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  • Why do annoying #NeverTrump Freepers still posting articles around the clock?

    05/20/2016 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 272 replies
    May 20 2016 | Vanity
    I see some NeverTrump Freepers are back, posting articles almost like clockwork. Is this some paid trolling going on? Is it some psych-op for the GOPe Uniparty? Using FR as a place to foment conflict/hone the Establishment's arguments against Trump and real conservatives and/or Christians? No one has the time to be posting as many articles in a day these people are posting without getting paid. Sorry. I think it's an "op" against FR.
  • Head of Iranian Militia: $1.7B US Payout Was Ransom for Jailed Americans

    01/21/2016 6:04:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2016 | 4:22 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    The head of the Iranian regime's notorious Basij militia claimed Wednesday that Iran had received $1.7 billion from the U.S. in exchange for the release of imprisoned Americans, contradicting the Obama administration's denial that the settling of a decades-old legal claim amounted to a ransom. Tehran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted Basij commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi as saying in an address to militia members that the U.S. agreed to pay the money to buy freedom for what the news agency called "its spies held by Iran." ...
  • Unconfirmed: Huge explosion kills hundreds in central Tehran

    05/24/2015 1:56:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 96 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 4:09 PM (EDT)
    According to first unconfirmed reports, central Tehran was hit Sunday night with massive blasts leaving many hundreds of people dead. Witnesses report heavy Revolutionary Guards and Basij forces speeding to the area. Thee are also reports of explosions in the southern Iranian town of Isfahan - also unconfirmed.
  • Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters

    11/20/2014 4:23:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/19/2014
    Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters Head of Iranian government's Basij paramilitary force claims 'millions' of volunteers have applied to fight in Gaza and Syria. By Mark Langfan First Publish: 11/19/2014, 2:14 PM Reuters The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of "millions" to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran's allies. Fars, Iran’s semi-official newspaper, reported that that Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander the Basij paramilitary force, as saying: "Millions of Basijis (volunteer forces) are ready in Iran to be dispatched to Syria and Gaza and they...
  • Iranian Basij Presents Its Report On Human Rights In The U.S.

    02/07/2014 7:23:06 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | Feburary 7, 2014 | Special Dispatch
    On January 27, 2014, the Iranian paramilitary Basij presented its 2013 report on human rights in the U.S., which was published in Farsi, Arabic, and English.[1] The Basij report details human rights violations by the U.S administration, including execution, torture in prisons, and racial discrimination in the American justice system. The report includes few statistics and sources, relying largely on the websites of organizations such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International that cannot be accessed in Iran; the Iranian regime has in the past referred to these organizations, which have criticized the Basij itself, as "Zionist." According to...
  • Iraq PM 'Invites' Iran to Seize US Embassy in Baghdad

    02/09/2013 11:54:28 PM PST · by Bobalu · 42 replies ^ | 2/10/2013, 9:14 AM | Chana Ya'ar
    Iraq allegedly has agreed to allow 50,000 Iranian Basij militia troops into the country to help suppress riots against the government and seize Arab and other foreign embassies, including that of the United States. The two leaders allegedly agreed to allow the Basij forces to attack and occupy the foreign embassies considered hostile to Iran in Baghdad, and to detain their staffs.
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Islamofascism: Nazi cartoons made in non-Aryan Arabia

    04/04/2012 1:36:51 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    This title is telling: 'Hooked nose racist Arabs paint hooked noses?' Racist extremist Arab Helen Thomas Islamic Nazi Arab Mohamed MerahThese extremist Arabs, (or Iranian or Turkish) who were regarded by Hitler as momkeys, now copy Hitleristic cartoons against Jews?Antisemitism in the Arab and Muslim World and its Influence on Muslim Communities Abroad Jan 22, 2008 – Jews and Israelis are portrayed as stooped, hook-nosed and money-hungry, as snakes (a particularly nefarious figure in the Arab world) bent ... Incitement in the Arab Media - Anti-Semitic Cartoon - ADL The stereotypical Jew, with his long beard and hooked nose, is...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service

    02/16/2012 12:31:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    DUTCH ^ | February 14, 2012 | n/a
    The internet has become a powerful catalyst for international violent jihad, according to a new report from the Dutch security service AIVD.
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • OWS Spreads To Iran...Surprise, Surprise!

