Tuesday 29 December 2015

35-country anti-terrorism coalition leaves Iran terrified

December 2015
In various remarks made by senior Iranian regime officials and state-run media outlets we are faced with a wide range of contradictory remarks made over the 35-state coalition of Islamic countries. On one hand this coalition is ridiculed with different jokes and … while others describe it as “dangerous”, a measure aimed at “confronting the regime” and its allies, and a “ground campaign”; so, what is the truth?

Sunday 27 December 2015

Who is in charge of the Iraqi government?

December 2015
A question recently on my mind is that what individual or group is running the show in Iraq, and where is the future of this country leading to?

To answer this question I will refer to a number of recent developments in Iraq to maybe reach the answer I’m looking for.

Saturday 26 December 2015

Iranian regime inflaming “fundamentalism in Nigeria”

December 2015
In mid-September clashes between Nigerian army forces against supporters of the pro-Iran Shiite ‘Islamic Movement’ left many of the group’s members killed and led to the arrest of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zagzagi.

Friday 25 December 2015

Who is the true supporter of ISIS?

December 2015
The criminal terrorist attack in California after the horrific onslaught launched in Paris once again shocked the entire world. With our deepest condolences to the victims’ families, unfortunately I must say that this latest attack, similar to the November 13th massacre in Paris, wrongly took place under the name of Islam; whereas the true spirit of Islam is abhorred of this barbarity and dreadful crimes.

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Iranian regime terrified of Syrian opposition summit in Riyadh

December 2015
Various Syrian opposition forces last week held a summit in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia where they reached important common grounds that can be a starting point to end the war and bloodshed in Syria, or at least shorten its duration significantly; however, this agreement has infuriated the mullahs’ regime in Iran. The question is why has Tehran become so angry in response to this opposition summit and a perspective of the war ending in Syria?

Riyadh conference and unprecedented unity amongst Syrian opposition

December 2015
The conference held in Riyadh was a great victory for the Syrian people and opposition and considered a serious defeat for the criminal Assad regime and its allies, being the Iranian regime and Russia as they never expected such solidarity amongst the Syrian opposition and had placed all their efforts to push this summit to a failure. On the other hand, this conference was an initiative launched by Saudi Arabia, also unprecedented, and a heavy blow to the Iranian regime. Following Operation Decisive Storm and defeating Tehran in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is pursuing a campaign to become the main force uniting Arab countries and bring an end to the Iranian regime’s meddling across the Middle East.

Sunday 20 December 2015

What is Iran’s main crisis?

December 2015
Currently the Iranian regime is suffering from numerous crises, both domestically and the international scene. The question is which crisis is considered the main issue for the Iranian regime. Understanding the main crises the Iranian regime is engulfed in helps us understand the next steps the mullahs take.

Iranian regime Revolutionary Guards retreating from Syria

December 2015

Western intelligence reports show the Iranian regime has begun pulling out its Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) forces from combat operations commanded by Russia in Syria.

Iranian regime Quds Force chief Qassem Suleimani is seriously wounded

December 2015
Qassem Suleimani is the commander of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (extraterritorial) Quds Force and his main responsibility is to dispatch IRGC members to countries across the region, such as Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and …, recruiting mercenary agents from these countries, and providing training, arms and organization for these forces in order to carry out terrorist attacks. Qassem Suleimani has in recent years been very active in his commuting between Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, commanding and organizing the wars in these countries. He is a main element in the Iranian regime’s export of terrorism to Middle East countries and is blacklisted in the United States’ terrorist list.

Friday 18 December 2015

Why the Iranian regime and Iraq are so sensitive about Turkey’s military presence in Mosul?

December 2015
From early this week as reports came out of nearly 150 Turkish military instructors dispatched to northern Iraq, the tension amongst the two countries flared unprecedentedly, even reaching the United Nations Security Council.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Iran using militias against al-Abadi in Iraq

December 2015
One method Iran is imposing its hegemony in Iraq is through militia groups. Prior to 2012 before the departure of U.S. forces from Iraq these entities had diminished to a significant extent and had little military power in Iraq. Following the departure of U.S. forces, Iran’s puppet in Iraq former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki provided political power, arms and equipment the U.S. was providing for Iraq’s army and police, all at Tehran’s behest. Currently in Iraq one can truly say that these groups are much more powerful than the Iraqi army.

