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Revolutionary Guards Warn ‘Rioters’

From an understanding New York Times:

IRGC warns rioters of decisive confrontation

Mon, 22 Jun 2009

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps warns protestors of a “decisive and revolutionary confrontation” should they continue to take to the streets of the capital, Tehran.

"We warn the main elements behind the riots and their deceived supporters to … halt their acts of sabotage and end their riots or be prepared for a decisive and revolutionary confrontation with the Guards, Basij and other security and disciplinary forces," the IRGC said in a Monday statement.

Following the victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran’s 10th presidential elections, the country has become the scene of illegal rallies with defeated presidential hopefuls Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi rejecting the result as fraudulent and demanding a re-run.

On Saturday, acting Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Radan warned against any illegal gatherings, saying that the police would firmly deal with any illegal rallies and those who plan such activities will be prosecuted.

It’s nice to see official recognition that the Basij are part of Iran’s “security and disciplinary forces.”

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Revolutionary Guards Warn ‘Rioters’”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    “.. be prepared for a decisive and revolutionary confrontation with the Guards, Basij and other security and disciplinary forces, ..”

    Now .. would those “disciplinary forces” be like a “civilian security force that is as large and armed at least as well as the military” that o-blah-blah wants and talked about???

    Just askin’, ya know.

  2. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    MR, when you consider that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were initially made up of idealistic students wanting to depose of the Shah through violent means, your theory about Obama’s proposed civilian armed force isn’t too far fetched. And could have similar negatives as well.


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