While the Department of Homeland Security is on the prowl for right-wingers and returning veterans, Iran has been assiduously plotting and executing a myriad of terrorist attacks. According to the State Department:
“We are increasingly concerned about Iran’s support for terrorism and Hezbollah’s activities,” said Daniel Benjamin, the State Department’s counterterrorism chief, adding that both appear to have stepped up their terrorist activity in the past year and “are engaging in their most active and aggressive campaign since the 1990s.” The U.S. views Hezbollah of Lebanon as a proxy of Iran.
The U.S. has accused Iran’s elite Quds Force of plotting to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington—Iran denied the charge—and the U.S. and other countries have accused Iran of backing recent plots against Western and Israeli targets in Azerbaijan, Thailand, India and Kenya. Israel has accused Hezbollah of a recent attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, though U.S. officials have only said the attack bore some hallmarks of Hezbollah.
Iran also has allowed al Qaeda members to move money and operatives through Iranian territory to South Asia, the report said. Iran has denied any connection with al Qaeda.
So much for engaging with the Mullahs…