Iraq collapsing under vicious Iran Quds Force affiliated militias

Due to the failed policies of the country’s political elite, Iraq is now swarming with elements of the terrorist Iranian regime and the country is going down the trail of complete annihilation.

Why Washington ignored torture by Iraqi militias

Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:16am EST
It was one of the most shocking events in one of the most brutal periods in Iraq's history. In late 2005, two years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, U.S. soldiers raided a police building in Baghdad and found 168 prisoners in horrific conditions.

Monday 14 December 2015

How to destroy ISIS?

December 2015
To fight and destroy a phenomenon we must first find its source, and in what circumstances it has been formed and grown. Afterwards we must take out the conditions that have allowed the rise and growth of this phenomenon, and literally uproot it entirely. Otherwise like Western countries we will be engulfed in confusion in our positions and actions, allowing the mentioned phenomenon grow even further.

Saturday 12 December 2015

Role of Quds Force and Iranian affiliated militias in Syria

December 2015
Following the entrance of Russia into Syria and the bombing of opposition forces’ bases, the Iranian regime entered Quds Force, Lebanese and Iraqi militias and also other militias from Pakistan and Afghanistan and initiated a widespread attack against southern Aleppo under Russian airstrikes intending to take over Aleppo city.

Friday 11 December 2015

Major rifts between al-Abadi and al-Maliki, and the role of Iran’s Quds Force

December 2015
The recent remarks made by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki made clear the deep rifts between these two figures in a country facing numerous challenges.
Al-Maliki will not rest at a simple no-confidence vote against his enemy. In fact, he will be placing his efforts for a coup d’état while enjoying the backing of the Shiite militia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) that is extremely loyal to him. These rifts have intensified after a report issued over Maliki’s role in the fall of Mosul to ISIS.

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Iran Quds Force ordering militia groups’ committing crimes against Iraqi people

Currently Iran is facing serious problems in Syria as no one is willing to fight for Assad and Tehran is forced to dispatch its own Revolutionary Guards and militias to take on the Free Syrian Army.
As far as the atmosphere inside Iran is concerned, Iranian youths are not willing to go to Syria and fight for Assad, and the regime is now forced to send its senior IRGC commanders to the Levant. As witnessed in recent months over 60 such IRGC commanders have been killed in Syria.

Why should Muslims take responsibility for the extremists? - Al Arabiya News

Why should Muslims take responsibility for the extremists? - Al Arabiya News

“In the aftermath of yet another atrocity carried out by vigilante violent fanatics in the name of religion…”
In any article beginning with those words one has to be referring, of course, to Islam. Because it couldn’t be the case that one would be talking about the recent mass shooting in Colorado, by a radical fanatic who claimed to be a committed Christian. Indeed, he justified those who attacked abortion clinics, claiming they were doing “God’s work”, and gave the appellation of “heroes” to members of the “Army of God”, a radical group that claimed responsibility for bombings and killings.

More powers enter Mideast fray. But still no real strategy - Al Arabiya News

More powers enter Mideast fray. But still no real strategy - Al Arabiya News

Monday 7 December 2015

Ali Larijani distancing from Khamenei faction, rifts deepening inside Iran regime

December 2015
Following the effects of the nuclear agreement on the domestic feuds between the regime’s factions, certain figures who had remained in the gray between Khamenei’s faction and that of Rafsanjani-Rouhani have been forced to take sides. These individuals used to resort to so-called centrist positions and the most significant of such figures is parliament speaker Ali Larijani.

Sunday 6 December 2015

Iranian people’s hatred of Bassiji forces

December 2015
Iranian leader Ali Khamenei in his speech back in 2005 described the use of nuclear technology as a necessity and inevitable requirement for the regime’s future.

Meaning behind Rafsanjani’s warnings on possibility of elimination by IRGC

With the sham parliamentary elections nearing in Iran, the battle for hegemony between the regime’s two factions, led by supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Expediency Council chair Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has heated up. The very significant signs are seen in the escalation of tension between these two figures and threats of resorting to violent measures. These include Khamenei dispatching his gangs of club-wielders to disrupt gatherings held by the rival faction, and Rafsanjani’s own remarks of the possibility of being eliminated by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

Thursday 3 December 2015

Flagrant meddling of Iran’s Quds Force in Bahrain

December 2015
Iran has been seeking a foothold amongst Persian Gulf countries in order to export its fundamentalism and terrorism. To this end Tehran has always considered Bahrain as the most adequate state considering its Shiite population.