    10/22/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 14 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 10/22/2011 | Pat Dollard
    Students, who are members of the Basij militia, a part of the Iran Revolutionary Guard, attend a gathering in support of anti-Wall Street demonstrators in front of the U.S. interest section of the Swiss embassy in Tehran October 22, 2011. A group of Iranian demonstrators chant slogans in a gathering to show their support of US Wall Street protestors, as one of them holds Muslims holy book, Quran, at right, in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which handles US interests in Iran, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (AP photo/Vahid Salemi)
  • Shrouds-clad Iranians March in a Military Parade

    10/13/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September 22, 2011 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    Following are excerpts from Al-Alam TV coverage of an Iranian military parade, which aired on September 22, 2011: Reporter (translating from the Farsi announcer): This is a special unit of the Basij forces. Its members wear shrouds as a declaration of their willingness to defend the religion, the revolution, and the country. This unit, the members of which are wearing shrouds, belongs to the Basij forces of Khuzestan Province, south-west Iran. […] This truck carries a Zilzal missile, which operates on solid fuel. This is one of the missiles that has been recently developed, and it represents the height of...
  • 'Arab Spring' Part of Iranian Plot to Dominate World

    10/05/2011 9:04:36 AM PDT · by STD · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/11 | American Thinker
    'Arab Spring' Part of Iranian Plot to Dominate By Reza Kahlili For the first time, an official entity of Iran's Islamic government has detailed the horrific goal of the regime: destroy America and Israel as part of the Muslim "awakening" sweeping Africa and the Middle East. That "awakening," which the West has labeled the "Arab Spring," is all part of Iran's messianic complex in which it sees itself as the spearhead of a worldwide revolution in which the Shiite version of Islam will dominate humanity.
  • Iran's Forces Battle Protests Nationwide

    02/22/2011 5:51:35 PM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/21/2011 | FARNAZ FASSIHI
    For a second time in a week, Iran's opposition drew tens of thousands of supporters to the streets across the nation on Sunday calling for the end to the Islamic Republic's rule. In response, the government unleashed what witnesses said was an extraordinary number of security forces to violently battle the crowds. Witnesses said mobs of anti-riot police and plainclothes Basij militia lined the streets and on several occasions fired directly into the crowd and beat protesters with steel batons. In one neighborhood, the Basij took over a commercial building and dropped tear gas canisters from the roof onto the...
  • Iran Breaking: Karroubi Intervenes with Letter to Rafsanjani "Take Charge"

    09/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Enduring America ^ | September 18, 2010
    BBC Persian is reporting that opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi has made a pointed intervention with a letter to former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, in Rafsanjani's capacity as the head of the Assembly of Experts. Karroubi's letter, sent to Rafsanjani just before this week's bi-annual Assembly meeting, called on the Assembly to exercise its powers to "monitor the functions and institutions under the auspices of Iran's Supreme Leader". Karroubi cited problems such as "a lack of independence of the judiciary and courts", the interference of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Basij militia in political issues, and the IRGC's expanded involvement in...
  • 26 Year Old Woman Raped and Murdered by Basij Members for “Bad Hijab”

    07/11/2010 6:43:39 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Persian2English ^ | July 11, 2010 | Staff
    According to HRANA, Elnaz Babazadeh, a 26 year old woman was raped and murdered by Basij forces in the city of Tabriz (northwestern Iran) last week. According to HRANA, Basij forces stopped Babazadeh in her car for not following the Iranian regime’s dress code. Elnaz resisted the forces and ignored the orders of the Basij forces. Then the Basij forces who who initially stopped her jumped into her car and threatened her with a gun. Two other Basij members joined in and beat and raped her. They murdered Babazadeh and dumped her body close to Emamiyeh cemetery.
  • Italy Says Iranian Militia Attacked Its Embassy

