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  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed by Revolutionary Guard, not Israel, relative claims

    10/03/2014 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 10:58 | Felice Friedson/The Media Line
    The sister of a leading Iranian nuclear physicist widely believed to have been assassinated by Israel as part of an effort to derail the Islamic Republic’s drive to create nuclear weapons says her brother was murdered by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRI) because he wouldn’t cooperate with the effort to divert nuclear activities from peaceful purposes. When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February 2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed the act was carried out by Israel. That belief stood largely because of Iranian accusations to that effect, and because of Israeli...
  • Iran says it gave missile technology to Hamas

    08/04/2014 10:49:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2014 3:01 PM EDT | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the militant group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday. Officials from Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards have said in the past that Fajr-5 missiles are part of Hamas’ Gaza Strip arsenal, whose technology has been supplied by Iran and produced locally without needing direct shipment. “Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran’s transfer of technology,” the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, was quoted as saying by Al-Alam, the Arabic channel of Iran’s state TV. “We need to...
  • Egypt’s Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Iran

    02/23/2014 11:47:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 23, 2014 9:00 pm | (AFP and AP)
    Prosecutors Sunday accused deposed president Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as part of a plot to destabilize Egypt, at the second hearing of his trial for espionage. The trial, one of three that are under way against Morsi, is part of a relentless government crackdown targeting him and his Muslim Brotherhood movement since his ouster by the army in July. …
  • Iran general: No doubt Israel and America will be attacked

    11/15/2013 11:04:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:59 PM 11/09/2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Even before the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 world powers ended in Geneva early Sunday with no deal, an Iranian general lashed out at America Saturday and warned both the U.S. and Israel that they will be attacked. According to Fars News Agency, the regime’s outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, said “America’s interests and all of Israel are within the range of the Islamic Republic and there is not the slightest doubt among Iran’s armed forces to confront the American government and the Zionists (Israel).” Jazayeri...
  • CIA Spy: "Iranian Regime Responsible For Boston Marathon Bombing"

    04/18/2013 12:36:18 PM PDT · by Fennie · 51 replies
    The Western Center For Journalism ^ | April 18, 2013 | By Bobby Powell
    A former CIA spy who had once been embedded inside the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and maintains contacts within the regime today says that a highly placed source inside the Iranian intelligence apparatus has said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the bombings at the Boston Marathon that took the lives of three people and injured 176 more (many of the injured suffering traumatic amputation.)
  • Report: Killed Iranian official was Iran's Hezbollah attaché (Revolutionary Guards general officer)

    02/15/2013 10:24:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ynet news ^ | February 15, 2013 | Roi Kais
    The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Friday that Hush Husam Nawis, also known as Hassan Shateri, a senior Revolutionary Guard official who was killed in Syria on Thursday, was in fact named Hassan Shateri, while Nawis served as his alias. Shateri was a general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and headed the Iranian operation to rehabilitate the war-scarred country. He reportedly also served as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal emissary to Lebanon. The paper quoted a source involved in the issue, who claimed that Shateri, 58, was one of the leading commanders of the elite Quds Force within the...
  • 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.
  • Ex-CIA man: Iran blast largest sabotage in decades

    01/28/2013 11:14:21 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 64 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 28 Jan 13 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Former Revolutionary Guard tells 'Post' that such a blow to Fordow nuclear facility would harm Iran drastically. ranian dissident-turned CIA operative Reza Kahlili told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that an alleged blast at the Fordow nuclear installation in Iran is "the largest case of sabotage in decades." Although it has not yet been verified, a report by Kahlili, according to which a massive blast rocked Iran's key Fordow nuclear installation last week, continued to spread on Monday.
  • 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...
  • Iranians prepare terror campaign inside U.S.

