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Revolutionary Guard Commander Defies Khamenei's Orders To Use Force On Protestors
The International Business Times ^ | 22 June 2009 @ 02:00 pm

Posted on 06/22/2009 12:07:22 PM PDT by lewisglad

A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has been arrested for refusing to obey Iran's Supreme Leader, according to reports from the Balatarin.

General Ali Fazli, who was recently appointed as a commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to use force on people protesting the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Fazli, a veteran of the devastating Iran-Iraq war is also believed to have been sacked and taken to an unknown location.

The Revolutionary Guards is a separate body to the mainstream armed forces in Iran and is seen as one of the main and most powerful bodies responsible for protecting the Islamic theocratic regime.

Earlier today the Revolutionary Guards issued a warning on its website threatening to come down hard on Iranians who continue protesting against what many in the country see as rigged elections

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: greenrevolution; iran; iranviolence2009; revolutionaryguard
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To: ArrogantBustard

I’m thinking he meant The Acorn Guard of AmeriCorps.


41 posted on 06/22/2009 12:32:31 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Obama - A flexible container of vinegar and water)
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To: ETL
OMG! My EYES!

The heck with my eyes; My THOUGHTS..............UGH! Now I'll have to wash my brain with Lysol!

Did you have to do that!

ACK! Gak! Deee-skusting! Geeez!

42 posted on 06/22/2009 12:34:44 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Check out Oath Keepers.


43 posted on 06/22/2009 12:35:30 PM PDT by unkus
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To: lewisglad

Every Patriotic movement has their Nathan Hale or Jean Paul Marat who believe in the movement and give their life for it.


44 posted on 06/22/2009 12:37:18 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: lewisglad

Maybe his sons or daughters are in those crowds. Maybe he has a soul. Who knows, we surely won’t. Let’s hope and pray that more of the ranking officers will turn over the keys to the armories.


45 posted on 06/22/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: unkus

Reminds me of a rather more secretive group called “The Resister” that was active in the Clinton years.


46 posted on 06/22/2009 12:40:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: lewisglad
protesting against what many in the country see as rigged elections

How can it be "what many in the country see as a rigged election" when they admitted that there were more votes cast in 11 cities than they had voters.

Sounds like it is a proven fact.

Idiot Press

47 posted on 06/22/2009 12:42:02 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: MrB

Except we have guns. I was pointing out that fact to my kids today. If police fired randomly into a crowd in the US, there would be return fire.

We retain guns not to defend against invaders, but to protect us from a tyrannical government.


48 posted on 06/22/2009 12:42:30 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: MrB

Or sooner.


49 posted on 06/22/2009 12:42:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: Sarajevo
Why did you have to call attention to that, you miserable lout?

Somehow, I missed that first time through the thread ... and then you just had to call attention to it.

Where's the eyewash station? Why do I have this powerful urge to gouge my eyes out?

;'}

50 posted on 06/22/2009 12:43:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: txroadkill

Copyright 2002.

My, how things have changed in just 7 years. That cartoon needs updating. I can see Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy, Schumer, Durbin, Wright, ACORN, et. al. placing dynamite sticks in the Liberty Bell’s crack intending to blow it to smithereens.


51 posted on 06/22/2009 12:43:20 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Injured young students die in Iran by BASIJIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npdISZUtdmU

June 22, 2009


52 posted on 06/22/2009 12:43:56 PM PDT by Son House (Ă˜bama "What Would J.C. Do?" >> J.C. = Jimmy Carter)
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To: Vermont Lt

ROFL at your tagline.


53 posted on 06/22/2009 12:43:58 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Oath Keepers are not “secret” or in hiding.


54 posted on 06/22/2009 12:44:54 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Neda, Is She Iran’s Joan of Arc?
Neda Has Become a Symbol and Martyr for the Iranian Opposition http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=7897043&page=1


55 posted on 06/22/2009 12:45:37 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: unkus
Right ... they're using their real names. That's a whole lot more serious than the bunch back in the '90s.

It fits: the present situation is much more serious than the '90s.

56 posted on 06/22/2009 12:46:28 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Vermont Lt

We must never forget, and we must teach everyone, this truism:

The only reason that anyone would seek to disarm the citizenry is if they intend to do something to them that they wouldn’t allow if they had the means to resist.


57 posted on 06/22/2009 12:46:33 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: ETL

Is that “fat lady” about to sing?


58 posted on 06/22/2009 12:46:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: Texas Fossil
Is that “fat lady” about to sing?

Don't know about that, but a crack is beginning to show.

59 posted on 06/22/2009 12:50:22 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Jack Black
Good point. Cops call non-cops “civilians”. Ironic, no?
60 posted on 06/22/2009 12:51:00 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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