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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:44 AM

Iran, Perceiving Threat From West, Willing To Attack On U.S. Soil, U.S. Intelligence Report Finds

By Greg Miller,

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in prepared testimony that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington that was uncovered last year reflects an aggressive new willingness within the upper ranks of the Islamist republic to authorize attacks against the United States.

That plot “shows that some Iranian officials — probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime,” Clapper said in the testimony, which was submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee in advance of a threat assessment hearing Tuesday. “We are also concerned about Iranian plotting against U.S. or allied interests overseas.”

The assessment signals a potentially dire new direction in the adversarial relationship between the United States and Iran, at a time when there are indications that a covert campaign is already underway to thwart Iran’s alleged ambition to develop a nuclear weapons.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iran-is-prepared-to-launch-terrorist-attacks-in-us-intelligence-report-finds/2012/01/30/gIQACwGweQ_story.html

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Reply Iran, Perceiving Threat From West, Willing To Attack On U.S. Soil, U.S. Intelligence Report Finds (Original post)
Purveyor Jan 2012 OP
MadHound Jan 2012 #1
surfdog Jan 2012 #2
polly7 Jan 2012 #3
TahitiNut Jan 2012 #4
bvar22 Jan 2012 #22
tabatha Jan 2012 #5
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #6
MadHound Jan 2012 #7
polly7 Jan 2012 #11
DisgustipatedinCA Jan 2012 #13
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2012 #14
Found in Yonkers Jan 2012 #15
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #19
gratuitous Jan 2012 #16
MattBaggins Jan 2012 #18
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #38
bvar22 Jan 2012 #24
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #29
MadHound Jan 2012 #34
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #37
MadHound Jan 2012 #41
bvar22 Jan 2012 #42
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #43
bvar22 Jan 2012 #44
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #45
EOTE Jan 2012 #35
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #36
Enrique Jan 2012 #8
think Jan 2012 #12
ronnie624 Jan 2012 #23
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 #30
uponit7771 Jan 2012 #32
Turbineguy Jan 2012 #9
Rex Jan 2012 #10
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2012 #17
LeftinOH Jan 2012 #20
Purveyor Jan 2012 #21
piratefish08 Jan 2012 #25
yurbud Jan 2012 #26
bvar22 Jan 2012 #27
FiveGoodMen Jan 2012 #28
Ghost Dog Jan 2012 #33
tabatha Jan 2012 #31
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #39
JohnAndManyWithMe Jan 2012 #40
backscatter712 Jan 2012 #46
Purveyor Jan 2012 #47

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:46 AM

1. Gee, this is sounding more and more like the run up to the Iraq war ten years ago

 

What's next, SoS Clinton at the UN shaking some bottle of fake yellow cake?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:46 AM

2. I don't believe the story for a second

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:48 AM

3. Why on earth do they believe Iran would launch a terrorist attack inside the U.S.?

Iran's leaders, despised as they may be by the west, aren't stupid people, all a terror attack in the U.S. would do is guarantee war. This fear-mongering is getting more pathetic by the day.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:48 AM

4. Irony. They're following the "Bush Doctrine" ... pre-emptive attack based on paranoia.

Whatever goes around come around.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:52 PM

22. Thank You.

I was going to point that out also.

This IS the "Bush Doctrine".
Why does it seem so bad when others do it?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:48 AM

5. Neither do I believe it.

Iran denied the story about the Saudi ambassador.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. Iran better think twice on that. Payback is a bitch. America will get the last word. Ask Japan,

 

and even Iraq, and Libya. We may not want a war but america will unite like on 9-11.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:50 AM

7. Do you really think that this is true?

 

And if so, why?

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:57 AM

11. Payback in Iraq and Libya? They did nothing to be paid back for.

I guess ....... just like Iran.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:06 PM

13. um....really? You're saying that without irony?

Ask yourself why Iran would want to commit suicide (hint: answer involves the words "they don't").

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:08 PM

14. What did Iraq do to us that they need payback from us?

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:12 PM

15. Yeah!

 

And you're gonna march right down to the recruiting office now, right?

