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Santorum Warns Of ‘Weekly Or Monthly’ Assassination Plots In U.S. If Iran Gets Nuke

By Ben Armbruster and Scott Keyes  

"Santorum Warns Of ‘Weekly Or Monthly’ Assassination Plots In U.S. If Iran Gets Nuke"

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During a speech at a diner in Bell Plaine, Iowa yesterday, GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum offered a bizarre rationale for preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. The former Pennsylvania senator said if the United States doesn’t succeed, Iranian assassination plots, similar to the alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador, “will be a weekly or monthly occurrence.” “They will be an aggressive disruptor of Western civilization because that’s what they believe is their mission,” Santorum said. Watch the video:

ThinkProgress filed this report from Bell Plaine, Iowa.

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