Qassem Suleimani is the commander of Quds Force, the elite faction of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is a veteran of decades of war. Since taking command in 1998 he has led more clandestine and covert operations in pursuit of Iran’s interest than anyone else.
Iran has long influenced the Middle East through the deployment of short ranged rockets and rocket artillery. They represent an important part of its aggressive diplomacy, as well as actual kinetic efforts to control regional dynamics.
Native Iraqi clerics are not the dominant influence in driving Shiites to arms abroad. The militant groups are being developed to support the Iranian ideology of velayat-e faqih, and designed to be loyal to Iran’s vision.
While many focus on Sunni foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, Iranian-backed Shia militias have been as bloodthirsty and threatening as ISIS. The survival of the Assad regime is due in large part to these militias, and Iran has redeployed many to Iraq. Here’s how they recruit supporters for their terror operations.
Rape in Iran is far more than lust; it is a tool of the state, weaponized aspect of the country’s security apparatus. Iranian authorities are crippling dissidents of any kind physically, mentally, and emotionally through rape to deter citizens from questioning the government.
The leader of Hezbollah has declared that Saudi Arabia sent a “message of blood” with its execution of Shi’ite cleric Nimir al Nimir. “We are today faced by an appalling event, a huge event that Al Saud took lightly … but this is an event that cannot be taken lightly,” said Hassan Nasrallah in a […]
Diplomatic ties severed across the region after Iranian “protesters” attack Saudi embassy in reaction to Saudi execution of Shi’ite cleric. Iran objects to the execution of a man it describes as a peaceful dissident, but has itself executed more than three times as many as Saudi Arabia in recent years.
The Iranians know they took Obama to the cleaners, and they are telling everyone who will listen. Now America and the world need the US Senate to do its Constitutional duty as a check and balance and kill this deadly deal.