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Foiled: Iranian plot to kill Saudi Ambassador to US

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by basso, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Zboy

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    Yes. Let's start more wars since the last two ended on such a terrific note! Brilliant!

    Here's another brilliant idea...

    Hold onto your job!
     
  2. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    Then do it......

    DD
     
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  3. Ubiquitin

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  4. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    Lol

    DD
     
  5. GlenRice

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    We have to wait till 2013 when Ahmadinejad's term is over. We got everything planned out.
     
  6. GlenRice

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    Let's not forget it's America's fault that we're in this mess in the first place.
     
  7. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    If you are serious, then good luck !

    DD
     
  8. ipaman

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    holder's fighting for his job and wow look, now he is a savior. how convenient for this administration. sorry folks but this smells real real bad.
     
  9. wtfamonkey

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    Remember the last time Americans tried to setup a government in Iran.


    Lets see how that plays out. again...

    DISASTROUS
     
  10. wtfamonkey

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    Exactly..

    The whole ordeal is questionable.

    Los zetas? really?



    And also remember who was behind 9/11... SAUDIS

    Half of the terrorists including Bin Laden was Saudi. and there are hard evidence of Saudi Officials backing it.
     
  11. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
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    1953 - the succeeded in putting the Shah in place, and got rid of a secular democratically elected prime minister just to get the Oil flowing to Great Britain again.

    One of the worst things in US history, IMO.

    DD
     
  12. rhadamanthus

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    Iran ordered a debt-ridden used-car salesman to hire a mexican drug cartel to blow up the Saudi ambassador.

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  13. basso

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    Wow- we had two of the plotters in custody, and Obama ordered them released.

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2011/10/mastermind_of_deadly.php

    The US Treasury Department has designated five individuals involved in an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, including Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). Soleimani "oversees the IRGC-QF officers who were involved in this plot," according to Treasury.

    Another of the five is Abdul Reza Shahlai, an IRGC-QF officer who planned the Jan. 20, 2007 attack on US soldiers stationed in Karbala, Iraq. That attack left five US soldiers dead and wounded three others.

    Shahlai, according to the Treasury Department, "coordinated the plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States Adel Al-Jubeir, while he was in the United States and to carry out follow-on attacks against other countries' interests inside the United States and in another country."

    Shahlai was previously designated by the Treasury Department in Sept. 2008. At the time, Treasury noted that he was a "deputy commander" in the IRGC-QF and planned "Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM) Special Groups attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq." One of the attacks he "planned" was the 2007 raid in Karbala, a daring and sophisticated operation in which Iranian-trained terrorists posed as American soldiers during an assault on the Provincial Joint Coordination Center. The assault team was reportedly trained in a mock-up of the center that was built in Iran.

    In 2009, the Obama administration released two of the Iranian-backed terrorists involved in the Karbala operation. The brothers, Qais and Layith Khazali, were freed even though they were directly implicated in the attack. The release of the Khazalis was said to be part of a reconciliation effort inside Iraq.

    However, US military officials told The Long War Journal that the Khazalis' release was really part of a negotiation to free British hostages who had been kidnapped by Iranian proxies. Statements made by an Iraqi spokesman and other press reporting confirmed these suspicions.

    In the summer of 2009, prior to Qais Khazali's release but after Layith Khazali's release, two Republican Senators questioned the administration's policy. In a letter to President Obama dated July 1, 2009, Senators Jeff Sessions and Jon Kyl said they were "deeply concerned by recent news reports that suggest your administration may be negotiating directly or indirectly with terrorist organizations for the release of dangerous terrorist detainees." The Senators argued that such negotiations were inconsistent with longstanding US policy, which prohibited negotiations with terrorists.

    Qais Khazali was released several months later. The same day Khazali was released, on Dec. 30, 2009, British hostage Peter Moore was freed by Khazali's Iranian-backed network.

    Another senior Iranian-backed terrorist who was captured with Qais Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, remains in military custody in Iraq. Daqduq, a longtime member of Hezbollah, was tasked with organizing Iranian proxies in Iraq similar to the way Hezbollah operates in Lebanon. The Obama administration is reportedly weighing its options for trying Daqduq.

