Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Q: What Is A Terrorist? A: We're Making That Part Up As We Go Along

Can't find any terrorists to fight? Can't find any way to start a war against Iran? No problem.

Just change a definition here, another one over there, and BINGO! Now you've got what you need: Iranian terrorists!

You don't believe me, do you? Feast your eyes on this:
The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials ...
Science fiction? Au contraire! It's the Washington Post, which also says:
The Bush administration has chosen to move against the Revolutionary Guard Corps because of what U.S. officials have described as its growing involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as its support for extremists throughout the Middle East, the sources said.
Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan? Support for extremists?

Come on! Can't they do any better than that??

How remarkable. How utterly Orwellian. We've never had a clear definition of "terrorism" in the "post-9/11 world", but this is getting even more ridiculous than ever!

The president declares a branch of a foreign country's military to be terrorists, and to justify the declaration, he cites their alleged involvement in two countries which he himself invaded and occupied under false pretenses!!

Oh, well. He's the president, and I'm not. I guess they must be terrorists!


But seriously, as Chris Floyd points out, this means war!