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Written by ANDY SOLTIS, NYPost, WSJ   
Saturday, 21 June 2008

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SPIES FEAR A PLOT TO BOMB SYNAGOGUES

June 20, 2008 --

Thug's slay spurs "revenge" cry.

Mounting intelligence evidence reveals Hezbollah is preparing to carry out a terrorist attack on "Jewish targets" outside the Mideast, possibly in Canada, ABC News reported yesterday.

Intelligence officials said the Lebanese-based guerrillas have activated "sleeper cells" of its agents in Canada to avenge the February assassination of its military commander, whose death they blame on Israel.

Officials said Hezbollah operatives conducted surveillance recently of the Israeli Embassy in Ottawa and several synagogues in Toronto, a hotbed of fund-raising for the radical "Party of God" group.

A Hezbollah weapons expert was tracked to Canada and was spotted at a firing range near the US border south of Toronto, officials said.

Hezbollah agents were also tracked moving from the group's base in southern Lebanon to Europe and Africa. Latin America, where Hezbollah is the chief suspect in two anti-Jewish bombings, may also be a target, they said.

Western intelligence agencies, including the CIA, became aware of hints about an impending attack beginning on Feb. 17. That was four days after Imad Mughniyeh was blown up by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria.

Israel had long blamed Mughniyeh, Hezbollah's master of terror operations, for two atrocities in Argentina: the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, both in Buenos Aires. More than 100 people were killed.

In February, Hezbollah leaders blamed Mughniyeh's death on Israel and vowed to retaliate.

Intelligence officials told ABC there is no credible evidence of a specific target for Hezbollah's vengeance.

But Canada became a center of concern after as many as four Hezbollah sleeper cells, including one known as "Rashedan," were activated earlier this year.

As many as 20 suspected Hezbollah members have been placed under surveillance, officials said.

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No Excuses

By JAMES TARANTO
June 20, 2008

"Intelligence agencies in the United States and Canada are warning of mounting signs that Hezbollah, backed by Iran, is poised to mount a terror attack against 'Jewish targets' somewhere outside the Middle East," reports ABC News:

Intelligence officials tell ABC News the group has activated suspected "sleeper cells" in Canada and key operatives have been tracked moving outside the group's Lebanon base to Canada, Europe and Africa. . . .
Suspected Hezbollah operatives have conducted recent surveillance on the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, Canada and on several synagogues in Toronto, according to the officials.
Latin American is also considered a possible target by officials following Hezbollah's planning. . . .
"They want to kill as many people as they can, they want it to be a big splash," said former CIA intelligence officer Bob Baer, who says he met with Hezbollah leaders in Beirut last month.
"They cannot have an operation fail," said Baer, "and I don't think they will. They're the A-team of terrorism." . . .
Baer says his Hezbollah contacts told him an attack against the US was unlikely because Iran and Hezbollah did not want to give the Bush administration an excuse to attack.

Assuming Baer is right, everything changes if Barack Obama--who one suspects would look for an excuse not to attack--is elected president. Baer's information also implies that Iran, its theocratic ideology notwithstanding, is subject to deterrence--that it does act more restrained in the face of a credible threat of force.

Actually, that was clear more than a quarter century ago, when the Iranian regime released U.S. hostages immediately after the inauguration of that cowboy, President Reagan. Will Jan. 20, 2009, be Jan. 20, 1981, in reverse? Stay tuned.

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