Thursday, May 08, 2008

Now Iran is also threat in Latin America, according to U.S. State Department

Well lets just ratchet up the ol' rhetoric because the American public doesn't have sufficient bloodlust for Iran yet to accept an attack. Do so even if you need to go to the ol' time machine and mention 1990.

Is this an attempt to paint a second coming of the Cuban missile crisis? Probably.
Isolated Iran sees Latin America as a place to push back US influence, from which it could maintain a terrorist threat against the United States in the event of a conflict, a senior US official warned Wednesday.

Iran views Latin America as a chance to break out of some of its international isolation and defy Washington's major power status in its back yard, State Department official Thomas Shannon said in Washington.

"It's a way to push back on us," Shannon told a conference bringing together cabinet ministers and other officials from North and South America to promote greater economic integration.

Shannon, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, said it also posed a threat there as he repeated charges that Iran was behind bombings against Israeli and Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the 1990s.

Iran denies any links. [emphasis mine, but there is plenty in original]

Note: Headline links to source.

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