Tuesday, October 18, 2011

US Officials Peddle False Intelligence to Support Terror Plot Claims

Gareth Porter
October 17, 2011.

WASHINGTON - Officials of the Barack Obama administration have aggressively leaked information supposedly based on classified intelligence in recent days to bolster its allegation that two higher- ranking officials from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in Washington, D.C.

The media stories generated by the leaks helped divert press attention from the fact that there is no verifiable evidence of any official Iranian involvement in the alleged assassination plan, contrary to the broad claim being made by the administration.

But the information about the two Iranian officials leaked to NBC News, the Washington Post and Reuters was unambiguously false and misleading, as confirmed by official documents in one case and a former senior intelligence and counterterrorism official in the other.

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Comment: These allegations are so ludicrous that even CNN could not just run with its intent.

For days after the US alleged an Iranian plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador to the US using Mexican drug-cartel hit-men not just CNN found it hard to believe.

Now it is slowly emerging that even folks inside the US government find it more than a stretch.

What does Iran have to gain by killing the Saudi ambassador on US soil?

Nothing really is the answer.

So why would they take such a huge risk and involve shady characters from Mexico?

Well they would not is the answer.  All of this is bullsh*t meant to cover the asses of the Obama administration who like those before him need a war or an evil bogeyman at the very least to turn attention away from the domestic fallout.

That aside, if the US still believes that there was a credible plot by Iran then they should demand international arbitration in terms of the Protection of Diplomats Convention.  See here for a discussion of this option.

But don't hold your breath.  These are trumped up charges by a played out administration that is grabbing at straws.

What's next Obomber?


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