Okay, let me see if I've got this straight. I've edited this a couple times as I learn more.
Eric Holder (the AG) announced the other day that the Iranian government was plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US. The suspects are Manssor Arbabsiar, a used-car salesman who is a naturalized US citizen, and Gholam Shakuri, said to be an Iran-based Quds Force operative.
Somehow they convinced this Arbabsiar to arrange and pay for a hit on the Saudi ambassador to the US, and so he goes to Mexico to hire a drug gang to do it. And his contact in the drug gang just happens to be a DEA agent. Arbabsiar supposedly wired $100,000 to Mexico from New York to pay for the hit.
So, if the Quds Force (Iran's Revolutionary Guard) was involved, don't you think that the Quds Force would know that any transaction over $10,000 is reported to the Feds? Or at least this used car salesman, who is a businessman and has been in the US for 15 years, might have heard something to that effect? This is very sloppy work for the Quds Force. They're kind of like the Iranian CIA. And mostly they're involved in the Middle East. Here's a Wiki about them.
Another late revelation is that Arbabsiar opposes the Iranian regime. Why would someone who OPPOSES this regime, who probably moved here to get away from it, do any favors for it? The suspect has been around 15 years a successful used car salesman in Texas. He also has a fraud conviction against him. I just don't see this guy wanting any more trouble. I also don't see the Quds Force getting this guy to do anything for them.
Fox News says they have an inside investigator with a security clearance. This guy can't find any evidence to support this claim of Holder. The Americans are basing their case on some phone conversation Arbabsiar had with his cousin.
Arbabsiar has been in custody since September but the FBI has "lost" its record of interrogating him, according to Prison Planet. What?!
This is just too convenient - it gives Holder a smokescreen for Operation Fast and Furious because of the Mexicans, and it gives the US and Israel an excuse to get belligerent with Iran. It's also rather flimsy.