Source: Clare M. Lopez, President Lopez Liberty LLC, 3 August 2022
Al-Qa’eda’s number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a U.S. drone strike at the home where he was staying in Kabul, Afghanistan on 31 July 2022. That house belongs to an aide to the Deputy Interior Minister of Afghanistan, Sirajuddin Haqqani. The Haqqani clan long has been affiliated with the Taliban, as are Al-Qa’eda, Hizballah, and the Islamic Republic of Iran. These relationships date back to the 1980s war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Red Army.
We detailed the history of the Al-Qa’eda, Iran, and Hizballah Islamic terror relationship for the Havlish legal case – Havlish, et al. v. bin Laden, et al. –
That these Islamic terrorists are now regrouping in Afghanistan in the wake of the disastrous August 2021 rout by the United States (U.S.) poses a direct national security threat to the U.S. homeland itself. Chris Swecker, a former FBI Assistant Director from 2004-06 for the Criminal Investigative Division, appeared with Charles Payne on the “Your World” program at FOX News on 2 August 2022. He told Payne that “terrorists mixed in” with illegal migrants are crossing the undefended U.S. southern border with Mexico.
In 2021, Border Protection officers apprehended at least 23 individuals at our southern border whose names are on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) list. One year ago, in August 2021, retiring Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott said that suspected terrorists were crossing that border “at a level we have never seen before”. [hyperlink to https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/border-patrol-chief-suspected-terrorists-coming-across-southern-border]
And that was before the Biden administration’s Defense Department fled Afghanistan in disarray that same month of August 2021, handing the country, Bagram Air Force Base, and billions of dollars worth of modern U.S. military aircraft, vehicles, weapons and other equipment to the Taliban. Afghanistan rapidly reverted to a pre-9/11 status, with the same jihadist elements – AQ, the Haqqanis, and the Taliban, plus the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP) – regrouping and assuredly planning new Islamic terror attacks.
Compounding the U.S.’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan, the U.S. government then mounted an airlift of thousands of completely unvetted Afghans directly into the U.S. Those evacuees have been distributed across our country, with no way of knowing who or how many among them are AQ-, IS-, or Taliban-affiliated jihadis even now forming advance teams for the next 9/11 on U.S. soil. We’ll recall that the 2001 attacks were conceived, planned, and directed by the Islamic Republic of Iran (see again the Havlish case). Ayman al-Zawahiri’s likely successor is senior AQ military commander, Seif al-Adl, who’s been operating in collaboration with the Iranian regime since late 2001 from safehaven in Iran.
The global Islamic Movement likely will be seeking revenge for al-Zawahiri’s killing. In addition to the untold numbers of possible Afghan jihadis already inside the U.S., we must now add additional untold numbers of Islamic terrorists who’ve had virtual carte blanche to cross our open southern border with Mexico for the last 18 months. We’ve discussed the role that Hizballah, an Iranian terror proxy, plays together with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Mexican drug cartels in trafficking massive quantities of deadly fentanyl into U.S. communities. Now we must add jihad terror to that agenda as well.
Sources: Fox News and Daily Mail