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Report: Iran to send 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to bolster Assadís forces
Al Arabiya ^ | June 16, 2013

Posted on 06/16/2013 2:38:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Iran is to reportedly send 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against opposition forces, according to the The Independent on Sunday.

In what was described as an Iranian “military decision,” the British newspaper said Iran was now “fully committed to preserving Assad’s regime,” citing unnamed pro-Iranian sources.

The sources “have been deeply involved in the Islamic Republic’s security, even to the extent of proposing to open up a new ‘Syrian’ front on the Golan Heights against Israel,” The Independent’s Robert Fisk wrote.

The decision, allegedly made before this week’s presidential election, was “to send a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad's forces against the largely Sunni rebellion,” Fisk reported.

Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country, and a close ally of President Assad, who belongs to the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

Earlier this month Iran congratulated the Syrian army on their victory in the strategic central town of Qusayr after an 18-day battle....

(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; assad; basharalassad; iran; iransryiawar; obama; shiites; sryiawar; syria

1 posted on 06/16/2013 2:38:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With all these different groups having vested themselves into the outcome of this conflict they are making it a focus point for all the world’s self interests - I pity the poor b#stards of the general population with bombs and weapons from all sides flying over their heads.


2 posted on 06/16/2013 2:48:27 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin said “Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he is doing... let Allah sort it out!”.

I agree wholeheartedly. Let's not allow the idiots Obama & John Kerry to get us entangled in a web spun by who knows what spider.

3 posted on 06/16/2013 2:54:50 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Multiple scandals in the white house, iffy economy, the US fighting a proxy war in asia... it's 1972 all over again.

CC

4 posted on 06/16/2013 3:11:12 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess they heard Obama declared he wasn’t going to send troops at all. Just some small weapons and ammo.

Well, It looks like the O has been checkmated. Why do you doofusses tip your hand. You have no sense of strategery.


5 posted on 06/16/2013 3:13:21 AM PDT by plangent
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To: melsec

room on that couch for 2?


6 posted on 06/16/2013 3:16:59 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: House Atreides

Sarah Palin said “Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he is doing... let Allah sort it out!”.


Money quote for the day. Odumbo, are you paying attention?


7 posted on 06/16/2013 3:19:06 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: melsec

The question is can the people of Iran ever get their revolution right?

The fall of the Shah represented their leaning towards a more Western philosophy of society and government. The muzzies stepped into the vacuum and took over, as we have seen time and time again in the middle east.

I knew a number of Iranians during the 70’s and 80’s when I was in college. They were TO A MAN intensely interested in Western art, society, government, history, science.

The new president is quite a moderate. Trouble is, it takes millions of people to get him elected, but it only takes one bat shit crazy FN muzzie fanatic to send him to his final destination.

And I make ZERO APOLOGIES for speaking the truth about the muzzies. We ignore it at our peril.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 3:31:03 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: djf
The new president is quite a moderate

According to news reports, he's the most moderate of the choices the voters had. So where's the logic of giving weapons to the Syrian terrorists now, just about forcing the new leader to get involved?

Oh, yeah....there is none. Unless it's our goal to put the MidEast in flames.

9 posted on 06/16/2013 3:36:30 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Read the post.

It says the decision was made before the election.

I am hoping he reverses it.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 3:38:47 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: djf
It says the decision was made before the election. I am hoping he reverses it.

Now that this is public, how can he do that without looking like he blinked?

11 posted on 06/16/2013 3:54:04 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: House Atreides
"Sarah Palin said “.. let Allah sort it out!”.

MY GOD folks does this woman EVER get anything wrong?

WASILLA ALASKA'S SARAH LOUISE.... A PLACE WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY.... !


12 posted on 06/16/2013 3:55:56 AM PDT by jimsin (a)
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To: House Atreides

“lets not let idiots Obama and John Kerry...get us entangled in a web...”

And never forget, McCain, Graham, Chambliss et al.

GOP enablers.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 4:06:44 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: Ken H

Sounds like “the decision” to do it was made public after the election.

