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Iran Plots Revenge on U.S. [Officials Say Intercepted Message to Militants Orders Reprisals]
Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on 09/05/2013 5:36:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Iran Plots Revenge on U.S. Officials Say Intercepted Message to Militants Orders Reprisals in Iraq if Syria Hit

By JULIAN E. BARNES and ADAM ENTOUS

WASHINGTON—The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to Shiite militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria, officials said, amid an expanding array of reprisal threats across the region.

Military officials have been trying to predict the range of possible responses from Syria, Iran and their allies. U.S. officials said they are on alert for Iran's fleet of small, fast boats in the Persian Gulf, where American warships are positioned. U.S. officials also fear Hezbollah could attack the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

While the U.S. has positioned military resources in the region for a possible strike, it has other assets in the area that would be ready to respond to any reprisals by Syria, Iran or its allies.

Those deployments include a strike group of an aircraft carrier and three destroyers in the Red Sea, and an amphibious ship, the USS San Antonio, in the Eastern Mediterranean, which would help with any evacuations.

The U.S. military has also readied Marines and other assets to aid evacuation of diplomatic compounds if needed, and the State Department began making preparations last week for potential retaliation against U.S. embassies and other interests in the Middle East and North Africa.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hezbollah; iran; iraq; israel; lebanon; maheralassad; russia; syria; thebrotherdidit; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Hey, not my...........Oh never mind.
1 posted on 09/05/2013 5:36:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“U.S. officials also fear Hezbollah could attack the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.”

No shit, Sherlock. They’ve done it before.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 5:38:00 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Sub-Driver; xzins

They’re all positioning assets for when the stuff hits the fan. If the military genius (/s) Obama makes a bad move, the entire region goes up in smoke.

Prayers up for our troops and our nation and our allies that Obama is about to betray.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 5:45:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

King Obama is killing America. When will the American people wake up? Damn ignorant ass hats.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver

They have an open window to getting us while the “gettin’s good”! Terrorists, socialists, communists...now is your chance while it’s ‘amateur hour’.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 5:56:02 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Logical me
King Obama is killing America.

Yep, no matter how these foul ups play out, either way, any way, America gets knocked down a few notches, over and over again.

6 posted on 09/05/2013 5:57:21 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d like to see a poll advocating bombing Iran instead


7 posted on 09/05/2013 5:58:11 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Jim Robinson; Sub-Driver; P-Marlowe

I’m of the firm opinion the US has pre-positioned troops. That makes me wonder if we’ve been fed a real line of bull. I suppose it’s so we can be mercenaries for the king of saud or trouble-shooters for the muslim brotherhood.

I also explains Kerry’s extreme reluctance to rule out boots on the ground.

What I want to rule out is stupidity, and with Obama and Kerry in charge, that will only happen if someone plans a golf or yacht outing. While those 2 are distracted the generals would get to run this war.

September 11 is next Wednesday.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 5:58:35 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nobody can tell me all these countries really had no idea that someone was intercepting ‘portant messages. This is becoming a dangerous joke.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 6:01:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

The U.S. military has also readied Marines and other assets to aid evacuation of diplomatic compounds if needed.......

What is Obama and his cronies going to do? Announce that they will be shut down for 1 week again so that the bombers can put their plans on hold for a week. Dumb shiit planning right there now.

As far as “intercepted” messages. I am sorry, but I do not believe a word, sorry LETTER that comes out of that crew in DC that is wagging the dog. They are nothing more than a bunch of lieing no good sonsabitches and all need to be arrested, tried and if found guilty of treason hung by their necks until dead.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 6:03:17 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Sub-Driver
U.S. officials also fear Hezbollah could attack the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

Ya think, morons....?


11 posted on 09/05/2013 6:05:29 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sub-Driver

On the Syrian-Lebanese-Iranian alliance.

