Skip to comments.IRAN PREPARES MAJOR SECURITY SHAKEUP
Posted on 12/04/2005 12:30:32 PM PST by markedmannerf
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reshuffled the security services.
Officials said Ahmadinejad has ordered a purge of Iran's security agencies, military, police and other government departments. They said that in most cases the president has installed officers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to replace civil servants appointed in the 1980s.
On Nov. 30, Ahmadinejad appointed IRGC deputy chief Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr as deputy interior minister. Under the appointment Zolghadr would be responsible for the security forces and police
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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is believed to be in charge of Iran's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons programs, and its operational chemical and biological weapons inventories and missile forces. As of August 1998 Gen. Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf was head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Air Wing. http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/iran/agency/irgc.htm
from what I understand hes replacing the police and everyone with these guys.
Iran is striving to be proactive in that endeavor!
Is this like what Stalin did just before the German invasion that left his army with essentially no experienced officers?
Maybe he heard the news announced yesterday that the U.S. Strategic Command declared they'd achieved Global Stike capabilities with both conventional and nuclear weapons in the event needed. It's possible the Iranian president has become increasingly paranoid as a result, and made his decision to purge his security forces of bureaucrats and replace them with fanatical Islamofascists. Well, that's ok I guess, given the impact of a massive missile strike won't matter whose in what seat in the government offices in Tehran.
This is an O-$hit the U.S. is about to come kick our raghead butt move.
The Iranian mullahs have already gone into the bunker. This is a purge to make sure they have reliable people in the important positions.
they want to maintain control as the fan hits the tihs.
Suicide by accident but how many and much are they going to take down with them.
And done forget Hitler's purges. The handwriting is on the wall for all to see.
Seymour Hersh recently spoke about CIA agents on the ground in Iran. This may be their response...
Yeah, there seem to be some parallels to the runup to WW II. After this is all over and has run its course in ten years or so, scholars may look back and see these parallels very clearly, but as we are experiencing things it is harder to see what will lead to what. One thing seems clear enough: Iran is just about on autopilot for their destination.
... and their destination may well include nuclear war against Israel (and maybe an EMP strike against the USA to start it out with) with their newly minted nucs.
Ahmadinejad is a pure fanatic. There is great danger ahead for a nuclear conflict and this move could well be part of the girding up process.
The real reason that the new President of Iran wants total control of the RG's is because he wants fellow
"Hojjatieh Society" members to join in on his apocalyptic fantasies. Check out this article from the day when he told everyone about his idea of nuking Israel. Great future for Iran, sarcasm on
Iran president paves the way for arabs' imam return
Nov 17, 2005
His call for the destruction of Israel may have grabbed headlines abroad, but it is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's devotion to a mystical religious figure that is arousing greater interest inside Iran.
In a keynote speech on Wednesday to senior clerics, Ahmadinejad spoke of his strong belief in the second coming of Shi'ite Muslims' "hidden" 12th Imam.
According to Shi'ite Muslim teaching, Abul-Qassem Mohammad, the 12th leader whom Shi'ites consider descended from the Prophet Mohammed, disappeared in 941 but will return at the end of time to lead an era of Islamic justice.
"Our revolution's main mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam, the Mahdi," Ahmadinejad said in the speech to Friday Prayers leaders from across the country.
"Therefore, Iran should become a powerful, developed and model Islamic society."
"Today, we should define our economic, cultural and political policies based on the policy of Imam Mahdi's return. We should avoid copying the West's policies and systems," he added, newspapers and local news agencies reported.
Ahmadinejad refers to the return of the 12th Imam, also known as the Mahdi, in almost all his major speeches since he took office in August.
A September address to the U.N. General Assembly contained long passages on the Mahdi which confused Western diplomats and irked those from Sunni Muslim countries who believe in a different line of succession from Mohammed.
This fascination has prompted wild stories to circulate.
Presidential aides have denied a popular rumor that he ordered his cabinet to write a letter to the 12th Imam and throw it down a well near the holy city of Qom where thousands of pilgrims come each week to pray and drop messages to the Imam.
But what really has tongues wagging is the possibility that Ahmadinejad's belief in the 12th Imam's return may be linked to the supposed growing influence of a secretive society devoted to the Mahdi which was banned in the early 1980s.
Founded in 1953 and used by the Shah of Iran to try to eradicate followers of the Bahai faith, the Hojjatieh Society is governed by the conviction that the 12th Imam's return will be hastened by the creation of chaos on earth.
Ahmadinejad, who is only the second non-cleric to become president since the revolution, has made clear his immense respect for Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, a deeply conservative cleric with close ties to the Hojjatieh-founded Haqqani theological school in Qom.
Conspiracy theorists, never in short supply in Iran, allege that many members of Ahmadinejad's cabinet and other key appointees are Haqqani graduates and Hojjatieh followers.
"It seems that they (Hojjatieh members) have recently become more active and are spread through the government," said a political analyst who declined to be named.
"The president has repeatedly said his government will pave the way for the Imam's return."
But others point out that many former government officials, perceived as moderates, graduated from Haqqani.
Haqqani's continued links to Hojjatieh, though rumored, have not been proven and it remains one of the most prestigious theological schools in Qom.
Ahmadinejad's emphasis on the importance of development and justice to encourage the Mahdi's return, also suggest an important divergence from Hojjatieh thinking.
But he would be better advised to focus his speeches on practical rather than religious issues, said former Vice-President Mohammad Ali Abtahi.
"Of course, we must pray for the return of the Imam, but we must also tackle inflation and unemployment," the reformist cleric told Reuters.
Some nations commit suicide by accident.
Iran is striving to be proactive in that endeavor.........
meaning that it will not be an accident in its case.
Iran thinks its oil will protect it.
A few months without food and water and they all will be begging to convert to Christianity!
It's called "consolidating power".
Clinton did the same thing with the Justice Dept in 1993, firing all the incumbent prosecutors and appointing his own IRGC.
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