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  • Russian build-up in Syria part of secret deal with Iran’s 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...
  • US concerned about Russian build-up in Syria

    09/09/2015 5:23:30 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Business Spectator ^ | September 9, 2015 | Dow Jones newswires
    Russian forces have moved new personnel, planes and equipment into Syria in recent days, raising concerns that Moscow is moving to establish a new military base to aid embattled President Bashar al-Assad, US military officials said on Tuesday. While Russia has long had a military presence in Syria, US military officials expressed increasing worry that the latest influx of support from Moscow is an effort to step up its support for the Syrian leader. ***snip*** "What's the true objective here?" said a second US military official. "Is the true objective to keep Assad in power, or to put in another...
  • Carly Fiorina Tackles Quds Force ‘Gotcha’ Question that Stumped Trump

    09/04/2015 8:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    When conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt spoke to Donald Trump earlier this evening, he asked a question about Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani that led to a comical exchange in which the GOP frontrunner thought they were talking about Iraqi Kurds before finally giving up and accusing Hewitt of asking “gotcha” questions. So, as an experiment, Hewitt invited Republican candidate Carly Fiorina to answer the same question — without any preparation — to see if she had a similar amount of trouble.
  • Exclusive: Quds Force commander visited Moscow, met Russian leaders in defiance of sanctions

    08/06/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015 | By Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The shadowy Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani recently visited Moscow to meet with senior Russian leaders, according to two Western intelligence sources, despite a travel ban and U.N. Security Council resolutions barring him from leaving Iran. On July 24, one week before State Secretary John Kerry testified to Senate Armed Services Committee and faced questions about the newly struck nuclear deal, Soleimani arrived in Moscow for meetings with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin. It was not immediately clear what the Iranian leader discussed, but the revelation comes as the United Nations and European Union arms...
  • Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline

    07/08/2015 11:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/9/15 | Herb Keinon
    Regardless of whether the world powers and Iran sign a nuclear deal by the new Friday deadline, chants of “Death to Israel” are expected to reverberate throughout Iran that day as it happens to fall on the anti-Israel Quds day. Quds day – initiated in 1979 by the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Khomeini – is an annual event of fiery anti-Israel protests in Iran on the last Friday of Ramadan that attracts tens of thousands of people. Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Vaezi, one of some 80 members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts that is a supervisory body around Iran’s Supreme Leader,...
  • Iran adviser says US has ‘no will’ to fight Islamic State

    05/25/2015 2:29:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | Nasser Karimi 
    TEHRAN, Iran — The chief of an elite unit in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having “no will” to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. The comments by Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Guard’s elite Quds unit, come just after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Iraqi forces of lacking the “will to fight” in an interview aired the day before. It wasn’t clear whether Soleimani’s remarks came as a direct response to Carter’s, though tensions remain high between the two countries...
  • Feared Iran general tops Iranian person of year poll (Qassem Suleimani)

    03/15/2015 10:24:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.15.15, 13:28
    General Qassem Suleimani, commander of Quds Force recently spotted in Iraq, beats out FM Zarif, chosen as top Iranian in Persian New Year poll. An Iranian general who has been a key adviser in Iraq's counter offensive against ISIS was voted Iran's person of the year in an annual poll released Sunday. General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, won 37 percent of the votes cast in the survey to mark the Persian New Year, Nowruz. Once rarely seen, Suleimani is now frequently pictured in social media near the front line...
  • Iran commander Suleimani says IS 'nearing end'

    02/12/2015 10:56:32 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    YAHOO News ^ | 2/12/2015
    An influential Iranian general who has reportedly been near the front line against the Islamic State group was quoted Thursday saying the jihadists are "nearing the end of their lives". General Qassem Suleimani, the once rarely seen commander of the powerful Quds Force, has become the public face of Iran's support for the Iraqi and Syrian governments against jihadists.
  • 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 reportedly sent military advisers, head of Quds Force to Iraq

    06/27/2014 3:11:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2014 | Justin Fishel
    Iran reportedly has sent military advisers into Iraq and dispatched the head of its infamous Quds Force to help Baghdad strategize in its fight against Sunni militants, as the United States takes similar steps despite concern about Tehran's involvement.... Fox News confirms that Iran is flying surveillance drones over Iraq, something the U.S. also is doing. The New York Times reported that Iran, in addition, is sending tons of military equipment to the fellow Shiite-led government in Iraq and is dispatching military advisers. According to the Times, about a dozen officers from Iran's Quds Force have been sent into the...
  • Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit

