Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bush administration "labels" Iranian Military "terrorists"..after years of calling them terrorists

The Bush administration is moving towards 'blacklisting Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corp as a terrorist organization. Apparently they have been labeled a "specially designated global terrorist" group. This designation, created after 9/11, allows the United States to "cut off" designees from US financial markets and freeze their assets.
"The designation of the Revolutionary Guard will be made under Executive Order 13224, which President Bush signed two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to obstruct terrorist funding. It authorizes the United States to identify individuals, businesses, charities and extremist groups engaged in terrorist activities." Robin Wright, Washington Post
What? We hadn't done this yet? We've been fighting this war of terror for 6 years and we are just now getting around to "cutting" Iran off. 6 years later and they finally received the label. The administration has been declaring Iran the number 1 threat for years. This sounds preposterous. Why haven't we done this earlier...say..when Bush gave his theatrical "Axis of Evil" State of the Union speech in 2002. Wouldn't that have been a better time to block their access to declare their military as a "terrorist" organization.

Interesting. The sovereign nation state of Iran is part of the "Axis of Evil", yet their military..their elite military corps..was not "officially" a terrorist group. They were able to continue to support themselves through US investments...what? This sounds suspicious. Especially with Cheney urging 'w' to give the green light to attack Iran last week. Is this what Cheney meant on March 7, 2006 in his speech to AIPAC. Are these the 'meaningful consequences' his was threatening? or is it the bombs they're planning to drop on them. video flashback 2006 interview
"The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences. (Applause.) For our part, the United States is keeping all options on the table in addressing the irresponsible conduct of the regime. (Applause.) And we join other nations in sending that regime a clear message: We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon." full transcript
"One of the main reasons that I asked [U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan] Crocker to meet with Iranians inside Iraq was to send the message that there will be consequences for people transporting, delivering EFPs, highly sophisticated IEDs [improvised explosive devices] that kill Americans in Iraq....when we catch you [Iran]playing a non-constructive role [in Iraq] there will be a price to pay." Bush, August 10th press conference
I say it again...Can you not hear the drumbeat? These guys want Iran...they are dead set on their game plan. They've been saying it for looks to be their time

Same Players. Different Scandal.

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