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Iranian Alert - April 14, 2005 - Kurds Prepare for Guerilla War in Iran
Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.14.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 04/14/2005 11:17:26 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Kurds Prepare for Guerilla War in Iran

May 14, 2004
Gulf News
Phil Sands

Near Sulaimaniya, Iraq -- Kurdish fighters dedicated to overthrowing the Iranian Government are hiding out in the mountains of northern Iraq, waiting for a chance to strike at Tehran. Gulf News gained exclusive access to the militiamen as they trained for a full-scale guerrilla war that could send shockwaves through the region.

Rebel leader Ebrahim Alizada said: "Our armed struggle began in Iranian Kurdistan and will continue until we have freedom."

The fighters are members of Komala, a group of militant socialist Kurds dedicated to bringing down Tehran. Hundreds of young men and women armed with AK47 rifles, machine guns and RPGs are training in northern Iraq for this mission.

Many more are based across the border and group leaders say the rebels are already carrying out "covert actions" in Iran.

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1 posted on 04/14/2005 11:17:50 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 04/14/2005 11:19:39 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Sounds to me like a "two-fer." Iran get pummelled and the " militant socialists" get in harms way.


3 posted on 04/14/2005 11:31:00 AM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: RKV

Dead Iranians and socialists? Sounds like a win - win situation.


4 posted on 04/14/2005 11:38:21 AM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree
Dead Iranians and socialists? Sounds like a win - win situation.

??????

What did you mean by DEAD IRANIANS?

5 posted on 04/14/2005 11:42:43 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
What did you mean by DEAD IRANIANS?

Just a guess here, but maybe mullahs and IRGC?

6 posted on 04/14/2005 11:47:43 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: F14 Pilot

"What did you mean by DEAD IRANIANS?"
The kind who are no longer breathing.


7 posted on 04/14/2005 11:49:21 AM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: green iguana

"Just a guess here, but maybe mullahs and IRGC?"

Those are at the top of the list but any Iranian who cheered the 444 days back in the carter days is ok for a dirt nap as far as Im concerned.


8 posted on 04/14/2005 11:51:59 AM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: RKV

Great! I'll get some popcorn.


9 posted on 04/14/2005 11:52:39 AM PDT by Semper Paratus (-)
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To: DoctorZIn
Who were those Iranian people that the US forces captured in Iraq that are more than willing to go home and fight if we'd just let them? They are armed and trained, but were once considered a terrorist organization and critics call them a cult.
10 posted on 04/14/2005 12:05:13 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: DoctorZIn
Many more are based across the border and group leaders say the rebels are already carrying out "covert actions" in Iran.

I'll be they're not the only ones carrying out "covert actions" in Iran.

11 posted on 04/14/2005 12:09:57 PM PDT by Reborn
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To: DoctorZIn
Near Sulaimaniya, Iraq -- Kurdish fighters dedicated to overthrowing the Iranian Government are hiding out in the mountains of northern Iraq, waiting for a chance to strike at Tehran. Gulf News gained exclusive access to the militiamen as they trained for a full-scale guerrilla war that could send shockwaves through the region.

I'll believe it when I see it...

12 posted on 04/14/2005 12:18:37 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: DoctorZIn
Kurdish fighters dedicated to overthrowing the Iranian Government are hiding out in the mountains of northern Iraq, waiting for a chance to strike at Tehran. Gulf News gained exclusive access to the militiamen as they trained for a full-scale guerrilla war that could send shockwaves through the region.

Possible retool of the Afghan option with the N. Alliance?

13 posted on 04/14/2005 12:22:42 PM PDT by Godzilla (It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.)
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To: Godzilla

Afghan option? Yup.


14 posted on 04/14/2005 12:59:30 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: elhombrelibre

You're referring to MEK (MKO,PMOI). They're marxist.
They can't be trusted not to kill ordinary Iranians who disagree with them. They are a cult who want to take over themselves.
They are still on the Terrorist List.


15 posted on 04/14/2005 1:30:11 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert
We may have little choice. We can always try MEK for small projects and dump them if they become inhumane or a problem. We fought with communists Russians against Hitler, and we used communists French Resistance against him. Potentially, a nuclear Iran poses more problems. We need to get serious, we may need to realize that the best answer isn't a perfect answer. Thoughts?
16 posted on 04/14/2005 3:13:48 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: elhombrelibre

The Iranians will not accept MEK. They are despised as much if not more than the regime.


17 posted on 04/14/2005 3:18:39 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: DoctorZIn

gosh, i wonder who's helpin' them out?

(/s)


18 posted on 04/14/2005 3:27:05 PM PDT by ken21 ( wasn't fr supposed to be a place to discuss ideas?)
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To: nuconvert
I do not propose that the Iranians accept MEK. I suggest, for example, that MEK be trained to blow up the mullahs's nuclear ambition. I believe this might be less deadly than American air strikes, and I say this. The mad mullahs will not be allowed to go nuclear. If the Iranians are too weak and too self-indulgent to take action, then let MEK or let the US Air Force do it. But do not expect the world to sit back in fear while the mullahs become a threat to the freedom of those who are brave enough to fight back.
19 posted on 04/14/2005 3:40:02 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: elhombrelibre

It is MEK and it is terrorist gang band. Its members love Marxism and Islam. They are worse than Mullahs. They killed many Americans back in 1970s and also fought Iranians along side Saddam.

