If the reports are accurate, Iran just escalated its offensive against America tenfold by targeting diplomatic personnel and facilities in Washington, DC. No longer content with existential threats against America and killing our soldiers in Iraq, Tehran's Islamo-Nazi regime just upped the ante.
FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States" tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today.
The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the U.S. officials.
...U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in an announcement today that the plan was "conceived, sponsored and was directed from Iran" by a faction of the government and called it a "flagrant" violation of U.S. and international law... "The U.S. is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions," Holder said.
Senior Obama administration officials said the U.S. currently does not have any information indicating that either Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad necessarily knew about the assassination plot and said the U.S. will pursue a path of response that would not include the possibility of an armed conflict with Iran.
Yes, you read that right: the Obama administration immediately ruled out the possibility of a military response.
That a foreign government would plot to kill a foreign leader on American soil could be seen as an act of war, but Obama administration officials say the path the U.S. government will purse will align with American interests – and a military response and possible armed conflict with a third Muslim nation would not be part of that.
So if I understand SmartPower™, it's basically to cower and tell your enemies that you won't retaliate.
Once again, the Democrat Party lives up to its longstanding nickname -- The Party of Weakness.
After all, President Bowsalot doesn't exactly strike an intimidating figure on the world stage.
Thought experiment: would the Mullahs have tried this gambit during a Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush presidency? I think we all know the answer to that question.
Because nothing strikes fear into terrorists like the thought of Eric Holder reading them their Miranda Rights.
Hat tip: Memeorandum.