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Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal said he believes "someone in Iran is going to have to pay the price" for the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
Originally posted by Skewed
Not sure what the correct answer to this is. I know how I would feel if I had a guest at my home and someone came and attacked my visitor.
I think I am leaning towards letting Saudi Arabia handle it. In certain aspects, we did our job and protected our guest. I think we should just hand all the evidence over to Saudi Arabia and let them handle any retaliation. On the other hand, had this been successful there is a good chance that civilians would have been killed which would have called for a different response.
There are some things that are making me skeptical of some of the details at the moment, so my stance is subject to change without notice.
edit on 12-10-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jed001
reply to post by Ben81
could this just be an inside job on the part of the Saudis to create more tension in the middle east to drive up crude oil prices
"There are very few groups operationally better than Iran’s Quds Force. They know what they are doing. The only proxies they use are ones they’ve vetted. They don’t get their own citizens get involved. They send other people to do it for them from Hezbollah to Bosnian Muslims. It would be completely uncharacteristic for Iran to be caught red handed."
"So why were they all of a sudden so sloppy? Why would they take this risk now? Who cares about Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Jaber, anyway? He’s not a royal. He’s probably not the main interlocutor between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Why not go for Saudi Prince Bandar in London? Many other targets would serve Iranian interests better."
"Everybody is looking for evidence that there is going to be a confrontation with Iran. Everybody is jumping on this as a sign of conflict to come. But there are many questions here that need to be answered."
Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Ben, I would like to think you have proof if you're going to call this out as a lie. I'd sure love to see it. I do hope its better than a confession by one of the two people involved in the plot.