October 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Team Obama's methodical denial of Iran's deadly intentions towards the West and hence his refusal to act against the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism, in the parlance of the times, "came home to roost," this week with the revelation of the Mullocracy's attempted terrorist hit on Saudi ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir while on U.S. soil - an act of war.
Those charged in the plot, Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri, importantly, a member of Iran's elite shock troops the Quds Force, had made arrangements with supposed elements within the Mexican drug cartels to explode a massive car bomb outside DC's Watergate hotel restaurant while the Saudi ambassador was dining. Additional targets included the Israeli embassies in Washington and Buenos Aires.
Such an attack would have been a far from surgical operation with limited "collateral damage." It would have resulted in massive civilian casualties as well as property damage. In all likelihood it would have been the most deadly terror attack on American soil since 9/11.
It is a well known, though little reported fact that Iran maintains Revolutionary Guard [IRG] and Quds cells throughout the Western hemisphere with concentrations in Argentina, Latin America and Mexico.
This week's foiled plot proves that similar cells lie dormant, but ready for immediate action in the U.S. The same is believed to be true about Canada.
The U.S. response so far has been tepid, calling on our erstwhile allies in the European community for more sanctions against Iran. Additionally there was supposedly a heated telephone call made to an undisclosed Iranian official directly by president Obama expressing whatever level outrage he could feign.
In recording these events non-revisionist history books will observe that while Iran acted to promulgate an act of war against the U.S., Team Obama punted, once again.
What these events prove is that Team Obama's flaccid attempts to check Iran's global hegemonistic plans, his attempted rapprochement with the Muslim world and his refusal to take Iran's nuclear threats seriously has yielded nothing but contempt for the American leadership; to the extent where Iran feels it can operate with impunity in the United States.
In that sense Mr. Obama has sent a powerful and provocative message to the Islamist world, that America is so riddled with self-doubt that it has become inured to the most severe of provocations and is incapable of self defense.
As investigative reporter Kenneth Timmerman states in a Daily Caller piece, the attempted hit was the real deal and it had to be approved at the highest levels in the Iranian regime:
[source, Kenneth Timmerman, If only they had picked the right Mexican: Why I think the Iran-Saudi terror case is for real, Daily Caller, http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/13/if-only-they-had-picked-the-right-mexican-why-i-think-the-iran-saudi-terror-case-is-for-real/#ixzz1amqZE5xr
"Buried on page 18 of the indictment is the following passage: "SHAKURI advised ARBABSIAR that an individual whom ARBABSIAR understood to be the leader of the Qods Force (hereinafter "Iranian Official #3?), was aware of what ARBABSIAR was doing and that he (ARBABSIAR) could meet with Iranian Official #3 in the future." Shakuri is the other defendant in the case, and is currently a fugitive. He served as a courier for Arbabsiar's cousin, and brought $15,000 in cash to Arbabsiar to cover his expenses while they were waiting for the $100,000 wire transfer to be made into the DEA informant's bank account from a non-Iranian bank.
This passage clearly suggests that the plot to kill the Saudi ambassador was officially sanctioned by Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the notorious commander of the Quds Force, a man identified by the Guardian newspaper as the true power behind the Islamic Republic regime..."
Rather than showing restraint and maturity, Mr. Obama's inaction in this matter will result in widespread devastation should the next attack be successful. Considering how close this plot came to fruition, unless there is a dramatic and immediate paradigm shift in this administration's unbelievably naive and amateurish approach to foreign and national security policy the American people will eventually pay with their lives.
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