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Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban
Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT by huldah1776

Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago.

Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and more controlled immigration.

Last Thursday, the Justice Department announced the arrest of Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, New York, and Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Mich. – both naturalized U.S. citizens from Lebanon – for engaging in terror operations for Hezbollah.

Per federal prosecutors, both Kourani and Debek got training from Hezbollah in Lebanon over the past decade. Debek allegedly conducted espionage for Hezbollah, likely using the terrorist organization’s extensive Latin American network to identify U.S. and Israeli targets in Panama. Kourani was surveilling targets in New York City, including U.S. military bases and Israeli military personnel.

These two terrorists were working for the Islamic Jihad Organization (IJO), which is the arm of Hezbollah responsible for carrying out terrorist attacks and counterintelligence outside of their Lebanon base. According to the official complaint filed in the Southern District Court of New York, “Kourani transmitted some of the products of his surveillance and intelligence-gathering efforts back to IJO personnel in Lebanon using digital storage media.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: New York; War on Terror
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rest of article is very good with questions and suggestions. Hezbollah in Lebanon killed our 1/8 Marines during Reagan.
1 posted on 06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I just told my wife that ISIS and Al Qaeda just found out that congress members aren’t protected outside the capitol unless they’re in the leadership.


2 posted on 06/14/2017 7:20:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: huldah1776

The difference between the 70s and now is we GET the other side’s information.

WE KNOW msm covers things like this up and runs with nonsense.

How to stop it though?


3 posted on 06/14/2017 7:21:02 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: huldah1776

To eliminate the threat of Islamic jihad we would have to eliminate Islam.
We don’t have the will to do that.

Jihad will continue until there are only muslims.


4 posted on 06/14/2017 7:25:20 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

“Jihad will continue until there are only muslims.”

Do you seriously think that? I do live in a bit of a bubble except for spending hours reading the news.


5 posted on 06/14/2017 7:36:39 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: huldah1776

Look what JUST happened in my region of NY:

Muslim caught with multiple stashes of many firearms and very large amount of ammo!

http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/public-safety/2017/06/14/weapons-bust-da-announcing-arrest/393688001/

All of the handguns were loaded when found. From his picture - he looks a bit smugly secretive to me. Like, “Yeah, ya got me - but you didn’t get much, hehehe”. That’s how he looks to me anyway.

They show one close-up of a garment that has Arabic writing on it. I am sure it’s all innocent.


6 posted on 06/14/2017 7:38:10 PM PDT by Ladysforest (Racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia and vulgarity - with just a smattering of threats and violence)
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To: Ladysforest

dang. shoplifting? Sell a weapon and buy some ammo! Can anyone buy ammo? Come to think of it Gander Mtn is closing and I was going to go there tomorrow. Better stay vigilant. LOL


7 posted on 06/14/2017 7:46:25 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: huldah1776

Perhaps he wanted ammo that required ID? Authorization? That’s what hubby thinks.

The dude probably has several other stashes - and I am betting that he is not the only person of his persuasion who has the addresses and keys.

But yep, he went under the radar until he decided to shoplift some ammo.


8 posted on 06/14/2017 7:51:29 PM PDT by Ladysforest (Racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia and vulgarity - with just a smattering of threats and violence)
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To: huldah1776

It’s commanded by their prophet in their “holy” book.

Read the Koran.

They cannot stop until there is only Islam.

Islam has been at war with the rest of humanity since 622 A.D.

If we ever understand the threat and act accordingly there would be no more Islam.


9 posted on 06/14/2017 7:55:08 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Ladysforest

Wow! There is obviously a terror cell in the area.

We know the damage islamic muzrats did on London Bridge with just knives. This could have been absolutely tragic.

We don’t need the muzzie plague spreading in our nation.


10 posted on 06/14/2017 7:57:33 PM PDT by boycott
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We don’t need random senseless murder in the name of a religion.


11 posted on 06/14/2017 8:07:34 PM PDT by Ladysforest (Racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia and vulgarity - with just a smattering of threats and violence)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

more likely, until there are no more muslims.


12 posted on 06/14/2017 8:13:59 PM PDT by anathemized (cursed by some, blessed in Jesus)
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To: huldah1776
Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS.

No it is not. Look at the terror attacks on American soil the past 16 years, al-Qaeda and ISIS dominate the list, not Hezbollah.

13 posted on 06/14/2017 8:15:55 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: anathemized

It’s going to have to be one or the other............


14 posted on 06/14/2017 8:28:55 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Ladysforest

We don’t need random senseless murder in the name of a religion.

We certainly don’t. We’ve got millions of muzzies here but there aren’t really people harassing them.

One thing is clear is that the muzzie thug in your area had an agenda for all those weapons.


15 posted on 06/14/2017 8:39:16 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Yes. I wanted to offer a hopeful reply.


16 posted on 06/14/2017 8:44:49 PM PDT by anathemized (cursed by some, blessed in Jesus)
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To: Lurkinanloomin; huldah1776
"It’s commanded by their prophet in their “holy” book.

Read the Koran.

They cannot stop until there is only Islam.

Islam has been at war with the rest of humanity since 622 A.D."

It's possible that you have been trolled. His statement was too absurd to be serious. I was going to post a troll warning, but you handled him nicely...(:-)

17 posted on 06/14/2017 9:02:57 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: huldah1776

“Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS.”

That’s a totally ridiculous statement and the author is motivated by Israeli interests, not US interests.

ISIS has already committed a major terror attack in the US.

This is the new line the neocons are taking, using fear of Sunni terrorism to whip up hostility to Shiites who are in conflict with Israel.

It’s deliberately dishonest and similar to the neocon lead pivot from the 9/11 attack to “we must invade Iraq.”


18 posted on 06/20/2017 11:16:37 AM PDT by WatchungEagle
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To: WatchungEagle

I personally have a grudge against them from Beirut. I think the word “foundational” is key to that quote.


19 posted on 06/20/2017 11:40:46 AM PDT by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: huldah1776

That’s understandable. It’s important not to let neocons use antipathy towards Hezbollah to cause sympathy for al-Qaeda/ISIS, because the two are fighting each other now. When people try to push a “Hezbollah is the biggest threat” right after an al-Qaeda/ISIS terrorist attack, you know that person has an ulterior motive.


20 posted on 06/21/2017 12:02:43 AM PDT by WatchungEagle
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