Terrorists have established bases in South America and have made their way to the US/Mexican border. Jihadists in black masks are just a step away from being in America. It’s not a distance of thousands of miles anymore than separate the United States from destructive terrorism. Only a few inches — and the apathy of the American public — stand between the US and destruction.
In 2007, media outlets, and government spokesmen, revealed that the Islamic revolutionaries expanded into South America and were busy establishing bases. In 2010, German media reported an agreement between Iran and Venezuela to place missiles in Venezuela able to strike the United States. In 2012, Iran delivered to Venezuela six unmanned drones, also capable of striking America. In 2014, Argentina media reported a new alliance between Argentina and Iran to further expand the jihadist bases.
The connection between several countries in South America and Middle Eastern countries, hostile to the US, has been growing for decades. The American media has been silent on the matter, but international media shows the South American/Islamic alliance growing in popular support — as well as the importation of munitions.
In May, 2007, Hezbollah established a secret base in the remote region of South America known as the “Triple Frontier,” the region where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina all border.
As reported at the time by Telemundo, the region has a population of about 25,000 Arab-Muslim residents, with the largest ethnic group being Lebanese. The region experienced two waves of immigration, both during war. The first wave was during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the second during the Lebanese civil war in 1985.
Iranian Missile Base
In May, 2011, a joint Argentina/Venezuela press release announced that Iran was building a missile base to contain medium-range missiles capable of hitting American soil. At the time, Obama’s administration insisted the story was not true. “We do not have any evidence to support this claim,” said a State Department spokesman.
Six days later, Germany’s daily “Die Welt” — a news outlet — cited diplomats who revealed details of the 2010 Iran-Venezuela-Argentina agreement that was signed during former President Hugo Chavez’s trip to Tehran.
American investigators eventually confirmed that the missile base was to be constructed on the Paraguana Peninsula. A group of Khatam Al-Anbia engineers, the construction crew of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, traveled to the area to begin operations while Iranian military engineers started working with their Venezuelan counterparts to build “command stations, control bases, security towers and bunkers.”
In August, 2011, the American Israeli Political Action Committee published the latest Near East Report. AIPAC has sophisticated intelligence bodies and AIPAC raised the alert about Hezbollah growing in scope. AIPAC also pointed to the two deadliest attacks to occur in Argentina. In 1992, the Israeli embassy was bombed, resulting in 29 deaths and 242 wounded. Two years later, the AMIA Jewish Community Center bombing killed 85 and wounded hundreds. Both attacks were conducted by Hezbollah in South America.
Over the decades, South American terrorist units have created working relationships with several governments and has tapped into the anti-American sentiment of many South American governments. First, and foremost, was Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, followed closely by Argentina’s leaders. The same report also sheds light on Hezbollah’s cooperation with the Colombian revolutionary army, FARC.
Former Venezuelan President Chavez, along with other South American political leaders, worked to build an alliance with the Middle East to bring terrorist bases and missile capability to South America. It’s a policy being followed even more aggressively now by his successor, Nicolás Maduro.
Uranium from Bolivia, a leading supplier of uranium, and controlled by Venezuela, a close ally of Argentina, is providing uranium to Iran to help the Middle Eastern country develop nuclear weapons according to Dick Morris, a conservative television commentator.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported that “…South American countries have purchased ten Iranian drones and medium-range Shahab missiles.”
On August 31, 2014, tensions heightened to almost unprecedented levels. Officers with Homeland Security, as well as the Justice and Defense Departments, were all placed on alert along the US/Mexican border. American intelligence officials picked up radio talk and “chatter” indicating that Islamic terrorist groups, operating in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, planned to attack American soil with car bombs in 2015.
First gathering in South American nations, the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria has been confirmed to have moved a detachment of revolutionaries north to the Mexican/US border city.
With an open border between South America and Mexico, it’s just a short walk into the United States for ISIS, bent on destruction.
Jerry Nelson is a American freelance writer and documentary photographer. Busy on assignment in South America, Jerry is always interested in discussing future work opportunities. Contact him today at email@example.com