Who Ya Gonna Believe: Would You Buy A Used Iran Terror Plot From The Man? By Russ Baker on Oct 14, 2011


Who Ya Gonna Believe: Would You Buy A Used Iran Terror Plot From The Man?
By Russ Baker on Oct 14, 2011

Leave it to the US military-industrial complex to create sympathy for Iran.

The recent allegation that Iran is behind a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on US soil has been met with considerable skepticism—even by the usually docile US corporate media. Not only are folks skeptical, but they’re also feeling bad for Iran, given the real possibility that Iran is the victim of character assassination.

Why? Because the alleged plot doesn’t make any sense. Because the US establishment has high motivation to create reasons for attacking Iran. Because fabrications and false flag attack scenarios have been proposed or tried before—again and again—often with great success.

First off, let it be said that the Iranian leadership is theoretically capable of anything, and that many regimes are. There’s a remote chance that this whole thing is real, notwithstanding how foolish a gambit it would be.

The greater likelihood, however, is that this is something else. Some kind of deliberately conjured cassus belli.

It also comes at a convenient time—diverting attention from a real story about a regime with ties to terrorists. But, instead of a Saudi being a victim, in this other story, Saudis are the perpetrators.


Here’s an easy way to understand seemingly complex foreign policy: it’s all about oil. Nothing is more important—to continuing the current “American way of life,” to the financial fortunes of the top one percent in this country, and to the US military, which is the world’s #1 consumer of Middle East oil.


In this story, there is also terrorism, but the victim is not the Saudi elite—it is the average American. And the perpetrator is not the Iranian state, but figures connected to the Saudi state. It is our reporting about documented connections between the 9/11 hijackers and one of the most powerful Saudi princes, via a house in Sarasota, Florida. You can, and should, read that story here.

Then note that the Saudis are pledging to exact retribution for this alleged plot, stating that Iran will “pay the price.” If the Saudis feel there’s enough evidence in this flimsy scenario to hit back hard, perhaps our gallant media might want to ask them to comment on the Sarasota 9/11 links?

SOURCE: Russ Baker at http://whowhatwhy.com/2011/10/14/who-ya-gonna-believe-would-you-buy-a-used-iran-terror-plot-from-the-man/

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Good read on it Joe,

The Iran terror plot felt skeptical from the beginning. But, then again, many actions by the current Administration have been dubious. The feeling now is that this fiasco originated with the Saudis, but was easily disseminated through White House channels.
Even though the majority of the people knew that a special group of Saudi Arabians were allowed to fly their plane out of our country, on 9/11, while all other aircraft were intentionally grounded, there's still hardly a peep about it...?
Perhaps OIL does make for special allies!

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