Initial Reactions in Iran to Report on Foiling of Iranian Terror Operation in Washington
Yesterday the DOJ’s Eric Holder took credit for foiling an Iranian Terror Operation in Washington. We commented then: “Sure is convenient for Holder though… takes the focus off the fact that he was supposed to have been served with a subpoena today for Fast and Furious – Gunwalker… How convenient indeed?!? Makes you wonder if this news was to cover for his other deeds; sad that you have to think that way!!”
And now it turns out that no one is buying this story. Why would Iran leave any trace of their involvement?
The timing (DOJ covers for deeds), the fact that Iran has left a trace of their involvement – sloppy…
Glenn Beck spent quite a lot of time on his show today talking about just this subject. Something about this story is just wrong!
Now it comes out that they have known about Operation Red Coalition for months; killing an Israeli and a Saudi on U.S soil. So why report it now? If you think about it in a traditional way (pre-9.11) Pros: This act would tie Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. together and if you can pull this off it would make us (all 3) look weak. And if the U.S. does not respond we look weak to the world. Con: The negative is that we could end up wiping Iran off the map… if we had any guts.
Post 9.11 thinking: How about just announcing this… even if this isn’t true because if opens the door for the globalists to move forward with their NWO plans and it would work for our administration as well as those organizing the Occupy Wall Street and Arab Spring uprisings… all the same people anyway! Wake-up America! Think about it, if you announce events without closure it adds to the chaos!
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More things to think about:
The progressive players are ramping up the propaganda machine – Joe Biden, Dick Durbin, and King from NY.
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REU: BIDEN SAYS U.S. RESPONSE COULD INVOLVE SANCTIONS BUT “NOTHING HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF THE TABLE”
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REU: BIDEN SAYS U.S. WORKING TO UNITE WORLD OPINION BEHIND POSSIBLE ACTIONS OVER “OUTRAGEOUS” IRANIAN BEHAVIOR
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REU: US VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN SAYS IRAN WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALLEGED PLOT TO KILL SAUDI AMBASSADOR – ABC
US hopeful Hunstman wants preemptive Iran strike
US Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman says “American force” should be used to preemptively attack Iran and stop Tehran from developing its nuclear program.
“I cannot live with a nuclear-armed Iran. If you want an example of when I would use American force, it would be that,” AFP quoted Huntsman as saying on Monday, while outlining his foreign policy in an address at a university in New Hampshire.
Quick Mitt Map, seems very well connected
Romney’s Neocon Foreign Policy Plan
Cain: Iran and Other Countries Challenge America Because They See Obama as a ‘Weak President’
And we need to know what the other GOP candidates think as well and hear directly from them on what they think about this incident.
“The idea that they would attempt to go to a Mexican drug cartel to solicit murder-for-hire to kill the Saudi ambassador? Nobody could make that up, right?” Clinton said shortly after U.S. prosecutors accused two suspected Iranian agents of trying to murder Saudi envoy Adel Al-Jubeir.
…sounds kind of suspicious, no?
Hours after the October 11, 2011 release of a report in Washington on the foiling of intentions by two Iranian nationals to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. and to carry out an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Washington, Iranian regime representatives and the Iranian media denied the allegations.
In Iran, the affair is being referred to as an “evil plot” of the U.S. administration which has been damaged by the fall of the Middle East regimes identified with it. This plot, it is being claimed, was aimed at diverting the attention of the American public from the Occupy Wall Street protests, and also at distracting public attention in the Middle East from the Islamic awakening, at sowing severe discord between Tehran and its neighbors, and at extricating Israel from its isolation.
Regime officials’ reactions reflected fear of a harsh response by Saudi Arabia, as Saudi-Iran relations are already tense following the Bahrain crisis, and also fear of a U.S. military response.
The following are several initial Iranian reactions to the report of the affair:
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman: It’s a U.S.-Zionist Plot; Iran-Saudi Relations Are Based On Mutual Respect
In a hastily called October 11 press conference, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast vehemently denied Washington’s allegations against Iran. He said that with this “prefabricated scenario” and “humorous act,” the U.S. and Israel, who were behind it, aimed to “sow discord” among the Islamic countries and thus help extricate Israel from its isolation.
Mehmanparast added that the allegations against Iran reflect an attempt by the White House to extricate itself from the widespread protests within and outside the country against its policy. He said that Riyadh-Tehran relations were based on mutual respect, and that such a false claim would do them no harm and would have no effect on world public opinion.
