Thursday, October 13, 2011

Iran "Terror" Plot

Just two days ago, the US announced that it "ha[d] broken up a major terrorist plot in which agents linked to Iran sought to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US and bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington." Now the Americans are arguing for Iran to be punished. However, the entire Iran plot, when one looks into it, doesn't seem realistic in the least.

One of the first major problems with the terror plot is the plan was "to pay a member of the Zetas cartel $1.5 million to carry out the attack, and two advance payments of nearly $50,000 each were wired to an FBI-controlled bank account in August." If Iran wanted to do a bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies, why in the world would they have someone from a Mexican drug cartel do it? They have the Qods force to do that for them. Paying a Mexican drug cartel is just too sloppy.

A second factor is that the man  the Iranians supposedly used, Manssor Arbabsiar, had nothing special about him. He was a small business owner who lived outside of Austin. The man had no serious connections to Iran besides the fact that he had dual US-Iranian citizenship. Just like with the drug cartel, why would you enlist some nobody to help you bomb two embassies when you have professionals you can call in?

Finally, the question remains that if the plot had even succeeded, what would Iran have even gained from it? The plot would have been investigated and would have been linked back to Iran, thus they could have had Saudi Arabia and Israel wanting to attack them and everyone knows that if Israel attacks Iran, America is right there with them. Thus you'd have the world's superpower (US), a regional superpower (Israel), and a major regional power (Saudi Arabia) all bombing the crap out of your country. While the Iranian government may act crazy, they aren't stupid.

While the media, the US government, and Israel may try to hype this up, the fact of the matter is that this "terror plot" most likely has very little to do with the Iranian government.

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