ProPublica and Foreign Policy just published a joint investigative report: “Before Deadly Bulgaria Bombing, Tracks of a Resurgent Iran-Hezbollah Threat.” This kind of candor is surely painful to the eyes and ears of EU bureaucrats, who continue to maintain that there is no “tangible evidence” that Hezbollah engages in terrorist activity.Alas for the Eurocrats and their delicate sense organs, the facts tell a different story. ProPublica/FP interviewed “law enforcement, intelligence and diplomatic officials and experts from the United States, Europe, Israel and India,” and this is what they found:
After a decade in which al Qaeda dominated the world stage, the global terror threat from Iran has escalated sharply, generating a swarm of recent plots from Delhi to Mombasa to Washington and signaling an aggressive new strategy, counterterror officials say. . . .[. . .]In February, Iran allegedly tried to unleash a terror spectacular in the style of old, targeting three countries at once. A motorcycle bomber managed to wound an Israeli diplomat in India. But authorities foiled attacks in Georgia and Thailand — where a bomber blew off his own legs — even though a Quds Force commander had traveled undercover to Bangkok to lay the groundwork, according to Western counterterror officials.Last year, Quds Force officers allegedly directed an Iranian-American used-car salesman to hire drug traffickers to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington.
Not to worry. We’re sure this is all just one big misunderstanding. The mullahs and their terrorist proxy—especially Hezbollah’s renowned “political wing”—are really just trying to make friends and being tragically misperceived as attempting to murder Western civilians, politicians and diplomats across the globe.There’s really nothing to be concerned about here.Nothing at all.