Iranian and Western officials are in Lausanne, Switzerland rushing to reach a nuclear framework agreement by an end-of-month deadline, which means today.
It doesn’t help that an Iranian defector, a journalist who was a close media aide to Iran’s president and was present at the nuclear talks, said on television after his defection that the U.S. negotiation team is an advocate (“speaks for”) for Iran at the negotiation table.
And so it is with good reason that on March 29, 2015, in Jerusalem, newly reelected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. More ominously, Netanyahu said that “Iran is maneuvering from the south to take over the entire Middle East.” Referring to the unrest in Yemen, Netanyahu said that “While [world powers] convene to sign this deal, Iran’s proxies in Yemen are conquering large swaths of land in an effort to overtake the Bab al-Mandab straits, so that they can change the balance of power in shipping oil.”
Netanyahu’s assertion is corroborated by none other than Qassem Suleimani, Iranian military mastermind and head of the foreign arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, who recently was quoted by Business Insider as proclaiming:
“We are witnessing the export of the Islamic Revolution throughout the [Middle East] region. From Bahrain and Iraq to Syria, Yemen and North Africa.”
Tony Badran, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains what Suleimani meant: “When he talks about exporting the Islamic Revolution, Suleimani is referring to a very specific template. It’s the template that the Khomeinist revolutionaries first set up in Lebanon 36 years ago by cloning the various instruments that were burgeoning in Iran as the Islamic revolutionary regime consolidated its power.”
Iran and its proxies are well positioned in several Middle Eastern countries.
But it’s not just the Middle East.
Iran is also a terror threat to the Western hemisphere — to Latin America and to the United States.
Alberto Nisman was an Argentine lawyer and federal prosecutor, noted for being the chief investigator of the worst terrorist attack in Argentina’s history — the 1994 car bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires, AMIA, which killed 85 people.
On January 19, 2015, Nisman was found shot in the head in his locked apartment in Buenos Aires.
According to Linette Lopez of the Business Insider, March 20, 2015, Nisman had been zeroing in on Iran’s terror threat to Latin America before he was murdered. Testimonies from journalists and government officials say that Nisman was working to blow the lid off the entire workings of Iran’s terrorist organization in Latin America.
On March 18, 2015, in a written statement titled “Brazil as an operational hub for Iran and Islamic Terrorism,” Brazilian investigative journalist Leonardo Coutinho told the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs what he found from years of work looking into Iran’s penetration of Brazil, as well as Nisman’s tireless work. Coutinho said:
“Official investigations carried out by Argentine, American, and Brazilian authorities have revealed how Brazil figures into the intricate network set up to ‘export Iran’s Islamic Revolution’ to the West, by both establishing legitimacy and regional support while simultaneously organizing and planning terrorist attacks. Despite the fact that Brazil has never been the target of one of these terrorist attacks, the country plays the role of a safe haven for Islamic extremist groups….”
Coutinho noted that Nisman’s 502-page dictum on the 1994 Buenos Aires terrorist attack “not only describes the operations of the network responsible for this terrorist attack, it also names those who carried it out. Consequently, the document lists twelve people in Brazil with ties to [Iran’s Lebanese proxy and a terrorist organization] Hezbollah, who reside or resided in Brazil. Seven of these operatives had either direct or indirect participation in the AMIA bombing.” In other words, Hezbollah and top government officials in Iran had orchestrated the AMIA attack.
Before he was murdered, Nisman identified Iranian mullah Mohsen Rabbani as an architect of the AMIA attack and the leader of Iran’s cell in Latin America. (Rabbani was a contact of Abdul Kadir, a former Guyana politician who is now serving a sentence of life in prison in the US for plotting to attack New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport in 2007. Kadir was prosecuted, with some assistance from Nisman, by none other than US attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.)
Although Nisman’s investigation had been lauded by none other than Brazil’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the Argentine administration eventually cast Nisman’s findings on AMIA, Iran, and Hezbollah aside.
Reportedly, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, had ensured that Iranian and Hezbollah agents were furnished with passports and flights that would allow them to move freely around South America and to Iran. From there, it was a matter of fund-raising for Iran’s agents — co-opting drug cartels, and sometimes hiding in remote, lawless parts of Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and other countries that lack the infrastructural, legal, and economic resources to root out Iran’s agents of terror.
At the same March 18 House committee hearing, Peru’s former vice interior minister testified that “Iran and Hezbollah, two forces hostile to US interests, have made significant inroads in Peru, almost without detection, in part because of our weak institutions, prevalent criminal enterprise, and various stateless areas. These elements are particularly weak in the southern mountainous region of my country.”
But Iran is a terror threat not just to South America, but also to North America — the United States.
The Iranian regime has forged an alliance with the New Black Panthers and Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam against their “common enemy” — the United States of America.
Louis Farrakhan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & Malik Shabazz
Benny Johnson reports for The Blaze that on May 19, 2012 on Black Panther Radio, National Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz described a secretive meeting between himself, Louis Farrakhan, then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and fifty Imams.
The meeting, according to Shabazz, took place on September 27, 2010 in New York city during Ahmadinejad’s controversial visit to the UN. The details of the meeting have never been publicly revealed, but in new audio uncovered by The Blaze, Shabazz details the nature of the meeting and the scary, ‘Beast’ axis that was formed durring the meeting.
As The Blaze has reported, Farrakhan had warned whites that “their end has come” and encouraged Barack Obama to convert to Islam. For their part, the New Black Panthers have been fomenting racial hatred, threatening to hang whites. Ahmadinejad, then president of a country on the verge of attaining nuclear warfare capabilities, repeatedly had called for the destruction of Israel and America. All three are linked by their sharp opposition to western society and their deep Islamist roots, a connection not to be taken lightly given the rise of radical Islam throughout the world.
Below are some quotes by New Black Panthers leader Malik Shabazz from the radio interview:
“Anything I do is for revolution for black people, no matter what it is. Now, them ‘Johnny Come Lazy’ Facebook critics…I can reference Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad and kill all you n***as, pardon the language. Ah, well no don’t pardon the language, only on the kill part….”
Note: Khalid Abdul Muhammad (born Harold Moore Jr.; January 12, 1948 – February 17, 2001) was a black activist who came to prominence as the National Assistant to Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam (NOI). In 1983, Farrakhan renamed him Khalid after the Islamic general Khalid ibn al-Walid, a follower of the prophet Muhammad, calling him the Sword of Allah. In 1993, Moore/Muhammad was censured by both Houses of Congress and removed from his position in the NOI by Farrakhan for a racially inflammatory speech at Kean College, in which Moore/Muhammad referred to Jews as bloodsuckers, called the Pope a “no-good cracker,” and advocated the murder of any and all white South Africans who would not leave the country after a warning period of 24 hours. Moore/Muhammad then became the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party until his death in 2001.
“Now, I can’t get in to the inner science or inter-political dynamics of necessarily what is the objective of that meeting; that wouldn’t be wise. But I can say that my teacher [referring to Shabazz mentor Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad], who was hard on the Arabs, he used to call them the rusty, dusty, camel-stink, camel-breath stinky Arab sometimes. But I also do know that this is the man that went to Libya over and over again on behalf of Minister Louis Farrakhan. I know this is [the] man who at the time of the Million Man March was trying to get to Libya again. I know this is the man that in the year 2000 took a hundred of us deep to the Israeli Embassy on behalf of the Palestinians. I’m talking about Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad. What would you think about him paroling on the Israeli embassy with a hundred New Black Panthers for the Arabs?”
“Some of these negroes have got nationalism twisted to a point where they have narrowed the nationalism, narrowed the nationalism to the point where international struggle against a common enemy is not possible, thereby strengthening the enemy who decides to divide the non-white against a common enemy.”
“Yes, the Arab was involved in slavery, and in this case, this is the Persians, ah hell they probably was involved in some too. But let’s keep it real, the African was involved in slavery, too. If you want to go all, if you want to walk that line of talk, well hell you’d have to cut yourselves off from half of Africa…this is our family, we love them, but in our [program] we say Africa owes us reparations, too.”
“Is it the Arab or slave trade of however many centuries ago, vs. alliances that are possible right now with people who got solid track records of being against this beast?”
“Now, let me finish on this question about Mahmud Ahmadinejad, his excellency, I see it, the president of Iran. I want to be clear with you all that I stand on solid ideological ground, and anybody that disagrees just don’t know what they hell they’re talking about because they don’t study.”
“What I’m doing and what I did in meeting with the President Ahmadinejad is exactly what Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad would have done. It is exactly, if he would’ve got the call like I got the call, the honorable Kwame Ture, was what he would have done in a heartbeat. It is exactly what Huey P. Newton or Eldridge Cleaver would have done in a heartbeat. It is exactly what Minister Malcom X…would have done in a heartbeat. Minister Louis Farrakhan was there, he speaks for himself.”
“Understand the dynamics and the politics of world revolution, and understand what’s most important when you decide what meetings that you will have to attend. Like I’m gon’ say no. They call me and ask me to go to the meeting.”
“I’m a Muslim, first of all I’m a Muslim I go anywhere in the Muslim world. I don’t put Islam and Muslim alliances over black people — I don’t put nothing over black people — but hell if I go and talk to somebody about perhaps bringing natural gas and oil and other reparations into the black nation, and other things – unmentionable — what does a negro have to say about it? He ain’t even dreamed of doing some of what we’ve encountered in that hotel.”
“I spoke strong in that meeting. There [were] fifty Imams in the meeting; I’m the only representative of a secular, or a non-religious organization. I’m sitting all the way nearly in the, at the big table in the back with these translator headphones on and everything, and Minister Farrakhan is sitting in the first seat in the front.”
“You know, there is no greater enemy than the white man. You know, uh, again we have to learn because it’s just as many Arabs who hate this white man as we do. So, am I not to ally myself, alliance myself with this Arab in fighting this white man?“