Now, more than ever, South American and Mexican Hezbollah Jihadis threaten the United States

20130220_hezbollah_south_americaThe Iranians and their terrorist proxy Hezbollah have been building forward operating bases in the Tri-Border area of South America and Mexico for the last three decades.  Venezuela’s uranium deposits have been an important and rarely reported on component fueling Iran’s efforts to win the hearts and minds of the people in Latin America and Mexico.

Family Security Matters by  ALAN KORNMAN

Iranian Press Expose the Hispanic Insurgency

Sending young Iranian clerics to Latin American countries to spread Iranian-style radical Shi’ite Islam: To prepare for such missions, clerics train for three years, and study a variety of subjects to help them in their activity in Latin America: Spanish, religions and cultures of Latin America, and skills for converting Spanish speakers to Islam. In February 2012 Hojjat-ol-Eslam Ruhollah Maheri, the deputy director of the institute, announced that registration was open for the eighth course. Those interested were asked to call the institute or send an application form by email ([email protected]). (Rasa News Agency, 2/15/2012)(ITIC)


U.S. Congress Alerts The Nation

Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, in a 2012 report report titled, A Line  In The Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror At The Southwest Border,  is alerting Americans to a very serious problem that we must all become aware.

Of growing concern are Hezbollah, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Quds Force, partnering with Mexican and South American drug syndicates, joining in  lucrative drug, gun running, counterfeiting, and human trafficking operations.  Out of these associations, Islamic terrorist groups are making hundreds of millions of dollars while exploiting our Mexican border and entering the United States at any time of their choosing, often cloaked as illegal immigrants.


Obama and State Department Arrogance and Idiocy Towards Political Islam

The United States is an Infidel nation, following man made laws, in direct violation of Islamic Law.  For President Obama’s Foreign Policy team to think we can “influence Hezbollah Islam in Brazil by promoting the diversity of Islam in America” as a force multiplier across the South America region to counter the Hezbollah power base in the tri-border area, is patently absurd and quite dangerous.

Our State Department articulates they will achieve this naive objective above by doing a “series of outreach presentations on President Obama and bringing down a U.S. Sheik to say how important Islam is to American Society.” 

Hezbollah is currently sending Jihadis through the porous Mexican / U.S. Border creating a national security risk which The Obama Administration refuses to name, much less address and counter.

Iran Cultivates South America for the last 30 years

The Islamic State of Iran has been spending Billions of dollars buying South American and Mexican influence over the last two to three decades.  “According to the Department of State, Hezbollah, with Iran as its sponsor, is considered the “most technically capable terrorist group in the world” with “thousands of supporters, several thousand members, and a few hundred terrorist operatives.”

HR 3783 suggests, “direct Iranian government support of Hezbollah activities in the Tri-Border Area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.  Iran has built 17 cultural centers (Mosques) in Latin America, and it currently maintains 11 embassies, up from six in 2005.”  Iran has set up a forward operating base against American interests that should be on every Americans radar screen.

The Muslim population in the Latin America Tri-Border Area ranges from 20,000 to 30,000, comprising mostly of Lebanese located mainly in Foz do Iguacu and Ciudad del Este. Islamic extremist groups have been reported to have an interest in the area since the 1990s. It is believed that terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda, and Al-Jihad have a presence in the region [IDC Herzliya].

Infiltration Through The Mexican Border

Many experts believe the Southwest border and Hezbollah presence in South America has become the most secure highway for terrorist infiltration in the United States.  The Mexican border allows terrorists from Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, and The Muslim Brotherhood an anonymous illegal entry point inside the United States.  Once inside the United States these Iranian backed terrorist cells are free to set up forward operating bases inside the United States, for both the short and longer term terrorist operations.

President Obama and his national security team believe cultural engagement with the Latin American Islamists is the proper course of action for the United States.  A similar cultural engagement mindset is also being applied to the 11 Million Illegal Aliens inside our borders, many of whom could be Shia or Sunni terrorists.

According to the Daily Caller, ” At least five Democrats are bringing illegal immigrants to the State of the Union.  First lady Michelle Obama is hosting Alan Aleman, a 20-year-old illegal immigrant from Nevada as one of her guests. (source)    

It is shameful that illegal alien lawbreakers are granted access to our nations most powerful lawmakers during the Presidents State of the Union Address.  It is a slap in the face of every legal American citizen who can only dream of having such political access.

Middle Eastern Terrorists Become Hispanic

It has been reported that Hezbollah terrorists are shaving their beards, learning Spanish, and obtaining illegal passports from South American countries with the help and support of Hugo Chavez. 

In the next 10-15 years as the second and third generations of Iranian Hezbollah terrorist’s become fluent in Spanish and English they will be in a prime position to game the United States immigration system and enter our country.   Iranian terrorists will be able to hide in plain sight amongst the legal and illegal hispanic communities anywhere in the continental United States.

From a military point of view Iran is behaving exactly as they should by exploiting the United States greatest geographical weakness, the Mexican American border.

Largest Lebanese Population In The World

According to the Maronite Foundation,  “there are over eight million immigrants and descendants in Brazil and Argentina alone, South America is home to the largest Lebanese population in the world.”  “With an estimated $12 billion a year in illegal commerce, the South American Tri Border Area is the center of the largest underground economy in the Western Hemisphere.

The BBC News reported on October 10, 2010, “The primary reason for Iran’s increasing presence and influence in Latin America is based on its growing ideological and economic relationship with Venezuela. Ideologically speaking, both regimes share a mutual enmity of what they perceive as the imperialist agenda of the United States.” 


When Hugo Chavez takes the celestial dirt nap his likely successor is Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Manduro.  Will President Obama do what is necessary to protect United States national security interests originating from this tri border area?

Venezuelan uranium deposits, a lawless open South American highway through our porous Mexican border,  billions of Iranian dollars flowing into the Tri Border Area, and amnesty for 11 million illegals in America is a potent cocktail of ingredients creating a national security threat to the United States of America.

When our Department of Homeland Security designates the Ft. Hood massacre of 13 soldiers killed 29 injured by a follower of Islam yelling Allahu Akbar as “Workplace Violence” we are in deep denial. 

If President Obama, Democrats, and Republicans fail to identify our enemy by name how are we as a country supposed to defeat Hezbollah, Iran, drug cartels, human trafficking, and political Islam’s destructive influence in the Tri Border Area and Mexico?

God Bless America and God Bless our Troops

Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Alan Kornman is the regional coordinator of The United West-Uniting Western Civilization for Freedom and Liberty. His email is: [email protected]