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Two Quds Force agents arrested in Kenya

December 2015
The arrest of two of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force terrorist agent by Kenyan security forces, and the resulting remarks made by officials afterwards once again revealed the strings attaching the mullahs’ regime and vicious terrorism under the name of Islam in Africa.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

American weapons transferred by Iran’s Quds Force-associated militias from Iraq to Syria

November 2015
Recently I have received news from Syria over the dispatch of Iraqi militias to Syria in order to provide support for Bashar Assad, all under orders from the Iranian regime. These units have transferred all their American-made equipment, HUMVEE vehicles and Abrams main battle tanks to Syria. Reports also indicate that a certain amount of this equipment has been captured by the Free Syrian Army in recent battles around Aleppo.

Monday 30 November 2015

Iran’s Quds Force objectives in taking part in Iraqi religious ceremonies

November 2015
The Iranian regime has launched widespread propaganda to take part in an upcoming major religious event in Iraq, known as Arbaeen*, and is attempting to decrease visa restrictions for Iranian pilgrims and claim its own followers will be taking part in millions. However, due to the limitations imposed by the Iraqi government Tehran will not be permitted to send high numbers of pilgrims to Iraq. The number of these pilgrims are very important for Tehran as it intends to portray this image to its domestic correspondents in Iraq and also the United States that it continues to control the initiative in Iraq, both militarily and socially. The numbers provided by the Iranian regime regarding these pilgrims are 1 to 1.5 million, and this year it is pursuing different objectives alongside the Arbaeen ceremony in Iraq.

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Internal divides amongst Iran’s ruling powers (Rouhani and Revolutionary Guards)

November 2015
A serious divide amongst the Iranian regime’s different power factions has formed following the July nuclear agreement signed between the P5+1 and Iran known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). On one side are Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani and his mentor Hashemi Rafsanjani, chair of the regime’s Expediency Council, are bent on fully implementing the nuclear agreement. This faction believes the country is in serious danger and if they don’t implement the nuclear deal their entire rule will face a growing social rebellion. Through this argument they were able to convince the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei to support their policies.

Monday 16 November 2015

Enjoying support from Iran’s Quds Force, former Iraq premier targets successor

November 2015
These days Iran views the Prime Ministry of Mr. Haider al-Abadi as in contrast with its interests in Iraq. In this regard Tehran has dispatched its proxy, former Iraqi premier Nouri al-Maliki, to take on Mr. al-Abadi.

Sunday 15 November 2015

Militia and Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq fleeing to European countries under the pretext of refugees

November, 2015
In addition to problems regarding paychecks and living conditions of militias and members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Iraq, their heavy casualties in various battlefields have caused a major wave of troops, and even commanders, deserting their units. According to various militia members their motivation in showing up at the front lines was to occupy lands and plunder the population’s wealth in order to make a living. Currently militia units no longer enjoy the ability to plunder items and transfer them back out of the battlefields using large trucks, as they did in the Tikrit and Salahadin operations.

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Iran’s military presence in Syria

October 2015
We have been witnessing reports of more Iranian military personnel, linked to the Quds Force, being killed in Syria in unprecedented numbers. On October 15th Agence France Presse reported of thousands of Iranian troops arriving at a military airport in the coastal province of Latakia in Syria. Ala’din Borujerdi, chair of Iran’s parliament national security and foreign policy commission said, “If Syria requests for (troops), we will take this request into consideration and make a decision.” Furthermore, on October 14th al-Arabiya TV reported thousands of Iranian soldiers entering Syria in order to support Syrian regime troops attack opposition forces, and these operations will enjoy air support provided by Russian bombers.

Thursday 5 November 2015

Iraqi militias raise tone against America following US special forces attack in al-Hawija against ISIS

October 2015
On October 25th and 26th Iraqi Shiite militias escalated their tone against America following US special forces attack on an ISIS prison in the al-Hawija area located southwest of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The question is what motive lies behind such hostile remarks by Quds Force-lined Iraqi Shiite groups against the US?

