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War mongering or hiding the truth?

During Congressional testimony this week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explained that U.S. intelligence believes Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies. Is this a cry for military engagement or is something else taking place that is not being fully revealed to Congress? It could be both.

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In the past week, undisclosed sources close to U.S. intelligence have revealed three separate accounts of Iranian terrorist assets attempting to infiltrate the United States and prepare to launch terrorist attacks. Most recently, information entailed two of the three scenarios comprising the U.S. southern border in which cells of Iranian assets were staged in Mexico patiently waiting the call to action. This report came 24 hours prior to Argentina’s anti-terrorist Federal Special Operations Group, known as T4, intercepting a three-man Hezbollah cell following information provided by Israel and American intelligence. They found documents and maps in the terrorists’ possession.

The earlier of the three scenarios which was received late last week entailed a cell of Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guard operatives entering Canada in an attempt not to attack the United States home front, but rather our northern neighbor. Two types of targets were mentioned for either Toronto or Montreal–an Israeli Consulate or some form of transportation entity. The attacks would be meant to deliver a message to the United States–“our hand can reach long in America.”

With three scenarios coming from credible sources while only later hearing Director Clapper’s revelations, it should make a person wonder whether something much larger is taking place. Did Clapper spew everything known about Iranian assets attempting to execute terrorist attacks inside the United States to our Congress? The magic eight ball says “highly probable.”

News about Iranian assets entering the United States should not come with any alarm. For years, the United States has known about Iranian controlled assets attempting to enter the United States for terrorist operations. About thirty years ago, we heard of Syrian Social Nationalist Party members being intercepted in Vermont who had intentions of conducting a terrorist operation in D.C. Most recently, we heard of Hezbollah attempting to assassinate a Saudi diplomat.

The United States is in a unique predicament when it comes to Iran. With a plethora of terrorist assets, Iran can arguably be construed as the first enemy nation state of the United States that is actually capable of conducting terrorist activities within our borders yet place blame on terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. Because the U.S. along with the majority of the international community refuses to accept the fact that Hezbollah is an Iranian controlled asset, any attack within the U.S. by Nasrallah’s men would protect Iran.

Iran’s military is no match for the United States. They have known for years that conventionally, they could not last one second in the ring against us. They are smart though. For years, Iran has built their unconventional apparatus comprising of terrorist organizations and Shaheed (Martyr) training camps like the Gharar-gah-e Asheghan-e Shahadat (Congregation of the Lovers of Martyrdom).

Director Clapper didn’t lie about Iran being capable of attacking the United States. He was accurate when he stated that “Iranian officials — probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime.” Was he holding back though when he stated that U.S. officials “have seen no intelligence to indicate that Iran is actively plotting attacks on U.S. soil?”

Kerry Patton, a combat service disabled veteran, is a senior analyst for WIKISTRAT and owner of IranWarMonitor.com. He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security and interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban. He is the author of Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies and the children’s book American Patriotism. You can follow him on Facebook.

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The Islamic Paradise of the Needle and Powder

The world’s largest drug field was formerly in the Bekaa Valley where the land is warm and moist. Reflecting the poor state of agriculture in the Muslim world, some of the most arable land in Lebanon where the Romans raised acres of wheat was turned over to cannabis and opium production. In the ’90s the situation was so bad that 80 percent of the world’s cannabis came out of the valley. The valley helped finance the PLO, Hezbollah and the Syrian army which invaded Lebanon partly to get in on the drug trade.

Map of PakistanThe Clinton Administration cut deals with the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Syrian occupation of Lebanon to try and cut down on production. Officially production went down, unofficially the party never really stopped.

With the Syrians gone and the PLO living off American foreign aid on the West Bank of Israel, the lucrative Lebanese drug trade is in the hands of the Shiite Islamists of Hezbollah. Drugs have turned the Party of Allah into a global narcoterrorist ring with tentacles in Latin America and ties to Marxist narcoterrorists there and up to America and out across Europe and Asia.

There is no contradiction between the Islamic identity of Hezbollah and its drug trade financed wealth. The Mumbai terrorists of the Army of the Righteous, who during their killing spree murdered a rabbi and his pregnant wife, snorted cocaine. The Beslan terrorists of the Islamic Brigade of Martyrs who murdered hundreds of children were running on heroin. Forensic tests conducted on the bodies of suicide bombers have found that they were routinely given heroin before being sent off on their missions. And if we had been able to run forensic tests on the Al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out September 11 there would probably be a miniature pharmacy in their bodies.

The intimate connection between drugs and Islam began with the prohibition of alcohol. The ban on wine and other spirits made the need for alternatives more urgent. Coffee was the safer alternative to alcohol, and the Middle Eastern obsession with it reflected the outlawing of wine and beer. Religiously coffee was also useful as a stimulant and came in handy in some Muslim rites. But there were more efficacious stimulants that could do more than coffee and those were equally popular.

While there were at times attempts to similarly prohibit drugs, they never achieved the same status as the ban on liquor. Hashish in particular had useful religious and military effects. The right drugs could give the devout the illusion of a mystical experience, allow them to stay up all night memorizing verses from the Koran or make it easier for them to kill and for Muslim leaders to control their private armies.

