IRAN MOVING SLEEPER CELLS INTO AMERICA? Congresswoman: Cartels may be smuggling Hezbollah across border
Posted on November 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM EST
by Drew Zahn
A U.S. congresswoman is warning that while the worldâ€™s eyes are on Iranâ€™s growing threat against Israel, the Islamic nationâ€™s terrorist surrogates may have already formed sleeper cells here in the United States.
Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., asserted in a radio interview today she believes itâ€™s possible that Hezbollah, the radical terrorist organization tied to Iran, may be working with Mexican cartels to funnel not only drugs, but also terrorist sleeper agents into the U.S.
â€śFormer [Defense Intelligence Agency] people and others have told me what is going on, there have been a couple of arrests in this country relative to people who have had ties to Hezbollah or Iran, and my concern has been with the drug cartels and the gangs that are operating in Mexico,â€ť Myrick said. â€śThere is, what I have been told, a very strong presence there of coordination between the two.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m very concerned about the fact that theyâ€™ve been in Central America and South America for so long â€“ we all know that, thatâ€™s a recognized fact â€“ and our border is not secure,â€ť Myrick continued. â€śWe do not know who is in this country, and I really believe because of what is happening, because of the growing presence of Iran, their influence in those areas â€“ and it is a growing presence â€“ that there is just an opportunity for them, with our weak border that we have, to come into our country.â€ť
Myrick explained that she has been asking the Obama administration for years to expand its drug and border investigations to include activities of terrorists funneling through, â€śbut there just hasnâ€™t been any movement whatsoever to get this done.â€ť
Klein asked Myrick why the Obama hasnâ€™t moved the Department of Homeland Security to action.
â€śI have no idea,â€ť she answered, â€ś[but] one of these days weâ€™re going to wake up with a very big surprise.â€ť
Klein further pressed his guest about Iranâ€™s nuclear aspirations and the possibility that having surrogate Hezbollah agents crossing the U.S.-Mexican border could bring the worst of Islamic terror to the U.S.
â€śA lot of people think the Iranian threat is thousands of miles away â€“ itâ€™s all about Israel, itâ€™s all about the Middle East, it doesnâ€™t affect the United States,â€ť Klein said. â€śYes it does! They could give nuclear capability to Hezbollah, and then weâ€™re talking about suitcase nukes, EMP threat, who knows?â€ť
Myrick confirmed both she and her contacts in the Drug Enforcement Administration are â€śvery concernedâ€ť about â€śwhat have they already brought into the country and where is it and what can they do to cause harm to us, because thatâ€™s their intention. Itâ€™s no secret. They publicly say that.â€ť
Myrick has sounded the alarm before.
Earlier this year, after an alleged Iranian operative plotted to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington using a hired gun on loan from a Mexican drug cartel, Myrick asserted the DHS was ignoring mounting evidence of a Hezbollah presence in Mexico.
â€śI donâ€™t have a lot of faith in the Department of Homeland Security,â€ť said Myrick. â€śThey should be looking at these groups in Mexico much more closely.â€ť
DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart similarly told Fox News, â€śThe dangerous connection between drug trafficking and terrorism cannot be overstated.â€ť
â€śGiven the evidence available,â€ť Myrick also told Fox, â€śit only makes sense that DHS should, at the very least, investigate the presence of Hezbollah along our Southern border, regardless of who is in office.â€ť