IRANIAN TERROR PLOT IN U.S. THWARTED BY FBI
Joel C. Rosenberg
(Washington, D.C., October 11, 2011) -- In a story that seems ripped from the pages of forthcoming novel, "The Tehran Initiative," ABC News is reporting on an Iranian terrorist plot against the United States foiled by the FBI. Full details on the blog. Thank God the FBI was able to thwart this Iranian plot to attack Americans, Arabs and Israelis in Washington, D.C. -- but imagine how much more serious this scenario would have been if Iran had nuclear weapons.
The GOP candidates should be pressed at the debate tonight: What would you do to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them? Would you seriously consider a U.S. preemptive strike against Iran, or support an Israeli first strike, if economic sanctions don't work? The American people have a right to know how we will be protected from the growing Iranian threat. President Obama also needs to be pressed to give the American people more details on how he is going to stop the Iranian threat, but the dangers are growing.
A new bipartisan poll by Democrat Pat Caddell and Republican John McLaughlin released last month found that 63% of Americans regard Iran as the top threat facing the U.S. (ahead of China and North Korea), and 80% believe if Iran gets nuclear weapons they will give them to terrorists to attack the U.S. and Israel.
This is precisely the point I'm trying to making in my forthcoming political thriller, "The Tehran Initative." The Iranian nuclear threat is growing, and Washington isn't doing nearly enough to protect us. The novel opens with an Iranian terrorist attack on American, Arab and Israeli leaders in the U.S.. The plot then leads to an American White House trying to pressure Israel not to launch a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. But while my novel is fiction, the premise is all too real at the moment