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Hezbollah Isn't Just In Beirut. It's In New York, Too.
Foreign Policy ^ | 6/14/19

Posted on 06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle East—in Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syria—but plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States.

Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the group’s fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollah’s operations and activities in the United States and Canada.

Taken together, the arrests in 2017 of Kourani and another Hezbollah operative, Samer el-Debek, led the U.S. intelligence community to revisit its longstanding assessment that Hezbollah would be unlikely to attack the U.S. homeland unless the group perceived Washington to be taking action threatening its existence or that of its patron—Iran. Following Kourani and Debek’s arrests, the director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center said in October 2017, “It’s our assessment that Hezbollah is determined to give itself a potential homeland option as a critical component of its terrorism playbook.”

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Kourani carried out other operational activities as a long-term sleeper agent, acting on behalf of Hezbollah’s external attack-planning component, the Islamic Jihad Organization (IJO), such as identifying Israelis in New York who could be targeted by Hezbollah and finding people from whom he could procure arms that Hezbollah could stockpile in the area.

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Hezbollah also sent Kourani on operational assignments to Canada. Kourani described himself in interviews with FBI agents as being part of a “sleeper cell.”

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1 posted on 06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Not only that, it’s in congress!! d:^|


2 posted on 06/17/2019 6:17:11 PM PDT by CopperTop (Outside the wire it's just us chickens. Dig?)
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The Global Footprint Of Lebanon's Party of God
3 posted on 06/17/2019 6:18:33 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

They need to be with hamas eating hummus underneath the humous dirt.

CC


4 posted on 06/17/2019 6:22:32 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The mosques play the muslim call to prayer in NYC


5 posted on 06/17/2019 6:23:33 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

But Obama said, “Don’t jump to conclusions.”

[As the news of the Fort Hood muslim mass murderer’s massacre came out]


6 posted on 06/17/2019 6:35:47 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Hezbollah is a creation of Iran.


7 posted on 06/17/2019 6:37:03 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Hezbollah: It all started for us in New York when this girl from Queens with bugged out eyes got us going.

Got us a gift of a few million dollars from her close friend from Queens, Farouk Muhammad Soros.

We’ve never looked back.


8 posted on 06/17/2019 6:45:43 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

There’s a known Hezbollah arms dealer that’s been in Chihuahua City,Mexico for years selling arms and tech support (car bombs) to the cartels.


9 posted on 06/17/2019 7:19:57 PM PDT by SanchoP
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Foreign Policy magazine is the mouthpiece of CFR, which may be as explicit a manifestation of the Deep State there is.

They really really want Trump to torpedo himself with a war in Iran. He’d lose in 2020, they’ll put a stop to all the investigations, and the rest of the cat stays in the bag.


10 posted on 06/17/2019 7:56:14 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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The fact is, the terrorists Kourani and el-Debek are not creations of the CFR they are creations of Iran and they’re not here to deliver flowers.


11 posted on 03/19/2020 6:13:40 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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