FROM AL JAZEERA:
Tehran would have to be terminally foolish to try to snuff out an ambassador on US soil, Pepe Escobar says:
No one ever lost money betting on the dull predictability of the US government. Just as Occupy Wall Street is firing imaginations all across the spectrum – piercing the noxious revolving door between government and casino capitalism – Washington brought us all down to earth, sensationally advertising an Iranian cum Mexican cartel terror plot straight out of The Fast and the Furious movie franchise. The potential victim: Adel al-Jubeir, the ambassador in the US of that lovely counter-revolutionary Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
So how to bury Fast and Furious, the economic abyss, the 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the increasing allure of Occupy Wall Street – not to mention the Saudi role in smashing the spirit of the Arab Spring? By uncovering a good ol’ al-Qaeda style plot on US soil, on top of it conducted by “evil” Iran. Al-Qaeda and Tehran sharing top billing; not even Cheney and Rumsfeld in their heyday could come up with something like this. Long live GWOT (the global war on terror). And long live the neo-con spirit; remember, real men go to Tehran – and the road starts now.
Ghosts comment: Those who think that Pepe Escobar is suffering from an exaggerated conspiracy thinking I would like to remind how the war in Iraq began. The US government claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction which wasn´t true. How true will the iranian terror plot on US soil come out to be in a couple of years?
Dagens Eko: USA hotar Iran efter uppgifter om mordkomplott
USA hotar med allvarliga konsekvenser efter uppgifterna om att Iran haft planer på en mordkomplott i Washington. Vicepresident Joe Biden säger i dag att USA nu försöker få med sig fler länder i en gemensam aktion mot Iran.
– Irans agerande är skandalöst, och iranierna kommer att få stå till svars, sa vicepresident Joe Biden till ABC News. http://translate.google.se/