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  • 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 Iran’s 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 week’s 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: Iran’s 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 Sudan’s 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 · 21 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 Guantánamo 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 Guantánamo 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 Guantánamo 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 Obama’s 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, Iran’s ruling clerics and the mighty midget they’ve installed as president would deserve honored places in the 21st Century’s Hall of Shame. On July 10, Iran’s 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 you’ve never witnessed a stoning (and most of us haven’t, 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 · 16 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 · 1 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 Arbabsiar’s 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...
  • What’s 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 · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s 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]...
  • The Day the Americans Sunk Khomeini's Navy

    01/11/2008 6:48:38 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | January 11,2008 | Amir Taheri
    The Day the Americans Sunk Khomeini's Navy Friday 11 January 2008 The other day in the Strait of Hormuz history repeated itself but, as always in such cases, only as farce. Five French-made speedboats flying the colors of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran's parallel army, approached a US warship in a "threatening posture." When the Americans asked what the Iranians wanted, the answer came loud and clear: Move away or we will sink you! In response, the Americans trained their heavy guns on the tiny IRGC boats and prepared to fire. The incident ended with some huffing and...
  • Intelligence expert who rewrote book on Iran

    12/08/2007 1:31:09 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 298+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Saturday December 8, 2007 | Ewen MacAskill in Washington
    Report has torpedoed plans for military action and brought 'howls' from neocons The intelligence came from an exotic variety of sources: there was the so-called Laptop of Death; there was the Iranian commander who mysteriously disappeared in Turkey. Also in the mix was video footage of a nuclear plant in central Iran and intercepts of Iranian telephone calls by the British listening station GCHQ.But pivotal to the US investigation into Iran's suspect nuclear weapons programme was the work of a little-known intelligence specialist, Thomas Fingar. He was the principal author of an intelligence report published on Monday that concluded Iran,...
  • STATE DEPARTMENT'S FAVORITE MULLAHS (Anti-America best friends - State Dept.)

    06/02/2003 5:27:39 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/2/03 | Joel Mowbray
    Although the White House is poised to back away from misguided attempts to "engage" the Iranian mullahs, don't expect the State Department to play along. Just as State has undermined the president multiple times already on matters relating to every spoke of the "axis of evil," State most likely will continue talking to the mullahs. A recent Washington Post article gave an indication that Foggy Bottom officials may grudgingly embrace a new tough-on-Iran policy—if officially handed down by the White House—noting that State "appears inclined to accept such a policy." But history suggests otherwise. The State Department's top policy official,...
  • Seeing Through The Fog Of War (The Soon To Be Realized Well-Kept Israeli Victory Secret Alert)

    08/10/2006 5:03:24 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,565+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/10/06 | Kenneth Timmerman
    Jerusalem, Israel (Aug. 9, 2006) – The debate raging in Israel these days is how far and how fast to push into Lebanon, and how to define victory once the phase of intense military operations is over. The government of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has already changed military strategy twice in four weeks of fighting. On Tuesday, they assigned an “over-seer” from the general staff to second-guess Maj. Gen. Uri Adom, the operational commander in the north. None of these are signs of a well-planned war. The Israeli press is full of reports of disputes within the General Staff,...
  • Jordan King receives photo of al-Zarqawi, Iran military chiefs

    01/16/2005 5:16:28 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies · 836+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | Sat. 15 Jan 2005 | Iran Focus
    Paris, Jan. 15 – A photo showing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian born mastermind behind the latest spate of bombings in Iraq, standing with senior commanders of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was seen by Jordan's King Abdullah II last month, according to an Algerian journalist. "The Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister did not attend the Amman conference of Iraq's neighbors in response to accusations made by Jordan's King Abdullah II", Atwan Tazakrat on Thursday told US-based Radio Farda. "Fifteen days earlier, Jordanian intelligence services gave King Abdullah II documents along with a picture of a number of heads of...
  • 4 Fighters [Iranian Revolutionary Guard commanders] Said To Be Captured In Iraq

    04/24/2003 6:23:05 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 358+ views
    Washington Times | April 24, 2003 | Sharon Behn
    An Iranian opposition group said yesterday that it had captured four Iranian Revolutionary Guard commanders in the eastern Iraqi city of Mandali. The claim came amid White House demands that Iran not interfere in Iraq as it struggles toward democracy after years of brutal dictatorship. "We've made clear to Iran that we would oppose any outside organization's interference in Iraq's road to democracy," said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer. "Infiltration of agents to destabilize the Shi'ite population clearly fall into that category." The People's Mojahedin of Iran claimed it had captured the four commanders of the Iranian 3rd Brigade after...