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Ein iranischer Anschlag in den USA – geplant von einem Messie?

Von 13. Oktober 2011 um 12:09 Uhr

Ich hoffe wirklich inständig, dass Juan Cole nicht Recht hat mit seiner Vermutung, dass der angebliche iranische Plot zur Ermordung eines saudischen Diplomaten in den USA ein Hoax ist.

Wenn der Iran aber wirklich auf solche Verschwörer angewiesen sein sollte, wenn die gefürchteten Quds-Brigaden also tatsächlich mit solchen Losern zusammen arbeiten müssten, wäre das allerdings irgendwie auch beruhigend.

Aber so vieles an dem Hauptverschwörer Arbabsiar erscheint unglaubwürdig, dass es wirklich haarsträubend ist zu denken, dass die Achse des Bösen auf so einen zurückgreifen sollte.

Juan Cole:

I personally do not understand how the corporate media in the US can report the following things about Manssor Arbabsiar and then go on to repeat with a straight face the US government charges that he was part of a high-level Iranian government assassination plot.

It seems pretty obvious that Arbabsiar is very possibly clinically insane.

Here are the top 10 reasons that he cannot be Iran’s answer to 007:

10. Arbabsiar was known in Corpus Christi, Texas, “for being almost comically absent-minded”

9. Possibly as a result of a knife attack in 1982, he suffered from bad short-term memory

8. He was always losing his cell phone

7. He was always misplacing his keys

6. He was always forgetting his briefcase and documents in stores

5. He “was just not organized,” a former business partner remarked

4. As part owner of a used car dealership, he was always losing title deeds to the vehicles

3. Arbabsiar, far from a fundamentalist Shiite Muslim, may have been an alcoholic; his nickname is “Jack” because of his fondness for Jack Daniels whiskey

2. Arbabsiar used to not only drink to excess, but also used pot and went with prostitutes. He once talked loudly in a restaurant about going back to Iran, where he could have an Iranian girl for only $50. He was rude and was thrown out of some establishments.

1. All of his businesses failed one after another

The downward trajectory of Arbabsiar’s life, with his recent loss of his mortgage, all his businesses, and his second wife, along with his obvious cognitive defect, suggests to me that he may have been descending into madness.

I hypothesized yesterday that Arbabsiar and his cousin Gholam Shakuri might have been part of an Iranian drug gang. But after these details have emerged about the former, I don’t think he could even have done that. Indeed, I have now come to view the entire story as a fantasy.

That a monumental screw-up like Arbabsiar could have thought he was a government secret agent is perfectly plausible. I’m sure he thought all kinds of things. But that he was actually one is simply not believable.

OK, Qasim Soleimani, the head of the Qods Brigade special operation forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, may not be a nice man. But he is such a competent man that US officials in Iraq widely believed that he repeatedly outmaneuvered and defeated them there.

The allegation that Soleimani was running a hard-drinking incompetent with no memory and no sense of organization like Arbabsiar on the most delicate and dangerous terrorist mission ever attempted by the Islamic Republic of Iran is falling down funny.

Leser-Kommentare
  1. 1.

    Demnächst in einem Kino in Ihrer Nähe…

    • 13. Oktober 2011 um 17:52 Uhr
    • Miriam G.
  2. 2.

    Here are the top 10 reasons that he cannot be Iran’s answer to 007:…

    Blödsinn. Eine bessere Tarnung gabs noch nie.Da bewegt sich der Mann wie ein typischer Durchschnittsamerikaner völlig unauffällig durchs Leben und hier wird von 007 gefaselt.

    • 13. Oktober 2011 um 18:45 Uhr
    • riccardo
  3. 3.

    Wohlgemerkt, der iranische Staatsapparat hat bis in die 90er-Jahre hinein unliebsame Personen auch im westlichen Ausland ermorden lassen. Insofern wäre der zugegebenermaßen bizarr wirkende Plot keine Premiere.

    Aus dem kollektiven politischen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik weitgehend verschwunden ist das Mykonos-Attentat:

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykonos-Attentat

    • 13. Oktober 2011 um 18:49 Uhr
    • N. Neumann
  4. 4.

    @ N. Neumann: Eben weil ich gerade ein Buch über das Attentat lese (Muderers of the Turqoise Palace), kann ich das einfach nicht glauben. Es ergibt einfach keinen Sinn. Wenn es alles so stimmt, warum sollte man dann vor den Quds-Brigaden Angst haben – bei dem Dilletantismus?

    • 13. Oktober 2011 um 19:16 Uhr
    • Jörg Lau
  5. 5.

    das ist doch eine sehr gute grund für verkauf von paar millarden von schrott aufrüstung an die dumme araber sonst nicht!!!

    • 13. Oktober 2011 um 19:29 Uhr
    • kayvan
  6. 6.

    @Jörg Lau

    Man nimmt, was es gibt. Die Selbstmordattentäter, die was taugen, sind tot. ;-)

    • 13. Oktober 2011 um 19:53 Uhr
    • FreeSpeech
  7. 7.

    Iran Orders Attacks on Saudi Interests Worldwide

    The Iranian leaders, furious over the Saudi intervention in Bahrain and what they call crimes against the Shiites of that country, have openly created centers to recruit volunteers for suicide bombings against Saudi Arabia’s interests worldwide:

    Several grand ayatollahs in Iran have issued a fatwa for Muslims to come to the aid of their Shiite brothers in Bahrain, who they claim are suffering horrific crimes from their government in collaboration with the Saudi armed forces. They further emphasized that the people of Bahrain have every right to demand freedom and their fair share from the state.

    Shia-News, a site associated with Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi (a hard-line Shiite Twelver and an influential figure in the suppression of Iranians during their uprising to protest the fraudulent presidential election of 2009), is registering volunteers to participate in suicide bombings against Saudi interests around the world. Hundreds have already registered. Reports from inside Iran indicate that an alert has gone out to the Revolutionary Guards Quds forces throughout the world to prepare for attacks on Saudi establishments.

    http://www.bahrainviews.com/?p=2026

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    Zumindest die Amis haben es gerafft, man zündet einfach die Lunte im Nahen Osten, lehnt sich zurück und sieht zu wie sich die Islamos die Köpfe einschlagen, dem Westen dabei das Öl-Geld für Waffenkäufe zurückgeben und die Arbeitslosigkeit bekämpfen.

    • 14. Oktober 2011 um 00:07 Uhr
    • PBUH
  8. 8.

    Die Deutschen sind voll blöd, dass sie PUPS nicht zum Wirtschaftsminister machen.

    • 14. Oktober 2011 um 00:16 Uhr
    • N. Neumann
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