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Iran Vows Revenge For Guards Attack

From a badly conflicted Reuters:

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard march during a military parade to mark the anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in southern Tehran September 21, 2008.

Suicide bomber kills 29 in attack on Iran Guards

By Fredrik Dahl And Reza Derakhshi

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed six senior Revolutionary Guards commanders and 23 other people on Sunday in one of the boldest attacks on Iran’s most powerful military institution

State media said a local rebel group called Jundollah (God’s soldiers) claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest on the elite Revolutionary Guards in recent years, which also wounded another 28 people at a meeting of tribal chiefs.

"Rigi’s terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack," said state television, referring to Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of Jundollah which is linked by some analysts to the Taliban in neighboring Pakistan.

The Guards themselves accused "foreign elements" linked to the United States of involvement. Tehran accuses the United States of backing Jundollah to create instability in the country, a charge that Washington denies.

State television also pointed the finger at Britain, another traditional foe of Iran.

The Revolutionary Guards is an elite force seen as fiercely loyal to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Its power and resources have increased in recent years. It handles security in sensitive border areas…

And this update, from Iran’s Press TV:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says terrorists will receive response soon.

Ahmadinejad vows swift response to terror attack

Sun, 18 Oct 2009

After Jundullah accepts responsibility for the deadly attack in southeast Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises that the terrorists will receive a befitted response.

"I promise that those who committed such criminal and inhuman acts will receive their response soon," Ahmadinejad said Sunday.

At least 30 people were killed and 28 others wounded in two separate terrorist explosions Sunday that targeted a unity gathering between Sunni and Shia tribal leaders in the borderline City of Pishin, near the Town of Sarbaz, in southeast Iran.

The Jundullah terrorist group, led by Abdolmalek Rigi, claimed responsibility for the attack that killed several top regional security officials such as the provincial commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), including Brigadier Nour-Ali Shoushtari and Brigadier Rajab-Ali Mohammadzadeh.

The explosion also claimed the lives of a group of tribal leaders and well known local figures of both Shia and Sunni communities.

In his message of condolence, President Ahmadinejad expressed grief at the criminal acts by agents who have links with foreign powers.

He called on Iranian authorities to identify the agents behind the terrorist act at the earliest opportunity and bring them to justice.

The Pakistan-based Jundullah has staged a torrent of bombings and terrorist attacks in Iran, one of which left at least 25 Iranians dead in early June. Jundullah militants are believed to be closely affiliated with the notorious al-Qaeda organization.

The Asia Times reported in May that al-Qaeda militants sought to establish an alliance with the exiled Jundullah to fulfill longstanding plans of creating a strategic corridor in the region and lay the foundation for joint regional operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

Another report posted by the US-based ABC News also revealed that the US officials had advised Jundullah 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’.

This truly is a terrible situation.

Our media masters won’t know which side to root for.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Iran Vows Revenge For Guards Attack”

  1. Laree says:

    Godsmacked

    Sunday Morning Godsmack “I’M AWAKE”

    There are actually things that are going on in this country that
    effect Americans lives. The Balloon Boy story, what does that have to do
    with any of us or effect any of us personally?

    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/10/sunday-morning-ponderings-i-have-these.html

  2. proreason says:

    We should send the ACLU over to make sure the naughty boys are treated with respect by the Iranians.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Eating You Own? Pass the Ketchup.

  4. VMAN says:

    What do they say about payback? With all due respect we need to stop calling the failed media “media masters”. Our tongue sets on fire the very course of nature.

  5. canary says:

    But, Obama keeps saying there aren’t any Taliban. Obama doesn’t keep up with the news. Obama is too busy on his traveling Obama Show trying to sell himself.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      No, he simply puts his fingers in his (very large) ears and says, “LA LA LA LA LA LA”, all the while closing his eyes. Such is the manner of an exceedingly mature, clean and articulate magic negro.

  6. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Over thirty years ago I went to school with a classmate who used to live in Iran. At that time I didn’t know where Iran was nor even know such a country even existed. When I asked what it was like to live there he told me something that I’ve never forgotten. In his words, whenever something great or small went wrong, the Americans were to blame for it all. And this was during the time of the Shah, years before Ayatollah Khomeini came to power. For the Iranians to blame us for the bombing is nothing new. They’re just drawing from their true nature, rather than focus on admitting the problems are of their own making.


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