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  • Iran point man wounded in Syria marks change of tide

    12/01/2015 8:46:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/15 | Shahriar Kia
    Revolutionary Guards Quds Force's notorious chief Qassem Suleimani severely injured in clashes south of Aleppo For nearly 5 years the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force’s notorious chief Qassem Suleimani has been spearheading Iran’s full-pledged support for the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. This shadowy figure has been the symbol of Tehran’s infamous plots in Syria, and reports have also indicated Suleimani was running the show and issuing orders to senior Syrian generals and political officials, and at times, even Assad himself. Enjoying the full support of and reporting only to Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Suleimani had unimaginable authority in Syria. That...
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • The befuddled president without a clue

    01/15/2016 2:23:41 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 Jan, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    Every president is entitled to the confidence of the nation that he means well. That includes Barack Obama, even when he retreats to his other home in a universe far, far away. He just doesn't understand what's going on here on Planet Earth, where the rest of us live. Meaning well is not enough. He seems to understand now, after it was explained to him at some length, that America is indeed the exceptional nation that Abraham Lincoln said it is, but not for the reasons Mr. Obama thinks. "The United States of America is the most powerful nation on...
  • US must apologize over marines entrance to Iran waters ("American military in Gulf never innocent")

    01/13/2016 1:36:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    MNA ^ | Jan. 13
    TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said IRGC Navy will decide about detained US marines who illegally entered Iran waters once chain of command passes down its orders. “All vessels must give prior notice if they want to sail through another country’s waters, especially if they are military,” said Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) Navy, referring to the two American riverine command boats that had illegally crossed into Iranian territorial waters around Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. “In the world of international relations, there is only one instance of innocent...
  • Irans Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials

    11/05/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the U.S. officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger U.S.-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties. Obama administration personnel are...
  • Iran broadcasts rare images of underground missile bases

    10/15/2015 8:16:20 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    (CNN)At first glance it looks like the set of a James Bond movie -- a seemingly impregnable mountain base packed full of uniformed men and sinister-looking missiles on their launch vehicles parked along a long tunnel buried deep underground. But this is in fact a real-life missile facility in Iran, according to the country's semi-official FARS news agency. In a rare moment of openness, Iran on Wednesday broadcast pictures from The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force of a tunnel reportedly dug some 1,640 feet (500 meters) under a mountain.
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert A bombshellreportby the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isnt a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clintons administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, theTimes states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews. Nineteen American...
  • AL QAIDA TIED TO IRANIAN INTEL & TRAINED IN NORTH KOREA

    06/20/2004 11:00:00 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 10 replies · 230+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 6.21.2004 | McCullough/Pentagon
    LONDON (from compiled intelligence briefs) - Al-Qaida had extensive contacts with Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security, as well as with an elite military unit which helped the terrorists train and plot attacks against Americans, according to a former intelligence officer who recently fled Iran. Hamid Reza Zakeri, a former inspector and director of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Ministry of Intelligence, or MOIS, member said models of the World Trade Center, the White House, Pentagon and other United States government buildings "were in our headquarters." In an explosive interview with a London-based Arabic newspaper last week, Zakeri stated that...
  • The Terror Masters Revisited

    08/16/2004 6:23:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 668+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8-16-04 | Michael Ledeen
    Saturday's Washington Post had an article which quotes the usual unnamed intelligence sources saying that they are surprised to discover that al Qaeda has "reconstituted" itself. This surprise derives from, inter alia, the computer data found recently in Pakistan, intelligence sources (both ours and friends'), and simply looking at the range of activities in which the terrorists engage. This surprise is, as usual, unsettling, since it has been quite clear for some time now that al Qaeda and the other major terrorist groups Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Jamaa, etc. are all working together, and have been ever since...
  • Russian build-up in Syria part of secret deal with Irans Quds Force leader