    12/06/2012 8:44:38 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Michael Carl
    'There are numerous Revolutionary Guard cells' inside borders Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is alive and well in the U.S. and the country’s law enforcement officials ignore them at their peril, according to former U. S. Air Force officer Steven O’Hern. O’Hern says that the Revolutionary Guard, long an influential factor in the radical Islamic regime in Iran, does most of its surveillance and intelligence gathering through its proxy force, Hezbollah, considered by many to be a terror group. “In the United States, the Revolutionary Guard uses more than one approach. Hezbollah operatives and sympathizers are present in large numbers in many...
  • 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...
  • 'Iran discovered listening device near nuclear site'

    09/23/2012 11:35:07 AM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/23/2012 | Staff
    The Iranian Revolutionary Guards discovered an electronic monitoring device near the Fordow nuclear site in northern Iran last month, The Sunday Times reported Sunday, citing western intelligence sources. Soldiers were checking on communications terminals at Fordow when they discovered a rock, according to the report. When the soldiers attempted to move the rock, it exploded, presumably self-destructing. The device was reportedly capable of intercepting data from computers in Fordow. The Iranians did not report the discovery, according to the Times. Iran uses the Fordow facility to enrich uranium to a fissile concentration of 20 percent, the part of its work...
  • Mohsen Rezaie to run for Iran presidency again (former Revolutionary Guard chief commander)

    06/10/2012 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:48am EDT | (Reporting by Isabel Coles; Editing by Ralph Gowling)
    Veteran Iranian politician Mohsen Rezaie, who lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a disputed 2009 presidential poll that sparked protests, became the first person to declare his candidacy for next year, Iran's ILNA news agency reported on Sunday. Rezaie initially filed formal complaints over the official results of the 2009 vote, but later withdrew them. At the time, he criticized the authorities for their handling of the election and the demonstrations that followed it, saying that the Islamic Republic could face collapse unless it embraced change. "My participation in the upcoming presidential election of the Republic is certain. I'm in it...
  • It's All About You, Sir!

    05/17/2004 10:00:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 164+ views
    It's All About You, Sir! Nooredin Abedian/Intellectual Conservative May 17, 2004 Aytatollah Shahroudi, Iran's Chief Justice, recently ordered a ban on the use of torture, but it remains to be seen whether it will be put into practice. Two weeks ago, Ayatollah Shahroudi, Iran's Chief Justice, ordered a ban on the use of torture which the Islamic Republic's security organizations routinely use to extract confessions. "Any torture to extract confession is banned and the confessions extracted through torture are not legitimate and legal," the Chief Justice said in a 15-point directive to the judiciary. Human rights lawyers and political activists...
  • Hizballah Fundraising and Operations in the US and Latin America

    12/28/2011 4:03:06 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 12-27-11 | IPT News
    A series of recent law enforcement actions indicates the depth of Iranian-tied criminal activity in Mexico may be greater than previously known. In October, a Texas-car salesman was arrested in connection with an Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington. Prosecutors say officials in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps believed they were dealing with a "large and sophisticated" Mexican drug cartel to carry out the hit. A $100,000 down payment on the hit shows the Iranians were comfortable dealing with the cartel representative, who in fact was a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant. Earlier this month, prosecutors in Virginia...
  • Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest

    12/15/2011 5:09:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 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 doesn’t 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...
  • Ex-Iran Guard commander visits White House with Iraq leader

    12/12/2011 7:34:12 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 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 Iraq’s 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-Maliki’s government, was part of the delegation that visited the White House to discuss Iraq’s future and Iran’s influence there, among other topics. -excerpt - Louis J. Freeh, who served as FBI director in the Clinton administration and the early months...
  • Bahrain: Alleged terror cell had high Iran links

    11/13/2011 2:30:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — An alleged Iranian-linked terror cell had contact with the Tehran's powerful Revolutionary Guard and planned attacks against high profile sites, including Saudi Embassy and a Gulf causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, authorities in Bahrain claimed Sunday
  • Drafted: Personal Account by a Revolutionary Guard Conscript

    09/17/2011 5:23:02 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Frontline ^ | 10 AUG 2011 | JerseyanExile
    Eight months inside Sepah. [ personal history ] Day -4: This is it In Iran, every man (or boy) has to perform military service when he turns 18. You can postpone it if you are accepted into university, but eventually it must be done and now, having finished years of academic study, it is my turn. Of course, there are ways to avoid it -- if you have a serious illness, if you are the caretaker of your family, if you are the only male child and your father is over 59 years old, and some others that I don't...
  • 'The day after Iran's first nuclear test is a normal day' (Revolutionary Guard Website)

