Skip to comments.IRAN: In a rock fight, 10,000 protestors win.
Posted on 06/21/2009 12:57:50 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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That will not be lost on him...or on the people themselves.
Recall that after September 11th thousands of Iranians were chanting â USA, USA â during a soccer match much to the frustration of the Iranian Police.
They are the most Western of Middle Eastern countries. From all I have read and studied of Iran over the years I’m convinced the vast majority of Persians have no interest in having to live under Islamic law.
Sometime on Tuesday, small urban gangs began organizing within themselves, and, armed with melee weapons and small caliber firearms, began hunting down and attacking Besiji.
They are being called, amongst themselves somewhat and by the members of Anonymous and other forum assistants, the National Iranian Resistance, or NIR. We know that as NIR were seen to be an asset to the Iranian people, as they offered protection from Besiji and knew the streets of their cities intimately, they began receiving support in the form of information from many older Iranian citizens, such as shop owners and business people. Due to their spontaneous formation, the Resistance has, as of now, no centralized governing body, tending to operating on a tightly knit cellular level. We are at this time unsure of where the Besiji that are being detained by the Resistance are being taken.
The members of the Resistance do this at great risk to themselves. There are many reports of groups of Besiji and Resistance encountering each other, and the Resistance being killed on sight. Additionally, when NIR are found by Pasdarna troops (Also known as the IRG, IRGC, Iranian Revolutionary Guard (Corps)) they are arrested. Where they are taken is currently unknown.
On Wednesday morning, Supreme Ayatollah Khamenei authorized the following individuals complete control to suppress all protest movements in 1 week (June 24th, 2009.) Afshin Kamel, Haj Ali Rezaei, Ali Afsari, Majid Afshardi Amir Ghorbani, Amir Maghouli, Amir Hossein Arich, Mehdi Amiri, Hossein Yabgar, Ilias Dizji, Ebrahim Mahmoodi, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Mehdi Ebrahimi Fereidoon Taghizadeh, and Mahmoud Fatehi. Most of the above are officers within the Pasdarna, of varying ranks.
In response, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, which is the armed forces sanctioned by the constitution of Iran, have taken measures to protect the people of Iran, and the sanctity of the Republic. Those measures have included arresting Besiji militants, as well as patrolling the streets of various cities, focusing on Tehran, almost continually since Wednesday afternoon until the time of writing, Saturday morning. As they have been ordered, they have taken many Resistance members into custody, however they are yet to turn any over to Pasdarna forces. At this point, that is close to a direct defiance of orders from the Supreme Leader.
At some point after the Army began pursuing Besiji leads, with the combined efforts of the Resistance, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army’s leading officers began telling top politicians, including Khamenei himself, that they plead for no violence, or they will be forced to carry out their constitutional duty and fullfil their oath, protecting the people of Iran. They cite Article 143 of the Iranian Constitution.
Additionally, they state that Ahmadinejad personally violated Article 145 of the Iranian Constitution by using foreign forces against citizens of Iran. As of Thursday evening, both Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah were known to be aiding the Revolutionary Guard.
Finally, they have the legal support granted by Articles 3.6, 38, and 39 to stop any attempted coup d’etat against the Republic. While not publically acknowledged, it is implied that they are accusing Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, as well as the Pasdarna, of attempting to seize total control over the Republic of Iran.
Friday morning, prior to the prayers and Khamenei’s speech, the National Iranian Resistance leaders of various areas began asking for the Iranian Army to assist them in protecting the Iranian people on Saturday.
They also warn that if Khamenei is removed from his seat by political and clerical action by the clerics in Qom, and another Supreme Ayatollah is appointed, it may result in Ahmadinejad and the above named Iranians seizing full control of Iran.
It is suspected that on the protests at Saturday, June 20th, 2009, to be held at 4pm, across the cities of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army will not have the strength to defend all protests and protesters from the combined threat of Besiji and Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces. The National Iranian Resistance have shared that they are going to attend protests and do what they can to protect people from military action, however they have very little military experience and acknowledge that flaw.
