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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country and by the Interpol for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • A Snapshot of the Islamic-Fascist Republic of Iran [1979-2011]

    10/12/2011 5:07:42 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Here is what the Iran-Hezbollah Islamo-fascistic entity has been contributing to humanity, since the Islamic Revolution. Religious apartheid and ethnic apartheid: Since the revolution, a total Islamic oppression has been in place, yet, there was always a "special" place for oppression on non-Muslim, racism on non-Ethnic Iranians like; Kurds, Turkmen, Arabs, etc. - Hijacking Americans for 144 days in 1979. - Bombing US and French barracks in 1983. - Multiple kidnapping and torturing of Westerners in the 1980s. - Bombing shopping malls in France 1985-6 - Torturing Lebanese Jews in the 1980s. - Bombing Israeli embassy in Argentina 1992...
  • Crowds attack home of Iranian opposition leader

    09/03/2010 6:57:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Nasser Karimi
    TEHRAN, Iran – Pro-government militiamen attacked the home of an Iranian opposition leader with homemade bombs and beat one of his bodyguards unconscious, an opposition website reported, in an apparent attempt to keep him from attending a key rally on Friday. Mahdi Karroubi's guards had to fire gunshots in the air to clear crowds that broke down the door of his home on Thursday night after days of gatherings outside, said the Sahamnews website, which supports Iran's pro-reform movement. The report said the attackers were members of the plainclothes Basij militia, which led the crackdown on protests that swept the...
  • Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters [Treason?]

    07/11/2009 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1,599+ views
    National Review ^ | July 1ith 2009
    July 11, 2009 Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters The release of the Irbil Five is a continuation of a shameful policy. By Andrew C. McCarthy 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 that have killed hundreds — yes, hundreds — of American soldiers and Marines. First, of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003, 10 percent of them (i.e., more than 400) have been murdered by...
  • Iran 'leading terrorism sponsor'

    04/30/2009 8:11:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 347+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/09 | BBC
    Iran remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world, a report by the US state department says. It says Iran's role in the planning and financing of terror-related activities in the Middle East and Afghanistan threatens efforts to promote peace. Al-Qaeda remains the biggest danger to the US and the West, the annual report states, noting that terror attacks are rising in Pakistan. Iran rejected the report, saying the US was guilty of double standards. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the US had no right to accuse others after in light of its actions at Abu Ghraib...
  • Troops Capture Iranian-backed Terrorists in Iraq

    12/08/2008 3:11:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 318+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 – Coalition forces apprehended three alleged Kataib Hezbollah terrorists in two operations early today in Baghdad's Rusafa district, military officials reported. Kataib Hezbollah is believed to be a surrogate group operating in Iraq on behalf of the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, coalition officials said. During the first operation, coalition forces acted on intelligence information to captured three suspected Kataib Hezbollah members believed to be responsible for recent attacks against Iraqi civilians and Iraqi and coalition forces. In a separate operation in Rusafa today, forces targeted a suspected militant believed to be responsible for collecting...
  • IRAN'S BUSTED IRAQ BID (Iran's Quds unit failed to destabilize Iraq)

    04/10/2008 2:23:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies · 146+ views
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/08 | AMIR TAHERI
    IRAN'S BUSTED IRAQ BID By AMIR TAHERI April 10, 2008 -- A GAMBLE that proved too costly. That's how analysts in Tehran describe events last month in Basra. Iran's state-run media have de facto confirmed that this was no spontaneous "uprising." Rather, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to seize control of Iraq's second-largest city using local Shiite militias as a Trojan horse. Tehran's decision to make the gamble was based on three assumptions: * Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wouldn't have the courage to defend Basra at the risk of burning his bridges with the Islamic Republic in...
  • General Panic (Meet Brig General Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran's anti-American Qods Force)

    10/05/2005 4:32:44 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 579+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2005 | Dan Darling
    WITH RECENT U.S. and British allegations that shipments of explosives similar to those used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are being shipped into Iraq from Iran for use by the insurgency, it is long past time for American policy-makers to examine the role of Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani and the Qods (Jerusalem) Force unit under his command in fomenting and facilitating anti-American terrorist activity since the September 11 attacks.The very nature of General Suleimani's position within the IRGC warrants him being on America's radar. As the commander of Qods Force, Suleimani is charged with overseeing the IRGC's...
  • US General: Arrested Iranian an Intelligence Agent

    10/04/2007 5:26:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 1,016+ views
    AFP/Khaleej Times ^ | October 03, 2007
    US General: Arrested Iranian an Intelligence Agent October 03, 2007 AFP Khaleej Times Online BAGHDAD -- An Iranian arrested by US forces in Iraq’sKurdish region had been involved in Teheran’s intelligence operations in Iraq for more than a decade, an American general said on Wednesday. ‘Multiple sources’ had also implicated him in providing weapons to ‘Iraqi criminal elements in the service of Iran,’ US military spokesman Major General Kevin Bergner told a news conference in Baghdad. On September 20, US troops raided a hotel in Sulaimaniyah in the autonomous northern autonomous region and seized Mahmudi Farhadi, claiming he was a...
  • Once More into the Breach

    10/02/2007 4:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 201+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | October 2, 2007 | Justin Logan
    Justin Logan is a foreign policy analyst a member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy. Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card famously remarked that the reason the White House ramped up the case for the Iraq War in September was that "from a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August." To judge from recent developments, Americans may look back on August 2007 as the month the country again turned toward war—with Iran. The same network of think-tank analysts, media outlets, and government officials who brayed for war in Iraq have set their...
  • Iranian Special-ops Unit Flees Iraq to Avoid Capture

