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Suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards bus kills 27

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Is the US going to condemn this act of terror?

I won't hold my breath, the Pentagon has two definitions of terrorist.

The first is a convenient excuse to steal oil and the second is "asset".

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Horrible. No doubt the world's biggest exporter of terrorism, the US, has a hand in this, somewhere.

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An attack on a military target is not terror. If the bus was only for the Revolutionary Guards, then it's a legitimate military target. The Guards are hated in Iran for good reason.

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An attack on a military target is not terror. If the bus was only for the Revolutionary Guards, then it's a legitimate military target. The Guards are hated in Iran for good reason.

Iran, last time I checked, was not at war with anyone within their own borders.

I don't think anyone wants to walk down this slippery slop here. Would you then say that any people who attack any security forces, anywhere in the world, could justify their actions as attacking a legitimate military target?

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"This terrorist act happened a short time ago and according to reports at least 27 have been martyred and 20 have been wounded," an informed source told IRNA.

So both the suicide bomber and the people blown up are both martyred for Islam?

Iran, last time I checked, was not at war with anyone within their own borders.

Actually Iran has military and paramilitary personnel in multiple countries in the region including Iraq and Syria using the same terrorist tactics against citizens of other nations.

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No doubt the world's biggest exporter of terrorism, the US, has a hand in this, 

Of course it does. I'm sure the Sunni-Shite conflict that has raged for 1,500 years has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Foreigners make the best scapegoats.

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Terror attacks of all kinds are wrong.

Killing is the solution for weak-minded people, if they started the violence.

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Actually Iran has military and paramilitary personnel in multiple countries in the region including Iraq and Syria using the same terrorist tactics against citizens of other nations.

If you notice I wrote "within their own borders". Expand the argument to western nations and any attack against security forces, police included would then, by the posters comment, would be justifiable as a military target and not a terror attack.

Hence my response that I dont think people want to go down that slippery slope.

What "westerners" call a terrorist is referred to as a "freedom fighter" in some parts of the world, and vice versa.

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Killing is the solution for weak-minded people, if they started the violence.

Really? So when a country executes a criminal for their actions you call them "weak-minded" for doing so?

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So both the suicide bomber and the people blown up are both martyred for Islam?

I suppose this could mean getting killed by terrorists is a good thing. It goes without saying that you must have the correct version of the true faith before being slaughtered for it to be a good thing.

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@Yubaru

Iran, last time I checked, was not at war with anyone within their own borders.

Good point. Governments don’t ordinarily issue a declaration of war against the citizens of their country. They just shoot them.

An estimated 24-26 Iranian demonstrators were killed by security forces in the demonstrations of 2017-2018. By a strange coincidence the “terrorists” did the government one better.

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Of course it does. I'm sure the Sunni-Shite conflict that has raged for 1,500 years has absolutely nothing to do with it.

I don't doubt it. But these long-simmering disputes can be stirred up by outside influences as well.

Foreigners make the best scapegoats.

Ironic, innit?

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@JeffLee

Of course it does. I'm sure the Sunni-Shite conflict that has raged for 1,500 years has absolutely nothing to do with it.

@Toasted Heretic

I don't doubt it. But these long-simmering disputes can be stirred up by outside influences as well.

The Byzantines were probably first. They lost the rich province of (greater) Syria in 636, just four years after The Prophet’s death and without doubt wanted it back.

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Would you then say that any people who attack any security forces, anywhere in the world, could justify their actions as attacking a legitimate military target?

Of course they could, if they were at war with them. Are you unaware of what is happening in Iran? Unaware of the history? Those very same Revolutionary Guards came into power themselves through the same sort of violence. What goes around comes around.

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the Iranian regime is a totalitarian theocracy and an exporter of terrorism, and the Jaish al-Adl by its use of suicide terror is just as stupid as they are.

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Those very same Revolutionary Guards came into power themselves through the same sort of violence. What goes around comes around.

Please see my post above.

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Wolfpack, Jimizo, it is hard to agree with you without getting moderated, so I will disagree instead. One side in the conflict must be superior to the other, so the superior side will go to heaven. There, fixed it.

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Really? So when a country executes a criminal for their actions you call them "weak-minded" for doing so?

People aren't usually executed for non-violent crimes, therefore the state didn't start it.

Sometimes the only viable response to violence is violence because the people who started it cannot be talked out of harming others.

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Those who sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

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