Saturday, 11 July 2015

UN SRSG in Iraq Ján Kubiš taking part in the 9th Badr militant group’s founding anniversary ceremony

In news reports from Iraq on July 4th I realized that Mr. Ján Kubiš, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq had participated in the founding anniversary ceremony held for the Badr Organization. I was left shocked and utterly surprised. The Badr Organization is one of the groups linked to the Quds Force and was formed by this terrorist force back in Iran. It is led by Hadi al-Ameri, currently the Secretary-General of this organization, and a longtime member of the Quds Force who lived in Iran for years.
When I followed up on the news I realized that even Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, being a Shiite himself, had not taken part in this event due to the very serious differences he has with this Iran-affiliated group.
I don’t know if Mr. Ján Kubiš is informed about the formation of this group and its allegiance to the Quds Force or not. But I personally feel that in Iraq there isn’t a single person that is not aware about the crimes committed under al-Ameri’s watch. For Mr. Ján Kubiš’ information, below is a short summary of how this Quds Force-affiliated group was established.
In 1984 following a call made by the Iranian regime to all its forces to take part in the Iran-Iraq War, the forces of the Supreme Islamic Revolution Council of Iraq (SIRCI) volunteered to fight and were organized by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) into independent battalions and entered operation known as Badr. The commanders of this unit were members of Iran’s IRGC, with the first being an individual named Ismaeel Daghayeghi from the city of Behbahan. In 1984 he received the forces from the SIRCI and formed the Badr Battalion. In 1985 this unit was transformed into the 9th Badr Brigade and this move was aimed more at having propaganda purposes. Following Operation Karbala 5 and Daghayeghi being killed, Ismaeel Naghdi was appointed as the commander of the BadrDivision in February 1987. After conducting numerous operations this unit was integrated into a corps and began carrying out partisan attacks in the Qare Dagh Heights around Iraq’s Kirkuk region in the north, along with numerous other operations deeper inside Iraqi soil.
One year after the Iran-Iraq War ended, Naghdi handed over the command of the Badr Corps to IRGC Brigadier General Morteza Ghorbani. In all the years prior to the 2003 US-led invasion this terrorist group took part in numerous terrorist attacks in Iraq on behalf of the Quds Force.
In the spring of 2003 coinciding with the US-led attacks against Iraq the Badr forces began infiltrating into this country through four axes with their small arms. With the fall of various Iraqi cities they attempted to gain control over these areas and all their such operations and stationing their forces in Iraq cities were carried out under the supervision of an individual named Ahmad Foruzandeh.
The founding anniversary of this terrorist group must be celebrated by the Quds Force because as stated above Daghayeghi was the first Badr commander. In future articles we will provide more insight on the Badr Organization. However, in the few sentences that I wrote above about the formation of this criminal group, my question to Mr. Ján Kubiš is how could you take part in the formation ceremony of a criminal group linked to the Quds Force and with what permission did you undermine all the UN’s prestige?

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