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U.S. Says Iran-Tied Terror Plot in Washington, D.C. Disrupted
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Posted on 10/11/2011 11:13:22 AM PDT by astuddis

FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States" tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today.

The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C.

Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the U.S. officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: fbi; foiled; holder; iran; jihadinamerica; saudiembassy; twelvers; wagthedog
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Great timing for Eric Holder...
1 posted on 10/11/2011 11:13:23 AM PDT by astuddis
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To: astuddis
Waggin the dog again I see....
The dog is done tuckered out by now....but the commies just keep going.
2 posted on 10/11/2011 11:16:19 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: astuddis
We have officialy accused Iran of an Act of War.

Now what?

3 posted on 10/11/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by AU72
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To: astuddis

4 posted on 10/11/2011 11:17:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AU72

Now what?

Obama will ask what we did to incite them and then apologize profusely while bowing to Ahmadamnnutjob.


5 posted on 10/11/2011 11:18:31 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: astuddis

Bulltwinkies. Just a smoke screen.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 11:19:30 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: astuddis

Hurray! Now, let’s get back to that Fast and Furious thing...


7 posted on 10/11/2011 11:19:37 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (On the Cain Train to railroad Mitt.)
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To: AU72

Now, this was expected. A reversal from all the unexpected news.

The Muslim’s in office have to make it appear like they are catching Muslim’s and are fighting the war on terror. This is nothing more than show in my book.

The real fight is still bubbling under their radar ... by design is my prediction.


8 posted on 10/11/2011 11:20:08 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: AU72
We have officialy accused Iran of an Act of War. Now What?

That's easy: More outreach. More dialogue.

9 posted on 10/11/2011 11:20:48 AM PDT by mojito
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To: AU72

Nothing to see here,
Move along.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 11:21:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO)
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To: dfwgator

yeh! Isn’t that some old building in Germany?!

;->


11 posted on 10/11/2011 11:22:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: AU72

Obama declares war on Iran, rallies the country behind him, nukes Tehran and wins in 2012 by a landslide?

Talk about your nightmare scenarios...


12 posted on 10/11/2011 11:22:47 AM PDT by Argus
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To: MississippiMan; ctdonath2; LibertyRocks; GonzoGOP; b4its2late; bert; maquiladora; hennie pennie; ...

ping


13 posted on 10/11/2011 11:25:19 AM PDT by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: astuddis
Bombs kill indiscriminately and are very bad. If there were plots being hatched to explode bombs in DC then it is a great thing that they were foiled.

But assassinating the Saudi ambassador? I'd almost consider that a favor...

; - )

14 posted on 10/11/2011 11:25:46 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: AU72

—We have officialy accused Iran of an Act of War. Now what?—

That is the first place my mind went as well. This is actually huge. They didn’t say the plotters were from Iran. They said Iranian. Not good.

REally not good. I’ve said for some time our current worldwide economic crisis would almost certainly end in war just as the GD did, but I didn’t know what would be the first catalyst. This may be it. Or not...


15 posted on 10/11/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

BO’s tail waggin for sure. A little early I would think, but his poll numbers dropping like a rock so maybe he thinks he can’t wait till next October. Either that or Valerie Jarrett told him we need an October surprise and he called his buddy Eric the Holder and said to make it happen. Ol Eric is in so much trouble he figured why wait till next October,he would impress ol Barry and make it happen right away.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 11:29:25 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: astuddis

How convenient. But it won’t work, Holder, you will still be subpoenaed..


17 posted on 10/11/2011 11:30:54 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Pujols/Freese 2012)
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To: Argus

“Obama declares war on Iran, rallies the country behind him, nukes Tehran and wins in 2012 by a landslide?”

After pulling 100,000 troops out of Iraq, Iran’s next door neighbor?

Well, it would cost taxpayers another 100 billion or so.


18 posted on 10/11/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a Cainiac)
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To: astuddis

—Great timing for Eric Holder...—

This is much more serious than that. This is like burning down your house as an excuse for why you didn’t finish your homework on time.

We basically accused them of an act of war. You don’t say that kind of stuff and then go on to life as usual. Not if you are even remotely aware of how geopolotics works. Hitler learned that the hard way after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor (when he declared war on the US). It opens up possibilities for your adversary. And it opens up possibilities and requirements for you.


19 posted on 10/11/2011 11:32:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: AU72
"We have officialy accused Iran of an Act of War. Now what?"

Nothing. It's all street theater for Mr. Holder's benefit. There will be sabre rattling, and a good deal of pounding on podiums, followed by a withering broadside of sternly worded letters, and then....(crickets).
20 posted on 10/11/2011 11:37:53 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: cuban leaf
We basically accused them of an act of war. You don’t say that kind of stuff and then go on to life as usual.

First I agree with you 100% but remember that storming an embassy is an act of war also and the Carter administration went on with life as usual during the Iranian hostage situation.

21 posted on 10/11/2011 11:38:32 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: astuddis

I think Holder, et al., just made this up out of thin air.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 11:39:42 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Time for Obama to catch up on his golf.


23 posted on 10/11/2011 11:39:48 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Rudder
I think Holder, et al., just made this up out of thin air.

I disagree, I think it just pulled it out of his ass.

24 posted on 10/11/2011 11:41:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rudder

Just watched the news conference...
They say they have proof, and just tied this directly to the Iranian government

distraction for Holder or not - this is a pretty serious accusation


25 posted on 10/11/2011 11:42:11 AM PDT by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: dfwgator

Hey! Are you comparing Obama with Hitler? No Monday night football for you!


26 posted on 10/11/2011 11:43:56 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: dfwgator

I’m not sure which I’m most skeptical of now — Zero’s birth certificate or this “terrorist plot.” Hmmmmm....