    09/11/2015 3:08:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    fox ^ | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Fox News has learned Quds head Qassem Soleimani and Putin discussed such a joint military plan for Syria at that meeting, an encounter first reported by Fox News in early August. "The Russians are no longer advising, but co-leading the war in Syria," one intelligence official said. The Quds Force is the international arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, involved in exporting terrorism to Iran's proxies throughout the Middle East including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Intelligence sources told Fox News that -- in addition to the previously reported arrival of nearly 50 Russian marines, 100 housing units and armored vehicles...
  • Iran Unafraid and Undeterred

    01/30/2015 6:11:58 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | 1/30/2015 | Caroline Glick
    Israels reported strike January 18 on a joint Iranian-Hezbollah convoy driving on the Syrian Golan Heights was one of the most strategically significant events to have occurred in Israels neighborhood in recent months. Its significance lies both in what it accomplished operationally and what it exposed. From what been published to date about the identities of those killed in the strike, it is clear that in one fell swoop the air force decapitated the Iranian and Hezbollah operational command in Syria. The head of Hezbollahs operations in Syria, the head of its liaison with Iran, and Jihad Mughniyeh, the son...
  • IRANIAN ARRESTED IN ERBIL IS WANTED IN AUSTRIA

    01/17/2007 6:19:37 AM PST · by Valin · 41 replies · 989+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/17/07
    Tehran, 17 Jan. (AKI) - One of the five Iranians arrested last week by the US army in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil is wanted in Austria in connection with the assassination of Kurdish leader Andol Rahman Ghassemlu in 1989. Mahommad Jaafari Sharoudi was one of five Iranian officials detained last week in the Kurdish-controlled city on charges of being connected to a faction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, that funds and arms insurgents in Iraq. Abdol Rahman Ghassemlu, the historic leader of Iranian Kurds, was killed in an apartment in the outskirts of the Austrian capital...
  • GOP slams White House aide who reportedly made $100G from firm tied to Iran

    08/06/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Republicans pounced on a report Monday that said top White House adviser David Plouffe took a $100,000 speaking fee from an Iran-tied firm whose technology may have been used to track dissidents, claiming Plouffe's involvement could represent a "loophole" in sanctions against the regime. The White House rejects the notion that anything improper took place. According to The Washington Post, Plouffe was paid for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010 about a month before joining the White House -- and apparently before the company hosting him started coming under heavy scrutiny from the Obama administration. The White...
  • Osama, al-Zawahiri seen in Iran: British daily

    12/28/2003 1:48:57 PM PST · by knak · 21 replies · 194+ views
    ANI / Yahoo ^ | 12/28/03
    Tehran, Dec 28 (ANI): al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri were spotted in Iran's Najamabad city two months ago, The News reported on Sunday while quoting a British daily. The daily attributed the story to a source having links with the Revolutionary Guards. The report said: "A man with links to Iran's intelligence services and hard-line Revolutionary Guard Corps (RGC) has told the daily that he saw the al-Qaeda leader in Iran two months ago. He saw him arrive at an RGC guesthouse close to the small town of Najmabad on 23 October." The Al-Qaeda leader,...
  • Ex-Iran Guard commander visits White House with Iraq leader

    12/12/2011 7:34:12 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    A former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the FBI says played a role in a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 U.S. servicemen, accompanied Iraqs prime minister to the White House on Monday, attending an event at which President Obama trumpeted the end of the Iraq War. Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, transportation minister in Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikis government, was part of the delegation that visited the White House to discuss Iraqs future and Irans influence there, among other topics. -excerpt - Louis J. Freeh, who served as FBI director in the Clinton administration and the early months...
  • Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest

    12/15/2011 5:09:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/14/11 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week. Outrage at the visit to the White House really doesnt describe what I feel, said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers. I watched outstanding airmen die that night and witnessed horrific carnage. The survivors of Khobar Towers have been swept under the rug and now have received the greatest insult, he added. The Washington Times first reported...
  • Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is nonnegotiable

