Iran weighing plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa

| September 15, 2020 | 18 Comments


Baghdad Airport, Post-Strike

Today’s remarkably bad idea is brought to us by The Islamic Republic, which is looking to avenge the death of Qassem Soleimani, officials said. The head of Iranian military operations in the Middle East, and the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force was killed by a US air strike in Iraq.

He was killed at Baghdad airport, along with other Iran-backed militia figures,  in a strike ordered by US President Donald Trump.

AMF.

The Islamic Republic is still looking to avenge the death of Qassem Soleimani

By NAHAL TOOSI and NATASHA BERTRAND

The Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa, U.S. intelligence reports say, according to a U.S. government official familiar with the issue and another official who has seen the intelligence.

News of the plot comes as Iran continues to seek ways to retaliate for President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a powerful Iranian general earlier this year, the officials said. If carried out, it could dramatically ratchet up already serious tensions between the U.S. and Iran and create enormous pressure on Trump to strike back — possibly in the middle of a tense election season.

U.S. officials have been aware of a general threat against the ambassador, Lana Marks, since the spring, the officials said. But the intelligence about the threat to the ambassador has become more specific in recent weeks. The Iranian Embassy in Pretoria is involved in the plot, the U.S. government official said.

Still, attacking Marks is one of several options U.S. officials believe Iran’s regime is considering for retaliation since the general, Qassem Soleimani, was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike in January. At the time, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. killed Soleimani to reestablish deterrence against Iran.

Read the rest of the article here: Politico

The Mad Mullahs spewed the usual rhetoric after Soleimani met his end in Iraq, which is to be expected. To even threaten to target a US Ambassador in a revenge attack smacks of desperation on their part, and certainly will not end well.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Iran, Trump!

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  1. penguinman000 says:

    What? The peace loving theocracy of Iran would never take hostages, get their ambassador booted from Albania for terrorism related shenanigans and booted from Bahrain for running a bomb factory, bomb an Israeli diplomat in India, or bomb a Marine barracks.

    • Berliner says:

      Not only that, the Ambassador is a woman. Per wikipedia “Lana J. Marks (born November 18, 1953) is a South African-born American handbag designer who founded the eponymous fashion brand Lana Marks. She speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans”

  2. All of a sudden I want to order salami on rye, a bag of hand cut steak french fries and a Dr. Browns cream soda from the Lido Deli up north in Long Beach Long Island and have it Fed eXed down to Florida.

  3. 2banana says:

    I see the entire Iranian navy at the bottom of the Gulf.

    Every fighter and bomber destroyed.

    No fly zone enforced.

    And an arming of resistance groups inside Iran.

    You want to play goat f**kers…?

    Game on.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      ^THIS^ Testify 2b. I have eggxactly 0 phuques to give for this dumbazz Genr’l that got his damn fool azz kilt. DaHell was an Iranian Gnrl doing at an Iraqi Airport anyhow? Trying to get kilt? Mission accomplished… Dumbazz.

      I would venture to say that an attack on one of our embassies under the current administration would turn out a little differently from the last attack on one of our embassies.

      Bring it…Bitches!

  4. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    If they had been trying to whack a US General, it could be seen as a reprisal-in-kind.

    But planning a hit on a US diplomat? That is radioactive stupid. Actually making the attempt should have seriously regime-lethal consequences.

    Why on earth would they think we would allow a hit on a US diplomat?

    Oh. Right. They think a Dem will be president in four months. Aha.

  5. Roh-Dog says:

    Dear Murderous Mullahs, The USAF will be more than happy to deliver a Flying Ginsu to your location, 30 minutes or the next one’s free!
    Keep playing stupid games.

  6. The Stranger says:

    Assassinate a diplomat? Yeah, that’ll work out really well.

  7. Sparks says:

    Well, we’re just tickled to hear you Iranians say that. Gives us more target practice and training.

    If Qassem Soleimani had wanted to be alive today, he should have stayed in Iran instead of exporting his shit to Iraq.

  8. Slow Joe says:

    Why is this in the media?

    If Iran is planning an attack on one of our ambassadors, why are we telling Iran that we know?

    Is some swamp critter trying to burn our sources inside Iran or trying to warn Iran about the reach of our sigint capabilities?

    This smells like soy boy tofu.

  9. NHSparky says:

    Apparently Iran is not familiar with the phrase, “Anytime you feel groggy, hop on up!”

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