Iran: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Leader Worries Paramilitary Group Is Too Weak To Stop Protests

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Terror is the only tool of this regime, according to the Quran (3:151, 8:12, 8:60). When the regime begins to realize that terror is not working, it is a great sign that the protesters are winning. But they haven’t won yet.

“Leaked: Iran-Worried Basij Paramilitaries Are Too Weak To Stop Protests,” By Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, December 1, 2022 (thanks to Henry):

A special bulletin prepared by media experts for IRGC Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami noted concerns by Iranian officials that the Basij paramilitary organization is too weak to stop the protests and that too-stringent accusations were being issued against protesters. , according to a document leaked by the hacktivist group Black Reward on Wednesday.

According to the Black Reward group, the newsletters were regularly prepared under the supervision of Abbas Darwish Tawangar, deputy director of the Fars news agency. The leak comes amid a series of documents and recordings recovered from Fars News Agency databases by the hacktivist group.

The first section of the bulletin refers to “rumours” about Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, with the Supreme Leader reportedly expressing concern that the media was slow to respond to protests across Iran. “We are at war and one of the tools of this war is the media.”

Khamenei also referred to the protests in Zahedan, stating that Maulvi Abdul Hamid, Zahedan’s Friday Sunni imam, should be “tolerated for the time being” and that “there should be no action to anger him again and call on Sunnis to the street. .” The Supreme Leader added that the plan regarding Hamid is to “phasing out the ability of him” from him.

The bulletin added that Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, a member of the Expediency Discernment Council, told Khamenei that “the Basij have been weakened and have no ability to mobilize.”

The leaked document quoted “some experts” as saying that there is an “accumulation of doubts and uncertainty” among the “revolutionary forces.” In addition, Fars officials noted that the protest movement “believes that the greatest achievement of the recent riots is the loss of people’s fear of military and police forces.”

Iranian Officials Express Concern Over Government Disarray Against Protests

The speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, was recorded as telling Khamenei that the “government has no plan and no target in the works and they cannot make a decision, they are confused.” The Supreme Leader agreed that the government lacked a plan and was slow.

Khamenei also expressed his opposition to the large number of protesters charged with the charge of “waging war against God” and the bulletin noted that the justice system stopped issuing such charges after an order he issued…

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