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#1 7 years ago
BBCThe US says it has broken up a major terror plot in which agents linked to Iran sought to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.

BBC News - Iran agents 'planned US terror attacks'

Not a lot of info so far except that Iran is implicated in the plot.




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#2 7 years ago

Some are already throwing words of 'Act of War' out.

I think it's far too early to blame the head of the Iranian government for this.




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#3 7 years ago

Don't know if this would be classified as an act of war against the US as they were going after a Saudi citizen on US soil and were only at a planning stage. However, this might reduce reservations Saudi Arabia may have about a war between the US and Iran.

This time they don't suspect Iran but directly accuse Iran, so they either have evidence or are running some false-flag operation to get a war with Iran started. I doubt that it is a conspiracy though as attempted murder of an Arab probably wouldn't get the blood of many Americans boiling.




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#4 7 years ago

This really isn't grounds for war. Like Fancypants said, it was in the planning stage, and wasn't to be an attack against the US, but rather a single person.




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#5 7 years ago
MrFancypants;5570775 I doubt that it is a conspiracy though as attempted murder of an Arab probably wouldn't get the blood of many Americans boiling.

I don't care much for Iran but so far my blood is a fizzing failure.

Some 'Plots' don't always mean something that was close to happening.




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#6 7 years ago

Will it be sufficient for American citizens to support a war even if a Saudi embassador was killed in the US? I don't think so, even if there has been very anti-Iranian sentiment around lately.

Though they didn't need it in Vietnam. I wonder what the oil prices would be if Iran crossed Iraq into Saudi Arabia.

But if this escalates to a war, considering how many trillions Iraq and Afghanistan have cost, this war would be the end of the US empire.




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#7 7 years ago
Rikupsoni;5570782 Though they didn't need it in Vietnam. I wonder what the oil prices would be if Iran crossed Iraq into Saudi Arabia.

In the short term oil prices would go nuts, especially since Iran would most likely attempt to disrupt the oil trade in the Gulf. In the long term a little regime change in Iran may pay off for the US though. Iran has very large oil reserves.




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#8 7 years ago

It's hard to take all this stuff seriously when you know Iran and America have been making eyes at each other for years now. The FBI guy was on the news just now saying it read like the plot of a Hollywood movie - and you just can't help inserting the phrase 'But we pinky-swear it's real!' afterwards.




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#9 7 years ago

What? Iran involved in plots against Saudi's on US soil? Say it aint so!

Please excuse the lack of a shocked expression on my face. This sort of political intrigue goes on all over the world every day though I will say I have not heard of any plots similar to this since the Cold War. I would not be surprised if the US knew about this and was just waiting for the right moment to bust it.

The US has accused Iran and Iran will just deny it and accuse US of more propaganda. I dont see anything coming of this except trying to raise pressure on Iranian sanctions or trying to force iran back to begin nuclear talks.




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#10 7 years ago

Rikupsoni;5570782Will it be sufficient for American citizens to support a war even if a Saudi embassador was killed in the US? I don't think so, even if there has been very anti-Iranian sentiment around lately.

Though they didn't need it in Vietnam. I wonder what the oil prices would be if Iran crossed Iraq into Saudi Arabia.

But if this escalates to a war, considering how many trillions Iraq and Afghanistan have cost, this war would be the end of the US empire.

Honestly it wouldn't take much to drum up support for a war against Iran. On one hand we got the 'humanitarian' aspect of removing a 'brutal' regime and on the other a power that is anti-American and 'meddling' in Iraq by supporting certain groups there and as well as support for groups like Hezbollah in the vicinity of Iran.

I was flipping through channels when I got home and since this news is still hot everyone is trying to take their perspective on it. Some of the Fox anchors (you see where this is going) have used this as a challenge for Obama to quit being 'soft' on Iran and ramp up action against them.

The fact that the whole thing also involved the Mexican drug cartel angle makes it all the more politically charged.

This of course won't go to war but it'll be among the many beats of a war drum if they ever decide to do so.