Iranian Ambassador In Letter To U.N. Secretary-General: This “Evil Plot” Will Have “Detrimental Effects On Peace and Security”
In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, to the president of the U.N. Security Council, and to the president of the U.N. General Assembly, Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Mohammad Khazaee said that Iran “strongly and categorically” rejects the “fabricated and baseless allegations, based on the suspicious claims by an individual,” “condemns this shameful allegation,” and “deplores it as a well-thought evil plot in line with [the U.S.’s] anti-Iranian policy to divert attention from the current economic and social problems at home and the popular revolutions and protests against United States long supported dictatorial regimes abroad.”
Noting that “The U.S. allegation is, obviously, a politically-motivated move and a showcase of its long-standing animosity towards the Iranian nation,” he warned, “Any country could accuse other countries through fabrication of such stories. However, this would set dangerous precedents in the relations among States.”
He added, “The Islamic Republic of Iran warns against the implications of this horrible scenario and submits that the continuation of such divide-and-rule policies could have detrimental effects on peace and security… [Iran aims] to maintain its friendly relations with all regional countries, particularly with its Muslim neighbors, and invites all to be vigilant against the vicious campaigns targeting stability and peace and friendly relations among States in our region.”
He continued, “As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, you have an important responsibility in enlightening the international public opinion about the dangerous consequences of warmongering policies of the United States Government on international peace and security.”
Iranian Majlis Speaker: The Americans Have Started a Children’s Game To Divert Public Attention From Its Domestic and Middle East Problems
In an October 12 speech at the Majlis, answering criticism by the Majlis Supreme National Security Committee on the committee’s lack of response to the allegations, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said that the Americans had made a “hasty and stupid” step aimed at diverting attention from its problems in the Middle East. He said that Washington’s allegations regarding the foiling of an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Washington were aimed at marginalizing media coverage of its domestic problems.
He said: “U.S. Secretary of State [Hillary Clinton] was meant to issue a declaration in the final minutes of the night [of October 11, 2011] but the plan was cancelled. It transpires that they [the Americans] were politically paralyzed, and realized that they had started a children’s game.” He said that Tehran had normal relations with Saudi Arabia, and that there was no reason for Iran to plot such “childish operations.”
Referring to Saudi Arabia, Larijani said, “We think that our neighbors have discerned that this is an American plot aimed at diverting public attention from its own problems in the region, but this plot has not managed to stop the Islamic awakening in the region.” Turning to a member of the Supreme National Security Committee, he added, “I don’t think that this issue is important enough for me to deal with.”
Majlis Supreme National Security Committee: This “Big Lie” Will Not Extricate the White House From the Wall Street Uprising
In an interview with the Iranian news agency Fars, Majlis Supreme National Security Committee chairman Ala Al-Din Boroujerdi said, “Without a doubt, this new American-Zionist plot was aimed at diverting public attention from the crisis in which [President] Obama has become entangled – [that is,] the Wall Street popular uprising.” He assessed that the White House would not be successful in this attempt, and added, “Iran has never employed such a policy of assassinating individuals – on the contrary, it itself has been the victim of terrorism. Therefore, the claims by American officials are nothing more than a big lie.” 
Entekhab: The Lack of a Determined, Effective Response Could Lead to a Military Attack Against Iran
In a reaction published immediately after the news of the affair broke, the Iranian website Entekhab, which is identified with critics of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called the American allegations against Iran “a dangerous and rare scenario.” It warned that “if Iranian Foreign Ministry officials do not respond firmly, effectively, and wisely, and if they do not succeed in responding to these ridiculous and silly claims by America and the West, the general atmosphere in the world could pave the way to a limited military attack on Iran.”
The website also complained about the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s passivity in the affair, and warned that if it continued the country could face “almost dreadful risks.”
 Fars (Iran), October 11, 2011.
 Mehr, Fars (Iran), October 11, 2011.
 Mehr, ISNA (Iran), October 12, 2011.
 Mehr (Iran), October 12, 2011.
 Fars (Iran), October 11, 2011.
 Entekhab (Iran), October 11, 2011.
MEMRI – www.memri.org
CNN: Growing Skepticism About Iranian Assassination Plot – October 13, 2011 CNN
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