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13 dead in Iran military plane crash (updated with photos)
Agence France Presse | January 9, 2006

Posted on 01/08/2006 11:56:49 PM PST by HAL9000

An Iranian military plane crashed in the northwest of the country on Monday, killing 13 people including the head of the Revolutionary Guards ground forces, Iranian news agencies reported.

The crash came barely a month after a decrepit Iranian military transport plane crashed into the foot of a high-rise housing block after suffering engine failure.

A total of 108 people were killed.



TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agoodstart; ahmadkazemi; falconjet; iran; irgc; irgcaf; iriaf; kazemi; pasdaran; planecrash; revolutionaryguard; revolutionaryguards; tehran
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1 posted on 01/08/2006 11:56:53 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Top Iranian commander dies in plane crash-agencies

TEHRAN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The head of ground forces of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has been killed in a plane crash in northwest Iran, Iranian news agencies reported on Monday.

"Ahmad Kazemi was killed with 12 of his deputies and accompanying officers," Ahmad Panahi, head of Iran's Emergency Centre was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.

Fars news agency put the total number of people on board the plane at 15, of whom 13 were definitely killed.


2 posted on 01/08/2006 11:58:19 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

It never happened...


3 posted on 01/08/2006 11:58:54 PM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: HAL9000

Well that's a start.


4 posted on 01/08/2006 11:59:29 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: HAL9000
"Ahmad Kazemi was killed with 12 of his deputies and accompanying officers,"

Hmmmmmmmmm. Could the CIA be more competent than we thought...???

5 posted on 01/09/2006 12:00:20 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

GO US!


6 posted on 01/09/2006 12:06:41 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: HAL9000
I've been saying for a long time that you don't need to turn that country to glass...

Just a "good business plan" of assassinations.

Twenty to Twenty-five dead and the circumstances probably change quickly.

7 posted on 01/09/2006 12:07:55 AM PST by demsux
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To: HAL9000

Good News... The Iranians should stick to their traditional Camel transportation.


8 posted on 01/09/2006 12:20:09 AM PST by ChristianDefender (There is no such thing as Moderate Islam...)
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To: ChristianDefender
Who's passing out the candy to the kids tomorrow in celebration?
9 posted on 01/09/2006 12:21:53 AM PST by unseen
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To: okie01

This was a warning to Iran on breaking the seals this week IMO. Maybe they will think twice now.


10 posted on 01/09/2006 12:23:02 AM PST by unseen
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To: dc-zoo

My immediate thought as I read the headline... But you beat me to it.


11 posted on 01/09/2006 12:26:20 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: okie01
Well, one thing you can count on.

If the CIA has been competent in this regard, you can count on the NY Slimes to tell us and the world about it!

12 posted on 01/09/2006 12:27:29 AM PST by twntaipan (Liberals: Eternally stuck on stupid.)
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To: ChristianDefender

Exactly this is what happens when a 1400-year old death cult tries to mingle with modern technology. Chances are that with the first nuclear test, they blow up half of their own country, leaving the other half to die from fall-out related diseases, and blaming the rest of the world for not appreciating the peaceful intentions of islam.


13 posted on 01/09/2006 12:33:17 AM PST by Bazooka (Just say what you think. They hate our guts anyway.)
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To: HAL9000
Dig it.

Dancing in the streets of Tehran commences?

14 posted on 01/09/2006 12:37:35 AM PST by Allegra (Ooooops....I've Done It Again...)
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To: HAL9000; freedom44; nuconvert; sionnsar; AdmSmith; parisa; onyx; Pro-Bush; Valin; Pan_Yans Wife; ...

Important Development


15 posted on 01/09/2006 12:49:24 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: HAL9000
Nope, wasn't us. Weren't even there...
17 posted on 01/09/2006 12:52:38 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: HAL9000

Ahhh, whatta shame. No bonus virgins for them.


18 posted on 01/09/2006 12:58:08 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mad-Mo! Allah bin Satan commands ye: Bow to him 5 times/day: Head down, @ss-up, and fart at Heaven!)
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To: okie01

Could be, or perhaps some Mossad operating out oyt of Kurdish areas giving the Iranians one last chance to shape up. And probably letting them know not to try anything with Sharon out of action.

