Monday, May 13, 2013
"Terrorist super-axis to strike within U.S."
Imminent attacks planned by al-Qaida, Quds Forces, Hezbollah.
Published: 37 mins ago
By: Reza Kahlili
Reza Kahlili, author of the award-winning book "A Time to Betray," served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI). He regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism in the Middle East.
Iran has given the go-ahead to operatives of three terrorist groups who have infiltrated the United States to carry out their missions, including what is expected to be a Mumbai-style attack on a hotel where innocent bystanders would be killed, WND has learned.
A full report with many details of the missions has been passed on to U.S. officials and to a congressional intelligence committee.
Three targets have been chosen within America for imminent attack and the terror teams have now cut communications with the operational center in Iran, a sign that they are moving ahead with the attacks, according to a high-level intelligence officer within the Islamic regime.
The regime believes that if even one of the attacks occurs, the operation would be a success and that it won’t be traced back to Iran due to the nationalities of the operators, he said. It is likely that one of the attacks will resemble the one in Mumbai in 2008, the source added, in which a hotel was attacked, hostages were taken and 164 people were killed over several days.
India alleges that Pakistan used proxies to carry out that attack so it wouldn’t be traced back to Pakistan, just as Iran now is using proxies to hide its current terrorism. The information provided by the source provides details of a new jihadist coalition with a focus on creating instability in America.
The source said the regime views the Boston bombing as a successful terrorist attack in which fear was created, U.S. intelligence questioned and a sense of security diminished. There has yet to be any link to any specific group or country.
As WND reported exclusively on April 22, the regime’s Quds Forces have done extensive planning on gatherings, events and high-value targets in the United States, but for two years have focused on events such as the Boston Marathon and run an extensive network of terrorists out of South Asia.
A Feb. 14, 2010, meeting in Iran either set up this new jihadist coalition or continued the coalition among the Quds Forces, Hezbollah and al-Qaida. The latter was formed years ago by Imad Mugniyeh, the dead mastermind terrorist from Hezbollah, under the direction of Ahmad Vahidi, then the head of the Quds Forces and the current Iranian defense minister, to collaborate on their fight against America.
At the 2010 meeting, Qasem Soleimani (the head of the Quds Forces), Seif Adel (the operational head of al-Qaida) and Mustafa Badr al-Din (the operational head of Hezbollah) devised a plan for operations against America under a new coalition, dubbed the “Coalition of Muslim Soldiers.” This coalition includes al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida offshoot based in Somalia, and has its central command in the Iranian city of Kerman with command and control centers in the Iranian provinces of Kerman, Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kurdistan, and Sistan and Baluchistan, the source said.
The coalition, led by Soleimani with Iran the main source of funding, is based on a strategic collaboration and devoid of ideological differences and opinions of Shiite and Sunni Marjas. The main operational commanders, mostly well-known terrorists, are:
Gen. Soleimani, the head of the Quds Forces with full power given to him by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Brig. Gen. Abdolreza Shahlabi of the Quds Forces.
Brig. Gen. Hamed Abdollahi of the Quds Forces.
Brig. Gen. Hossein Movahedian of the Quds Forces.
Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr of the Quds Forces.
Seif Adel, the operational head of al-Qaida.
Abdol Rahman Yasin of al-Qaida operations.
Abu Saeed al-Mesri of al-Qaida in Latin America.
Adnan ShokriJuma of al-Qaida in America.
Hakimalah Masoud of al-Qaida operations.
Mustafa Badr al-Din, the operations head of Hezbollah (and the brother-in-law and cousin of the dead terrorist Imad Mugniyah) who now serves as Mugnyiah’s replacement as the military leader of Hezbollah and who also serves as the deputy to the Quds’ Soliemani.
Talal Hamieh, the head of the External Security Organization, strategic planning and funding for Hezbollah in Venezuela (he commutes directly from Venezuela to Damascus, Syria, then to Lebanon and back).
Fozi Mohammad Mostafa of Hezbollah operations.
Mohammad Ali Hamdi of Hezbollah operations in Toronto, Canada (he targets nuclear power plants and other sites in Canada).
Ebrahim Saleh Mohammad al-Yaghoub of Hezbollah operations.
Mohammad Ahmad al-Monavar, the operations commander for Abu Nidal.
Jahad Servan Mostafa, the operations commander for al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Based on intelligence and infiltration by Western intelligence agencies into institutions, operations and cultural centers of radical Arab Islamists after 9/11, the new coalition recruits non-Arab Islamists from many other nationalities and Arabs from countries not on the hot list for American agencies.
Iran believes that the perception of security in America that has helped empower its actions in the Middle East must be turned 180 degrees, not only to defeat and derail all U.S. calculations based on gathered intelligence but to destabilize the political, economic and social conditions in America, the source said.
Based on that understanding, he said, America through its military might has kept the fight in the Islamic region and away from its homeland and its allies’ turf. Now continuous operations must be conducted in the U.S. homeland to change that equation, they believe.
More than 2,600 targets, including public places, government buildings and military installations, have been chosen for attack and reconnaissance has been done. Information about some of the targets, based on direct knowledge of the source, has been given to U.S. officials to neutralize the threat and confront the terrorists. They include specific government buildings, news networks, malls and sports events.
This new coalition has also prepared for a major attack to avenge al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden’s killing to satisfy Seif Adel, the operational head of al-Qaida, for his collaboration with the Islamic regime ruling Iran.
The radical regime ruling Iran has set up several channels for financial support of the new coalition with its terrorist activities. Multiple commerce, cultural and financial institutions in the U.S. are part of that network. The connection includes individuals running businesses in Damascus and its connections to al-Qaida operatives in America.
Since 2001, more than $270 million has been invested in the expansion of mosques and Islamic centers in America by institutions in the Iranian city of Qom. As part of the coalition’s plan, some 27 mosques and Islamic centers in America are their target for collaboration, infiltration and recruitment of sympathizers for various missions, including reconnaissance and terrorist acts.
The source said the new coalition, due to its composition of different people in Central Asia, is a very complex organization.
The publication of a limited version of the full report is an intention to put the Islamic regime on notice that should it go ahead with its planned attacks in the U.S. homeland, it should be held responsible, the source said.