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2012-10-04 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran pumps large Bassij militia forces into Tehran as riots flare
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Posted by Glinesh Craling7938 2012-10-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6467 views ]  Top

#1 Well, here's our big chance. Sanctions at work. Let's watch it fail just like all the other times.
Posted by gromky 2012-10-04 03:12||   2012-10-04 03:12|| Front Page Top

#2 This situation is likely why there were 'operations in urban terrain' exercises a few weeks ago.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-04 10:31||   2012-10-04 10:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Why does the name Tiananmen Square come to mind?
Posted by AlanC 2012-10-04 11:26||   2012-10-04 11:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Wonder where the Bassij militia HQ is...just sayin'
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-10-04 11:47||   2012-10-04 11:47|| Front Page Top

#5 Tha Basij were placed under the direct authority of the IRGC around four years ago. Command and conrol are probably centered within the IRGC and the locations of the three major Basij brigades.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-04 13:01||   2012-10-04 13:01|| Front Page Top

#6 Got Lat-Long, Pappy? Heh.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-10-04 15:57||   2012-10-04 15:57|| Front Page Top

#7 the CIC of the IRGC is the Supreme Leader Ali Kamnenei

Posted by lord garth 2012-10-04 16:03||   2012-10-04 16:03|| Front Page Top

#8 Got Lat-Long, Pappy?

That will be a bit tough.

Figure the heavy-weapons and Special Basij units will be operating out the major IRGC bases, perhaps out of a few of their own. These are usually located outside the urban areas.

Most of the regular Basij (those who draw a regular salary) in the streets now are usually aligned with, and operate out of, a mosque. There are also 'casuals', who also will report to a mosque, but only work when they are called in.

In this instance, I believe they are using professional units from just outside Tehran, under close supervision.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-04 16:35||   2012-10-04 16:35|| Front Page Top

#9 As per FOX + CNN AM, I haven't seen mainstream Iranians this angry at thier own Govt. since they overthrew the Shah.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-05 00:00||   2012-10-05 00:00|| Front Page Top

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