Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Baby steps

Do you remember that looming conflict Iran that Larry keeps worrying about, the one I've been warning against and a tad blase about? It begins. Declaring an official state-sanctioned and funded organization a terrorist group (this is a tad different from Hezbollah, Hamas, or Sinn Fein, who would later take part in the political process) is a very destabilizing maneuver.

2 comments:

  1. "[The designation] will convince many in Iran's elite that there's no point in talking with us and that the only thing that will satisfy us is regime change." [from the article]

    Regime change? Naaaaaaah.

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  2. Of course, U.S. military aid (both weapons and training) to "freedom fighters" in a number of countries in recent decades in no way falls into a similar classification; we're always the Good Guys®.

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