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Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong
THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz

Posted on 01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST by Cindy

"IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks"

SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report."

SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said.

The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Turkey, Britain, and the Americas, including the United States.

Iranian activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela have raised alarm among U.S. government officials."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 01/03/2013 3:07:20 AM PST by Cindy
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Report - Link:
http://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/LOC-MOIS.pdf


2 posted on 01/03/2013 3:08:25 AM PST by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://forum.internet-haganah.com/forumdisplay.php?29-Iran-Islamic-Revolution

http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


3 posted on 01/03/2013 3:10:14 AM PST by Cindy
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Oops, let’s not forget Peru.

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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?1051-The-IRGC-s-push-into-Peru

“The IRGC’s push into Peru”
(December 26, 2012)

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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?1050-The-beginning-of-the-IRI-s-move-into-Peru

“The beginning of the IRI’s move into Peru”
(December 23, 2012)


4 posted on 01/03/2013 3:19:20 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; SJackson; Nachum; SunkenCiv

ping


5 posted on 01/03/2013 3:20:13 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Their top spy is in the Oval Office (when he isn’t boondoggling or vacationing).


6 posted on 01/03/2013 5:36:54 AM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: Cindy

Such regimes use quantity in such efforts, because they have minimal quality at hand. So from those 30,000, subtract the number that are so incompetent they are soon discovered by professional counterintelligence agencies.

This leaves a core of perhaps a few hundred, many of whom stay in country and try and direct from afar.

In Iran’s case, they have all sorts of ongoing operations around the world, most of which have been compromised, so present no major threat.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 6:18:33 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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rug dealers under particular scrutiny.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Such regimes use quantity in such efforts, because they have minimal quality at hand. So from those 30,000, subtract the number that are so incompetent they are soon discovered by professional counterintelligence agencies.

Unfortunately those incompetent ones keep the
agencies occupied by shear numbers.
I’m afraid the competent ones are going to get through
eventually.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 2:24:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Speaking of ECUADOR...

www.oem.com.mx/elsoldedurango/notas/n2996574.htm

“Ecuador y Autoridad Palestina abrirán oficinas diplomáticas respectivamente”

Organización Editorial Mexicana
26 de mayo de 2013

AFP

SNIPPET: “Quito, Ecuador.- Los cancilleres de Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, y de la Autoridad Palestina, Riad Al Malki, anunciaron, tras reunirse el sábado en Quito, “la apertura de misiones diplomáticas” respectivas, informó el ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ecuatoriano.

“Con la firma de un Memorando de Entendimiento y una Nota Reversal se da paso a la apertura de Misiones Diplomáticas en Ecuador y Palestina”, informó la cartera a través de un comunicado.”


10 posted on 05/29/2013 3:56:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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Still on the topic of ECUADOR...

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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http://freebeacon.com/the-correa-khamenei-axis/

“The Correa-Khamenei Axis
Ecuador pumping up its relationship with Iran and Syria, experts say”

BY: Lachlan Markay
May 28, 2013 2:40 pm

SNIPPET: “American national security officials are not adequately addressing the deepening ties between socialist Latin American regimes and state sponsors of terrorism in the Middle East, experts say.

The ties, these experts add, could help hostile regimes flout international sanctions.

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who is looking to fill the geopolitical vacuum left by the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is strengthening his relationships with Iran and Syria, two outspoken foes of the United States.

Those ties are the products of efforts by regimes that have been isolated economically to “launder” funds through countries that can operate freely in the international economy, according to American Enterprise Institute fellow Roger Noriega, a former State Department official and U.S. ambassador to the Organization for American States.

American policymakers, Noriega said, have not adequately responded to the threat.

“It’s been a very flat learning curve with the Obama administration,” he said of Iran’s increasing influence in Ecuador and elsewhere in Latin America.”


11 posted on 05/29/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cindy.
...including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Turkey, Britain, ...the United States... Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela...

12 posted on 05/29/2013 8:01:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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You’re welcome SunkenCiv.


13 posted on 05/30/2013 2:00:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3025283/posts

Iran ‘in Latin America Terror Plot’ - Argentina Prosecutor
BBC.co.uk - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
Posted on May 30, 2013 2:21:47 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out “terrorist activities”.

Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region.

Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994.”

SNIPPET: “”I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against Amia,” Mr Nisman was quoted as saying, referring to the Jewish centre bombed nearly 20 years ago.

He said the countries targeted included Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Surinam.

And he claimed that Mohsen Rabbani - the Iranian former cultural attache in Buenos Aires who Argentina blames for the Amia attack - was co-ordinating the alleged infiltration operation.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


14 posted on 05/30/2013 2:33:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2012/

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http://www.longwarjournal.org/tags/Iran/common/

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http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/05/state_department_ira_2.php

“State Department highlights Iran’s ‘marked resurgence’ of state-sponsored terrorism”

By THOMAS JOSCELYN
May 31, 2013

SNIPPET: “The State Department released its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 yesterday. The year 2012 witnessed a “marked resurgence of Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism, through its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), its Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), and Tehran’s ally Hezballah,” State concluded. “Iran and Hezbollah’s terrorist activity has reached a tempo unseen since the 1990s, with attacks plotted in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa.””

SNIPPET: “The State Department’s report confirms, once again, that Iran sponsors terrorists and militants throughout the world.”


15 posted on 06/04/2013 1:46:25 AM PDT by Cindy
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Thread Bump.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 12:52:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=9696

Terror Threat in Latin America
Weekly Standard

August 15, 2013
by Jaime Daremblum

http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_list&tag=Iran&pubType=Archives

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/with-lure-of-religion-classes-iran-seeks-to-recruit-latin-americans/2013/08/10/8e3592c6-f626-11e2-9434-60440856fadf_story.html

“With lure of religious classes, Iran seeks to recruit Latin Americans”
by Joby Warrick

(August 10, 2013)


17 posted on 08/30/2013 1:15:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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18 posted on 08/30/2013 1:20:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "IRI RECRUITING IN LATIN AMERICA & THE PERILS OF FREELANCE ESPIONAGE" (August 11, 2013) (Read More...)

19 posted on 08/30/2013 1:29:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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