    02/09/2010 1:39:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 434+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | REUTERS
    Italy said dozens of members of Iran's hardline religious Basij militia had tried to attack its embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, but Iranian media described the incident as a student protest and did not mention any violence. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told a Senate hearing: "About a hundred Basij dressed as civilians tried to assault the embassy shouting 'Death to Italy' and 'Death to (Prime Minister) Berlusconi'."
  • Iranian Basij militia said to attack Italian embassy

    02/09/2010 6:57:52 AM PST · by maquiladora · 38 replies · 2,418+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 09, 2010 9:30AM EST
    Dozens of members of Iran's religious Basij militia tried to attack Italy's embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. “About a hundred Basij dressed as civilians tried to assault the embassy shouting “Death to Italy” and “Death to Berlusconi,” Mr. Frattini said referring to Italy's prime minister.
  • Reporters attacked in crackdown by Iran militia

    12/26/2009 7:34:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 648+ views
    Times Online ^ | Dec. 27, 2009
    Opposition Jaras website claims security forces attacked a building housing Isna, Iranian news agency, as demonstrators sought shelter IRAN was braced for more violent clashes today as opposition demonstrators planned further mass rallies, which are expected to lead to fresh confrontations between protesters and security forces. Tension was running high at rallies yesterday in which soldiers of the elite Revolutionary Guard and the paramilitary Basiji used tear gas and pepper spray and fired warning shots into the air to disperse demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans in three areas of central Tehran. They also smashed the windows of cars that were hooting...
  • Iranian security forces suppress new wave of opposition protests in Isfahan

    12/24/2009 1:27:37 AM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 543+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 24, 2009 | Martin Fletcher
    Iranian security forces violently suppressed opposition supporters in the city of Isfahan yesterday as tensions increased before nationwide demonstrations planned for this weekend. Two days after massive demonstrations in the holy city of Qom, clashes erupted in Isfahan, Iran’s third city, as thousands of mourners gathered for a memorial service for Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, the opposition’s spiritual leader, who died at the weekend. Opposition websites said riot police and Basij militiamen surrounded the Seyed mosque from early in the morning, and then attacked the mourners with batons, teargas and pepper gas. Many were injured and dozens were arrested,...
  • Day 2: Clashes at Tehran universities (Again)

    12/08/2009 5:36:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 630+ views
    Day 2: Clashes at Tehran universities 2 Tehran universities attacked AUT News | Dec. 8, 2009 Revolutionary Guard and Basij militia forces attacked campuses at Tehran University and Shahid Beheshti University in the Iranian capital on Tuesday morning. Amir Kabir University of Technology (AUT) news service reported that the gates of Tehran University were opened by campus guards to allow the militia forces to pour onto campus. Today's events after pro-opposition students announced Monday that they would gather Tuesday morning to protest the violent treatment they had received at the hands of plainclothes forces during Student's Day protests at Tehran...
  • Has Iran's Supreme Leader Disappeared?

    12/08/2009 6:01:36 AM PST · by alj770 · 36 replies · 2,152+ views
    Israel National News ^ | December 8, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian and Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    An underground Iranian activist has told Israel National News that the country's highest official -- Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei -- was spirited to a "secret place" for his own safety and that the nation's religious leaders are "scared." The source - an activist in the global Iranian pro-democracy movement who is involved in assisting a group of some 30,000 students located in Tehran and several other major cities - said Khamenei has disappeared. It is the Supreme Leader who controls Iran's foreign policy, and specifically its decisions regarding its nuclear development activities.
  • Second Stage of Structural Change in Revolutionary Guards

    10/15/2009 6:53:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 735+ views
    RoozOnline ^ | October 12, 2009
    While several official news agencies announced two weeks ago that the Basij force will be merged into the ground force of the Islamic Passdaran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), yesterday the Armed Forces Joint Chief of Staff confirmed the plan and announced the creation of the “IRGC Ground Resistance” force. Hassan Firouzabadi said, “after two years of study we concluded to change the IRGC’s structure, for the Basij to work in areas such as software work and the propagation of the Basiji culture in society, and to delegate the tasks, duties and mobilization of Basij units to a new called the...
  • Inside the Iranian Crackdown

