi made the comments in response to whether Jewish voters would support President Barack Obama in the presidential election later this year. "I think [Obama] will" win the Jewish vote, Pelosi said, when pressed on the subject. "I think that he will, because the fact is when the facts get out. You know, as many of the Republicans are using Israel as an excuse,...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Syria uprising puts Hezbollah on defensive

    07/20/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Daily Star ^ | July 19, 2012 | unattributed
    On a main road connecting the Lebanese capital with the south, Sheik Ahmad Assir kneels under a blazing sun to pray and then sits down with supporters at his anti-Hezbollah protest camp and launches into a new tirade against Lebanon's most powerful and well-armed force... Few in Lebanon have dared take on the Shiite militant group in such a public way, but Assir, a hardline Sunni cleric, senses weakness. He sees a chance to push back against Hezbollah's domination of the country's politics. The growing popularity among some Sunnis of the previously little known local cleric is a sign of...
  • Senior IDF Officer: Israel Is Preparing For The Next Lebanon War

    07/05/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT · by edpc · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5 July 2012 | Gili Cohen
    Six years after the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, the IDF is saying openly that Israel is preparing for another Lebanon war. The commander of the IDF's 91st Division, Brigardier-General Hertzi Halevy told journalists on Thursday, "We understand that there is more than one factor, whether this is Lebanese, or whether it will come from somewhere else, that can ignite the border here." The 91st Division, part of the Northern Command, and responsible for the front with Lebanon, sees developments in Syria as one of the factors that could upset the calm that has prevailed in the region since...
  • Iranians Help Hezbollah Build Tunnels In Lebanon

    07/02/2012 7:35:48 PM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 July 2012 | Joanna Paraszczuk
    Hezbollah has upgraded its network of tunnels in southern Lebanon to secure itself against airstrikes in a future war with Israel, according to a report by a Lebanese newspaper on Monday. Al-Joumhouria said its source was a diplomatic report issued by an unspecified European embassy, which it said contained information from “a number of Western security agencies.”
  • IAF Strikes Hezbollah Target In Lebanese Territory

    07/02/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 July 2012 | Reuters/Amir Cohen
    The Israel Air Force bombed an intelligence- gathering device in southern Lebanon on Monday, according to Lebanese media reports. One of the reports claimed that the attack was carried out by an air-to-surface missile which struck a “device” between the southern towns of Zrariyeh and Tayr Filsay. Al Manar TV said that the attack targeted a device that had been installed on a Hezbollah telecommunications cable.
  • Jumblatt: Sectarian rancor cannot resolve Hezbollah arms issue

    06/30/2012 6:21:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Saturday, June 30, 2012 | unattributed
    Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said the issue of Hezbollah's arms can only be resolved via the National Dialogue and without resorting to sectarian partisanship, in remarks published Saturday. Commenting on the Sidon sit-in demanding the demilitarization of the resistance party, Jumblatt told An-Nahar: "The defense strategy should be formulated in a stable atmosphere away from tensions and sectarian partisanship." "This issue [Hezbollah's arms] cannot be resolved by blocking roads and disrupting people's lives in Sidon, the south and other areas," he added. On Wednesday, Sheikh Ahmad Assir, a Sidon-based Islamist and critic of Hezbollah's arsenal, blocked the...
  • US Treasury Department Links Major Drug Trafficker to Key Hezbollah Supporter in South America

    06/29/2012 5:25:01 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    U.S. Treasury Press Release ^ | June 27 2012 | U.S. Treasury Press
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated four individuals and three entities involved in laundering the proceeds of narcotics trafficking for drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa. Treasury also designated a Colombia-based individual under its terrorism authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, for directing Hezbollah’s fundraising activities in the Americas. This individual was previously designated under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for his role in narcotics-related money laundering. Today’s designations further expose Ayman Joumaa’s network as a major narcotics and money laundering enterprise that has reach throughout the Americas and the Middle East with links to Hezbollah. As with...
  • Lebanese Commentator: The Jews Are Bringing A Second Holocaust Upon Themselves

