Why was Iran and Hezbollah removed from the National Intelligence terror list? Why remove them? Why now?
Daniel Greenfield reported, “An annual report delivered recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports.
In describing Iran’s regional role, the report noted the Islamic Republic’s `intentions to dampen sectarianism, build responsive partners, and de-escalate tensions with Saudi Arabia,’ but cautioned that `Iranian leaders – particularly within the security services – are pursuing policies with negative secondary consequences for regional stability and potentially for Iran.”
Paul Bedard reported, “American officials have confirmed that Iranian military brass have endorsed a nuclear electromagnetic pulse explosion that would attack the country’s power system.
“American defense experts made the discovery while translating a secret Iranian military handbook, raising new concerns about Tehran’s recent nuclear talks with the administration….
“A knowledgeable source said that the textbook discusses an EMP attack on America in 20 different places.”
Could planning to set off a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) over another nation be considered terrorism? I guess not, at least according to the U.S. National Intelligence!
Admiral James “Ace” Lyons,former commander of the US Pacific Fleet, must be braver than National Intelligence. In a discussion on a recent radio talk show, Admiral Lyons said, “Iran has been at war with the United States for over 35 years. They have cost the lives of thousands of American’s and your listeners should never forget that Iran provided the key military and training support to the 9/11 hijackers. Without that support, that 9/11 tragedy could never have happened and 3000 innocent American’s wouldn’t have lost their lives. Iran has been at the center of the world’s leading states of terrorism. They have an apocalyptic mindset that they believe a holy war, a catastrophic holy war, will bring back their leader. Their mentality is a 7th century mentality and it is an evil regime that cannot be trusted. We’ve seen this time and time again.”
Admiral Lyons listed several terrorist activities and said that he could “trace it back to the Muslim Brotherhood and their penetration which has gone on for years, starting even before the Clinton administration, but it’s been greatly accelerated under the Obama administration where they’ve now been able to penetrate every single one of our national security agencies and intelligence agencies…. I would consider them a de facto cabinet member….
“You know, actually, your listeners should understand that there’s no difference between the Muslim brotherhood, Al-Qaida and the Islamic state. They all have the same objective, and that’s to take America down and replace our Constitution with the draconian, 7th century Sharia Law. And the Muslim brotherhood creed, which has been verified by the FBI, is to destroy America from within by our own miserable hands, and to replace our Constitution with Sharia Law. This has been verified by the FBI. This was exposed at the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, TX, which was the largest terrorist funding trial in our history. The unindicted co-conspirators at that trial were the Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the Islamic Society of North America and all these really should be taken down from the United States….
“Well they’ve been working on this for 34 years and certainly I can trace back to even under the Bush – it started every penetration in the Clinton years. In fact, Clinton’s Islamic advisor was a guy by [the name of] Al-Amoudi. And Al-Amoudi, for your listener’s information, is a guy who personally chose the first 13 Muslim clerics to go into our military chaplain corp. Al-Amoudi happens to be serving 30 years in federal prison for terrorist financing. And as far as I know, we’ve never been able to vet those 13 original chaplains and [it is] unconscionable what they’ve been able to do. In fact, some of the restricted rules of engagement, in my view, have their genesis coming out of the Muslim Brotherhood; unnecessarily exposed our wonderful military personnel to these draconian restricted rules. In fact, our enemy, the Taliban, knew the rules better than we did. If you saw an enemy implanting an IED and he was walking away, you couldn’t shoot him. This is nonsense…
“Absolutely, and since you mentioned Khobar Towers, as you recall in ’96, we had a truck bomb go off outside Khobar Towers, killing 19 US Air Force personnel and wounding almost 500; the ones who were behind that was Iran and that was proven in court. And also, I should tell you, Judge Daniels, in 2011 in NY district court found Iran guilty in the 9/11 terrorist attack.”
When asked why there was no retaliation with all this proof, and even negotiations with Iran to have the capacity to produce nuclear weapons, the Admiral replied, “It’s mind boggling. Because let me just tell you, you know there was this school of thought by the Washington-Iranian lobby who keeps trying to promote the view that since we were able to deter the Soviets we can do the same thing with Iran. That’s pure hogwash. Even great scholars like Bernard Lewis have come to the reluctant conclusion that Iran cannot be deterred. And other scholars like Matthew Koneg in his recent book – and this is a scholar who worked in the office of the Secretary of Defense in 2011 and 2012 – have not come to the conclusion that the only way for us to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is for us to conduct a military strike. It’s all there.”
I gave you only part of the interview, but I believe I gave you enough to illustrate the absurdity of the Obama administration in negotiating with Iran and in taking them off the terror list. I believe Iran and Hezbollah were removed from the terrorist list because it just would not look right for the Obama administration to be negotiating with terrorists. The Obama administration does not appear to have a desire to stop the Iranians but is supporting them in their efforts to have a nuclear ability. Iran must be stopped, but the United States probably will not do it. It looks more and more like Israel will be the nation to stop them, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the man to lead that nation. May God bless Israel, and may God bless the USA!