September 12, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Terror Alert Response Center released a new terrorism threat warning entitled, “Egyptian-Iranian intelligence meeting prompts fears of a new Middle East terror axis.” According to yesterday’s release, U.S. intelligence monitored a secret meeting that confirmed the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo is working in consort with Iranian spies and “could begin covertly supporting global terrorism.”
This news came on the anniversary of 9/11, the same day U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three of his staff members were murdered in Libya as anti-American sentiments intensify across the region.
DHS is blatantly recalling 9/11 fears by purposefully using throwback rhetoric to George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” speech given after 9/11 in which he fingered Iran as aggressively pursuing weapons of mass destruction. Just yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that the U.S. would indeed go to war with Iran if our government could substantiate the claim the country is in the process of building a nuclear weapon.
This all comes at the same time DHS admits there is no credible, specific terror threat, and the Obama camp is claiming government relations with the (newly-sprung) Middle East (regimes) are strong.