    03/31/2015 9:10:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Lazar Berman
    The commander of the Basij militia of Irans Revolutionary Guards said that erasing Israel off the map is nonnegotiable, according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein. Naqdis comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June.
  • Iranian commander: Today Iraq and Lebanon, tomorrow Jordan

    03/24/2015 9:40:32 PM PDT · by piasa · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jack Khoury
    Qassem Soleimani is first senior official to reveal Tehrans ambitions in Hashemite kingdom. A top commander in Irans Revolutionary Guards said this weekend he believed Tehran had the ability to control events in Jordan, as it does in Iraq and Lebanon. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds force the foreign wing of the Revolutionary Guards was addressing a youth conference in Tehran. His remarks were the first time a senior Iranian official has openly discussed Iranian ambitions in Jordan.
  • Obamas Treason Is the New Patriotism

    03/15/2015 3:05:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Highlights: "Having aligned with everyone from Castro to the Supreme Leader of Iran (a country which rapes teenage girls so that they dont die as virgins, and stones teenage rape victims), Obama has to make it seem as if its the Republicans who are the traitors." "During his original campaign, Obama said, We cannot allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon." Bill Clinton said during his first term in office, 'North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb.' North Korea could and did. Bill Clinton knew all along that it could and would." "Clinton and Obama didnt accidentally...
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Krecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Krecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • State Dept. warns Israel not to betray US (Marie Harf warns Israel not to reveal details of deal)

    03/02/2015 12:42:55 PM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2015, 10:29 pm
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says leaks on the Iran nuke talks by Israel would betray the USs trust. Weve continuously provided detailed classified briefings to Israeli officials to keep them updated and to provide context for how we are approaching getting to a good deal, she told reporters in Washington. Any release of any kind of information like that would, of course, betray that trust.
  • Groups, States Supported by Cuba Continue to Spread Terror

    02/10/2015 2:52:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    U.S. officials consider removing Castro regime from terror listU.S. officials are considering removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, even as Cuban allies continue to launch military attacks and trade for weapons. As part of President Barack Obamas announcement in December that he would normalize relations with Cuba, Obama instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to review Cubas terror designation and issue a report in six months. While reports indicate that the administration is leaning toward removing Cuba from the terror list, such an action would conflict with the Cuban regimes support for Colombian militants, Iran, and...
  • Israel Hits Pay Dirt with Strike on Iran & Hezbollah

    01/22/2015 5:22:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 22, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    Israel Hits Pay Dirt with Strike on Iran & HezbollahPosted By Ari Lieberman On January 22, 2015 @ 12:44 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi As Congress gets set to impose new sanctions on Iran and the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, Argentinas indefatigable prosecutor, once again sheds the unwanted spotlight on the Islamic Republics overseas terror activities, the mullahs have been hit with yet more bad news. On January 18, Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a convoy of military vehicles traveling on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights with devastating effect.The missile strike...
  • The Obama-Khamenei alliance

    10/20/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Never mind the negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program. Far more urgent developments are afoot. While the foreign ministers were busily counting how many centrifuges could spin in Iranian facilities, President Obama and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East that effectively puts American policy at the service of Iran.Long the goal of Obama, who sent a private emissary to Tehran as early as the 2008 election campaign to tell the Khamenei regime he wanted to be their friend, there is now a de facto alliance between the two...
  • Iran's Expanding Military Role in Iraq

    09/11/2014 9:32:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Washington Institute ^ | September 8, 2014
    Despite the loss of a close ally in outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) appears ready to move on by offering substantial military support to his successor in Baghdad. As incoming Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi goes about the business of forming a new government, Iran seems intent on expanding direct military assistance to its neighbor. Tehran made a major military commitment to Baghdad while Maliki was still clinging to power, and the political and military steps it has reportedly taken since then indicate determined support for a nascent government that remains dominated by Maliki's...
  • Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

    07/27/2014 9:00:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:50 PM 07/27/2014 | Reza Kahlili
    The deputy commander of Irans Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British, Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this weeks Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Fars News Agency reported. That statement referred to the Balfour Declaration, which led to the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the eventual creation of the state Israel in 1948. We will chase you house...
  • Iran Arms Stolen U.S. Drone 'To Attack The U.S. Warships'