    06/09/2012 12:58:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | June 6, 2012 | Special Dispatch No.4776
    In his May 7, 2012 column in the Qatari daily Al-Raya, Lebanese author and commentator Jihad Fadhl claimed that the Jews' treatment of the Palestinians, their crushing of the Palestinians' hope to establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital and their efforts to Judaize Jerusalem and the West Bank, would bring about a second Holocaust against them. … The article is another manifestation of a relatively new phenomenon in Arab antisemitism: instead of denying the Holocaust, some blame the Holocaust on the Jews and express hope for its recurrence. …Are the Jews, more than anyone else, responsible for...
  • [Hezbollah / Iran] Threat puts on alert Consulate of Israel in SP

    06/04/2012 5:29:24 PM PDT · by Milagros
    Veja, Brazil ^ | May 24, 2012
    Threat puts on alert Consulate of Israel in SP; Hezbollah had planned an attack with support from Iran 24/05/2012 By Eugene Goussinsky in Estadão: The Israeli government, based on intelligence information warned the Consulate General of Israel in Sao Paulo for the possibility of an attack by the Lebanese extremist group Hezbollah in the state capital..
  • Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats

    05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post
    Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported. New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials. The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit...
  • The Bad/Good Idea of Removing Assad

    05/24/2012 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who could not despise the tottering Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in Syria? The Syrian strongman has killed some 10,000 protestors over the last year; thousands of Syrians are now refugees. The autocracy arms and aids the terrorist organization Hezbollah. It targets democratic Israel with thousands of missiles, and still does its best to ruin neighboring Lebanon. Theocratic and terrorist-sponsoring Iran has few allies -- but Syria remains its staunchest. Almost no country over the last half-century has proved more hostile to the United States than has Syria. With sanctions not working, and with the Chinese, Iranians and Russians not eager to...
  • Lebanon FM says kidnapped pilgrims to be freed soon as violence continues in Syria

    05/22/2012 10:48:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | Al Arabiya with Agencies
    Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansur said Wednesday that a group of Lebanese Shiite Muslims kidnapped in Syria would be freed "within hours," as violence across Syria claimed lore lives. As many as 25 people have been killed by the Syrian forces on Tuesday across the country, Syrian activists told Al Arabiya. Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah earlier urged restraint after Tuesday's kidnappings sparked protests by thousands of people here... He identified the men behind the abductions as "a splinter group of the armed Syrian opposition," but did not give details, according to AFP. The abductions of the pilgrims -- news...
  • The Daqduq Disgrace Obama releases a terrorist rather than send him to Gitmo

    12/19/2011 5:37:42 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    One of the most widely photographed acts of President Obama's first year in office was his symbolic pre-dawn salute to the caskets of U.S. soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base. In the case of a terrorist named Ali Musa Daqduq, who was released yesterday from U.S. custody in Iraq, the President is letting down those fallen soldiers and their families. Daqduq is a Lebanese national and top Hezbollah operative who in January 2007 masterminded the ambush, kidnapping and murder of five American soldiers in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Arrested by U.S. forces in Basra two months later, Daqduq...
  • GOD BLESS CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST! STANDING UP FOR OUR US MILITARY!

    05/16/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Congressman Allen West ^ | May 16, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
    PLEASE READ CONGRESSMAN WEST'S LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA! http://west.house.gov/images/stories/Letter_to_President_Obama_re_Daqduq_-_16_MAY_2012.pdf
  • Hill GOP wants answers on Hezbollah leader tied to soldiers killings, set for release

    05/17/2012 11:43:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/17/12 | foxnews
    The letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggests the administration waited until Daqduq was in Iraqi custody before filing murder, terrorism and other charges. It also states the administration intentionally kept information from Capitol Hill lawmakers, who learned about the purported charges and Daqduq’s ordered release through New York Times stories. “Eight pages of charges ... appears to indicate that either the administration was purposefully withholding information from Congress or it had not done the due diligence required to file charges,” states the letter signed by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s ranking GOP lawmaker,...
  • Nasrallah: Hezbollah Able To Strike Anywhere In Israel

