Tuesday, October 11, 2011

US busy concocting rationales for Iran attack

when the US government engages in explosive, headline-making accusations against the flavor-of-the-month enemy, you know there's more to it than meets the eye.

for example, this new story about how the iranians were plotting to kill the saudi ambassador in DC -- and up to 100 innocent bystanders -- in an elaborate plot including mexican drug cartels (fast and furious, anyone?):
U.S. disrupts Iranian-backed plot to kill Saudi ambassador - latimes.com: "An elaborate Iranian-backed plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States was disrupted by FBI and DEA agents, officials said Tuesday.
Members of an elite Iranian security force planned to detonate a bomb at a busy Washington, D.C. restaurant, killing Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. and possibly over one hundred bystanders, according to court documents filed in the Southern District of New York."
it isn't that the iranians would not be capable of such an act -- although it seems unlikely. after all, try to think of another, similarly dramatic attack here in the US. there really aren't any (at least, until going back to where our buddies the Chileans were doing back in the pinochet days). despite the assertions of our israeli "allies", the iranian leadership is not crazy or suicidal. what's in it for them if they gave washington a ham-handed pretext for invasion? nothing about it makes any sense.

yet, shoe on the other foot, the US has a long history of CIA assassinations and other machiavellian machinations in various and sundry nations around the world. this sort of operation would be child's play to our boys out of langley. ask the iranians, in fact, who've been targeted by US special operations teams working within the sovereign territory of iran. who's been behind the gunning down of their nuclear scientists, or the separatist bombing and other acts of terror against the iranian government?

this is so obviously a public relations gambit, to prep the nation for the next shootin' war in the oil heartlands of the planet -- world war III, anyone? with the US economy in the shitter, and the global financial ponzi scheme tottering on the brink of collapse, what else can save the current regime besides a blazing, hot conflagration against another juicy, non-IMF target state?

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