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Iran Revolutionary Guards warn of possible "bloodshed" in furture elections
Radio Zamaneh ^

Posted on 03/05/2011 5:59:02 PM PST by nuconvert

A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the establishment that if the ninth parliament is not “healthy”, the coming year may be a year of “bloodshed.”

FARS news agency reported that General Aubnoosh told a gathering of Guardian Council watchmen in Qazvin: “If the results of the parliamentary elections are not in line with our values, the coming year will be so dangerous it may even lead to bloodshed.”

He recommended great care in choosing people who can run for election and thorough investigation before announcing candidate eligibility.

The ninth parliamentary elections of Iran will take place next year, and the Guardian Council determines the eligibility of candidates and supervises the election process.

Commander Aubnoosh went on to laud the actions of the Supreme Leader in confronting the so-called “sedition” referring to the protest movement that has challenged the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory in 2009.

He warned, however, that this movement is now moving toward “coalition with another movement called the deviation.” He predicted greater “complexity and difficulty” in future elections.

Ahmadinejad’s victory in the last presidential election was challenged by two reformist candidates, MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, who after a year of government pressure and isolation were finally put under house arrest last month for rallying their supporters to a march on February 14 in support of the recent Arab uprisings.

Since Mousavi and Karroubi are both considered pillars of the Islamic Republic, their refusal to accept the Ahmadinejad’s administration and their continued criticism of government policies has led to deep divisions in the upper echelons of power in the Islamic Republic.

“We had a group referred to as the reformists that we had to confront in May of 1997, and that past sedition is the same as this one,” Aubnoosh said; “But now there is also something called deviation, which will need greater alertness to identify because it is more complicated.”

Aubnoosh did not elaborate on this “deviation movement” but the reformists have repeatedly warned the establishment that failing to respond adequately to the reformist demands may lead to more extremist forces taking over the protests.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; iran; irgc; mois; mossad

1 posted on 03/05/2011 5:59:04 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

deviationism will not be tolerated.

Where have I heard that before?

/s


2 posted on 03/05/2011 6:03:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: nuconvert
FARS news agency reported that General Aubnoosh told a gathering of Guardian Council watchmen in Qazvin: “If the results of the parliamentary elections are not in line with our values, the coming year will be so dangerous it may even lead to bloodshed.”

Why on earth do these people bother with elections or do they just view them as opportunities to identify death worthy opponents? Never mind, I think I just answered my question.

3 posted on 03/05/2011 6:30:21 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: GeronL
“If the results of the ... elections are not in line with our values, the coming year will be so dangerous it may even lead to bloodshed.”

Why do I feel like those words could just as easily have been said by some SEIU representative?

4 posted on 03/05/2011 6:42:33 PM PST by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: JimSEA
Why on earth do these people bother with elections or do they just view them as opportunities to identify death worthy opponents?

Bingo - they like to feed on others' blood. That's one of the 'values' to which he was referring.

5 posted on 03/05/2011 6:45:14 PM PST by odds
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To: newheart

They probably were!

Didn’t Obama say something about it being hand to hand combat if the GOP won the last election?


6 posted on 03/05/2011 6:45:38 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: JimSEA

“Why on earth do these people bother with elections ...”

Because it looks good to the rest of the world to have elections.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 6:46:57 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Its a good thing that Jimmah made sure the Shah was run out of Iran.


8 posted on 03/05/2011 7:03:17 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks nuconvert.

G’night all.


9 posted on 03/05/2011 7:04:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: nuconvert

It’s great to see the Muslim brand of Democracy-—aint it? /s/


10 posted on 03/05/2011 7:19:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: All
Related info:

Much is written & discussed about the CIA & Mossad - at least on FR. By comparison, and as far as I'm aware, not much is known or said about the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS). Their role is not confined to Iranian dissidents at home or abroad. MOIS & its networks operate globally on various levels.

Iranian intelligence to adopt more aggressive approach – Radio Zamaneh

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 15:53

"Iran’s intelligence minister says the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei is instructing his ministry to take a more aggressive approach in dealing with “the enemies and intelligence agencies.”

