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The “Fast And Furious” Used Car Salesman “Threat” Falls Apart

Moon of Alabama | October 13, 2011

The failed used car salesman Mansour J. Arbabsiar, who is accused in the “Iran kills Saudi ambassador” movie plot, is a hapless idiot and petty criminal whose businesses deals always went wrong. He couldn’t even match his socks, smoked marihuana and drank a lot of alcohol, was nonreligious, an opponent of the Iranian regime and only cared about money. A business man who knows him calls him “worthless” and his neighbors believed he was dealing in drugs.

But Arbabsiar had some money through inherited land holdings in Iran. Those holdings may well be the source of the $100,000 wired from Iran to the Drug Enforcement Administration informant. Israel’s Mossad, the MEK cult or some drug dealers in Iran are other possible sources for the money.

The Obama administration insists that it has proof of Iranian government involvement in the assassination plot. Some anonymous officials though are already walking back that claim. It seems that they have no proof at all, just a hunch.

Every Iran expert interviewed thinks the story as presented is nonsense: Alireza Nader from Rand Corp, Kenneth Katzman of the Congressional Research Service, former CIA agent Robert Baer, Carter era NSC official Gary Sicks, Bush 2 NSC official Hillary Mann Leverett (also here), Muhammad Sahimi of PBS/Tehran Bureau and Iran scholar Hamid Serri.

To me the indictment reads as if a nutty Mansour J. Arbabsiar attempted a drug deal which was then turned into a terrorism entrapment by and through the paid criminal Drug Enforcement Administration informant.

The Obama administration seems to use this case for three purposes:

  • Diversion from the subpoena to AG Holder in the Fast and Furious gun running case which was served yesterday, from the #OccupyWallStreet movement and the general economic malaise
  • To get some momentum for additional international sanctions on Iran
  • To prop up the connections with the Saudi regime as it had threatened to distance itself from the U.S. over the U.S. veto of a Palestinian state

The administration’s case for the “plot” is now falling apart. Yesterday’s hype in the media has by now been replaced with doubts and mistrust. Given the obvious weakness of the case this was predictable.

But why then did the Obama administration use this case at all? Why come up with such a weak case that was sure to make it a laughing stock?

October 13, 2011 - Posted by | "Hope and Change", Deception, Mainstream Media, Warmongering

7 Comments »

  1. just a smokescreen to draw attention away from a failed puppet and a failed and looted by it’s government, nation of idiots who watch Fox all day long and think that the terrorists are anywhere but deeply entrenched in the apparatus inside the washington beltway, where the true threat to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness has always been….as well as London’s financial district and the Royal Family / aka House of Windsor buddies Rothschilds.

    Comment by solely a smokescreen but it most likely could trigger a war in Iran for more profit by the insanely rich bastards | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. Why? Well, of course, to please his Israeli masters who are hell bent on provoking US attack on Iran (just as they cooked up 9/11 to provoke attack on Iraq). Those Neocon and Zionist ‘think-tanks’ in DC are a major cottage industry that keeps cooking up these plots to ensnare such ‘hepless’ idiots into terrorism exercises. CIA and DHS have the added benefit of having foiled one more ghastly attack on America so they can go on earning their keep!

    Comment by Inayat Lalani | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. It is impossible to wire money from Iran to the US under current US laws. So that rules out his inheritance.

    Comment by Michael F Rivero | October 15, 2011 | Reply

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  6. This bogus ‘threat’ nonsense is as lame and feeble minded as Hillary standing up in front of the nation and a roomful of people and taking credit for murdering some hapless fellow in Pakistan at the cost of a dozen U.S. Navy SEALS and a few billion tax dollars and calling the victim ‘Osama bin Laden’ a few months ago.

    This Bush/Obama string of leadership is the most tacky bad movie ever conceived. I feel it is an attempt to blend in America to a 1972 John Waters movie of a competition for who is the sickest and the nastiest called ‘Pink Flamingos’. It did not start out violent. This stuff is really depraved. Is NSA satanist and general Michael Aquino still hanging around the pentagon? This is not a joke. He is a Bush41-43 creature who just a few years ago was director of al U.S. military psychological warfare. His past would make a sailor blush. He would direct events like those I mention above and this ‘Iran’ claim.

    Comment by Howard T. Lewis III | October 15, 2011 | Reply

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