Foiled Iran terror plot

The terrorist plot to kill the Saudi ambassador has raised some eyebrows in Washington. Not that anyone thinks Iran couldn't mount such a terror operation if they wanted to; but rather the questions are swirling around the suspects asking whether they are who and what they say they are. New York Times: Mr. Holder said the plot began with a meeting in Mexico in May, "the first of a series that would result in an international conspiracy by elements of the Iranian government" to pay $1.5 million to murder the ambassador on United States soil. The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington called the plot "a despicable violation of international norms." The men accused of plotting the attacks were Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri, both originally from Iran, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan. Mr. Holder said the men were connected to the secretive Quds Force, a division of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps that has carried out operations in...(Read Full Post)