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Iran-linked US terror plot thwarted

2011-10-11 22:49

Washington - US agents have foiled what has been called a "significant terrorist act" linked to Iran which called for the assassination of the Saudi US ambassador and other attacks, ABC News reported on Tuesday.

The Justice Department scheduled an announcement at 18:00 GMT on what it called "significant national security enforcement action".

ABC said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington.

The case, called Operation Red Coalition, began in May when an Iranian-American from Corpus Christi, Texas, approached a US informant seeking the help of a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, according to counter-terrorism officials.

The Iranian-American thought he was dealing with a member of the feared Zetas Mexican drug organisation, according to agents quoted by ABC.

The report said bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Argentina were also discussed.

Comments
  • Kevin Rack - 2011-10-11 23:35

    Like Iraq, the war on Iran will be sold to us as a fight against terrorism. The war against Iran is bought you by the people that bought fake war in Iraq. Have we in the west become the terrorists we are told to fear. Certain groups in the US, who can bring presidents to power, are pushing for this war to start soon. The next American president will be one that signs up to this invasion

      slg - 2011-10-12 00:26

      Boring idea

      AJ2 - 2011-10-12 02:07

      @Kevin Rack: Or Iran could sort itself out, as an alternative. Why do we expect so much from some nations and so little from others?

      Met - 2011-10-12 05:15

      Your comments here, once again reflect gross ignorance.Incidentally, I have no opinion on George Bush, but Irak did have weapons of mass destruction, but these were removed to Syria just prior to the US invasion. This is fact- even the location in Syria is known amongst the intelligence community.Iran, under the leadership of the crazy mohammedinjad, is a terrorist state which has as its goal to create chaos in the world.The shi ites actually believe that their "magdi" (messiah/ immitation of Jesus)will return when this happens. Dont fool or deceive yourselves with vein comments.

      Met - 2011-10-12 07:22

      I read elsewhere that the Iranian actress, Marzieh Vafamehr, has been sentenced to 90(ninety) lashes with a whip, wait for it, for ACTING! This an illustration of barbarism in its crudest form.Perhaps, the islamic fraternity would like to comment on this, maybe even a few thumbs up?

      Komasa - 2011-10-12 07:44

      @Kevin agree with you, 'redneck' paranoia.

      Analyst - 2011-10-12 07:55

      I hope there is no war Kevin, how are we going to survive without cheap heroin?

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 09:07

      Well said Kevin.

      JustinD - 2011-10-12 09:32

      Nuke Iran.....

      AskJoe - 2011-10-12 09:57

      @Met: You have this information on WOMD how? - The West has been conned into an Invasion of the Middle-East; what a waste of life on both sides - listen you 'box' it's about oil and that the West cannot afford a peaceful ME. This invasion is all about Oil pricing; it all started when Saddam wanted Oil to be Euro based... ???

      AskJoe - 2011-10-12 10:19

      @Met: It will be interesting to see if the worlds' biggest Gold producing countries take away Gold pricing away from the US and move this process to South Africa.. We will soon see how quick Weapons of Mass destruction are found in this part of the world.

      DonQuixote - 2011-10-12 20:52

      Exactly. As if there is any credence to this supposed terrorist plot. 1. Why on earth would they want to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the US in Washington? Why not their own Saudi ambassador on their doorstep? Or in other Islamic nations? 2. "Operation Red Coalition" - yes, because that sounds very "Iranian". 3. Let us not forget Saudi's influence in Washington, and the likelihood of their own agents cooking up such a story. 4. Some stories report of a $100,000 wired transfer for the assassination. Yes, because Iranian terrorists love to send their money through the US banking system, tagged as "payment for assassination services rendered".

  • Jason - 2011-10-11 23:44

    lol.. these amrican f*cktards just dont have n end...

  • greensplash - 2011-10-12 00:10

    All these so called "terrorist threats" are ridiculous, clearly fabricated by the US government.

      slg - 2011-10-12 00:30

      Where exactly are you? Anywhere near the US that you have a truly informed view?

      meelo - 2011-10-12 01:57

      Are you in Iran to know what happening there slg

      AJ2 - 2011-10-12 02:09

      'clearly fabricated' - go on.... do share? I suppose you would have taken the same apathetic approach on September 10th 2001 too?

  • danny - 2011-10-12 05:39

    Well done US for standing against terrorist supporting countries, brainwashed people like Kevin Rack should be sent to Iran.

  • Martin - 2011-10-12 07:09

    And it's official - election time in the US!

      DSBennie - 2011-10-12 12:33

      Increased comments like this do not usually benefit the democrats, so i don't think that is is electioneering, if anything it probably helps the republicans more

  • Carl - 2011-10-12 07:36

    Bomb the bastards

  • Exscalibur - 2011-10-12 07:59

    A friend of mine's girl friend was sentenced to 100 lashes. at 20 lashes she was dead. And that was for being raped by a SAUDI.

      kubs - 2011-10-12 08:15

      My friends son was sodomised by a priest..and the church covered it up

  • Exscalibur - 2011-10-12 08:30

    @KUBS - Religion is not the issue here idiot - it is a STATE that is against humanity! In Islam just as many young boys are sodomised, but in Christianity a young girl is not beaten to death by the STATE for being raped.

  • Libertador - 2011-10-12 09:17

    The US has become a first class nuisance, like a wasp at the company picnic, constantly buzzing around the potato salad just when people want to sit down to eat. That's America, one big honking wasp making everyone's life miserable.

  • Badballie - 2011-10-12 13:05

    Pity America's image is so tarnished no right thinking person would believe anything they say, The Us has since the first world war lied and manipulated circumstances to their own benefit, WW2 being a case in point, they only entered the war in time to get a share of the spoils, and it would not surprise me to find that Pearl Harbor was also set up in the same way 9/11 was.

  • Ebrahim - 2011-10-12 15:01

    Lets say for arguments sake this is true, how can an assassination attempt be classified as a terror plot.

      Libertador - 2011-10-12 15:53

      Because there's supposedly a "war on terror" already going on and new enemies need to be found all the time to justify the amounts of money being spent on this war of terror. Billions of dollars everytime for the war manufacturers and their lackeys in the US congress.

  • Martin - 2011-10-12 15:56

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

      AskJoe - 2011-10-13 02:51

      Can you imagine if this was the other way around...

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