According to AOL news today, Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, leader of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, has threatened to "punch" the U.S., in response to Washington's plan to list them as a terrorist organization.
"America will receive a heavier punch from the guards in the future," he was quoted as saying in the conservative daily Kayhan. "We will never remain silent in the face of U.S. pressure and we will use our leverage against them." . . .
Meanwhile, other Iranian officials continued to speak out against Washington's move to register the group as a terrorist organization, with a government spokesman calling the claims "baseless," on the Web site of the state broadcasting company. . .
On the same news page, AOL’s poll indicated that their readers overwhelmingly support listing the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group, and that the Revolutionary Guards support insurgents in Iraq.
Here are the AOL poll results as of 9:00PM CST:
Should the Revolutionary Guards be listed as a terrorist group? 76% voted YES
Do you think the Revolutionary Guards support insurgents in Iraq? 89% voted YES
Total votes so far: 45,688
Other’s writing about this:
Wake Up America
politics, middle east, israel, war, islam, news, bush, current affairs, military
Also linked with: Stop the ACLU