    07/11/2009 7:14:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 946+ views
    WSJ ^ | July 11, 2009
    By FARNAZ FASSIHI TEHRAN -- When the protests broke out here last month, Mehdi Moradani answered the call to crush them. When the Unrest Flared, the Ayatollah's Enforcers Took to the Streets of Tehran With Batons and Zeal On the first day of the unrest, the 24-year-old volunteer member of Iran's paramilitary Basij force mounted his motorcycle and chased reformist protesters through the streets, shouting out the names of Shiite saints as he revved his engine. On the fourth day, he picked up a thick wooden stick issued by his Basij neighborhood task force and beat demonstrators who refused to...
  • Iran Militia (Basij Hezbollah thugs) Raid Hospitals

    06/28/2009 3:50:03 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 10 replies · 692+ views
    Straits Times -Breaking News ^ | Monday June 29 2009
    TEHERAN - IRAN appears to be intensifying its crackdown on opposition protesters ahead of today's official verdict on the disputed election result, with militiamen reportedly seizing injured demonstrators from hospitals.Ms Banafsheh Akhlaghi, western regional director of the human rights group, said it had collected accounts from people who have left Iran and expatriates with relatives there who say the government's paramilitary wing has been stopping hospital staff from taking identification information from wounded demonstrators who check in. And she said that once the patients have been treated, the Basij remove them to an undisclosed location. One woman, who has since...
  • Trying To Save Neda & The Thugs Who Massacred Iranians

    06/25/2009 2:41:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 591+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-09 | Curt
    This is an outstanding video interview of the man who tried to save Neda. It's about 19 minutes long but take the time to watch of the more shocking things to come out of it was that the crowd caught the gunman, and after taking his ID and picture let him go: [video at site] Meanwhile Threatswatch posted on the massacre in Baharestan Square yesterday by the Basij thugs, as told by a Iranian blogger: Bus loads of protesters were stopped and unloaded from their buses by "black-clad police" and literally herded. When the massing was sufficient, as the...
  • Neda Agha-Soltan - Innocent Symbol Of Revolution

    06/25/2009 6:23:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 227+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-09 | James Raider
    Neda Agha-Soltan was a bystander in the dramatic conflict gripping her country. Today, following her slow death from a bullet in the chest, she is the icon of Iranian reaction to the violent suppression by an entrenched theocracy. Her name means “voice” or “message,” and she has become a dynamic symbol for Iranians seeking openness in government. She has also altered international reaction, even moving the White House off its mark. The video of her last frightful two minutes was seen around the world within moments of her passing. The ubiquity of the Internet disseminating the powerful images of Neda’s...
  • The Continuing Unrest In Iran & Obama’s Waffling Continues

    06/24/2009 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 459+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-24-09 | Curt
    The demonstrations continue on in Iran but the crowds are getting smaller as the Basij thugs are becoming more and more brutal: Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, two witnesses said. One witness said security forces beat people like "animals." ~~~ At least two sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had planned to demonstrate. "They were waiting for us," the source said. "They all have guns and riot uniforms. It was like a mouse trap. "I see many people...
  • Iran Foreign Embassies Surrounded by Basij Milita (Hezbollah Thugs) Arresting the Wounded

    06/23/2009 11:21:34 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 6 replies · 605+ views
    embassys provided protection b4 but now they are all surrounded by militia - also if u are injured then they arrest uyesterday we saw a 10 years old child die from teargas in his face - could not film becos militia everywhereMousavi - We will not expend any more energy talking to the Gov in the streets - we must change course #Iranelection breaking news RT RT RT Mousavi - From Today every morning at 9am WE ALL travel to Tehran Bazaar - whatever reaction from Gov - Bazaar will close Mousavi - stop all work and travel with friends...
  • Basij to March on British Embassy Tuesday; Threaten Repeat of American Embassy Takeover