    05/12/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT · by edpc · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12 May 2012 | Reuters
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that his militant group was capable of striking any target in neighboring Israel, saying "the days when we fled and they did not are over." "Today we are not only able to hit Tel Aviv as a city but, God willing, we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine," Nasrallah said in a televised address.
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • HIZBOLLAH VICTIMS BRING HISTORIC CIVIL SUIT AGAINST MEGA-BANK

    05/12/2008 4:10:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 99+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-12-08
    HIZBOLLAH VICTIMS BRING HISTORIC CIVIL SUIT AGAINST MEGA-BANK May 12, 2008 For Immediate Release VICTIMS OF HIZBOLLAH MISSILE ATTACKS BRING HISTORIC CIVIL ACTION AGAINST UBS IN NEW YORK FEDERAL COURT A group of American victims of Iranian sponsored terror have filed a civil action in the United States District Court for the Southern District against the Swiss mega-bank, UBS AG. The plaintiffs, all of whom had family members injured or killed in Iranian-backed terror attacks, allege that UBS' unlawful eight year-long provision of financial services to the Islamic Republic at the time Iran was providing material support to terrorist organizations...
  • Not so Secret Service

    04/19/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Tribune Media Services One doesn't have to be Tom Clancy to develop a plot of political intrigue that could actually have taken place in Cartagena. In 2007 an investigation by Telemundo and NBC News found that, "the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia has taken root in South America, fostering a well-financed force of Islamist radicals boiling with hatred for the United States and ready to die to prove it."
  • Defense service members may be part of Secret S. "misconduct" scandal (Arabs, Hezbollah in area)

    04/14/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | April 14, 2012
    CBS News has learned that at least one United States Secret Service agent is alleged to have sought the services of a prostitute in Cartagena
  • Stephen Hayes: What the U.S.-Iran Talks Will Ignore

    04/13/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Apr. 12, 2012 | Stephen Hayes
    excerpt- Anything that retards Iran's nuclear progress is helpful. But even if the talks "solved" the nuclear issue—virtually inconceivable, given the measures the Iranians have taken to preserve their program—a bigger problem would remain: the Iranian regime itself. Whatever progress is made in the context of overlapping short-term interests, it will do little to change the long-term strategic problems presented by a hostile Iran. And Iran is hostile. It is one of the most underreported stories of the past decade: As we went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran went to war with us. Tehran has provided weapons to...
  • Special IDF units preparing for mass Lebanon incursion if war breaks out with Hezbollah

    04/08/2012 9:48:32 PM PDT · by U-238 · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/8/2012 | Gili Cohen
    Almost six years after the Second Lebanon War, special Israeli units are preparing to take part in mass incursions into Lebanon if another round of fighting with Hezbollah breaks out. Just as important, they are being trained to heed the legal implications. Officers say the Israel Air Force would destroy targets like training bases and rocket-launching pads within a few days, based on the intelligence gathered by the Israel Defense Forces. But this would not be enough, so a ground offensive would be necessary. Published 00:51 08.04.12 Latest update 00:51 08.04.12 Special IDF units preparing for mass Lebanon incursion if...
  • Special IDF Units Preparing For Mass Lebanon Incursion If War Breaks Out With Hezbollah

    04/08/2012 7:34:01 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8 April 2012 | Gili Cohen
    Almost six years after the Second Lebanon War, special Israeli units are preparing to take part in mass incursions into Lebanon if another round of fighting with Hezbollah breaks out. Just as important, they are being trained to heed the legal implications. Officers say the Israel Air Force would destroy targets like training bases and rocket-launching pads within a few days, based on the intelligence gathered by the Israel Defense Forces. But this would not be enough, so a ground offensive would be necessary.
  • Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation sides with Iran over fallen U.S. Marines

    04/07/2012 8:15:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 8 April 12 | Unattributed
    A U.S. court found Iran responsible for the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing that killed 241 Marines, soldiers and sailors. Iranian assets are frozen in the U.S. and the surviving families of those U.S. servicemen deserve to be compensated using those assets. Unfortunately, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is working to see that the money goes, not to the Marine families, but back to Iran, the world’s foremost sponsor of Jihadist terrorism.
  • Iran-Hezb'allah: 'They Already Hit the Homeland 10½ Years Ago'