The Order of Assassins, whose name “Hashishin” derives from the substance they were addicted to, consisted of young men given the drug and told that their visions were a foretaste of paradise. While the Hashishin achieved legendary status the same pattern has become commonplace among Muslim terrorist groups who ply their followers with drugs to addict them and direct them along the path of Islamic terror as the road to the paradise of the powder and the needle.

Culturally the use of drugs is far more widely accepted in the Muslim world than alcohol is. The Ayatollah Khomeini even ruled that, “Wine and all other intoxicating beverages are impure, but opium and hashish are not.” In some countries drug use is so widespread that it has practically become a national identity. That is the case with Qat in Yemen, a plant-based amphetamine whose use is so widespread that its cultivation consumes nearly half the country’s water supply.

While the Yemeni Qat addiction is fairly obvious, entire Muslim countries which do not have oil run on their drug trade. Pakistan’s largest real export is its off-the-books heroin trade and its economy runs on heroin. The ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence agency, which backed the Taliban, also took a cut of Afghanistan’s highly profitable opium trade. Iranian and Pakistani interference in Afghanistan marry their Islamic initiatives with the drug trade as Sunnis and Shiites compete for the lucrative traffic in the world’s leading source of opium which is smuggled through Pakistan and Iran.

Speaking of Iran, the Islamic Republic has the world’s highest percentage of heroin addicts, and the traffic is run by the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution which acts as the religious thugs of the ayatollahs. One of their means of smuggling heroin out of Iran is piggybacking the trade on Shiite Muslim pilgrims visiting holy sites abroad.

The Muslim world doesn’t have much to export besides oil and drugs. Countries that don’t have oil export drugs. Countries that do have oil, export drugs anyway. Terrorist groups with their secret cells, forged documents and covert funding sources make perfect drug smuggling networks until it is impossible to tell whether they are Islamic terrorists who smuggle drugs to fund their operations or drug smugglers who kill people to religiously justify their drug smuggling. When the commanders and the foot soldiers have spent enough time in the drug trade and are sampling their own product then they stop knowing the difference.

The miserable state of agriculture in Muslim countries can be partly attributed to this toxic mix of drugs and jihadists. Subsidized food prices give farmers more incentive to cultivate opium than wheat. Islamic groups provide protection and drug smuggling routes to fund their activities. Food prices rise and the popular protests are hijacked by the Islamic groups who can hand out food backed by their real cash crops. From that angle the Arab Spring looks more like an Islamic Cartel Woodstock. FARC with a Koran instead of Das Kapital.

Drunks are not particularly dangerous. It’s hard to weaponsize them in the same way that Islamic groups have weaponized drug users. Islamic drug cartels are in the process of turning parts of Asia and the Middle East into theocracies overseen by the Koran and the needle. But while the cartels make much of their money selling their products to the infidels in America and Europe, most of their real users are at home.

The American and European drug trade brings big profits but requires long journeys that pass under the vigilant eyes of first world customs inspections. It’s much easier and simpler to sell the stuff at home in Iran and Pakistan. The godfathers of Islamic terrorism in Tehran and Islamabad are not only funding Islamic terror using drug money, they are addicting their own populations en masse. Countries cannot become major drug exporters without also creating a major domestic market for drugs along the way. While the ISI and the mullahs have tried to poison the West for profit, they have done a much more thorough job of poisoning themselves with their own wares.

While Islamists like to think of themselves as the moral alternative to the decadent West, they have thoroughly corrupted themselves and their own people. The heroin addicts of Iran and Pakistan are a grim reminder that Islam is not only brutal and violent; it is also a force of moral decay that justifies any crime in the name of its religious aspirations. The millions of Muslim heroin addicts who were made that way by heroin smuggled in the name of Islam are the true fruits of the Islamic Revolution.

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Dubai – the success of Muhammad Ali Reported an official source in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard “Arab” to a military base belonging to the Revolutionary Guards in the town of Madaya, of the consequences of Zabadani in the province of Damascus, was attacked by what he described as the source of “terrorists”, and that the forces of Hezbollah, entered into the area to come from Lebanon, helped to address the attack.

The source close to the commander of Qods Force, responsible for foreign operations, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the representative, who recently visited Syria to coordinate for the protection of the system from falling, Alhaji Mohammed individual, contact immediately the Party of God, who hastened to send special forces had entered by Serghaya to Zabadani and intervened to protect the military base in Iran.

The source added that this rule is where there are no military forces, with the exception of consultants providing political support and security tips. He added: “We do not train guard lion nor any of the security forces in Syria, with no need for it is definitely an understanding of their ability to protect their country and defend it and have the experience. Our role is to support political, in coordination with Russia and China, and to provide security advice.” With regard to external intervention in Syria, the official statement of the Revolutionary Guards, quoted Soleimani, who receives his orders from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that Russia has pledged to Iran, the presence of carrier aircraft and ships in Syria for their protection. He added: “We are coordinating with them and with China to deter any external interference.” He stressed that “the West is well aware through his experience in Iraq that military intervention in Syria is not possible, and we will not allow it.”

The source also reported that there was a possibility the intervention of an Israeli, he said, adding: “Our data indicate that the Zionist enemy was preparing to enter Syria through the Bekaa West in Lebanon, it seeks to form a new alliance in the region against the Shiites, particularly in Lebanon. So the situation is complicated and we have advised the Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah open channel of dialog with the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. ”

He concluded by stressing that Israel will play an important role in the next two months, but reassured, saying: “We will never act militarily. And Hezbollah as well

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