    06/08/2011 1:55:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 6/8/2011 | Julian Borger
    Any mention of an Iranian nuclear weapon is taboo in the Islamic Republic, which insists that its nuclear programme is entirely for peaceful, civil purposes. So it is remarkable, to say the least, that an article has appeared on the Gerdab website, run by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, anticipating the day after Iran's first test of a nuclear warhead. Here is a translation of the text: The day after Iran's first nuclear test is a normal day. The day after Islamic Republic of Iran's first nuclear test will be an ordinary day for us Iranians but in the eyes of some...
  • 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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  • Iran Seeking to Increase Speed of IRGC Vessels to 80-85 Knots

    02/06/2011 11:13:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    FARS News Agency ^ | 2011-02-06
    Iran Seeking to Increase Speed of IRGC Vessels to 80-85 Knots TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy plans to boost the high mobility of its vessels in the next few months, the IRGC Navy commander announced on Sunday, adding that IRGC experts are working on projects to increase the speed of missile-launching and fully armed vessels to 80-85 knots. "Increasing the speed of the vessels which carry arms and equipment to 80-85 knots sets the objective of the IRGC naval force for the next Iranian year (starts on March 21)," Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said, and stressed,...
  • WikiLeaks document dump: Iran President Ahmadinejad slapped by head of Revolutionary Guard

    01/04/2011 9:42:59 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 03, 2011 | HELEN KENNEDY
    The WikiLeaks document dump continues to kick up surprises. A new diplomatic cable says the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard smacked President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the face for suggesting easing restrictions on the press. The February 2010 cable, classified secret and puckishly headlined, "He Who Got Slapped," quotes an intelligence source recounting a contentious meeting of Iran's Supreme National Security Council. The Iranian bigs were trying to figure out what to do in the wake of Tehran's explosive pro-democracy street protests of 2009.
  • Iran Conducts Secretive Military Exercise near the Iraqi Border

    12/20/2010 9:49:51 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/14/2010 | Associated Press via Haaretz
    Iran's army has finished a large military exercise by ground forces near the Iraqi border, the state news agency reported Monday. But unlike previous war games in which Iran boasted of weapons advances, the latest maneuvers were largely held under wraps. The report by the IRNA news agency was the first public word that the maneuvers had been held, and even IRNA's confirmation came only indirectly. The report was about the death of two military officers in a road accident as they came back from "large" exercises by ground forces.
  • Clinton: Iran is turning into military dictatorship

    02/15/2010 1:11:02 AM PST · by maquiladora · 36 replies · 1,723+ views
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday the Obama administration believes Iran is becoming a military dictatorship. In remarks to Arab students at Carnegie Mellon's campus in Qatar, Clinton said the Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran appears to have gained so much power, saying "the Revolutionary Guard ... we believe is, in effect, supplanting the government of Iran." "That is how we see it. We see that the government of Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the parliament, is being supplanted and that Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship. That is our view." Clinton's comments came after...
  • Fear of a militarized Iran, as Guard gains 'primacy

    01/06/2010 1:19:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 457+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/5/2010 | AFP VIa Space War
    The Revolutionary Guard Corps has "gained primacy" in Iran since the 2009 presidential election, fueling fears there that the country is becoming militarized, a Pentagon-sponsored study said Tuesday. The study by the RAND Corporation also urged US policymakers to take "great care" in their statements regarding Iran in order not to give the leadership a pretext to divert attention from domestic troubles, like the economy. The disputed election was "a watershed event" in the Islamic republic's history "that has altered elite relationships and solidified the position of the Islamist right and the Revolutionary Guards in Iranian politics," it said. In...
  • Protests Spread, While Growing Larger And More Violent [Iran]

    12/25/2009 12:07:18 AM PST · by myknowledge · 28 replies · 2,039+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | December 24, 2009
    After three decades, the revolution is returning. Back the government of the Shah was corrupt and unpopular, and the small businessmen and clerics supported widespread discontent, which evolved into massive demonstrations that the security forces were not willing to put down with force. It's different this time, in that hundreds of thousands of hard core government supporters are in the Revolutionary Guard. Unlike the shah's forces, the Revolutionary Guard contains a lot of Islamic true believers, who will shoot to kill. They have already done this. Will they do it on a large enough scale to intimidate most Iranians? The...
  • They Would Be Brave, Then They Would Be Dead

