Where will they come from next?
And where will they go?
UPDATE: More hyperventilating over the South American terrorist narrative, including the obligatory mention of the 1992 and 1994 Argentine bombings:
Argentine officials believe Hezbollah is still active in the TBA. They attribute the detonation of a car bomb outside Israel’s embassy in Buenos Aires on 17 March 1992 to Hezbollah extremists. Officials also maintain that with Iran’s assistance, Hezbollah carried out a car-bomb attack on the main building of the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires on 18 July 1994 in protest of the Israeli-Jordanian peace agreement that year.Plus check out this new bad guy, a Venezuelan of Syrian descent known as "The Turk" or "The Arab." Hot damn is that a trifecta? Three or four enemies in one?
Even ahead of the IISS dossier’s publication, the most shocking revelations into the global interconnectedness of Latin American governments and Middle Eastern terrorist groups have come from Walid Makled, Venezuela’s latter-day Pablo Escobar, who was arrested on August 19, 2010 in Cúcuta, a town on the Venezuelan-Colombian border. A Venezuelan of Syrian descent known variously as “El Turco” (“The Turk”) or “El Arabe” (“The Arab”), he is allegedly responsible for smuggling 10 tons of cocaine a month into the US and Europe – a full 10% of the world’s supply and 60% of Europe’s supply. His massive infrastructure and distribution network make this entirely plausible, as well as entirely implausible the Venezuelan government did not know. Makled owned Venezuela’s biggest airline, Aeropostal, huge warehouses in Venezuela’s biggest port, Puerto Cabello, and bought enormous quantities of urea (used in cocaine processing) from a government-owned chemical company.
Donde los clown pants? End update.
A13 has got an excellent post up about the possibility of Germany being 'in the crosshairs,' mentioning an excellent comment Mouser has left a few places:
"Putting the MSM announcements together, Europe is about to have a nuclear bomb set off. Which country of the G-20 is bucking at the bit of implementation of the NWO by zionist Rothschild and his crony banking families? Which country has endured over sixty years of being the 'bad guys' in the fake 6 million gas chamber holohoax? Which country has been paying repatriations (literally billions) to zionists and israel for something which never happened? Which country refused to be a part of the 'No Fly Zone' over non-IMF Libya? Which country refuses to put boots on the ground with NATO against Libya? Which country had a double rotar head-of-state helicopter accident as a warning three days sfter saying "no more" to Nitwityahoo?" (end snip)The comments have more narrative possibilities from freethinker (click through for details):
An Iranian terror group associated with Al Qaeda are pissed off that their nuclear bomb-making plans have been stymied by Siemans and Stuxnet so take revenge by blowing up a German nuclear plant. Maybe they could use a 'Pakistani' nuke....Is nobody going to play 'Guess the Narrative' with me?Mm hmm. And let's not forget about the Philippines, and the Abu Sayyaf, which originated in Pakistan way back in the day.
Well my (slightly) tongue-in-cheek effort was rather strained, I hadn't noticed (distracted by a wedding and death of a bogie-man) that the MSM were already laying the foundations of an Al-Qaeda-Morocco-Iran-Germany narrative.
Security advisor: Abu Sayyaf to "disintegrate" after bin Laden's death
(Updated 5:18 p.m.) The al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group would "disintegrate" now that the international terrorist kingpin Osama bin Laden is dead, National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia said Wednesday. At a press briefing in Malacañang, Garcia said the Abu Sayyaf, which is allegedly receiving money from al-Qaeda, has lost its "leadership, people, and logistics" to carry out terrorist attacks. He said a large number of Abu Sayyaf members in southern Philippines have already "lost their ideological beliefs."
Wait... wha?? It's not going to DISINTEGRATE?!?
CORRECTION: Abu Sayyaf threat in PH stays despite bin Laden's death
MANILA, Philippines—Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, killed by US special forces in Pakistan on Monday, never set foot in the Philippines but he was an inspiration for terrorist groups, like the Abu Sayyaf, operating in the remote southern Philippine isles. On Sept. 11, 2001, when hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon—symbols of US economic and military might—armed men in the jungles of Basilan raised their guns and exclaimed, “Allahu Akbar (God is Great)!” They were members of the Al-Harakatul Al-Islamiya, or the Abu Sayyaf Group, a gang involved in bombing attacks and kidnap-for-ransom activities. Their jubilation was witnessed by several hostages they had taken from the Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan, the Jose Reyes Hospital in Lamitan and a coconut plantation in Tuburan. The hostages included the American missionary couple Martin and Gracia Burnham.
Well that's better. Boy that was SO LUCKY THAT THE HOSTAGES WITNESSED THE JUBILATION OF THESE TERRORISTS ON 911, huh?, because it keeps the NARRATIVE ALIVE. A little cottage industry has sprung up just from this one incident.
It's always very good to have certain things that happened ten, twenty, sixty, seventy years ago constantly brought up, while other things are so very conveniently forgotten. It's like listening to a record skip. It's that annoying.
