Thursday, August 13, 2009
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its Basij militia set up to protect the ruling system has become the ruling system!
With the horror unleashed by the IRG and Basij and calls for death to opposition leaders by their General a Q & A on the IRG and the Basij is a must read! There is a question and answer session below that you will want to look at. The more I learn about The IRGC and the Basij the larger and more powerful they get. I am convinced they are now in control period!
They were set up to protect the ruling authority after 1979 and are supposed to be controlled By Ayatollah Khatemei who is supposed to be the final authority. I know Ahmadinejad and 2/3 of his first 21 member cabinet are ex IRGC members and that simply reinforces that I am increasingly led to think the IRGC has become the final authority not the Supreme leader.
The Supreme leader is appearing as a puppet needed to keep the religious leaders together and to make it appear that they are still in charge. I know I am not Iranian but I was stunned to find the thugs in the IRGC and the Basij number in the millions. General Yadollah Javani, director of the IRGC's political arm says his thugs we all saw in action beating and killing protesters prevented an attempt to overthrow Islamic rule.
From what I can see Kharroubi, Moussavi, and Khatami want a return to the peoples will and Islamic rule and the IRGC who is now in charge is preventing that at all costs. The as I now know has a very strong Political arm. The IRGC also conducts popular military training, they operate a domestic media apparatus and run education programs or should we say brain washing programs to constantly increase their numbers.
Since the 1979 Revolution they have also become a major contractor with ties to firms controlling billions of dollars in business, construction, finance and commerce and are a major contractor, with ties to firms controlling billions of dollars in business, construction, finance and commerce. The IRGC is thought to be factionalized as standouts such as ex IRGC officer Ali Larijani being critics of Ahmadinejad but I certainly do not think so. They have become a major force capable of taking control of Iran and I am afraid nothing less than that is what has happened.
Not only has the IRGC perpetrated the horror and brutality we have all witnessed in and out of jail and lord knows the horror we will never know about but to add insult to injury Brigadier General Yadollah Javani a senior official with Iran's increasingly powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago.
Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, along with former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, he says should be tried for attempting to lead a Western-backed revolution that aimed to topple the regime. I am sick of hearing that crap. That was not western backed though I am sure they and us have been cheering this on. Those people merely want their true people led Republic back not the IRGC controlled Islamist Republic of Iran.
He wants the judiciary to go after them, arrest them, put them on trial and punish them according to the law. Do you know what that will do to the unrest in Iran? it will blow big time and you have to think that is what Javani wants. Then he will be able to get all this out in the open and have his millions of thugs put this to rest once and for all but I don't like what I see happening.
Javani heads the Guard's political bureau. The Guard, which was initially created to protect the leaders of the revolution, is under the direct control of Iran's supreme leader and enforces the governments' Islamic codes and morality supposedly but I believe they are actually in control. Top Iran general: Prosecute opposition leaders
Meanwhile Karroubi steadfastly maintains an independent panel needs to investigate the rape torture and death perpetrated on those in jail and by the IRG and Basij. Mehdi Karroubi says an "impartial committee" is needed to investigate alleged mistreatment of detainees
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Please read the Q & A on Iran's Revolutionary Guard and the Basij militia and you will see for yourself who is really in control of Iran and how this is all going to play out!Q & A on Iran's Revolutionary Guard and the Basij militia