    03/27/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/2012 | Clare M. Lopez
    At the mid-March 2012 congressional hearings on the "Iran-Hezb'allah Threat to the Homeland," chaired by Representative Peter King, top officials from the DEA, the FBI, and the New York City Police Department, as well as senior scholars addressed the alarming capability and motivation of this Axis of Jihad to strike inside the U.S. Critical and timely, this was the latest in a series of hearings that Rep. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has held to focus attention on the deadly threat to America's national security from the forces of Islamic jihad and sharia. There was an unmentioned...
  • Former Argentine President to face trial for covering up for Hezbollah, Iran

    04/01/2012 8:20:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 2 April 2012 | Unattributed
    In 1994, 85 innocent civilians were killed in a bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hundreds more were wounded. To this day, that bombing is the worst terrorist attack ever to take place on the South American continent. The bombing is believed to have been a joint operation of Hezbollah and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Recently there has been a new development in the case.
  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • Syria says revolt over, army to pull out gradually

    03/31/2012 6:47:29 PM PDT · by U-238 · 8 replies
    News Daily ^ | 3/31/2012 | Douglas Hamilton and Erika Solomon
    Syria says the year-long revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is now over, but it will keep its forces in cities to "maintain security" until it is safe to withdraw in keeping with a U.N.-backed peace deal. The agreement proposed by United Nations-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan says the Syrian authorities must be first to withdraw troops and stop violence immediately. The army kept up an offensive against opposition strongholds on Saturday, pummelling the Khalidiya district of Homs city. "Mortars are falling every minute and the sounds of explosions are shaking the neighborhood," an activist report said. A child...
  • Congressional Report: Hezbollah has “several thousand” donors in the USA

    03/25/2012 9:54:37 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 12 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 25 March 2012 | Unknown
    A report issued by the House Homeland Security Committee indicates that Hezbollah has a large and threatening presence inside the USA and is successfully raising funds inside the USA to support its Jihad. Among the findings outlined in the report which are particularly relevant:
  • 'Hundreds' of 'Soldiers of Hezbollah' Inside the U.S., Says Homeland Security Chairman

    03/23/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – At a Wednesday hearing, House Homeland Security Chairman Pete King (R.-N.Y.) said that "at a minimum" there are hundreds of "soldiers of Hezbollah" inside the United States. "Now, how many Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists are here already?" said King. "The highly-disciplined soldiers of Hezbollah are trained to lie low for years, or for decades. Those who have gone up against this enemy for our government estimate the number to be at a minimum--at a minimum--in the hundreds." At the same hearing, the former chief of operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration testified that Mexican drug cartels are in...
  • Rep. Peter King: Iran May Have ‘Hundreds’ of Hezbollah Agents In America

    03/23/2012 6:57:39 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3/22/12 | Billy Hallowell
    It’s widely known that Iranian relations with the West are less-than-stellar. But is it possible that the Middle Eastern nation is so adamant about its opposition to America that its leaders would be willing to secretly slip hundreds of secret, terrorist-friendly agents inside of America? Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) thinks so, as this is precisely what he claimed during a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on Wednesday (King chairs this committee). “We have a duty to prepare for the worst,” he said during the meeting’s opening, going on to warn about the hundreds of agents that could already be...
  • 'We have a duty to prepare for the worst': Peter King warns Iran has 'hundreds' of Hezbollah

    03/21/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/21/12 | staff
    Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah may have hundreds of operatives based in the United States, and Hezbollah--not al-Qaida--poses the greatest terrorist threat to Americans, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King, said today. Since September 11 2001, America’s counter-terror officials have focussed on al-Qaida and home-grown radicalised American extremists, said the New York representative at a hearing of his committee. But, now, the terrorist threat to the United States is shifting. ‘As Iran moves closer to nuclear weapons and there is increasing concern over war between Iran and Israel, we must also focus on Iran's secret operatives
  • Syria training Hezbollah to use antiaircraft guns

