Iranian Terror Plot: Why?

saudi_656562tIran Affairs is skeptical regarding Iran’s strange alleged plot to conduct a terrorist bombing and assassination on U.S. soil, announced by our Justice Department yesterday:

I’m sure you’ve heard about the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US and bomb the Israeli embassy etc. which was supposedly “directed by factions of the Iranian government” (whatever that means.)

Simple question: Why? Suppose the alleged plot was successful – then what? Apart from risking a major diplomatic incident, what would Iran have to gain from doing any of this? Would Saudi Arabia or Israel simply disappear? Are the Iranians just crazy people who like to blow up places for no real gain?

There have been many such ‘terror plots’ foiled in the US – and the one thing they all had in common was that there was a government informant who was involved and even instigated the plot by recruiting some otherwise hapless and simple-minded “terrorists” and provided them with the tools and financing – including buying them the military boots that were later presented in their trial as evidence of their militancy, as well as the cameras that they used to photograph their intended targets.

How hapless and simple-minded? Remember Jose Padilla who was supposedly going to launch a nuclear “dirty bomb” attack? Did you know he was planning to convert plain uranium ore (i.e. rocks) into enriched uranium … by swinging a bucket of the stuff in a circle over his head? Yes folks, these are the “terrorists.”

Of course the line between informant and agent provocateur is very negligible. Some of you may remember Tommy the Traveler, a government agent who traveled to college campuses across the US and infiltrated student anti-war movements, in order to provoke them into committing acts of violence for which they could be arrested?

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Talk about some bullshit folks. The fascists are trying to start themselves ANOTHER war.

    • Hadrian999

      hopefully it’s cheeky and fun like “Canadian Bacon” I’m betting not though. I’m sure this foiled plot is just as real as every other plot foiled in u.s. soil, an FBI run farce throwing some poor rubes under a bus for a news story that is about as plausible as the phrase Glen Beck PH. D.

      • Anarchy Pony

        But Glen has a PH.D.
         In ridiculous horseshit.
        And if only it could be relatively harmless and the worst of it is Dan Akroyd making you translate your various anti Iranian slurs into farsi.

        • Anarchy Pony

          Has no one else seen canadian bacon?

          • Hadrian999

            if they haven’t they lead a drab and barren existence

    • Haystack

      That’s what I would think if this were the Bush era, but there aren’t too many people in power right now who are spoiling for a war with Iran. Even the Republicans are focused on the domestic issues right now.  

      • Anarchy Pony

        War is always on the agenda for the military industrial complex.

      • Hadrian999

        war or the threat of war is the perfect answer when people are focused on domestic issues. drum up some holy war against evil Muslims and nobody will notice what you do on the domestic front

  • Wanooski

    Talk about some bullshit folks. The fascists are trying to start themselves ANOTHER war.

  • I_abide

    Anyone else thinking 1984?  Fake enemies, government sponsored attempts and lying out of their ass at every turn.  Still waiting for the staged violence so they can declare marshal law.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Give ‘em time.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else thinking 1984?  Fake enemies, government sponsored attempts and lying out of their ass at every turn.  Still waiting for the staged violence so they can declare marshal law.

  • Wanooski

    Give ‘em time.

  • Hadrian999

    hopefully it’s cheeky and fun like “Canadian Bacon” I’m betting not though. I’m sure this foiled plot is just as real as every other plot foiled in u.s. soil, an FBI run farce throwing some poor rubes under a bus for a news story that is about as plausible as see the phrase Glen Beck PH. D.

  • Anonymous

    Half of the terror cases investigated by the FBI … were also hatched by the FBI:
    http://www.alternet.org/news/152225
     

  • Tchoutoye

    Half of the terror cases investigated by the FBI … were also hatched by the FBI:
    http://www.alternet.org/news/152225
     

  • Wanooski

    But Glen has a PH.D.
     In ridiculous horseshit.
    And if only it could be relatively harmless and the worst of it is Dan Akroyd making you translate your various anti Iranian slurs into farsi.

  • blstone77

    of course, why would the us say that the irainians did this at the same time they are trying to sanction them. They are trying to instagate a reason to go in there.

