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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's parliament on Saturday approved a nonbinding resolution labeling the CIA and the U.S. Army "terrorist organizations," in apparent response to a Senate resolution seeking to give a similar designation to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The hard-line dominated parliament cited U.S. involvement in dropping nuclear bombs in Japan in World War II, using depleted uranium munitions in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq, supporting the killings of Palestinians by Israel, bombing and killing Iraqi civilians, and torturing terror suspects in prisons.
"The aggressor U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency are terrorists and also nurture terror," said a statement by the 215 lawmakers who signed the resolution at an open session of the Iranian parliament. The session was broadcast live on state-run radio.
The resolution, which is seen as a diplomatic offensive against the U.S., urges Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government to treat the two as terrorist organizations. It also paves the way for the resolution to become legislation that—if ratified by the country's hardline constitutional watchdog—would become law.
The government is expected to wait for U.S. reaction before making its decision. In Washington, the White House declined to comment Saturday.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted 76-22 in favor of a resolution urging the State Department to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. While the proposal attracted overwhelming bipartisan support, a small group of Democrats said they feared labeling the state-sponsored organization a terrorist group could be interpreted as a congressional authorization of military force in Iran.
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The CIA is more of a terrorist organization than the Iranian RG is. If Russia invaded Mexico, you can bet your ass we'd be sending in guys (either overtly or covertly) to fight off the Russians so close to our border. It's idiocy to call the Iranian RG a terrorist organization for fighting what it perceives to be foreign invaders.
On the other hand, the US has been responsible over the past 50 years for all kinds of military meddling all over the world, killing innocent people and building bases where they don't belong.
It's not as crazy as you think it is.
Last edited by maverick4; 09-29-2007 at 05:33 PM..
This moron will always believe critics of American imperialism are liberals. He is too pea brained and thickheaded to remember I am a conservative; it's beyond his comprehension. This guy probably thinks Ron Paul is a liberal too.
Last edited by maverick4; 09-29-2007 at 06:46 PM..