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The US to Designate Iranian Guard Corps a Foreign Terror Group
Wall Street journal ^ | Apr.7,2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi

Posted on 04/07/2019 11:33:20 AM PDT by hassan.mahmoud

Edited on 04/07/2019 4:12:57 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

In 2007, the US Treasury designated the IRGC’s Quds Force, its unit in charge of operations abroad, “for its support of terrorism,” and has described it as Iran’s “primary arm for executing its policy of supporting terrorist and insurgent groups.” By law, the power to appoint and remove the commander of the IRGC is given to the supreme leader. The supreme leader also appoints clerical representatives to the various units of the IRGC whose guidance and instructions are binding on commanders. Iranian law makes “belief and practical obedience to the principle of the clerical rule” a condition of membership in the IRGC, further establishing absolute loyalty to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as the IRGC’s guiding principle. Efforts to normalize the IRGC’s extraordinary role in Iran over the years have resulted in a complex organization chart. Administratively, the IRGC falls under the Joint Armed Forces General Staff, part of the Ministry of Defense. But these layers of oversight do not give Iran’s nominally elected civilian authorities real control over the IRGC, as the entire military remains subordinate to the Supreme National Security Council, which in turn answers to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has long been calling for the international community to completely end the appeasement approach vis-à-vis the regime in Iran. On January 11 of this year, Mrs. Rajavi called for the specific IRGC blacklisting as an FTO alongside the referral of Iran’s human rights violations dossier to the United Nations Security Council.


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1 posted on 04/07/2019 11:33:20 AM PDT by hassan.mahmoud
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To: hassan.mahmoud

The whole country is a terrorist nation.


2 posted on 04/07/2019 11:39:11 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: hassan.mahmoud
And the CAIR or...unindicted conspirators, and all.
3 posted on 04/07/2019 11:49:55 AM PDT by spokeshave (recovering Spokeshave from another computer.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
About time.

4 posted on 04/07/2019 11:51:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Yes about time and as said above the ruling Iranian government is a terrorist entity...


5 posted on 04/07/2019 11:58:21 AM PDT by TnTnTn
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To: hassan.mahmoud

While we’re at it; how ‘bout designating the communist democrats a domestic terrorist group and make it official.

It’s already a terrorist group; just not officially.


6 posted on 04/07/2019 12:03:01 PM PDT by Boomer (Islam and the democrats are the biggest threats to the American way of life.)
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To: hassan.mahmoud

The 1983 Beirut bombings.

The IED’s in Iraq.

It about time.

Does this designation mean we can start killing them?


7 posted on 04/07/2019 12:15:20 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

I am sorry to inform all you hopeful patriotic people. By designating anything bad for the USA means there will be nothing done about it for 10-20 years. This ia all just deep state noise that means nothing.

I mean does it mean anything that the USA is against the North Korean buildup of nuclear weapons? What is actually being done to stop it? Or the Iranians building up missiles and nuclear force? What is actually being done to stop it?.

Or the Pakistanis providing weapons and money to the islamic militants in Afghanistan?What is actually being done to stop it? Or the Germans climbing in bed with the Russians over an energy pipeline? What is actually being done to stop it?

Or the Mexicans shuttling Central americans to our southern Border? What is actually being done to stop it?

I’ll tell you what is being done. NOTHING BUT TALK. Drop some bombs and start killing people and I will start believing.


8 posted on 04/07/2019 1:03:26 PM PDT by Recharged71
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To: hassan.mahmoud

There’s a lot of blather here. Is there a link to a source?


9 posted on 04/07/2019 2:40:22 PM PDT by upchuck (Home schooled kids are educated, not indoctrinated.)
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To: upchuck

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-designate-iranian-guard-corps-a-foreign-terrorist-organization-11554499401


10 posted on 04/07/2019 3:04:51 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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To: Innovative

*** The whole country is a terrorst Nation ***

Every young person in Iran does mandatory service in the IRGC, do they not? So, will they all be considered terrorists?


11 posted on 04/07/2019 3:09:05 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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To: sockmonkey

I said Iran, the country is a terrorist nation. But not everyone in Iran is a terrorist. There are a lot of decent people who are oppressed by the terrorist gang who is running the country now.


12 posted on 04/07/2019 3:29:14 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: sockmonkey

“Every young person in Iran does mandatory service in the IRGC, do they not?”

No. They have to do mandatory military service, but it doesn’t have to be in IRGC.


13 posted on 04/08/2019 8:33:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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