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OJ's announcement of the foiled Iranian terror plot on the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US.
Comes at a time as we were just discussing when Eric Holder has been subpoenaed for -- -- fast and furious operation.
A scandalous event that put US firearms.
Military grade weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
So what can we make of all this -- big picture analysis we also turned to former CIA operative and chief of the bin Laden unit.
Michael Short Michael it's always a pleasure.
Welcome back to freedom watch thank you Joan but why would we.
Why do you think the attorney general is hyping this so called.
Threat from Iran why do you think it was announced one that was announced that does any of this make sense to you.
Well I think first of all ms.
Miller's description of the operation is is correct it's a like a Marx Brothers movie but without The Marx Brothers just some dummies they they recruit from the street.
I think -- one thing that you need to keep in mind is that the performance of the FBI and DOJ in the area of terrorism has been pretty pathetic over the past couple years.
They may have jumped at something because it gave an in periods of I've actually being successful.
But really if it turns out to be just another -- judge.
This is another another.
Counterterrorism operation at the end of the day that words somebody into running it apparently.
-- at this all right this is basically.
Eight claimed by the federal government.
That a protected us from harm that was never really there -- never really threatening us to Begin with but well -- it has that it has that added twist Michael.
Of involving the the government of Iran so let me ask you this who.
Would want to create the impression.
That we need to engage in military activity which a lot of the neo cons demanded be before the ink was even dry on this criminal complaint.
The only people that would benefit from that would be the Israelis and the saudis.
And I think if I was looking at -- counterintelligence.
Operation to decide where this information come came from.
I'd be very interested in see if I could find and is really pandora's Saudi -- Because in the long run judge both Israel and Saudi Arabia Arabia are much more dangerous enemies to the United States -- the Iraq means our.
He -- and there are third rate military power that we could handle very easily.
But you know that that congress is crazy for war with -- listen to senator Graham and Senator McCain and Joseph Lieberman.
-- owned by the Israelis the saudis are very influential.
So when you look at these kind of things you'd have to ask who would benefit from the war.
The Israelis and the saudis would love to see our money and our young men and women being killed the fight they're enemies.
In Iraq -- you have engaged professionally and counterintelligence.
To enhance the the security of the United States during much of of your adult life that will.
Tell me Michael could could this be a case.
In which the American government which the Justice Department was played like a fiddle by far and entities it thought it was running the case had thought it was in control of it but in reality these people that have that were involved were not under their control.
Or under the control someone who wanted to foment animosity between Iran.
And the United States.
I don't think it's impossible judge -- of course don't have the information to say that but.
When you look when you look at when you look at the bottom line who this benefits if it leads to military action against Iran.
It only benefits the Israelis and and Saudi Arabia.
And there are certain precedent for it we've already fought two wars against Iraq.
In favor of Israeli interest in Saudi interest so we're always being pushed -- to get our people killed.
For their interest so I think it could happen and another time why not got it Michael shorter it's a pleasure about how gloomy these things are that we talk about thanks for joining us thank you judge.
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