Skip to comments.Military Commanders Replace Police Forces in Iran
Posted on 12/22/2005 2:33:30 AM PST by F14 Pilot
Rooz reporter from Tehran reports that as former Passdaran Revolutionary Guards Corps personnel and commanders continue their take over of the government, the swapping is now also engulfing the law enforcement agencies.
Following the replacement of Mohammad Ghalibaf from the police with the former commander of Tehrans Basij (Iran Militia), the new hard-line commander immediately began his scheduled cleansing of Tehrans police forces, replacing the old staff with senior Passdaran commanders. In his most recent measure, Naser Shabani, the Passdaran Commander in Kurdistan province who is also the head of the Passdaran Ground Forces University is appointed as the Commander of Greater Tehrans Police Forces.
Commander Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, the new commander of the police forces is Mahmoud Ahmadinejads brother-in-law. This appointment takes place amid the struggle between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mohammad Ghalibaf, at one time both presidential candidates and rivals, and especially after the appointment of the former head of Tehrans police forces to be Tehrans new mayor, a decision that has sparked off controversy a hot controversy among Irans media.
The battle of words heightened, if not publicly begun, when Tehrans new mayor launched a harsh criticism over Ahmadinejads management of Tehrans municipality during his term. In return, Ahmadinejads hard-line administration banned Ghalibaf from attending government cabinet meetings. It has also been reported that Ahmadinejads close allies have launched a financial scandal lawsuit against Ghalibafs brother.
It won't be long now!
Eslahaat = reform
Reform movement is dead in Iran. It is time for regime change!
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