April 6, 2017

UTT Throwback Thursday: IRAN is Still a Threat

President Jimmy Carter’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young, said “(Ayatollah) Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint.”

As a result of the U.S. administration being soft-hearted, soft-minded, and naive, Iran launched an Islamic revolution, and on November 4, 1979 52 American hostages were taken from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held for 444 days until President Reagan’s Inauguration Day.

The following month, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.

President Obama’s administration appeased Iran and provided it billions of dollars in violation of federal law.

This was done despite the recognition by the U.S. government that Iran is the most dangerous state sponsor of terrorism in the world, continues to aggressively pursue nuclear weapons, and makes it’s desire to destroy the United States and Israel clear.

Iran’s constitution states:  “In the organization and equipping of the countries (sic) defense forces, there must be regard for faith and religion as their basis and rules. And so the Islamic Republic’s army, and the corps of Revolutionary Guards must be organized in accordance with this aim. They have responsibility not only for the safeguarding of the frontiers, but also for a religious mission, which is Holy War (JIHAD) along the way of God, and the struggle to extend the supremacy of God’s Law in the world.”

The Iranian constitution then quotes Koran 8:60 which is:  “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of God and your enemies, and others beside.”

This is the same Koranic quote referenced on the International Muslim Brotherhood’s logo.

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah – a designated terrorist organization – reports to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah kisses the sleeve of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a sign of respect and deference.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei stands with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah under a portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini.

From the Congressional Record dated October 4, 2002:  “Prior to September 11, Hezbollah, through its terrorist wing, the Islamic Jihad Organization, had killed more Americans, by far, than any other terrorist organization in the world. The bombing of U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, the hijacking of TWA flight 847, numerous other brutal kidnappings and murders of Americans.”

From the 9/11 Commission Report:  “In June 1996, a truck bomb demolished the Khobar Towers apartment complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 U.S. servicemen and wounding hundreds.  The attack was carried out primarily by Saudi Hezbollah, an organization that had received help from the government of Iran…In late 1991 or 1992, discussions in Sudan between Al Qaeda and Iranian operatives led to an informal agreement to cooperate in providing support – even if only training – for action carried out primarily against Israel and the United States.  Not long afterward, senior Al Qaeda operatives and trainers traveled to Iran to receive training in explosives…The relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran demonstrated that Sunni-Shia divisions did not necessarily pose an insurmountable barrier…Senior managers in Al Qaeda maintained contacts with Iran and the Iranian-supported worldwide terrorist organization Hezbollah…Al Qaeda members received advice and training from Hezbollah.  Intelligence indicates the persistence of contacts between Iranian security officials and senior Al Qaeda figures after Bin Laden returned to Afghanistan…In October 2000, two future muscle hijackers Mohand al Shehri and Hamza al Ghamdi, flew from Iran to Kuwait…In November (3 other muscle hijackers) traveled in a group from Saudi Arabia to Beirut and then onward to Iran.  An associate of a senior Hezbollah operative was on the same flight that took the future hijackers to Iran…There is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of Al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers.”

Additionally, senior Al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his family lived in Iran.

FBI officials testified in February 2002 “FBI investigations to date continue to indicate that many Hezbollah subjects based in the United States have the capability to attempt terrorist attacks here should this be a desired objective of the group.”

CIA Director George Tenet testified in February 2003 “Hezbollah, as an organization with capability and worldwide presence, is [Al Qaeda’s] equal, if not a far more capable organization.”

A July 28, 2011 U.S. State Department press release reads:  “The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of six members of an al-Qa’ida network headed by Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, a prominent Iran-based al-Qa’ida facilitator, operating under an agreement between al-Qa’ida and the Iranian government.”

In 2012, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security – Iran’s primary intelligence agency – for providing material support to Hezbollah and Hamas (TERRORIST organizations), for providing Al Qaeda operatives with documents (passports, ID), facilitating Al Qaeda’s movement in Iran, and providing weapons and money to Al Qaeda in Iraq during the war there.

Approximately one week ago, U.S. Central Command Commander General Votel testified before Congress that “Iran posses the greatest long-term threat to stability in this part of the world.”

It is high time the United States government destroy Iran’s ability to wage war at all levels, including Hezbollah’s operations in Lebanon, Iran, and their cells here in the United States.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
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  1. In 1979, it was a Giant Mistake not to retaliate against Iran for their Act of War against the USA. The embassy is US property and as such we should have retaliated immediately! That would have put Iran on notice. Don’t F with US!!!! Carter was a winney! ? Same with Benghazi!

  2. OPINION:

    Fortunately, in October of 1781 when British, and Hessian-mercenaries, under the command of Lieutenant-General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to a combined American & French force during the siege of Yorktown (Virginia), the office of “President of the United States” didn’t even exist. And (God forbid) had that erstwhile paradox not been the case, if considered in light of what has contextually ensued, the American Revolutionary War might never have even been fought, much less won, and thus signal the birth of a free nation no longer fettered to the whims of a tyrannical king of England residing in splendor an ocean away.

    Yet notwithstanding nine acts of war against the United States, committed during the consecutive tenures of the 39th through 43rd presidents and demonstrably attributable to a so called “general strategic goal of the Muslim-Brotherhood in North America” i.e. a “long term” clandestine plot approved in 1987, published in 1991, and by the grace of God seized by the FBI from a subterranean basement in Annandale, Virginia in 2004, all of our above, ludicrously referenced, “Commanders in Chief” have steadfastly insisted that said nine acts of war – which in aggregate have claimed in excess of 3500, mainly American, lives, were the result of random radicalization of disturbed individuals and are thus in no way threaded to the quintet of ideologies collectively known as “Islam”.

    Those five mortal contextual misfits who have by hook or by crook been elected to the American presidency are, in a word, sociopaths and despicable LIARS, each of whom should have been impeached for having effectively refused to protect and defend the American people in the self-serving interest of e.g. dynastic power, oil and lots & lots of MIDDLE-EAST MONEY.

    Again, lest we forget, the American war of independence – WHICH GAVE US THESE BLESSED UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – effectively began near the old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts when a Redcoat of the King’s 43rd Regiment of Foot on an ad hoc detail searching for weapons, panicked at the sight of 77 “Minutemen” deployed nearby (precursors of U.S. Marines and U.S. Army Rangers) and fired “the shot heard round’ the world” with his musket. The proportional differences in then & now are (or should be) sobering.

  3. […] Some Iranians are protesting their government, but the Iranian regime continues to overtly call for the destruction of Israel and the United States while working to attain nuclear weapons.  Iran is also the largest funder of terrorism on the planet.  See UTT article here. […]

  4. […] Some Iranians are protesting their government, but the Iranian regime continues to overtly call for the destruction of Israel and the United States while working to attain nuclear weapons.  Iran is also the largest funder of terrorism on the planet.  See UTT article here. […]

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