May 16, 2013 Leave a comment
After much discussion and pressure applied, the EU has finally decided to ban the “military wing” of Hezbullah while leaving it’s supposedly more moderate “political wing” to continue collecting funds through its various European “charities” (excuse the cynical quotes)! Finally, too many real facts reared their inconvenient heads for even Brussels to ignore. The final straws were Bulgaria’s sensible conclusion on the Burgas bus bombing and the Cypriot trial of a confessed Hezbullah operative nabbed before he could do any explosive damage. In parallel with this compromise proscription of Hezbullah, the EU must now turn its guns on Hezbullah’s biggest material supporters, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) and similarly condemn them as a terrorist organisation.
Following the 1979 Islamic revolution the Ayatollahs refused to place all their trust in the Iranian Army, perceiving it as tainted by association with the deposed Shah. Accordingly they established the IRG, all of whose members swear allegiance to the revolution and are dedicated to protecting the Islamic regime above everything else. They are direct agents of the Grand Ayatollah in consolidating the extremist Shiite Islamic revolution internally and extending it (and therefore the influence of Shia Islam) far beyond Iran’s borders. It is this external aspect of IRG operations that places it firmly in the category of a terrorist organisation. Read more of this post