Thursday 29 October 2015

Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes – Deputy Commander of Popular Mobilization Force in Iraq

Abu Mahdi Mohandes- Rohani

Abu Mehdi Mohandes- Ghasem soleymani
Major Iraqi currents are accusing Iran of being behind the growth of terrorist organizations in Iraq. Its affiliated militia groups such as the Badr Organization, Asaeb Ahl Haq and Katayeb Hezbollah are literally paving the path for terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS to grow. This is due to their sectarian measures against innocent Iraqis, especially the Sunnis, eliminating prisoners, bombing mosques, plundering people’s property and terrifying the people.
One of the main elements implementing Iran’s plots in Iraq is an individual by the name of Jamal Jafar Mohammad Ali al-Ibrahimi, aka Haj Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. His Iranian name is Jamal Ibrahimi.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Iraq: Quds Force-associated militias destroying mosques, homes in Baiji

Before destruction 

After destruction

October 2015
One of the policies pursued by Iran and the Quds Force in Iraq is forcing Sunnis from their hometowns to migrate to other areas. Tehran is executing this policy by implementing its “burned grounds” tactics. In this regard one can refer to the areas retaken from ISIS by Quds Force-associated militias, such as Jurf al-Sakhar located south of Baghdad, Tikrit and various areas of Diyala Province which have been attacked and devastated to such an extent that months later locals have yet to be able to return to their homes. The latest case of these widespread attacks by Quds Force-associated militia groups took place in Baiji in the northern sections of Salahadin Province, supported by the Revolutionary Guards itself. These attacks are continuing to this day and in this report we will refer to a number of the crimes committed by the militia groups.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Why has Iran during the past four years been seeking war, exporting terrorism and meddling in other country’s internal affairs?

From day one, this regime has launched a non-stop campaign of warmongering, exporting terrorism and meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. Slogans of promoting Islam and … are mottos the ayatollahs have been deviously thumping their chests with for years now. Despite the atrocious economic conditions the Iranian people are living in, this regime has plundered and literally wasted billions outside of its borders, being in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and beyond. An increasing number of senior commanders, including Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officers being killed in other countries, prove very well Tehran’s meddling abroad. Of course, it has to be taken into consideration that these are cases that the regime is willing to admit to, and there has to be much more we never learn about.

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Murder, Abductions and Corruption in Iraq by Quds Force-associated militias

October 2015
Innocent people are easily murdered in Iraq. Today, the blood of an Iraqi human being is literally cheaper than any other item on the market. What law and what government allows these militias to spill blood in such manners? This is corruption that has given birth to such murders and killings in Mesopotamia.

Sunday 18 October 2015

Disillusionment amongst Quds Force-linked Iraqi militants & abandoning battlefronts

October 2015
Following the signing of the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran due to severe pressures imposed on Tehran from international sanctions, and after Iran was forced to succumb to all the conditions set by the negotiating countries – according to its own officials “drink from the chalice of poison” – we are witnessing this process have its own international effects on Iran’s export of fundamentalism especially to countries of the Middle East such as Iraq, Syria and Yemen. In this piece we will provide some background and updates on the status of Iraqi militia forces linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force.

Impact of nuclear deal on Quds Force-backed militias in Iraq

October 2015
Following the final touches of the nuclear accord between the West and Iran, very immediate impacts can be seen on the Quds Force apparatus, being Iran’s main force of exporting terrorism. One such scene is the groups associated to the Quds Force in Iraq. I have received a considerable amount of information about the status of these militia groups in Iraq on which I will shed light below:

Saturday 17 October 2015

Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen: First Reaction to Iran’s Enmity

October 2015
Operation Decisive Storm against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen is a significant, yet long overdue, blow to Iran’s occupation in this country. This campaign must continue until all of Iran’s reaches in the region are cut short, and to rein in its widespread meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and other neighboring countries.

Thursday 15 October 2015

Putin – Iran alliance in support of Assad

Russian bombs are dropping in the Idlib Province on FSA controlled areas that are 50km away from ISIS controlled areas.
One question comes to mind: what is the reason behind the sudden changes and the joint front between Putin and the mullahs?

Sunday 11 October 2015

Senior IRGC commander Hossein Hamedani killed in Syria

Hossein Hamedani, deputy commander of the so-called Imam Hossein Base and Iran’s point man in Syria, has been killed in Aleppo, said the Revolutionary Guards Public Relations Office on Friday, October 9th. He was one of the founding commanders of the IRGC and a leading figure in the terrorist Quds Force, commanding and directing many terrorist attacks in regional countries under Iran’s influence.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

The nuclear deal engulfs the flames of war in Syria

Russian bombs are dropping in the Idlib Province on FSA controlled areas that are 50km away from ISIS controlled areas.
One question comes to mind: what is the reason behind the sudden changes and the joint front between Putin and the mullahs?

