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Anti-Regime Plans on US Drawing Board

 
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asher



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 1:50 am    Post subject: Anti-Regime Plans on US Drawing Board Reply with quote

excerpt from DebkaNet Weekly (subscription required)

A. ... US special forces had begun training members of the Iranian opposition at a base in Tampa, Florida. The new units are learning tactics for waging a guerrilla war inside Iran to topple the government. The United States is well aware that unlike Afghanistan, there is no need for direct US military intervention to overthrow the ayatollahs regime in Tehran. With enough help, Iranian opposition groups can do the job on their own and expect many ordinary Iranians to flock to an insurrection. The veteran Mojaheddin-e Khalqh, the best-organized Iranian opposition group, had thousands of fighters in Iraq before the US-led invasion last year. More than 4,500 of its combatants are now in the Ashraf military base northeast of Baghdad under tight US supervision. The division-size force has fully stocked weapons depots, maintained by American crews, at its disposal near the Iranian-Iraqi border.

B. Washington also leaked to Tehran information about an operations center set up in the Iraqi Shiite shrine town of Najef as a facility for Iranian clerics in opposition to the Iranian regime. They include Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Ayatollah Jalal Eddin Taheri and even the late Ayatollah Khomeiniís grandson, Hassan, who fled abroad last year and even reached the United States before turning his back on the alien West and returning home. The Americans are taking pains to ensure that Najaf can become a safe base of operations for Iranian clerics prepared to move to the city. Khomeini himself spent many years of his exile in Najef, whence he waged his successful struggle against the Shah. If the US plan is implemented, Najef could become a particularly effective center of subversion against the religious leadership in Iran and be able to challenge the religious supremacy of Qom, the Iranian holy city and spiritual base for senior Shiite clerics.

C. The Americans have deployed forces in western Afghanistan, near the border with Iran, and established a military base at Shinada after deposing Ismail Khan as governor of the city of Herat. Iranian intelligence is convinced, and has passed on its assessment to the leadership in Tehran, that US agents arranged the murder of Khanís son and incited local tribesmen to attack the governorís militia. Afterward, US units and troops loyal to the central government in Kabul moved into the area on the pretext of protecting Khan. At the same time, they offered the governor the post of industry minister in the Afghan government, effectively persuading him to order his men to lay down their arms. As a result, US forces are out in strength on the Afghan-Iranian border, ready to go into action at short notice.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asher - Very interesting in deed.

Can you verify with any other sources any of the three points.

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asher,

can you give the link to this news ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I cannot provide a link because the excerpt is from Debka.com's e-mail newsletter which is available only thru subscription. However, I highly recommend the DebkaNet Weekly to all freedom activists, as it contains a lot of valuable information.

A subscription is only about $10 per month and can be obtained by visiting Debka's site at www.debka.com.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Montazeri is in Iraq now, or they are preaparing Najaf for him?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if he is in Iraq now, it doesn't appear to say.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last I heard he was still under house arrest in Iran. It will be tough to get him out. But in recent years, dramas involving Montazeri (there have been many) have somehow failed to get huge crowds, only about a hundred. It shows that the days of using a Mullah to mobilise the masses are over. So far the biggest protests aside from the student ones, have all been in response to LA media, RP and in reaction to secular type events. The only role the clergy could possibly play is with the regime's followers (numbering perhaps less than a million) but not the masses at large.

The US would get alot further if it setup broadcast antennas in Iraq and Afghanistan to relay Iranian opposition radio into Iran, radio reaching the biggest audience. Thats what they would do if they were serious, and they haven't done that, which leads me to believe, they still haven't made up their minds about Iran!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After Bush gets re-elected they need to get rid of all the f'ed up doves and State Dept appeasers and re-work a solid policy that will help the Iranian people remove their regime - as well as work to improve situation between Palestinians and Israelis..

Solve both these issues and you've got GOLD!!!!
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