Seriously, killing the head of the Pasdaran and his top command is as big a victory in the WOT as getting KSM or Saddam.


19 posted on 01/09/2006 12:58:51 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: F14 Pilot

I am noticing a trend here.


20 posted on 01/09/2006 1:03:17 AM PST by Pro-Bush (We protect Korea's border better than our own!)
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To: Pro-Bush

me too!


21 posted on 01/09/2006 1:06:14 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: HAL9000

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-22/0601095665115158.htm

confirmed


22 posted on 01/09/2006 1:09:57 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: okie01
"Hmmmmmmmmm. Could the CIA be more competent than we thought...???"

Little do people know that in the early 50's there was a uprising in Iran against the Shah's father similar to that which occurred in the late 70's. According to news account that I dug out of archives in 1980, one CIA against and 12 Iranian operatives defused the situation using propaganda to discredit the opposition.

The answer is, yes the CIA is efficient, that is when they are not led by a cowardly idiot the likes of Jimmy Carter!
23 posted on 01/09/2006 1:10:01 AM PST by Herakles
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To: Bazooka

You are spot on! The largest cause of death amongst Arab bomber wanna be's is blowing themselves up prematurely.

Achmed, is the red wire hot or is it the grou-BLAMMMM!


24 posted on 01/09/2006 1:11:03 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: okie01

Corrected;

"Hmmmmmmmmm. Could the CIA be more competent than we thought...???"

Little do people know that in the early 50's there was a uprising in Iran against the Shah's father similar to that which occurred in the late 70's. According to news accounts that I dug out of archives in 1980, one CIA agent and 12 Iranian operatives defused the situation using propaganda to discredit the opposition.

The answer is, yes the CIA is efficient, that is when they are not led by a cowardly idiot the likes of Jimmy Carter!


25 posted on 01/09/2006 1:12:22 AM PST by Herakles
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To: Bazooka

Very very likely... the Russians themselves experienced this accident before how much more these ragheads...


26 posted on 01/09/2006 1:13:04 AM PST by ChristianDefender (There is no such thing as Moderate Islam...)
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To: unseen
Who's passing out the candy to the kids tomorrow in celebration?

LOL... i wonder how the Iranian Mullah's will react if we all go out of our houses... and celebrate!

27 posted on 01/09/2006 1:15:44 AM PST by ChristianDefender (There is no such thing as Moderate Islam...)
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To: Dog

Allah is clearly displeased with Iran...

28 posted on 01/09/2006 1:16:01 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: HAL9000

Where do I send a card, flowers, etc..........?


29 posted on 01/09/2006 1:32:04 AM PST by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: F14 Pilot
From the IRNA...

The spokesman of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps here Monday confirmed that the Commander of Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps Ahmad Kazemi was among those killed in the crash Monday morning of a military plane in northwestern Iran.

Talking to IRNA, IRGC spokesman Massoud Jazayeri confirmed that the commander of the 27th Rassoulollah Army Division was martyred in the crash.

He added that the IRGC has launched a probe on the crash and will soon issue an official announcement.

...notice the keyword.

30 posted on 01/09/2006 1:44:19 AM PST by PureSolace (God save us all)
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To: PureSolace

IRGC is a major supporter of terrorism in Iraq


31 posted on 01/09/2006 1:54:13 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: HAL9000

Interesting conjunction : an iranian girl is sentenced to death because she killed her would-be rapist-attacker; then this plane crashes. Could it be that the first event is contributing to the second? Are we seeing the beginnings of a civil war in iran between the crazies and the moderates? The moderates don't want to die in this A MAD IN JIHAD's nuclear death wish, they want to flower into a higher and better life in the modern world. Thus they need our encouragement and support, to sacrifice their lives where it is needed...for the good of all.


32 posted on 01/09/2006 1:57:18 AM PST by timer
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To: F14 Pilot

I hope this wasn't just an accident!


34 posted on 01/09/2006 2:10:40 AM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download - link on My Page)
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To: HAL9000

Could Valerie Plame have had a hand in this?


