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  • Mystery explosions point to Iran’s secret arms shipments to terrorists

    07/24/2008 2:50:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 172+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 24 2008 | Con Coughlin
    For an organisation that prides itself on being a well-run administrative machine, the leadership of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards is having a rather testing time. It’s not just last Saturday’s mysterious explosion in a suburb of Tehran that killed 15 people that is causing the leadership sleepless nights, although the nationwide news black-out imposed immediately afterwards does suggest the Revolutionary Guards, the storm troops of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, are rattled. Details are only now starting to reach the outside world, and it looks increasingly like sabotage was responsible for devastating a military convoy as it travelled through Khavarshahar. The company responsible...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards hold war games: media

    07/07/2008 5:04:38 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies · 270+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 7/8/08 | reuteurs
    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards began military maneuvers on Monday, news agencies said, the same day the U.S. Navy said it was carrying out an exercise in the Gulf.
  • Irans Qods Force using 51 networks into IRAQ

    06/12/2008 2:53:30 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 129+ views
    Right Side News ^ | June 12, 2008 | National Council of Resistance of Iran
    On Tuesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a press conference in London exposed the Iranian regime's manufacture of new and advanced EFP (roadside) bombs in three secret centres in Iran. Also exposed were the names and particulars as well as the methods used of 51 networks smuggling the weapons on behalf of Iran's Qods force to terrorist militias in Iraq. The advanced EFPs can penetrate deeper into armoured vehicles causing more deaths and advancements have also made them more difficult to detect and defuse. I have attached the press release, the information provided at the press...
  • Is an Iranian General the Most Powerful Man in Iraq?

    04/28/2008 3:35:28 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 14 replies · 166+ views
    McClatchy News Service ^ | April 28, 2008 | By Hannah Allam, Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel
    One of the most powerful men in Iraq isn't an Iraqi government official, a militia leader, a senior cleric or a top U.S. military commander or diplomat, He's an Iranian general, and at times he's more influential than all of them. Brig. Gen. Qassem Suleimani commands the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, an elite paramilitary and espionage organization whose mission is to expand Iran's influence in the Middle East. As Tehran's point man on Iraq, he funnels military and financial support to various Iraqi factions, frustrating U.S. attempts to build a pro-Western democracy on the rubble of Saddam...
  • Britons kidnapped in Iraq are ‘held by Iran’

    04/27/2008 10:44:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 197+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | 4/27/2008 | Uzi Mahnaimi and Michael Smith
    Five British hostages who were kidnapped in Iraq almost a year ago are being held inside Iran by Revolutionary Guards, according to two separate sources in the Middle East and London. The hostages were handed over to the Revolutionary Guards by their Iraqi kidnappers last November, the sources believe. One of the sources said they were being held in the western Iranian city of Hamadan. If confirmed, the involvement of Revolutionary Guards would be seen as evidence that senior figures in the Iranian government had backed the decision to hold them in the country. However, British officials said that while...
  • Top U.S. military officer assails Iran's role in Iraq

    04/26/2008 7:40:37 AM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 133+ views
    IHT ^ | 4/26/08 | Dave Stout
    The government of Iran continues to supply weapons and other support to extremists in Iraq, despite repeated promises to the contrary, and is increasingly complicit in the death of U.S. soldiers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday in a stark new assessment of Iranian influence. The chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen, said he was "extremely concerned" about "the increasingly lethal and malign influence" by the government of Iran and the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a special force that aids and encourages Islamic militants around the world. The Quds Forces in Iran were created during the...
  • Britons kidnapped in Iraq are ‘held by Iran’

    Five British hostages who were kidnapped in Iraq almost a year ago are being held inside Iran by Revolutionary Guards, according to two separate sources in the Middle East and London. The hostages were handed over to the Revolutionary Guards by their Iraqi kidnappers last November, the sources believe. One of the sources said they were being held in the western Iranian city of Hamadan. If confirmed, the involvement of Revolutionary Guards would be seen as evidence that senior figures in the Iranian government had backed the decision to hold them in the country. However, British officials said that while...
  • Coalition Troops in Iraq Kill Five, Capture Eight Terrorists

