Thwarted Terror Attack Reveals Iranian Desperation


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Two Iranian nationals arrested in Kenya in June with 33 pounds of explosives are alleged to have targeted American, Israeli, British, and Saudi interests in the African country, according to an exclusive AP report quoting Kenyan officials. The news comes following the imposition of strict sanctions by the EU and America that appear — finally — to be severely impacting the Iranian people and economy. In response, Iranians are ratcheting up tension in the Persian Gulf by carrying out military exercises where they promise to test fire several dozen missiles, using replicas of foreign army bases as targets. The message the mullahs are sending is clear; if America attacks, they can strike one of several US military bases in the region.

The sanctions are relatively stiff to be sure. The Europeans have banned the importation of all Iranian oil and forbidden nations belonging to the EU from insuring oil tankers carrying Iranian crude. The United States, for its part, slapped severe currency and banking restrictions on Iran that have reportedly caused confusion and worry among the Iranian people.

Meanwhile, the Iranians continue to enrich uranium while stringing along the P5+1 (Russia, China, Britain, Germany, France, and the US) nations who continue fruitless negotiations with Tehran about halting their uranium enrichment activities. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Knesset, “Iran is showing contempt for the whole world, and plans to enrich beyond 20%,” — a reference to a level of enrichment for which there is little commercial value and would be far easier to continue on to bomb grade levels of enrichment of 90%. Low-level technical talks with the Iranian regime are to resume on Tuesday in Istanbul with little hope that a breakthrough of any kind can be achieved.

Some experts believe that the arrest of the Iranians in Kenya and the targeting of US and Western interests is a sign that Iran will fight the battle over its nuclear program by resorting to terrorism. The AP report contains some disturbing information. Kenyan officials say that the Iranians belonged to the Quds Force — the elite unit of the Revolutionary Guards tasked with assassination and terror attacks outside of Iranian territory. The Iranians were arrested in the coastal city of Mombassa where there are several Israeli-owned hotels. Kenyan officials told AP that “the plot appears to fit into a global pattern of attacks or attempted attacks by Iranian agents, mostly against Israeli interests.”

Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, Britain’s security service, in a rare public statement, said last week that “in parallel with rising concern about Iran’s nuclear intentions, we have seen in recent months a series of attempted terrorist plots against Israeli interests in India, Azerbaijan and elsewhere.” He added that “a return to state-sponsored terrorism by Iran or its associates, such as Hezbollah, cannot be ruled out as pressure on the Iranian leadership increases.” In short, the more the West pushes, the more desperate Iran becomes.

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  • Bamaguje

    Any strike on Iran's nuclear facilities should also aim to takeout the Mullahs and their Revolutionary Guard goons, to facilitate regime change.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    If the Israeli's kick the can down the road the Iranians will have that road glowing in the dark.
    Russia and China are buoying Iran's economy up and they trade with ther Islamist neighbors,
    claiming a boycott is smoke and mirrors until there is real smoke mirrored in bad news.
    The big question is will the next American administration end this crazy game, Russia or
    China or Pakistan can sell nukes to Iran tomorrow and it is their thinking about the consequences
    that matters. They seem overconfident with Obama and have all of this year to prepare
    for a toothless Obama response if any………………………………………..William

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Liquidate the Islamic Regime of Iran. The good people of Persia hate the ayatollahs more than they ever hated the Shah.

      The next time the ayatollahs congregate, in Qom/Tehran, take it out.

      That will free up the oil in Persia, lower the price of oil world-wide.

    • Steve Chavez

      "Russia or China or Pakistan can sell nukes to Iran tomorrow." SELL? THEY'LL GLADLY GIVE THEM WHAT THEY NEED just like China gave North Korea their nukes to test only to stop any planned invasion of the North by the South and the U.S. and RUSSIA WILL GIVE IRAN A NUKE TO TEST to end any planned invasion by Israel and/or the United States. CONNECT THE DOTS!

      "THE ONLY POWER THAT CAN BRING THE DAM DOWN, IS THE WATER BEHIND IT." Steve Chavez

      • Drakken

        Sorry to rain on your parade my friend but Russia will never give the muzzys a nuke period, they have their own muslim problem and in the end side with the west over islam.

    • Chuck

      a. The Israeli's are being pressured by Obama NOT to do anything.
      b. Why is it solely the Israeli's responsibility? Remember Gulf War I when G HW Bush demanded Israel not retaliate against Iraq? It was the only time in history a country, that was capable of defending herself, was forced NOT to respond even after being attacked.

      • Cynic

        Funnyhow similar the attitude is today that decries any Israeli defense against the thousands of rockets and mortars fired into its towns and villages over the past few years.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        If I was responsible for Israel I would have told everyone to stay out of the way of Israeli
        actions. Israel destroyed Sadam's nuclear reactor and since the "80's have been wary of
        acting alone but the interests of other Nations got in the way. Unfortunately the interests
        are now not good for Israel and if things move along the way of watching and not doing
        Israel will miss the best chance to stop the inevitable attack by Iran. All of Israel's
        antagonists are motivated by Islamist hate and it surrounds them and unfortunately
        anti-Semitism is devouring the UN. Israel needs to become the most dangerous and
        determined Nation in the World and let no one play fast and loose with it's security.
        The time for Mr. Good guy is gone, show time is not going to be popular but existence
        is worth fighting for…………………………………………….William

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The Islamic Regime of Iran is a deadly cancer trying to spread over the world.

