The weird Iranian plot
On one hand, the Iranian plot seems implausible. On the other hand, the theory that the Obama administration has made the plot up is even more implausible. As Barry Rubin points out, Obama has consistently sought to avoid confrontation with Iran, so why would he suddenly seek to manufacture a confrontation, and do it by means of such a bizarre and unlikely charge? Meanwhile, Obama declares that that U.S. officials “know that [the suspect] had direct links, was paid by, and directed by individuals in the Iranian government.”
When Drudge first broke the story, the headline wasDimitri K. writes:
I believe this particular plot, possibly somehow exaggerated, was presented right now for public opinion because Holder is now having serious problems with Congress. He wanted to show that he was working hard on our security, and also switch public opinion. Obama had no choice but to support his protégé, at least with some tough words.LA writes:
DebkaFile has a theory of what Iran was up to. It is very speculative and very complicated.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 14, 2011 08:36 AM | Send