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Old 10-14-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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only if they were promised a taxpayer funded high speed rail link to israel!
Well no. If it were abandoned by the Israelis and taken over by Disney, it would then be called Disrael. It would be a taxpayer funded high speed rail known as Disraeli Gears.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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Most of you are probably too young or not from the midwest to remember this guy.....

Jeff Fort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note where he was eventually busted for working with Lybia to commit terror attacks?

Just a little history lesson guys, this was a while before Lybia committed the Lockerbie bombing.
So, what's Libya's beef with the U.S. ?

Maybe we're hated for our arrogance.

Just a thought.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Whether the charges made by the administration are true or not, only time will tell. But for the critics who claim that Iran's intelligence services are just too good to hire this bungling assassin or that the plot makes no sense for Iran begs the question, if Britain's MI-6, the CIA, the KGB, Mossad, or France's DGSE can commit intelligence blunders of monumental proportions, what makes Iran so damned special?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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So, what's Libya's beef with the U.S. ?

Maybe we're hated for our arrogance.

Just a thought.
Oh, I'm not portraying anyone as the good or badguy here, just providing historical information that is an interesting parallel to the recent 2-way covert ops the US and Iran has been engaging in.

I think most of the people calling this a false flag haven't been paying attention to all the stuff going on behind the scenes in recent years. It's really not terribly surprising and pretty laughable if they think the Iranians wouldn't retaliate for some of our wet ops of late.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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Iran's Khamenei warns US over assassination claims (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_US_AMBASSADOR_PLOT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TE MPLATE=DEFAULT - broken link)
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Iran's Khamenei warns US over assassination claims (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_US_AMBASSADOR_PLOT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TE MPLATE=DEFAULT - broken link)
And Hillary isn't even waiting for this to play out in the courts.
Seems "allegations" is good enough to start making sanction moves.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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And Hillary isn't even waiting for this to play out in the courts.
Seems "allegations" is good enough to start making sanction moves.
From the link I previously provided:

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But Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters in Iran, said that the U.S. accused Iran of terror in order to divert attention from its economic woes and from the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

"Unilaterally announcing accusations without showing documentation and creating a media wave against Iran is in no way compatible with legal logic, and can only be a purely media and political show," it said.
Is this Monica L. all over again? (no pun intended)
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Black Swan ? This Iranian doesn't pan out to be the calculating terrorist the US makes him out to be. Seems he was just a street thug trying to make some quick money.
And this is a NY Times article no less.

This is starting to sound more and more like the underwear bomber story II.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us..._r=1&ref=texas
But Mansour J. Arbabsiar, 56, the man at the center of an alleged Iranian plot to kill a Saudi diplomat in Washington, seems to have been more a stumbling opportunist than a calculating killer. Over the 30-odd years he lived in Texas, he left a string of failed businesses and angry creditors in his wake, and an embittered ex-wife who sought a protective order against him. He was perennially disheveled, friends and acquaintances said, and hopelessly disorganized.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Bumping this....this American terrorist is not who the US is making him out to be.
Read that NYTimes article folks....he's a Joe Schmoe who was out to make a quick buck.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Iran demands access to accused U.S. plotter | Reuters
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