Free Beacon: Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.
Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.
Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.
There is mounting evidence that Iran poses “a direct threat to the homeland”. more …
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The book of Esther provides a look. The book revolves around 4 characters: Queen Esther (a Jewess), Mordecai (Esther’s uncle/government official), King Ahasuerus of Persia (modern-day Iran) and the evil Haman (called the Agagite), a high government official and direct descendant of Amalek, grandson of Esau.
After the king banished his queen for not showing herself to his subjects at a drunken party the king became lonely. A beauty contest was held and Esther won and became queen of Persia, never letting the king know she was Jewish.
Haman, who hated the Jewish Mordecai, devised a plan to kill all the Jews of Persia by tricking the king into signing a decree. Enter Mordecai who convinced Esther to petition the king to save her people, even though by exposing her Jewish identity, she put her own life in peril: “If I die I die” Esther 4:16.
The plan worked, and in a twist of fate, the king found out that Haman had tricked him and wrote a new decree allowing the Jews to fight against the mighty Persian army. The heavily outnumbered Jewish army pre-empted the Persian attack and defeated them, a plan used successfully in 1967 by the Israeli army against an attack from Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
At the end of the Biblical account, Haman and his 10 sons were hanged on gallows that had been built to hang Mordechai.
The Esther account took place in approximately 478 BC, six hundred years after Israel’s first King Saul disobeyed orders from God through the prophet Samuel to destroy all the Amalekites men, women, children and animals (1 Samuel 15:1-3).
It therefore should be no surprise that the same blood descendants are preparing for attacks on anyone blocking them from taking the land promised to Jacob.