It is all falling neatly into place for the US to attack Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia. The US views the plot as state-sponsored terrorism. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton described it as a "violation of international norms" and said she would discuss with allies in Europe and elsewhere round the world how to further isolate Iran. And a spokesman for the British government has announced "We will support measures to hold Iran accountable for its actions."
Oh and the FBI director, Robert Mueller described the plot as "reading like a Hollywood script". Ummm well maybe that is where it came from. But in all honesty the US is terrified Iran is gaining nuclear capabilities so I guess it is time to jump on them!
Just watch the main stream media increase the negative coverage of Iran until public opinion is positively screaming for another war and we can watch even more innocents lose their lives.
Nothing would surprise me about the Uk govt. I fear that war with Iran is also i n the offing. However, I fear that NATO will be taking on more than it can chew this time.
That's a possibility if Obama isn't re-elected.
Yeah, Obama REALLY wants a war with Iran.
I will wait to hear more evidence of the plot to make up my mind whether or not Iran hosted this event.
We have been chomping at the bit to prove the nuclear threat of Iran and maybe we are getting a little impatient so this may be the opportunity the spooks at the CIA and FBI have been waiting for.
When I hear talk from Hillary and others about the intent of Iran and what it all means I am reminded of other political reactions and events set in place. Weapons of mass destruction or maybe a little farther back with the Gulf of Tonkin fiasco.
Israel dearly would like the US to attack Iran. Don't think that is in the cards, even though it has been predicted for years. The closure of the Straight of Hormuz would create world wide economic chaos. Now they are predicting Pakistan
as the next war, simultaneous to all the others.
I agree. This has been in the making since McCain sang Bomb bomb bmb bomb bomb Iran.
Saw him and Lindsey Graham in the audience when Ehud Barakwas speaking. Barak said "Something must be done about Iran, but not for the cameras."
Funny how USA/Israel/Saudi Arabia go together....*cough* 9/11 *cough*
Pretty sure Iran is in the PNAC papers as a target.
Just elect Romney and it's a shoe-in.
Not happening anytime soon, that's for sure. It would require too much military and use of the most powerful weapons the U.S. has at it's disposal. Therefore, not happening.
Iran isn't likely to attack the U.S. directly either. They are most likely attack Israel first and foremost. And, if reports are accurate and Israel is Nuclear Armed, then Iran won't be on the map much afterward, because Israel isn't likely to take it easy regardless of what the rest of the world thinks.
What would they attack Israel with, since Israel has nukes?
How is that benficial to Iran? Everyone KNOWS Bibiguns has nuclear weapons....
I'm more inlclined to think that Israel will pull another fale-flag as an excuse to nuke Iran.
LMC, it's most likely their first target, especially if Iran has developed or created Nuclear Weapons. It would take on Israel with as least one or two Nuclear Weapons, as a show of strength and to possibly target as much area as possible, in the hopes hitting the right spots to prevent Israel from striking back immediately.
And, as my first post said- IF Israel actually has Nuclear Weapons?(if you believe the governments of the world, they do), then Iran would want to take them down a notch before attempting(even thinking about) taking on the U.S.
I believe Moredechi Vanunu. And he was imprisoned for 9 years for telling the world--7 of them in solitary confinement (I think 7), and now they are not allowing him to leave Israel.
But you know---some people think the stutnex virus was an act of war...cyber war!
A whole new ball of wax.
Just a thought. But, what if.... Iran, like Libya, were able to produce a whole new bunch of freedom fighters? Limited intervention from NATO. Not suggesting in any way this could be another pretext for war though???
I'm not actually expecting Iran to strike first. I'm just saying it's a possibility they would attack Israel. If it's verified that Iran actually does have Nuclear Weapons beyond a shadow of a doubt, then there's a remote possibility that Israel will do a preemptive strike all on it's own. Either way, the U.S. isn't going to have a hand in it.
It's already bad enough that the U.S. continues to fund other Wars and as a Nation, we're in no position to start anything with Iran. It would take a HUGE collaboration with many other Nations to do any sort of attack on Iran and IF China is not included as one of those Nations, then it's even less likely to happen.
If it's verified that Iran actually does have Nuclear Weapons beyond a shadow of a doubt, then there's a remote possibility that Israel will do a preemptive strike all on it's own
it's the verification we have to worry about though isn't it. I'm thinking specifically with regards to the 45 minutes to destruction bullshit re: Iraq. Somehow, my gut tells me that the oh so independent press will ramp up the negative attention re: Iran. Then suddenly we'll have a brave bunch of freedom fighters, that never would have dared before (Egypt, Libya etc etc) Don't think nuclear weapons will come into it. Cheap NATO interventions(although they're never cheap) and the new form of western imperialism will intervene. Meanwhile we have no real idea what China, US and UK governments are really up to, and what the real agenda is. Israel, somehow, always manage to take a back seat.
I wonder if this was another FBI setup terrorist threat.
Was the FBI in contact with these suspects prior to the act?
They are good at creating fear in people called "false flags" to justify actions which are already planned.
I do not believe anything coming from the federal government, Nothing!
GOPers Call Alleged Iran Plot An 'Act Of War'
Right-Wing Think Tankers Use Alleged Assassination Plot To Push For War With Iran
By Eli Clifton on Oct 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm
"Details of the alleged plot by an Iranian-American to hire Mexican drug cartels to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Washington remain few and far between. But that hasn’t stopped analysts at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the Heritage Foundation from calling for a military response."
It's Deja Vu.
"It's Deja Vu."
"Again, again, again."
That's because they create it. The terrorism industry is a three trillion dollar enterprise.
Just bumping this up...now the Israelis are banging the drum and the UK government have also started making more pro action noises.
On the 2nd November the Guardian newspaper reported "Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme".
Furthermore "The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.
In anticipation of a potential attack, British military planners are examining where best to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles over the coming months as part of what would be an air and sea campaign."
As regards whether Israel have nuclear weapons in 2006 Israel's prime minister, Ehud Olmert, let slip during a television interview Israel did posses nuclear weapons. But this merely confirmed what the CIA knew as far back as 1968 and which was made implicitly clear in 1986 when Mordechai Vanunu gave the Sunday Times detailed descriptions that led defence analysts to rank the country as the sixth largest nuclear power. And ended up with Vanunu serving 18 years in prison.
Vanunu himself said "For 20 years they tried to deny me and my story but the policy of cheating and lying didn't succeed".
The first thing they would hit is the Iranian Oil Bourse, Iran Petroleum Exchange in Kish.
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