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Iran plotting to assassinate U.S. officials

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posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 02:34 PM
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Surprised I haven't seen this in the WW3 forum here. Usually the doom pornistas are all over this kind of stuff. I don't think there's any potential for that from this, I think it's more of a political move.

Officials: Iran weighing plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa


The Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa, U.S. intelligence reports say, according to a U.S. government official familiar with the issue and another official who has seen the intelligence...

U.S. officials have been aware of a general threat against the ambassador, Lana Marks, since the spring, the officials said. But the intelligence about the threat to the ambassador has become more specific in recent weeks. The Iranian Embassy in Pretoria is involved in the plot, the U.S. government official said.

Still, attacking Marks is one of several options U.S. officials believe Iran’s regime is considering for retaliation since the general, Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike in January.


It also says that the ambassador has been warned and they're taking steps to protect her. President Trump commented on this the other day, saying if Iran did anything we would respond 1000-fold. He also hinted that other officials may be potential targets of Iran, including himself.

Now here's why I think it's political.

Iran has a history of being fairly politically savvy. Just look at how effectively they played the Obama administration. However, their political gamesmanship is going to bite them in this case because they're misinformed about what's going on over here. All they know about President Trump, the American people, and the political situation over here is what they hear from their delusional Democrat allies and their even more delusional media lapdogs, so that's going to make them prone to miscalculation.

It's known that John Kerry was coaching Iran on how to resist the efforts of the Trump administration to undo the Iran deal. Yes, a top U.S. official from the former administration was actively working with one of our biggest enemies against the national security interests of the United States. Kerry denied this, but then accidentally admitted it in the same interview.


“I saw the foreign minister briefly for a few minutes at the Munich Security Conference. But, I have not said a word subsequently to what they ought to do or not do. It’s not my business.”

When asked to clarify whether there had been any back-channeling, Kerry replied: “No, I haven’t had any back-channel on that issue since the decision was made to move out. And before that it was not a back-channel.”


So yes, he was advising them, he just wouldn't describe it as a back-channel. And he claims he stopped once the Trump administration pulled out of the deal. Since Kerry was one of the key drafters and defenders of the pussy deal in the first place, we know he's a dishonest scoundrel who doesn't care about our national security, so I'm not inclined to take him at his word. There have been rumblings that other former Obama sycophants have been doing the same thing. They should all be investigated and charged with treason.

Unsurprisingly, the Intelligence Community has revealed that Iran wants Biden to win in November. It's not hard to understand why, they want to get another sweetheart deal like they got from Obama. To that end, Kerry and the other Democrats they've been working with have likely counseled them on how and when to take certain actions leading up to the election that will increase Biden's chances.

Anyway, here's how I see this possibly playing out. As we get closer to the election, Iran will make an attempt to assassinate one of our officials through one of their proxy terrorist groups. It will fail, by design. It probably won't even be a full-fledged attempt, because that would be difficult to orchestrate without chancing they actually do kill him/her, ie. like a bomb that they intentionally try to miss them with. That could easily go wrong. It would more likely be a plot foiled in the very late stages of planning. That way the Democrats and the media will put Trump in a box. If he doesn't respond, they'll call him weak and unAmerican for allowing an attempt to kill one of our ambassadors/officials. If he does respond, the Democrats and the media will play like they did earlier this year, backing Iran, trying to make Iran out to be the victim, and painting Trump as a dangerous warmonger.

The problem is, that's not gonna work. The American people aren't as stupid as elitist leftists think we are. Trump's approval ratings went up with how he handled Iran earlier this year. Americans appreciated the strong but measured response. We didn't get embarrassed like we did under Obama, but we also didn't get into another war. We also remember all the fearmongering from the media about how Trump was about to start WW3 and how it was all lies. I did a thread on it back then. If Trump handles the situation right, he will actually get a bump from it.

Again, I'm not predicting this absolutely will happen. It's just something I could see them trying.




posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: face23785

I just went back and looked at that thread I linked to toward the bottom of the OP. One of our left wing members embarrassed himself thoroughly in that thread. Not long after that, he stopped posting here.


Good times, good times.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 02:43 PM
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Why the ambassador to South Africa? Is her position equivalent in prestige to Soleimani? Soleimani was a major general who commanded the Quds Force. It seems a bit weak to take out an ambassador in retaliation for a major general who commanded an entire military branch.
You'd think if Iran was going to actually retaliate against the US by assassinating one of our people, they'd at least make a point out of it by going big, since there would most assuredly be a response.
edit on 9/17/2020 by trollz because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 02:46 PM
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Too bad no one knew about the plot to assassinate
John Christopher Stevens.
We should be looking out for our Ambassadors.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: trollz
Why the ambassador to South Africa? Is her position equivalent in prestige to Soleimani? Soleimani was a major general who commanded the Quds Force. It seems a bit weak to take out an ambassador in retaliation for a major general who commanded an entire military branch.


