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Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed in Iran Bomb
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Posted on 10/18/2009 12:44:30 AM PDT by LukeL

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official news agency is reporting that at least five senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard have been killed in a homicide bombing in southeastern Iran

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1 posted on 10/18/2009 12:44:30 AM PDT by LukeL
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To: nuconvert; freedom44; Cyrus the Great; LibreOuMort; sionnsar; DGHoodini; FARS; RaceBannon; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 10/18/2009 12:45:56 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: LukeL

I think there is a very small chance Mossad may have been involved in this.


3 posted on 10/18/2009 12:46:26 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: SolidWood

With the reports of the Ayatollah being on his deathbed, it may be some group thinks now is the time to strike and strike hard.


4 posted on 10/18/2009 12:50:52 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL

On the other hand, it has been usual for the regime to get rid of planeloads of unreliable commanders so they can be replaced with more obedient stooges. But bombing away Revolutionary Guards sounds like a good thing either way.


5 posted on 10/18/2009 12:54:35 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: LukeL

Balochi Liberation Army


6 posted on 10/18/2009 12:55:06 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: LukeL
The "Revolutionary" Guard is the same Gestapo style unit that was terrorizing, beating, raping and shooting the Iranian students who were protesting in the streets for a free, democratic Iran.

In short, these asshole "guards" certainly got what was coming to them.

7 posted on 10/18/2009 1:01:16 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: All

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8312964.stm

Page last updated at 07:43 GMT, Sunday, 18 October 2009 08:43 UK

“Iranian commanders ‘assassinated’”

SNIPPET: “Iranian state media say at least 20 people have died in the attack, in the province of Sistan-Baluchistan.

Iran has previously accused a Sunni resistance group, Jundallah, of terrorist activities in the province.”


8 posted on 10/18/2009 1:01:19 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: LukeL
"Sunday's news report said the commanders were inside a car on their way to a meeting when an attacker with explosives blew himself up."

I would have a hard time believing Mossad agents are sent out as suicide bombers. But whenever attacks like this occur, Iran always blames the CIA and Mossad. But if reports are true that the Grand Ayatollah's health is rapidly deteriorating, or maybe be dead already, things could get very hinky in Iran's leadership in the coming weeks/months.

9 posted on 10/18/2009 1:03:00 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: LukeL
I think there is a very small chance Mossad may have been involved in this.

Or it could have been "No Achmed, I think you connect the red wire there...................."

10 posted on 10/18/2009 1:04:19 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: LukeL

HUMMMM, Seems the Islamofascist have found out that Amadjihad is really a Jew.
I wondered how long it would take them to get around to going after the whole bunch.
Are military people that take orders from Amadjihad considered infidels also?


11 posted on 10/18/2009 1:05:03 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Forget MOSSAD.
This is the Islamofascist getting rid of Infidels.


12 posted on 10/18/2009 1:06:33 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Cindy
Iran, Saudi Arabia Face Off in the Media
Link

The Iranian website Jahan News, which is close to Iranian intelligence circles, stated that Saudi Arabia was planning to give funding to the Sunni Baluchi opposition organization Jundallah, for a school for suicide bombers in Pakistan.

13 posted on 10/18/2009 1:09:13 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

They say it was a suicide mission but the guards were in a moving vehicle, getting another car close enough and setting off a bomb would be difficult, it seems more likely it was an IED style attack.


14 posted on 10/18/2009 1:10:29 AM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL

This is called ‘a good start’.


15 posted on 10/18/2009 1:11:06 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: LukeL

1 governor hardline cleric in the NW...5 IRGC commanders in the SE... Can we see that raised to 10 Secret Police in the NE or SW? Pretty Please?


16 posted on 10/18/2009 1:14:05 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: LukeL

No way, not a suicide bomber. This is locals.
<img src=http://i25.tinypic.com/25spf6g.jpg alt=”mc hammer time”


17 posted on 10/18/2009 1:14:21 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
mc hammer time
18 posted on 10/18/2009 1:14:48 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

19 posted on 10/18/2009 1:15:23 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: SolidWood

Iran’s border with Pakistan? Where?


