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Iran's Failed Terrorist Attack and Assassination of a Saudi Ambassador

Updated on October 12, 2011

When I first heard of this: Iran's secret service plotted with an American Iranian to hire the Mexican cartel to enter the US and assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, DC, America's heart, I laughed.

I laughed because this is a great log line for someone to pitch to a movie executive to option the screenplay. It is so incredible, and even though Iran denies it, there are too many connections. I am sure Obama felt the same way-disbelief at such a preposterous tale. Yet, it is true. Did Iran actually think this would work, using an inexperienced American to wheel and deal 1.5 million dollars to a Mexican drug cartel? Did they really think the Mexican cartel would do it? Yet, America was lucky because this American was fooled by FBI associates posing when the plan was blurted out.

What was Iran thinking? What possible outcomes and benefits would Iran reap from this? Killing a Saudi ambassador on US soil, of course, that would be the only benefit. Conducting a terrorist attack in the US, maybe, but wait, if it all worked, Iranian involvement would be invisible and the US would be attacking the drug cartels in Mexico, which, via Mexico, they are already doing. Iran could not boast they had successfully conducted a terrorist attack in the US. If they did, they would provide the US an excuse to attack Iran's nuclear facilities along with Israel. So, Iran had to keep silent. The problem with using a Mexican drug cartel is that few see any reason for them to attack a Saudi ambassador in Washington , DC. Sooner or later, Iran would be suspected because of the American Iranian connection. Drug cartels only do murder if they feel threatened. How did the Saudi ambassador even do this? Plus, who said the cartel members would not betray Iran as well, or extort ransom from Iran. This is their MO. One can easily it happening had it been a success. Iran would be paying dearly simply to kill a Saudi.

The whole plan, although from the top, it seems like it was from a different department of Iran's government and I would not be surprised to hear that Ahmadinejad had no idea about. Even he is not such an idiot.

I can think of no reason or real benefit Iran would get out of this botched plan. Stupid. And to think that next year that country will have 1-4 nuclear bombs. Yikes!

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    • vrajavala profile image

      vrajavala 

      7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      RETIRED U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer indicates that his inside contacts reported that the FBI were attempting to use a former dope dealer, a washed up used care salesman who had a drinking problem. Apparently the Iranian ambassador was arranging a drug purchase, but the FBI informant was the one who brought up the assassination plot.

      Schaffer further indicated that there were no internal files, only this "talk".

      http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MJ15Ak02....

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      @javala- I see, an excuse to attack the suspected nuke sites. But, so far only isolation is happening, so I am not sure about the analysis

    • vrajavala profile image

      vrajavala 

      7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      I'm not a big fan of Alex Jones, but he has contacts within the Pentagon which is giving out info that this is a Red Herring" but will be used by the Admin to start WW III

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-6J0bTskRg

    • FGual profile image

      FGual 

      7 years ago from USA

      The entire thing reeks. The timing is suspect, as the media has not reported exactly when this was. Read somewhere it was in June. Fishy Red Herring.

    • vrajavala profile image

      vrajavala 

      7 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      Perry, I'm pretty sure the whole thing was "wag the dog." The whole thing was concocted by Holder/Obama to deflect interest away from the fact that Issa served Holder with a subpoena for lying to Congress about "Fast and Furious."

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