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.
Does it sound a little fishy that the current administration is on the ropes, and then this Alleged Terror Plot comes up? Here's a link you should see:
So the propaganda machine has already started to spin this one:
"The Obama administration...accused agents of the Iranian government of being involved in a plan to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States."
The administration further vowed to "unite the world" against Tehran through new international sanctions, and VP Joe Biden said that U.S. action could go beyond sanctions, adding that "we're not going there yet".
This is the general background information (ignore the presentation):
Then listen to this for more current information:
Then look at these headlines:
General Wesley Clark says that after 9/11 he was presented with a plan to attack "Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Iran"
Tehran (Iran) dumps dollar for euro
The feds are once again taking credit for having foiled a terror plot in which the plotters just happened to seek help from a government informant.
Bad news, folks.
Holder: US will hold Iran accountable in plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador
Bloomberg investigation alleges Koch subsidiaries paid bribes, sold to Iran
Subsidiaries of the global business empire headed by the Koch Brothers, who have helped bankroll an array of conservative, anti-regulatory causes, made illegal payments to win foreign contracts, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in a detailed investigation in its November issue. In addition, foreign subsidiaries belonging to Koch Industries sold millions in petrochemical equipment to an Iranian methanol plant, Bloomberg also reports
Im trying to explain to someone that we overthrew the iranians elected govt in the 50's but i need to know more of why like the history behind it. And who started all this
I just wrote this at our blog: Virginia Right
I have a friend who lines up with me on so many political points. He's a great friend, but he's caught up on Ron Paul's stance on Iran and won't support the good Doctor because of it.
The web site freerepublic.com is censoring any mention of Ron Paul's foreign policy on Iran that supports his views. Today I posted a response to an article that claimed Ron Paul was crazy for saying Iran did not have nukes. I noted that Dr. Paul had his information from the CIA. I also noted that the CIA had also said Iraq was not a threat to us but we had gone to war anyway. Because of this post my privileges were revoked.
This was pretty good..... now what needs to be done is a cost comparison of how much we spend for each of these vs. what we spend for military intervention overseas.
Fox and CNN tell two very different stories.
Either CNN went out to find the most dismissive Pentagon spokesman possible, or Fox News is intentionally leaving out the insignificance of this "threat".
Maybe it's both?