    04/07/2008 11:22:57 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 95+ views
    DoD ^ | April 7, 2008 | American Forces Press Service
    Coalition troops killed five terrorists and captured eight suspects during counterinsurgency operations in Iraq today, military officials reported. -- U.S. forces detained four suspected Iranian-backed “special groups” terrorists and killed another individual during an operation in Baghdad. The deceased terrorist was linked to an explosives and weapons network tied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. -- U.S. troops operating in eastern Baghdad killed an insurgent and destroyed a vehicle used in transporting rocket-launching rails. The terrorists were seen to launch four 107 mm rockets toward a coalition forward operating base. The terrorists departed the launch site in a white van,...
  • Signs of Iran's Hand in Iraq-(Time no less)

    03/21/2008 9:18:13 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 311+ views
    time ^ | 3/31/08 | By MARK KUKIS/BAGHDAD
    One of the armor-piercing roadside bombs in Iraq has a nickname among the militants who place the device. They call it the Najadia, a short variation on the long name of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "My group and I believe honestly in fighting the Americans - and getting financial benefit out of it," says Hussein Ali, an Iraqi Shi'ite guerrilla who recounted a journey to Iran for training in explosives in an interview with TIME. "We became very professional in planting and using the mine called BMZ2, which is a Russian mine modified in Iran for use against the American...
  • Iran and al Qaeda: Setting the Record Straight

    03/22/2008 12:42:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 21, 2008 | Christopher W. Holton
    In recent weeks, two news reports have circulated referencing Iran’s relationship with al Qaeda. On Tuesday, March 18th, Senator John McCain repeatedly stated that Iran was aiding al Qaeda in Iraq. Later, however, he retracted this statement and said that Iran was not aiding al Qaeda in Iraq. Senator McCain was right the first time and he should not have retracted his statement. In fact, al Qaeda and Iran have a rather long history of cooperation. A few days before Senator McCain’s unfortunate retraction, a senior military adviser to the Barack Obama campaign, retired Air Force General Merrill McPeak, was...
  • McCain didn't make mistake : Iran is sponsoring Al-Qaeda

    03/19/2008 12:04:48 PM PDT · by drzz · 10 replies · 704+ views
    IRAQ THE MODEL | 03 19 2008 | drzz
    A controversy that shouldn't exist. McCain was mocked by Democrats when he said Iran is supporting Al-Qaeda, that Iran would not as Iran is shia and Al-Qaeda sunni. That's a nonsense. Terrorist groups and states don't care about those things. They primarily gather to survive. The US used jihadists. The Sunni Syria is supporting Shia Hezbullah. Here is an excerpt of the arabic press, reported by Iraqi Omar on his blog Iraq the model, showing ties between Iran and Al-Qaeda : According to this report from Azzaman, Iran's revolutionary guard corps is supplying Zarqawi's al-Qaeda in Iraq with Russian-made anti-aircraft...
  • Iranian Clerics Face A Backlash Over Good Life

    02/23/2008 6:44:55 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 236+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-24-2008 | Kay Biouki - Gethin Chamberlain
    Iranian clerics face a backlash over good life By Kay Biouki in Teheran and Gethin Chamberlain Last Updated: 2:05am GMT 24/02/2008 The Ayatollah Khomenei brought millions on to the streets of Iran to overthrow the decadence of the Shah. Now the late leader's grandsons and other Iranian clerics face a backlash over their families' fondness for fast cars, big houses and hot tubs. A website linked to radical elements of Iran's regime last week attacked the lifestyle of Ayatollah Khomenei's grandson, Hassan. " Driving a $100,000 BMW and relaxing in his uptown villa in north Teheran, is Hassan Khomenei actually...
  • Inside Iran's Secretive Qods Force

    01/14/2008 9:05:53 AM PST · by Fennie · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | January 14, 2008 | Claude Salhani
    Since 2003 Iran has spent billions of dollars in Iraq, mobilized vast government resources and unleashed the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, all in an effort to spread its hegemony and the Islamic revolution, according to sources in the Iranian resistance...
  • Speedboat Bluff in the Persian Gulf