    03/19/2012 9:14:14 PM PDT · by U-238 · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/20/2012 | Gili Cohen
    Syria has been arming and training Hezbollah fighters in the use of advanced antiaircraft weapons in recent months, Israel Defense Forces sources have told Haaretz. A senior officer in the Northern Command says hundreds of fighters were taught to use surface-to-air missiles in Syria and Iran. IDF officers are worried by two developments involving Syria and Hezbollah that could change the balance of power in the region. The first is the transfer of huge quantities of surface-to-air missiles; the second, the transfer of chemical and biological weapons. IDF officers believe that Hezbollah use of advanced antiaircraft missiles could jeopardize Israeli...
  • Exclusive: Congo under scrutiny over Hezbollah business links

    03/19/2012 4:33:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:40am EDT | Dino Mahtani
    Democratic Republic of Congo has awarded lucrative forestry concessions to a company controlled by a Lebanese businessman who also runs a firm subject to sanctions by the United States as a front for Hezbollah. The 2011 concessions issued by Congo's environment ministry to the Trans-M company, seen by Reuters, could complicate Washington's efforts to curb what it says are the Lebanese militant movement's growing business activities in Africa. The concessions cover 25-year leases for hundreds of thousands of hectares of rainforest in the central African country, the world's second forest "lung" after the Amazon. … Trans-M is controlled by businessman...
  • King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland

    03/14/2012 6:05:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    SNIPPET - quote: 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...
  • Azerbaijan Arrests 22 Suspects In Plot To Attack Israeli, U.S. Targets

    03/14/2012 8:33:56 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Haaretz
    Azerbaijan authorities have arrested 22 people suspected of plotting to attack the Israeli and American embassies in the capital Baku, AFP reported on Wednesday. Iran's Revolutionary Guards was reportedly behind the plan to attack Israeli and U.S. targets in the country, according to Azerbaijan's national security ministry.
  • Nasrallah, Hamas: Israel 'Tested' Gaza Factions Ahead Of Possible Iran Strike

    03/14/2012 5:10:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    YNet ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Elior Levy
    Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah met with senior Hamas figures on Monday to discuss regional developments, Lebanese newspaper Al-Sapir reported. According to the report, published Wednesday, Hamas' delegation was headed by Deputy Politburo Chief Moussa Abu Marzouk. The meeting in Lebanon focused on the latest round of violence between Israel and Gaza, the uprising in Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood's ties to Hezbollah and Iran.
  • And now, a new definition of 'Romney-CAIR'

    03/13/2012 6:51:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WND ^ | March 12, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    In what could be called a new version of “Romney-CAIR,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Maryland campaign chairman, former Republican Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, is an endorser of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations. “I’m glad that you have established such a strong voice in the community and that you are working to maintain a strong sense of cultural and economic identity,” Ehrlich is quoted on CAIR’s website as saying in December 2005. Under the headline “What They Say About CAIR,” dated March 2010, there are lists of comments from religious, law enforcement and election officials. Ehrlich’s comment is included...
  • Syria and Hezbollah Have Advanced Missiles

    03/12/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT · by U-238 · 11 replies
    Naval Open Source INTelligence ^ | 3/10/2012 | Naval Open Source INTelligence
    Fears that some of the world’s most sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons that disappeared from government warehouses in Libya would end up in the hands of stateless insurgent are being realized. At least some of the roughly 480 high-performance SA-24 “Grinch” shoulder-launched missiles that disappeared during the Libyan uprising have reappeared in the hands of insurgents on the borders of Israel, say senior Israeli officials. The advanced weapons were smuggled out of Libya to Iran. From there the supply line split, with some weapons going to Syria and finally to the military wing of the Hezbollah organization in Lebanon. Others were smuggled...
  • Clinton: Latin American drug cartels’ links to Iran, Hezbollah a concern

    03/04/2012 12:22:30 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 10 replies
    usopenborders.com ^ | March 3rd 2012
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced her concerns on Wednesday over intelligence reports that Latin American drug cartels are closely linked with Hezbollah and Iran, many within the U.S. law enforcement community were grateful that Obama Administration officials were finally acknowledging what cops already knew.
  • Venezuela's Chavez needs more cancer treatment