  • blstone77

    of course, why would the us say that the irainians did this at the same time they are trying to sanction them. They are trying to instagate a reason to go in there.

  • Nyanblade

    absolutely stupid and an obvious ploy to further demonize Iran.

  • Nyanblade

    absolutely stupid and an obvious ploy to further demonize Iran.

  • StillAtMyMoms

    Looks like they found their solution in getting out of the depression, err, recession.

  • StillAtMyMoms

    Looks like they found their solution in getting out of the depression, err, recession.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    You’d think we’d want to help the Iranians kill the Saudi diplomat as punishment, since the Saudis were clearly involved in 9-11. 

    15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.

    Hmm….

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    You’d think we’d want to help the Iranians kill the Saudi diplomat as punishment, since the Saudis were clearly involved in 9-11. 

    15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.

    Hmm….

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    09/19/2011: Lloyd’s sues Saudi Arabia for funding 9/11 attacks.

    09/28/2011: Saudi women granted right to vote.

    09/28/2011: Saudi King “Cancels” Flogging of Female Driver.

    09/28/2011: U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia Warns of Terror Kidnap Plot.

    10/11/2011: U.S. Ties Iran to Assassination Plot Against Saudi Diplomat on U.S. Soil.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    09/19/2011: Lloyd’s sues Saudi Arabia for funding 9/11 attacks.

    09/28/2011: Saudi women granted right to vote.

    09/28/2011: Saudi King “Cancels” Flogging of Female Driver.

    09/28/2011: U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia Warns of Terror Kidnap Plot.

    10/11/2011: U.S. Ties Iran to Assassination Plot Against Saudi Diplomat on U.S. Soil.

    • rtb61

      Should and the link to that Lloyds story, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lloyds-insurer-sues-saudi-arabia-for-funding-911-attacks-2356857.html. So the major UK insurance company files suit against Saudi Arabia for funding the 911 terrorist attack and demands 136million million pounds.
      The legal claim states: “Absent the sponsorship of al-Qa’ida’s material
      sponsors and supporters, including the defendants named therein,
      al-Qa’ida would not have possessed the capacity to conceive, plan and

      execute the 11 September attacks. The success of al-Qa’ida’s agenda,
      including the 11 September attacks themselves, has been made possible by
      the lavish sponsorship al-Qa’ida has received from its material
      sponsors and supporters over more than a decade leading up to 11
      September 2001.”
      Meanwhile the US government plays with it’s pud, as it fondles Israel and beats up Iraq and Afghanistan. The US government is going to be a global joke for years to come and to make matters worse the Democrats know exactly how corrupt the Republicans were during the Bush years and have done nothing about it.

  • Anonymous

    Should and the link to that Lloyds story, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lloyds-insurer-sues-saudi-arabia-for-funding-911-attacks-2356857.html. So the major UK insurance company files suit against Saudi Arabia for funding the 911 terrorist attack and demands 136million million pounds.
    The legal claim states: “Absent the sponsorship of al-Qa’ida’s material
    sponsors and supporters, including the defendants named therein,
    al-Qa’ida would not have possessed the capacity to conceive, plan and

    execute the 11 September attacks. The success of al-Qa’ida’s agenda,
    including the 11 September attacks themselves, has been made possible by
    the lavish sponsorship al-Qa’ida has received from its material
    sponsors and supporters over more than a decade leading up to 11
    September 2001.”
    Meanwhile the US government plays with it’s pud, as it fondles Israel and beats up Iraq and Afghanistan. The US government is going to be a global joke for years to come and to make matters worse the Democrats know exactly how corrupt the Republicans were during the Bush years and have done nothing about it.

  • Wanooski

    Has no one else seen canadian bacon?

  • Hadrian999

    if they haven’t they lead a drab and barren existence

  • Haystack

    That’s what I would think if this were the Bush era, but there aren’t too many people in power right now who are spoiling for a war with Iran. Even the Republicans are focused on the domestic issues right now.  

  • Wanooski

    War is always on the agenda for the military industrial complex.

  • Hadrian999

    war or the threat of war is the perfect answer when people are focused on domestic issues. drum up some holy war against evil Muslims and nobody will notice what you do on the domestic front

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