Report: Iran Willing To Attack On American Soil...

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    Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds.


    U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday.

    Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said in prepared testimony that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington that was uncovered last year reflects an aggressive new willingness within the upper ranks of the Islamist republic to authorize attacks against the United States.

    That plot “shows that some Iranian officials — probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime,” Clapper said in the testimony, which was submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee in advance of a threat assessment hearing Tuesday. “We are also concerned about Iranian plotting against U.S. or allied interests overseas.”

    The assessment signals a potentially dire new direction in the adversarial relationship between the United States and Iran, at a time when there are indications that a covert campaign is already underway to thwart Iran’s alleged ambition to develop a nuclear weapon.

    Clapper’s warning about Iran was delivered as part of the U.S. intelligence community’s annual overview of the nation’s most serious national security concerns. As the hearing got underway, Clapper signaled that the United States is seeking to avoid a violent confrontation with Iran, instead pushing for more and more sanctions while also monitoring the possibility of a preemptive strike by Israel.

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    With what?

    Are they going to row canoes into the Potomac River and throw rocks at the white house?
     
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    Don't bother the liberals like this. The snow globes they seem to live in are perfectly calm if you don't bother them with facts.
     
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    Because Iranian visitors or immigrants couldn't possibly make ied's in our country? Or fertilizer bombs or any other such destructive devices?
     
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    Bring it Iran !!!! I would love to see your Navy depart International Waters and enter American Waters - in and around Norfolk would be fine - and be VAPORIZED in about 10 minutes.
     
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    Never said they couldn't. I'm talking about the Iranian military.:cool:
     
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    well... I guess they theoretically could... We'd have to pave the way for them with our Navy so the Pirates of Somalia don't get them, then they'd have to steam their outdated Naval Vessels out of the Persian Gulf, into the Gulf of Aden, through the Suez Canal, through the Mediterranean. and across the Atlantic.....without us knowing about it.

    Domestic Terrorists? Yep... it's possible.
     
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    Ahh, my mistake.

    Their military certainly poses no threat but neither did Afghanistans.
     
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    I'm thinking about moving to Norfolk. Heard it's nice out there with good schools.

    I'd love to live out there, but I have an insane fear of tsunamis as ridiculous as that sounds. I've had dreams since I was younger of me standing on a beach and watching a massive wall of water come toward me.

    If I don't go to Norfolk though, my next choice is Charlotte.
     
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    Well, you know, they do have those flying boats.
     

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