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A top Senate Dem says Iran plot may be act of war (Carl Levin)
AP ^

Posted on 10/12/2011 11:11:13 AM PDT by maquiladora

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States may be an act of war against the U.S.

Sen. Carl Levin says he wants to study the implications of using the term before deciding it applies. But the Michigan Democrat said the alleged scheme might be an act of war, and was certainly a serious threat to the U.S.

Levin told reporters that either way, there should be a serious response by the U.S. He declined to say what that response might be.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickens; cluckcluck; cowards; globalists; iran

1 posted on 10/12/2011 11:11:17 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

Here we go, start a war with Iran to get bambi re elected and to stuff F and F and solyndra.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 11:13:25 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Liberhoids: Painful, Stinky, and Red.)
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To: maquiladora

Wag the Dog.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: maquiladora

So is killing 241 US Marines in a terror bombing but you see how far that went.


4 posted on 10/12/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: maquiladora

WAR IS PEACE PRIZE, Liberal Ignorance Is Strength.

Obama said in 2009 that “Iran is a small country, no threat at all!”

Until his poll numbers hit ROCK-BOTTOM, that is...


5 posted on 10/12/2011 11:15:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Maybe he should also investigate our act of war against Mexico....selling battlefield grade weapons to Mexico’s major enemies, the Mexican drug cartels.

See: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2791695/posts


6 posted on 10/12/2011 11:16:13 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: maquiladora
They went after a Saudi.

Why is that MORE of an act of war than the murder of Marines and other US heroes serving the American people? Iran has been at war with the US for decades.

7 posted on 10/12/2011 11:19:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: maquiladora
Archduke Ferdinand.
8 posted on 10/12/2011 11:21:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: maquiladora

Wag the dog.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 11:23:19 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: maquiladora

Deal with the ATF’s act of war in F&F before throwing stones Senator.


10 posted on 10/12/2011 11:24:16 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: HerrBlucher

“Here we go, start a war with Iran to get bambi re elected”

That’s the time tested stategy for unpopular despots. Unite behind the tyrant when there is an external threat. This needs to be repeated so that people will know why we may be getting involved in an unnecessary war. A war is just another campaign strategy. A war could also be the premise for suspending elections as recommended by NC gov Purdue.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 11:26:52 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Diogenesis

Let the Saudis and Iranians knock each other off, it would be a win-win.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 11:26:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maquiladora

Gulf of Tonkin II...Remember, the original was a RAT “incident” also!


13 posted on 10/12/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Ditto that.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: HerrBlucher

What would Iran gain to do something this pointless at this time? Invite the US to bomb them?


15 posted on 10/12/2011 11:28:55 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: grumpygresh
That’s the time tested stategy for unpopular despots. Unite behind the tyrant when there is an external threat.

It works if the targeted country acts like a target and takes the beating. I won't say that Iran would prevail, but there are some capabilities that they have that could bring some nasty surprises.

16 posted on 10/12/2011 11:30:42 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Retired Greyhound

when a major lib fossil like Carl Levin starts tipping their hand, you have to believe that some aspirin factories are gonna be getting blowed-up soon.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 11:32:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator
Let the Saudis and Iranians knock each other off, it would be a win-win.

What you said sounds good to me.

18 posted on 10/12/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: HerrBlucher

My exact thoughts when I saw the headline concerning Levin.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: ex-snook

I agree. Holder put the story out there and now it is walking away from them, with a life of its own. Maybe they didn’t think this through...


20 posted on 10/12/2011 11:33:35 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: maquiladora

Well, ole’ Karl better just ‘jimmy-up’ with some desert boots a kevlar helmet and an M-4 and just jump on over there and kick their azz then.....he’s an effing idiot.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 11:35:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: maquiladora

Everything about this “plot” smells like a provocation, and when a hardcore appeaser like Carl Levin starts beating the war drum the stench mounts.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 11:36:34 AM PDT by Argus
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To: maquiladora

Yeah...but Iran is supporting the wall street protesters.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 11:36:41 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: maquiladora

Perhaps Carl, but since you and the CIC have no clue how to execute that responsiblity, let’s wait until the grownups are back in charge.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 11:39:40 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: maquiladora
I wonder if they're working off a script or if this is strictly ad-lib?
25 posted on 10/12/2011 11:40:41 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: dfwgator
Let the Saudis and the Iranians knock each other off

Better start drilling, baby.

26 posted on 10/12/2011 11:42:23 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: maquiladora

Well, duh. This wouldn’t be the first time a failing gummint wagged the dog.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 11:44:10 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: maquiladora

Karl levin is a hard core communist....anything he says, the opposite is what is best for the country...although lake iran is an interesting thought.........


28 posted on 10/12/2011 11:45:16 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: maquiladora

Sure, so was taking over the American Embassy in Tehran 32 years ago, but we’re still waiting....


29 posted on 10/12/2011 11:58:18 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: maquiladora

So what does he suggest we do about it?


30 posted on 10/12/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: maquiladora
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States may be an act of war against the U.S.

Sen. Carl Levin says he wants to study the implications of using the term before deciding it applies. But the Michigan Democrat said the alleged scheme might be an act of war, and was certainly a serious threat to the U.S.

It is always incredible how gung ho & warlike & almost PATRIOTIC the RAT bastard dimturds sound like when they are the ruling party. But as soon as a Repub becomes president, than all of a sudden the DimTurds become raging pacifists and will lie, cheat, smear a Republican president over any military action that might be called for. Just like John Effn Kerry, in 1998 he is recorded on one of the Sunday political interviews as calling for a military action & removal of Saddam Hussein, and he puffs up his chest and declares that "He is the leader of the Senate in terms of calling for Saddam Hussein's removal from power". And yet 6 yrs later in the 2004 election, he rages against GW Bush for going into Iraq and removing Saddam Husseing from power. And as always, GW Bush allows John Effn Kerry & the demoRATs to pound away at him, rather than hammering back even harder with Kerry's two faced hypocrisy.

Even now, it is too bad that the Republicans just refuse to mock or scourge 0dumb0 and the demoRAT bastards for the wars that they are sucking us into.

I wish I had supernatural power (like Moses) to inflict plagues of lice, frogs, blood, boils, even d__th upon the demoRAT turds and their families!

31 posted on 10/12/2011 1:20:57 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: HerrBlucher
Here we go, start a war with Iran to get bambi re elected and to stuff F and F and solyndra.

Well if Iran committed an act of war against the US, then the Mexican Drug Cartels that were going to carry out the attack, must have also committed an Act of War against the US. That gives Obama the justification to eradicate all the Mexican Drug Cartel members that were involved in his illegal gun walking. Dead men tell no tales. So will he send drones into Mexico ?

Also, with the Green Technology Bubble collapsing, a war is the only option left to stimulate tax collection.

32 posted on 10/12/2011 5:16:36 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: maquiladora

Bomb Iran regardless of who’s in office. Go for it. It’s going to happen sooner or later anyway.


33 posted on 10/12/2011 7:19:24 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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