Terror Expert: ‘Hezbollah Could Hit Europe At Any Time, With No Warning’
Truth be told, they could hit virtually any city in the US, too, if they wished …
JPost – “Hezbollah could attack Europe at any time and with little to no warning, US State Department’s counter-terrorism coordinator Daniel Benjamin said Friday according to AFP, shortly after the US Treasury announced a fresh round of economic sanctions against the Lebanon-based terrorist group.
‘Our assessment is that Hezbollah and Iran will both continue to maintain a heightened level of terrorist activity and operations in the near future,’ Benjamin said at a conference call with reporters. ‘Hezbollah maintains a presence in Europe and its recent activities demonstrate that it is not constrained by concerns about collateral damage or political fallout that could result from conducting operations there… We assess that Hezbollah could attack in Europe or elsewhere at any time with little or no warning.’ …
Benjamin warned that Hezbollah could become increasingly violent as international sanctions threaten Syria and Iran, its patron-states. ‘Hezbollah believes there have been sustained Israeli and western campaigns against the group and its primary backers Iran and Syria over the past several years and this perception is unlikely to change. Both remain determined to exact revenge against Israel and to respond forcefully to the Western-led pressure against Iran and Syria,’ he said.
Though dispelling fears that Hezbollah could be active in the United States, Benjamin said that the group has ‘stepped up terrorist campaign around the world.’
‘It’s a very ambitious group with global reach,’ he said.” Read more.
Flashback: A Significant Number Of Hezbollah Sympathizers And Terror Cells Are At Work In The US - “A preliminary report issued by the U. S. House Committee on Homeland Security estimates that there could be ‘hundreds, maybe even thousands’ of Hezbollah agents operating in the United States and specifically in New York City. The report issued following last month’s hearings says that the exact number of operatives is hard to determine. ‘Pinning down a reliable estimate of the number of Hezbollah operatives who now reside inside the U.S. is difficult because of their operational security expertise,’ the report states.” Read more.