Theodore's World: GOP Rep. Peter King Holds Congressional Hearing On Iranian-Backed Terror Groups In America, “Hundreds – At a Minimum – of Hezbollah Operatives Here”

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March 22, 2012

GOP Rep. Peter King Holds Congressional Hearing On Iranian-Backed Terror Groups In America, “Hundreds – At a Minimum – of Hezbollah Operatives Here”

GOP Rep. Peter King Holds Congressional Hearing On Iranian-Backed Terror Groups In America, “Hundreds – At a Minimum – of Hezbollah Operatives Here”

Daily Mail.UK

Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah may have hundreds of operatives based in the United States, and Hezbollah – not al-Qaida – poses the greatest terrorist threat to Americans, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King, said today.

Since September 11 2001, America’s counter-terror officials have focused on al-Qaida and home-grown radicalised American extremists, said the New York representative at a hearing of his committee. But, now, the terrorist threat to the United States is shifting.

‘As Iran moves closer to nuclear weapons and there is increasing concern over war between Iran and Israel, we must also focus on Iran’s secret operatives and their number one terrorist proxy force, Hezbollah, which we know is in America. That’s right, we know Hezbollah operatives are here.

‘The question is whether these Hezbollah operatives have the capacity to carry out attacks on the homeland and how quickly they can become fully operational,’ King said.

Opening the hearing, King said, ‘we have a duty to prepare for the worst’, and referred to the 20 Hezbollah-related prosecutions that have taken place in the United States since 9/11.

He also referred to a murder plot allegedly directed by the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. last year as a further warning sign of the potential threat that the country poses to Americans.

King warned that there were hundreds – at a minimum – of Hezbollah operatives in the United States, including 84 Iranian diplomats at the United Nations and in Washington who, ‘it must be presumed, are intelligence officers.’



Wild Thing's comment.........

Thank goodness for Rep. Peter King and the work he is doing.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 22, 2012 12:50 AM


Shoot, they're been here for a long time; well over 20 years.

(KRT) - Although few in town noticed, a dozen years ago Islamic extremists from around the globe flocked to Kansas City's Bartle Hall to bond in prayer, song and dance, and ominous appeals for bloodshed. They came by the hundreds to promote jihad, or holy struggle, at two conventions during a pivotal time for radical Islam - December 1989 and again the next winter.
At the first meeting a masked terrorist from the Palestinian group Hamas spoke in Arabic for an hour. He pledged "oceans of blood" would oust Israelis from his homeland. The second conference stirred the passions of a Kansas State University student named Nasser Hidmi, according to Israeli court records.
Hidmi would soon use a password to enter a room of 28 recruits at a local hotel, where he allegedly learned about hand grenades. He then returned home to Jerusalem with plans to help kill Jews. Clips of the Kansas City conventions appeared in a PBS documentary, "Jihad in America," in 1994. The documentary raked in journalism prizes, but many critics still accuse the filmmaker of exaggerating mundane meetings.

Posted by: BobF at March 22, 2012 09:35 AM

I think about these terrorists in America every day. There should have been an immediate halt to all immigration by and visas given to muslims after the morning of 9-11. However, we had a "compassionate" and PC president who failed to face reality. Now we have another prez who actually imports muslims from Gaza and Somalia. Two hotspots of radical islam. And, we taxpayers are supporting these muslims.

One of these days the code words will be given and all these sleepers will begin their attacks against the plethora of soft targets here in America.

Buy ammo!

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at March 22, 2012 02:55 PM

Bob, I agree it is a long time. Plenty of time to have plans and be really organized.

Thank you for the added information.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 23, 2012 12:47 AM

Tom, good point, they might very well have some kind of code words and then all hell will break out.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 23, 2012 12:49 AM