Skip to comments.13 dead in Iran military plane crash (updated with photos)
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.
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.
It never happened...
Well that's a start.
Hmmmmmmmmm. Could the CIA be more competent than we thought...???
Just a "good business plan" of assassinations.
Twenty to Twenty-five dead and the circumstances probably change quickly.
Good News... The Iranians should stick to their traditional Camel transportation.
This was a warning to Iran on breaking the seals this week IMO. Maybe they will think twice now.
My immediate thought as I read the headline... But you beat me to it.
If the CIA has been competent in this regard, you can count on the NY Slimes to tell us and the world about it!
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.
Dancing in the streets of Tehran commences?
Ahhh, whatta shame. No bonus virgins for them.
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.
I am noticing a trend here.
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!
"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!
Very very likely... the Russians themselves experienced this accident before how much more these ragheads...
LOL... i wonder how the Iranian Mullah's will react if we all go out of our houses... and celebrate!
Allah is clearly displeased with Iran...
Where do I send a card, flowers, etc..........?
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.
IRGC is a major supporter of terrorism in Iraq
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.
I hope this wasn't just an accident!
Could Valerie Plame have had a hand in this?
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).
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.
Regime's sources claim that the aircraft ran out of fuel
Is DU blaming Bush yet?
Who am I kidding? Of course they are!
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.
That's what I was thinking.
The Ruskies were especially good at 'martyring' those who strayed from the party line.
No one's mentioned the possibility of the Israeli Air Force?
Purge by the president of Iran. Perhaps the General was plotting a coup.....Not everyone in Iran is a nut case.
Sunni secret plane dropping death-ray bump
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...
IRANS 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.
"IRANS 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..