Americans plotting against America
Police cruisers guard where a car bomb had been parked in Times Square in May 2010.
October 16th, 2011
06:00 AM ET

Americans plotting against America

By CNN's Ashley Fantz

This week the U.S. Justice Department accused an Iranian-American, who allegedly has ties to Iran's elite Quds Force, of attempting to hire a man he thought was a Mexican cartel hitman to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

Some question the plausibility of the circumstances that prosecutors have described involving Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old used-car salesman from Texas.

The alleged plot, if proven, would be but one of several terror schemes hatched by American citizens that were intended to occur on U.S. soil but were not carried out.

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