We are being told that an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US has been uncovered. In support of this story, 2 Iranian men have been named and one is in custody supplying details to US authorities. "It reads like something out of Hollywood", one American spokesman has said. That's more or less what I was thinking too when I first heard about it. America has previously wheeled forward Cuban exiles with fabricated stories about the Castro government, as well as dabbling in other dark arts. Iran, by the way, firmly denies being guilty of such a plot, and pretty much calls the whole thing a set-up. For some time now America has been itching to get at Iran, and it's no secret that the 2 countries have little respect for each other. So this seems like manna from heaven for the US in terms of creating a go-gettem initiative. But is the story true? There are many examples of set-ups and spreading disinformation in relation to the CIA over the years. One was way back in the 70s, when it forged a document purporting to reveal a leftist plot to murder Chilean military leaders. That little effort got rid of the Allende government, which was considered unfavourable to American interests. A more recent example would be the disinformation spread out regarding Saddam's non-existent weapons of mass destruction. The Saudi assassination story to me looks iffy at this stage. What could Iran gain by blowing up the Saudi ambassador? Blow up Hillary Clinton, yes. She proclaimed in public a while back that if Iran threatened Israel then the US would 'obliterate' it. The violent track-record around the globe lies with America, not Iran.