Report: 3 men arrested with alleged ties to Hezbollah
Senator Joe Lieberman weighs in
- Duration 4:12
- Date Sep 11, 2012
Senator Joe Lieberman weighs in
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-- talk about -- -- -- this one pretty close to home just south of the border we're getting reports out an accident authorities have arrested three alleged.
Has beloved members one of them is an American citizen.
The news coming as America marks of course the anniversary of the September 11 attacks count Joseph Lieberman's.
Senator what do you make -- us.
Well I had don't have I have confirmation -- it's really haven't heard from the US government directly but.
I'm not surprised.
By this because -- just a year or so ago.
We have evidence that the Iranian revolutionary guard corps was trying to work through -- Mexican drug cartel.
To send somebody -- to Washington to assassinate the ambassador.
From Saudi Arabia to Washington the this all goes back to Iran and Hezbollah was created.
By the Iranian regime.
They are now spreading out across the globe in ways that they didn't do up until about a year or two ago they were just.
Around Lebanon and and working against Israel so this.
This seems very credible committee I'm grateful to the Mexican authorities -- grabbing these guys and turning one of them was an American apparently over to US authorities.
You know what do you -- and I knew you were ahead of the curve on this this idea that we might have made it harder part for.
Bad guys to get here through the legal means of the way that bitten on the 9/11 hijackers did.
But we still haven't cleared of this border issue where they can not easily but certainly with a lot less difficulty.
Get here via.
Yeah -- know you're absolutely right this is something -- I've been worried about for a long time because obviously.
A lot of people cross the border from Mexico illegally mostly.
For purposes of coming to America to get a job but.
The drug cartels and the so called coyotes who who -- will hold up people to take them over the border pretty good are debating.
Our defense is even though they've improved and to me it's been on a major worry which were.
Trying and our -- to defend against that the terrorists would use -- the Mexican border.
And not any and normal points of entry which are really -- now.
To get into Americans who are -- damn -- -- -- worry that these.
Hezbollah related people who were apprehended and Mexico had exactly that in mind -- a long way from home.
I don't think they're a long way from home and it and it shows us an eleven years after 9/11 that though.
We have really decimated al-Qaeda central that.
There are still other al-Qaeda cells around the world that are mostly self generated but.
-- the number one source of terrorist activity is Iran.
And it's spreading out across the globe close to our home so -- -- -- -- that region then senator you know you've heard these reports.
That the president has passed up a meeting.
With Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu during the UN general assembly.
Next month and and a lot of people.
I said -- that's another slap in the face.
We're getting sort of different accounts of this bottom line are not going to be meeting we -- I think it's a shame and and a mistake here and I gather that the White House is saying that it was it's a scheduling problem -- The US this relationship between the US and Israel is one of the closest.
In the world as one of our closest allies and obviously it is a critical time.
In that relationship because of the -- -- nuclear weapons development program.
I really would appeal to President Obama and prime minister Netanyahu -- -- let's -- -- get in the way they got to find a way.
To sit down and talk face to finish with -- each other either Washington or New York where and prime minister Netanyahu was an American for the general assembly session that it would it would be.
Nothing but bad if these two allies.
Don't find a way to to meet with -- each other where they're both in the same country now back in the same building.
And the present and thank you very very much could see again thank you know you.