Earlier this month, we reported on the chief commander of Iran’s Quds Forces, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, receiving orders from the Ayatollah to carry out terrorist attacks against the west in response to the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist. We also reported on his ties to Hadi al-Ameri, Iraq’s Transportation Minister, who was given the red carpet treatment by the White House in December.
Now, the Washington Post is reporting that Intelligence sources believe terrorist attacks inside the United States are being prepared.
Via the Washington Post:
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said in prepared testimony that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington that was uncovered last year reflects an aggressive new willingness within the upper ranks of the Islamist republic to authorize attacks against the United States.
That plot “shows that some Iranian officials — probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime,” Clapper said in the testimony, which was submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee in advance of a threat assessment hearing Tuesday. “We are also concerned about Iranian plotting against U.S. or allied interests overseas.”
Again, if Soleimani is proven to be the executor of these attacks, Americans will have a right to demand why his colleague, al-Ameri was inside the Oval office on December 12, 2011.