Obama administration condemns attacks on Rev Guard commanders

Rick Moran
My, that was quick. The oppressors of the Iranian people (and the aspirations of Iranian minorities) meet a bloody end and the administration condemns the violence and "loss of innocent(?) life" less than 24 hours after the attack?

Too bad they couldn't have reacted with similar swiftness when hundreds of thousands of Iranians were marching in the streets for a little freedom and thousands of their number were being beaten and shot by militias under the direct control of the Revolutionary Guards.

Laura Rozen writing in Politico:

The U.S. has condemned a suicide attack that killed five Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps members today.Five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were killed in suicide attacks in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province bordering Pakistan, according to reports.

The Baluch group Jundullah claimed responsibility for the attack, that killed some 30 people.

Iranian authorities have accused the group of receiving funding from foreign countries including the United States. The US has denied supporting Jundullah.

"We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said. "Reports of alleged U.S. involvement are completely false."

Bombers reportedly struck a car early Sunday carrying Guards as they headed to a meeting to hold a dialogue to try to improve relations between the region's Sunni and Shiites. "In one attack, a suicide bomber wearing a military uniform and an explosive belt entered a mosque where guard commanders were organizing a reconciliation meeting between local Sunni and Shiite Muslim leaders, according to the semi-official ILNA news service," the Times reported.

Ed Lasky adds:

No ..this is not the Onion.


The Iranian Revolutionary Guards are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, Argentinian Jews, Israelis (Jews and Muslims), thousands of Iraqis and the torture and murder of thousands of their own people.


The IRG is behind Iran's nuclear weapons program, has taken over huge chunks of the Iranian economy.

So of course, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Iranian regime.

Terrorist attacks anywhere are a cause for concern and should, of course, be condemned. But consistency in our statements on Iran is just as important. The belated, and mild remonstrances by the Obama administration over the loss of life - the terrorist attacks by the regime on its own people - leaves a lot to be desired.




My, that was quick. The oppressors of the Iranian people (and the aspirations of Iranian minorities) meet a bloody end and the administration condemns the violence and "loss of innocent(?) life" less than 24 hours after the attack?

Too bad they couldn't have reacted with similar swiftness when hundreds of thousands of Iranians were marching in the streets for a little freedom and thousands of their number were being beaten and shot by militias under the direct control of the Revolutionary Guards.

Laura Rozen writing in Politico:

The U.S. has condemned a suicide attack that killed five Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps members today.

Five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were killed in suicide attacks in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province bordering Pakistan, according to reports.

The Baluch group Jundullah claimed responsibility for the attack, that killed some 30 people.

Iranian authorities have accused the group of receiving funding from foreign countries including the United States. The US has denied supporting Jundullah.

"We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said. "Reports of alleged U.S. involvement are completely false."

Bombers reportedly struck a car early Sunday carrying Guards as they headed to a meeting to hold a dialogue to try to improve relations between the region's Sunni and Shiites. "In one attack, a suicide bomber wearing a military uniform and an explosive belt entered a mosque where guard commanders were organizing a reconciliation meeting between local Sunni and Shiite Muslim leaders, according to the semi-official ILNA news service," the Times reported.

Ed Lasky adds:

No ..this is not the Onion.


The Iranian Revolutionary Guards are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, Argentinian Jews, Israelis (Jews and Muslims), thousands of Iraqis and the torture and murder of thousands of their own people.


The IRG is behind Iran's nuclear weapons program, has taken over huge chunks of the Iranian economy.

So of course, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Iranian regime.

Terrorist attacks anywhere are a cause for concern and should, of course, be condemned. But consistency in our statements on Iran is just as important. The belated, and mild remonstrances by the Obama administration over the loss of life - the terrorist attacks by the regime on its own people - leaves a lot to be desired.