Why Sanctions Won't Beat Iran's Revolutionary Guards
TIME / Robert Baer
19-Feb-2010 (one comment)

On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally got around to acknowledging what a lot of people have known since Iran's contested election last June — there's been a military takeover in that country, with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) grabbing every important lever of power. As Clinton put it during a televised town-hall meeting, "The Supreme Leader, the President [and] the parliament is being supplanted, and Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship."

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I've been saying it all along


sanctions only hurt the average Iranian. IRGC is very good at busting them.