    Cut it out to save the world.

  • Ricky Michael

    I have often wondered if this was "meant to be." If it is, then there is nothing that will change it, even if we try. That being said, we need to stop it right now, if it is possible. If Obama gets re-elected then nothing will stop this from happening unless it comes out of Israel. They will stand alone, again.

  • g_jochnowitz

    Perhaps there really Is a God, in which case He's an embittered anti-Semite. He has hardened the hearts of people in North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere against Israel. Why have the Jewish people survived in exile for millennia. God has kept us alive so that He can keep killing us. http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/AfterTheBinding….

    • Susan

      It broke my heart to read your comment, especially the line "God has kept us alive so that He can keep killing us." I understand your confusion and doubt, but you are wrong. Please get a copy of the book entitled "The Everlasing Hatred, The Roots Of Jihad" by Hal Lindsey. I believe you will find the answers to your questions there.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      jocho, UTTER NONSENSE.

      Jews have survived despite repeated attempts by EVIL MEN to wipe the Jews out.

      Yet, Jews have survived and prospered. If that doesn't show the Hand of G-D, what does?

      • g_jochnowitz

        What does it mean to survive and prosper if one-third of the Jewish population is slaughtered every 75 years or so?
        It certainly does show the hand of God. Despite the universality of prejudice, no people has ever been so hated as the Jews. It is a miracle–a negative miracle.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          If Israel is attacked with WMDs, the M.A.D. doctrine is invoked.

          MECCA Assured Destruction.

          Any devout Muslim who reveres Mecca and the Kabba and the Hajj should do everything possible to convince the ayatollahs that hitting Israel would trigger the worst Nakba ever to befall Islam.

          And don't think that only Israel is at risk.

          Would India trust the Islamic Republic of Pakistan?

          Would the US trust the Islamic Republic of Iran?

          A world without Mecca, no 12th Imam, no islamic republics.

          BTW jocho, If you are so frightened, go swallow a bottle of sleeping pills. Then you won't have any problems. Sayonara.

          • g_jochnowitz

            Fanatics devoted to anti-Semitism are suicidal. The 9-11 perpetrators were suicidal. Hitler's policies were suicidal; it's amazing that Germany fought on as long as it did, but it had to lose. Crazy Islamists are willing to suffer any catastrophe to themselves or their cause in order to do their part in ridding the world of Jewish genes.

          • Drakken

            Don't worry, when push comes to shove and it surely will, we in the west have more bullets than the muslims in the east have bodies, and we will use them liberaly.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            The ultimate pressure point with Islamofascists is Mecca.

            Kick over all the Middle East oil theocracies and Internationalize oil.

            Lower the price from $100 per barrel back to $10 and the world economy will improve.

  • Steve Chavez

    Did you see the 60 Minutes segment on the Stuxnet virus and how there was a desperate attempt to find who invented the virus and its goal of crippling Iran's nuclear program without firing a shot???

    Who are the leaders and groups involved who outed the program and whose ultimate purpose in exposing the virus was to ultimately aid Iran, and then Russia and China?

    Was it Israel and/or the United States that invented Stuxnet? Now that Iran knows, what will they do and when they do it, will the leaders and groups involved in outing the program to begin with, be to blame? Why couldn't President Obama stop those leaders and groups from exposing such an important weapon no matter who made it???

  • mrbean

    Missy Obambi has the Iranians on triple-double probation. oooooohh mmy gooodness!! China and Singapore now join 18 other nations that have been granted a complete exception from U.S. sanctions.

  • dennis metz

    I bet obummer is pi$$ed a$ a constipated possum. his plan to kill some white honkies foiled. he probably hole holder in contempt for that screw up not getting the job done

  • Ghostwriter

    I have no love for the Iranian regime. I'm not fond of the gruesome ayatollahs and I hope they one day meet a similar end.

  • KKKK

    i must say that while it is still too early to say, the might be that the sanctions are having an effect (though to what extent is still unknown). israel and america are backing off a bit from war rhetoric after it has become obvious the sanctions ARE hurting ordinary Iranians and causing deep resentment with the tehran tyrants. i'm told iran currency is devalueing, at a time when prieces for basic necesities are rising. there are tensions with the iranain regime-betwen ex-presidents and ahmadinjad and rising stars in the regime and supreme leader to name a few. there are tensions with neighbouring countries, incudling Turkey. and, the regime faces the rise of the Church-soruces say at least 370,000 (and likely many many more) Muslim Persians and Iranians inside the country have converted to Christianity in recent years. and these are just a few of the problems for the tehran tyrants. perhaps all is not lost….yet.