Saturday, August 18, 2007

Iranian guard cont.

This article in the Lexington Herald-Leader affirms and extends the increasingly widespread negative reaction to the US considerations to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the elite military force that serves as the guardian of Iran's Islamic state, as a foreign terrorist organization.

Bush's treatment of Iran irks U.S. allies
As President Bush escalates the United States' confrontation with Iran across a broad front, U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East are growing worried that the steps will achieve little, but will undercut diplomacy and increase the chances of war.
The more horrifying news in this article is that this push to call Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization represents Rice's efforts to effort to blunt arguments by Vice President Dick Cheney and his allies for air strikes on Iran!!
The Revolutionary Guard would be the first military unit of a sovereign government ever placed on the department's list of terrorist organizations.

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