Monday, August 4, 2014

Iran Provided Rocket Technology to Hamas - Official

Former IRGC Commander Mohsen Rezaie, who is currently the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, said today that Iran has provided missile technology to Hamas, enabling it to fire rockets into Israel.

“Palestinian resistance missiles are the blessings of Iran's transfer of technology. We need to transfer defensive and military technology to Palestinians so that they can build weapons under the blockade and defend themselves,” Rezaei told state-run Arabic channel Al-Alam. (AP, 4 August)

Since the current conflict started on 8 July, Hamas has fired more than 3,000 rockets at Israel. Almost all incoming rockets that could have hit population areas have been intercepted by Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense system. Three Israeli civilians have been killed.

Photo credit: A rocket fired by Hamas from inside the Gaza Strip makes its way toward Israel on 16 July 2014. (Ariel Schalit/AP)


Anonymous said...

just one more thing for which Iran's vile regime will pay a price.

Hamas' rocket attacks against Israeli civilians are a clear and unjustifiable crime ..... and also result in getting Gazans killed and making sure that conditions in Gaza continue to deteriorate.

which pretty much suits Hamas and Iran.

the Iranian theocracy thrives on the misery of Arabs and exploits the misery to aid in subverting the governments of the Arab peoples.

Silent Sentinel said...

Oh, applauding own pathetic speech. Somehow you should get it, that you're humiliating your own intellect too.

If it could ever have survived under the rubble of this omnipresent propaganda.

It might be doubted.

Anonymous said...

lol. that technology is utter useless and pointless crap

Anonymous said...

Iran's wealth is being used by the occupying terrorist theocracy to prolong the misery of Iranians as well as pretending to support the palestinian cause.When the theocracy will vanish into the dustbin of history god only knows what filthy deeds they performed. Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 4, 2014 at 7:08 PM
Yeah,because helping palestinians to defend themselves from israeli aggression is truly a "filthy deed".As for irans islamic democracy I dont see any sign that its about to "vanish into the dustbin of history",and I notice as a typical malcontent that you dont bother mentioning what you would replace the current democratic system with,one thing I do agree with however is that time will tell,malcontents like you have been erroneously writing the obituary of irans current system for over thirty years now,whats the bet that its still going to be going strong thirty years from now?,pretty good I`d say

interested party said...

The fact that in the space of two years. From the fall of Mubarak, through Morsi's year, until the seizure of power by the current Muppet, its quite remarkable that an organization was poised to take advantage of any window of opportunity that their policies seemed to dream of. But organize and act they did. Rather than smuggle just weapons they smuggled skills and tools. America, red faced and forking out a quarter of a billion tax payers dollars to reload the Iron Dome. Not bad for Made in Gaza inc. Just shows what could be achieved when sectarianism can be put aside. A terrible shame that Egypt's democracy has vanished. Alongside Turkey, Iran, Israel we would have had 4 flawed yet functioning democracies in the middle east. Maybe no need for so many proxies. Hopefully a little less slaughter. The Warsaw Uprisings of 1944 were marked only this week. I wonder if trying to fight you way out of a ghetto then, made you guilty of using human shields, as some would have us believe today?

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:27 AM

"irans islamic democracy"

Do you even know the meaning of democracy or you just like to use such oxymoron terminology as "islamic democracy" ? Can't you be honest to yourself before attacking me with your nonsensical diatribes and say that the brutal system that operates in Iran today is nothing but a farcical dictatorial fallacy ruled by an unelected tyrant and his buddies? Maybe residing in London for too long has turned you malcontented and delusional against the Iranian people?

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM
Islamic democracy is a far more accurate description than your claim that iran is a "theocracy",irans system of government is not perfect,I never said it was but it is light years ahead of the shahs dictatorship or any of the neighboring western backed dictatorships,and unlike those iranians can actually vote in real elections with more than one candidate.Like most malcontents you never bothered to say what you would replace the current democratic system with,you just go on with how much you hate the existing one,as for the iranian people it would seem that the vast majority of them are by and large quite happy with the current system.Where do you live?,not in iran I suspect

Anonymous said...

Iran is a theocracy and nothing other and it darn sure isn't a democracy

interested party said...

Well said. As flawed as it may be. Bitter it has been at times. It seems to me the political battles fought in Iran since Ahmadinejad's election, before and since, are about reforming a system. Not deposing it! This surely is a sign that a Democracy is evolving. Much like Turkey. Sadly not so in Egypt. And Sadly the 45% of Israeli's who are not Bibi the Butcher fans are Ignored by the western media.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:15 PM

"as for the iranian people it would seem that the vast majority of them are by and large quite happy with the current system."