    12/05/2009 3:13:27 AM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 454+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | November 30, 2009
    The government has given control over most of the navy to the more politically reliable Revolutionary Guard. The navy (and the rest of the armed forces) recently held a weeklong "defense exercise" to see how well prepared the armed forces were to resist an attack on Iranian nuclear weapons facilities. This was another propaganda drill, because Iran has very weak air defense systems (no modern long range missile systems, no first rate jet interceptors). Iran's military leadership has also been ruined by decades of promotions given to the most politically reliable, not the most militarily competent. Decades of embargoes have...
  • Iran Guard Commanders Are Killed in Bombings

    10/18/2009 3:36:44 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies · 631+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2009 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — At least five commanders of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were killed and dozens of others left dead and injured in two terrorist bombings in the restive region of the nation’s southeastern frontier with Pakistan, according to multiple Iranian state news agencies. The coordinated attacks appeared to mark an escalation in hostilities between Iran’s leadership and one of the nation’s many disgruntled ethnic and religious minorities, in this case the Baluchis. The southeast region, Sistan-Baluchistan, has been the scene of terrorist attacks in the past, and in April the government put the Guards Corps in...
  • Iran bombing kills 5 Revolutionary Guard leaders

    10/18/2009 2:02:05 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies · 733+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/18/09
    TEHRAN, Iran – A suicide bomber killed five senior commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guard and at least 37 others Sunday near the Pakistani border in the heartland of a potentially escalating Sunni insurgency. The attack — which also left dozens wounded — was the most high-profile strike against security forces in an outlaw region of armed tribal groups, drug smugglers and Sunni rebels known as Jundallah, or Soldiers of God. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised sharp retaliation. But a sweeping offensive by authorities is unlikely. Iranian officials have been reluctant to open full-scale military operations in the southeastern border zone,...
  • Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed in Bombing

    10/18/2009 1:20:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies · 496+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 18, 2009 | AP
    A suicide bomber killed five senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard and at least 26 others
  • Iran Vows Revenge On US And UK After Attack

    10/18/2009 8:59:01 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 46 replies · 3,866+ views
    Iran has warned it will take revenge against the US and Britain, accusing them of being involved in a suicide bombing that killed several Revolutionary Guard commanders. Six senior commanders and dozens of civilians died in the attack. The headquarters of the armed forces blamed the bombing on "terrorists" backed by "the Great Satan America and its ally Britain", the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. "Not in the distant future we (Iran) will take revenge." Earlier, Iranian state television said Sunni rebels carried out the bombing. It said the militant group Jundallah (Soldiers of God) had claimed responsibility for the...
  • 5 Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed in Iran Bomb

    10/18/2009 2:44:08 AM PDT · by bogusname · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2009 | AP
    The IRNA news agency said the dead included the deputy commander of the Guard's ground force, Gen. Noor Ali Shooshtari, as well as a chief provincial Guard commander for the area, Rajab Ali Mohammadzadeh. The other dead were Guard members or local tribal leaders. Dozens of others were wounded, the report said. The commanders were inside a car on their way to a meeting in the Pishin region near Iran's border with Pakistan when an attacker with explosives blew himself up, IRNA said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the region in Iran's southeast has been at the...
  • Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed in Iran Bomb

    10/18/2009 12:44:30 AM PDT · by LukeL · 142 replies · 5,510+ views
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official news agency is reporting that at least five senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard have been killed in a homicide bombing in southeastern Iran
  • The grip of Iran's Revolutionary Guards

    08/29/2009 6:52:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Guardian ^ | August 28, 2009
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's list of cabinet nominees reveals a determination to fill the top positions in Iran's government from a coterie of loyal men, plus three women, many of whom are strongly linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Under Ahmadinejad's previous administration there was a distinct militarisation of politics: many ministers, as well as ambassadors, mayors, provincial governors and senior bureaucrats, were drawn from the guards. Ahmadinejad himself is widely associated with the IRGC, but in an interview his adviser insisted that the president had never been a member and was present only "when necessary" (although when pressed the adviser...
  • Why Iran's Changed Forever

    06/29/2009 10:18:22 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 485+ views
    cbs ^ | June 24, 2009 | Reuel Marc Gerecht
    Why Iran's Changed Forever Reuel Marc Gerecht: Whatever Happens In Tehran, There's No Going Back To Khomeini's Islamic Republic. Who's Who Iran's Election: Key Players A look at the most important figures in Iran's contested presidential election. Stories Candidate Withdraws Iran Fraud Complaint Intensified Crackdown Mutes Iran Protests (Weekly Standard) Reuel Marc Gerecht, a Weekly Standard contributing editor, is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The modern Middle East has had numerous "game-changing" moments, when history turned. Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798, Muhammad Ali's conquest of the Nile Valley in 1805, and the...
  • Former Revolutionary Guard Member: 'Military Coup' Underway In Iran (MUST READ!!!!)

