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Report: Iranian Special Forces Are Marching Into Syria
Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST by Nachum

The Turkish news is reporting that Iran Quds forces are marching into Syria to quash the rebellion. The Tatler reported:

According to the Turkish newspaper, Sabah, the commander of the Quds forces, Qassem Soleimani and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protestors. The Quds forces will act as a firewall for the Assad regime as the Syrian army is finding itself in a difficult situation where many officers are joining the opposition because they do not approve of the mass killings of the civilians, which so far has taken the lives of more than 5,000 people.

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KEYWORDS: condorlegion; forces; iran; iranian; legioncondor; quds; special; syria
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Hmmm, another conflict. We are doing something, but nobody is sure what. Just in time for the Israeli elections. Coincidence? Naaahh... couldn't be.
1 posted on 02/08/2012 10:37:01 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

And they are going from Iran to Syria through which country????

Yes, here it comes - IRAQ!

Thanks to that SOB barack hussein obama.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 10:39:54 AM PST by bergmeid (ABR 2012 and ABO 2012)
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To: Nachum
Really?

Since Syria has no border with Iran are these 15,000 troops marching across Iraq or Turkey to get there?

3 posted on 02/08/2012 10:42:24 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

Via Latakia where Iran has had a large military presence for sometime now.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 10:45:17 AM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: Nachum


5 posted on 02/08/2012 10:45:17 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

“”Iran Quds forces are marching into Syria””


I would like the rest of the story. Through which country are they marching?

If Iraq is giving passage to Iranian soldiers, then we need to remind the American voters that it was Obama who made that possible by removing all US soldiers from Iraq.

If this story has any truth, the American public had better be righteously angry.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 10:46:20 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: wtc911

Ummm...”marching” is figurative, and they’re going by boat?


7 posted on 02/08/2012 10:49:32 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Nachum
Since turkey is the staging area for the Qatar mercenaries, who knows who is telling the truth.
8 posted on 02/08/2012 10:51:33 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Nachum
"Qassem Soleimani and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protestors."

So, Iran now effectively has 15,000 troops on the border of Israel...

9 posted on 02/08/2012 10:52:23 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Nachum

Wow! They REALLY want to intervene in Syria,, don’t they? This morning the fake babies in incubators story,, and now,,Iranian ninjas invading!!

Ok,,for me, it’s like this. When Iranians were openly murdering American soldiers with IEDs in Iraq,, NOBODY in the US govt cared. So now,, i don’t care if iranians are involved in Syria. No US intervention in Syria. I canot think of a single US interest there.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 10:52:52 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Angry, why it is not any of our business. Other than the pack of lies coming out of the UN, who knows. We damn sure do not want another Egypt and Libya, with the brotherhood holding billions of dollars of military equipment.
11 posted on 02/08/2012 10:59:58 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: ctdonath2

It would take at least 4 troop carriers and 3-5 supply ships to move and equip that many troops. Iran doesn’t have that capacity. Did they get moved on Rusian ships? I don’t think so. A troop movement of that size would have been spotted going through the canal or docking in Syria.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 11:04:08 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: ctdonath2; donozark
Ok, so you say that Iran will be transporting a full combat division (with logistic support) through the Red Sea (bordered by their enemy Saudi Arabia) to the Suez Canal to be deployed in Syria...that about right?

You may be right but two questions arise...

Since the Iranian navy's largest ship is a frigate(5), are they going to hire a Carnival Line cruise ship?

What is the source of your information? It is not the posted article.

13 posted on 02/08/2012 11:06:58 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: org.whodat

Yep another pack of lies to justify Western support to murderous Islamic civil wars. Let’m kill each other w/o our $ or soldiers!


14 posted on 02/08/2012 11:07:54 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: DesertRhino
So now,, i don’t care if iranians are involved in Syria. No US intervention in Syria. I canot think of a single US interest there.

Syria was aligned with Iran (which is Shiite Muslim), but the Syrian population is 74% Sunni. Just the recipe for unrest.

The more people the Iranians lose in Syria, the fewer they will have to create mischief elsewhere.

