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After the 9/11 attacks there were great concerns about terrorists targeting businesses and malls here in the US -- thankfully those plans.
We're never allowed to develop into reality because we had good security here but.
Now -- Iran activate terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas for operations here in the US.
Let's lastly -- lost he is former director for transnational threats on the National Security Council.
At the White House under both presidents Clinton and George W.
Bush league great to see -- so.
First of all this Indian.
Car bombing apparently it's it's pretty clear it looks like the MO of Iran now.
-- seem to be it actually mirrors attacks that have been made against Iranian nuclear scientists in Iran and that's the question whether it's just tit for tat or whether -- might.
Iran might use this is an excuse to to bring terrorism back to our shores.
Look they're very real concerns about that as -- roll call last October -- the United States announced that it bust up the plot.
Whereby -- agents who were intending to assassinate Saudi ambassador to the United States in Washington restaurant.
Where those threats believable.
Because some people were saying that you know maybe they were just in the -- and stages that date -- date they were there were really well developed -- -- While they were certain certainly the planning stages but very credible.
Reports certainly the Obama administration just -- put the full weight of their credibility.
Behind the accusations case is never gonna proceed to trial.
That's a very serious and then just last month.
The national intelligence director said that in fact the intelligence community had changed its assessment.
And that he they believe that the Iranians have changed their assessment about targeting in the United States here on our soil.
And even though -- this administration particularly has done all it -- to distance itself.
From Israeli actions in Iran to the extent that there are involved.
Still Iran sees us as as behind all of what Israel does correct.
Yes I think that's true and its early the Iranians today and and previously have been blaming publicly the Israelis.
The fact is we don't quite know who was blowing up at least five.
The -- nuclear scientist but my point is is that it doesn't matter to them whether they attack Israel or the United States it's the same in their mind.
Yes I think that's right.
Well so what happens what should we look at.
I by the way dead did a report several years ago documentary on it has -- cell that was broken up in the United States back in 2001.
Who's based in North Carolina it was an act of terror.
Terror cell they didn't do any terror actions in the United States that's mostly we're involved in smuggling tobacco and sending money back to Lebanon.
But there have been that was one -- that existing here or there are other.
As bullish sells here in the United States right now that could be activated by -- I think you have to assume that there -- both.
-- for cells which is to direct instrumentality.
Of the Iranian revolutionary guard force and operates extra territorial late.
And Hezbollah proxy.
In the United States in other countries.
The interest snare of the United States and its Alice.
And and how would they be activated I mean clearly there would be a price for them to pay obviously we would take a blow but there would be a price to pay we wouldn't just sit there.
And allowed to happen are they prepared for that are they prepared for the -- back from the United States if they -- us here well what's interesting is clearly there is a simmering war that's heating up.
-- a tax on vehicles in.
You know New Delhi and Tehran on their tax.
-- and rainy in a defense establishments mysterious attacks on their fire computer virus attacks.
The real question is when did these attacks to surpass the point of plausible and -- ability and contain the signature -- because that's clearly when things become very dangerous.
But what's alarming now is that the simmering Covert attacks certainly are heating up -- very little question and what kind of finally got to do this quickly what kind of targets do you think either you always hear about soft targets being malls and and businesses like that where there are a lot of people -- rating very little security you know I think that's right malls.
You know you name it the intention is to inflict.
Great uncertainty and terror and so what you do as you attack themselves targets 20% -- is gonna happen 50% what do you think.
I think that certainly the temperature is rising this year and I would not be surprised if you start to see.
I wouldn't be surprised if you see armed hostilities in the coming coming twelve months Lee well -- -- good to see you -- thank you very much what pres.