    And Shahlai, who "planned" the Karbala attack, according to Treasury's 2008 designation, has now allegedly plotted other major terrorist attacks. This time Shahlai's plots were intended to be executed on American soil.

    In orchestrating the putative plot against the Saudi ambassador, Shahlai relied on his cousin, Manssor Arbabsiar, who was arrested by US officials in September. Arbabsiar also worked with another IRGC-QF officer, Ali Gholan Shakuri, who is Shahlai's "deputy." Shakuri, who was one of the five Iranians designated by the Treasury Department this week, helped arrange funding for the plot and also "met with Arbabsiar several times to discuss the planned assassination and other attacks."

    Arbabsiar tried to hire members of a Mexican drug cartel to carry out the assassination plot. Arbabsiar unwittingly contacted a DEA informant who he thought was a member of the cartel, but instead was working for US authorities. The informant helped authorities unravel the IRGC-QF's plans. After Arbabsiar was arrested, authorities had him make several telephone calls to Shakuri, who repeatedly urged Arbabsiar to move forward with the planned attack.

    According to the Treasury Department's new designation, "Shahlai approved financial allotments to Arbabsiar to help recruit other individuals for the plot, approving $5 million dollars as payment for all of the operations discussed." $1.5 million was allocated for the plot against the Saudi ambassador, leaving the bulk of the IRGC-QF's funds for the remaining operations.

    Press reports offer differing versions of just what these other operations may have entailed, including possible attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies either in the US or abroad.
     
  14. glynch

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    Get real. What do you Iranians know?

    You need some good old American know-how; and we could just go over there and straighten things out for you asap- bring you democracy, human rights and the gold standard. Also, I forgot, Christianity, so you don't all have to go to hell.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  15. glynch

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    Cool. Let's have some more drone action. We can, if possible, have another 100 million people hate us even more and want to repay us for kiliing their relatives.

    This could even help the GDP when we need another few thousand more airport scanners and a couple of million more security guards to open ever letter and package entering the country.

    Any tips on investing in this growing industry?
     
  16. jo mama

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    the fbi has been caught multiple times in the last few years trying to provocateur "terrorist" attacks.

    how can anyone trust our government when it comes to stuff like this.

    a used car salesman working on behalf of iran tries to recruit the zetas...its a f***ing joke.

    WAG THE DOG!
     
  17. weslinder

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    They won't be official soldiers. This is a job for:

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  18. HorryForThree

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    Yeah, things like this just dont make sense to me.

    It's like Samir Khan who was recently killed in Yemen with Anwar Awlaki- reading his story it says that he was an outspoken militant, hosted a number of militant websites, and that federal agencies including the FBI had been tracking his whereabouts and online activities when he was living in Charlotte. And yet he wasnt prevented from traveling to Yemen? Why wasnt he arrested at the airport or on the no-fly list?

    Some of our intelligence failures in the past are very difficult to forgive and I'm surprised more criticism hasnt been directed at our intelligence agencies...
     
  19. ChrisBosh

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    Arbabsiar, known by some as “Jack,” had minor brushes with the law. He was arrested in 2004 for driving with an invalid license and was convicted of a lesser charge, records show. In 2001, he was accused in a check-fraud case, but the charge was later dropped.

    In the late 1980s, he was the target of a protective order filed in Texas by his ex-wife, Esperanza, according to records from their divorce.

    David Tomscha, 60, met Arbabsiar 15 years ago when he bought an Acura Integra from him in Corpus Christi and later bought a car lot with him. Tomscha described Arbabsiar as a disorganized businessman who often could not locate the titles of cars he was selling. Tomscha eventually bought Arbabsiar’s half of the business after he failed to pay his bills. “I would say he did it for the money,” Tomscha said, referring to the allegations against him. “He’s not a terrorist. He’s more an opportunist than anything else.”


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...-connections/2011/10/11/gIQAV6rfdL_story.html


    This guy definitely looks like a winner. I'm sure the Qod operatives in Iran saw great potential in this guy.:grin: I think this guy gave a hard-on to too many war hawks who didn't even bother to look into his past.
     
  20. KingCheetah

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    If this assassination attempt was state sponsored the US should take out their shiny new nuke plant.
     

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