35 posted on 01/09/2006 2:15:04 AM PST by MikeNJ (Lest we forget...)
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To: HAL9000

does anyone know enough about internal military politics in iran to say what this guy's standing was with the new government? Just because the crash is suspicious doesn't mean it was an external party involved. Even american cabinet-level officials have plane crashes when they are about to cause some trouble (ron brown).


36 posted on 01/09/2006 2:34:29 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Bazooka

Actually the death-cult phase of islam is fairly recent. I don't think there has been this much raw religious fanaticism in christianity since arguably the 16th and 17th centuries in western europe, discounting N. Ireland, which is a special case with other factors.


37 posted on 01/09/2006 2:37:37 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Fred Nerks

Regime's sources claim that the aircraft ran out of fuel


38 posted on 01/09/2006 2:42:04 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Dog

Ping


39 posted on 01/09/2006 2:48:07 AM PST by Cap Huff
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To: HAL9000

Is DU blaming Bush yet?

Who am I kidding? Of course they are!


40 posted on 01/09/2006 2:49:21 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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He added that the IRGC's Ground Forces Commander Ahmad Kazemi, Commander of Rassoulollah Army Division 27 Saeed Mohtadi, Deputy Commander of Ground Forces for Operation Affairs Saeed Soleymani and the Official in Charge of Information for Ground Forces Hanif Montazer-Qaem were among those killed in the crash.

Also confirmed killed in the crash was the Commander of Artillery Unit Gholam-Reza Yazdani, 2 members of the Ground Forces' Command Office Hamid Azinpour and Mohsen Assadi, Deputy Commander of Ground Forces Safdar Reshadi along with pilot Abbas Karvandi and IRGC Colonels Ahmad Elhaminejad and Morteza Basiri.

The plane, a Falcon, crashed in Aidinlou village, 12 kilometers west of Orumiyeh, capital of the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan Monday morning.


41 posted on 01/09/2006 2:53:24 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: WoofDog123

That's what I was thinking.

The Ruskies were especially good at 'martyring' those who strayed from the party line.


42 posted on 01/09/2006 2:57:19 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: HAL9000

No one's mentioned the possibility of the Israeli Air Force?


43 posted on 01/09/2006 3:01:32 AM PST by md2576
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To: unseen
Lets pray someone remembers to turn on the 'Blood of the Martyrs Fountain'.
44 posted on 01/09/2006 3:03:05 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: okie01
"Could the CIA be more competent than we thought...???"

Close but not quite.

Iranian aircraft maintenance = Plane Crash

Central Intelligence Agency = Plame Cr@p
45 posted on 01/09/2006 4:33:34 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: okie01

Purge by the president of Iran. Perhaps the General was plotting a coup.....Not everyone in Iran is a nut case.


46 posted on 01/09/2006 4:37:55 AM PST by FlatLandBeer
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To: HAL9000

Sunni secret plane dropping death-ray bump


47 posted on 01/09/2006 4:40:56 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: F14 Pilot
interesting where it took place. i think northwest iran has a "kurdish problem".

even if this really *was* a typical planecrash, there is a lot more to this story than is being told...

one must also assume that it may be pure disinformation and these guys are still alive but off doing something sinister...

48 posted on 01/09/2006 4:47:17 AM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: WoofDog123

IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS MAKING A BID FOR INCREASED POWER
Kamal Nazer Yasin 5/19/04 .....

Others believe the Revolutionary Guard commanders may be overplaying their hand, and thus could soon be subject to action designed to curb their political ambitions.


49 posted on 01/09/2006 4:47:36 AM PST by massatoosits (just ask the Brits...)
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"IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS MAKING A BID FOR INCREASED POWER"
Kamal Nazer Yasin 5/19/04 .....

"Others believe the Revolutionary Guard commanders may be overplaying their hand, and thus could soon be subject to action designed to curb their political ambitions."

...forgot the quotation marks on authors work..sorry..


50 posted on 01/09/2006 4:50:13 AM PST by massatoosits (just ask the Brits...)
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