By REZA KAHLILI
January 27, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Iran is taking several steps to help Syria's beleaguered President Bashar Assad, assassinate opposition figures and attack Israeli and American interests worldwide, sources have confirmed.
After the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, deputy director of the first uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered retaliation.
He instructed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the chief commander of the Quds Forces, to prepare the ground for terrorist attacks, first to retaliate against assassination and espionage within the Iranian nuclear program, and second, to go on the offensive to make the West understand that any military action against Iran will create much instability in the world.
The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah will meet with Iranian Quds Forces in Iraq's Kurdistan region next week to discuss ways to export arms and explosives to Hezbollah cells and strengthen terrorist cells in the Middle East, according to SepahOnline, the media outlet close to the Revolutionary Guards.
Other sources reveal that several key figures in the Middle East are on the Shiite regime's list of assassination targets, including Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority, and several other Sunni authorities within the Iraqi government.
Hezbollah cells, in coordination with the Quds Forces, are to attack U.S. and Israeli interests around the world, even within America itself, the sources said.
On Jan. 13, Kristie Kenney, U.S. ambassador to Thailand, warned of a "real and very credible" threat of a terrorist attack in Bangkok. The warning came as Thai authorities arrested two Lebanese Hezbollah suspects.
Also today, two Azerbaijani citizens were arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate the Israeli ambassador to Baku, Azerbaijan. The suspects, who had been living in the city of Irbil, Iran, have been charged with smuggling weapons and explosives into Azerbaijan.
A source within the Revolutionary Guards has also revealed that Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists have been called on by Iran to protect the Guards base in the town of Mazaya in Syria. The unidentified source told the pan-Arab media outlet Al Arabiya that Iran wants protection for its military advisers who are in Syria to help Assad suppress the uprising against him.
The source, who is close to Soleimani, said the Guard forces in Syria, in coordination with Russia and China, act only as advisers to protect the Assad regime.
He added that Russia has committed to sending an aircraft carrier task force to the area to ensure that "the West knows we will not allow any military adventurism against Syria."
The Guard commander said there is information that Israel is planning direct interference in the Syrian uprising by forming an anti-Shi'ite coalition, "Therefore we have requested Hezbollah enter into a dialog with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood to form a united front against Israel."
The leaders of the Islamic regime in Iran believe that an aggressive terrorist campaign on the world stage along with increased instability in the Strait of Hormuz will send a strong signal to the West to lay off its nuclear weapons program, giving the regime enough time to obtain the bomb and then announce nuclear capability, which they think will checkmate the world.
Mr. Kahlili is a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He now resides in the United States and writes under the pseudonym, Reza Kahlili. Currently he serves as a senior fellow with EMPact America and teaches at the U.S. Department of Defense';s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy. For further background regarding Mr. Kahlili see our in-depth interview here Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through U.S. Mosques And Islamic Organizations. He is the author of A Time to Betray, a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran';s Revolutionary Guards.
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