Friday, February 26, 2010
'US Supports Terrorism Against Iran': Rigi
From the YouTube channel 91177info:
Captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi, confesses that the Obama administration had assured him of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The following is the detailed transcript of Rigi's confession, stated in Farsi, as broadcast on Press TV:
"After Obama was elected, the Americans contacted us and they met me in Pakistan. They met us after clashes with my group around March 17 in (the southeastern city of) Zahedan, and he (the US operative) said that Americans had requested a meeting."
"I said we didn't have any time for a meeting and if we do help them they should promise to give us aid. They said they would cooperate with us and will give me military equipment, arms and machine guns. They also promised to give us a base along the border with Afghanistan next to Iran."
"They asked to meet me and we said where should we meet you and he said in Dubai. We sent someone to Dubai and we told a person to ask a place for myself in Afghanistan from the area near the operations and they complied that they would sort out the problem for us and they will find Mr. Rigi a base and guarantee his own security in Afghanistan or in any of the countries adjacent to Iran so that he can carry on his operations.
"They told me that in Kyrgyzstan they have a base called Manas near Bishkek, and that a high-ranking person was coming to meet me and that if such high-ranking people come to the United Arab Emirates, they may be observed by intelligence people but in a place like Bishkek this high-ranking American person could come and we could reach an agreement on making personal contacts. But after the last major operation we took part in, they said that they wanted to meet with us.
"The Americans said Iran was going its own way and they said our problem at the present is Iran not al-Qaeda and not the Taliban, but the main problem is Iran. We don't have a military plan against Iran. Attacking Iran is very difficult for us (the US). The CIA is very particular about you and is prepared to do anything for you because our government has reached the conclusion that there was nothing Americans could do about Iran and only I could take care of the operations for them.
"One of the CIA officers said that it was too difficult for us to attack Iran militarily, but we plan to give aid and support to all anti-Iran groups that have the capability to wage war and create difficulty for the Iranian (Islamic) system. They reached the conclusion that your organization has the power to create difficulties for the Islamic Republic and they are prepared to give you training and/or any assistance that you would require, in terms of telecommunications security and procedures as well as other support, the Americans said they would be willing to provide it at an extensive level."
Iran's security forces arrested Rigi on Tuesday by bringing down his plane over Iranian airspace, as he was onboard a flight from the United Arab Emirates to Kyrgyzstan.
Posted by Mark Pyruz at 2:12 AM
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What comes out of Rigi's mouth in these televized "confessions" may or may not be true.
Nevertheless, given the rich history of the use torture by the regime to force "confessions" by the regime, anything a detainee says must be viewed with caution.
The regime often uses detainees to deliver scenarios in line with its propaganda.
Even under an ignored article of Iran's constitution, confessions or information extracted under torture have no legal credibility and the perpetrators must be punished.
Here is an account of the treatment meted out to the Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari to force him to read out his interrogators' script on state television as his "confession": http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/opinion/10iht-edbahari.html
If an ordinary reporter is treated in this way, then we can only imagine what someone like Rigi will be subjected to.
There is already enough evidence against Rigi to hang him a hundred times and the regime must treat him according to the laws, and not beyond.
Rigi sure looks in better shape than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after his US interrogations.
Thiss guy is looking good, shaved
I see no any sign of torture.
or do you believe the cooperation with CIA is a lie?
I don't think Rigi is lying about his cooperation with CIA.
Commander of the Basij militia - Brigadier General Naqdi - says that if he gets his hands on Barak Obama, the US president will also "confess" in 48 hours, and this is because of the power of "pure Islam."
This just underlines the proven possibility of getting anyone to "confess" to anything, after application of enough pain.
Perversely, the Tehran regime considers this as a cause for pride, and a sign of what they call "pure Islam" which can be appreciated only in their dungeons.
Question is; how long will it take for Naqdi himself to "confess" to the Sharon Tate murders, after a dose of hot lead enema?!
Even without confessing, Naqdi was convicted of torturing several Tehran district mayors during Khatami's presidency and sacked, but he never served his time and he was brought back recently by Khamenei to suppress the Green Movement.
This man murdered your countryman and should be severely punished for his crimes. If the USA is involved then the world must be told it's complicity into murder.
I wished they had the Rajavi bastards there on that chair.
who knows may be they 'll be next
If the Americans were so keen on meeting Rigi in Bishkek, and he had allegedly already been to a US base in Afghanistan, why didn't they simply fly him out of Kabul to Bishkek on one of their many flights? (On Iranian state TV, a supposed intelligence agent claimed that shortly before his capture, Rigi had been taken to a US airbase at Kandahar. So, why the round trip via UAE?!)
It is good that this guy has been arrested, but the official accounts of his arrest don't add up and are contradictory too.
Interestingly, Rigi's own gang - Jundullah - blame his capture on the Americans.
So, the US is being blamed by both the captive's and the captors' sides!
Could they both be right, and the US handed him over (via Pakistan) in return for the release of the 3 Americans in Iran?
John Bolton would not go to that region if his life was depending on it, so it had to be bishkek.
More information is surfacing pointing to even bigger holes in the official Iranian version of the events surrounding Rigi’s arrest.
In a statement issued by Kyrgyzstan’s foreign ministry, Bishkek has protested against the forcing down one of its airliners by Iran.
The most interesting thing is that the statement goes on to say “"information... published in some media about the detention of foreign nationals on board the Kyrgyzstan Airlines aircraft does not correspond with reality."
Day by day, the airline episode seems more like a smokescreen by the Tehran regime for what it considers to be self-aggrandizement and distraction before the domestic opposition and also for its anti-US propaganda.
In all likelihood, the Pakistanis extradited Rigi to Iran some days before the official revelations and the Kyrgyz airliner episode was engineered by one of the several parallel security services in Iran.
The fact that Rigi was arrested in a foreign country and extradited to Iran was acknowledged from the beginning by Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, who was a senior IRGC commander and personally deeply involved in seeking Rigi’s extradition from Pakistan. As part of this, in October he had met his Pakistani counterpart and ISI director to press for Rigi’s handover.
Following Rigi’s arrest, the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran also said that Pakistan was involved in this, but that further information would be revealed later.
Meanwhile, the very lowly-regarded Iranian Intelligence Minister Moslehi gave a contradicting and ‘Hollywoodesque’ version of events and, instead of acknowledging and thanking Pakistan for its assistance, insisted that no other country was involved in this. (Appropriately, one of the state film-production companies has already announced plans for making a film about Rigi’s capture!)
And now, Kyrgyzstan flatly denies that any arrest took place abroad their airliner, which seems to have been forced down for show purposes only.
It is also noteworthy that Tehran has not released any films of capturing Rigi from the Kyrgyzstan Airlines aircraft, but only one where he was supposedly arrested in an ancient Falcon jet.
absolutely...only mossad and CIA can make this mess...they will be hunt down iran for their religious reason...
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