The Associated Press reports that Iran is still a growing threat to the US and the West;
The report’s conclusions expand on comments late last year from U.S. terrorism officials who told Congress that the Quds Force and Hezbollah, which often coordinate efforts, have become “a significant source of concern” for the U.S. The Quds Force is an elite wing of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, the defenders of Iran’s ruling clerics and their hold on power.
The report comes amid ongoing tensions between Iran and the West, including a persistent stalemate over scheduling six-party talks on Tehran’s nuclear program and anger over reports that the U.S. and Israel were behind the Stuxnet computer attack that forced the temporary shutdown of thousands of centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010.
It’s like it’s still 1979 here. I mean, there’s evidence that Iran supported the insurgency in Iraq, that they’re aiding the Taliban. their weaponry shows up around the world, even in the conflict in Africa, but somehow we need a report to tell us that they’re a growing threat.
More than 20 terror attacks by Hezbollah or Quds Force operatives were thwarted around the world between May 2011 and July 2012, with nine coming in the first nine months of 2012, Levitt said in the report.
Iran is the war we should have fought after Iraq. There’s no way around it – no one is going to be safe on this planet until Iran is brought into the community of nations and they’ve made it clear that’s not going to happen.