Will US Troops Be At Greater Risk After ****-For-Tat 'Terrorist Org' Designations With Iran?

Zero Hedge | 4/10/2019 | Staff
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Following the US decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization, and Iran's decision to do the same with US Central Command in response, Russia's RT has suggested that the escalation in tensions may put American troops at greater risk while operating in the Middle East.

For example, the 2016 detention of 10 US sailors who strayed into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf may have gone differently today than it did three years ago.

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"The approach will be much different... the American soldiers would be treated as terrorists and not as soldiers of a [state-run] army," said Ali Rizk, a Middle East-based journalist and writer.

Terrorism is a criminal offense under Iranian law, and so “Iran could have taken the toughest action, including imprisonment and a subsequent trial,”Vladimir Sazhin, senior research fellow at Russia’s Institute for Oriental Studies, stated. -RT

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And while National Security John Bolton is undoubtedly a huge fan of the new terrorist designation pissing match, the last two administrations were hesitant to do the same, according to the New York Times.

The George W. Bush administration considered a range of tough actions on Iran during the Iraq war, but...
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