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Response to Found in Yonkers (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:34 PM

19. Well my father, father-in-law and husband all served over 21 yrs on active duty. I was there

 

to support my dad and my husband to make sure they were always ready to go. Yes wives and parents of soldiers have to maintain the homefront that allows the soldier to go off making sure things are fine at home. However, I don't think they would take me now, am old. But how about you? You old enough? My dad and father-in-law both served in WWII, Korea and my father-in-law was in VN until his wife said enough it was time for him to retire. My dad was shot with machine gun fire right up his leg during WWII and my father-in-law was also wounded in VN. My husband was in during desert storm. He retired in 95. So I think my family have given they sure for this country. Funny thing if my husband were younger he would have gone back in. We are strong liberal democrats who love this country and believe freedom comes at a price. So I may not have carried a gun although I worked on many military bases along side soldiers in offices taking care of their needs to make sure they can do their jobs. None the less I have many, many friends who are and were on active duty and you still worry no matter what.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:20 PM

16. America, Fuck yeah!

Even if Iran hasn't done anything wrong, we'll settle their fucking hash, 'cause we're the United fucking States of America, baby! Screw that "E Pluribus Unum" nonsense, it's "Might Makes Right."

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:33 PM

18. Do you just swallow hook line and sinker

everything the government puts out?

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:49 PM

38. I remember once having a discussion with a judge friend of mine. She said only believe

 

half of what you read. She was right. After JFK died I don't trust any government. They all lie even our own. I know that and anyone who doesn't is a damn fool. Believe the democrats and republicans all wallow together and we are drowning in their shit.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:55 PM

24. Well bless your little heart.

Think much?

Here is something to think about,
Bin Laden WON!

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:11 PM

29. Why do you have to be that way? Was I rude to you. Your no better than the way republicans

 

act. Shame on you. Obviously your mother didn't teach you manners.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:00 PM

34. Speaking of no better than Republicans, have you looked in a mirror lately?

 

Seriously, here you are in this thread, doing a bloodthirsty rah-rah cheer, all for going into Iran, all for no good reason. You sound just like the Republican(and sometimes Democratic) cheerleaders who helped get us into the Iraq war, a war we were lied into.

Have you no common sense?

Have you no shame?

And manners don't mean jack to an innocent kid lying in a pool of his own blood, dying from an injury caused by a US missile.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:46 PM

37. People like you make me sick. I hate republicans. I am a social demand a damn proud one. I

 

didn't support going into Iraq the first place and now that we got Osama I think we need to bring our troops home. Did you bother to call your congressman or senator and let them know you didn't support the war. I did. I even wrote the President. But you have no right to call me a bloodthirsty rah rah cheerleader. You don't know me. I know what war was about. My own mother had the pleasure of american bombs come over her home during WWII. She was a young woman. Her and her sister use to take turns listening for the planes to come over head so they could pick up their handicapped little brother and run like hell to a shelter. The home had cracks in the walls. My father sleeping at night with a baseball bat at night because sometimes he had bad dreams having been wounded. You don't have to be mean and pile on. That is one thing I see here with posters. If you don't agree then all of a sudden get the jury going 5 4 3 ....... Its ok to disagree but you don't have to be mean about it.

All I said is if Iran comes here with just one person carrying a briefcase that could carry one of those small nukes do you think america should just sit at home and do nothing and have one of those kumbaya moments? You know it could happen.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:10 PM

41. No, I don't know you, just what you post

 

And what you post shows that you indeed buy into the war lies. Listen to yourself:
"Iran better think twice on that. Payback is a bitch. America will get the last word. Ask Japan, and even Iraq, and Libya."

Let me ask you, while I assume that you were referring to Pearl Harbor when you referred to Japan, what were we paying Iraq back for? Did Iraq attack the US, for that matter did Libya?

You spew the rah-rah cheerleading militarism of any warmonger. Going on about what your parents and grandparents did in the war, well guess what, yours is not the only family who has had many members in various military conflicts, yet we don't wave the bloody flag in order to somehow justify the fearmongering going on currently in the media and the government.

You say you were against the Iraq war, a war that we were lied into(just like we were lied into the first Gulf War, just like we were lied into Vietnam). Did you learn nothing from that? Then why are using Iraq as an example of "payback" that we should all be proud of? We have killed millions of innocents in that country over the years, all because of a lie, yet you term it as "payback". That's beyond disgusting.

Ooo, so you wrote your congresscritters, that's nice, then what did you do? Buy into the bullshit, cheered on the war? Me, I've been out on the street protesting these illegal, immoral wars on almost a weekly basis for over ten years. I've marched in my hometown, in other towns and cities, and in DC. But hey, you wrote a letter or three

Yet you continue to spread the fear: ". . .if Iran comes here with just one person carrying a briefcase that could carry one of those small nukes. . ." Iran doesn't have a briefcase nukes, NOBODY HAS EVER HAD A CONFIRMED VERSION OF A SUITCASE NUKE, IT IS SIMPLY A PLOY TO INSPIRE FEAR AND DREAD! Yet you buy into the bullshit, spread it around, thump your chest over it and loudly crow how America will triumph. You are warmongering, it is simple as that.