    05/14/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT · by Strategy · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 12, 2014 | By: Adam Kredo
    The Iranian military says that it has fully reverse engineered a downed U.S. drone and armed it with missiles "to attack the U.S. warships in any possible battle." The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) made the announcement on Sunday as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei toured an IRGC military compound to view the new drones, according to reports in Iran's state-run media.
  • IRGC Commander: Irans Finger on Trigger to Destroy Zionist Regime

    03/11/2014 10:16:52 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Fars News Agency ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:59
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that Iranian military commanders are prepared to attack and destroy the Zionist regime of Israel as soon as they receive such an order. Today, we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime's control with any volume of fire power (that we want) right from here, Salami said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Tuesday dubbed the Islamic World's Role in the Geometry of the World Power. Islam has given us this wish, capacity and power to destroy the Zionist regime so...
  • Israel Strikes Iran and Hamas by Striking Sudan

    10/30/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 10/29/2012 | Ryan Mauro
    On October 23, communications in Sudans capital of Khartoum were severed and the Yarmouk weapons factory was soon up in flames. The Sudanese regime immediately attributed the explosions to Israeli aircraft and the Israeli government is not confirming or denying its involvement. Sudan is threatening retaliation but the strike is less an attack on Sudan and more of an attack on Iran and Hamas in Sudan. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards has operated a supply line to Hamas through Sudan for years. After the strike, the Sudanese opposition immediately told the world that the Yarmouk factory is run by the Revolutionary...
  • Iran Has Several Military Bases In Libya

    02/28/2011 6:04:25 AM PST · by Fennie · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 27, 2011 | By Reza Kahlili
    In an interview today on the Al Arabyia news network, an informed source within the Revolutionary Guards Corps revealed that Iran has several military bases in Libya. The source, who requested anonymity due to his sensitive position within the Guards, elaborated further that the Iranian military bases are located mostly along Libya's borders with the African countries of Chad and Niger. From there, he said, the Guards actively smuggle arms and supply logistical assistance to rebellious groups in the African countries. According to this source, Guards enter Libya under the guise of oil company employees. Most of these companies are...
  • Iranian general reportedly assassinated while traveling from Syria

    02/14/2013 10:01:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 14, 2013, 5:07 a.m. | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim
    BEIRUT -- A high-ranking member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps was assassinated this week while traveling from Syria to neighboring Lebanon, Iranian media reported Thursday, in the strongest indication to date that senior Iranian military commanders have been dispatched to Syria. Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed Tuesday by "unknown gunmen," described as "suspected Israeli agents," as he was on the road between the Syrian capital of Damascus and Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, various Iranian news agencies reported.
  • Iranian $40 Million Platform Unit Sinks In Gulf

    01/30/2013 4:46:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A $40 million engineering structure belonging to Iran's South Pars gas field, which was to be used in offshore platforms, sank into the Gulf as it was being installed, media said on Wednesday, as reported by AFP. The equipment was built by Maritime Industrial Company (SADRA), an affiliate of the industrial wing of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, over a 30-month period." An investigation is under way," SADRA's managing director Mehdi Etesami told the ISNA news agency, without elaborating. The incident occurred Monday night as the 1,850-tonne jacket developed for South Pars Phase 13 sank to a depth of 80 meters (264...
  • Former FBI agent missing in Iran photographed in Guantnamo jumpsuit

    01/09/2013 1:12:31 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 46 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 08 Jan 2013 | Barney Henderson
    Former FBI agent missing in Iran photographed in Guantnamo jumpsuit By Barney Henderson 8:44PM GMT 08 Jan 2013 The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran in 2007, have released pictures of him dressed in an orange jumpsuit like a Guantnamo Bay prisoner, as they continue to hold hope that he is still alive.
  • 24-Year-Old Jew Murdered in Iran- 24-year-old Daniel Magrufta, who was dating the daughter

