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Iran Threatens US, UK – Russia Cheers

From an outraged (at the US) Reuters:

Head of Iran’s Revolutionary guard Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks with the local media in Tehran in this July 2009 file photo.

Iran threatens Britain and U.S. after Guard bombing

By Fredrik Dahl And Hossein Jaseb

TEHRAN (Reuters) – The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Monday vowed to "retaliate" against the United States and Britain after accusing them of backing the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed six Guards commanders.

Iranian media say the Sunni Muslim insurgent group Jundollah (God’s soldiers) has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing in Sistan-Baluchestan province, which killed 42 people in all…

Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iranian security officials had presented documents indicating "direct ties" from Jundollah to U.S., British and, "unfortunately," Pakistani intelligence organizations, the ISNA news agency said.

"Behind this scene are the American and British intelligence apparatus, and there will have to be retaliatory measures to punish them," Jafari was quoted as saying.

Jundollah, which has been blamed for many attacks since 2005 in the desert province bordering Pakistan, says it is fighting to end discrimination against Sunni Muslims by Iran’s dominant Shi’ites. Its leader is Abdolmalek Rigi.

"This person himself and his plans are undoubtedly under the umbrella and the protection of these (U.S., British and Pakistani) organizations," Jafari said.

Iranian television quoted General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Guards’ ground forces, whose deputy was killed in the bombing, as saying:

"The base of the terrorists and rebels has not been in Iran. They are trained by America and Britain in some of the neighboring countries."

The victims of the bombing in the city of Sarbaz included two employees of the state broadcaster IRIB, the company said, and number of tribal chiefs who were due to hold a meeting with the Guards to promote Shi’ite-Sunni unity. The Guards said the attack was aimed at fomenting sectarian strife…

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev offered Moscow’s cooperation in fighting terrorism and extremism in a letter to Ahmadinejad, Medvedev’s press service said.

"We are ready to cooperate with Iran in countering these threats," he wrote

And, sure enough, here is more about our newly re-set Russian allies latest overture, via Iran’s Press TV:

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

Russia ready to join Iran anti-terror fight

Mon, 19 Oct 2009

After Jundallah terrorist ring carried out a bloody attack in southeastern Iran, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev expressed readiness to help Iran fight "terrorism".

"The fight against the threat of terrorism and the extremism wherever it comes from requires all countries to join their forces," Medvedev said in a letter of condolence to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday.

"We are ready to cooperate with the Islamic Republic of Iran to counter these threats," he added.

Medvedev said the attack quivered him with "indignation" and condemned "this new evildoing by extremists"…

Another report posted by the US-based ABC News also revealed that the US officials had advised Jundallah to ‘stage deadly guerrilla raids inside the Islamic Republic, kidnap Iranian officials and execute them on camera’, all as part of a systematic objective to overthrow the Iranian government’.

In a recent interview with Press TV, Rigi’s brother, Abdulhamid, confirmed that the Jundallah leader had established links with the US agents.

His brother said that in just one of his meetings with the US operatives, Rigi had received $100,000 to fuel sectarianism in Iran.

My goodness how relations have improved since Mr. Obama has cancelled the European missile defense shield.

Russia is so much more friendly to the US these days.

Meanwhile, also from Iran’s Press TV:

US State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly

US denies involvement in Iran suicide attack

Sun, 18 Oct 2009

Amid accusations of having played a role in a deadly suicide bombing in southeast Iran, the United States moves to deny any involvement in the terrorist attack.

"We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives," State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement. "Reports of alleged US involvement are completely false." …

How long did it take the Obama administration to condemn the crackdown on the Iranian demonstrators? Days, if not weeks?

And yet they are able to condemn an attack on the thugs who actually did the cracking down in a matter of hours.

Why is that?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Iran Threatens US, UK – Russia Cheers”

  1. BillK says:

    Anyone want to start the countdown until the Russian/Iranian mutual defense agreement, whereby Russia will pledge to use the full power of their military to attack any nation that dares attack Iran?

    Once that’s signed, Iran need not “develop” nuclear power (or weapons); Russia will blatantly supply them rather than do so under the table as they are now.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    God I feel soooo much safer hiding under the obama umbrella, don’t you?

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Ineptitude or acts completely the result if intent. The result is the same.

    This administration, clearly aware of the consequences of its actions, does not care.

    Every time…..every….single……time…..this administration or this president claims anything that is supposed to lead to a safer more secure world, you can bet the opposite is true.

    He and they are liars, cheats and hucksters. An angry lot of fools and self-interested bunch of gangsters who don’t care if the other bunches of thugs and gangsters gain power and try to scoop up as much as they can for themselves before they destroy what’s left.

  4. canary says:

    Putin and Obama both won nobel peace prizes.

  5. blackhawk says:

    Gog/Magog invasion anyone?

  6. Confucius says:

    The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Monday vowed to “retaliate” against the United States and Britain after accusing them of backing the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed six Guards commanders. …

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev offered Moscow’s cooperation in fighting terrorism and extremism in a letter to Ahmadinejad, Medvedev’s press service said.

    1. blame imaginary enemies . . . check.
    2. accuse them of using your very own tactics . . . double check.
    3. enlist Russia’s help . . . . triple check.

    Must be a Democrat.

  7. canary says:

    BlackHawk, Who do you think the Gog/Magog will invade? What country do you think will strike Israel?

    • blackhawk says:

      I guess thats all predicated on the idea that you buy into bible prophecy. But in a nutshell, a coalition of nations (Russia, Turkey, Iran, Sudan) will invade Israel, most likely for plunder of resources. So, for the first time in history, we have an Iranian/Russian military coalition. Also, Turkey, after having been rebuffed from its attempts to join the EU, is now dropping that to pursue closer Islamic relations (hence the recent diss of Israel in their joint military exercise) and decided to do a joint exercise with Syria instead. Personnally, I think a deal will be reached between the EU and Israel for a peace agreement, and that at some point, Iran will attack and lead those aforementioned nations into attacking Israel. It may be some sort of retaliation for Israel/or the US destroying their nuclear sites.


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