Oh boy. More Iranian drama:
The Iranian parliament on Saturday voted to designate the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army as terrorist organizations, IRNA, the country’s state-run news agency, reported.
Now, clearly the title of this piece is the first thing that should come to mind. Kettle or pot?
The parliament said it condemns the "aggressions by the U.S. Army, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan" and calls on the United Nations to "intervene in the global problem of U.S. prisons in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and secret jails in other countries," IRNA reported, quoting a statement from Iranian lawmakers.
I suppose this would be a slightly preposterous charge if the government making it were loving, working toward world peace — oh yeah, and allowing homosexuals to live without executionary finales, but we are all well aware of the nature of Iranian policies, so the charge becomes unbearably unsustainable — and laughable.
Washington and U.S. military leaders have long accused Iran of training and equipping insurgents in Iraq. The United States and Iran have not had formal diplomatic relations since 1980 after Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held Americans hostage for 444 days.
See everyone. It’s not all about Bush! He wasn’t in office in 1980, right? Just checking. Granted, I do think that establishing some sort of diplomatic measure would be helpful, but who knows how beneficial (considering how compliant Iran typically is).
I am simply in awe over Americans’ miseducation regarding Iran’s rogue government. Have we forgotten the capture of British servicemen or the arrest and detainment of of American citizens? Yes, wing-nuts, you’re right. George W. Bush is making it all up. He also told Iranian officials to deny the Holocaust. Yup, that was Little Georgie.
While war may not be the answer when we’re already stretched, acting as though the Iranian government is simply misunderstood is foolish — and dangerous.
The Iranian lawmakers’ condemnation was in apparent retaliation for the U.S. Senate’s resolution Wednesday requesting that the United States designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, or Quds Force, as a foreign terrorist organization.
It’s like a game of tag — only Iran is the slow kid who’s always it — you know, the loud, obnoxious, genocide-denying, terrorist-supporting kid?
That’s enough for tonight.