JD: Another statement that Rouhani made he said there’s not going to be any peace in the Middle East until the United States troops leave there in the Middle East. I don’t think the United States is going to pull out do you?
KT: We already greatly reduced our presence across the Middle East. They have been seeking to push the United States out of the region since they took power in 1979. Today the Iranians have hundreds of thousands of well-trained gorilla fighters who are not really proxies any longer they are under Iranian command.
JD: I’ve got a report coming out of Israel that Iran is setting up Islamic Jihad cells terror cells there in the center part of the state Judea and Samaria.
KT: They have been training these people apparently over the internet with the goal of setting up small rockets in Judea and Samaria to hit Israeli targets. Iran today is no longer Iran. You had an Ayatollah out in the west of the country say this openly. He said, when you look at Iran it’s no longer just our borders. The Houthis in Yemen they are Iran. Hezbollah in Lebanon they are Iran. The fighters in Syria, the popular mobilization forces in Iraq they are Iran.
Ayatollah warned Israel specifically if any of these proxy groups or these Iranian controlled militias as I call them are attacked that is the same as an attack on Iran and Iran will respond against Israel. This is really kind of pushing up the rhetoric and pushing up the red line an awful lot closer for both Israel and the United States.
JD: Ken Timmerman with the details on the Iranian training of Islamic Jihad terror cells in the heart of Israel in Judea and Samaria.