US condemns suicide bombing attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guards

No, this is not satire from The Onion. If only it were, we could laugh instead of cry.

Laura Rozen reports 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."

Richard Baehr notes that it took days for the Obama administration to condemn the brutalization of democracy demonstrators in Iran, but that condemnation of attacks on the brutalizers was nearly immediate.

Ed Lasky asks:

Did the US condemn Iranians' role in the Khobar Towers bombing; the support given to Hezbollah that led to the massacre of hundreds of American and French soldiers-- and the continuing  killing of Lebanese and Israelis, the lies and broken agreements that have followed the building of its nuclear weapons program?

So whose side is Obama on?

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