And a CIA op says there are a dozen Hizballah cells in the U.S. “Hezbollah Will Avenge Iran Strike,” by Jason Groves in the Daily Express (thanks to Mackie):
TERRORIST group Hezbollah is poised to launch bloody reprisals in Britain for any Western attack on Iran, a former intelligence chief has warned.
Richard Kemp, who was senior adviser on terrorism to Tony Blair, said the Iranian-backed group had established sleeper cells in this country to carry out revenge attacks.
He said: “Hezbollah cells are operating in this country, in London. The big question is how capable Hezbollah groups are in Europe.
“What I can say is that Hezbollah is probably the world’s most effective terrorist organisation, and that includes Al Qaeda.”
Hezbollah’s record of terrorism in the Middle East stretches back 25 years. Last year its rocket attacks on Israel sparked a full-scale war between Israel and Lebanon, where its political arm holds seats in government.
But the organisation, which is thought to receive funding and weapons from Iran, has now established a network of terror around the world.
Four years ago the CIA warned that Hezbollah had a dozen terrorist cells in the US.
The chances of a Western attack on Iran have increased sharply recently because of fears about Iran’s nuclear programme.
Mehrdad Konsari, a former Iranian diplomat now exiled in Britain, said the probability of a Western attack on Iran had increased to “more than 50 per cent” during the last year.