"The Americans deserve to be targeted because of their support to the enemy... It is a question of time before the revolutionary organizations in the Middle East will start targeting the Americans," said Abu Nasser, speaking to WND from Nablus.
The al-Aqsa Brigades is not thought to possess the ability to attack inside the US, but there are concerns its ally, Hizbullah, has infiltrated America and is seeking to attack.
American law enforcement officials said they are taking the Hizbullah threats seriously. "Because of the heightened difficulties surrounding US-Iranian relations, the FBI has increased its focus on Hizbullah," said FBI spokesman Paul Bresson in Washington. "Those investigations relate particularly to the potential presence of Hizbullah members on US soil."
William Kowalski, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI in Detroit, asked, "If the situation escalates, will Hizbullah take the gloves off, so to speak, and attack here in the United States, which they've been reluctant to do until now?" Detroit is home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the United States. Hizbullah sympathizers have been caught fund-raising in the city.
The sources told the [New York] Post about a dozen hard-core supporters of Hizbullah are operating in the New York area. They said the possible Hizbullah agents have been placed under heavy surveillance.
Hizbullah never has launched a strike on US soil, but prior to al-Qaeda's September 11, 2001, attacks, it was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist group.
Scintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
I know our southern border is intact....oops that's right they wont address that until the November elections. In the mean time I can feel secure when I call my insurace company to change my address I must comply with the Patriot Act and indentify that I am a "US" Citizen or Legal Alien. Bevis and Butt to the rescue.
Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation....We have assumed control.....We have assumed control......
JCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
That's not fair. They have rights too! I don't see why the American government must put these Hezbollah extremists under survaillance. I think we would all be better served if we got a few rabbis together and invited the Hezbollah supporters over to a Jewish temple for milk, cookies, and a discussion on religion in the 21st century. That's just my opinion though.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
Quoting JCS17 (Reply 2): That's not fair. They have rights too! I don't see why the American government must put these Hezbollah extremists under survaillance. I think we would all be better served if we got a few rabbis together and invited the Hezbollah supporters over to a Jewish temple for milk, cookies, and a discussion on religion in the 21st century. That's just my opinion though.
Unfortunately, Jcs, there are people who think like that. Who think that Hezbollah is just a peaceful entity; that nations' like the U.S. have no right to defend themselves, even if these thugs are making war on them. It's absolutely mind-boggling that many have such a view of the world, but it is what it is.
Who are these people now clamoring by the thousands for international rescue? I was quite startled to hear, in an online audio report posted by the Daily Telegraph, that British passport-holders evacuated to Cyprus were undergoing "Home Office screening" to determine whether they "might constitute a threat." The report reasoned that this made sense "because obviously we're talking about a large number of people who have lived in the Middle East most of their lives."
Britain's navy re-patriating what you might call extreme expatriates who potentially pose a "threat" to Britain as a partner in the so-called war on terror. This makes the following headline from the Guardian all the more inapt: "Britain's biggest sea evacuation since Dunkirk." As I recall, none of the 300,000 Dunkirk evacuees required a security screening before returning home.
As the New York Times reported from Dearborn, "For miles along West Warren -- in hair salons, restaurants and meat markets -- shopkeepers and their relatively few customers stared at televisions tuned in to Al Jazeera." Incidentally, there were "relatively few" customers out and about only because, as one baker knew, "most of his regular customers were home watching [Al Jazeera], just as they had all day, every day," since Israel's offensive began.
Why does this matter? Al Jazeera, of course, is the relentlessly anti-American, anti-Israeli, jihad-boosting "news" network. To find TVs in the heartland tuned in to this station today is roughly akin to coming across an American town, circa 1942, tuned in to Axis propagandists Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw Haw.
A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
Quoting RJpieces (Reply 6): Why does this matter? Al Jazeera, of course, is the relentlessly anti-American, anti-Israeli, jihad-boosting "news" network. To find TVs in the heartland tuned in to this station today is roughly akin to coming across an American town, circa 1942, tuned in to Axis propagandists Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw Haw.
It's also an Arab news network which is catering to those who speak the language... you're forgetting that not all immigrants speak English... so regardless of your opinion on the network itself, there is a reason why it is happening.
Twenty-five groups, including the Islamic Society of North America and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, urged FBI Director Robert Mueller in a letter to instruct field offices and agents to avoid unwarranted profiling and to respect legal protections during questioning.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
In order to prevent a lot of duplication, and in order to prevent the arguments spiralling out of control, we have decided to create four official threads to deal with the current conflict involving Israel and Lebanon in the Middle East. Please find these discussions here: