This is actually a related post to the one from earlier today. At a House Homeland Security Committee meeting today, it was learned that Iran has “hundreds” of operatives inside the United States right now. That means Hezbollah.
Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hizballah have seeded the United States with hundreds of operatives, some of whom are capable “of flipping a U.S.-based fundraising cell into a lethal terror force, should Iran decide that is in its interests,” a preliminary report from the House Homeland Security Committee finds.
As tensions escalate over Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the committee met Wednesday to assess the possibility of Iranian/Hizballah attacks in the United States in retaliation for sanctions or a possible military strike. Last fall’s unraveling of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington showed that Iranian leaders “now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived US actions that threaten the regime,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate panel in January.
Suspect Manssor Arbabsiar told investigators that “he was recruited, funded and directed by men he understood to be senior officials in Iran’s Qods Force.”
Obviously, as the sabers rattle between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear weapons plans, sanctions also become a bone of contention. As we wrote in an earlier post today, aren’t those reasons enough to provoke Iran without compounding the problem by aiding al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria?