Terrorize Americans. Stories of Iranian sponsored terrorism are in the news again. And without immigration, Iran would be no threat to the United States. The Iranian regime cannot survive without its agents in the U.S., nor can it build the infrastructure for a terrorist campaign without the assistance of the Chamber of Commerce and La Raza.
WaPo February 17, 2012 by AP
WASHINGTON — The government is worried that Iran will consider a terror attack on American soil, but it has no specific or credible threat about such a plot. Police from Los Angeles to New York City said they were anxious about the risks, even as a senior U.S. intelligence official reassured Congress that it was unlikely Iran would attack.
Law enforcement officials are keeping an eye out for potential Iranian operatives or anyone with links to the country’s proxy terrorist group, Hezbollah, as tensions escalate amid bombings overseas and tough talk from Iran’s government about its nuclear energy program.
Los Angeles, which has one of the largest Iranian communities outside Iran, has moved potential Iranian threats to the top of its intelligence briefings over the past few weeks. The New York Police Department said it assumes Iran would attack the city, with its especially large Jewish population.
“The attacks overseas raises everybody’s anxiety level a little bit,” said Deputy Chief Michael Downing, commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s counterterrorism and special operations bureau. In recent weeks, Iran has been blamed for bombings in India, Georgia and Thailand. “It’s been at the forefront,” Downing said.
Did someone mention California and its Iranian community?
Bloomberg February 16, 2012 by Ian Thomas
A California man pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme to illegally export millions of dollars’ worth of computers to Iran through Dubai, U.S. prosecutors said.
Massoud Habibion, 49, co-founder of Costa Mesa, California- based Online Micro LLC, and the company each pleaded guilty today in Washington to conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and to defraud the U.S., the Justice Department said in a statement.
Mohsen Motamedian, 44, a co-owner of the company who is also known as “Max Motamedian” and “Max Ehsan,” pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, prosecutors said.
Habibion, also known as “Matt Habibion” and “Matt Habi,” conspired to export U.S.-origin computers to Iran through Dubai without first obtaining required licenses from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, prosecutors said.
And another Iranian immigrant:
ABC News October 11, 2011 by Richard Esposito And Brian Ross
FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States" tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today.
The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the U.S. officials...
The Iranian-American, identified by federal officials as Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, reportedly claimed he was being "directed by high-ranking members of the Iranian government," including a cousin who was "a member of the Iranian army but did not wear a uniform," according to a person briefed on the details of the case.
Arbabsiar and a second man, Gohlam Shakuri, an Iranian official, were named in a five-count criminal complaint filed Tuesday afternoon in federal court in New York. They were charged with conspiracy to kill a foreign official and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, a bomb, among other counts. Shakuri is still at large in Iran, Holder said.
Immigration is the source of terrorism in the United States. And U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed, as usual.