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1 posted on 01/06/2010 1:19:51 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: Cindy

Ping


2 posted on 01/06/2010 1:22:27 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Werner Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

...”Fear of a militarized Iran?” Iran is also a communist country, BTW. The government owns just about everything there.


3 posted on 01/06/2010 1:55:19 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

This is utter crap. The Revolutinary Guards (Pasdaran) have been an active player since their creation under Khomeini, and especially since their creation of the Hizbollah in 1982. It has for years been responsible for the purchase of military armaments. Whereas the military has been isolated from government leadership, the Pasdaran has played a direct part, from Rafsanjani in the early nineties to the present. It has been,and is now, the active revolutionary arm used by the Ayatollahs to enforce the Iranian mullohcracy.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 3:40:40 AM PST by Melchior
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To: sonofstrangelove
Interesting ................ compare Obama’s desire to create a “Civilian Force” comparably equipped as our military and you have what? A “Revolutionary Guard” unit. Gee, I wonder where Muslim Zero got that idea, hmmmmmmn?
5 posted on 01/06/2010 4:44:23 AM PST by Old Badger (boy do opportunities abound everywhere for Real Conservatives!)
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To: jhpigott; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; MestaMachine; FARS; SunkenCiv; Nachum; Oorang

*ping*


6 posted on 01/06/2010 6:17:09 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: sonofstrangelove; SunkenCiv; SolidWood; FARS; nuconvert; gandalftb
There are two interesting reports by Rand:

Mullahs, Guards, and Bonyads, An Exploration of Iranian Leadership Dynamics 170pp http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG878.pdf

and The Rise of the Pasdaran
Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps The Rise of the Pasdaran
Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps 153 pp http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG821.pdf

Both worth the time to read them

8 posted on 01/07/2010 12:49:03 AM PST by AdmSmith
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