Islamic narcoterrorism

Rogue Islamic regimes rank among the leaders of the unholy alliance of state-supported and state-sponsored global narcoterrorism. Narcoterrorism has become a most effective weapon – economically and operationally – in the battle against the most effective opponent of rogue regimes, the U.S. These regimes aim to undermine the U.S.'s homeland security, to injure U.S. morale, morality and social fabric, to instill fear and erode Americans' confidence in the capabilities of their own government, and to bankroll expanding global terrorist operations.

Driven by ideology and greed, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and other Palestinian, Arab and Islamic terror organizations have targeted the U.S. throughout the globe and on the mainland, establishing beachheads in Central and South America and setting sleeper cells in the U.S. and in Canada.

The deep roots of the narcoterrorist threat to the U.S. and to the free world were highlighted by the Congressional Research Service in an April 30, 2010 report, and by Anthony Placido, the intelligence chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, during his March 3, 2010 testimony before the House Government Reforms Subcommittee on National Security: “More than 31,000 Americans – or approximately 10 times the number of people killed on Sept. 11, 2001, die each year as a direct result of drug abuse … It is important to note that this is not an emerging threat per se, but one that has existed since the late 1980s or early 1990s ... 18 of 44 designated international terrorist groups have been linked to some aspect of the international drug trade ...The nexus between drugs and terrorism is well established, and the threat to our national security is evident ... Some drug trafficking organizations, based in the Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay tri-border area [which has a large Muslim population], have ties to radical Islamic terrorist groups such as Hezbollah ... There are numerous reports of cocaine proceeds entering the coffers of Islamic Radical Groups (IRG) such as Hezbollah and Hamas in Europe and the Middle East.”...

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