15 posted on 02/08/2012 11:08:37 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
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To: Hatteras

I bet they bypassed Damascus and went straight for the Golan Heights.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 11:09:22 AM PST by bergmeid (ABR 2012 and ABO 2012)
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To: Nachum

This don’t add up. Need more confirmation.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 11:11:02 AM PST by Logical me
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To: iopscusa

Idea for the Mosaad on this one because this is too close to the Isralei border... Get a pack of 200-lb Mastiffs with attitude to face off the Iranians... The Dog-fear on both religious and physical levels should be telling.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 11:12:40 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: WellyP

Thank you for a logical post.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 11:13:21 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Nachum

If this whole thing doesn’t remind you of “Lucy and the Candy Factory”, I don’t know what does.


20 posted on 02/08/2012 11:21:08 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: bergmeid
At the end of the day, Iraq and Afghanistan will be just like Vietnam. All the troops who were wounded and died there will be for nothing. Just like Vietnam, we pulled out and left it to the enemy again. We left, the commies came into the South. We left Iraq, the Muzzie murdering thugs came back. Same ole same ole. All those lives gone and altered for nothing. No gain. All gain, given back.
21 posted on 02/08/2012 11:24:51 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: wtc911
Th top commander of Iran's Quds force is in Syria, helping Assad, according to UK Daily Mail. The ENTIRE Quds force is 15,000, so I'm guessing that somebody garbled the story.

Syria is ruled by the minority Shiites(Alawite sect), over a majority of Sunnis in the population. Iran wants the Shiites to maintain rule, the Sunni Saudis and Muslim Brotherhood wants the Shiites overthrown and replaced by Sunnis.

From my perspective, there are no good guys (except the minority Christians caught in the middle). The ideal would be if the fighting forces of both sides killed each other off.

Popcorn time.

22 posted on 02/08/2012 11:28:20 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I agree...let God sort them out.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 11:38:37 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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24 posted on 02/08/2012 11:44:57 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Portcall24

“If this whole thing doesn’t remind you of “Lucy and the Candy Factory”, I don’t know what does.”

LOL,,,post of the day


25 posted on 02/08/2012 11:46:43 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Logical me
Does not add up ,obummer is beside himself trying to find a way to get into war there read the just released pentagon statement. His goal is to take down the Jewish people.
26 posted on 02/08/2012 11:48:45 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: musicman

You know, i like that graphic. And i notice something. I have never seen so many neckties that shade of green on politicians, as i have in the last year.
Has this become a “shout out” to the muslims?


27 posted on 02/08/2012 11:49:28 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Hatteras
Qassem Soleimani and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protestors." So, Iran now effectively has 15,000 troops on the border of Israel...

Yep...this could not have been done without Russia agreeing to it. It's a time to be aware for certain....most know that Syria IS Irans front against Israel.

Will be more than interesting to see Israels reaction, and there will be one, and if Obama even speaks to this. I have said before NAtions are being brazenly bold since Obama took office and do not see Obama as an issue now in their agendas...he simply has no clout whatsoever.

28 posted on 02/08/2012 11:55:10 AM PST by caww
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To: wtc911

Simply Google ‘Iranians in Latakia’ for any number of sources.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 11:55:16 AM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: DesertRhino

No, but the resistance could use a few American Engineered IEDs. Turn around is fair play.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 11:57:20 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“No, but the resistance could use a few American Engineered IEDs. Turn around is fair play.”

Ahhhhh,, that was sublime. kuddos sir,,


31 posted on 02/08/2012 11:59:17 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: donozark

Are you saying that Iran already has a fully equipped division sized Special Forces presence in that city? Where did you get that info? Pls cite.


32 posted on 02/08/2012 12:00:55 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: donozark

There’s video of Irianian Ships arriving at the port in Latakia Syria if googled as well. So they have been steady to keep the arrangement Iran made with Syria on use of the Port. I’ll check to see if I can pull one.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 12:01:24 PM PST by caww
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To: wtc911

It was a question/hypothesis, not statement of fact.
Just pointing out there are other ways to move troops.


34 posted on 02/08/2012 12:01:45 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: wtc911
An agreement was made between Iran and Syria to place a Irianian Navy permanent presence at the port...basically a base. Here's a video of the first ships arriving.

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

35 posted on 02/08/2012 12:08:22 PM PST by caww
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To: wtc911
Iran signed a deal a year ago to construct a large naval base at Latakia, Syria. Common knowledge. Also, Syria has a large army base nearby. I would have no idea of exact number of Iranian troops there, nor in Venezuela. Yet we know they are both places.

