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-- reports and the Iranian linked terrorist group Hezbollah is in the United States and according to intelligence officials testifying.
Before the homeland security committee that group is well positioned to launch.
Terrorist attacks joining us in tonight's dobbs form doctor while the -- Fox News Middle Eastern affairs analyst also author of the book the coming revolution struggle for freedom in the Middle East.
Also tonight for this doctor Sebastian corkum military affairs follow at the foundation for defense of democracy Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fox News contributor.
And I'm going to turn if -- may Raleigh to you first.
The presence of Hezbollah.
To what degree -- do you concur with these assessments.
A situation is.
Absolutely it's not just dangerous now has been dangerous since at least the early eighty's this is when Hezbollah.
With the instruction from the Iran impose that on your front revolution guards.
Has started to operate against the United States -- eighties in Lebanon and in the nineties in the decade that followed along with the Iranians have been penetrating.
Many countries and therefore.
The projection of those penetration let Hezbollah reform -- here within the United States we.
Have arrested some of those an individual but Hezbollah has not yet shown all of -- France and America.
Chairman our congressman Peter King says have been -- but at least.
At least twenty federal investigations.
Into has more in this country.
To what end those investigations what -- been the.
What has been the result.
Well not just the federal investigations.
The Virginia State Police two years ago.
Released an unclassified report that spoke called numerous sells a located in the East Coast and then the Virginia and DC area.
Some cases have led to prosecutions and let's not forget most recently in Washington itself.
We have the plot against these Saudi ambassador in which -- Georgetown restaurant.
Have been targeted as the cited an assassination so yes what he's absolutely right this is a that's not the -- think of -- al-Qaeda that's not just think of organized nations and non state actors there is a country Iran being that country that has sponsored terrorism and has been a primary active agent of terrorism for the last thirteen years so there shouldn't surprise anybody what's.
Happening right now of the stakes are increasing.
Iran gets closer to obtaining nuclear -- This -- is the New York police department in in in monitoring and -- Muslim groups.
Our great controversy it tends.
It as a result of this.
BN YPD doing its job in the minds of most citizens I just -- -- review what NYPD.
-- -- dobbs tonight today the NYPD is heard.
TV is pro active because New Yorkers lives depend on -- or as FBI director Robert Mueller said -- house budget hearings Ray Kelly has done a remarkable job in protecting New York.
New York has been and will continue to be a terror target the NYPD practices.
-- those provided for -- Justice Department -- -- Guidance and FBI policy.
I I think most New Yorkers would agree 100%.
Iraq -- which is why it's really unusual or ironic clue.
That the Justice Department would be supposedly conducting a review.
Of the NYPD for its Muslim -- spying program is the associated press and the New York Times -- it.
They didn't NYPD is operating totally within a set of guidelines that are court approved they have done absolutely nothing wrong.
And with the presence of has -- in these numbers in this country to suggest that any law enforcement agency but particularly big NYPD would not.
Be watching these groups it would what would it not be just out Regis -- Negligible on their part.
This would be a major problem for United States national security but let me say one word here.
The way it's -- basically Bob lobbies not are attacking and criticizing the NYPD is wrong.
The NYPD is not monitoring -- Muslim community.
The NYPD is monitoring the penetration by jihadist off the circles where they usually could go.
And that's a major difference it could have been the same ones that white supremacist with -- extremists of all sides it's -- about a community is about and movement which is trying to penetrate a community.
Real quickly Sebastian are we doing enough.
Two into account Iraq.
Has Malaysians in this country.
I think organizations such as the NYPD.
And and those on who on this found.
That September 11 changed the game this is not about.
Prosecuting people off to the fact President Bush told FBI director -- on September the twelfth ten years ago.
It's not about prosecuting people it's about preventing the next 9/11.
Some agencies have understood dot NYPD.
Ray Kelly get it and that doing what have to be done.
Other agencies are still a little bit behind the -- -- -- -- -- -- Well I just think that the NYPD has been focusing in on people who work for the Iranian mission here in New York.
Many of these people have diplomatic cover some it's doubly hard for the NYPD kind of keep an eye on these people and then when they do see them.
Photographing that teleport.
Or photographing -- railroad tracks at Grand Central station they -- love in the federal government and the federal government has all these people are diplomats we can't do anything.
So the New York police department -- is doing more than -- meeting have a challenge of -- or anything movie all law enforcement agencies in that regard thank you so much appreciate it.
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