May 28, 2012
Iran Behind Terror Plot to Kill Americans
Iran wants to kill Americans? I'm sure this is part of a larger "right-wing" plot by the notorious wingnuts at the .... Washington Post to beat the drums of war:
A plot to kill Americans had been uncovered, the message read, and embassy officials were on the target list...I love how the American Left is constantly worried about the rhetoric coming out of Washington about the Iranian threat. In their minds, this is another Iraq: the "sexing up" of evidence about Iranian threats which is designed to start another round of Middle East adventurism.
The plot had two strands, U.S. officials learned, one involving snipers with silencer-equipped rifles and the other a car bomb, apparently intended to kill embassy employees or members of their families.
Both strands could be traced back to the same place, the officials were told: Azerbaijan’s southern neighbor, Iran...
But U.S. and Middle Eastern officials now see the attempts as part of a broader campaign by Iran-linked operatives to kill foreign diplomats in at least seven countries over a span of 13 months. The targets have included two Saudi officials, a half-dozen Israelis and — in the Azerbaijan case — several Americans, the officials say.
I'm not for military intervention in Iran. I think the Israelis are perfectly adept at handling the problem on their own.
But while the extreme Left is engaged in endless navel gazing about our rhetoric in an effort to blame all the world's problems on the US, they overlook the very obvious fact Iran's actions are what are really responsible for increased tensions in the Middle East.
I'm just not sure how covertly sponsoring the assassination of Americans or overtly supporting terrorism is somehow less worrisome than some report coming out of a D.C. think tank.
And if you continue to read the Washington Post article it goes on to suggest that we've known about the Iranian assassination plots since last year but they were deliberately covered up by the Obama Administration in an attempt to ease tensions with Iran.
So, if anything, the powers that be are doing the exact opposite of what the Left often suggests: they are downplaying the Iranian threat in an effort to reduce the likelihood of war.