    06/26/2009 6:56:18 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 48 replies · 2,752+ views
    One of the founders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who's also a former deputy prime minister, tells Weekend Edition's Scott Simon that what amounts to a "military coup" has occurred in his country. And he claims authorities know the election was rigged.
  • The Iran crisis moves closer to home

    06/23/2009 5:34:18 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 4 replies · 429+ views
    UK Spectator ^ | 6/23/09 | Melanie Phillips
    There is chatter in some quarters that the Iranian ‘green revolution' may be petering out. Well, it depends whom you’re reading. The Iran expert Michael Ledeen says he has no idea what’s going to happen. But there are signs that the regime is preparing for an all-out assault; and that they are panicking and the ayatollahs are at odds amongst themselves; and that, most interestingly of all, this: ...that there are cracks in the regime’s edifice, ranging from declarations of small groups of Revolutionary Guards calling on their brothers to defect to “the people,” to a phenomenon that is just...
  • U.S. Navy Hangs Back in Persian Gulf as Questions Mount About Defecting Iranian Revolutionary Guard

    06/23/2009 8:08:02 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 15 replies · 1,104+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2000 | Fox News
    Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent," according to the former crown prince of Iran, as the U.S. Navy sits back in "non-incident mode" in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Department of Defense is "on edge" over the turmoil in Iran, and has directed U.S. naval assets in the Persian Gulf to be, in layman's terms, in "non-incident mode," military officials told FOX News Monday. Meanwhile, the former crown prince of Iran contended that members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent" and some are "contemplating the contingency" of defying the regime in the wake of the Islamic Republic's...
  • Iran Revolutionary Guard Commander arrested for refusing to use force on protesters

    06/22/2009 8:54:16 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 30 replies · 1,204+ views
    IBTimes ^ | 22 June 2009 | Jeff Head
    A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has been arrested for refusing to obey Iran's Supreme Leader, according to reports from the Balatarin website. General Ali Fazli, who was recently appointed as a commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to use force on people protesting the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fazli, a veteran of the devastating Iran-Iraq war is also believed to have been sacked and taken to an unknown location. The Revolutionary Guards...
  • IRAN: Endgame?

    06/22/2009 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 1,797+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2009 8:46 am | Ed Morrissey
    The moment of truth has come in Iran.  The Guardian Council and Ali Khamenei have played their last card — and it might be a trump.  The Revolutionary Guard has now threatened to meet the protestors in the streets and give them a “revolutionary confrontation”: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is threatening to crush any further opposition protests over the disputed presidential election and warns demonstrators to prepare for a “revolutionary confrontation” if they take to the streets again.The country’s most powerful military force ordered demonstrators to “end the sabotage and rioting activities” and said their resistance is a “conspiracy” against Iran.A...
  • Revolutionary Guard Commander Defies Khamenei's Orders To Use Force On Protestors

    06/22/2009 12:07:22 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 155 replies · 7,511+ views
    The International Business Times ^ | 22 June 2009 @ 02:00 pm
    A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has been arrested for refusing to obey Iran's Supreme Leader, according to reports from the Balatarin. General Ali Fazli, who was recently appointed as a commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to use force on people protesting the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fazli, a veteran of the devastating Iran-Iraq war is also believed to have been sacked and taken to an unknown location. The Revolutionary Guards is...
  • U.S. Navy Hangs Back in Persian Gulf as Questions Mount About Defecting Iranian Revolutionary Guard

    06/22/2009 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 49 replies · 2,333+ views
    Fox news ^ | June 22, 2009 | Katherine Herridge
    Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent" and some are "contemplating the contingency" of defying the regime in the wake of last week's disputed election, the former crown prince of Iran contended Monday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense is "on edge" over the turmoil in Iran, and has directed U.S. naval assets in the Persian Gulf to be, in layman's terms, in "non-incident mode." U.S. military commanders are said to have been instructed to be alert to any possibility of a clash with Iranian naval assets, and to position themselves in such a way as to diminish the...

