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Originally posted by chaeone86
Also, reports suggest there are 200,000 firearms missing,
The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington to target the group's business operations and finances.
Originally posted by damagemouse
Interesting breaking story re: Iran - www.washingtonpost.com...
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. The Revolutionary Guard would be the first national military branch included on the list, U.S. officials said -- a highly unusual move because it is part of a government, rather than a typical non-state terrorist organization.
The order allows the United States to block the assets of terrorists and to disrupt operations by foreign businesses that "provide support, services or assistance to, or otherwise associate with, terrorists."
Originally posted by Torturer
This would seem to suggest a staged incident where terrorists of Iranian origin are caught red handed in Europe with a nuclear device of some kind. Just framing up a terrorist group supported by Iran caught with a nuke on British, or an allied countries soil would be enough to warrant invasion and use of nukes, would it not?
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Is there a thread on ATS regarding REAL and CONSTRUCTIVE action any citizen can take to initiate change? Do we need to start one? Regardless, I love this thread!
Originally posted by pjslug
Bush's plan all along was to go after Iran. What I don't understand is why he didn't just do that from the beginning?[edit on 8/15/2007 by pjslug]