Can't Be All That Bad
"A suicide bomber killed five senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard and at least 26 others in an area of southeastern Iran that has been at the centre of a simmering Sunni insurgency, state media reported.More than five fewer Revolutionary Guard members gone to their virgins in the sky is a good thing, no?
The official IRNA news agency said the dead included the deputy commander of the Guard's ground force, Gen. Noor Ali Shooshtari, as well as a chief provincial Guard commander for the area, Rajab Ali Mohammadzadeh. The other dead were Guard members or local tribal leaders."
"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed to strike back at those behind Sunday's attack, the official IRNA news agency reported.Snort!
“The criminals will soon get the response for their anti-human crimes,” IRNA quoted him as saying. Ahmadinejad also accused unspecified foreigners of involvement."
Ahmadinejad vows to strike back at those behind suicide bombing
"Iran accused the US and Britain of being behind Sunday morning's attack.Double snort. Better hurry up and start those talks, Obama. Seems they haven't changed their minds yet.
In Washington, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the United States condemned what he called an "act of terrorism." Reports of alleged US involvement are "completely false," he said."
"Official television channels in Teheran quoted a security official as saying that the British government was directly involved in the attack, having organized the bombing, provided equipment and recruited terrorists.They're not likely to either. Having Americans to blame for everything, is just too good to give up.
Press TV had earlier said that the US was involved, as part of its efforts to topple the Iranian regime.
"It was a terror attack planned long ago by people linked to the US and other countries that want to destroy Iran's central government," said Iran's state television network.
The Revolutionary Guard itself blamed Sunday morning's attack on what it called the "global arrogance," a reference to the United States.
"The global arrogance, with the provocation of its local mercenaries, targeted the meeting of the Guard with local tribal leaders," said a Guard statement read out on state TV.
Iranian officials have often raised concerns that Washington might try to incite members of Iran's many ethnic and religious minorities against the Shi'ite-led government, which is dominated by ethnic Persians."
"...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."