Trump’s terrorist designation of Iran’s IRGC: Neither human rights nor fighting against terrorism have been the real concern of the US.

For American foreign policy, hypocrisy can be considered as avirtue. To see why, consider the debate surrounding Trump’s terrorist designation of Iran’s IRGC.

Wile the Saudi regime has routinely violated human rights — barring Jews, prohibiting free religious practice of Christians, permitting slavery, subjugating women, persecuting journalists, arresting clerics and princes, and locking up feminists for “treason, high numbers of civilian casualties in its intervention in Yemen, there has been minimal pushback from the United States.

Contrary to what U.S. intelligence agencies have reportedly concluded, Trump has never confirmed MBS role in the vicious murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

United States depends on Saudi Arabia to keep oil prices low,to invest in the U.S., buy American arms and to fight against Iranian hegemony in the region. For years, US has turned a blind eye to abuses in the kingdom.

Such hypocrisy has a distinguished lineage in U.S. foreign policy. America fought World War II on behalf of the four freedoms (freedom from want, freedom from fear, freedom of speech, and freedom of worship) in cooperation with a totalitarian Soviet dictatorship that respected none of them. During the Cold War, officials constantly stressed the contrast between democracy and authoritarianism. Yet they also worked with Augusto Pinochet, Chiang Kai-Shek, and a clutch of dictators who were hardly champions of individual freedoms, while occasionally seeking to overturn democratically-elected governments that aligned themselves with the Soviet bloc.

Hypocrisy runs like a red skein through the American foreign policy.

IRGC Role in Fight Against ISIS

While Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’s role for the Ruin of ISIS is confirmed by US mainstream medias,U.S. Labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard As A Foreign Terrorist at the request of Israel.

When ISIS advanced on the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, the American-trained and -equipped Iraqi army was unable to halt its advance. Soon the major city of Mosul fell to ISIS, and its forces pushed down the Tigris River valley to the outskirts of Baghdad.Without IRGC involvement, ISIS would still have a formidable presence in both Iraq and Syria.

Iranian are doing the fighting and dying against ISIS. The US is doing everything possible to put obstacles in their way. The Saudis created ISIS, the Israelis supported ISIS, and the US encouraged them actively.
For several years, ISIS was making about $1 billion every year in oil sales.

Trump’s terrorist designation of Iran’s IRGC at the request of Netanyahu

Israeli troops killed well over 2,000 Palestinian civilians in the last three Gaza conflicts (2008–09, 2012, 2014) alone. Many of these attacks amount to violations of international humanitarian law due to a failure to take all feasible precautions to spare civilians. Some amount to war crimes, including the targeting of apparent civilian structures.

Israeli security forces have routinely used excessive force in policing situations, killing or grievously wounding thousands of demonstrators, rock-throwers, suspected assailants, and others with live ammunition when lesser means could have averted a threat or maintained order.

At the same time,Trump designated Iran Guards a terror group at the request of Netanyahu.

It is highly time to end America’s double standard on Iran.

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