By Scott W. Winchell – Having just witnessed one of the most heinous crimes in America last Friday in Aurora, Colorado, some call the attack terrorism. What it really is, as Debbie Schlussel tells us:
We knew it was possible to kill people at movies. It’s happened before. It has nothing to do with ideology or policy. And everything to do with sudden displays of insanity and imbalance that can’t be prevented…
By the way, I don’t think this cretin, Holmes, was a terrorist. Terrorists by definition do something to inspire and provoke fear and action or inaction based on that fear, such as Islamic terrorists like Nidal Malik Hasan, who shoot up American soldiers because of some fraudulent grievance about the Palestinians and Muslims in Iraq. Holmes did no such thing. He just murdered and maimed. And clearly, he did it out of some criminally insane fantasy.
Unfortunately though, what Holmes allegedly did was not new to terrorism, and new threats caused new alarms just recently. It appears that a warning was issued on May 17, 2012 by DHS for Law Enforcement and security experts. Tying the two together at this stage is more akin to conspiracy theories, but questions have arisen.
More importantly though, there are credible threats coming from old enemies, among them, al Qaeda and Iran’s proxies, Hezbollah.
We just witnessed another heinous event in Bulgaria, and the Israelis assure us it was indeed Hezbollah, at the direction of Iran:
By Leigh Ann Caldwell – CBS News
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week’s bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israeli tourists was certainly committed by the terrorist organization Hezbollah with the support of Iran.
“We have unquestionable, fully-substantiated intelligence that this was done by Hezbollah backed by Iran,” Netahnyahu said Sunday on “Face the Nation.”
“You’d think, you’d surmise intelligently, that if Hezbollah backed by Iran did this in Cyprus a week earlier, the same modus operandi repeats itself in Bulgaria,” he said, referring to a planned attack on the island nation. “The Prime Minister of Israel sees more than that,” Netanyahu added.
“We’ve been witnessing over the last two years an Iranian-sponsored global campaign, along with its sidekick Hezbollah, to launch terror attacks against Israelis,” the prime minister said.
Read the rest here.
The problem is, its not just a threat to Israel and its people, the Israelis warn us that the Iranians have plots set in place here in America for eventualities if Iran is attacked. There is proof that they have thoroughly infiltrated the USA. This is true of Hezbollah, the Iranian IRGC, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and many other fanatical people.
Israeli intelligence chiefs told the cabinet on Sunday that Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah had plotted attacks in more than 20 countries over the past two years, the prime minister’s office said.
Mossad spy chief Tamir Pardo and Shin Bet internal security chief Yoram Cohen had been called to brief ministers on “counter-terrorism activity by the intelligence services” following Wednesday’s bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israeli tourists and their driver, and which Israel blamed on Iran and Hezbollah.
“Iran and Hezbollah made preparations to carry out attacks in more than 20 countries around the world over the past two years,” said the statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office.
Netanyahu responded by praising the work of the two intelligence services.
“It is very important to be able to prove to the world that Iran and Hezbollah are behind this wave of attacks on every continent,” he was quoted as saying.
“This wave of Iranian attacks carried out through its Hezbollah proxy has met with, and will continue to meet with, a determined response.”
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the Bulgaria bombing, which was the deadliest on Israelis abroad since 2004.
Israel, in blaming Iran and Hezbollah for Wednesday’s bombing, said it fitted a pattern of other attacks or attempted attacks on Israelis including in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya and Cyprus.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast denied any involvement, saying Tehran condemned “all terrorists attacks.”
Iran has in turn accused Israel of carrying out deadly attacks on its nuclear scientists. Shiite militant group Hezbollah has also blamed Israel for the killing of one of its commanders, Imad Mughniyeh, in a Damascus car bombing in 2008.
We often think that all of this can be handled individually, but we now know that “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is more common than people think, and schisms between sects of Islam, or between disparate terrorists groups are no longer the rule. There is a definite interconnection on so many levels, and political correctness is now more dangerous than can be said in print.
As we have seen, al Qaeda is not dead, and its not necessarily unaligned with others such as Iran and Hezbollah. One must always keep in the back of their mind, these fanatics have the same goal, and for now, sharing a bed is not as unsavory as it was once thought.
By Maamoun Youssef - The Associated Press
The first online statement from the new leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to strongholds from which it was driven by U.S. forces and their Sunni allies before the American withdrawal at the end of last year.
The Al Qaeda leader claimed the militant group is preparing operations to free prisoners and assassinate court officials.
The audio identified the speaker as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who became head of the Islamic State of Iraq in 2010. It was posted late on Saturday, on a website regularly used by the militant movement to make statements.
Al-Baghdadi warned the United States that it would soon suffer militant attacks on its territory.
He also invited Muslims to come to Iraq to join his militants.
The statement comes as Sunni insurgents, now believed to be dominated by the ISI, step up attacks against Shiites, government officials and other targets, in what is seen as a bit to undercut the authority of Iraq’s government and revive sectarian conflict.
Read the rest here, and stay alert!