Add Israeli Embassy to Iran's Capitol terror hit list....
In its complaint against the operation’s alleged point man, a used car salesman named Manssor Arbabsiar, the Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that the assassination plot was just one of a few contemplated attacks. In a footnote, the DOJ explained that Arbabsiar and his co-conspirators “had discussed the possibility of attacks on a number of other targets.” The complaint continues (emphasis added): “These targets included foreign government facilities associated with Saudi Arabia and with another country, and these targets were located within and outside of the United States.”
Although the nation described as “another country” wasn’t named in the complaint, the press reported that it was, unsurprisingly, Israel.
“They also planned to blow up the Israeli Embassy, my embassy in this town," Oren told WTOP. Oren added that he learned of the plot against the Israeli embassy in “real time,” just as the American public began to hear the details of the IRGC’s machinations.
Court documents reveal that the Iranians allocated $1.5 million for the plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador, but $5 million overall for the plots Arbabsiar was allegedly coordinating when he was arrested. That means that the bulk of the money, $3.5 million, was allocated to plots other than the plan to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador.
So Team Obama's pass on taking action against the Iranian multi-bomb terror plot against allies residing in the nation's capital alienated not only the Saudis, but the Israelis.
Bottom Line. Yet another failure to stand up for Israel, by taking retaliatory action, all in hopes that the mullahs will agree to do what there is no plausible chance of their doing--end its military nuclear program. Perhaps the mullahs may sign an agreement, but they will, to eb sure, violate it at will.
And Iran's march towards nuclear club membership continues.
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