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October 14th, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Why Iran may have wanted ambassador dead

CNN's Brian Todd reports on possible motivations Iran might have had for an alleged plot against a Saudi ambassador.

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  1. Shiva

    Saudis do not like Iranians, Saudis are Muslim Sunni and Iranians are Muslim Shia, even when you go to Saudi Arabia as a Muslim Iranian for HAJJ they treat Iranians with no respect, why?? Because Iran is one of the oldest cultures in the world and in the Middle East. Countries like Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria in the region are rich in culture and history, what Saudis have??? Oil and HAJJ. They love to create scenarios against Iran, they’re scared of Iran and who knows maybe they feed also Hezbollah and pay news stations to stir things up. Economy is bad enough every where around the world, the ethic in channeling real news is gone, look at Wall Street Journal, I canceled my subscription after the European leak…you have to be careful not to label any country and look in to stuff on your own, look at Casey Anthony, a local case that so many people still think that she did it, but she is free and out, so think about it again, how can you label and truly say what’s going on in other parts of the world without even being there???!!! And the interesting part about Saudi Arabia news is, the government of SA didn’t comment on the terrorist/attack issue!!!! So the US should not really comment on it, I don’t know why the US government love to distract itself from real issues, jobs at home, ECONOMY ECONOMY…AND China…

    October 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  2. Mycroft Lake Travis

    Possibly, Iran remembers that 15 of the 19 , 9/11/2001 Hijackers were Saudi Arabian Sunni's and quite possibly in some way are responsible for some of the blame for current events that leave Iran in the USA's sights for yet another war. Maybe Iran figures they best they can do is target some of the real enemies of USA , in hope to save their country from another USA-Big Oil / Saudi Masquerade to go invade a country just to take control of of their Oil , like they did in Iraq. This may seem like nonsense to most, but on must remember the complete nonsense and total fabrication of lies imposed upon use by Bush Administration to lead us into war with Iraq. Other than that Jack, I'm hard pressed on this one, because we really can't believe anyone anymore, with any certainty, plus the average Joe isn't privy to any real facts. So we can only speculate.

    October 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  3. Shiva

    With all due respect to Senator McCain, sir, the reason that you didn’t win was Sarah P.!!! Your foreign policy and the comments that you made today about Iran shows that you have either no idea about the Middle East or you want to create a new scenario and go after Iran!!!! Please stop talking about Nuclear Iran!!! Look at Pakistan, 170 million Muslims, the government of Pakistan hides Osama inside the country and guess what, they already have nuclear weapon!!! AND let’s talk about Saudi Arabia, 3000 people died in twin towers in one day, and were the terrorists Iranians??? NO, Saudis, where did Osama Bin Laden come from??? Iran??? NO, SAUDI ARABIA. Do you guys really think that your audience is stupid??? Ahmadinejad is a horrible man, Iran is a dictatorship, all these stupid sanctions that you pass on a daily basis against Iran do nothing to the government, with evil China and Russia in the house, the US and its ridicules sanctions against Iran…Iranians will suffer more inside and outside the country. And how come you don’t do any news coverage on the former president of Saderat Bank who flee with $3 billion and lives a luxury life in Toronto, CANADA. How come the governments of western countries issue residency to these governmental people?? Because they bring money…80 thousand Jewish Iranians still do live in Iran, Saudis are the ones who do hate Israelis and western countries and have no respect for western cultures, they think westerners are filthy, women can NOT even vote in Saudi Arabia, they can not drive a car and you CNN and politicians paint they’re country so nice and democratic!!! Because they’re oil rich…RIDICULES!!!

    October 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  4. 424DELL

    I am so sure that you guys can google just as well as I. If not, Pls search Iran Hezbolla Mexico.... This activity was documented by Fox early in the year..... So why all the bluster about the factual nature of the statements?

    October 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  5. Jim Thomas

    Lets put the guys that have been caught in front of a firing squad now.Maybe that will show the world you do not screw with the USA.Jim Thomas Phx. Az.

    October 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  6. Rich

    While these are all good theories there is absolutely no proof that any of the named people or parties did anything to anyone. This is only perception and we need to be very, very careful with perception because it isn't necessarily fact.

    Anyone could have ordered the hit on the ambassador for any number of reasons right, wrong or otherwise. We just don't know for sure and until we do we should remain as neutral as possible or we ourselves will be perceived as the threat.

    October 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm |

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