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How to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions has been the subject of heated debate recently — and for good reason. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nov. 8 report found growing evidence of Iran’s hidden nuclear weapons activities and its development of a missile delivery system.
Obviously, most potential interventions are focused on Iran itself. But we should not forget about the rogue nation’s nefarious activities outside its own borders.
For one, Iran’s ambitions in Latin America are garnering surprisingly little attention in the U.S. Yet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been forthcoming about them, saying proudly in a 2009 radio broadcast, “When the Western countries were trying to isolate Iran, we went to the U.S. backyard.”
Even revelations that Iranian officials belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards involved Mexican drug cartels in their alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in Washington failed to generate much interest in Iran’s influence south of the border.
That’s disturbing, because Tehran’s presence there is extensive. It should arouse not merely interest, but concern and scrutiny in the U.S.
Originally posted by akapapasmurf
edit on 24-12-2011 by akapapasmurf because: (no reason given)
ridiculous...indeed .. thats all you have to say? if you are diputing my post.. research it for yourself..
ridiculous??? yes it is .. the way our government pretends we no nothing .. complacency... inert and diabolical..
Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.edit on 24/12/2011 by Sauron because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GLaDOS
The US gov. fail so much at making up stories. Also isn't Hezbollah from Lebanon?
Hezbollah follows the Islamic Shi'a theology developed by Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Hezbollah receives substantial amounts of financial, training, weapons, explosives, political, diplomatic, and organizational aid from Iran and Syria. According to reports released in February 2010, Hezbollah received $400 million dollars from Iran. The US estimates that Iran has been giving Hezbollah about US$60–100 million per year in financial assistance. Other estimates are as high as $200-million annually.
The Israeli Ambassador to United States Michael Oren expressed deep concern with the revelation.
The Syrian-Iranian backed Hizbullah poses a very serious threat to Israel...Hizbullah today now has four times as many rockets as it had during the 2006 Lebanon war. These rockets are longer-range. Every city in Israel is within range right now, including Eilat.
Hezbollah has close relations with Iran.