Plus, plus people, there's always South America. We can't forget about South America.
Argentina Reaches Out to Iran Despite AMIA Charges, by Janie Hulse Najenson, May 3, 2011 in America's Quarterly
Let's see what she says.
The 1992 and 1994 bombings of the Israeli Embassy and the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) killing over 100 people in Buenos Aires remain fresh in the minds of Argentineans. This has been true in part because those responsible for the terrorist acts—including a few Iranian government officials—have not yet been brought to justice and the Jewish community, publicly supported by the current and previous Kirchner administrations, has relentlessly sought closure.
Let's rephrase that. She is saying that the Jewish community, supported by the current and past administration, has relentlessly sought closure. BUT those responsible for the terrorist acts, including some Iranian government officials, have not been brought to justice.
No justice, no closure, despite the relentless Jewish community on the case, with official support, keeping it alive in the minds of the Argentinians.
How can this be? How can the Jewish community, relentless and with official support, fail to hold people accountable for these 1992 and 1994 terrorist incidents?
Perhaps it has something to do with who is really responsible for those terrorist incidents? Perhaps it is just a lot more convenient to be able to bring these two incidents up over and over and over again, until people want to scream, than it would be to get to the bottom of it?
"The weapons could easily be smuggled into the United States. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization supported by the Iranian government and is no stranger to open hostilities. One need only recall the thousands of missiles and rockets the organization fired upon Israel in the summer of 2006, the many operations carried out in Lebanon and the bombing of Jewish sites in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994."
"Iran’s longest arm stretches into Latin America. As of the early 1990s, Hezbollah had established a presence in the tri-border area between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. This lawless zone enables the Khomeinist network to develop illegal financial activities and train and plan for terrorist attacks in the region. The 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center there are prime examples of Tehran’s terrorist activities and global reach."
...The 1992 attack killed 29, only 4 of them Israelis. Most of the victims were Argentine civilians and children. And the inquiries into the Argentine attacks cited as proof were cursory and marred by accusations of serious mishandling. Such as, for instance, that investigators ascertained that in BOTH CASES the explosives were inside the Israeli-controlled buildings, and did not arrive via truck-driving-suicide-bombing-Hezbollahniks.
That's right. The EVIDENCE shows something entirely different.
However, a technical report ordered by Argentina’s Supreme Court will find that the bomb was placed inside the building: “Court official Guillermo Lopez said that the investigation had ascertained that the explosives had been located on the first floor of the diplomatic headquarters. ‘The engineers established, with 99 percent certainty, the exact location where the explosives were and the quantity that was used.’” That conclusion is angrily rejected by Israel. [NotiSur, 8/16/1996] The case remains unsolved. [Ha'aretz, 3/17/2008]
Forensic Evidence - Critics will also argue that the forensic evidence suggests that the bomb exploded inside the building, rather than in the street. This will be the conclusion reached by Charles Hunter, an explosives expert with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) who was part of the investigation. Hunter will quickly identify “major discrepancies” between the car-bomb thesis and the blast pattern recorded in photos. A report drafted two weeks later will note that, in the wake of the bombing, merchandise in a store immediately to the right of AMIA was tightly packed against its front windows and merchandise in another shop had been blown out onto the street—suggesting that the blast came from inside rather than outside. Hunter will also say he does not understand how the building across the street could still be standing if the bomb had exploded in front of AMIA. Investigators will find no conclusive evidence against any Iranian diplomat. The US ambassador to Argentina at the time, James Cheek, will comment in a 2008 article: “To my knowledge, there was never any real evidence of [Iranian responsibility]. They never came up with anything.” [Nation, 1/18/2008] Nevertheless, in November 2007, Argentina, with strong support from the US and Israel, will successfully persuade Interpol to issue arrest warrants against several Iranian officials and one Lebanese Hezbollah militant. [Wall Street Journal, 1/15/2008]
So ask yourself again, why does the Jewish community pursue this relentlessly, with official support of the current and previous administration, and yet never get any arrests of the people responsible? Answer: because they never want to get the people responsible. Because the explosives were IN THEIR OWN BUILDINGS, meaning the people responsible are Jews. Thus, it can not have happened that way. Instead they just want to repeat the FANTASY NARRATIVE over and over and over again, and let more and more time pass, so that no one will ever bother to go back and check, and eventually it will become baked in and that makes it real enough to build the next lie on.
It's important to appreciate the PATIENCE and PLANNING involved in setting these narratives up. It literally takes decades of accumulated lies, one on top of another on top of another. One must appreciate the PREMEDITATION inherent in creating such an elaborate narrative matrix. There have to be people with institutional memory in key positions in all these think tanks to effectively guide the fresh new talent, so that the narrative always advances in the preferred direction.