Lebanon Is NOT Innocent (David Horowitz Slams The Lebanon “Innocent Bystander” Myth Alert)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1671142/posts


12 posted on 09/05/2013 6:07:20 PM PDT by familyop
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To: Lurker

Perhaps we should send them a few hundred more million dollars and few shiploads of weapons.


13 posted on 09/05/2013 6:09:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama has positioned himself into a lose / lose proposition. If he bombs he gets the fallout. If he doesn’t he didn’t back up his mouth. what a dumn ass


14 posted on 09/05/2013 6:18:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Sub-Driver

“While the U.S. has positioned military resources in the region for a possible strike, it has other assets in the area that would be ready to respond to any reprisals by Syria, Iran or its allies.”

But all of these liberal experts, and knuckleheads like Bob Beckel say that there won’t be American soldiers at risk because these will be strikes by tomahawks. All lies and bullshit, an attack will inflame the entire region and result in thousands of casualties, including many American servicemen.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: plain talk

Replace Obama with “us” being in the lose-lose because nothing is ever his fault.


16 posted on 09/05/2013 6:31:47 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"U.S. officials said they are on alert for Iran's fleet of small, fast boats in the Persian Gulf,”

The Iranian navy is awesome.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 6:39:14 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Sub-Driver
Iran convinced West will not attack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1898619/posts

Meanwhile, favored, socialist constituents in both U.S. political parties have decided to convert and follow Shiite Islam and are prepared to allow Russia and China to design and implement our new government, so military spending might not cut into those constituents' incomes from Uncle Samantha (debt) so much or raise the cost of fuel for their tourist excursions.

But it's going to happen anyway. And the later it happens, the more likely with nuclear exchanges. We should have taken care of Iran a long time ago, during the Bush Administration.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 6:40:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: newnhdad

Yes good point. Obama always ensures WE lose no matter what. Obama doesn’t care and is more interested in his so-called legacy. He wants to be associated with the “arab spring” and toppling of at least three dictatorships. Fallout, deaths, costs, wars - none of that matters to him.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 6:41:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Sub-Driver
Damascas Syria is a 10 minute job by the US Tomahawks and bombers.

Keep going and degrade Iran at the same time.

After that it's Miller Time.

20 posted on 09/05/2013 6:42:25 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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To: familyop

“We should have taken care of Iran a long time ago, during the Bush Administration.”

During the CARTER Administration - 444 DAYS!


21 posted on 09/05/2013 6:44:03 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jim Robinson
If the military genius (/s) Obama makes a bad move, the entire region goes up in smoke.

Better now than later.

22 posted on 09/05/2013 6:44:14 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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To: Rapscallion

Determine secretly who is the enemy. Then crush them instantly. Have no mercy.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama has gone into this to the point that, no matter what he does now, it’s a big screw up. Now that takes talent.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 6:46:36 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Very true! Thanks for bringing that up.


25 posted on 09/05/2013 6:46:47 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


26 posted on 09/05/2013 6:53:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

We still have twice the number of carrier groups needed to take Russia and China, and our conventional weapons are more than adequate for the job. Our nuclear defenses cover several layers of needed defense spaces, and our nuclear first strike capabilities (against mobiles and other potential enemy launches) are also more than adequate.

The mess is not really about Obama (a figurehead, civilian in nature) or Syria. It’s about Iran’s rather surprisingly large nuclear buildup and desire to use its weapons without regards to consequences. Syria has ports for Iran. Russia and China do respect and consider consequences of nuclear threats and other foolery.


27 posted on 09/05/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh but I thought if we helped the Jihadists in the “Arab Spring” we could all get along with the Muslims. No?


28 posted on 09/05/2013 7:00:34 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Rapscallion

Sure, because Russia and China would never do anything about it. Right?


29 posted on 09/05/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Rapscallion

“Determine secretly who is the enemy. Then crush them instantly. Have no mercy.”

Surprise surprise... Your definition of enemy and Obama’s are probably very different.