Moreover, they are very hated by all Iranians.


20 posted on 04/14/2005 5:09:54 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: nuconvert; elhombrelibre; DoctorZIn; RaceBannon; Reborn; Wiz; Reza2004; AdmSmith

These are those Americans killed by MEK terrorists back in 1970s.

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MKO Assassinations
In the period leading up to the Iranian revolution and its immediate aftermath, the MKO carried out their strategy of armed struggle. The results included the murder of Americans, support for the seizure of the U.S. embassy, and opposition to the release of U.S. hostages. The Mojahedin are known to have assassinated the following Americans in Iran during the 1970s:
Lt. Colonel Lewis L. Hawkins Killed: June 2, 1973
Air Force Colonel Paul Schaeffer Killed: May 21, 1975
Air Force Lt. Colonel Jack Turner Killed: May 21, 1975
Donald G. Smith, Rockwell International Killed: August 28, 1976
Robert R. Krongrad, Rockwell International Killed: August 28, 1976
William C. Cottrell, Rockwell International Killed: August 28, 1976

Reza Reza'i, a member of the Mojahedin's Ideological Team, was arrested and executed by the Shah's government for the murder of Colonel Hawkins. The attacks on the Rockwell employees occurred on the anniversary of the arrest of a Mojahedin member, Rahman vahid Afrakhteh, for the murder of Colonels Schaeffer and Turner. In addition. Air Force Brigadier General Harold price was wounded in a 1972 attack Planned by Mojahedin Central committee member, Kazem Zul Ai-Anvar. Widely credited in Tehran for these attacks at the time, the Mojahedin themselves claimed responsibility for these murders in their publications.


21 posted on 04/14/2005 5:16:24 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: elhombrelibre

I'd rather Mullahs to MEK terrorists!

The only way to win the war on Mullahs is to support the Iranian people and their desire to be free.

MEK has no commitment to democracy and freedom of my country.

Support students and American loving people of Iran, but not MEK.

Thanks


22 posted on 04/14/2005 5:24:43 PM PDT by Khashayar (Take Carter! We'll Keep the Shah. <<< American protestors defending the Shah in NYC in 1979)
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To: DoctorZIn

Reconnoiter and make contact with the snake.
Build dialogue/rapport with the snake.
Win the snake's heart and mind. ('hearts and minds")
Finally, train it to kill all the other snakes.

Iran ping.


23 posted on 04/14/2005 5:50:49 PM PDT by Bald Eagle777 (Death, oppressive Taxes, and Marxism... the legacy of liberal US Democrats)
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To: elhombrelibre

No one expects the world to sit back in fear while the mullahs become a nuclear threat.


24 posted on 04/14/2005 7:11:54 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: F14 Pilot

Thanks for that post


25 posted on 04/14/2005 7:13:08 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

Expect or not expect, the failure of the Iranian people to fight for their own freedom means the US and responsible countries will have to take the nuclear potential away from the crazy mullahs so that they cannot bully others. It'd be fine if the Iranians would fend for themselves to become a free country, but if all we're going to get from them is pious words and pipe dreams, then men of action will have to act to save lives. If the Iranians cannot accept that, it's too bad. The whole world should not have suffer in fear of a clique of crazy mullahs because doing nothing strikes some in Iran as better than taking out these dangerous weapons.


26 posted on 04/14/2005 7:56:56 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Hezbollah will disarm before we see Kerry sign his SF 180,)
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To: elhombrelibre

"The whole world should not have suffer in fear of a clique of crazy mullahs because doing nothing strikes some in Iran as better than taking out these dangerous weapons."

I am agreeing with you that the regime can't have nuclear weapons. That's what I was saying in post #24.


27 posted on 04/14/2005 8:03:34 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: DoctorZIn

I've searched the Internet and it seems that Komala has moderate support from the Kurds.


28 posted on 04/15/2005 1:01:06 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: DoctorZIn
Jimmy the Goober Carter screwed up Iran big time back in the 70's.

Carters idiotic outlook on the world created problems for Americans that may never be rectified.
29 posted on 04/15/2005 1:07:52 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: OKIEDOC

Both nations are paying the price of Carter's stupid deeds.


30 posted on 04/15/2005 3:57:11 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Wiz

Komala has been a Marxist guerilla movement in Western Iran for 2 decades.


31 posted on 04/15/2005 4:09:35 PM PDT by Khashayar (Take Carter! We'll Keep the Shah. <<< American protestors defending the Shah in NYC in 1979)
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is now closed.

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32 posted on 04/15/2005 9:35:26 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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