Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - April 14, 2005 - Kurds Prepare for Guerilla War in Iran
Posted on 04/14/2005 11:17:26 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Kurds Prepare for Guerilla War in IranMay 14, 2004
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.
- The Wall Street Journal interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on April 13, 2005.
- IPS answers the question, Is Iran gearing for a new colour revolution, similar to the ones in Georgia, Ukraine and most recently in the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan?
- Dow Jones Newswires reports that French President Jacques Chirac said an accord to ensure that Iran 's nuclear program is used only for peaceful means would give a "new dimension" to its regional and international ties.
- Reuters reports that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon provided no new information on Iran's nuclear capacity during his meetings with President George W. Bush.
- The Hindu reports Pakistan will not abandon a planned pipeline to get gas from Iran despite American opposition to the project.
- SMCCDI reports angry protesters greeted, yesterday, the Islamic regime's 'Justice' Chief with hostile slogans.
- SMCCDI reports at least two Iranian militiamen have been shot to death in the last 24 hours.
- VOA News reports that a U.S. congressional committee has approved legislation seeking to strengthen existing U.S. sanctions on Iran, while providing greater support for Iranian democracy groups.
- Peter Ackerman and Michael Ledeen writing for the LA Times argue that a successful people's revolution in Iran would be result of careful planning and mass discipline, but it requires political and economic support from outside the country and maybe some from within.
- The Word Unheard has produced an excellent report on the recent flights of Iranian-made drones over Israel.
- Iranian.ws reports that Canada won't recall its ambassador to Iran.
- Iranian.ws reports that Mehdi Motaharnia, an Iranian regime analyst believes the next crisis Iran will face will be over its human rights dossier.
- IRNA reports that Iran has become Germany's number one trading partner in the Near and Mideast region.
- The Jerusalem Post is reporting that a public opinion poll shows a majority of Americans support military action by the United States and Israel to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons as a last resort.
- IsraelNN.com reports the only Jew in Iran's 290-seat parliament has complained about anti-Semitism on the state-controlled television.
- And finally, ABCNEWS reports that Israel will not mount a unilateral attack aimed at destroying Iran's nuclear capability.
These are those Americans killed by MEK terrorists back in 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
No one expects the world to sit back in fear while the mullahs become a nuclear threat.
Thanks for that post
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.
"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.
I've searched the Internet and it seems that Komala has moderate support from the Kurds.
Both nations are paying the price of Carter's stupid deeds.
Komala has been a Marxist guerilla movement in Western Iran for 2 decades.
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