On December 9, 2018 The Hill, posted an article, that was short and to the point, “Iran: US sanctions will open doors to ‘drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination’ in west.”
The article focused on the remarks of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made on December 8, 2018 at what was described as an “Anti-terrorism event” in Tehran. In his remarks Rouhani stated that if nations continued to adhere to the boycott against Iran that was reimposed by President Trump over the bogus Iranian nuclear deal that had been negotiated by the Obama administration, that Iran would not be able to continue its purported efforts to combat drug trafficking.
As reported in The Hill article:
“By making Iran weaker through sanctions, many people will not be safe. Those who do not believe what we say, they had better look at the map,” Rouhani added.
He said Iran spends millions each year against drug trafficking, “the results of which guarantees more health for people from Eastern Europe to Western America and from Northern Africa to Western Asia.”
“I warn all those who boycott, that if our abilities in fighting drugs and terrorism in their origins is undermined, you will not be able to survive the debris of drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination,” he added.
This brings us back to the nexus between U.S. border security and the threats posed to America and Americans by Latin America drug cartels that have been working in close cooperation with Hezbollah and Iranian Qods (Shock Troops) to move huge quantities of narcotics and aliens into the United States. Smuggling drugs and aliens provides huge profits and provides Iran with the opportunity to embed their sleeper agents among those aliens.
My October 23, 2018 article, The Impending Alien Invasion took on the “Migrant Caravan” and the dangerously misleading rhetoric of the globalist media who described thousands of members of the caravan heading for and then massing along the U.S/Mexican border as simply poor people hoping for a better life in the United States. While there may well be many poor people among those thousands of illegal aliens hoping to gain entry into the United States and then simply melt into ethnic immigrant communities around the United States, particularly in so-called “Sanctuary Cities” given the clear and unequivocal evidence and testimony provided by a series of expert witness before numerous congressional hearings, terrorists and criminals have infiltrated the “caravan” not unlike the way that ISIS terrorists infiltrate the massive flows of refugees in Europe not long ago.
The concerns about sleeper agents is not hypothetical.
My earlier article, Iranian Agents Charged With Targeting U.S. Locations focused on sleeper agents who have been arrested in the United States. These individuals were conducting preparatory functions for potential terrorist attacks:
Another of my articles Congressional Hearing: Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S.– So many hearings, so little action, included this excerpt:
On April 17, 2018 the House Committee on Homeland Security, Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Peter King of New York, conducted a hearing on the topic, “State Sponsors Of Terrorism: An Examination Of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network.”
The Subcommittee’s website posted this paragraph in announcing the hearing:
Iran, a State Sponsor of Terrorism, continues to invest in proxy terrorist and militant organizations that threaten the Homeland and US interests and engage in activities that impede US counterterrorism goals. This hearing will examine trends in Iran’s external operations and capabilities and consider the near-term and long-term security implications of Iranian support for Shia militants and terrorist groups operating in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Latin America.
My article also noted:
The Washington Free Beacon published a report about the hearing with the unambiguous and disconcerting headline, Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack.
The Washington Free Beacon report began with the following:
Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.
Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.
Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.
There is mounting evidence that Iran poses “a direct threat to the homeland,” according to Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and chair of its subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence.
In addition to members of Hezbollah, sleepers from other terror organizations have also been arrested in the United States, some of them had been lawfully admitted and had gone on to acquire political asylum, lawful immigrant status and even U.S. citizenship through naturalization.
On August 11, 2018, a local Arizona newspaper posted a report about the investigation and subsequent arrest that fleshed out more and disturbing details. The report, Man with alleged link to Somali terrorist group arrested in Tucson, includes this excerpt that provided additional insight into the allegations contained in the indictment:
The indictment states Osman gave false information about his name and nationality, telling immigration authorities he was from Somalia, when in fact he was from Ethiopia.
He also denied being associated with a terrorist organization. The indictment states Osman later admitted that he was recruited to join the terrorist group al-Shabab and had moved from Jijiga to Mogadishu, Somalia, at the direction of the terrorist group. He also later admitted to knowing several members of the al-Shabab organization.
Prosecutors allege Osman also lied to an immigration officer about being injured in a bomb blast in a Somali market in 2010. The indictment said he was injured in 2009 while handling explosives.
My extensive article, Immigration Fraud, Lies That Kill: 9⁄11 Commission identified immigration fraud as a key embedding tactic of terrorists, examined the nexus between visa fraud, immigration fraud and terrorism.
On May 20, 1997 I participated in my very first congressional hearing. That hearing was conducted by the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, ironically, on the topic of Visa Fraud And Immigration Benefits Application Fraud and was predicated on two deadly terror attacks that had been carried out in 1993 by radical Islamist alien terrorists who gamed the immigration system to enter the United States and embed themselves.
On February 26, 1993 the World Trade Center was the target of a massive bomb that was detonated in the garage below that iconic centerpiece of the New York City skyline that left six dead, more than one thousand people injured and inflicted approximately on-half billion dollars in damages to the complex of buildings in lower Manhattan just blocks from Wall Street.
One month earlier Mir Qazi, aka Mir Aimal Kasi, a citizen of Pakistan who had applied for political asylum in the U.S. drove his courier van into the parking lot of the CIA compound in Virginia, emerged from the vehicle with an AK-47 and killed two CIA officers and wounded three others.
Since the terror attacks of 9⁄11 there has been no shortage of hearings and articles about the threat of terror attacks in the United States, some in response to additional terror attacks.
On May 30, 2013, UPI posted a report that addressed the case of an alleged former member of Hezbollah successfully immigrating the United States by reportedly concealing his terrorist background as noted in this headline, Immigrant allegedly failed to reveal Hezbollah membership.
On March 21, 2012 the House Committee on Homeland Security that was then chaired by New York Congressman Peter King conducted a hearing on the topic Iran, Hezbollah, and the Threat to the Homeland.
The Huffington Post published a report about that hearing, Peter King: Iran May Have ‘Hundreds’ of Hezbollah Agents In U.S. that included this excerpt:
“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 and their number one terrorist proxy force, Hezbollah, which we know is in America,” said New York Rep. Peter King at a Wednesday hearing of his committee.
The hearing, which featured former government officials and the director of intelligence analysis for the New York Police Department, follows a foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C., and testimony by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in late January that Iran’s leaders are “more willing to conduct an attack inside the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime.”
On April 21, 2010 the Washington Times report, Iran boosts Qods shock troops in Venezuela was predicated on a Pentagon report to Congress on Iran’s military operations in Latin America.
Here is an excerpt:
The report gives no details on the activities of the Iranians in Venezuela and Latin America. Iranian-backed terrorists have conducted few attacks in the region.
However, U.S. intelligence officials say Qods operatives are developing networks of terrorists in the region who could be called to attack the United States in the event of a conflict over Iran’s nuclear program.
The 9⁄11 Commission was clear that first an foremost, the terror attacks of 9⁄11 and previous attacks they explored were made possible only because of multiple failures of the dysfunctional immigration system.
Nevertheless our southern border is anything but secure, “Sanctuary Cities” obstruct immigration law enforcement in towns and cities and even some states across the U.S. and the leadership of both parties appear determined to do nothing to address our vulnerabilities. This was the premise for my article, Sanctuary Country – Immigration failures by design
My dad used to tell me that there are no mistakes in life, only lessons, provided, of course that we learn from those things that go wrong. To not learn from those mistakes was for him, and for me, unforgivable!