Iranian analysis confirms intent to attack America

Reza Kahlili Contributor
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According to an analysis posted in February on a website linked to Iran’s government, the Islamic republic has plans to attack targets in both America and Israel, The Daily Caller has learned.

The analysis, posted in Persian on the Iranian website, is titled “From Mediterranean Sea to the Waters of America.” It ominously warns of an impending attack on American soil.

That website, which analyzes psychological warfare tactics employed by Iran’s so-called enemies, “America & Israel,” has close ties to Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, the Islamic regime’s cyber army, and its Revolutionary Guard Corps — the military force charged by Iran’s constitution with safeguarding the nation’s Islamic theocracy.

The United States is already in a state of heightened awareness about possible Iranian attacks on the American homeland. CBS News reported Saturday that the FBI will hold a classified meeting Thursday with the leaders of all 56 of its field offices.

The secure teleconference will concern the increased likelihood of an attack by Iranian assets and Hezbollah cells already in America, if Israel should strike suspected nuclear targets in Iran.

The FBI conference also reportedly will touch on current surveillance of suspected Iranian assets along with coordination with local police, in order to safeguard government sites and Israeli interests in the United States.

According to the online analysis, Iran, in its more than three-decades-long fight against imperialism, has learned that it can only defeat its main enemy, the United States, by expanding its firepower on the world stage.

Today, the analysis says, that force “not only is present in Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, [and] Syria, but in all corners of the world, and America and its allies fully know that Iran has the capability to expand this firepower not only deep within the European society but within the borders of America.”

With Iranian naval vessels already demonstrating their ability to pass through the Suez Canal, the analysis concludes, there is “no guarantee” that they will not pass through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Atlantic Ocean — and then travel into American waters.

The online Iranian analysis also forecasts beyond the use of oil export controls as an economic tactic. “Today if by sanctioning the export of oil to England and France, Iran has caused Europe economic problems,” it reads, “tomorrow it can adopt other non-economic measures to expand Iranian firepower.

“The situation with Israel and the fires in Syria,” it adds, will “provide the centers of confrontation between Iran and America.”

Iran already possesses ballistic missiles, including some obtained from North Korea, which are capable of reaching U.S. military bases in the Middle East and Western Europe. It has also armed its vessels with long-range ballistic missiles, and is working on intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the American mainland.

The most recent U.S. Intelligence Estimate, which represents the consensus of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, concluded that Iran, while continuing research that could enable it to build a nuclear weapon, has not sought to do so.

That conclusion, first raised in a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that said Iran halted its work on nuclear weapons designs in 2003, ignores evidence provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in November that Iran had conducted experiments consistent with the development of a nuclear warhead.

The British and Israeli intelligence services also disagree with the U.S. intelligence report.

The IAEA reported on Feb. 24 that Iran has ramped up its production of highly enriched uranium by 50 percent, well beyond what is normally needed for peaceful nuclear energy. Such production could give Iran weapons-grade uranium for nuclear bombs in a short time.

Four weeks ago in Tehran, supreme Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered Revolutionary Guard commanders, including the Quds Force, to prepare for terrorist attacks in America and worldwide.

“In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan [America] will soon be defeated,” Khamenei proclaimed during a conference organized to co-opt the Arab Spring protests as an “Islamic awakening.”

“Allah’s promises will be delivered,” he told a cheering crowd, “and Islam will be victorious.”

Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the author of the award winning book, A Time to Betray. He teaches at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy.

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