27 posted on 10/11/2011 11:47:16 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Wiggins

I’m with you in spirit, but this was not a “technically US soil” thing. This was IN the US. That is perceived as something quite different. For one thing, it’s a lot easier for them to storm an embassy in their own country vs ship the activity over here. It ramps it up considerably no matter how you slice it.


28 posted on 10/11/2011 11:49:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Argus

I remember a similar situation didn’t help Bush I. He was unbeatable after Kuwait. Clinton won based on the economy. Unless Zero has a magic wand, the economy has him in the cross hairs.


29 posted on 10/11/2011 11:49:47 AM PDT by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: jhpigott

I agree that it’s a serious accusation, but going to war against Iran just isn’t in Obama’s DNA. He’ll treat this as a criminal case and give Khamenei a good scolding. A speech is in the offing, I believe.


30 posted on 10/11/2011 11:55:16 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: cuban leaf

“This is much more serious than that.”

Of course it is. What is most important is how we respond. Will we issue a strongly worded letter or let the missiles fly? Will it be diplomatic channels, or laser targeted munitions?

Maybe the UN can hold a vote of disapproval...

Sad.


31 posted on 10/11/2011 12:09:53 PM PDT by astuddis
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To: astuddis
DEA? Were the Iranian nutjobs going to drug the Saudi and Israeli embassy personnel?

I guess using BATFE would have been too obvious a distraction from their “issues”.

32 posted on 10/11/2011 12:10:18 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: cuban leaf

By all means if this is true it is far worse than the storming of the embassy in Iran. I was just referring to the act of war consideration. It will be interesting watching this unfold in the coming weeks. I predict that there is a excellent chance this administrations screws this up badly as did Jimmy Carter.


33 posted on 10/11/2011 12:19:13 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: mojito

More outreach. More dialogue.

But no preconditions (Obama’s grand diplomatic plan).


35 posted on 10/11/2011 12:33:11 PM PDT by OrioleFan
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PING!


36 posted on 10/11/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy Atlanta General Assembly: We are worthless losers. WE ARE WORTHLESS LOSERS!)
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To: astuddis

So much for Obamao trying to dialog with those Twelver psychos.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 12:59:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy Atlanta General Assembly: We are worthless losers. WE ARE WORTHLESS LOSERS!)
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To: jhpigott
"Just watched the news conference... They say they have proof, and just tied this directly to the Iranian government distraction for Holder or not - this is a pretty serious accusation

This from the folks who brought us that 90% crap and to justify it they retasked the DEA, FBI and ATF from "Wide Receiver" to turn it upside down to "Fast and Furious" and;

You beleive them just because they had a press conference? So were they just as willing to give up the "evidence" for this as they are/were for F&F?

I am so glad that Wendy's brought back the "Where's the Beef" advertsing campaign.

38 posted on 10/11/2011 1:04:44 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: astuddis
According to SkyNews:

Mr Holder said the US government would be taking unspecified action against the Iranian government. He said the Justice Department was not accusing the top echelons of the government of blessing the operation.

Hot and cold at the same time.
39 posted on 10/11/2011 1:22:09 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: astuddis; jhpigott
Obama will DO NOTHING.

It's as certain as the day is long.

He is strategically invested in peace with Iran.

The greater question is what will we hear from the GOP POTUS candidates and the Congress. The MAY be able to prompt a strong talking-to by our current POS...er...POTUS.

40 posted on 10/11/2011 1:34:19 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: jhpigott
"distraction for Holder or not - this is a pretty serious accusation"

JH, this is a very, very big deal.

While earlier I flippantly said Obama will do nothing, I have to take that back.

There is no way a POTUS can avoid impeachment in this situation unless he initiates a very strong military response...total neutralization of their military capability is the minimum.

State Sponsored. Proof.

War.

41 posted on 10/11/2011 1:45:01 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: astuddis

Yup. The timing is definitely interesting.


42 posted on 10/11/2011 1:53:22 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
it would cost taxpayers another 100 billion or so.

Meh. The Republicans gave the Obama a $2.4T slush fund, so no biggie if it's for a good cause, like his re-election.

[*urp*]

43 posted on 10/11/2011 1:55:42 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: rfreedom4u
No. Problem is, that Obama is desperate enough and stupid enough to start a war with the Iranians: “It worked for George Bush didn't it?”

Come to think of it, the US declaring war on Iran would be a blessing for Ahmadinejad, too. He's in serious trouble over in Iran.

44 posted on 10/11/2011 1:57:05 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Mariner
State Sponsored. Proof. War.

Holder explicitly says the plot was

"conceived, supported and directed" by the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States while he worked in U.S.
The only thing they could have done that would have been a more explicit cause for war would have been if they had piloted an Iranian airliner into the Capital Building.

Maybe next week.

45 posted on 10/11/2011 2:11:32 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: dfwgator
I think Holder, et al., just made this up out of thin air.
"I disagree, I think it just pulled it out of his ass."

Along with a boatload of guns from Mexico...

46 posted on 10/11/2011 2:14:53 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: jhpigott
...this is a pretty serious accusation

Well, then Holder should be on his way leading the strike force against the Mullahs. He did say that he would hold Iran responsible.

47 posted on 10/11/2011 2:17:32 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: AU72

-——Now what? ——

go to the Hague and sue of course


48 posted on 10/11/2011 3:00:37 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..posted from the great river road)
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To: WayneS

he is our friend, our ally.

To make such a statement indicates total misunderstanding of the world


49 posted on 10/11/2011 3:03:49 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..posted from the great river road)
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To: cardinal4
"you will still be subpoenaed.."

And then it ends.

50 posted on 10/11/2011 3:41:05 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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