The 'Rat Lines' to/from Syria that so vexed our troops in Iraq are still there. Turkey has captured numerous truckloads of Iranian arms headed for Syria.

The FSA has detained on several occasions, 'Iranian engineers' or 'pilgrims.' Sheep-dipped I suspect, just as we did in Laos with our own troops.I suspect Iranian SF would be utilized as SAS and French Foreign Legion were in Libya. As force multipliers.

36 posted on 02/08/2012 12:12:36 PM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: ctdonath2
It was a question/hypothesis, not statement of fact. Just pointing out there are other ways to move troops.

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Understood...and I'm just pointing out that Iran lacks the capability to move a combat division with its required support by sea.

Now, if you want to talk about airlift capability...they could do that using commercial aircraft of their own or via contract with Venezuela (with whom they have existing agreements to deliver who-knows-what to our hemisphere)...it would take longer and they would have to transit Iraqi airspace, but it could be done.

37 posted on 02/08/2012 12:14:00 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Nachum

If Iran has got 15,000 of them, they ain’t that special.


38 posted on 02/08/2012 12:14:47 PM PST by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: wtc911

Here you have Russian ships entering Syria’s waters in July of this last year....so they are arming up between Iran,Russia in Syria’s defense...should any attempt be made to interfer with the Syrian Revolt. But this can also be used as an excuse to arm against Israel as we watch the Middle East dynamics highten....it’s not good no matter what view one looks at it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kPD5p22zM&feature=related


39 posted on 02/08/2012 12:16:39 PM PST by caww
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To: Nachum

I believe they are using the conflict in Syria to get boots on the ground in preperation for when they go to war with Israel.


40 posted on 02/08/2012 12:20:14 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: caww
Let's be accurate...

The deal with Syria is to expand airport facilities in Lakatia and allow for a minimal military presence...not build a naval port facility.

The video you linked shows two Iranian frigates visiting existing port facilities. Those two represent 40% of the servicable frigates in their fleet and these five frigates are the largest ships they have (except three very aged destroyers that seldom leave port).

They have no shipping capability to move a fully equipped battalion let alone a division.

I am not saying that Iran is not moving 15,000 troops to Syria...they may be. But there is nothing in the posted article or the idle speculation of a number of posters on this thread that shows how they are going to do it.

41 posted on 02/08/2012 12:24:08 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: caww
Agreed....just more wood on the pile...waiting for the match.

What amazes me is the number of lib friends I have who actually believe that our pull-out in Iraq, the Arab Spring, Libya et al represent significant FP success.

42 posted on 02/08/2012 12:28:03 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: donozark

Latakia is Syria’s weak link. Knock it out and they can’t resupply!


43 posted on 02/08/2012 12:29:15 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: wtc911
there is nothing in the posted article or the idle speculation of a number of posters on this thread that shows how they are going to do it.

Are you certain this is as hard to accomplish as you seem to think. I don't, not by any means. It would not be difficult to move these forces into position in Syria....especially with Russias approval.

44 posted on 02/08/2012 12:29:15 PM PST by caww
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To: DesertRhino

It just might be a “sign”.


45 posted on 02/08/2012 12:29:43 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

If they’re marching, then those poor troops will need boots and food. How fast will Hussein write them out a big check with lots of zeroes? Or has he already?


46 posted on 02/08/2012 12:31:19 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: wtc911

Both Iran and Russia are building naval ports in Syria. Iran at Latakia. Russia at Tartus. Google ‘Iranianis to build large naval port at Latakia’ for videos, sources, dates,etc.


47 posted on 02/08/2012 12:31:46 PM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: wtc911
What amazes me is the number of lib friends I have who actually believe that our pull-out in Iraq, the Arab Spring, Libya et al represent significant FP success.

Yep....Too few understand the why of US presence on the Internatioal Stage...especially in the Middle EAst....Our footprint there has been the only thing keeping the entire Middle East from blowing each other up with all the dynamics among them for power.

The most any can do now is stall this trajectory.....it's just not possible to stop it now.

48 posted on 02/08/2012 12:34:46 PM PST by caww
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To: wtc911

Both Iran and Russia are building naval ports in Syria. Iran at Latakia. Russia at Tartus. Google ‘Iranianis to build large naval port at Latakia’ for videos, sources, dates,etc.


49 posted on 02/08/2012 12:42:23 PM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: Nachum

got Debka?


50 posted on 02/08/2012 12:42:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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