According to the Washington Post, the U.S. has labeled Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a "global terrorist" because of "growing involvement" in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East.
Who do those Iranians think they are?! The Marines?
The Iranians are to the Middle East what the Marines are to Latin America. Actually, the Marines - along with their shadowy colleagues in the C.I.A. - are much, much worse:
|Argentina||1890||Troops||Buenos Aires interests protected|
|Chile||1891||Troops||Marines clash with nationalist rebels|
|Haiti||1891||Troops||Black workers revolt on U.S.-claimed Navassa Island defeated|
|Nicaragua||1894||Troops||Month-long occupation of Bluefields|
|Panama||1895||Naval, troops||Marines land in Colombian province|
|Nicaragua||1896||Troops||Marines land in port of Corinto|
|Cuba||1898-||Naval, troops||Seized from Spain, U.S. still holds Navy base at Guantanamo|
|Puerto Rico||1898-||Naval, troops||Seized from Spain, occupation continues|
|Nicaragua||1898||Troops||Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur|
|Nicaragua||1899||Troops||Marines land at port of Bluefields|
|Honduras||1903||Troops||Marines intervene in revolution|
|Dominican Republic||1903-04||Troops||U.S. interests protected in Revolution|
|Cuba||1906-09||Troops||Marines land in democratic election|
|Nicaragua||1907||Troops||"Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up|
|Honduras||1907||Troops||Marines land during war with Nicaragua|
|Panama||1908||Troops||Marines intervene in election contest|
|Nicaragua||1910||Troops||Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto|
|Honduras||1911||Troops||U.S. interests protected in civil war|
|Cuba||1912||Troops||U.S. interests protected in Havana|
|Panama||1912||Troops||Marines land during heated election|
|Honduras||1912||Troops||Marines protect U.S. economic interests|
|Nicaragua||1912-33||Troops, bombing||20-year occupation, fought guerrillas|
|Mexico||1913||Naval||Americans evacuated during revolution|
|Dominican Republic||1914||Naval||Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo|
|Mexico||1914-18||Naval, troops||Series of interventions against nationalists|
|Haiti||1914-34||Troops, bombing||19-year occupation after revolts|
|Dominican Republic||1916-24||Troops||8-year Marine occupation|
|Cuba||1917-33||Troops||Military occupation, economic protectorate|
|Panama||1918-20||Troops||"Police duty" during unrest after elections|
|Honduras||1919||Troops||Marines land during election campaign|
|Guatemala||1920||Troops||2-week intervention against unionists|
|Honduras||1924-25||Troops||Landed twice during election strife|
Credit: "History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America"
And that's just up to 1925, folks!
A fascist is a fascist: end of story.