Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Edwards Calls Iranian Revolutionary Guard a "Military Unit," Not a Terrorist Group!


During Monday's Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate, John Edwards sharply attacked Senator Hillary Clinton for her Senate vote in favor of designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group. Edwards claimed that attaching the label of "terrorist group" to a "military unit" (his words) amounted to a declaration of war against Iran.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard certainly is a military unit, among other things. It also functions as a religious and political police force, brutally suppressing political opposition to the mullahs' authoritarian regime.

And neither of those functions excludes another role of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard--as a terrorist organization. A photo of some of its handiwork appears above. As noted on this website, Argentina has indicted leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard for the planning and execution of the July 18, 1994 bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, which took the lives of 85 persons and injured some 200 others. Less than a month ago, on November 7, Interpol added the names of those Iranian Revolutionary Guard leaders to its most wanted list.

Does Edwards view the bombing of the Jewish Community Center to have been a legitimate military operation? If this "military unit" isn't a terrorist organization, what further outrage would it have to commit to become one? Mr. Edwards, I will not forget and I will not forgive your remarks.

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