Iran Terror Joke - you bet your life
Former Judge Andrew Napolitano, the conservative host of Fox TV's "Freedom Watch," has been hammering away at the absurdity of the so-called Iran plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, calling it a "A Marx Brothers movie without the Marx Brothers," and castigating it as just one more FBI sting operation in which the FBI arrests someone to protect the nation from a plot of its own creation.
On Oct. 13, Napolitano did a spot on the 17 FBI terrorism cases which were sting operations created by the federal government, and in which no one was ever in any danger.
Napolitano's critique is very similar to those which have been published by Salon's Glenn Greenwald and other left-liberal commentators. On Oct. 17, Napolitano interviewed former CIA officer Michael Scheuer, who was the case officer on the bin Laden case, who said that the only ones who benefit by creating a conflict between the U.S. and Iran, and triggering a U.S. attack on Iran, are the Israelis and the Saudis; this is where he would look from a counter-intelligence standpoint.
Scheuer declared that Israel and Saudi Arabia are much more dangerous to the U.S. than Iran, a third-rate power that we can handle very easily. We have already fought two wars against Iraq, on behalf of Israeli and Saudi interests, Scheuer said.
As for where this "plot" farse is heading, National Iranian American Council's Reza Marashi warned on Oct. 19, that the Obama Administration is repeating the "errors" made in the early 2000s vis-a-vis Iraq. Marashi pointed out that it was likely to head off such an escalation to military conflict coming off this "plot," that then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen called for opening up channels of communication with Iran last month, and warned that otherwise miscalculations could have extremely dangerous consequences in that region.