    06/22/2009 8:35:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 107 replies · 6,803+ views
    Monday, June 22, 2009 | Kristinn
    The government of Iran is turning up the heat on the British government, with a 'protest' led by Basij militia being planned for Tuesday afternoon at the British embassy in Tehran.A 'student leader' has been quoted by name threatening a repeat of the 1979 takeover and hostage-taking at the American embassy that lasted 444 days.The British government has started to evacuate family members of its diplomatic staff and the Iranian foreign minister has hinted at expelling the British ambassador.From WashingtonTV (translated from Persian):the news network of the Islamic Republic’s Voice and Vision Organization [state-owned radio and television] reports that some...
  • Iranian Gov’t Thugs Taking Over The Streets? And Liberal Upset With Protesters

    06/22/2009 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies · 1,490+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-09 | Curt
    You gotta love it. A liberal is a bit upset that us conservatives would have the gonads to cheer on protesters who attack the men of Basij. You know, the men who shot a innocent young girl in the heart for kicks. Right wing blogs cheer violence by Iran protestersWeasel Zippers calls it the "feel good video of the day." Gateway Pundit raves that it's the "best Iran protest video ever." Which video is he talking about? The one Fox ran where the protesters beat the living crap out of some Basij: The libs response? Personally speaking, I'm appalled that...
  • Iran's Basij Force: The Shock Troops Terrorising Protesters [Nazi BrownShirts: 0 Moderates]

    06/21/2009 9:18:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 839+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 21, 2009 | Angus McDowall
    Iran's Basij force: the shock troops terrorising protesters Protesters marching the streets of Tehran feared one thing more than any other: a sudden attack by the plain-clothed toughs of the Islamic Basij militia. By Angus McDowall 21 Jun 2009 Armed with sticks, motorbike chains, knives and axes, the more extreme members have long been used as shock troops by the regime to cow demonstrators with brutal displays of violence. Mounted on motorbikes, the militia's standard strategy is to charge the crowd, one man driving and another riding pillion using a truncheon to lash out at stragglers. They have also been...
  • Confirming The Basij Murder Of 'Neda' (Hezbollah Thug Snipers Shoot Girl Through the Heart)

    06/21/2009 2:48:41 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 52 replies · 3,087+ views
    21 Jun 2009 12:15 pm Confirming The Basij Murder Of Neda An email explaining the incident: "At 19:05 June 20th Place: Karekar Ave., at the corner crossing Khosravi St. and Salehi st. A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the...
  • Iran 06-21-09 - Basij militia HQ burns (YouTube)

    06/21/2009 2:18:08 PM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 47 replies · 2,035+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 21, 2009 | Unknown
    Basij militia HQ burns Amateur video shows the Basij headquarters set ablaze while smoke rises into a darkened sky.
  • Basij Militia Allegedly Use Axes, Daggers to Attack Iranian Protesters

    06/20/2009 9:58:23 PM PDT · by GVnana · 38 replies · 1,293+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/19/2009
    CAIRO — They're the most feared men on the streets of Iran. The pro-government Basij militia has held back its full fury during this week's street demonstrations. But witnesses say the force has unleashed its violence in shadowy nighttime raids, attacking suspected opposition sympathizers with axes, daggers, sticks and other crude weapons. At least once, the militiamen opened fire on a crowd of strone-throwing protesters. State media said seven were killed. If supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei authorizes a crackdown on protesters calling for a new presidential election, as he warned on Friday, the Basij will almost certainly be out...
  • Commander: Enemy seeking velvet revolution in Iran

    05/09/2009 8:13:20 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 531+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | May 10. 2009
    TEHRAN (FNA) - Lieutenant Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) forces General Hossein Hamedani Saturday warned about enemy plots to spark a “velvet revolution” in Iran. “The enemy is seeking to start a velvet revolution in the country, considering its movements and behavior,” Hamedani told reporters, elaborating on the soft threats currently posed to the Islamic Republic by the enemies. Reminding enemies’ efforts to stir tension in different parts of Iran and alluding to the West’s role and back up for Saddam’s regime during the 8-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the commander expressed the hope that such moves would fail...
  • Iran's Basij Force -- The Mainstay Of Domestic Security

