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Iran in our own backyard: Hezbollah operatives are rampant in remote areas of Latin America

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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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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.

www.nydailynews.com...



Comment: now this is probably old news, but in my opinion... is worth repeating..over and over until someone in our governing body wakes up and initiates a true statesman attitude toward protecting our southern border. It is not rocket science.. but sadly ( as you can read) this has been going on for some time. Hugo Chavez has undoubtedly been nobbing the Iranian pres for years. And what is really disturbing Obama wants to pull back most of the NG troops from the border. I hate to bea cynical pessimist, but I think the writing is on the wall..nothing is going to be done about it.

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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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ridiculous


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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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That is some scary stuff OP. It is amazing the US has not been attacked yet with how porous the boarders are.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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The US gov. fail so much at making up stories. Also isn't Hezbollah from Lebanon?



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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Thanks for taking the time to share. It's amazing to see the people deny whats happening, but without people talking about it...no one will even hear about the situation down there. It's like if the media isn't covering it, it must not be happening.
There are definitely a lot of reasons why security on an international border is a good idea and our Southern one, more than most. It's a shame the people we elect have turned their backs on that basic duty as our enemies gather.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by akapapasmurf
ridiculous


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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..






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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by GLaDOS
The US gov. fail so much at making up stories. Also isn't Hezbollah from Lebanon?


Hezbollah is a Shi'a Muslim militant group and political party based in Lebanon



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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I think it is hilarious that their attempt to assasinate the Saudi ambassador failed because the person in the cartels who they tried to contact was a US government mole.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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In 2007 I went down to the US for a company related to DHS to look at technology transfer from my company to theirs to put a lethal fence, containment system and all manner of surveillance equipment along the US/Mexican border. Then Obummer got in and hey, illegal immigration good, fence bad, very bad!

From the way nothing is really happening in the US to stop your "representative" politicians from making horrendous decisions that literally destroy the American people, maybe it would be a good idea for Mexico and Canada to put up their own fences, to at least contain the "apathy disease."

It's really a shame that I have to start thinking this way, I like the American people a lot, but I really don't even want to land there anymore, even for a connecting flight. And to be sure the US government doesn't want our business with all the political garbage, TSA crap, border fees and illegal searches/seizures they want to throw our way.

You people have got to rein in those politicians, we do to, but man it is so obvious in the US.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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How hypocritical.. US troops abound near Irans border..

On top of that the US govt has flooded Iraq and Afghanistan with uninvited armed violent illegal aliens who crossed the borders in violation of local laws, don't speak the language, don't respect local customs, are taking jobs from locals.. and won't leave.. lol

Americans are the last people with valid complaints about illegal immigration or foreign assets at the border.. if these things upset you.. now you can relate to average Iranians.

Be happy many so called illegal aliens from Mexico don't flood over the border armed, riding tanks with air support.. like US illegals do. And that Irans assets are not sporting cruise missiles or building air bases.

Speaking of "Iran" and the drug trade..lol, cry me a river.. as if the CIA isn't doing much worse with Afghan opium.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Iran and Hezbollah are two different entities! One is not the other! Stop! Besides, Tehran would see Hezbollah as a threat just like how Hussein saw them as a threat! The Revolutionary Guards or the Ayatollah would not allow them a foothold.
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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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You have no clue what you are talking about. First, Hussein was a Sunni Muslim and his fear was because of Hezbollah being Shi'ite. Also, Iran has been the largest funder and trainer of Hezbollah since their inception in the 80's. Your statements are ignorant of real facts. There is so much out there about the connections between Iran and Hezbollah, it would do you good to maybe research such statements before spouting such false claims.

I'll start ya off. Research the the Martyr's Institute and tell me Iran has nothing to do with Hezbollah.
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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Hezbollah is a group without a country and has a very small footing in Lebanon as the Lebanese people recently rejected them and voted out a majority of them to lower it's numbers from about 60 to a mere 13 of 128 Parliament seats in Lebanon.

en.wikipedia.org...

No mention of Iran so you were saying?



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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If you want to find an Iranian, go to a Nissan Dealership. You'll likely find one working there.

Japan has close ties to Iran. The US likely told Japan to get them working there to get some spies....have Japan pretend to "hate" the US. You know what I mean. Check out a Nissan Dealership and see if you can find a Iranian working as a salesman.

There all over America.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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In September 2010 Japan imposed sanctions over Iran so why would they levy anything on a friendly?

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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You really don't know what you're talking about. You really want to use that link to back up an empty argument?

These are from the link you provided...


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.[51][78][79] According to reports released in February 2010, Hezbollah received $400 million dollars from Iran.[78][80][81][82] The US estimates that Iran has been giving Hezbollah about US$60–100 million per year in financial assistance.[83] Other estimates are as high as $200-million annually.[77]



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.[162]



Hezbollah has close relations with Iran.[174]


You were saying?



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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This is NOT the 1980's anymore. Be careful what you wish for.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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Yup - it is exceeding odd, considering the considerable scrutiny of people coming in at the airports, compared to the completely lax attitude towards your southern border.

There have been some 40,000 violent deaths, there over recent yrs - that is a war situation for pete's sake! - it makes the Israel Arab conflict look insignificant. The drug cartels have large gang contingents in every US city.

Iran's constitution calls for the exporting it's 'Islamic revolution' worldwide, they may want to wipe Israel off the map - but the US is the 'great Satan' - ie you are their top priority!, because how are they ever going to conquer the world for Islam with the US still functioning?

They also frequently threaten to strike crippling blows against the US, they sign up people by the tens of thousands as suicide jihadi martyrs


All one can really conclude is that the US could be crippled with the greatest of ease - and that the Government has to be colluding in that fact - same as they had to be aware of the 911 plot beforehand.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Hezbollah is in a state of collapse anyhow so in reality they are so far down the totem pole of threats that no one is taking them seriously anymore!



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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That's your response?


The next time rockets land in Israel or a terrorist attack occurs that Hezbollah claim, please let the victims know that Hezbollah don't matter.



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