Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This morning the Washington Post tells us that the U.S. might " designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "'specially designated global terrorist' ..." Apparently this is one of new bureaucratic legal categories of official enemies -- does it mean that Iran's army are all "unlawful enemy combatants"?
I think we are in a period of test marketing. Cheney, the Neocons, various imperialists and Likidniks (I am not trying here to decode their various motivations) want the U.S. to attack Iran.
They ran out the imminent mushroom clouds for a while, but the Europeans and general fatigue with WMD threats seems to have momentarily stalled that.
They claimed Iran is arming the Iraqi insurgency -- except the sectarian situation in Iraq makes that un-credible (besides, it turns out they are arming the insurgency with those all those missing U.S. rifles.)
So now they claim Iran is exporting terrorism through an elite army unit.
While the Bush regime crumbles at home, should we expect the attack on Iran this fall or will it be winter? Whatever these guys are, they are gamblers.