I had the same reaction. Not that I'd be okay with them assassinating one of our lower-level ambassadors, but it does seem a bit strange. Like they were trying to figure out how far down the administration roster can we go with an attack without drawing a response.

No surprise, given their scaredy-cat "response" back in January, firing some missiles at an empty part of a little-known base that wasn't even ours.
edit on 17 9 20 by face23785 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 03:01 PM
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I don’t think Iran would have the balls to do this. I see it more as a threat. The repercussions of assassinating a U.S. Ambassador would be too much. Also, there is no equivalencies between a peaceful, U.S. ambassador and a warmongering general responsible for the death of 1000s of people.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Oh yeah totally agree that Iran or the government of Iran will see survival as the main priority and try to avoid any direct confrontation with the States..................... At the same time the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are the loose cannon here and elements within it are a law to themselves. At some point of time there will be revenge for the assassination of Soleimani and the leaders of Iran may be behind it or it may be completely out of their control but the day of reckoning is pretty much guaranteed going by Iran's previous track record of an eye for an eye



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: Metallicus

Oh yeah totally agree that Iran or the government of Iran will see survival as the main priority and try to avoid any direct confrontation with the States..................... At the same time the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are the loose cannon here and elements within it are a law to themselves. At some point of time there will be revenge for the assassination of Soleimani and the leaders of Iran may be behind it or it may be completely out of their control but the day of reckoning is pretty much guaranteed going by Iran's previous track record of an eye for an eye



If anything, now would be the best time for them to do it. They know Trump isn't going to want to take any major overseas action this close to the election. After the election, if Trump wins, the gloves will be off if Iran #s with us. If Biden wins, they won't want to do anything to put their new cozy relationship with the US under him in jeopardy.



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 05:21 PM
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And today Iran promised pure hell for Israel in the US starting this weekend.

Especially with Israel on lockdown for the three week period coming up



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
And today Iran promised pure hell for Israel in the US starting this weekend.

Especially with Israel on lockdown for the three week period coming up


Israel in the US?

Got a link?



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: trollz
Why the ambassador to South Africa? Is her position equivalent in prestige to Soleimani? Soleimani was a major general who commanded the Quds Force. It seems a bit weak to take out an ambassador in retaliation for a major general who commanded an entire military branch.
You'd think if Iran was going to actually retaliate against the US by assassinating one of our people, they'd at least make a point out of it by going big, since there would most assuredly be a response.


I read somewhere that they’re making it personal. That ambassador is supposed to be a friend of Trumps...



posted on Sep, 17 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: face23785
Wonder who leaked this?
Anything to continue the forever war?



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 07:18 AM
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So Iran is plotting to destabilize the Trump brokered Middle East coming towards peace deal that MSM avoids talking about every chance they can get?

Color me shocked.

For those saying South Africa is not part of the Middle East...True, but it is a destabilized country prone to violence in spirts. Perfect cover for taking out an ambassador.



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: face23785

Yeah totally know where you're coming from with the time for Iran to act being now. Foreign pupeteers in Moscow and Beijing will being egging them on too in desperate to see the wests attention and military preoccupied somewhere other than their own borders



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 08:35 AM
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Calling shenanigans on this entire "story"

Intelligence services would most certainly NOT publicize sensitive information such as assassination plots unless it was to plant a narrative for a specific reason.



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 09:05 AM
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File this under what's good for the goose...


WASHINGTON (SBG) — Hours after President Donald Trump confirmed this week that he initially approved, then abandoned, a plan to kill Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad back in 2017, a top White House official made clear the president does not rule out the use of assassination of other heads of state in the future – even though the practice is forbidden by law.


The 'Law and Order' President.



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 09:26 AM
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Everything old is new again....





As if we simply forget these things....



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 09:32 AM
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Let's give the gift of making martyrs out of them.

Insallah .



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: jtma508
File this under what's good for the goose...


WASHINGTON (SBG) — Hours after President Donald Trump confirmed this week that he initially approved, then abandoned, a plan to kill Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad back in 2017, a top White House official made clear the president does not rule out the use of assassination of other heads of state in the future – even though the practice is forbidden by law.


The 'Law and Order' President.



Ugh, Law and Order here in America, not on the international stage where every nation tries to take advantage of each other, DUH.



posted on Sep, 18 2020 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: jtma508
Yeah see there is a law here that International laws that contradict our constitution are not respected by us. If killing a leader of another country who is hostile to us is in the best interest,it is not illegal to do so.



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