Monday, October 19, 2009

Funding terrorism is a b-a-a-a-d thing, right?

Except, of course, if we're doing it.


Iranian officials vowed a “crushing response” today after a suicide blast in Sistan-Balochistan killed at least 49 people, including several high ranking members of the nation’s elite Revolutionary Guard forces.

Iran’s state media reported the Baloch separatist group Jundallah had claimed credit for the attack, and officials in the military accused the US and Britain of involvement, threatening to take revenge against those responsible.

Pure Iranian state-controlled media propaganda, right? Have something bad happen and claim the old Great Satan did it, huh?

Where do these guys come up with these whacky ideas, like the United States would fund suicide bombers?

What? The source is ... ABC News?

A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.

The group, called Jundullah, is made up of members of the Baluchi tribe and operates out of the Baluchistan province in Pakistan, just across the border from Iran.

It has taken responsibility for the deaths and kidnappings of more than a dozen Iranian soldiers and officials.

Tribal sources tell ABC News that money for Jundullah is funneled to its youthful leader, Abd el Malik Regi, through Iranian exiles who have connections with European and Gulf states.

What? Oh. Don't worry. We've denied involvement so it all must be okay:

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Sunday condemned a suicide bombing that struck Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, and denied any involvement in the attack.

"We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives," State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement.

"Reports of alleged US involvement are completely false," he added.

What? Well, yes, you're right. We denied involvement in the suicide bombing. We didn't deny giving money to the organization that actually did the suicide bombing. Surely you understand that those are two completely different things. When you give money to a patriotic organization like Jundallah you can't be held accountable for what they do with it, can you?

What? The Patriot Act? Sending people to jail for contributing to terrorist groups?

Our government would never try to have it both ways.

Would it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Playing devil's advocate here, you don't think that it's possible that it was Iranian dissidents themselves who did this? I mean, let's give the devil his due and not demean the Iranians as not being able to attack their own unpopular government. Isn't it very possible that an anti-government faction did this on it's own without American help? On the flip side, if we use the same line of thinking of there always being some form of government intervention when it comes to terrorism, then Timothy Mc Veigh must have had foreign help from either (pick a choice) the Iraqis, Iranians, Syrians, Chinese, Russians, France, North Koreans, Colombians, Taliban, the Palestinians, Al-Qaeda, Israel or even Santa Claus when he bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City? Then again, people like to short change the Japanese and claim that there had to be government collusion in the bombing of Pearl Harbor too.

Truth be known, sometimes our enemies are smarter than we think they are and this goes for Iran's enemies too.