Politicking... remember, polyticks? Meaning many bloodsuckers.

Think about it though, Iran, seems to me, would have more of an interest in what is happening in a country they are that close to. What interest do we have except for some politician to score points on the nightly news?

If the election proves anything, it is that the Iranians as a people are not as bloodthirsty and warlike as many seem to offer over and over and over again.

They’re not screaming for Israeli blood. In fact for a while, it’s been the other way around.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 4:10:10 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Syria is like Feces. The more you stir it the worse it stinks.


15 posted on 06/16/2013 4:13:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: plangent

The red phone rang at 3 a.m. and Putin told him it wasn’t a good idea.


16 posted on 06/16/2013 4:15:50 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: grania

No matter how moderate.. He still answers to the mullahs who want Assad in power.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 4:17:34 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Bible predicts Syria will align with Egypt to attack the anti-christ in the tribulation

so, I think Iran needs to send 4000 caskets with their troops

Al Qaeda will win this one and they will prepare for war with Israel


18 posted on 06/16/2013 4:25:28 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This has the potential to turn into the Vietnam of the ME. We do not want to stare down Putin over Syria - he is working to rebuild Russian influence. The rebels have pledged allegiance to Al Queda, and this is the group that we arm?!?! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!


19 posted on 06/16/2013 4:25:43 AM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: djf

do not fool yourself about anyone who is allowed to lead in Iran
Khamenie also ruled during the time of slaughter under Khomenie, and NO ONE rules without his say-so

there is no such thing as a moderate Imam-sponsored candidate


20 posted on 06/16/2013 4:27:11 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: RaceBannon

Run silient.
Run deep.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 4:33:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The entire world knows that the USA is led by an incompetent poseur. No country is respectful of the military that is being dismantled every day by this president.


22 posted on 06/16/2013 4:55:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From February of 2012:

http://rt.com/news/syria-iran-cooperation-protests-969/

...The Syrian opposition announced earlier that commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Suleimani, advises the Syrian authorities on quashing the country’s opposition movement, the Telegraph newspaper reports.

According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, the Quds Force includes 15,000 elite soldiers, who operated in Iraq and other wars on foreign soil. The Quds is reportedly in charge of training and funding Hezbollah...

From May of 2012:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4234608,00.html

Iran confirmed Sunday that it has, as previously speculated, sent troops to aid President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in his country...


23 posted on 06/16/2013 5:10:36 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Practically all of the world’s geopolitical problems either originate with, or are exacerbated by, our evil, low-IQ, incompetent, sociopathic poseur of a “president.”


24 posted on 06/16/2013 5:45:43 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How will they get to Syria? Iran has no common border with Syria. They will either have to:

1. Drive through Northern Iraq (Iraq wouldn’t allow it)
2. Fly over Iraq (I doubt/hope Iraq wouldn’t allow that)
3. Sail through the Suez Canal (Egypt may not allow it and if they did Israel would be able to take the out as they will be bottle necked)


25 posted on 06/16/2013 5:47:48 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. That's 4,000 *more*. Yakhont and S-300 keywords newest to oldest:
26 posted on 06/16/2013 6:00:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: rfreedom4u

Why not send them through Russia?


27 posted on 06/16/2013 11:43:57 AM PDT by virgil
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To: rfreedom4u

2. Fly over Iraq (I doubt/hope Iraq wouldn’t allow that)

They’ve been flying arms across Iraq for a while now. I imagine this is the likely method of deployment Iran will use.


28 posted on 06/16/2013 2:08:30 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keeping the meat grinder going in Syria is really good. If anything I hope Hussein gives the fsa *justtt* enough support to keep this going for a long time.


29 posted on 06/16/2013 2:11:20 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: djf

It would be nice to see it happen. I have met with a lot of people from Iran. Those who have a Persian background are smart, cultural, hard working, cool headed. The Arabs are a different matter.

Mel


30 posted on 06/16/2013 6:29:51 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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