Page 3 of 40 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 400

Thread: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

  1. #21
    Sage
    EagleAye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Last Seen
    03-28-13 @ 08:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,697

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    I find it interesting that Iran dislikes the USA's relationship with Saudi Arabia, and then plans to kill a Saudi official in the USA. The killing would've been a convenient wedge between the two nations had it worked.

  2. #22
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    39,773

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    energy independence should be among our top priorities.

  3. #23
    Ideologically Impure
    Simon W. Moon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Fayettenam
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:13 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    17,026
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    What does "linked to Iran" actually constitute in this context?

    Is there evidence that this was a state run operation?
    Does the guy have a house in Iran?
    Has he posted about Iran online?
    GWB is "linked to" ObL.

    What does "linked to Iran" actually constitute in this context?

    does anyone know yet?
    I may be wrong.

  4. #24
    Slayer of the DP Newsbot
    danarhea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    40,826

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    What does "linked to Iran" actually constitute in this context?

    Is there evidence that this was a state run operation?
    Does the guy have a house in Iran?
    Has he posted about Iran online?
    GWB is "linked to" ObL.

    What does "linked to Iran" actually constitute in this context?

    does anyone know yet?
    1) The Feds intercepted a conversation between the man who escaped, and a member of the Quds force in Iran, which is tied directly to the Mullahs. The code word was "Chevrolet". The Quds man asks "Is the Chevrolet ready"? To which the man inside the US said yes. The bombing was to happen this week.

    2) The 2 down payments were traced directly to the government of Iran.

    3) The man who escaped is now back in Iran.
    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

  5. #25
    Count Smackula
    rathi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    10-31-15 @ 09:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,890

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Since the assassination was going to be via bombing, that makes it a terror plot, since innocents most likely would have also been blown up.
    That is an unreasonable standard. When a drug gang does a drive by and hits the wrong house, does that make it a "terrorist" action? How about the collateral damage from U.S. sanctioned assassinations? There is a clear difference between a callous disregard for incidental destruction and a deliberate act of terror. Its especially relevant in this case, as its unclear whose idea it was the blow up the restaurant.

    edit: reading the official documents listing the charges, Arbabsiar said he didn't want extra casualties, but he would understand if their was no other choice.
    Last edited by rathi; 10-11-11 at 08:09 PM.

  6. #26
    Sage
    Karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    12-18-14 @ 08:35 AM
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,561

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    2) The 2 down payments were traced directly to the government of Iran.
    Got a link for that?

  7. #27
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    12-12-11 @ 10:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    36

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is breaking news, and Eric Holder will be holding a news conference shortly. Seems that the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington were about to be bombed.

    Article is here.
    If the plotters have direct ties to the Iranian Government then it should be considered an act of war and some retaliation should be in order....or at least mobilize some military assets to their border and see how they take responsibility for their actions and take it from there
    Last edited by black hole; 10-11-11 at 09:19 PM.

  8. #28
    Sage
    KevinKohler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    CT
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:32 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,143
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Iran is going to deny, deny, deny, just as they did with Bin Laden. If we learned NOTHING form Bill Clinton, it is that.

    If you want to figure this out, the method is simple. Who stands to gain, in the event that this were successful? Who would stand to gain in the event that this were never MEANT to be successful in the first place? What does Iran, as a government and a people, have to gain by killing a diplomat, ANY diplomat, or ANYONE, for that matter, on US soil? Nothing. They stand only to lose. Lives, property, prosperity. Even if it succeeded, it would drive no wedge. It would bring the US and Saudi Arabia closer together, as we launch a joint strike against the Iranians. We, however, would gain a lot. We get to make more weapons of war, a major driver of our economy, and we get to bring "peace and democracy" to yet another oil producing middle eastern country. What would the Saudis gain from this, successful or not? One could say, quite a lot...they lose a competitor for a good while in the oil business. That's worth something. In fact, that's worth a LOT of somethings.

    This is all conspiratorial speculation, as there is not enough information about it out yet. Like, just how many were involved, how much time and planning went into it, how sophisticated was it, etc. The likely solution is, it was perpetrated by some racist Iranian without the graces or backing of his government, but...if it turns out this was something big, I think we can rule that out. Who knows.

  9. #29
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,244
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Quote Originally Posted by black hole View Post
    If the plotters have direct ties to the Iranian Government then it should be considered an act of war and some retaliation should be in order....or at least mobilize some military assets to their border and see how they take responsibility for their actions and take it from there
    Not going to happen.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  10. #30
    Sage
    EagleAye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Last Seen
    03-28-13 @ 08:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,697

    Re: Iran accused over Washington terror plot

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by black hole View Post
    If the plotters have direct ties to the Iranian Government then it should be considered an act of war and some retaliation should be in order....or at least mobilize some military assets to their border and see how they take responsibility for their actions and take it from there
    Not going to happen.
    Seriously. Tangling with Iran is a waste of our time. We've got more important problems to take care of.

Page 3 of 40 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •