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Posted by on Sep 4, 2007 in At TMV | 2 comments

Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s New Chief A Former U.S. Hostage Taker

More evidence of the radicalism of the Iranian regime:
Rumors that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of the 1979 kidnappers of Americans at the US Embassy in Tehran have yet to be authenticated. But, as PJM’s Meir Javedanfar reports here for the first time in the Western media, Mohammad Ali Jafari – the new commander (as of September 1) of the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – indeed was one of those original hostage takers.
Details are here.

There has been a spate of news stories recently speculating about impending U.S. military action. The Iranian issue is a controversial one but a tidbit like this underscores the fact that this is a highly radical regime. It poses a threat to the U.S., although the domestic debate now centers on the degree of the threat and its timetable. Ironically, the Bush administration’s credibility problems on Iraq have undermined potent arguments about the degree of the Iranian threat.

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  • Sam

    Hey I thought the moderates were ready to swing into action and bring a more enlightened Islam to the Iranian people? Guess the fundies still call the shots over there.

  • jdledell

    I don’t understand what the big deal is about this appointment. The guy was a college student when he took embassy staff hostage. He did not kill them. For that he should never serve in government? In the US we have any number of CIA and military people who have done nasty things in their lifetime. Should they never serve in our government? Bob Kerrey participated in the Thanh Phong Massacre and yet served as a US Senator and Presidential candidate.

    We should get real.

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