    01/02/2013 8:35:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/13 | Elad Benari
    A 24-year-old Iranian Jew, a member of one the most well-known and wealthiest families in Iran, was murdered last week, Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday. According to the report the man, who was identified as Daniel Magrufta, was dating the daughter of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The report added that it was at first believed that Magrufta was murdered during a robbery at his home, but no evidence indicating that his home had been broken into was found. The woman whom Magrufta was dating was reportedly arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the murder but...
  • Revolt of the Spooks

    10/05/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 10-5-12 | Bill Gertz
    Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obamas administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a cover up of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The Iranian strategy is two-fold: upping the...
  • Human Rights Travesty

    07/23/2007 9:42:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 539+ views
    Frontpage Mag. ^ | July 23, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Human Rights Travesty By Kenneth R. Timmerman FrontPageMagazine.com | July 23, 2007 If human rights abuses were ranked like baseball careers, Irans ruling clerics and the mighty midget theyve installed as president would deserve honored places in the 21st Centurys Hall of Shame. On July 10, Irans Interior ministry confirmed the sentence, handed down ten days earlier by a court in the north of the country, condemning a man to death by stoning. If youve never witnessed a stoning (and most of us havent, I trust), you can get a flavor for the barbarity of this Koranic punishment from a...
  • Obama releases Iranian Quds commanders

    07/12/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT · by fiodora · 18 replies · 1,020+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2009 | Rick Moran
    This didn't get much play in the media because this is one "outreach" item to Iran Obama would just as soon not be widely circulated; his release of 5 Revolutionary Guard commanders belonging to the elite Quds Force who planned dozens of attacks on Americans in Iraq and who George Bush refused to release. Andrew McCarthy in NRO has the sickening details: There are a few things you need to know about President Obama's shameful release on Thursday of the "Irbil Five" - Quds Force commanders from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq...
  • 5 Iranian Officials Released by U.S. Return to Iran

    07/12/2009 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 550+ views
    Fox News ^ | 07/12/2009 | Fox News
    TEHRAN, Iran Five Iranian officials who were held in Iraq for more than two years by U.S. forces on suspicion of aiding local Shiite militants returned to Iran Sunday, where the Iranian foreign minister hailed their return as a victory for Iran. The five diplomats flew to Tehran from Iraq on Sunday and were met at the airport by a cheering crowd of onlookers who carried the men on their shoulders and put garlands of flowers around their necks. Iran's Foreign Minster Manouchehr Mottaki in a news conference with the men that was carried by Iran's Press-TV minutes after...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    08/27/2010 3:35:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/27/2010 | George H. Wittman
    The growth of Lebanon's Hezbollah (Party of God) has gained considerable impetus through its patron Iran's own desire to dominate strategically the entire Middle East region. Hezbollah fits in neatly with Tehran's effort to reinstate the Persian preeminence in the ancient world reaching back centuries.Ironically this is the same vision held by the late Shah Reza Pahlevi. His imperial objective was clear and for that reason feared by the kingdoms of the Gulf. With more than a little American encouragement, the deeply egocentric Shah more than once indicated he viewed himself as directly descended from the ancient kings of Persia.Today's...
  • Saudi envoy murder plot suspect pleads not guilty

    10/24/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | October 24th 2011 | Reuters Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man who U.S. officials say has links to Iran's security forces pleaded not guilty in federal court on Monday to plotting to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington in a bomb attack. , 56, who was arrested on September 29 in New York, faces several charges including conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. Another man, Gholam Shakuri, was also charged in the plot but is believed to still be in Iran. U.S. officials said he is a...
  • Iranian Murders in the West