Back to AQ, where we read about the "very alarming" commercial ties with Iran :
Argentina is trading with Iran to replace lost sales to China and India. Argentina is trading with Iran "despite political tensions resulting from Iran's suspected involvement in the attacks" -- the attacks twenty years ago, for which no evidence against Iran was ever found. How big are those political tensions again? Oh they're huge.More recently, however, there was a media stir instigated by a controversial Perfil news article on March 26 that accused Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman of brokering a secret deal with the Iranians to set aside the embassy and AMIA investigations in favor of increased commercial ties with Iran. Mr. Timerman did not outright deny the accusation, which ruffled feathers at home and in Israel where he was scheduled to visit a few weeks later. Tactful diplomacy and indirect denials during his official visit to Israel in early April helped smooth relations. Moreover, the newspaper did not provide evidence to back its claim and the issue has been publicly dropped. Nonetheless, the recent controversy calls into question the authenticity of the Argentinean government’s public displays of support for the AMIA cause as it more quietly seeks closeness with Iran.It was announced by local media in April that Argentina will increase its sales of soy oil to Iran in 2011, despite political tensions resulting from Iran´s suspected involvement in the attacks. The sales to Iran will help compensate for the loss in exports to China resulting from a commercial feud in late 2010 and diminished Argentinean exports to India. Iran is Argentina’s principal maize importer and, in 2010, became the second-largest importer of soy products from the South American region.
About 2" tall. But we have a really good pump.
And it goes on.
Alberto Nisman. You can read more about him in these posts:On April 6, the Brazilian magazine Veja published an article claiming that there are more than 20 terrorists from Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaeda recruiting, raising funds and planning attacks in Brazil. According to the magazine, the Iranian Mohsen Rabbani, on Interpol´s most wanted list for his participation in the 1994 AMIA attack, visits Brazil occasionally on a false passport.The chief prosecutor in the AMIA case, Alberto Nisman, is particularly alarmed by the Veja report. In an interview with the most widely read Argentinean daily newspaper, Clarín, Nisman explains that a false passport does not explain how the Brazilian authorities did not recognize Rabbani as his picture is in all the international capture lists put out by Interpol. Nisman was quoted by Clarín as saying ¨the Brazilian authorities could have detained him (Rabbani) if they just took minimum precaution.¨ Rabbani was the mastermind behind the AMIA center attack and, according to Nisman, his logistic coordinator Samuel Salman el Reda, had a safe-house in Sergipe 67, in Foz do Iguaçu. (the Brazilian side of the tri-border area). Nisman labels the situation ¨very serious¨ should the information about Rabbani´s travels to Brazil revealed by Veja be confirmed by his investigation.The same day as the Veja publication, Rabbani participated in a friendly radio interview with Argentinean protest organizer and long-time Kirchner supporter, Luis D´elía. During their conversation, Rabbani denied traveling to Brazil on a false passport and claimed that he has been teaching in Iran since leaving his post as Cultural Attaché in the Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1997. He also said he will not subject himself to the Argentinean justice system, calling the accusations against him ¨smoke curtains¨ for their lack of evidence. Rabbani argued, “Iran is guilty because it’s against Zionism, against racism and against the United States.”
the Bangkok of Latin America
setting up the spotlight
He seems to be the official gatekeeper to make sure that this case never gets solved, no matter how much he bitches pisses and moans about it. No matter what happens, he just points to Iran.
The AQ article concludes with more Jewish organizations pushing the panic button:
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, an international Jewish human rights organization, expressed alarm at the information published by Veja and immediately sent a letter to the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, requesting a response to the article’s allegations and urging the government “to investigate the scope of the terror network and to move promptly to dismantle it.” Sergio Widder, the Wiesenthal Center´s Director for Latin America, quoted Brazil’s State Attorney, Alexander Camanho de Assis, who has warned that “there is a new generation of Islamist extremists in our country. It is imperative to confront this threat without delay.” As of April 25, the Center has not received any response from the government.In March 2011, the Argentinean government officially recognized the Palestinian state as defined in 1967, before the Six Day War. This new policy shift together with the accusations of collusion with Iran raise doubts regarding the Argentinean government’s commitment to the anti-terrorism causes held up the Jewish community. Heralded as a leader of counter-terrorism in the Latin American region since the 1990s, the Argentinean government is now flirting with dictatorial, terrorist-harboring regimes like Iran. Yet Argentina is not alone as other South American countries, including Brazil, have also softened their stance toward Middle East dictators and have publicly supported the Palestinian cause.It is clear that South American governments are more willing to do business and form strategic alliances with Middle Eastern governments. The question remains how this will affect international terrorism efforts within the region.
Accusations of collusion raise doubts. It couldn't be easier! Do the accusations have to be factual? No. Just accuse anyone of not being committed to the "ANTI-TERRORISM CAUSES HELD UP [by - sic.] THE JEWISH COMMUNITY," and you're done. The targeted government is now "flirting with dictatorial, terrorist-harboring regimes LIKE Iran." And Brazil too. Making nice with the Palestinians? Tsk tsk tsk.
Too many people getting out of line lately.
Time to make an example of someone?
Which terrorist group?
Who will be the lucky winners?