Skip to comments.Top Iranian Cleric Warns US Not to Designate Guards as Terrorists
Posted on 08/17/2007 8:46:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
|Iranian revolutionary guard (file photo)|
In Friday's sermon, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said "fugitive counter-revolutionaries" were pushing the United States into a confrontation that would prove to be what he called a "quagmire" with no exit.
He said that if the United States labeled the Guards a terrorist organization, it would be a matter of pride.
The conservative cleric is a member of the Assembly of Experts, which selects Iran's supreme leader.
This week, U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told news agencies the Bush Administration may soon designate the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.
Washington has accused Iran of arming insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If the United States declares the Guards to be a terrorist group, it would cut off the group from the U.S. financial system and restrict the movement of its leaders. The United States has never taken such a step against the armed forces of a sovereign country.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had caused international controversy over his anti-Israeli remarks and his hard-line stance in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
In remarks this week, another senior Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Sharoudi, criticized President Ahmadinejad after he unexpectedly replaced Iran's oil and industry ministers. Sharoudi, who is Iran's judiciary chief, said changing managers and ministers would not improve anything. Mr. Ahmadinejad has been facing internal criticism for his management of the economy and high inflation.
Wow..wonder where he got that from..I wonder if the dems ever truly understand the aid and comfort they give our enemies..or their hatred of anything Bush truly clouds their minds..
What are they going to do about it? Start smuggling in IED’s?
These guys are really very funny. They don’t want us to call a “military” unit terrorists. However, they call us the “Great Satan” or is it the “Lesser Satan.” I get confused by their rhetoric at times.
I think labeling them thugs as terrorists is a good idea. It will squeze them hard and hurt the people. The majority in that country don’t like the oppressive islamic theocracy that exists and this would push them harder to overthrow it.
I think it is a deliberate attempt to enlist help from Oboomba....and Kutsy Kucinich.....
Hey, Khatami, beisse mich!
You sure beat me to that one. These guys are terrorists, we caught one of them red-handed today, and it's high time we called a spade a FReepin' shovel. I really care about some diaper-headed mullah's feelings. You betcha.
I a tolla, "I'm..a..mad..cat" ...ta. ....me!
Boo Hoo, now that the chips are about to fall, the warnings start.
Remember the warnings from Saddam WhoseInsane, and quite deed now, prior to US troops landing in Kuwait?
The same Saddam who said that Iraq would run red with the blood of Americans?
We need to listen to those warnings, because those warnings are proportionately louder as the Mullahs feel the icey cold hand of the USA beginning to encircle their cojones! The louder they squeel , the harder we should squeeze!
What really irks this cleric is that President Bush can make the declaration, based on proof and fact, without getting ANY support from Americas diploditto, moonbat liberal socialist democrap politicians in Congress. He can do iot without ANY legislation, and release an army of covert adversaries against Iran. This is so very cool!
That means that Bush will easily win the political battle at home, indeed has already won it, so it is the council of Mullahs which has lost its support in the halls of power in the USA. THey have had the end run pulled on them again, by a president who is supposed to be "stupid" according to these very same moonbats.
Atta Go president Bush, you have the Iranians whining , so finish the job already! Declase Irans Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist Organization ( they are far more than that, they are the modern equivalent of Hitlers Waffen SS, and a whole lot more, with business functions internationally)
Hillery Clinton ( the Beast) cannot ride to Iran's rescue.
Let's can the Iranians, let's just get on with it!
You know Bush is 100% on the right path, when the Crimes Against Humanity mad mullahs start bellyaching.
Words mean sonething, MockMud Ihaveatinywad!!
I love to think. The harder the better. But this issue doesn't need it. You said it brilliantly Bill, as always.
Thanks wasn’t aware of that....
He should micturate on a length of hemp..
Yes sir, we’ll be sure to try and follow this clerks advise...
I think it’s time to begin ICBM practice on the nation of Iran
They are a terrorist group!
So there...What are ya going to do about it numbnuts!
Not you Ernest, hehehe, I was talking to the islamo-facsist smelly person there...
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