Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Iran Targets Europe

We mentioned yesterday, with perhaps more irony and cynicism than was warrented, that Iran was killing American soldiers in Iraq on a daily basis, while planning a summertime offensive in that country using Sunni insurgents and al-Qaeda cells. Now we see that European intelligence sources are openly discusssing a possible upcoming Iranian offensive within the Continent:

Iran is attempting to draw up plans to strike targets in Europe and has reconnoitered European nuclear power stations, a security analyst told a meeting at Britain's parliament.
Claude Moniquet, president of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Centre, a private think-tank in Brussels, said his organisation also had evidence Tehran has increased the number of its intelligence agents across Europe.

"We have serious signals that something is under preparation in Europe," Moniquet said. "Iranian intelligence is working extremely hard to prepare its people and to prepare actions."
The centre, which he said deals directly with European intelligence agencies, believes Iranian operatives have carried out "reconnaissance of targets in European cities, including nuclear power stations," Moniquet said.

Iran appeared to be preparing to target "British citizens on the streets of London," Moniquet said. "Just as they kill British soldiers in the south of Iraq."
Conservative parliamentarian Patrick Mercer told the meeting that Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, in a debate in December, had acknowledged worries about Tehran backing terrorist activity inside Britain.
There were "concerns about the scale and nature of terrorism in this country, and about whether some of that is inspired or funded in any way by forces in and around Iran," Beckett told MPs.

President Bush, long fearful of taking the strong steps necessary to secure Iraq, now has an even greater threat looming over horizon, in a renegade nation headed by Islamist fanatics that have vowed to destroy America, and that is acting on that threat on a daily basis. In response, Bush has done....nothing. Iraq will eventually be won, but we will awake the next day with an Iranian nuke pointed at out throats.

Europe is slowly rising from its slumber and seeing their mortal danger, but can even a more "conservative" and more America-friendly Germany/France/Britian arouse itself sufficiently to take on this hellacious threat? Or will the Iranian cancer metastasize, and swallow us up before we gather the will to act?

Via No Parasan!, who aptly inquires, "So How’s That Jaw Jaw Thing Working For Ya?"

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