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Revolutionary Guards Arrested in Iran
The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Jim Robbins

Posted on 06/15/2009 7:42:40 PM PDT by Abakumov

According to the Cyrus News Agency, Tuesday morning 16 senior members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were arrested. "These commanders have been in contact with members of the Iranian army to join the people's movement," CNA reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iraniantroops; iranprotest; iranuprising; iranviolence2009; irgc; revolutionaryguard; tm
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1 posted on 06/15/2009 7:42:40 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

This is pretty big news.
Who the hell would have thought the Republican Guards would have dissent from within their own ranks? Certainly not me, at least none that would have been made public.


2 posted on 06/15/2009 7:45:54 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Abakumov

Dead men walking. :-(


3 posted on 06/15/2009 7:46:18 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 147 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: cranked

Yes, it’s huge if it’s true. And the regime probably has an even bigger problem with the Iranian Army which is not as ideologically driven.


4 posted on 06/15/2009 7:47:04 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: cranked

This is huge. If the Republican Guards are defecting, it could be all over for the regime.


5 posted on 06/15/2009 7:47:37 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: nuconvert; KevinDavis; SolidWood

Ping.


6 posted on 06/15/2009 7:49:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Abakumov

True or false, the arrests have the same intent. To strike fear in the hearts of all the others.

Fear is the coin of the realm.


7 posted on 06/15/2009 7:49:55 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Abakumov

You know they are trapped when they gnaw their own legs off.


8 posted on 06/15/2009 7:52:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bobkk47
As usual the top level "insiders" have access to news from the "outside" and act sensibly ~ here the Guard guys know that the blather over nukes in Iran can mean only one thing ~ that Israeli submarines carrying nuclear tripped missiles are going to avenge whatever it is the Ayatollahs are up to, and that means they are all dead, as are their families, their friends, everyone they ever knew ~ just gone in thermonuclear flashover.

Before this is over the Israeli Army is going to be cooking Khomenei's skull in a trash fire amid the ruins of Qom.

9 posted on 06/15/2009 7:52:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Abakumov

If true its great news....expect Obama to take credit if so.


10 posted on 06/15/2009 7:52:51 PM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: Abakumov

I really screwed that post up. I mean that even if the reports are false, the mere rumor of them will strike fear into the hearts of the RG.


11 posted on 06/15/2009 7:54:55 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Abakumov

Obama will be happy to send some Acorn thugs over there to take their places if Ahmanutjob asks him in a nice way. (eye roll)


12 posted on 06/15/2009 7:57:58 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: LibreOuMort
Photobucket Iran ping
13 posted on 06/15/2009 7:59:03 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: cranked

Ken Timmerman wrote last year that IRGC hated Ahmadiheminjad.


14 posted on 06/15/2009 8:00:27 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg

Not disputing you but I am very interested in reading that article. Can you link that particular article please, if applicable? Thank you.


15 posted on 06/15/2009 8:02:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: muawiyah
Hopeful of this being true. It would be the sweetest
revenge for all of us who remember the Shah's fall
and the embassy hostage taking.

Khomenyi’s son and the old hostage taker himself,
in top power and getting toppled.

Thirty years later, OH! Can it be true?

JJ61

16 posted on 06/15/2009 8:03:08 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: cranked

“Who the hell would have thought the Republican Guards would have dissent from within their own ranks?”

I read an article that described how about 5 years ago the Revolutionary Guards’ purpose was converted from an elite military unit that fought Iraq to domestic security, even merging with the Basij.

I bet some didn’t like that.


17 posted on 06/15/2009 8:03:09 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: muawiyah
Before this is over the Israeli Army is going to be cooking Khomenei's skull in a trash fire amid the ruins of Qom

From your keyboard to the ear of G*d.

L

18 posted on 06/15/2009 8:03:30 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: savedbygrace; Cindy; Travis McGee

Correct....fear is what this is about. They pulled 16 of their so called finest from the ranks who were probably as loyal as the next and will sacrifice them at a public gathering for the good of the regime to strike fear in others who may be thinking or hesitating in carrying out rat boys orders.......or resisting the jew hater dick-tater !

Personal opinion only.......


19 posted on 06/15/2009 8:04:49 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: hoosierboy

I’m not sure this is great news..

The Guards may have been on the people’s side.. but now they’re in jail.


20 posted on 06/15/2009 8:06:25 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Army Air Corps

This would be huge.
I’m waiting for another source


21 posted on 06/15/2009 8:06:57 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sionnsar

Great graphic


22 posted on 06/15/2009 8:07:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Squantos

Correct....fear is what this is about.

Fear is making them make mistakes,
a self replicating cycle.
When you rule by fear, what do you do when those you
rule become unafraid.


23 posted on 06/15/2009 8:09:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cranked

He told Don Krow that on WAVA radio in Washington DC about 16 months ago.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 8:10:27 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They’re probably already dead.


25 posted on 06/15/2009 8:10:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tet68
You know they are trapped when they gnaw their own legs off.

Very well put.

26 posted on 06/15/2009 8:10:39 PM PDT by Miss Behave ("WE WANT FREEDOM!")
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To: Abakumov

Thanks for posting this Abakumov.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2009/jun/15/revolutionary-guards-arrested-iran/

Snippet from the Washington Times article:

“But if members of the armed forces, police and especially Revolutionary Guards decided to switch sides, then one can begin speaking of revolution.”