20 posted on 10/18/2009 1:16:21 AM PDT by STD (FReep away both night and day until the truth has had its say!)
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To: justa-hairyape

Thanks for the link just-hairyape.
I appreciate it.


21 posted on 10/18/2009 1:16:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Just found it and read it myself. Wow. Looks like the next World War is gonna start here. This Media War between the House of Saud and the Shia Persians should be headline news all over the states.

I means its not like we have any troops positioned between the two./sarc

22 posted on 10/18/2009 1:32:20 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: maquiladora

ping


23 posted on 10/18/2009 1:35:37 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: justa-hairyape

I think it’s an ongoing situation:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2354466/posts


24 posted on 10/18/2009 1:36:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: justa-hairyape
Oops. Should read we don't have any for the sarcasm to work right.
25 posted on 10/18/2009 1:36:38 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: STD

The attack was reported to have occurred near Pishin, which is almost at the coast, at the very South of the Iran Pakistan border

26 posted on 10/18/2009 1:37:35 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: jhpigott

Mmmmmm,,,Interesting,,,

Watchin’ Close...


27 posted on 10/18/2009 1:55:39 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: LukeL
Now being reported that there were two separate attacks and bombs.

Link

The first attack took place at a unity gathering of Shia and Sunni tribal leaders on Sunday morning, in the Pishin area, a region situated in the borderline Province of Sistan-Balouchestan.

At around the same time, another group of IRGC commanders were caught in an explosion as their convoy came under attack at a road junction in Pishin- a region situated between the two towns of Sarbaz and Chabahar.

Reported up to 60 killed now. Looks like diplomacy time is just about over.

28 posted on 10/18/2009 1:58:14 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: LukeL
Latest out of Iran.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "foreign elements" linked to the United States of involvement in Sunday's attack that killed at least two senior commanders of the elite force, state television reported.

Link

29 posted on 10/18/2009 2:14:05 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Was waiting on that. This may be the kick off to some major fireworks...


30 posted on 10/18/2009 2:18:22 AM PDT by Shaun_MD (Closed Mouth, Opened Mind, Clenched Fist.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Keep in mind that the source you are quoting (#28) is PressTV (the IRI media outlet).

Sarbaz and Chabahar have been for many years, even during the Shah’s era, hotbeds of “less-than-desirable” activities.

Jundallah has over the year & up til now been linked to MeK, the West (incl. U.S./EU), Saudi Arabia, drug barons of Pakistan & Afghanistan, and even the Shia Government of Iran, by a variety of groups & people, depending on their personal and political orientation.

>”Looks like diplomacy time is just about over.”

Whose diplomacy? A view is that Obama may even take a deeper bow next time he is granted an audience with the King at the House of Saud.


31 posted on 10/18/2009 2:20:52 AM PDT by odds
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To: odds

year = years


32 posted on 10/18/2009 2:21:56 AM PDT by odds
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To: odds
A view is that Obama may even take a deeper bow next time he is granted an audience with the King at the House of Saud.

Which Islam will Obama support ? He usually goes with whatever Putin suggests and Putin loves the Iranian Shiites. But dang, he did bow to the King of Saudi Arabia and he got a real neat golden necklace.

33 posted on 10/18/2009 2:27:09 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Islam, ultimately, will support Islam (period). That’s, regardless of Sunni, Wahhabi or Shia differences (moderate or conservative). Because, the fundamental theology, doctrine and ideology are the same.


34 posted on 10/18/2009 2:31:12 AM PDT by odds
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To: odds

So the Iranians will publicly blame elements linked to the United States even though internally they may find out it was one of a handle of suspected groups. Sounds like the MO of half the world. Blame everything on the US.


35 posted on 10/18/2009 2:34:55 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Was that taken before or after Moozzi pulled his dress

up for a Butt-Smoooch??!!??!...(BARF!!!)...


36 posted on 10/18/2009 2:35:31 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: The Cajun
Or it could have been "No Achmed, I think you connect the red wire there...................."

I don’t see that as a possibility.

The Revolutionary Guard is the elite government type in Iran.

They are the political players, the businessmen, the government officials.

The only time they might be near a bomb is in a terrorism school as a teacher.

37 posted on 10/18/2009 2:40:08 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Pontiac

looks like israel doing a little prep work!


