Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Iranian plot that shut down Denmark
Seth Frantzman ^ | October 30, 2018 | Seth Frantzman

Posted on 10/31/2018 7:05:02 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

Now we know why Denmark cut itself off from Germany and Sweden and launched a massive security operation in September. It wasn’t against an ISIS-style terror attack, but against an Iranian plot to murder Ahwaz activists.

The plot caused Copenhagen to close its bridges. Now the full story can be told and it may rock Europe and EU relations with Iran. Denmark’s ambassador is on the way home from Tehran. Iran’s pro-government Fars News is complaining about a bias against Iran, denying Iran had anything to do with the plot. Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen described the suspected plot as “totally unacceptable”

Here is the story of how Iranian agents plotted to assassinate a leader of a dissident group that fights for the fights of Arabs in southwest Iran. A Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin allegedly travelled to Sweden and was arrested on October 21. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked Denmark’s government for arresting the “Iranian regime assassin” on Tuesday.

Only one perpetrator was arrested for the plot, that we know of. Finn Borch Andersen, the head of the Politiets Efterretningstjeneste, the national security and intelligence agency of Denmark, said “This is a case that entails an Iranian intelligence operation in Denmark, In our view, it was an Iranian intelligence agency’s plan to assassinate a person who lives in Denmark.” Working with Norway and Swedish intelligence, the PET sought an assassin who is allegedly of Iranian origin but has Norwegian citizenship.

He was tracked to Sweden in October where he was arrested on October 21 and extradited to Denmark. The case stems from an emergency in September in Denmark as police searched for a Swedish car that was thought to be conducting surveillance on members of  Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA)..

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; asmlaterror; assassin; assassinationplot; denmark; denmarkterrorhaven; djibouti; eritrea; europeanunion; foiled; germany; globaljihad; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; isisversusiran; jihadineurope; lebanon; nato; pompeo; sospompeo; sudan; sweden; yemen
I've read Seth Frantzman's material from posts on Twitter for some time. He is very knowledgeable about the Middle East.

Seth Frantzman -Bio

I've not heard a word about this assassination plot anywhere in the news. It is stated that Pompeo thanked them for exposing this plot by the Iranian Government.

Assassination plots like this is not an uncommon practice in Europe. Turkey has been accused of doing this in Germany and they succeeded in murdering 3 Kurdish women in exile in Paris.

You say "no way"? Yes it happens. And Turkey is tracking individuals in the US who criticize Turkey. In some cases they target not only X pat Turks, but simply vocal US citizens who criticize Turkey's actions.

1 posted on 10/31/2018 7:05:02 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Yep, for about a year in Paris the city halls had pictures of these murdered Kurds.


2 posted on 10/31/2018 7:19:23 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Denmark says it foiled Iranian assassination plot
The Wall Street Journal | October 30, 2018 | Laurence Norman
Posted on 10/30/2018 12:59:00 PM PDT by KingofZion
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3701294/posts

Danish government left information out of UN response over FGM asylum case
TheLocal.dk | 23 August 2018 09:59 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
Posted on 08/23/2018 8:52:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3681706/posts


3 posted on 10/31/2018 7:26:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: JudgemAll
What is troubling is the spread. Both Iran and Turkey are practicing targeting of X pat citizens and anyone who is effectively critical of their regimes.

Totalitarian states are all paranoid. (and in need of hemorrhoid treatment too.)

4 posted on 10/31/2018 7:50:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

That reads like the synopsis of a certain Frederick Forsyth novel...


5 posted on 10/31/2018 10:25:06 AM PDT by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

It would only take a few bombs to kill off the Iranian leadership. Do this and no nuclear bombs which the Iranians will definitely use to murder millions.


6 posted on 10/31/2018 12:20:53 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: minnesota_bound

Yes. That is possible.

It is above my pay grade to determine if it is acceptable.


7 posted on 10/31/2018 3:28:54 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Moltke

It is good when the plot is exposed and arrests are made before the assassinations take place.


8 posted on 10/31/2018 3:30:13 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

De Gaulle certainly must’ve been happy (in the novel I alluded to)...;)


9 posted on 10/31/2018 8:27:51 PM PDT by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

China also considers even 2nd or third US chinese generation as owned by them.


10 posted on 10/31/2018 9:16:13 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: JudgemAll

Well, I bet those who live in the West want no part of going back to China.


11 posted on 11/01/2018 7:42:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson