Skip to comments.Former Revolutionary Guard Member: 'Military Coup' Underway In Iran (MUST READ!!!!)
Posted on 06/26/2009 6:56:18 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
One of the founders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who's also a former deputy prime minister, tells Weekend Edition's Scott Simon that what amounts to a "military coup" has occurred in his country. And he claims authorities know the election was rigged.
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Yet, our "President" is more content to eat ice cream and host a luau, while people in Iran are desperately fighting for freedom. Ugh! Obama & the rest of our leaders just make me sick!
Who cares? Somebody named Michael Jackson is dead.
If this is true, where’s Bambi gonna go for his next speech ?
Dang who can Biggie O invite for his Fourth of July BBQ, now?
I’m slow...do we LIKE the coup because it is against, Dinnerjacket, or NOT LIKE it because its a face-saving gesture that will keep the Mullah’s in power and distance them from Dinnerjacket?
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WHAT?!?!? I hadn’t heard!
The luau whoop dee doo was in bad taste and very disrespectuful of the great suffering being incurrd by people trying to break free of oppression.
Our whole congress was there partying at the WH while the thugs they agreed to “respectfully” listen to and negotiate with
were throwing women off bridges, dumping acid on crowds from helicopters, seizing corpses from hospitals, and axing teenage boys in the streets
I’m not saying intervene but sheesh TOTUS
use the bully pulpit for something larger than yourself, and set an exampe of gravitas...for a change
I'll believe it when the military starts beating on the government instead of the protesters.
The Syrians, probably.
“Im slow...do we LIKE the coup because it is against, Dinnerjacket”
In one way, we don’t like the coup because the Mullahs used the Revolutionary Guard to keep Ahmadinejad in power. But the good thing about this is that we now know for a fact (even though it was obvious, earlier) that Mousavi and the reformers won the election and that it was stolen from them.
and our media as well, Michael Jackson yappa yappa yap yap yap.Don't complain when the crazys nuke New York
From the Wash Times Tyrrell column today: “Having lost confidence in the police and members of the street militia, the Basij, he called out the Revolutionary Guard to clamp down on the protests. Interestingly, the head of the guard in the province of Tehran, Gen. Ali Fazli, a veteran of the Iraqi-Iranian war, refused to fire on his own countrymen and has been arrested.”
The mullahs have to go.
Barky wants to wait to see how it plays out.
I have been under the impression that the Revolutionary Guard has been reluctant to enforce the mullahs’ orders, and therefore reluctant to support Dinnerjacket — a good thing, at least in the short term. Anything that undermines Khameni is a good thing. Remains to be seen whether the Iranian people would be better off or worse off in the long run.
Claiming a military coup is really misleading. The Revolutionary Guards is a paramilitary unit that has been given much power over the actual Iranian military forces. If there had been a military coup there would be fighting in the streets involving the military and the Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran). In fact, this simply cements the mullahs’ hold on the populace and is no coup at all.
Of course it’s a coup.
It’s been brewing for years. Ahmadinejad is no joke. The guy was an IRGC Special Operations for Extranational assasinations commander in his youth. He’s as cunning as it gets.
I’m having flashbacks.
Those that believed in democracy lost the last time.
note that thugs doing the killings in the streets are NOT in uniform
and reports that foreigners imported to control the population because Iranian police and military not considered trustworthy to do so. Interesting question is whether IRGC troops (and regular military) are being confined to bases so they won’t be exposed to what is happening