Additionally, members of the Resistance with clerical experience will be with the protesters, providing them with the guidance and protection of God, an additional disobedience to the will of Khamenei.
Published at 12:39, Saturday, June 20th, 2009 [Iranian Time]
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Wow! Wonderful. screen is blurry.
Just ignore that poster, Jeff. Some have to cause trouble on every thread.
Very well stated. Thank you.
“In response, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, which is the armed forces sanctioned by the constitution of Iran, have taken measures to protect the people of Iran, and the sanctity of the Republic. Those measures have included arresting Besiji militants.....
Finally, they have the legal support granted by Articles 3.6, 38, and 39 to stop any attempted coup detat against the Republic. While not publically acknowledged, it is implied that they are accusing Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, as well as the Pasdarna, of attempting to seize total control over the Republic of Iran.”
I watched Valkrie (sp?) the other night - the Tom Cruise (bleh) movie about the Hitler assasination. Fairly boring, but interesting in the movie about using Hitler’s special army forces to put down a coup (fake) by the SS. Sounds like a similar thing in Iran - without the fake part.
Thanks for posting Jeff. Fascinating historical change we are observing. I saw one of your posts on twubs, the continuous scroll link...here...
Keep up the great work.
Iran Freedom BUMP!
I have not seen that anywhere else....so the Army is doing something....that is big news....
There is no fear here now. I feel it in the air. We all are ready to become martyrs. Why live if you are not free? No point.
With that attitude, those people will be free. They understand its worth, and they understand the currency demanded for payment.
Spiegel reporting 5000 Hezbollah fighters brought into Tehran
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Head of Tehran Revolutionary Guard, Sardar Ali Fazli just detained for refusing orders,
Travis, meadsjn & Ernest...see also my post 112.
Poster from Tehran reports that most of the govt thugs are speaking Arabic (indicating Hamas or Hezbolluh), some are blond/blue-eyed, possibly eastern European.
That is not good....
Head of Tehran Revolutionary Guard, Sardar Ali Fazli just detained for refusing orders,
Bringing in outside thugs is going to cause more resistance....
Bibi and the Israelis will be all over this...helping the liberty movement to stand and fight.
We are seeing the full projection of the Bush policy in the mid-east playing out here.
Been hearing that a lot of the Basij was Hamas or Hezbollah, particularly Hexbollah, for a couple of days now. The Iranian people have started regulalry chanting “Death to the Basij”, and because they know who brought it on them, “Death to Khamenie” now too.
It’s hard to tell who is really there, who is with protesters, who is govt plant, on twitter and the chats. Sounds like it’s early morning and people are going back out in the streets.
Morning reminder for a great thread - thanks Jeff.
There was a thread awhile back that I believe a freeper had written a fictional short story for a magazine. Set in the near future with the U.S. government using outside forces (through the U.N.) to put down rebellions in the U.S.
The bunch of cops were actually kickin’ up a dust cloud behind them!!!! Talk about ZOOM!!!!
My comment about the 10,000 rocks was tongue-in-cheek. Maybe I expected a little too much from my fellow Freepers and Freepettes since it seemed to fall flat. . :(
BTW, just finished a few days research at the Reagan Library. Did you know that after the 1983 truck bombing in Lebanon, Lebanese Muslim papers called American Marines "martyrs?"
During my Corporate life - I had the opportunity to conduct business in much of Asia, Europe and the Middle East...
In Asia - there is no more professional, trustworthy or reliable business partner than the Japanese..
In Europe - the Czechs hold that position..
In the Muslim Middle East - the Iranians were the ONLY choice as business partners... I came to believe this was as much due to their non Arab ethnicity as to their inherent love of freedom and honesty. From my limited exposure - I will say I didn’t meet an Arab I would trust with anything I held dear.
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Fazli’s refusal means a big split in the Establishment Elite.