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  • Iran: Kurdish independence to ‘create another Israel’ – Ayatollah Jannati

    09/20/2017 7:55:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Hardline conservative Chairman of Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati asserted that Kurdistan’s bid for independence from Iraq is an attempt to “disintegrate” and “create another Israel” in the region, speaking at a session of the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in Tehran, Tuesday. Jannati stressed that “today’s important issue about Kurdistan is the climate that they want to disintegrate there and create another Israel in this region.” He went on to call on the Assembly of Experts to “strongly stand up against them because this situation is the demand of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel,” which he said...
  • BREAKING REPORT — IRAN ROUNDUP for January 4th thru 9th – General Soleimani was betrayed by fellow IRGC members!

    01/09/2020 6:22:17 PM PST · by bitt · 58 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/9/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Evidence is Mounting that Qassem Soleimani was Turned Over to the US by his Rivals in Tehran According to confidential sources inside Iran, on the night of January 6th, 56 high-ranking IRGC officers, including the late Qods Force commander General Soleimani’s right-hand man in Iraq, were arrested. A further 34 IRGC officers were detained on the 8th. All 90 of these men were said to be personally loyal to Soleimani. This news is increasing the speculation that Soleimani, who was known to act on his own initiatives, and who was being seen as a possible future dictator-in-waiting for Tehran, was...
  • Exclusive: Informants in Iraq, Syria helped U.S. kill Iran's Soleimani - sources

    01/09/2020 11:00:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 9, 2020 | by Michael Georgy
    Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase leading to a Cham Wings Airbus A320, destined for Baghdad. Neither Soleimani nor the soldiers were registered on the passenger manifesto, according to a Cham Wings airline employee who described the scene of their departure from the Syrian capital to Reuters. Soleimani avoided using his private plane because of rising concerns about his own security, said an Iraqi security source with knowledge of Soleimani’s security arrangements. The passenger flight would be...
  • The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran)

    07/17/2015 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Founderscode.com ^ | 3-26-15 | Denise Simon
    The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran) Posted on March 26, 2015 | Comments Off on The FBI, Hillary and the Alavi Foundation (Iran) It was a secret: The Alavi Foundation says its purpose is “promoting the teaching of Islamic culture, Persian language, literature and civilization.” The Alavi Foundation’s site, a 36-story midtown Manhattan skyscraper originally built in the 1970s by the Pahlavi Foundation, an entity of the Shah-led government of Iran. After the Shah was overthrown in 1979, the new Iranian regime took it over and renamed it. Lev L. Dassin, the Acting United States Attorney for the...
  • Russia's Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

    01/07/2020 1:03:01 PM PST · by MAGA_patriot · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 1/7/2020 | ALBERT AJI and DARIA LITVINOVA
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Damascus on Tuesday for a meeting with President Bashar Assad, a rare visit that comes amid soaring tensions between Iran and United States following the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general. While the official statements made during the previously unannounced visit made no mention of the killing last week of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the timing was conspicuous. The U.S. strike that killed Soleimani minutes after he landed in Iraq has drawn vows of retaliation from Tehran and its proxy militias in Baghdad and Beirut. It has also...
  • Obama's Iran deal has just granted an amnesty to the world's leading terrorist mastermind (FLASHBACK 2015)

    01/06/2020 6:16:15 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7/15/2015 | Con Coughlin
    As head of the Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Suleimani is widely regarded as one of the world's leading terrorists. Now Barack Obama has effectively granted him an amnesty. Qassem Suleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, fully deserves his reputation as one of the world’s leading terrorist masterminds. For a decade a more he has been the driving force behind an array of Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, from Hizbollah to Hamas, which have orchestrated a reign of terror throughout the Middle East. From a purely British perspective, he was responsible for training and...
  • Killing Soleimani Was the Moral Response to Genocide

    01/06/2020 1:36:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    algemeiner.com ^ | 01/06/2020 | Shmuley Boteach
    While many Iranian officials have threatened genocide, Qassem Soleimani was actually tasked with it. As an architect of Bashar Assad’s genocidal war against the Syrian people, he was one of the most guilty men on earth. As the Godfather of Iran’s global terror network, he was also one of the most dangerous. His terror world tour was finally cut short last Friday by a precision airstrike, in what was arguably President Trump’s boldest and most presidential move thus far. Soleimani was identified only by his hand, itself identified by a red-stone ring he was known to wear. Soleimani was the...
  • US-led forces halt operations against ISIS amid threat of retaliation from Iran

    01/05/2020 11:13:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 05, 2020 11:40 AM | Tim Pearce
    American-led coalition forces have paused operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as officials brace for a strike by Iran. President Trump authorized a drone strike on Thursday that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, one of Iran’s highest-ranking and most powerful officials. Iran has vowed retaliation for the strike. Forces led by the United States in the region are now focused on preparing for a potential attack and have temporarily stopped pursuing ISIS targets. In a statement, the Combined Joint Task ForceOperation Inherent Resolve said, "Repeated rocket attacks over the last two months by elements of Kata'ib Hezbollah...
  • Chuck Schumer "If Trump pulls troops out of Syria he will Start WW3″ today "If Trump attacks Hezbollah...