    03/04/2012 10:50:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 4, 2012 1:31pm EST | Andrew Cawthorne and Eyanir Chinea
    President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer during the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, even though he insisted there was no evidence of metastasis after the removal of another tumor. "I will live! I will overcome!" the 57-year-old socialist leader said in a televised meeting with some cabinet colleagues from Cuba, where he underwent an operation six days ago for a recurrence of the cancer that first struck him last year. … Chavez gave no word on when he would return to Venezuela. He scoffed at "speculators with nothing better to do", who had suggested...
  • U.S. Agrees To Drug Legalization Talks

    03/03/2012 6:19:58 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 3/3/12 | Friends of Ours
    The United States may be ready to capitulate in the drug wars. This week Vice President Joe Biden heads south of the border to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and a number of presidents from Central American countries including Costa Rica and Guatemala who "have said in recent weeks they'd like to open up the discussion of legalizing drugs" as reported by Martha Mendoza for The Associated Press. Last week at a conference on transnational crime a security official for the Organization of American States warned that the drug cartels "are posing a growing threat to democracy in Latin...
  • Hezbollah says attack on Iran would set Middle East ablaze

    02/29/2012 3:06:52 PM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/29/2012 | Michael Stott, Samia Nakhoul
    (Reuters) - An Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program would set the Middle East ablaze, possibly drag in the United States and unleash a conflict beyond the Jewish state's control, the deputy head of Lebanon's pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement said. World oil prices have risen to 10-month highs on escalating tensions between the West and Iran. The United States and Israel have not ruled out a military strike on Iran to halt its nuclear program, which Israel believes is intended to build atomic weapons and Tehran says is for producing energy. "America knows that if there is a war on Iran,...
  • Syriana redux: The Middle East fragments

    02/29/2012 8:20:45 AM PST · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 2/29/2012 | Brian M Downing
    National borders from the eastern Mediterranean to the Iranian border were made after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. Britain and France, with little consideration for sectarian or ethnic realities, drew lines across the area and established the new countries of Iraq and Syria. As authoritarian regimes disappear under the weight of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the ongoing uprising in Syria, regional boundaries may be redrawn by indigenous peoples and regional powers. Five new states could emerge: Shi'ite Iraq, Sunni Iraq, Sunni Syria, Greater Kurdistan, and Shi'ite Syria. Shi'ite Iraq Sunnis governed the Mesopotamian area...
  • Israel to sell $1.6 billion in arms to Iran's neighbor Azerbaijan

    02/26/2012 8:15:03 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2012 | AMY TEIBEL
    Israel to sell $1.6 billion in arms to Iran's neighbor Azerbaijan The sales come at a delicate time. Israel has been laboring hard to form diplomatic alliances in a region that seems to be growing increasingly hostile to the Jewish state. JERUSALEM — Israeli defense officials Sunday confirmed $1.6 billion in deals to sell drones as well as anti-aircraft and missile-defense systems to Azerbaijan, bringing sophisticated Israeli technology to the doorstep of archenemy Iran. The sales by state-run Israel Aerospace Industries come at a delicate time. Israel has been laboring hard to form diplomatic alliances in a region that seems...
  • Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near U.S. Border (Hizbollah)

    02/16/2012 6:21:36 AM PST · by WeAreAMERICA · 11 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumHUWY8yes Very interesting video, makes me think this is where Iran is setting up to hit the US from. When we end up in a war with them they'll enter and hit American soil thru Mexico (unless they already have sleeper cells in the US).
  • C.S.: Iranian Diplomats to UN Should Face Increased Scrutiny (Oh, those 'diplomats' Islamists)

    02/16/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NY Observer/Politicker | 02-15-12 | Colin Campbell
    Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.” “With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said...
  • Israel says bombs target embassies in India, Georgia [Iran - Hezbollah strike again]

    02/13/2012 6:42:16 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 13, 2012
    Bombers targeted staff at Israel's embassies in India and Georgia on Monday, wounding four people, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of involvement.