38 posted on 10/18/2009 2:44:51 AM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: LukeL

BBC: Within hours of the attack, the Guards accused “foreign elements” - usually used to refer to the US - for the attack.

“Surely foreign elements, particularly those linked to the global arrogance, were involved in this attack,” a Guards statement quoted by state television said.


39 posted on 10/18/2009 2:46:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: LukeL

So NOW it’s a “homicide” bombing?


40 posted on 10/18/2009 2:59:07 AM 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: Oldeconomybuyer
Read another article were they stated that global arrogance is typically how the Iranian Revolutionary Guards refer to the US.

These are just the type of people who should have Nuclear Energy./sarc

41 posted on 10/18/2009 3:03:30 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

I think the Iranian government/regime will blame Any One and Any Thing for any problems, misgivings, and so on, when it sees fit, at Any Time.

In reply to your comment: There is an infamous saying by Khomeini (Not Khamenei - the current, apparently, somewhat dead Supreme Leader). Khomeini, apparently, once said something along the lines of: If anything goes wrong blame it on America and Israel. If you can’t find anything wrong, then, find something, and, then, blamed it on America and Israel. Obviously, it is about passing the buck and not accepting responsibility for one’s own actions.

So, I guess the so-called political & religious descendants of Khomeini, in many instances, take a leaf out of his teachings. Although, it doesn’t mean the Saudis are more tolerant of the West. Only, more diplomatic & superficially less belligerent.


42 posted on 10/18/2009 3:08:38 AM PDT by odds
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To: LukeL
Now reports out of Pakistan that the Taliban are putting up some stiff resistance to the Military offensive in South Waziristan.
43 posted on 10/18/2009 3:10:09 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: odds

So will the Iranian Revolutionary Guards be forced to retaliate against the US to save face ? This is the most serious attack on Iran in quite awhile.


44 posted on 10/18/2009 3:12:18 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

>”So will the Iranian Revolutionary Guards be forced to retaliate against the US to save face ? This is the most serious attack on Iran in quite awhile.”

I have no way of knowing. Your guess is as good as mine. I’d doubt it. There is a difference between rhetoric and taking action.

Were any of the 9/11 culprits Iranian nationals?


45 posted on 10/18/2009 3:28:47 AM PDT by odds
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To: tet68

FNC has consistently used the term homicide bombing.

In fact, Fox may be the only major US news org which does so.


46 posted on 10/18/2009 3:39:31 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: odds
Were any of the 9/11 culprits Iranian nationals?

They have caused a lot of carnage in Iraq however. And we have numerous Naval vessels patrolling off the Persian Gulf. Just saw a Debka report (shaky to say the least) that Iran State TV is now blaming Britain of Complicity in the Attack. Interesting. Considering the British Muslim Nationals that have been linked to Terrorist acts abroad. Dang Muslims gonna start the next big one apparently. Debka also states that 5 Senior Commanders were killed. Total dead is 60-70.

47 posted on 10/18/2009 3:40:07 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Sky News has got it now. Breaking News.

'Britain Blamed For Iran Suicide Attack'

48 posted on 10/18/2009 3:44:47 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Reuters states that the Sunni group Jundollah (God's soldiers) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
49 posted on 10/18/2009 4:07:23 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

>”They have caused a lot of carnage in Iraq however”

I don’t think Iraq will have stability as long as the Iranian regime is in power. Iranian regime will continue to meddle in Iraq, and they are itching to get rid of US troops & influence.

>”Considering the British Muslim Nationals that have been linked to Terrorist acts abroad.”

Yep. This isn’t simply an “Iranian Government” thing. It is an Islam thing. Most muslim Britons (especially born and bred in the UK) are Not of Iranian heritage or origins. Most are Pakistani, then from Bangladesh, and to a lesser extent from India. By majority, they are from Ex-UK colonies. Although, the Saudis do enormously fund schools all over the UK, where Salafi teachings are very prominent & influential. The Islamic (Iranian) Government also has made in-roads in education and setting up propaganda for their fundamental version of Islam. These, in combination, IMO, contribute to “home-grown”, ideologically based, terrorism.

IMO, Western government should devise strategies to counteract these influences.


50 posted on 10/18/2009 4:09:31 AM PDT by odds
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