Well, if they say so.
I am one proud fucking terrorist.
Reports: An Iranian organization (Hizballah's Friends) declares every American a "terrorist" after Washington unveils a new package of extra-tough sanctions Thursday
October 25, 2007, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The package was announced jointly by secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and treasury secretary Henry Paulson and include branding Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and the al Qods Brigade sponsor of terrorists. These steps are unprecedented.
DEBKAfile's Iranian sources recall that the Islamic regime announced in advance that approval of these measures would be deemed tantamount to an American declaration of war on Iran and call forth retaliation.
(Pastorius comment: Bring it on!)
Tehran would target US interests in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan or Israel by means of Special Groups, i.e. Iran's foreign intelligence networks, Hizballah or Hamas.
DEBKAfile's sources reveal that these reprisals may be delayed some days because Iran's leadership is in the throes of a profound power struggle between hardliners and pragmatists.
(Pastorius comment: Pragmatists? What kind of bullshit is that? What is does a pragmatic Mullah look like? Is he a guy who thinks you ought only jail an apostate of homo? Fuck this bullshit. I'm sick of being told there are pragmatists in that regime. Show me one. One, for God's sake!)
However, since the supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is commander-in-chief of Iran's armed forces, including the IRGC and its al Qods Brigade, Tehran cannot afford to let Washington's accusations go unanswered.
The new sanctions package includes US financial penalties for any world firms trading with the Revolutionary Guards. They would apply to more than 1,000 companies in Europe, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and Asia. Our Iranian sources note that since IRGC-owned companies control more than 35 percent of Iran's economic activities, the new sanctions will have a crippling effect on its national economy. This is already hard hit by Washington's systematic blockage of Iran's dealings with international banks, which has left Tehran seriously short of cash flow, foreign currency and basic commodities.
According to DEBKAfile's sources, Iran very recently sent Indonesia an "emergency appeal" for gasoline and heavy oil, because it has run out of currency to pay for imported refined oil products.
(Pastorius comment: Hee hee! I love hearing that. Maybe the "pragmatists won't be able to drive to their "pragmatic" jobs.)
Tehran offered to reward Jakarta with a concession for building big new oil refineries, which Iran lacks.
Indonesia has not yet replied. Its government must take into account that no serious world oil enterprise would be willing to cooperate in a refinery project in Iran for fear of a backlash from the American boycott.
They call me a terrorist?!?
Maybe they shouldn't give me any ideas.
By the way, you may have noticed Russia has been a bit stand-offish with Iran of late. Half the time they are supporting old Mahmoud, and the other half they are lecturing him. What gives?
Well, I'll bet it has to do with Iran's lack of funds. Believe you me, Russia would like nothing better than to feed the enemies of the United States.
The truth of the matter is, this war is not, ultimately, between the West and Islamofascism. It is between the United States and China/Russia.
We will prevail.