30 posted on 09/05/2013 7:03:30 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Sub-Driver

This whole drill is a set up just the same as Benghazi.
This administration is made up of the most despicable collection of perverted assholes imaginable.


31 posted on 09/05/2013 7:05:45 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Rapscallion

Well okay, but there will be a lot of government buildings in DC destroyed.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 7:24:24 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Lurker
I doubt the embassy staff feels good knowing that this regime has their back.
33 posted on 09/05/2013 7:34:54 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Rapscallion
"Determine secretly who is the enemy. Then crush them instantly. Have no mercy."

you must be secretly advocating the crushing of the Obama administration ! [/cynicism]

34 posted on 09/05/2013 8:14:03 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Sub-Driver

Where IS OUR representation? Why is this guy still holding office of POTUS?

Put aside every other focus, every other issue, and the one most outstanding is lack of representation of the people by those elected by the people to represent their interests. IF these asshats were doing the job we wouldn’t be in this mess, but they aren’t doing the job for us they were elected to do.

They spend their time covering their asses to look good for the next election, or doing as they are told by those with the BIG $$$ for their campaign coffers. They almost to the one are all doing it.


35 posted on 09/05/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever they do, they shouldn’t make it personal and try and hit the instigator. No, that’d be wrong.


36 posted on 09/05/2013 11:50:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Exactly. Enough with these proxy wars.
37 posted on 09/06/2013 12:03:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: xzins

Wow I forgot that September 11 is coming soon. I once met an Iranian official and asked him if a war with the US is imminent. He said, “only if the US strikes Iran or Syria first.” It makes me wonder if they hope Obama starts the war. I would imagine they’re ready to rock n’ roll. Besides, the US media keeps reporting on the whereabouts of all US weaponry. I recall watching the news in China and they showed a listing of all the US naval ships in the Middle East along with its travel route patterns. Isn’t that like putting a bull’s eye on your back?


38 posted on 09/06/2013 12:32:30 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: plain talk

Obama wrote a check his ass cannot cover. I don’t want our military bearing the brunt of covering his check either. It makes no sense to back one group of anti west nutbags against another. Our genius president managed to give back almost any “gains” we made in Iraq; was not able to come up with a winning strategy in Afghanistan, where HE chose to go, and has run our military down to a nub to fund his domestic giveaways. We cannot stand three more years of this jackass so if he does anything against the will of Congress here, he needs be impeached, convicted and sent back to Kenya.


39 posted on 09/06/2013 3:59:26 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Palio di Siena

“...This administration is made up of the most despicable collection of perverted assholes imaginable....”

That’s about as apt and correct a definition as I’ve ever heard for them.

Add “socialist asswipes” in there somewhere too.


40 posted on 09/06/2013 4:54:00 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did you see this?

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/05/iran-threatens-brutal-attacks-on-americans-obama-family-if-us-hits-syria/


41 posted on 09/06/2013 6:06:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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To: NFHale

“...This administration is made up of the most despicable collection of perverted assholes imaginable....”

That’s about as apt and correct a definition as I’ve ever heard for them.

Add “socialist asswipes” in there somewhere too.

Add to that maniacal, psychopaths, and first and foremost....traitors! All of the brave young men and women that have died in this long war have all died in vain.....they should all be in prison for this betrayal....I have no words...


42 posted on 09/06/2013 6:16:20 AM PDT by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: astratt7

Psychopath is apt as well.

“...I have no words...”

You’re not alone.


43 posted on 09/06/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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44 posted on 09/06/2013 6:45:49 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: TexGrill

.....”It makes me wonder if they hope Obama starts the war. I would imagine they’re ready to rock n’ roll”.....

Oh definately......the Jihadists and terrorists..and many Muslims for that matter...would love nothing more than to shoot down our planes and drag our pilots through the streets after they torture and burn their bodies.....then put it on line for all the others to see....including us.


45 posted on 09/06/2013 10:46:57 AM PDT by caww
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