    01/03/2020 7:42:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    IWB ^ | IWB
    Chuck Schumer, the man who supported Obama, then supported the Iran deal, then didn’t support the Iran deal. The man who has fought Trump against Middle east Troop withdrawal and stopping the war in Syria, is now suddenly against Trump attacking Hezbollah In Syria and Iraq Ok seriously, can we get this guy a mental examination??? Today’s video Schumer says using our troops will start WW3 MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION CONDEMNS TRUMP’S ORDER TO KILL IRANIAN GENERAL: PRESIDENT DOUBLES DOWN.
  • Israelis: Soleimani Intercept Sparked Drone Strike; US Reinforces Region

    01/04/2020 12:28:32 PM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 95 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | 3 January, 2020 | Arie Egozi and Colin Clark
    TEL AVIV: Five days ago, an undisclosed intelligence agency intercepted a telephone call made by the head of Iran’s Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in which he was heard ordering his proxies in Iraq to attack the U.S embassy in Baghdad, as well as other Israeli and American targets, with the aim of taking hostages, Israeli sources say. It’s unclear whether this was a lapse in tradecraft on the part of the usually savvy Soleimani or whether the notorious Iranian military leader’s phone calls were being routinely intercepted. Nor is it clear whether it was the US or another...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama launches 2,800 strikes on Iraq, Syria without congressional approval

    01/03/2020 6:41:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    U.S. forces have now surpassed 2,800 strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria under President Obama’s war against the Islamic State, all as part of a conflict Congress has yet to specifically authorize — and amid worries lawmakers won’t ever act. Under intense pressure from Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama finally submitted a draft authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State in February, but it’s since languished, caught in the stalemate between those who want tighter restrictions and those who want the president to have as free a hand as possible. Now analysts worry that inaction will...
  • Iranian general boasts of Quds Force killing U.S. troops in Iraq

    08/02/2017 8:30:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2 August 17 | Rowan Scarborough
    The deputy commander of Iran’s notorious Quds Force bragged at a recent ceremony that his operatives have killed more Americans than U.S. troops have killed Iranian fighters. Brig. Gen. Ismail Ghaani was referring to Iran’s major intervention in the Iraq war to supply Shiite militias with supercharged explosives that could penetrate U.S. armored vehicles. The Pentagon has estimated the Quds Force, an arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, killed 500 Americans that way.
  • Russian build-up in Syria part of secret deal with Iran’s Quds Force leader

    09/12/2015 10:06:22 AM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    As the Pentagon warily eyes a Russian military build-up in Syria, Western intelligence sources tell Fox News that the escalated Russian presence began just days after a secret Moscow meeting in late July between Iran’s Quds Force commander — their chief exporter of terror — and Russian President Vladimir Putin. 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 Quds Force is the international arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, involved in exporting terrorism to Iran’s proxies...
  • 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...
  • Iran confirms trip by Quds Force Commander to Moscow to discuss arms shipments

    08/07/2015 11:17:40 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 8, 2015 | By Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iranian officials confirmed Friday that General Qassem Soleimani, the heavily sanctioned Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander, traveled to Russia last month and was conducting weapons deals, including discussion of the S-300 missile system, according to Reuters. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said Friday the U.S. is very concerned about the development. “Qassem Soleimani is subject to a UN travel ban and this travel ban requires all states to prohibit Qassem Soleimani from traveling to their nation and the only exception to that is if the Iran sanctions committee grants an exemption,” she said at UN headquarters...
  • 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...
  • A spokesman for the Iranian National Guard breaks down in tears on live TV during an interview about the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani by U.S. forces.

    01/03/2020 11:10:41 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/3/2020 | staff
  • Teaching at Princeton — with blood on his hands (Seyed Hossein Mousavian)

    01/01/2020 11:12:56 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 31 2019 | Reza Behrouz and Peter Kohanloo
    Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an ex-Iranian diplomat whose tenure in Germany coincided with the regime’s assassination of four dissidents on German soil. Yet he currently lives in comfort in the United States. Does he belong here? That’s the question raised by a number of prominent Iranian-Americans in a recent letter to Attorney General Bill Barr. The details are grim. Late evening on Sept. 17, 1992, four men were dining together in the backroom of the Mykonos restaurant, a Greek eatery in central Berlin. They were Iranian exiles who had gathered to meet a prominent Kurdish opponent of the Tehran regime....
  • U.S. Embassy Move Is Escalating the Battle for Jerusalem | VICE on HBO

    12/27/2019 11:40:57 AM PST · by NorseViking · 17 replies
    VICE by YouTube ^ | December 25, 2019
    VICE's Gianna Toboni reports on the aftermath of Trump’s announcement to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Freezing Syrians seek shelter in olive groves as Assad bombings intensify in last rebel bastion

    12/28/2019 8:21:03 AM PST · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 28th, 2019 | Josie Ensor, Hussein Akoush
    235,000 people who have fled air strikes and shelling elsewhere in Idlib province in recent weeks. The exodus was triggered by ramped-up Syrian and Russian attacks on some of the most densely populated areas of the country’s last-remaining rebel bastion... Earlier this month, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, told the EU to prepare for a “new wave” of Syrian refugees, saying his country “will not carry the migration burden alone.” Civilians in Idlib say they feel abandoned by Turkey, which has been the opposition’s main backer during the uprising against the government. Turkey has been strengthening its alliance with Russia,...