Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hezbollah Surfaces in Mexico

Mike Evans
For years, in both books and editorials, I have warned that Iran was sponsoring Hezbollah operatives in Mexico and Central America. Skeptics murmured that it was simply Islamophobia. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Unfortunately,the truth is not always accepted by those who wish to either laugh in derision or bury their heads in the proverbial sand when it comes to radical Muslim fanatics.

For more than two decades I have seen this battle coming and have been crying out with books such as The Jerusalem Scroll in ‘99. In it I wrote about Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and Islamic Jihad’s attempts to blow up Los Angeles and New York. The ridicule stopped on September 11th.

Vindication finally came this week in the form of the arrest of three Hezbollah members in Mérida, Mexico over a period of several days. Two of the detainees carried passports issued by the country of Belize. Reforma, a newspaper in that city, listed one of those detained as US national, Rafic Mohammad LabbounAllaboun, who also traveled under Belizean documents.

Allaboun had been under investigation by US intelligence authorities who identified him as a member of the Iran’s proxy organization. All three men were being held in Houston, Texas. It is entirely believable now that Iran has paid the Mexican Mafia a fortune to imbed Hezbollah terrorists.

Several weeks ago, I had breakfast with the governor of Texas at which time I presented him with a copy of my novel, Seven Days. It is based on an attack on Iran’s nuclear reactors over a seven-day period. It has a second seven-day period which tells of the Iranian plan to send Hezbollah terrorists into the US through the Mexican mafia.

Head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has been asked by congressional members to examine the reported presence of Hezbollah terrorists on the border with Mexico. According to North Carolina Representative Sue Myrick, “We have typically seen tattoos [on those arrested] in Arabic, but Farsi implies a Persian influence that can likely be traced back to Iran and its proxy army, Hezbollah.”

In July 2010 Jameel Nasr, a Hezbollah member with ties to Lebanon, was arrested in Tijuana. He had reportedly been entrusted with the task of setting up a network in both Mexico and South America. Another Hezbollah operative was arrested the same year in New York City. He allegedly had control of an accumulation of weapons in Mexico. His hoard was said to have been secreted in Mexico and contained M-16 assault rifles, AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 plastic explosives, and antitank weapons. According to Yousef, the weapons, which were being stored in Mexico, had been stolen from Iraq with the help of his cousin who was a member of Hezbollah.

While the US does well to be concerned about terrorism in other parts of the world, perhaps it is time to look closer home. It is calculated that more than 4,000 illegal aliens cross the border from Mexico to Arizona daily. This does not include tallies of those who cross into Texas, California, or New Mexico. It is mindboggling to think that among those who sneak into this country undocumented are terrorists bent on murdering US citizens.

It is time that Washington takes the matter seriously. It is one thing to be politically-correct; it is another to risk another 9/11 because of the fear of offending someone.

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