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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
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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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