So says a individual that supports a brutal regime from afar.It is a dictatorial theocracy because it's governed by the inquisition (clerical regime) using islamic jurisprudence (sharia law) and inforced by their inquisitors (the IRGC and their basiji affiliates).The only thing "light years ahead" about the islamic dictatorial theocracy is in the large amount of innocent people they have
murdered,tortured,raped and the vast sums of money it has aquired through theft from the table of the Iranian nation when compared to the previous system. Lets not be fooled here,they "vote" in North Korea as well. As far as "voting" in Iran is concerned it's the same old farce as all the other tin pot dictatorships with their rigged elections and hand picked candidates that perpetuates the existence of the brutal system upon a nation.If "the iranian people" as you erroneously claim "are quite happy with the current system" then why doesn't khameini and the bandits that back "iran's system of government" dismantle the IRGC and basiji goons that forcefully maintains the dictatorial and fascist theocracy in the position of perpetual power? I tell you why they won't.Because the minute the islamic theocracy dismantles their goons the "by and large quite happy iranian people" will send the brutal regime and the villains that benefit from it into the dustbin of history where it rightfully belongs.And that will happen one hundred percent despite all the rantings and diatribes by their supporters.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM
If iran were truly a "theocracy" as you claim,then there would be no public participation in politics,no voting and you would certainly not see any non clerics in any positions of power or even in the government full stop.The claim that iran is a theocracy is one of those ignorant bits of western propaganda that despite being easily disproved is still repeated ad naseum often by malcontents like yourself

Anonymous said...

if a black-haired woman has hey hairdresser put blonde highlights at the tips of her tresses, would you then say that her hair is not dark?

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:14 AM

You just don't get it do you? Just because people are told to go and "vote" in the ballet box doesn't mean it's a real "democracy".For example, if in the US someone shouts out in the middle of the street "I hate the president" or in England,"I hate the queen or system in place" no one will take any notice.But under Iran's so-called "islamic democracy" they would be taken away and never to be seen again. People that believe the nonsense that Iran isn't a theocracy are only deluding themselves.Once again Iran is a dictatorial theocracy because all the signs are there to be seen like for example,the clerical rule (the inquisition) the islamic jurisprudence(sharia law) and the regime enforces,IRGC and their basiji affiliates(the inquisitors).I'm afraid the "ad naseum" and malcontented diatribes is coming from individuals such as yourself. So you see your false claims that Iran isn't a theocracy have been easily disproved.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 6, 2014 at 7:24 AM
AnonymousAugust 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM
The thing you seem to be missing is that iran has a multiparty system were people have the choice to vote for a choice of candidates,if thats not a pretty good description of a genuine democracy then I dont know what is,its certainly far more democratic than the shahs dictatorship or any of the neighboring dictatorships,as for the obvious differences between the dprk and iran all one has to do is look at vs
As for "freedom of speech" I think you`ll find that most democracies far from guaranteeing it have pretty strict limits on the things you can say in public,just try saying there was no holocaust in germany and see what happens to you,does that make them less of a democracy?.In a true theocracy only the clergy would rule,there would be no political parties and no voting,its not up to move to prove that iran isnt a theocracy its up to you to prove that its not a democracy

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:22 PM

I'm afraid your argument just doesn't stick.You say that "in a true theocracy only the clergy would rule".Well hello! Who do you think the dictator khameini is? A clergymen! Who do you think Rouhani is? A clergymen! Who do you think the head of the judiciary is? A clergymen! Get the drift? The list can go on and on. As for those "non-clerics" and those so-called "multiparty system" they are basically subservient to the clerics rule.Which comes under the name of "velayat-e-faqih" which means "rule by clerics" and the head man valih-e-faqih the "supreme leader". Now as you pretend that Iran isn't a dictatorial theocracy, "velayat-e-faqih" translats into the meaning that the Iranian people are incapable of governing themselves so they should be ruled by the clerics.Meaning the laws are based on Sharia a non-secular law. Anybody can clearly see those facts that Iran is first and foremost a sharia ridden dictatorial theocracy enforced by religious army(IRGC & basij) and definitely not a secular democracy in any sense of the word. If this doesn't prove to you that Iran isn't a secular democracy then you simply like to argue for arguments sake.You prove that Iran isn't a fascist theocracy ruled by clerics under the law of Velayat-e-Faqih and Sharia.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 7, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Iran is NOT a secular democracy nor does it aspire to be one,you are the only one talking about secular democracy here,the fact that iran is not a secular democracy and does not aspire to be one does not mean that it is then a theocracy,it is an islamic democracy one that most of the people seem quite happy with and willing to participate in if the voter turn out is anything to go by.What you consider to be proof of a theocracy is simply the islamic part of irans islamic democracy,however in a true theocracy there would be no public or democratic participation ie no elections of any kind,no political parties and definitely no non clerics in power,you can repeat "its a theocracy" all you like but its still a far more democratic system than existed under pahlavi and its far more democratic than any of its secular western backed neighbors.I understand that you dont like the current system but you have to acknowledge that you are in the minority and that most of the iranian people are quite happy with it and have absolutely no desire to see it destroyed or replaced,its not perfect no government is but its a huge improvement over what has gone before

B.M.A said...

