A group of prominent Republicans may have actually committed a crime last month when they traveled to Paris to speak to an Iranian opposition group that the US has deemed to be terrorists.
As far as I 'm concerned, Repugs commit a crime by getting up in the morning.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former national security adviser Fran Townsend and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey all attended a forum organized by supporters of Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK).
The MEK is a communist group that helped Saddam Hussein carry out attacks against Iraq's Shiite population in the 1990s. The group attacked Americans in Iran in the 1980s and helped with the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.
Giuliani and the former Bush officials, however, sided with the group due to their opposition to the current Iranian regime.
Go read the rest. Giuliani's a fuckin' idiot.
Nothing new really. We've sided with many criminal/terrorist outfits over the years and helped install and maintain them in power. Iran may be the best example and we've done it over everything from bananas to oil to promising to be on our side during the Cold War (which means accept our money instead of theirs).
Now they're doing it because Iran wants to be the top dog in the Middle East and is talking back and talkin' smack.
If I was in charge, I would simply tell Iran to go ahead and make their nukes, and if they ever use 'em in a first strike the rest of the nations with nukes will turn their whole goddam country into a self-lighting glass-surfaced parking lot by the close of the business day. I would like that to apply to any nuke country that uses nukes first on any other.
After that promise, I'd arrange a Time-On-Target* fireworks display over Tehran, really high up so it could be seen from a long way off, from all the nuclear powers. It would simply spell out in various languages something like "We can do this for real" or "This won't be as pretty next time".
*TOT: artillery fired from various locations and distances and timed to arrive on the target simultaneously.