The White House, Treasury Department And Pentagon Are Full of Terrorist Sympathizers!
Ilan Goldenberg has a great catch over at Democracy Arsenal. Apparently Michael Ware of CNN recently told an audience at the Center for American Progress something rather amazing about the Badr Corps militia belonging to the U.S.-aligned Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq:
The Badr Organization (Originally called the Badr Brigades) was originally formed by Iran. But according to Ware many of its members were considered to be part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. And many of them are now considered to be retirees of the IRGC. Which means…wait for it… wait for it…
They still get pensions from the IRGC!! But it gets better. The Bush Administration has classified the IRGC as a terrorist organization!!
So, just so that we’re clear on this. We are building an army full of people who are still getting pension payments from an organization that the U.S. has designated a terrorist organization.
Now, let’s go further. Because, as Ilan writes, the Bush administration designates the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, that implicates a lot of people. In July, Bush signed an Executive Order decreeing that the Treasury Department can freeze the assets of U.S. citizens “Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.” Treasury spokeswoman Molly Millerwise told me that the order was intended to cover U.S.-based supporters of “”Shia militia groups linked with Iran, Sunni insurgent groups with sanctuary in Syria and some of the indigenous Iraqi insurgent groups.”
Well then. Ware’s news, if true, means that supporters of such “Shia milita groups linked with Iran” include… General David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Bob Gates, Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush. The Treasury Department must not only freeze their assets but the assets of… the Treasury Department, where U.S. funding for the Badr Organization originates.
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