This is not the first time a thread like this has gone around www.abovetopsecret.com...
Same concept with some different stock photos of an undoubtedly beautiful country. Unfortunately, the good people of Iran are ruled by an extreme
band of old school, die hard Mullahs.
A good part of Iran died when the Shah was overthrown in 1979. The face of the Iranian govt. changed forever at the expense of the people and a way
of life that was very similar to ours in the west. Soon after the fall, the military and the extremists took control and entered into an 8 year war
During the war period, children as young as 12 were forced to serve in the Holy War with Iraq. This resulted in many citizens, with the means to do
so, to literally escape Iran in an effort to protect their children before being forced into war. Reportedly, these child soldiers were used to clear
mine fields by wrapping themselves in blankets and rolling around the area to be cleared. The blankets were used to contain the body parts and to
facilitate clean up of these sacrificial "soldiers".
That information came to me first hand from a friend whose family escaped Iran in 1985 in an effort to protect him and his younger brother as they
were about to enter the age of military service. They made it out first with their mother and their father followed 4 years later.
Today, it is the Iranian govt. that is feared the most. Not the average citizen. It is the govt. that created the Revolutionary Guard to protect the
revolution movement and its achievements that began in 1979.
Aside from the Guard, Iran has also created the little discussed Qods forces which operate under the Revolutionary Guard and are charged with
cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad. The Qods force provide aid in the form of weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian
terrorist groups, Lebanese Hezballah, Iraq-based militants, and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Furthermore, the current regime still violates the human rights of its citizens.
A little more on the qods force.
Iran is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and
other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Pentagon's first report to Congress on Tehran's military.
The report on Iranian military power provides new details on the group known formally as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF),
the Islamist shock troops deployed around the world to advance Iranian interests. The unit is aligned with terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel,
North Africa and Latin America, and the report warns that U.S. forces are likely to battle the Iranian paramilitaries in the future.
The Qods force "maintains operational capabilities around the world," the report says, adding that "it is well established in the Middle East and
North Africa and recent years have witnessed an increased presence in Latin America, particularly Venezuela."
To reiterate... People good...Govt. bad... Sound familiar??
Don't forget about the Basij either. They are the ones that you saw working against the protesters during the 2009 elections and the months that