Khamenei Priority on Global Terrorism Terrorizing Iranian Economy
It is now evident that Khamenei’s will and his priorities dictate Tehran’s regime and unfortunately for the Iranian people, Khamenei’s priorities are very expensive – specifically his aggressive terror/paranoia fueled foreign policy.
Apart from terror being used internally to retain power, silence criticism and dissidents, Tehran is currently deploying 3 forms of terrorism outside its borders.
Global Terrorism on the Rise:
Over 2012, Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods joined forces to attempt and succeed in a series of terrorist acts targeting civilians and diplomats in the US (Foiled plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in 2012 linked to “senior members of the Qods force“), India/Georgia (“sticky” bombs under diplomat cars by Qods operatives), Thailand (Qods sticky bomb factory explodes leading to arrests), Kenya (2 Iranian Qods operatives busted for plotting bomb attacks), Bulgaria (Hezbollah blows up tourist bus killing 6), Nigeria (IRGC arms smuggler busted).
Behind each attempt or “success” is a “back-office” of planners, financers, foot soldiers etc…who supply the necessary resources to support the soon to be martyrs at the frontline. Following the AMIA bombing of the in Buenos Aires in 1994, Argentinian Prosecutor Alberto Nisman recently released a 500 page report on a network of terrorist cells, backed by Iranian Intelligence, that are surfacing all over Latin America.
IRGC/Qods, Iranian Intelligence and Hezbollah are all bankrolled by Tehran – Hezbollah alone costs the Iranian tax payer an estimated $300 million a year
Khamenei’s response: “Intensify attacks against the West and its allies around the world“..
Even without a nuclear bomb, Tehran’s nuclear ambitions have the world “on edge” due to non-transparency mixed with Armageddon-type threats…one bomb can turn “on edge” to over the edge.
By far the most expensive form of terrorism is the nuclear card which has resulted in an estimated $100 billion dollars lost to date – this figure will continue to rise as long as the nuclear crisis continues and will definitely spike once Tehran has a bomb.
Out of the Closet Terror in Syria:
Hezbollah’s open involvement in the Syria has changed simultaneously the rules and the odds.
Khamenei’s support for Assad through an ever increasing line of credit ($1 billion, then $4 billion and now $7 Billion), regular snuggling of arms shipments by air/trucks and repeated blessings on the open and active support of Assad by Hezbollah add up to a real game changer in an already volatile situation.
Innocent Syrian civilians dying at the hands of Hezbollah fighters who are endoctrined and financed by Iran are a clear reminder that Khamenei’s power is growing and that the need to hide it is becoming less important.
For a more detailed post on Syria – https://iran2407.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/khameneis-priority-support-syria-at-all-costs/
For more detailed post on the economy – https://iran2407.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/khameneis-priorities-stifle-iranians-election-hopes/.
For more detailed post on signs of dissent to Khamenei’s priorities –https://iran2407.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/khameneis-nuclear-priority-under-attack/
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