    06/22/2009 9:32:48 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 24 replies · 1,152+ views
    NY Post ^ | Last updated: 11:19 am
    The country's highest electoral authority, the Guardian Council, acknowledged on Monday that there were voting irregularities in 50 electoral districts, the most serious official admission so far of problems in the election. But the council insisted the problems do not affect the outcome of the vote. Earlier Monday, the elite Revolutionary Guard issued its sternest warning so far in the post-election crisis. It warned protesters to "be prepared for a resolution and revolutionary confrontation with the Guards, Basij and other security forces and disciplinary forces" if they continue their near-daily rallies. The Basij, a plainclothes militia under the command of...
  • Report: Members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard arrested for joining 'people's movement'

    06/18/2009 5:17:13 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 18 replies · 693+ views
    WikiNews | Thursday, June 18, 2009
    Report: Members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard arrested for joining 'people's movement' According to Cyrus News Agency (CNA) in Iran, at least 16 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to join the "people's movement." Protests, riots and violence broke out in several cities in Iran on Saturday night following an election which many in Iran and the world say was fraudulent. "These commanders have been in contact with members of the Iranian army to join the people's movement. Three of the commanders are veterans of Iran-Iraq war. They have been moved to an undisclosed...
  • Thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen Deployed for Crackdown On Opposition

    06/17/2009 2:06:14 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 1,267+ views
    Debkafiles ^ | June 17, 2009, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
    Thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen deployed for crackdown on opposition DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2009, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00) Iran's Special Police Forces on the ready Wednesday afternoon, June 17, armored convoys of Revolutionary Guard forces began rolling into Tehran from three directions to prevent supporters of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi assembling on the fifth day after the disputed presidential election, DEBKAfile's Iranian sources report. Special IRGC forces and police units are being flown in. Hundreds of opposition activities have been arrested, including some economic experts who criticized president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's policies in recent months, after three reformist...
  • Iran Election: The Beginning of the End

    06/16/2009 2:50:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 682+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2009 | Amil Imani & Dr. Arash Irandoost
    Iran's President Ahmadinejad, a veteran of the Islamic Republic's repressive Revolutionary Guard, took office on August 3, 2005, after unexpected win in a sham presidential election -- there are no democratic elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. All candidates are prescreened by the Guardian Council before they are allowed to run for office. In practice, a president of Iran is already chosen through a farce process of giving the voters a chance to elect one of the men hand-picked from the regime's functionaries, as was the case with President Ahmadinejad. During the previous "election," only a small percentage of...
  • Revolutionary Guards Arrested in Iran

    06/15/2009 7:42:40 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 112 replies · 7,848+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Jim Robbins
    According to the Cyrus News Agency, Tuesday morning 16 senior members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were arrested. "These commanders have been in contact with members of the Iranian army to join the people's movement," CNA reports.
  • Shots Fired At Huge Election Protest In Tehran [1 Killed]

    06/15/2009 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 609+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 15, 2009
    Shots fired at huge election protest in Tehran Militia said to kill at least one; spiritual leader orders inquiry into polls Behrouz Mehri / AFP - Getty Images TEHRAN, Iran - Shots were fired Monday at a rally by pro-reform presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, apparently by pro-government militia. An Associated Press photographer saw one person shot dead and several others who appeared to be seriously wounded in Tehran's Azadi Square. The shooting came from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.
  • Iran general says could stop Israel in 'one strike'

    05/24/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 1,315+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/2009 | AFP
    Iran's former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezai warned on Sunday he could stop Israel with "one strike" and said it would not dare to threaten the Islamic republic if he is elected president. "My government... understands missiles and tanks as well as foreign policy and knows exactly where Israel's sensitive spots are. It could stop them forever with one strike," Rezai told a news conference. "If government falls into our hands Israel will not dare threaten Iran because the Israelis and the Americans know us and our friends," said Rezai, who is one of three candidates challenging President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...