In a memo that followed the Supreme Leader’s six-hour visit to the ministry of intelligence, Heydar Moslehi writes: “Since the best defence is considered to be an attack, the ministry is planning aggressive attacks through intelligence services.”

“Young recruits and experienced servants of the Islamic Republic will take charge of this mission, which will be marked by the coalescence of youthful spirit and experience,” the intelligence minister says.

He adds that the Leader has expressed satisfaction with the the intelligence ministry’s efforts so far in confronting the “sedition.”

The Islamic Republic government refers to the protests that have arisen following allegations of fraud in the 2009 re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as sedition. In his visit to the ministry, the Supreme Leader recommended that the ministry concentrate on “thorough long-term plans of action.”

He also emphasized that even though the minister of intelligence is appointed by the government, the ministry should not be swayed by political partisanship and should remain consistently faithful to the leadership and the Islamic Revolution.

Iran’s ministry of intelligence has been instrumental in clamping down on the election protests of the past year and a half."

11 posted on 03/05/2011 8:44:16 PM PST by odds
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To: nuconvert

Iran’s Cities a Sea of Poverty

Between 44.5 and 55 percent of Iran’s urban population lives under the poverty line, according to a new report titled “Measurement and Economic Analysis of Urban Poverty.”

The paper was presented by three senior government researchers at a conference organized two weeks ago by the national statistics center (Markazeh Amareh Iran), under the aegis of several ministries, Tehran University, and the United Nations Population Fund.

The authors, Mansour Kiani, Khalil Attar, and Jila Habibi, determined that at least 23.3 million city dwellers are under the poverty line and cannot subsist on their households’ incomes. Iran’s rural population was not included in the report.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2011/03/irans-cities-a-sea-of-poverty.html


12 posted on 03/06/2011 3:36:29 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Wow. Shouldn’t surprise me, but the numbers are eye-opening.

I’m sure the regime wasn’t happy with the report.


13 posted on 03/06/2011 3:53:08 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: odds

Thanks for posting that.


14 posted on 03/06/2011 3:57:03 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SunkenCiv; nuconvert
warn of possible "bloodshed" in furture

The most famous Zatra of Goa is that of the temple of the Hindu deity Damodar at Zambaulim, a place located roughly 40 km away from Margao, when people walk on burning coals with bare legs.

I thought you needed to know this, cause ya never know what the furture holds...

15 posted on 03/06/2011 6:37:10 AM PST by bigheadfred (GOA little faster. This sh!+ is HOT)
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To: bigheadfred

lol.
Just checked - Doesn’t look like they’ve corrected the spelling yet.


16 posted on 03/06/2011 6:40:54 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bigheadfred
I thought you needed to know this, cause ya never know what the furture holds...

wow, I just thought of a great name for a movie, "Back to the Furture"...

17 posted on 03/06/2011 7:35:11 AM PST by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES; nuconvert; SunkenCiv
wow, I just thought of a great name for a movie, "Back to the Furture"...

Yeah.

"A great country is taken over by a alien who so effectively destroys it the population is forced into wearing animal skins and living in caves."

I'd pay to see that...

18 posted on 03/06/2011 8:29:38 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

I had to move some furture to get at an electrical outlet.


19 posted on 03/06/2011 4:52:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That musta been a killer.

I’m sure your computer chair has wheels.


20 posted on 03/06/2011 5:46:22 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

I’m going to redecorate — all beanbags.

http://teamloter.com/thecraftynerd/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sumo-omni.jpg


21 posted on 03/06/2011 6:47:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Better stock up on crackers.


22 posted on 03/06/2011 7:03:53 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

Hey, I thought this whole place was full of crackers.


23 posted on 03/06/2011 8:14:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, since it appears your beanbags come with accompanying quadruplets what man would ever admit he was simply exhausted????


24 posted on 03/07/2011 4:06:39 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

I’d just have to hope the beanbag was up to the challenge.


25 posted on 03/07/2011 5:41:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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