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Originally posted by ScepticalBeliever
At least they've admitted it fairly quickly- surprising.
When the Karbala attack was carried out on Jan. 20, American and Iraqi officials said it had been meticulously planned. The attackers carried forged identity cards, wore American-style uniforms and drove vehicles of a kind used by Americans here. One American was killed at the start of the raid, and the other Americans were captured, then shot to death and dumped beside the road.
Domestically, he said, they operate a militia, the Bassidj, for suppression. Outside the country, they operate through the Quds force, which is out of Ahmadinejad's control.
"This is a force that is involved in Iraq, or Lebanon, or Afghanistan, or Palestine, any place in the world," he said.
"Not only the foreign ministry of Iran; even the president does not know what the Revolutionary Guards does outside of Iran. They directly report to the leader," he said, referring to Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The plan allowed up to $400 million in covert spending for activities ranging from spying on Iran's nuclear program to supporting rebel groups opposed to the country's ruling clerics, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker magazine.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 38 people at a Shiite mourning ceremony, state media reported.
Jundallah, a Sunni Muslim rebel group, claimed responsibility for the attack outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chahbahar, near the border with Pakistan, according to AlArabiya reporter.
You have to remember that most of the western world although it has it's corruption within TPTB the majority of it's population are comfortable, blinkered and happy to go on with life as it is. I think you overestimate the average persons ability to completely ignore what is going on around them.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by buni11687
Well well well.
They got caught with their hand in the cookie jar and many here just want to ignore "that fact" and just point out all the things the US has done. Spin Spin Spin.
So what you are saying is that the arrest of this man is propaganda from the western world to back up a war on Iran based on the possibility of an uprising / civil unrest within Iran due to ridiculously raised fuel prices?
If this was the case I don't think that the statement of him being a member of the Iranian Qud Forces would have been retracted so speedily. It only goes to prove that the government controlled MSM is far too quick to jump to conclusions and you shouldn't always believe what you read which would totally contradict the purpose of said propaganda.
The first story I agree could and should be classed as propaganda however I don't believe the follow up story would have been released so quickly if the sole purpose was to cause unrest.