Skip to comments.U.S. Says Iran-Tied Terror Plot in Washington, D.C. Disrupted
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.
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Obama will ask what we did to incite them and then apologize profusely while bowing to Ahmadamnnutjob.
Bulltwinkies. Just a smoke screen.
Hurray! Now, let’s get back to that Fast and Furious thing...
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.
That's easy: More outreach. More dialogue.
Nothing to see here,
yeh! Isn’t that some old building in Germany?!
Obama declares war on Iran, rallies the country behind him, nukes Tehran and wins in 2012 by a landslide?
Talk about your nightmare scenarios...
But assassinating the Saudi ambassador? I'd almost consider that a favor...
; - )
—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...
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.
How convenient. But it won’t work, Holder, you will still be subpoenaed..
“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.
—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.
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.
I think Holder, et al., just made this up out of thin air.
Time for Obama to catch up on his golf.
I disagree, I think it just pulled it out of his ass.
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
Hey! Are you comparing Obama with Hitler? No Monday night football for you!
I’m not sure which I’m most skeptical of now — Zero’s birth certificate or this “terrorist plot.” Hmmmmm....
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.
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.
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.
“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...
I guess using BATFE would have been too obvious a distraction from their “issues”.
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.
More outreach. More dialogue.
But no preconditions (Obama’s grand diplomatic plan).
So much for Obamao trying to dialog with those Twelver psychos.
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.
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.
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.
Yup. The timing is definitely interesting.
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.
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.
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.
Along with a boatload of guns from Mexico...
Well, then Holder should be on his way leading the strike force against the Mullahs. He did say that he would hold Iran responsible.
-——Now what? ——
go to the Hague and sue of course
he is our friend, our ally.
To make such a statement indicates total misunderstanding of the world
And then it ends.