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June 19, 2008

Intel: Hezballah "A-Team" Terrorists Prepared to Strike Jewish/Israeli Targets in Latin America, Canada?

I'm not sure I'm buying it.

Intelligence agencies in the United States and Canada are warning of mounting signs that Hezbollah, backed by Iran, is poised to mount a terror attack against "Jewish targets" somewhere outside the Middle East.

Intelligence officials tell ABC News the group has activated suspected "sleeper cells" in Canada and key operatives have been tracked moving outside the group's Lebanon base to Canada, Europe and Africa.

Officials say Hezbollah is seeking revenge for the February assassination of Hezbollah's military commander, Imad Mugniyah, killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.

The group's leaders blamed Israel, an allegation denied by Israeli officials.

There is no credible information on a specific target, according to the officials.

Latin American is also considered a possible target by officials following Hezbollah's planning.

...

"They want to kill as many people as they can, they want it to be a big splash," said former CIA intelligence officer Bob Baer, who says he met with Hezbollah leaders in Beirut last month.

"They cannot have an operation fail," said Baer, "and I don't think they will. They're the A-team of terrorism."


Hezballah has managed to win all that media sympathy in the West because it's perceived as fighting a righteous war against the Israeli occupiers. They're going to blow that to hit an embassy in Canada?

The world has given them the green light -- "Just kill Jews in Israel and we're cool." I don't understand why they would risk upsetting that "agreement among friends." It's a pretty damned good agreement, from their perspective.

The intelligence says the "A-Teams" won't be operating in America, due to Iran's fear that Bush would use that as an... um, pretext for bombing Iran. (Pretext now takes over the meaning of the disfavored term causus belli.)

Shockingly, Iran is not afraid that soon-to-be President Obama will similarly bomb in retalliation.

More at Hot Air.


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