NYPD Director Of Intelligence: ‘Hezbollah And Its Supporters Also Have Presence In NYC’

Congress Hears All About Iran's Latest Quest To Find Viable Terror Targets Here

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Iran’s proxy terror group, Hezbollah, has set up an outpost in New York City, an NYPD official said Wednesday.

The pronouncement was just one element of stunning testimony by the police department’s intelligence guru, who also disclosed new attempts by the Iranians to develop potential terror targets here, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

It happened right here under the very nose of President Barack Obama and other world leaders who were in New York for the United Nations General Assembly in September 2010 — a previously undisclosed attempt by the Iranians to find a potential target for a terror attack.

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“Federal air marshals observed four individuals taking photos and video taping the water line and structural area of the helipad landing site near Wall Street, which they deemed suspicious,” NYPD Director of Intelligence Analysis Mitchell Silber said.

Silber told Congress that the four men were Iranians, who claimed to work for the Iranian Broadcasting Corporation, and that this case was one of three previously undisclosed surveillance missions by Iranian nationals in New York reportedly developing intelligence for a   \terror attack.

But that’s not all.

“Hezbollah and its supporters also have a presence in New York,” Silber said. “Some of these individuals in New York are family members of Hezbollah political leaders or Hezbollah fighters that have been killed.”

Hezbollah is Iran’s proxy terror group. Officials have long worried that Iran would use Hezbollah to carry out attacks inside the United States, with New York a prime target because of its large Jewish population.

Officials said these concerns have grown in recent months as tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated.

Meanwhile, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has decided to continue — at least until the end of the week — the stepped-up coverage of Jewish neighborhoods that was instituted after the attack in Toulouse, France.

Officials said they are concerned about a copycat attack here.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below …

  • Mohammed

    Will you draw a picture of me with a filthy sandal in my mouth?

  • DanTe

    !s1am: It’s a Disease in need of a Cure.

    FACT: Everywhere where there are M U S L I M E S, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (M U S L I M E S burned 100s of Hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (M U S L I M E thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children)

    USA — 9 / 11 happened

    Notice the pattern here? Even you sanctimonious twits can’t be that dense.

    Goes to reason, no M U S L I M E S, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and then lie about how sorry we are.

    !s1am. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will write that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But then conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide M U S L I M E jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9 / 11.

  • rojo

    Sheesh, practically the entire city is on food stamps. If anyone is scamming the system is the illegal aliens in this country who are stealing from you. they came to the country here illegally in the first place. If you look in France and England, check to see who is on the dole the most, I;ll give you a hint, it isn’t the jews.

  • Ryan Johnson

    j-ws run the media

    • rojo

      If they really did, then your comment wouldn’t post.

    • occupy WTF

      And a gun (murder) can’t turn a pig into a genius. God is great.

  • katheen

    Thank God Holder is leaving Ray Kelly and NYPD do their jobs.

  • rojo

    yeah that’s right, let’s send EVERYONE back to where they originally came from. Keep the original natives and make the U.S.A. one giant casino. Their gambling dollars at work.

  • ronnie from morris park

    This again is what he says but to ask for who these people were and where are they now is unanswered. So if they know that these people are here and have a “presence” why aren’t they locked up. Instead of sending people up to Yale maybe he Billionaireberg should clean up here.

  • Go back to Russia--end the war

    We are being dragged into a 5,000 year old war that we have no business being in. Deport all the Jews back to Russia–it’s 3x the size of the U.S. The Jews have no business being in the Middle East.

    • its good to know

      If you have a problem with the Jews, talk to G-d, He created us.



      • Obsma

        Why do Jews ared Arabs smell?

        • CHARLIE


    • rojo

      brillant comment, you are one smart person, to think all jews came from Russia or were originally from Europe. And by the way, why don’t you take a look at a map and see how much land the Arabs have and how much the jews have. Israel is a small as the state of New jersey. and it’s a 2,000 year war.

  • Wrapper

    Time to pull their Taxi Medallions…

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