#

http://www.cyrusnews.com
http://www.cyrusnews.com/news/fa/?mi=9&ni=2307

#

http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


27 posted on 06/15/2009 8:11:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: muawiyah

Unless they’re saving them for a public execution.


28 posted on 06/15/2009 8:12:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Abakumov

If only we had a president who believed in freedom and knew that the current iranian gov’t is a monster.

Here might be a move to payback the iranian gov’t for all the shiite they caused in Iraq: Secretly get word to the iranian army that we would recognize a new gov’t if they overthrew the mullahs and would lend material assistance if needed.


29 posted on 06/15/2009 8:12:33 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Palin Nation = Reagan Country.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Purging the military is a galvanizing act. It can go either way. Depends on how well respected the purged are.


30 posted on 06/15/2009 8:13:08 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Cindy

Didn’t Iraq have a Revolutionary Guard too?


31 posted on 06/15/2009 8:13:08 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: nuconvert

Yes. Stunning, if true.


32 posted on 06/15/2009 8:13:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tet68

Yep ......old tried and true method until sheep become sheepdogs.

Woof !


33 posted on 06/15/2009 8:14:09 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Perdogg

Thanks.

I tried to find it being I thought it might be an article or some such easily found via a search, but no luck. Sadly, I would love to read or have read his analysis for his take on dissention within the Republican Guards. Very interesting, nonetheless. Thanks again.


34 posted on 06/15/2009 8:14:45 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Squantos

Thanks for the ping Squantos.


35 posted on 06/15/2009 8:14:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yes, but arguably, not in a league with these guys.


36 posted on 06/15/2009 8:15:41 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

Agreed.

I seemed to remember the Iraqi Guard fell like a cheap tent.


37 posted on 06/15/2009 8:16:45 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: cranked

He said his source within Iran said that the IRGC was afraid that they were going to be hit by US and iSraeli forces because of the actions of Yabadabado.

This is what I posted in March of 2008

Timmerman tells Bob Grant: Obama and Clinton secretly negotiating with Iran
Bob Grant show | 03.07.08 | Perdogg

Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 9:04:13 PM by Perdogg

Author Kenneth Timmermann was on Bob Grant’s radio show tonight and he said that both the Obama and Clinton campaigns were secretly negotiating with the Iranian Islamic Republic.

Timmermann said his source said that Obama has promised to recognized the Islamic Republic of Iran in exchange for a scale down nuclear weapons program. It also included what influence Iran would have in Iraq.

The Islamic Republic believes that Obama has a better chance in the winning the election.

I have heard Timmermann before and he seems to be a credible person even though he writes for Newsmax. He throughly documents and sources what he says.


38 posted on 06/15/2009 8:18:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg

It doesn’t really matter whether they love him or hate him.
IRGC are loyal to Khamenei.
Their job is to protect the Revolution, ie the Supreme Leader.


39 posted on 06/15/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: All

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1244371107917&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Jun 16, 2009 1:53 | Updated Jun 16, 2009 2:05
“Analysis: Bracing for the purge in an Iran reeling from internal disunity”
By SABINA AMIDI, SPECIAL TO THE JERUSALEM POST
TEHERAN

SNIPPET: “Four days after the disputed presidential elections, prominent supporters of “defeated” candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are bracing for a harsher backlash once the international media spotlight has moved on.”

SNIPPET: “Numerous pro-reform government officials have already been arrested, reportedly including the brother of former president Mohammad Khatami, and there is still confusion surrounding the whereabouts of Mousavi himself.

Speaking of Khatami, who dropped out of this year’s presidential race to support his friend Mousavi, the “landslide” margin of incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s purported victory is similar to that of Khatami’s two sweeping electoral successes - in 1997 and 2001.”


40 posted on 06/15/2009 8:20:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nuconvert

Yours if you want it (or use the link). Made it up, oh gosh, many years ago. Ca 2003? One of my first experiments in animated graphics.


41 posted on 06/15/2009 8:20:48 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: Abakumov

bttt


42 posted on 06/15/2009 8:21:49 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: nuconvert

The Praetorian Guard of Iran. I guess they are the modern day “Immortals”, and guess what happened to the “immortals” at Marathon in 490 B.C.


43 posted on 06/15/2009 8:22:18 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Abakumov

What? No, “Ich bin ein TehranEr” quote?

His silence is DEAFENING.


44 posted on 06/15/2009 8:22:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ConservativeMan55

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Revolutionary_Command_Council


45 posted on 06/15/2009 8:24:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks I googled and read that


46 posted on 06/15/2009 8:25:21 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Didn’t Iraq have a Revolutionary Guard too?

Saddam had four division of Republican Guard troops roughly deployed around Baghdad, in addition to about 30,000 in Security Forces and God knows how many fedayeen. All were hard-line Sunni fanatics to varying degrees.
47 posted on 06/15/2009 8:27:58 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.


48 posted on 06/15/2009 8:31:11 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Abakumov

Hm - this might really be serious.

A riot turns in to a revolution when the military gets involved....


49 posted on 06/15/2009 8:31:26 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: Abakumov

One other factor missed is that even though the bad guys have plenty of thugs, they don’t have as many hard liners as they want due to many of them were killed in Iraq. That’s why they were called back to Iran. They were needed at home for things like this.


50 posted on 06/15/2009 8:31:27 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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