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It is amazing. It took many, many days for the administration of Nobel peace-prize laureate Barack Obama to condemn the brutalization of pro-democracy demonstrators in Iran last June (and even then it did so only in the most tepid way), but by contrast it took just a couple of hours for the Obama administration to condemn the attacks on the brutalizers yesterday.

US condemns Iran bombing; denies involvement
Sun Oct 18, 2009

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.

The attack reportedly killed Brig. Gen. Nourali Shoushtari, the lieutenant commander of IRGC ground forces, the commanders of Sistan and Baluchistan province, the Iranshahr Corps, the Sarbaz Corps and the Amiralmoemenin Brigade, Iran’s Fars News Agency said.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, which routinely refuses to call the blowing up by Hamas and Fatah of Israeli children in buses, cafes and shopping malls acts of terrorism — even when American children, such as 14-year-old American Baptist Abigail Litle, are among the victims — had no problem calling the political assassination of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards commanders “terrorism,” as one can see from the email below.

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: NYTimes.com News Alert <[email protected]>
To: Tom Gross
Sent: Sun, October 18, 2009 9:02:21 AM
Subject: News Alert: Five Iran Guard Commanders Are Killed in Bombings

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Sun, October 18, 2009 — 9:01 AM ET
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Five Iran Guard Commanders Are Killed in Bombings

Five commanders of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards
Corps were killed and dozens of others left dead and injured
in two terrorist bombings in the restive region of the
nation’s southeastern frontier with Pakistan, according to
multiple Iranian state news agencies.

The coordinated attacks appeared to mark an escalation in
hostilities between Iran’s leadership and one of the nation’s
many disgruntled ethnic and religious minorities, in this
case the Baluchis.

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