Interesting, don’t you think?
And, apparently this wasn’t just an arrest of some mid-level admin guy who was out raising money for the organization. Nope, this was an arrest of someone who was already far along the way towards implementing a terrorist attack in Bangkok. A BIG terrorist attack. And, people think that somehow Hezbollah won’t ever get to them?
They are already in South America and Mexico. They have already been found in the US and Canada.
They just stopped a massive terrorist bombing in Thailand. How long do you think it’s going to be before they fail to stop a massive terrorist bombing in the US?
And, what do you think will happen to your rights as an American citizen when THAT happens?
If you thought that the TSA was bad, wait till there are US troops on the streets and FEMA in your towns.
Come on America. Wake up. How many warnings do you need?
I worry that there aren’t many warnings left.
Are you ready?
This came in from STRATFOR:
January 19, 2012, by Ben West
On Jan. 12, Thai authorities arrested a man they say was a member of the Lebanon-based Shiite militant group Hezbollah who was plotting an attack in Bangkok. In uncovering the plot, Thai police cite cooperation with the United States and Israel going back to December 2011. Bangkok is indeed a target-rich environment with a history of terrorist attacks, but today Hezbollah and other militant and criminal groups rely on the city as a business hub more than anything else. If Hezbollah or some other transnational militant group were to carry out an attack in the city, it would have to be for a compelling reason that outweighed the costs.
The suspect was identified as Hussein Atris, who was born in Lebanon but acquired Swedish citizenship and a passport after marrying a Swedish woman in 1996. Atris was arrested on immigration charges as he was trying to board a plane at Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok’s main international airport. Police said another suspect is still at large and possibly already out of the country. Atris’s arrest on Jan. 12 was followed by a statement the next day from the U.S. Embassy warning U.S. citizens in Bangkok of the potential foreign terrorist threat in the country and encouraging them to avoid tourist areas. Other countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Israel, issued similar warnings. Thai police have responded by increasing security in tourist areas like Bangkok’s Khao San Road and the island of Phuket.
Then, on Jan. 16, some 200 Thai police officers searched a three-story commercial building in a town along the coast 32 kilometers (about 20 miles) southwest of Bangkok. Information on the location and contents of the building was said to have been provided by Atris after two days in custody. On the second floor of the building, officers found 4,380 kilograms (about 10,000 pounds) of urea-based fertilizer and 38 liters (about 10 gallons) of liquid ammonium nitrate — enough materials to construct several truck bombs comparable to the one detonated at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad in 2008. Urea fertilizer can be used to manufacture the improvised explosive mixture urea nitrate, which was the main charge used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The compound is also frequently used in improvised explosive devices in Iraq and to some extent in Afghanistan. On the ground floor of the same building, police found reams of printing paper and 400 electric table fans in cardboard boxes.
The following day, a Bangkok court charged Atris with illegal possession of explosive materials. As in many other countries, a permit is required for handling such large amounts of fertilizer in Thailand.