    09/12/2007 2:43:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 2,214+ views
    The Examiner ^ | September 12, 2007 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iranian Special-ops Unit Flees Iraq to Avoid Capture September 12, 2007 The Examiner Rowan Scarborough Fearing capture, a special-operations unit that reports directly to Iran's ruling mullahs has fled Iraq, U.S. defense officials say. Tehran's decision to recall the Qods Forces is being hailed inside the U.S. command in Baghdad because it rids Iraq, at least for now, of a particularly lethal group. Qods operatives, who might have numbered in the hundreds inside Iraq, armed and trained Shiite extremists who have killed American troops and Iraqis. Qods is the covert section of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the enforcement arm of...
  • U.S. Looks to Sanctions on Iran's Quds Force

    09/12/2007 2:38:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Washington Post/Reuters ^ | September 12, 2007
    U.S. Looks to Sanctions on Iran's Quds Force September 12, 2007 Reuters Sue Pleming WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is looking at slapping sanctions on a unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps but has decided against naming the entire body a terrorist group, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday. With some allies' support fading for tougher U.N. sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, Washington plans more unilateral measures to pressure Iran, including sanctions on the Guards' Quds force, blamed for stoking violence in Iraq. "The important thing is to send a signal that we are even more impatient and...
  • US Captures Suspected Iraqi Aide of Iranian Unit

    09/05/2007 11:29:10 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 871+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | September 05, 2007
    US Captures Suspected Iraqi Aide of Iranian Unit September 05, 2007 AFP Yahoo News! BAGHDAD -- US troops in a pre-dawn swoop on Wednesday in the Shiite shrine city of Karbala captured a wanted militant whom the military suspects of being involved in ferrying extremists to Iran for training. The "highly-sought individual is suspected of being an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds (IRGC-QF) affiliate," the military said in a statement without revealing the detainee's identity but adding later that he was an Iraqi. It said the detained man was suspected of coordinating with "high-level IRGC-QF officers for the transportation of multiple...
  • US Forces Battle al-Qaeda, Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad, Mosul

    09/02/2007 6:40:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 1,468+ views
    US forces battle al-Qaeda, Iran revolutionary guard in Baghdad, Mosul Military and Security 9/1/2007 BAGHDAD, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Coalition forces have conducted two separate raids to capture or kill suspected Special Groups operatives in Baghdad before dawn on Saturday, the Multi-National Force (MNF) said in a statement. The statement said coalition forces detained eight suspected Special Groups terrorists during the raids. Coalition forces conducted two deliberate ground assaults to raid what were believed to be the residences of two high-level Special Groups leaders. The targeted individuals are believed to be leaders of Special Groups responsible for logistical facilitation of...
  • Bush Set To Block Assets of Iranian Quds Force

    07/13/2007 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 798+ views
    New York Sun ^ | July 13, 2007 | Eli Lake
    WASHINGTON — President Bush is set to instruct the Treasury Department to block assets associated with Iran's revolutionary guard corps in a new executive order declaring financial war on foreign saboteurs of the Iraqi government. The paperwork to designate Iran's revolutionary guard corps, or IRGC, and Quds Force is now on the president's desk awaiting his signature, according to three administration officials who requested anonymity. The designation of the IRGC and Quds Force would mark the first time the finance related executive order process, reserved usually for foreign terrorist organizations, would be used against a branch of a foreign military.
  • Iran recruits own militants in Iraq -officials

    02/28/2007 1:57:51 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 9 replies · 445+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 28 2007 | David Morgan
    Iran has recruited its own network of Iraqi Shi'ite extremists to use armour-piercing weapons against U.S. and coalition forces rather than against Sunni rivals, current and former intelligence officials say. The secretive Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has circumvented Shi'ite organisations like the Mehdi Army to enlist individual militants and train them in the use of explosively formed penetrators, the officials said. The weapons, known as EFPs, have killed 170 U.S.-led coalition troops, according to the Pentagon. U.S. officials have said these weapons have come into greater use over the past year. "The purpose appears not to be to...
  • Iraqi extremists trained in Iran: US intelligence

    02/27/2007 5:04:33 PM PST · by Flavius · 14 replies · 473+ views
    afp ^ | 2/27/07 | afp
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States has evidence that Iraqi extremists are being trained inside Iran in the use of armor-piercing explosives, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Tuesday. Lieutenant General Michael Maples gave no details in his testimony before the enate Armed Services Committee, but confirmed that the United States had evidence of it in response to questions. He also said some of the training involved Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militia backed by Iran. The new director of national intelligence, Michael McConnell, reaffirmed US charges that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards-Quds Force is supplying Iraqi extremists with weapons....
  • Whose Side Are They On? [Captured Document Iran supporting al Qaeda]

    01/07/2007 8:21:46 AM PST · by elfman2 · 1 replies · 214+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | 1/5/07 | Wretchard
    There's an interesting article in the NY Sun describing the conclusions reached by Iran's equivalent of the "Iraq Study Group". One key conclusion the Iranians reached was that in order to forestall Sunni attacks against Shi'a groups it was important to for Teheran to reach out to both sides of the sectarian divide. Equal opportunity terrorism. But maybe it went beyond that. One of the documents captured in the raids, according to two American officials and one Iraqi official, is an assessment of the Iraq civil war and new strategy from the Quds Force. According to the Iraqi source, that...