I’m not entering into any kind of conspiracy theories here. I just want to make a note of something. I’ve read several articles about the weird plot by a couple of Iranians to hire members of a Mexican drug cartel to blow up the Saudi ambassador to the United States in a Georgetown restaurant (including this one). And in none of these articles has anyone made even the slightest effort to explain why the Iranians are so angry with the Saudi ambassador. Is it personal? Did Amb. Adel Al-Jubeir do something that particularly displeased some important Iranians? Or is he just an innocent bystander in a dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran? Is it even about Saudi Arabia? Or is it more about carrying out an attack on U.S. soil?

I’m not saying that I don’t believe our government’s story. I neither believe it nor disbelieve it. I know too well that the intelligence game is played above my level. It could be true. It might not be. I’m more interested in why no one asks the obvious questions. I mean, what’s the motivation?

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