Say it ain’t so.
Hezbollah could be one of the first security challenges faced by the new Obama administration.
An official government report concludes the Iranian-backed Islamic terror group has been forming sleeper cells throughout the United States that could become operational.
The report estimates Hezbollah could become a much more potent national security threat by 2014.
……“The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah does not have a known history of fomenting attacks inside the U.S., but that could change if there is some kind of ‘triggering’ event, the homeland assessment cautions,” the report said.
……The 38-page report, titled 2008 Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism, said Hezbollah was being directed by the leadership in Lebanon as well as Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The assessment said the Hezbollah network in the United States was engaged in money laundering, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling and extortion.
The terror group has also established fundraising connections with mainstream American Muslim organizations, among the most notable being the case of Abdurahman Alamoudi, the former head of the American Muslim Council. Mr. Alamoudi, prior to his having pleaded guilty in 2004 for having tried to launder Libyan money for various terror groups, actively worked to raise money for Hezbollah among others. He also formerly helped oversee the appointment of Islamic chaplains in the U.S. military.
Hezbollah is one of several terrorist threats to the United States over the next five years, the report said. The report also cited al-Qaida as a leading threat, saying the Islamic network was focusing on striking strategic U.S. facilities.
“The threat of terrorism and the threat of extremist ideologies has not abated,” former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said prior to leaving office yesterday. “This threat has not evaporated, and we can’t turn the page on it.”
Our borders leak like a sieve. The State Department hands out visas like candy. Homeland Security is a joke.
The Department of Justice is more interested in prosecuting Border Agents and investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio for doing their jobs, than they are targeting illegal aliens.
The Transportation Security Agency is more inclined to single out elderly people in wheelchairs at the airport, rather than Middle Eastern Arab Muslims, because gawd knows profiling is ‘offensive’.
The ACLU has aneurisms over the wiretapping used to convict the kinds of terrorists described in the article, but has no problem protecting their ‘privacy’.
The worst part? The occupation of the White House by a subversive jackass hellbent on ‘reaching out’ to the Islamic Terrorsphere.
The next attack on this country will make 9/11 look like a fucking backyard bar-b-que.