Reza Kahlili, author of the award-winning book "A Time to Betray," served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI). He regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism inMore ↓Less ↑
The two brothers who set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon Monday were assets of a bigger network out of South Asia and were set up to be burned so there would be no link back to their handlers – and Iran.
As reported exclusively April 16, a source within the Iranian intelligence services told WND that the Islamic regime had links to Monday’s bombings and that Hezbollah terrorists and Quds Forces were involved in the shadows. The information was shared with U.S. officials.
A YouTube video posted apparently by one of the bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, though not yet confirmed, shows a belief in the coming of the Shiites’ 12th Imam, Mahdi, and the rise of an Islamic army with black flags out of Khorasan, a province in Iran.
The mullahs ruling Iran have promoted that same ideology, revealed in their secret documentary “The Coming Is Upon Us.” The documentary says Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is the one who, according to a centuries-old hadith, will raise the flag of Islam in creating the circumstance for the coming of the last Islamic messiah, Mahdi. Khamenei was born in Khorasan.
It is believed that the Mahdi will only reappear when Armageddon is upon the world, and Iran is seeking nuclear weapons to bring it on.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers, was killed by police early today after a chase through Boston suburbs.
WND’s source said the Chechen brothers were likely recruited and trained by other assets connected with Hezbollah operators with centers in South Asia to carry out their terror attack and then abandoned so there would be no link to Iran.
The regime’s Quds Forces, along with Hezbollah, have long been recruiting and training terrorists with a focus in Herzegovina, Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other parts of the world, extending into Latin America. A new focus in the recruiting is on Sunni Muslims and non-Arabs to avoid any trace back to Iran and Hezbollah and to either present an apparent link to al-Qaida or individuals acting on their own, the source said.
Three main operatives of Hezbollah who, in collaboration with the Quds Forces, are likely to have been involved in the planning of the Boston bombings are:
Mustafa Badr Al Din, the brother-in-law and cousin of the dead terrorist Imad Mugniyah, who now serves as Mugnyiah’s replacement as the military leader of Hezbollah and who also serves as the deputy of Qasem Soliemani, the head of the Islamic regime’s Quds Forces.
Mohammad Ali Hamadei, on the FBI’s most-wanted list, a Hezbollah operator responsible for operation and infiltration of forces into America who was based in New Mexico with a Latin American passport and who was also seen last year in England.
Talal Hamieh, the head of Hezbollah’s External Security Organization responsible for operations outside of Lebanon. He has been in Mexico collaborating with drug cartels to raise funds for Hezbollah cells and facilitates the transfer of arms and terrorists into the U.S.
Another source within Khamenei’s office, as reported exclusively by WND Dec. 11, provided information that Quds Forces had drawn up plans to attack the U.S. from within in 2013. The information, which was shared with U.S. officials, was that because of continuing sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program and the push to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, terrorist attacks would seek to create instability in America.
A senior commander of the Islamic regime had warned less than two months ago that terrorism was coming to America.
“If the people of America and Europe do not confront the aggressive policies of their governments, they cannot then remain far from the possible future events (terror attacks),” the regime’s armed forces deputy chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, said in a Feb. 23 interview with Fars News Agency, a media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards. “Al-Qaida groups and other services which operate for the interests of America (in Syria) will soon change the region of their operations and thereafter create new problems for America and Europe.”
Ayatollah Khamenei, in a speech Wednesday in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, blamed America and Western culture for the world’s problems and compared the Boston terrorism to military actions in Syria, Afghanistan and other troubled Middle East locations.
Khamenei accused the West of a double standard, claiming it believes that killing innocent people in Boston is wrong but killing innocent people in other parts of the world is fine.
“If there is an explosion in America or a Western country, the world needs to pay a price,” he said.
He said that America’s actions were illogical and, based on its opposition to Iran as well as a lack of attention to human principles, he believes the United States is on the brink of collapse.
A senior source on Capitol Hill also told Fox News that the FBI is looking into any travel the suspects may have done since arriving in the country.
The senior source, who has been briefed by the National Counterterrorism Center on the manhunt, told Fox News the FBI is trying to find out if the two went overseas or were potentially radicalized in the United States, since arriving as much as a decade ago.
The source said the FBI is tracking passports, airline tickets and a lot of other data. The source said officials know the two suspects are Muslim, but don’t know if they attended a mosque in the area — and are looking closely at that possibility.