WHILE WE SLEEP – AT 10:43 A.M. ET: Our media seems oblivious to the fact that not only are terrorist groups increasing their activities, they're doing so right near America's southern border, making infiltration that much easier. From Investor's Business Daily:
With America's focus turned to elections, enemies are not resting idle. Well beneath the radar, terrorists such as Hezbollah and their anti-U.S. allies are creeping toward our border.
National Security: With U.S. focus on elections, America's enemies are not resting idle. South of our border, Marxist-Islamofascist activity is surging. From beneath the radar, the war on terror is creeping toward our border.
In testimony to Congress last year, Gen. Douglas Fraser noted that the Southern Command was watching for "the implications of activities of nations such as Iran in our area of responsibility."
The Iranian-linked terror organization uses cartels to run arms into the U.S. and draws backing from de facto state sponsors of terror such as Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela, creating an unholy triangle.
According to Jon Perdue, author of a new book, "The War of All The People," these anti-American states, the drug cartels and Islamofascist terrorists have now forged an alliance not seen since the '70s or '80s.
That makes the recent news from Israeli Radio that Iran has set up and supplied a Hezbollah training camp for 30 terrorists in Nicaragua near the Honduran border all the more significant. The base serves as a "meeting point for drug cartels" to acquire weapons and launder money, Israeli Radio says.
Incredibly, it's not the first such base in our hemisphere. Iran already has a forward operating base in north Venezuela, where a hostile, anti-American regime is a magnet for terror and drug groups.
Eighty percent of Colombian cocaine is shipped through the country, presumably with help from the Venezuelan military. The U.S. lists Venezuela's defense minister, Henry Rangel Silva, as a drug kingpin with ties to Hezbollah and FARC.
As a result, national security agencies are involved in an improbable surge of drug operations at least partly fueled by Iran's terror presence. As defense agencies move into drug cases, DEA drug ops are morphing into national security cases as well.
"Hezbollah are absolute masters at forming close relationships with existing crime groups around the world that helps them facilitate what they need to do to move their agenda forward," Michael Braun, former DEA chief of operations, told CNS News last February. "I don't want to sound too crude, but I think there's going to be hell to pay in the not-too-distant future."
This is worth noting, because the U.S. has been caught off guard in the past. The Obama administration has already cut the military budget for these operations and is reluctant to confront Hezbollah's sponsors such as Venezuela even when the evidence of its complicity is obvious. Venezuela, President Obama has said, "is not a threat." He also leaves our border unguarded.
Iran, however, seems to be looking for a way to a wedge to project power. The mounting evidence is that as we sleep, it has found one through the rogue states and drug cartels of Latin America.
COMMENT: Nice, huh? And Obama is the president who comes before us and tells us how safe we are, and how well he's done on foreign policy.
We are in for a terrible surprise. If Obama is president, he'll blame Bush or some American ally.
September 8, 2012