American Spectator Hit Piece and Iran Assassination PlotSubmitted by Sam Freeman on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 17:40
Exactly Wrong: Yet another hit piece by the American Spectator; had they any credibility, this would have sunk it.
There are a few things to keep in mind.
One is that we have been financing and orchestrating our own plots in Iran, including kidnapping members of this Qods Force to be interrogated by our less squeamish allies and employing al Qaeda members in Iran to this end (See: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_...). Would we allow our troops to be kidnapped from our own nation and tortured? Why is it okay for us (Bush II in this article) to fund al Qaeda terrorist activity against a country—aren’t we supposed to be primarily targeting al Qaeda? And Obama has continued Bush II’s support of al Qaeda, helping them come to power in Libya.
Another is the lucky timing of this for a few parties. Obama and Holder are under investigation for Operation Fast & Furious and crony government loans made to companies owned by political supporters. The neocons have been pushing for war with Iran for quite some time and this will be used to trash opponents of their plans, including Ron Paul, and galvanize pro war Republican primary voters to pick a neocon puppet for the nomination.
Contrary to Ron Paul’s credibility being blown to smithereens, this is simply another instance where his warning of blowback has come to pass.