Iranian Commander Warns Of Attacks From Within The US
Share this article
Bravado, or genuine threat? Recently, a high ranking member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard boasted that his forces have a plan in place to attack the United States from within, if the US were to attack the Islamic Republic.
“America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.”
"The US can have different scenarios against Iran, including air, missile and limited ground incursion," Salami added. "All these scenarios have been identified, all possibilities have been studied and we have complete intelligence superiority in all these cases and operational strategies."
Seeming to confirm the above, several reports in the past three years have indicated that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out targets.
“We will conduct such a blow in which they [America] will be destroyed from within,” Salami said.
What makes this all the more disturbing is that it’s not the first such warning we have received, but the second. Two weeks ago, the chief commander of the Guards, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Jafari,said on January 24 that a direct conflict with America is the “strongest dream of the faithful and revolutionary men around the world” (this, while addressing Secretary of State John Kerry).
Kerry had stated previously that unless Iran lived up to the agreement reached in Geneva on its nuclear program, “all options are on the table.”
“Your threats to revolutionary Islam are the best opportunity,” Jafari had said. “Muslim leaders for years have been preparing us for a decisive battle.… Do you know how many thousands of revolutionary Muslims at the heart of the Islamic revolutionary groups around the world are awaiting for you to take this [military] option from the table into action?”
“All operational bases of the enemy in the region in whatever capacity and location are within our firepower,” Salami warned. “The American military option does not make a difference for us, and they can use this option, but they will have to accept the responsibility of devastating consequences.”
Salami asked whether America could control the spread of any war with the Islamic Republic: “Can they preserve their vital interest in the region in the face of endless attacks by Iran? Can they keep their naval assets and the Zionist regime [Israel] secure?”
Salami also said that with the U.S. economy and debt, America is in no position to engage Iran militarily.
“The Americans cannot even conduct a military operation there,” Salami said in regards to Syria. “The conditions and the factors that facilitate the exercise of military power for them have for years been destroyed and today they (the Americans) are in an erosion of political, cultural and military power.”
The general said there are thousands of brigades ready to confront America both within the Islamic Republic and outside the country, and in a message to Iran’s politicians, he urged them to remain strong during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and not give in to U.S. demands.
Such comments might be easily dismissed as gross exaggeration but the growing relationship between Hezbollah and Mexican drug cartels has given new urgency to how vulnerable the US might be from the Southwest. Hezbollah has been teaching the drug cartels how to build elaborate tunnels under the US-Mexico border.
The tunnels are almost identical to the ones the terrorists built under the Gaza-Egypt border. Cartels are able to smuggle drugs, humans, and weapons into the US with these tunnels. This alliance has also been seen by Law enforcement officials across the Southwest who are reporting a rise in imprisoned gang members with Farsi tattoos and some who outwardly express loyalty to Hezbollah.
Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt released a book in late 2013 detailing these developments called "Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God". In the book he quotes one immigration official that gives a clear picture of the growing danger of Hezbollah's footprint in America:
“You could almost pick your city and you would probably have a Hezbollah presence.”
(H/T: Daily Caller)