You have absolutely no clue what war is about, you have observed what it does to others from the safety of your home. A shame, truly a shame that you didn't enlist when you were younger. Perhaps you wouldn't be such a bloodthirsty cheerleader for war now. Perhaps you wouldn't be buying into the lies and bullshit that driving these drums for war with Iran. Perhaps it would have given you the knowledge and experience to know when you're being fed bullshit.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

42. Wai a minute.

You come here,
threatening an entire nation of 60Million people with annihilation,
boasting of the murderous wide scale disaster we rained down on Iraq,
the use of Atomic Weapons on the civilian population of Japan,
like THAT is something you are PROUD of,
but I am rude, and MY mother didn't raise me right?

Bizarre.



Solidarity99!
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Response to bvar22 (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:24 PM

43. Your rude and leave it at that. I haven't carried my bombs with me lately.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:39 PM

44. Well, back to square one.

Bless your bellicose little heart.








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Response to bvar22 (Reply #44)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:59 PM

45. Back at ya.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:02 PM

35. America may not want a war? Ummm, are we thinking of the same America?

Since when did America ever meet a war it DIDN'T like? Do you think we were reluctant to go to war with Iraq? A country that had nothing to do with 9/11? Even after weapons inspectors said that Iraq had no WMD (the primary reason we invaded). I find your comment kind of humorous.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:12 PM

36. I'm glad I gave you a laugh. Right back at ya,

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:51 AM

8. they're just paranoid

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Response to Enrique (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:57 AM

12. +1 Great visual representation of the the conflict at hand

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Response to Enrique (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:53 PM

23. Yep.

One of those pieces of information that must be selectively ignored in order to reduce cognitive dissonance.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:14 PM

30. But...But...But....It's America that's being threatened!

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Response to Enrique (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:24 PM

32. +1, no threat....no threat at all

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:52 AM

9. That's the problem

when you put somebody in charge because he's able and willing to out-crazy George W Bush, but then don't change him when Bush leaves.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:57 AM

10. So, on a smell test...how stinky is that 411 sheet?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:27 PM

17. If they didn't ramp up the fear factor here then....

no one would give a damn about Iran to justify an aggressive US posture.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:37 PM

20. So what we need now is another Saudi-based terror attack

for which we can justify an attack on Iran.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:40 PM

21. Scares me. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:56 PM

25. so we need to attack them because they are going to attack us because they think we're going to

attack them.......


right.

horseshit.


call it what it is and attack already. some people gotta make a buck. period.


fucking murderous bastards.



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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:58 PM

26. too bad Bush didn't respond to that letter from Iran putting EVERYTHING on the table

Why doesn't Obama dig up, pretend he just got it, and say ''OK!''

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:05 PM

27. Can you hear the Drums?

I can.

Same shit, different bag.



If you're not FOR the New WAR in VietNam Afghanistan Iraq Libya IRAN ,
you're WITH The Communists AlQaeda The Terrorists Saddam Qaddafi Ahmadinejad!!


You CAN fool most Americans ALL of the time!



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Response to bvar22 (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:10 PM

28. "You CAN fool most Americans ALL of the time!"

Sure seems that way.

And that spells our doom.

No democracy can survive without intelligent, informed citizens.

(Of course, if we hadn't decided that the 1st Amendment implied the right to tell any lie to any number of people with complete impunity, then we might have had a chance.)

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 03:54 PM

33. Bingo.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:22 PM

31. Guess who is head of the CIA now?

I wonder if that is why this crap is coming out.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 04:52 PM

39. Haven't we seen this show before?

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:05 PM

40. pffff another lie to "justifie" a war.

Please tell your goverment, that the citizens here in Europe are sick of all those stupid lies from the US goverment, and it "Intelligence" agenties.

The goverment of the US wants to go to war again and kill many inocent people with there apatchies and toys, wel do it if you have such a need for genocide, but for god sake stop those stupit lies that every child can see threu, it is an insult to the intelegents of humanity to produce that kind of stupit lies. We know that there is only one REAL terrorist, and that is the US goverment. If there comes an terroristic attack, we know it was the US goverment who did it again. Iran is a trading country who is not intrested in wars or nucliar weapons, so dont bullshit us please.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:02 PM

46. EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!!111one

OK, now that you've had your Two Minutes Hate, go back to bed, America.

Your government has everything under control.

Here. Here's the new Beavis and Butthead! Watch this! Shut up! Watch these dumbfucks bang their heads together and thank God you live in the Land of Freedom!

YOU ARE FREE!!! TO DO WHAT WE TELL YOU!!!

(with a shoutout to Bill Hicks...)

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:41 PM

47. FYI...This report is making the rounds on the network evening news broadcast. I'm listening to

Andrea Mitchell on NBC as I type. Arrrrrgggg...

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