by A.M. Mora y Leon
With America's attention turned to elections, there have been some pretty creepy dealings in the hemisphere that haven't gotten much note. Iran, which is trying to develop an illegal nuclear weapon and is openly threatening Israel, is not only laughing off any tough talk from the Obama administration, it also made it clear that it means to take any prospect of war from the U.S. to our door to deter it. That's right, to our door, using Latin America, with Hezb'allah terrorists.
It's happening fast.
Doing as the Soviets did in the 1980s, Iran's been creating alliances with America's enemies and setting up networks of Hezb'allah operatives in places along critical smuggling routes - such as Nicaragua. Last week, Israeli Radio reported a new Hezb'allah base for 30 terrorists in the country, financed by Iran. Any ideas what those bases are really there for?
Not only is Iran bringing its act to our hemisphere, it has advantages the Soviets never did: a wealthy reliable ally in Venezuela's anti-American Hugo Chavez - who has allowed his country to become a narcotrafficking state and has given Hezb'allah another base of operations, as well as links to Mexico's drug cartels, whose tentacles extend deep into the U.S. through our unguarded border aided by the Obama administration's refusal to enforce immigration laws. Cartels are present in 1800 U.S. towns and cities, according to U.S. lawmen and Hezb'allah has made connection with the cartels. Today's news shows that three Hezb'allah operatives were arrested in Merida, Mexico - a first, because Mexican authorities have long denied the presence of terrorists in their country.
Apparently, it couldn't be ignored anymore.
Investor's Business Daily has a long editorial on the growing Hezb'allah presence that's creeping fast to our doorway while America isn't looking.
If something happens -- and don't think it can't -- Hezb'allah's mass-murder attacks in Argentina in the 1990 are known as "the first 9/11" and Hezb'allah has lately stepped up terror activity with an attack on Israeli tourists in Europe this summer - we can't say there weren't warnings.A.M. Mora y Leon
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