    01/09/2008 6:52:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 98+ views ^ | January 9, 2008 | Austin Bay
    Why would five Iranian speedboats bluff an attack on a U.S. Navy squadron? Start with a big fact: Under the mullah-led thieves' regime, Iran has become an explosive political mix of ethnic, economic and ideological fragments, a mosaic powder keg. The Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 Islamic Revolution failed, then fossilized, leaving a corrupt junta of robed kleptocrats who use the dictator's classic tools of murder, terror and economic favoritism to control an impoverished, splintered and increasingly restless populace. Moreover, factions within the mullahs' hierarchy spar with one another. Throwing a risky punch at the United States or Great Britain serves two...
  • Iranian Boats Provoke ‘Serious Incident’ in Strait of Hormuz

    01/07/2008 3:30:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 158+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2008 – Three U.S. Navy vessels took evasive actions after five Iranian boats buzzed the ships transiting the Straits of Hormuz yesterday, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Whitman called the Iranian provocation “a serious incident.” The fast Iranian boats approached at “distances and speed that showed reckless, dangerous and potentially hostile intent,” he said. The incident lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, he said. The Navy ships were going into the Persian Gulf when the Iranian boats confronted them. “Small, Iranian fast boats made some aggressive maneuvers against our vessels and indicated...
  • Iranian boats provoked 3 U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz [scroll]

    01/07/2008 6:01:09 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 223 replies · 1,189+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 07, 2008
    Breaking News U.S. officials: 5 Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed, provoked 3 U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday.
  • The Ron Paul Disqualification (LRon didn't know Iran has an army)

    12/30/2007 12:07:19 PM PST · by jdm · 82 replies · 408+ views
    Heading Right ^ | Dec. 24, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The more Ron Paul talks, the more he demonstrates his unfitness for the office he seeks — and maybe for the office he holds. Yesterday on Meet the Press, Paul came up with a number of stunners, but his take on Iran may have been the most clueless of all: MR. RUSSERT: So if Iran invaded Israel, what do we do? REP. PAUL: Well, they’re not going to. That is like saying “Iran is about to invade Mars.” I mean, they have nothing. They don’t have an army or navy or air force. And Israelis have 300 nuclear weapons. Nobody...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards patrol Persian Gulf, U.S. says

    11/30/2007 8:08:03 AM PST · by maquiladora · 5 replies · 95+ views
    CNN ^ | updated 7:46 p.m. EST, Thu November 29, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has taken command of Iranian naval operations in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military has revealed. Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the disclosure Wednesday at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he was answering questions from military students. Afterward, in a written statement, the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet in Bahrain said, "Based on activities observed in the Arabian Gulf over the past several months, it appears the Iranian navy has shifted its patrol areas to the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman --...
  • Fred on the GWOT (Video interview)

    11/25/2007 7:51:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 553+ views
    The Weekly Standard/PajamasMedia ^ | November 21, 2007 | Dean Barnett
    Roger L. Simon, last seen cavorting with Pajama clad babes on the floor of the BlogWorld convention like a latter day Hugh Hefner, sat down with Fred Thompson to discuss the Global War on Terror. Bob Owens, proprietor of the excellent Confederate Yankee blog, joined Roger in conducting the interview. I linked to this yesterday in my Republican race Q&A, but the interview itself merits a little post of its own. In no particular order, a few observations: 1) The long form interview allowed Fred to express his knowledge and thoughts on the war on terror. He was impressive. Believe...
  • Iran Guards ex-commander says US threats serious

    11/11/2007 12:36:35 PM PST · by Flavius · 3 replies · 87+ views
    afp ^ | 11/11/07 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) - A former commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said mounting US rhetoric against the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme should be taken seriously in comments published on Sunday. "The enemy recently has increased its threats against Iran and no one should take them as jokes," former Guards commander Mohsen Rezaie was quoted as saying by the reformist Aftab Yazd newspaper. "But the Iranian nation has the capacity to resist these threats," Rezaie added