    10/19/2011 5:00:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Stephen Schwartz
    Americans were stunned on October 11 when the Justice Department unsealed its complaint against Mansour Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old used-car dealer from Corpus Christi now in federal custody, and Ali Gholam Shakuri, a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. Shakuri remains inside Iran. The pair have been charged with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir. As disclosed by the Treasury Department, the plot was coordinated by Arbabsiars cousin, Abdul Reza Shahlai, a top Quds Force functionary whom the Treasury designated in 2008 as one of several individuals and entities fueling violence in Iraq. Shahlai was...
  • Iran 'steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya'

    09/28/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/28/2011 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports. The weapons were seized by units attached to the Guards' elite Quds Force, which travelled to Libya from their base in southern Sudan. Acting on orders received from Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran, they took advantage of the chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the regime of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to seize "significant quantities" of advanced weaponry, according to military intelligence officers in Libya. They say the weapons stolen...
  • Whats Going On in Azerbaijan? The Iran-al Qaeda alliance.

    04/27/2012 10:52:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2012 | Thomas Joscelyn
    On April 18, just days after a U.S.-led coalition wrapped up the first round of renewed nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Republic of Azerbaijan made an announcement. In a statement released online, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security said it had “conducted large-scale special operations” to disband a terrorist cell of about 20 al Qaeda-linked operatives. The alleged terrorists reportedly had plans to attack “shrines, mosques, and prayer houses” in addition to “law-enforcement agencies.” Their intent, according to Azerbaijani officials, was “to create [an] atmosphere of .  .  . confusion and horror among the population.” Al Qaeda has operated in Azerbai-jan since the...
  • Official: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    07/16/2012 9:05:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 52 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | 7/16/2012 | ADAM SCHRECK
    An American vessel fired on a boat Monday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, killing one person and injuring three, according to a U.S. consular official in Dubai. The official gave no further details, but it appeared the boat could have been mistaken as a threat in Gulf waters not far from Iran's maritime boundaries. Dozens of police and other Emirati officials crowded around the white-hulled boat, which sat docked after the incident in a small Dubai port used by fishermen and sailors. The boat appeared to be a civilian vessel about 30 feet (9 meters) long and...
  • REPORT: Iran Is Turning US Mosques Into 'Terror Command Centers' On American Soil

    05/07/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | %-7-2012 | Eloise Lee
    REPORT: Iran Is Turning US Mosques Into 'Terror Command Centers' On American Soil Eloise Lee May 7, 2012, 11:57 AM An example of a mosque in New York City Iranian military units are looking to bolster Islamic extremism in the U.S. by turning local mosques into "terror command centers," reports a senior fellow at EMPact America and former CIA operative, who goes by the alias Reza Kahlili. Kahlili reports how the plan is being rolled out by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and its unit of Quds Forces, which are responsible for managing Iranian-backed terror networks around the world: [The groups] have...
  • REPORT: Iran Is Turning US Mosques Into 'Terror Command Centers' On American Soil

    05/07/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eloise Lee
    Iranian military units are looking to bolster Islamic extremism in the U.S. by turning local mosques into "terror command centers," reports a senior fellow at EMPact America and former CIA operative, who goes by the alias Reza Kahlili. Kahlili reports how the plan is being rolled out by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and its unit of Quds Forces, which are responsible for managing Iranian-backed terror networks around the world: [The groups] have created two special units to undermine the regimes in the Persian Gulf and push America out of the region. The Guards are using Imam Ali mosques around the globe,...
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Irans key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. This network...
  • Years after vanishing in Iran, US man proven alive

    03/03/2011 1:12:01 PM PST · by Danae · 49 replies
    AP - SFGate ^ | 3-3-2011 | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
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  • Al-Qaeda Member's Account of His Stay in Iran

    "After the disintegration of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan at the end of 2001 as a result of the American attack and the coming to power of other Afghan forces in the country, instructions were received from our leadership to retreat from Kabul in the direction of Kandahar. In the month of Ramadan, we received instructions from our commander to leave for Iran in order to seek refuge there. We arrived in Iran via Pakistan, where we did not stay very long. Our group consisted of about 30 fighters, among them Faisal Al-Dakhil, 'Amr Al-Shehri [both killed in 2004]...