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(Washington Post)   Naturalized Iranian-American, now living in Texas, pleads guilty to attempting to hire a Mexican drug-dealer to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US with a restaurant bomb. No, this is not the plot of Mel Brooks' next Broadway hit   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, Iranians, Saudis, United States, Texas, Iran's Qods Force, ambassadors, military officials, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps  
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2012-10-17 07:41:58 PM  
2 votes:
A former used-car salesman accused of conspiring with Iranians in an audacious murder-for-hire plot pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping plan the assassination of a Saudi diplomat at a posh Georgetown restaurant.

My uncle is a former used-car salesman from Iran, so I'm really getting a kick out of etc. etc.

Texan with dual Iranian and U.S. citizenship,

Most Iranian immigrants and even the children of Iranian immigrants have dual nationality. It's very difficult for men to renounce Iranian citizenship because they require that you serve in their military first. If you opt to serve in the Iranian military and already have American citizenship, you put your American citizenship in jeopardy by serving in a foreign military.

It therefore seems impossible for sons of one American parent and one Iranian parent (Or any other men of Iranian ancestry who became citizens of the US at birth or a young age for that matter) to apply for a commission in any of the US Armed Forces.
2012-10-17 07:10:42 PM  
1 vote:
The assassination scheme garnered international attention because it was the first known instance of Iranian government officials reaching deep inside U.S. territory in an alleged attempt to kill a high-ranking foreign diplomat - in this case, Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the United States. U.S. prosecutors, citing phone intercepts and other evidence, allege that the plan originated within an elite Iranian military unit known as the Quds Force and had high-level Iranian approval.
2012-10-17 07:10:09 PM  
1 vote:

Indubitably: Kit Fister: WizardofToast: This gonna be a bomb trifecta today?

terror...terror....TERRORISTS...what do terrorists use...they use guns...they use fear...they use BOMBS....okay, follow me...bombs...bomb news...bomb news trifecta! Trifecta...tri-fecta...Tri...THREE! Three...three...third...third time's the charm!

The third bomber will murder colonel mustard in the library with a candlestick!

/got nothin.

Nah, it was Miss Scarlet in the bedroom, baby.


/i have no idea what I just wrote...

welcome to our world ;-)
2012-10-17 06:54:15 PM  
1 vote:

Indubitably: Quit with the violence; it is a crappy tool.

You have thumbs and a brain: make better tools.


We did, we make bombs!
2012-10-17 06:24:58 PM  
1 vote:
Come on, Iranians
Go into your dance!
2012-10-17 06:22:40 PM  
1 vote:
I was just reading this on the Corpus Christi news while trying to decide whether to go to Corpus or Katy this weekend. I guess Katy it is.
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