    06/13/2014 10:42:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    IBT ^ | June 12 2014 1:55 PM | Howard Koplowitz
    Iran Deploys Quds Forces To Support Iraqi Troops, Helps Retake Most Of Tikrit By Howard Koplowitz@howardkoplowitz on June 12 2014 1:55 PM Iran Deploys Forces To Iraq, Helps Retake Tikrit An elite branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is in Iraq fighting alongside Iraqi troops in a battle against an al-Qaeda affiliated militant group. \ Two battalions of the Quds Forces are already making progress in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reported. The militant group took control of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Wednesday, but Revolutionary Guard and Iraqi...
  • MH370 Black Box Rumors Unfounded: Search Leader

    04/11/2014 11:19:10 AM PDT · by hamboy · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | NBC News
    Search Leader:  MH370 Black Box Rumors Unfounded! An Australian search official dismissed reports Friday that the location of the data-recording black boxes on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had been found.
  • Canada: 'Al Quds Day' Speaker Calls for Israelis to be Killed

    08/05/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 8/5/13 | Ari Soffer and Dalit Halevi
    The former president of "Palestine House," a Canadian NGO accused by the government of showing a "pattern of support for extremism," has called for the forced ethnic-cleansing of all Israelis Saturday. In the video below, Elias Hazineh can be seen addressing a crowd of anti-Israel activists in Toronto during the annual Al Quds Day march. "We have to give them an ultimatum," he said of Israelis, "you have to leave Jerusalem; you have to leave Palestine..." But Hazineh did not stop there. Dismissing negotiations, he called for the forced ethnic-cleansing of Israeli Jews as a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict:...
  • Quds Forces planned Boston bombings for 2 years

    04/22/2013 12:03:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 72 replies
    WND ^ | 4/22/13 | Reza Kahlili
    Source reveals research included high-value targets inside U.S. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Forces, ordered reconnaissance and intelligence gathering on various events and public gatherings in the United States years ago, culminating in the bombings at the Boston Marathon one week ago, WND has learned. According to a source within Iran’s intelligence services, the Islamic regime’s Quds Forces, a special unit of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of extraterritorial operations, have done extensive planning on gatherings, events and high-value targets in the United States for some time, but for two years focused on events such as the Boston...
  • Next 9/11: Iran's death squad is here

    12/12/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source. The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war. Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S. The source is risking...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Iran preparing Mahdi's Special Forces

    07/31/2012 8:53:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Army of operatives planning for terror, destruction of the West The Quds Forces, a special Iranian unit of thousands of operatives tasked with exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution, are being told to step up preparations for terrorism for the coming of the last Islamic messiah and the destruction of the West. Ali Saeedi, the Iranian supreme leader’s representative to the Revolutionary Guards, emphasized during a Friday sermon in Tehran that the Islamic republic must directly confront America so that the necessary environment is created for the reappearance of Mahdi, the Shiite’s 12th imam, who will kill all infidels and raise the...
  • Iran Sends 15,000 Troops to Syria to Assist in Crackdown on Syrian Civilians

    02/12/2012 4:03:03 PM PST · by Milagros · 23 replies · 1+ views
    cedarsrevolution. ^ | 08 February 2012
    Iran Sends 15,000 Troops to Syria to Assist in Crackdown on Syrian Civilians Prominent Syrian lawmaker says the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force has recently arrived in the country to help manage Assad's regime brutal suppression of a 11-month-long popular unrest.
  • Report: Iranian Special Forces Are Marching Into Syria

    02/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Hoft
    The Turkish news is reporting that Iran Quds forces are marching into Syria to quash the rebellion. The Tatler reported: According to the Turkish newspaper, Sabah, the commander of the Quds forces, Qassem Soleimani and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protestors. The Quds forces will act as a firewall for the Assad regime as the Syrian army is finding itself in a difficult situation where many officers are joining the opposition because they do not approve of the mass killings of the civilians, which so far has...
  • Re: Santorum/Guingrich on Iran / Here's a quick factsheet on Iran's global crimes

    01/23/2012 7:21:02 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    How many countries did Islamofascist Republic of Iran attack via its Islamists: al-Quds or or via its hezbollah terrorists? * Lebanon (killing French and American soldiers 1983; kidnapping and torturing of Westerners in Leabnon as well as Lebanese Jews 1982-1992; series of assassination of Christians including PM R. Hariri in coordination with Syria; clashes in 2007-2008 initiated by Hezbollah) * France (bombing shopping centers in Paris, 1985/6). * Israel (katyusha-missiles attacks on civilians in the 1980s, and the recent use of Lebanese as 'human shields,' when targeting Israeli civilians). * Argentina (1992 Israeli Embassy, AMIA building massacre 1994) * Panama...