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Biography and report card of a known terrorist Hadi Farhan Abdullah al-Ameri

October 2015
Hadi al-Ameri is a loyal element of the Quds Force in Iraq, following all orders and pursuing their policies to the end.
Al-Ameri was a candidate from Diyala Province and a member of the Badr militant group in the State of Law slate in the 2014 parliamentary elections. He was able to enter 20,049 votes into the ballot boxes and be elected as an MP from Diyala Province. His elections as an MP from Diyala came with massive fraud and Iran went the distance through its elements to have him elected as an MP.
In the 2010 elections al-Ameri was a member of the State of Law coalition from Diyala Province. After massive fraud, vote rigging, threats and terrorizing he was able to enter the Iraqi Parliament as a representative of Diyala with 21,548 votes. In the second term of former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, he was appointed as the Minister of Transportation.

Saturday 3 October 2015

Iran Revolution Guards Intelligence Organization

September 2015
Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei made a speech in his meeting with Revolutionary Guards commanders on September 16th focusing on threats his regime is facing after the nuclear agreement and the IRGC’s duty to confront these threats. Khamenei specifically emphasized on the duty of the IRGC intelligence in saying, “The IRGC intelligence must constantly follow up and identify threats.” What is the IRGC intelligence Khamenei was emphasizing on? Where does it stand in the hierarchy and structure of the Iranian regime? What is its own framework?

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Nuclear pact and Iran’s increasing meddling in the Middle East

September 2015
How can we analyze the general policies pursued by the regime ruling Iran vis-à-vis its neighboring countries, especially Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon following the July 14th nuclear agreement signed in Vienna? Will Iran’s meddling in these countries decrease, as hoped for by US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry? Or will Tehran get a hold of an influx of billions of dollars, and consider the deal a green light to actually increase its interferences?

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Why Iran opposes the ratification of Iraq’s National Guard legislation

Which party is worried about the ratification of Iraq’s National Guard legislation? Which party benefits if the Iraq’s National Guard is not established?

Monday 28 September 2015

Abduction of Turk workers in Baghdad with green light from Qassem Suleimani

September 2015
In Arab media I came across a report that gained my attention: Quds Force chief Qassem Suleimani gave green light for abduction of Turk workers in Baghdad
Following the abduction of 18 Turk workers, the main question was who profited from this and what goal were they pursuing?

Sunday 27 September 2015

Death Squads, militant groups associated to the Quds Force

September 2015
On the morning of Thursday, September 3rd masked armed men wearing SWAT uniforms and using 20 black vehicles with tinted windows abducted 18 Turk workers in the Habibiya district of Baghdad’s Sadr City, transferring them to an unknown location with their hands tied behind their backs.

Saturday 26 September 2015

Gulf Countries in All-Out Confrontation Against Iran

Why are the Gulf Cooperation Countries in a flagrant confrontation against Iran?
The answer to this question can be easily found in the events seen in Arab countries and GCC members states. Currently the leaders of these nations view Iran as a destabilizing country that goes the limits to create a crisis in the stable areas of the region.

Friday 25 September 2015

Al-Abduli cell trained in Lebanon Hezbollah camp

September 2015
After the plot to wreak havoc in Kuwait was foiled and the terrorist al-Abduli cell was arrested, allegations against Iran and its participation in such operations took to a new level. Information coming out these days shows that such interventions by Iran are only the tip of the iceberg. During the past decades, this cell has been under the supervision of the IRGC and Lebanese Hezbollah.
In an Arabic newspaper I saw a cartoon that showed the Iranian regime as an octopus that had extended its arms in not only Gulf countries but all Arabic capitals.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Mustafa Abdul-Hamid Hussein al-Atabi A ringleader of Quds Force terror network in Iraq

Biography and background of Mustafa Abdul-Hamid Hussein al-Atabi
Advisor to Iraqi Minister of Interior
A ringleader of Quds Force terror network in Iraq
After Mohamed al-Qaban took over Iraq’s Ministry of Interior, he hired into this ministry some of the long-standing Badr Brigade commanders, whom had a long history of cooperation with the Quds Force. Recently, Mustafa Abdul-Hamid Hussein al-Atabi, also known as Abu Mustafa Sheibani, who is a ringleader of the Quds Force’s terror network in Iraq, has begun his work as an advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior.