expansion of Hezbollah in America! Supported by Hugo Chavez?

 

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The expansion of Hezbollah in America, encouraged by the support it receives from Venezuela‘s President Hugo Chavez, a growing concern to the United States, said today the Spanish newspaper ABC.

He said that proof of this is that U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, asked its embassies in the continent an update of the risk posed by Islamist extremism fostered by Iran.

He said that in the summer of 2010 a radical Islamist summit starring Hezbollah, also involving Hamas, took place in Caracas, at the headquarters of military intelligence.

The newspaper said it had access to several communications preparatory meeting, which involved the ambassador of Venezuela in Syria, Imam Saab Saab, and the then Iranian ambassador in Damascus, Ahmad Mousavi.

He said the second man of the Chavez regime in the Syrian capital, Lebanese Ghazi Nassereddine naturalized Venezuelan, is the most prominent of Hezbollah in Venezuela and has a close relationship with Venezuelan Minister of Interior, Tarik el-Aissami. Nassereddine and El-Aissami are designated by the Attorney of New York as the main partners of Chavez with Hezbollah and one attributed financing of terrorist operations and delivery of passports other activists of the organization.

Hezbollah, Lebanese and funding Iran and Syria’s support, has promoted numerous terrorist attacks. “Penetration in Latin America has been conducted through a growing network of Islamic centers whose function is the recruitment and radicalization of activists, as well as fundraising.

They also serve as support logistically possible money laundering and drug trafficking, which place elements of Hezbollah in the U.S. border, “he says. He said that until Chavez came to power, the main Hezbollah cells present was in the triple border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. “While it is true that there have been cases in which Hezbollah members have entered the U.S. illegally to carry out attacks, not sensational or alarmist to be concerned and respond with appropriate measures’ said Roger Noriega, a senior Bush Administration, in a recent lecture at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

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African and Iranian Traffickers are incorporating in the Asia-Pacific!

 

Africa drugs and Iran collaboration!

Africa drugs and Iran collaboration!

A growing number of African and Iranian Traffickers are incorporating in the Asia-Pacific Region, and have become one of the largest production and trafficking centres for synthetic drugs, the UN said today in a report.

“In addition to the threat of organized crime endemic region, the report draws attention to the increasing reach and presence of transnational criminal groups” in Africa and Iran, said the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, for short in English).

The report on the trafficking of synthetic drugs in 2010 found an increase in African groups, using Cambodia as a center for financial operations, China, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand.

“To avoid arrest, African trafficking organizations have diversified their routes through the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia,” says the report.

Iranians believe criminal groups of methamphetamine or amphetamine factories in Japan, Malaysia or Thailand, where multiplied Iranian arrests of drug trafficking.

However, the majority of synthetic drugs are produced locally in the region, with major centers in China, Burma (Myanmar) and the Philippines.

Gary Lewis, head of UNODC in the Asia-Pacific, said that the countries of East Asia require more resources to stop the trafficking of methamphetamine, which last year reached 136 million tablets seized, compared to 32 million 2008.

“We must be more active on all fronts to help the countries of the region to prevent the dangers of the South and East Asia will become the largest producer of illegal drugs,” said Lewis in a statement.

According to the UN office, the manufacture of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine and amphetamine are replacing from the 90 to plants producing heroin and cannabis that have proliferated in the region in previous decades.

In 2010, the largest seizure of these synthetic drugs in China was 58.4 million pills, followed by Thailand (50.4 million) and Laos (24.5 million).

In total, 442 factories were dismantled methamphetamine and amphetamines last year in East Asia, five times more than in 2006.

Of the 15 countries the report methamphetamine use decreased or remained in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines and Korea, while it expanded in Cambodia, China, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam.

The UN warned that drug design, in cases such as Indonesia have overtaken the use of hashish, not only pose a serious security problem and crime, but also a serious danger to public health.

Iranian navy plans move near Maritime Borders of USA!

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The Iranian navy plans to move naval vessels out of the Persian Gulf and into the Atlantic Ocean, “near maritime borders of the United States,” the Tehran Times reported Tuesday.

According to the English-language paper based in Tehran, the announcement came from a top Iranian naval officer on Tuesday.

“As the global arrogance (forces of imperialism) have a (military) presence near our sea borders, we also plan to have a strong presence near the U.S. sea borders with the help of the soldiers who are loyal to the vali-e faqih (supreme jurisprudent),” said Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, as quoted and paraphrased by the Tehran Times.

“We’ve been pushing freedom of the seas for years and the Iranian navy can go wherever it wants,” said Pentagon Spokesman Capt. John Kirby.

Iranians might face a challenge in refueling its fleet. Some in the Pentagon have speculated it could gas up in Venezuela, whose President, Hugo Chavez, is known to have a close relationship with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Iranians gave no indication of when or what kind of vessels they might deploy, but the announced plan comes just months after Iran sent warships through the Suez following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. It was the first time Iran had moved ships into the Mediterranean and the move put Israel on high alert.

The naval unit plans to establish direct contact with the U.S. when it hits the Gulf of Mexico, a commander in the Iranian navy said. Officials in the Pentagon strongly denied any planned port visits by the Iranians.

One senior official echoed Capt. Kirby in saying that Iran has the pleasure of moving wherever it desires in international waters. But with known intent to approach U.S. maritime borders, he added, “they might have some company.”