Until the Cheney presidency, the United States has never put the armed forces of a sovereign government on a terrorist list. This is the reaction:
Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they will not bow to pressure and have threatened to "punch" the U.S. The response comes in reaction to Washington D.C. officials' decision to list the group as a terrorist organization in order to squeeze Iran.The Revolutionary Guards see themselves as the guardians of the Islamic Republic. Bush sees himself as a savior. Cheney sees himself as King Kong. I see myself as hiding under my bed.
Washington has accused the 200,000-member group of supporting militias and insurgent groups that attack U.S. forces in Iraq. The leader of the guards says the U.S. will receive a heavier punch from the group in the future.
Iranian officials are denying the claims, calling the claims "baseless."
The Revolutionary Guards are separate from the Iranian military. The Guards have their own ground, naval and air units.
Iran says it will strike U.S. regional interests if attacked over its nuclear program. According to the Iranian commander-in-chief, Iranian missiles could hit warships operating anywhere in the Gulf and Oman Sea.
Why The Nation of Dick, with "I-Answer-to-a-Higher-Father" Bush's acquiescence, is determined to provoke a war with Iran is beyond comprehension. There is no upside and would make the Iraq disaster look like a---what's that word again? Oh yeah--cakewalk.