    12/07/2008 2:29:02 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 519+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | December 07, 2008 | Hossein Aryan
    Every year, Iran's Islamic regime devotes an entire week to the glorification of the Basij Resistance Force. This year, Basij Week ended on November 27 with extensive media coverage and a raft of activities, including a high-profile review march by 15,000 Basij members in Tehran. The Basij (Persian for mobilization) is a large and omnipresent paramilitary organization with multifaceted roles, and which acts as the eyes and ears of the Islamic regime. It is present in schools, universities, state and private institutions, factories, and even among tribes. The Basij was formed by order of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in November 1977...
  • Question about Islam

    08/13/2008 8:26:55 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies · 92+ views
    I'm working on my Sunday school lesson where we will be discussing Islam, end of times issues and the Mahdi. I remember reading a while back that pres. Ahmadinejad belongs to some society where a small number of young men are trained to bring about the return of the Mahdi. I think I read it here, in FR, but I don't remember and cannot find it. Any Freeper out there who can help me? Thanks.
  • Basij Launches 2nd Year of Counter Insurgency Maneuvers

    10/24/2007 11:50:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 200+ views ^ | Oct.23, 2007 | Shahram Rafizadeh
    Basij Launches 2nd Year of Counter Insurgency Maneuvers Shahram Rafizadeh 2007.10.23 The second round of Basij mobilization exercises on urban counter insurgency begin on ‎Tuesday, October 23, 2007. The first exercise will begin with heavy and light weapons ‎around the city of Qom. The Basij commander for government agencies and offices ‎announced last Saturday that 10,000 Basij members belonging to government agencies ‎would begin three-day exercises around the city of Qom “to confront the enemy, attack ‎the enemy’s defense systems and confront the possible infiltration of the enemy in ‎sensitive centers.”‎ According to Masoud Chini Gharzadeh the purpose of launching...
  • The Iranian Who Wants An Apocalypse

    01/05/2007 10:47:20 PM PST · by Dajjal · 33 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (London) ^ | Jan. 5, 2007 | Michael Burleigh
    The Iranian who wants an apocalypse by Michael Burleigh The Daily Telegraph05/01/2007         One person we will be hearing much about in 2007 will be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He's the hollow-eyed engineer and town planner (and former Revolutionary Guard) who in 2005 went from being Teheran's answer to Ken Livingstone to President of Iran. He's the fellow stringing along the international community while his scientists try to manufacture a nuclear bomb before America or Israel decides to degrade or destroy key experimental sites. He says appalling things with demented glee in his eyes.According to today's Spectator, Ahmadinejad may actually...
  • Iran grants hard-line volunteer force arrest power

    02/28/2006 7:29:30 PM PST · by freedom44 · 25 replies · 937+ views
    Middle East Newsline ^ | 2/28/06 | Middle East Newsline
    NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has expanded the authority of the Basij militia to include police, defense and relief operations. Officials said the new government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad approved a plan to enhance the role of the Basij Resistance Force. Under the plan, the Basij would become a fully-fledged defense unit with police and military authority. The Basij, said to have about 1 million members, has been designated as the shield of the Islamic regime and its principles. Over the last few years, the regime has used the Basij to quell pro-reform student demonstrations and enforce the Islamic dress code...
  • Heavy Weapons for Iran's Basij Militia

    11/26/2005 2:44:50 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 473+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Friday, Nov 25, 2005 | Meysam Tavab
    In an unprecedented move, even during the 8-year Iran-Iraq war, Baseej Volunteer Militia has started arming some of its units with heavy arms. Taking place under the current administration, it is not clear whether a new role has been added to Baseej or whether its mission has changed altogether. What is not clear is the purpose of arming this force at peace time. And since Baseej has been acting as an arm of the Judiciary, especially under Ahmadinejad’s administration, this change is looked at suspiciously. The principal mission of Baseej resistance mobilization force, under the law establishing it, is to...
  • Caption this pic (Important Photo)

