Terror Plot Suspect thought D.E.A informant was a Zeta cartel member

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Terror Plot Suspect thought D.E.A informant was a Zeta cartel member

AztecWarrior13
http://news.yahoo.com/u-says-iran-tied-terror-plot-washington-d-145047487.html

from Yahoo news:

Alleged Terror Plotter Claims He Was 'Directed By High-Ranking' Iranian Officials
The new case, called Operation Red Coalition, began in May when an Iranian-American from Corpus Christi, Texas, approached a DEA informant seeking the help of a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, according to counter-terrorism officials.
The Iranian-American thought he was dealing with a member of the feared Zetas Mexican drug organization, according to agents.

The DEA office in Houston brought in FBI agents as the international terror implications of the case became apparent.
The Iranian-American, identified by federal officials as Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, reportedly claimed he was being "directed by high-ranking members of the Iranian government," including a cousin who was "a member of the Iranian army but did not wear a uniform," according to a person briefed on the details of the case. Counter-terrorism officials said they believe the cousin may be part of the special operations unit of the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force.
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Jack S. Shaw
For 1.5 million I'd kill any rag head he wants.  Haha.

Man the zetas would have killed the guys whole family for a pack of cigarettes.  
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Havana
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borderreporter Michel Marizco
Before panic ensues, let's be clear: The two men charged in a hit attempt on Saudi amb. TRIED to find a Zeta hitman. They failed to do so.


borderreporter Michel Marizco
Iranian would-be assassins met with a DEA snitch, not with the Zeta Cartel. Anticipate this context to be ignored in some news reporting.
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Pinchegringo
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Jack S. Shaw wrote
For 1.5 million I'd kill any rag head he wants.  Haha.

Man the zetas would have killed the guys whole family for a pack of cigarettes.
Or less!
jp
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jp
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I question the timing on the release of the story. ... just hours before Holder gets subpoena from Issa.

Why would the Iranians be looking to find cartel members in the Eastern USA
instead of Mexico? And why would a fully capable terrorist nation with professional assasins just begging to strike the great satan farm out such an operation?

It just don't add up for me.
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dario
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Can we please exterminate Los Ratas now?