On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important.
“This network serves as the core pipeline through which al Qaeda moves money, facilitators and operatives,” according to Treasury. “Without this network, al Qaeda’s ability to recruit and collect funds would be severely damaged,” an Obama administration official involved in the designations tells The Weekly Standard.
The centrality of this network to al Qaeda’s day-to-day operations makes the Obama administration’s move significant. What makes it extraordinary is the network’s partner: Iran.
“There is an agreement between the Iranian government and al Qaeda to allow this network to operate,” Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen told The Weekly Standard in an interview last week. “There’s no dispute in the intelligence community on this.”
AL QAEDA ATTACKED US ON 9/11/01.
THE 2001 AUMF SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZES THE POTUS TO ATTACK ANYONE INVOLVED IN THAT ATTACK OR WHO AID AND ABET THE ATTACKERS:
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
(a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
WE SHOUOLD MOUNT A PREEMPTIVE ATTACK THAT WIPES OUT ALL OF TEHRAN NUKE ASSETS ANDS THEIR IRG ASSETS ANDS AIRFIELDS AND AIRCRAFT AND NAVY.
IN 48 CONTINUOUS HOURS OF BOMBING.
THE SOONER THE BETTER.
AFTER THE DUST SETTLES PEACE WILL REIGN FOR DECADES.