Anon- 'am afraid your argument' -at :55am-aug 7-

my friend there is a lot of hypocrisy in the meaning ,translation and practice of that term democracy- but here is a question-

let me give Turkey as an example-LET US say per chance the people in that Islamic country poor in the streets,demanding a referendum to change the constitution,-and then the establishment succumbs to the demands of the people.Then it turns out that the masses aspire a pure Islamic system either the Iranian model or the Taliban one ,which ever.THE the people are given two models, The current law verses the Islamic one in a fair and transparent vote in the referendum,All sides given equal treatment in the campaigns ,The result comes out and it turns that the People have chosen the Islamic model as their choice !-

NOW answer me would the West and you accept that one as a democracy or something else?.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:16 AM

There is no such thing as a "islamic democracy"! Democracy by its nature is secular and non religious. You can't go around the internet and claim that there is an "islamic democracy" in Iran because that is oxymoron terminology. The country is under a blatant theocracy and enfoced by the IRGC and basij military iquisitors. There is no freedom in Iran because if there were you wouldn't have armed thugs arresting people for voicing their opposition against an bankrupt system of velayat-e-faqih.You wouldn't have armed thugs hanging people on mobile cranes.You wouldn't have armed thugs arresting people for practicing their basic rights,something that exists in a real democracy but non existent in Iran under a theocracy. If I am the "minority" then why does the islamic regime spend most of its time trying to crush real opposition against the oppressive system of velayat-e-faqih? Do you even know what velayat-e-faqih means? Because if you did you wouldn't be using oxymoron terminology like Iran is a "islamic democracy". As I said earlier you just what to argue for arguments sake.

Brig. Gen. Basrawi (IQAF.ret) said...

Interesting debate taking place. To me the arguments that Anon 5:10 has made so far makes sense for sure. The arguments that comes from the other fellow isn't the least convincing. It's hard to make a case for democracy or push the claim that democracy exists in a country whose system of governance espouses one line of thinking. No party or group can participate in the Iranian election unless they are in-line so to say with the Islamic/religiously imposed policies that are in place. As i understand it, all other political colorations or ideologies have been banned or expunged from the political system in Iran. This so called 'islamic democracy' is of course a syntethic creation and a clever conconction designed specifically to 'entertain the populace' and cannot be viewed in any other way than a distraction of sorts, a dog-and-pony show if you will.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM
If this is the case that the"regime spend most of its time trying to crush real opposition against the oppressive system of velayat-e-faqih?",then why do you have such large voter turnouts in elections,turnouts that are as good as or better than any you would find in many of the wests secular democracies,you keep trying to say that this is an unpopular system that rules purely by fear or through force and where there is no public participation but the level of public participation proves you wrong or perhaps its just that your "real opposition" is in the minority and most people are perfectly happy with the current system,and where exactly does it say that a democratic system must be strictly secular,evidently the people of iran dont think so

Anonymous said...

Brig. Gen. Basrawi (IQAF.ret)August 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Its rather funny that someone who would have lived under saddams fascist baath dictatorship,and I imagine would have needed its stamp of approval to reach the post of brig gen,would know enough about democracy islamic or otherwise to say what iran is or isnt,tell me what was the voter turnout in iraqi elections under saddam,how many candidates or political parties were fielded,just because in your country,and lets face it most of the arab states,the political system was a "dog and pony show" complete with 100% voter turnouts and single candidates doesnt mean that irans is,in fact its voter turnouts are comparable to most western secular democracies.Irans system is far from perfect but it is light years ahead of what surrounds it and what has gone before it

Anonymous said...

@Brig.Gen. Basrawi (IQAF.ret)

I couldn't have worded it better myself. What you said above is spot on! These people think that by going to the ballet box and putting a torn piece of paper into it is "democracy" or "islamic democracy" as someone erroneously claims. I recall they used to hold elections in the old soviet union with large turnouts and the party secretary used to win 98.9 percent of the votes.In Iranian case what the islamic regime has done is throw in like minded regime affiliates under a so-called "multi-party system" chosen by valih-e-faqih and put forward by the regime and call it "islamic democracy".If there was real choice in Iran the people will choose to eliminate the velayat-e-faqih system with all its hangers on and replace it with a secular and democratic system of government that is truly answerable and representative towards the nation.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:06 AM

I regret to inform you that during the 2009 "elections" khameini the velih-e-faqih dictator ordered his goons to crush the uprising by using such methods as driving over demonstrators with "police" pickup trucks,throwing demonstrators off of building,shooting demonstrators with sniper fire (example NEDA),arresting demonstrators to be sent to dungeons like Kahrizak,Evin and god knows where else to to raped,tortured and shot.And all this while khameini said that the demonstrators are held responsible for what ever happens to them.As I said earlier, if the "people are perfectly happy with the current system" then why is it the regime doesn't disband its armed thugs the IRGC and basij affiliates and let the people decide what system they are truly happy with? You know that won't happen because the people will send the so-called "islamic democracy" and all its shenanigans into the dustbin of history.

Brig. Gen. Basrawi (IQAF. ret) said...

Anon 5:23 AM

Well, your assertion is flat out wrong my friend. For your information i gained my rank after having performed well as a fighter pilot. I was actually far from being a favorite of Saddam. Time and again i refused to carry out chemical weapons attacks on Iraqi and Iranian kurds, the human in me opposed such an act. Other than that, i fulfilled my duties to the best of my ability, defending my homeland for the most part, and with it came the promotions.