    11/19/2005 12:45:22 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 37 replies · 2,311+ views
    Iranian Basijis (militias loyal to supreme leader) throwing stones at the white house (looks like the building of Congress to me).Hundreds of the militants gathered to form a human chain around the Iran's most important nuclear site in Natanz
  • Basij militia to enhance Iranian defense

    10/21/2005 7:19:04 AM PDT · by Wiz · 3 replies · 194+ views
    NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has disclosed a plan to create a huge Islamic volunteer force to protect the regime from any Israeli or U.S. attack. Iranian officials said supreme leader Ali Khamenei has approved a plan to greatly expand the regime-sponsored Basij militia. Under the plan, the Basij, which began as a volunteer movement, would essentially turn into Iran's third military ground force. Under the plan, the Basij would have more than 1 million men under arms. The force would be deployed both along Iran's long borders with Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey as well as in major cities.
  • Police state: Iran grants sweeping new powers to Basij militia goons

    09/09/2005 8:19:01 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 9-9-05 | Geostrategy Direct
    Police state: Iran grants sweeping new powers to Basij militia goons Iran has expanded the authority of the widely despised Basij militia to include police, defense and relief operations. The Basij, said to have about 1 million members, has been designated as the shield of the Islamic regime and its principles. Over the past few years, the regime has used the Basij to quell pro-reform student demonstrations and enforce the Islamic dress code in and around Iranian universities. Officials said the new government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad approved a plan to enhance the role of the Basij Resistance Force. Under...
  • Iranian suicide bombers to prepare for US attack...

    09/07/2005 1:03:52 PM PDT · by Alex Marko · 41 replies · 1,369+ views
    Iranian parliamentarians have voiced their anger at reports that the radical Basij Islamist organisation is intending to hold exercises for people who have volunteered to become suicide bombers in the event of a US military attack, ILNA reported on 6 September. Ahmad Pishbin, a parliamentary deputy serving on the National Security Committee was fierce in his condemnation of plans by Basij commanders to hold the exercises around Karaj Dam, some 30 km outside Tehran.....
  • Statistics shed Light on the Rigged Elections in Iran

    08/21/2005 9:39:14 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 564+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Sunday, Aug 21, 2005 | Kamal Tehrani
    One month after the ninth presidential elections in June, 2005, statistics have been released that not only confirm the widespread irregularities in the voting, but even corroborate the suspicions that the outcome of the elections would have been different if the rigging were prevented. During the first phase of the elections, people had noticed unlawful interventions in the elections process and had made their observations known. But few then suspected the extent of the manipulations and that they would actually be so gross as to alter the outcome of who got into the presidential palace. What Rafsanjani, Moin and even...
  • Terrorism Cannot Win: This is Why

    07/29/2005 11:58:50 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 28 replies · 1,673+ views
    In 1947, Ruhalhah Khomeini, then a mid-ranking mullah in Qom, issued a “fatwa” (opinion) that made it incumbent on “the faithful” to murder Ahmad Kasravi. It took a group of eight “faithful” to plan and carry out the murder several months later. A jubilant Khomeini told his entourage that he had “eliminated that paragon of impiety” for ever. At the time of his murder Kasravi was one of Iran’s leading intellectuals. A veritable Renaissance man, he was a senior jurist at the high court, a distinguished historian, a magnetic orator, a master of the Persian prose, and a best-selling author....
  • Crisis of legitimacy for the mullahs - Iran

    06/07/2005 9:40:07 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 704+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 7th, 05
    In recent years, the US State Department has called the Islamic Republic of Iran the world's "most active state sponsor of terrorism." The Islamic Republic has been in a state of war with the world since its inception 26 years ago. The Islamic Republic is waging a war of construction, the war to build up an Islamic empire and to change the whole face of the earth. They are also at war with the Iranian people. As a matter of fact, the first victims of the Islamic Republic's appetite for the destruction of the civilized world were the Iranian people...