Unelected President Bush claims IRAN’s top fighting unit is a terrorist outfit

By John Blacker

The Bush crook is warming up for his war in Iraq it would seem. The New Butcher of Baghdad is about to become the Butcher of Earth before he has to go in 2008.

I suspect he has no idea he could technically get his butt kicked big time. If Iran were to attack Baghdad and cut off reinforcements from Basra, incite all the local Teliban to uprise and hold down any reinforcement support, then get the Israelis preoccupied in Lebanon to keep them tied down, use the Syrian & Iranian air force to preemptively attack carriers in the gulf by flying at low level – Bush & Brown could in theory be beaten in combat.

Break the supply lines and hold that ground for 1 month and our chaps would have to withdraw or surrender.

Do you think that would make the UK and USA any safer?

So what will Bush do – he will use nukes, which could bring China and Russia into the war on the side of Iran to protect their economic interests, if that happened then troops would pour into Canada and take the US because the US has most of its troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Also India may attack the southern boarder with China – recent chinwags between India and china could have mentioned this possibility.

I have a gut feeling WW3 is here and about to grow big time.

US to brand Iran Guard ‘terrorist’
Al Jazeera

The US government has confirmed that the White House is about to formally designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group, a new escalation in tensions between the two nations.

Iran’s foreign ministry has dismissed the move as “worthless propaganda”.

Analysts see the move as a reflection of frustration in Washington over Tehran’s nuclear programme and suspected role in Iraqi violence.

Trita Parsi, an Iranian affairs analyst, said: “This is coming at a time when the Bush administration is seeking Iran’s help to stabilise Iraq.

“And it’s very hard to see how the administration expects diplomacy to succeed when at the same time it is designating partners in that diplomacy as terrorists.”

George Bush, the US president, is under pressure from members of congress and members of his own administration, including his vice-president, Dick Cheney, who are frustrated by lack of progress in curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

The US military also says the Revolutionary Guards provides military support for anti-American fighters in Iraq.

The terrorist designation would allow the Bush administration to target the group’s extensive business operations, including a crackdown on non-US companies doing business with the Guard’s various financial enterprises.

The UN Security Council levied sanctions on specific Guard commanders and their businesses this year.

The Bush administration is expected to formally put the terrorist label on the Guard before the UN General Assembly meeting next month.

Washington is also pushing the security council to prepare another resolution against Iran over its refusal to give up sensitive uranium enrichment work – but it has had problems getting agreement from Russia and China.

It would be the first time the US has placed the armed forces of any sovereign government on its list of terrorist organisations.

The US list of individuals, businesses, charities and groups believed to be engaged in terrorist activities includes al-Qaeda; Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia movement; and Hamas and Islamic Jihad, both Palestinian groups.