PREAMBLE: Iran tidbits:
Recently passed away Ayatollah Montazeri, supposed to succeed Khomeini till the tide was turned on him by a collusion of the current leader Ali Khamenei and Khomeini's quickly murdered son Ahmad, is on record as having said that the ISLAMIC SAVAMA security organization which replaced the oft criticized late-Shah's SAVAK, wrongly accused (for the most part) of brutality, was 1,000 times worse than anything the Monarch's security did at it's worst.
Also falsely deemed ELIGIBLE (like Oba-Hussein) Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has announced that his point of contact with everyone would now be restricted - happening only through two of the most blood-thirsty, brutal members of the Islamic regime - his son Mojtaba and the worst of the most dedicated prison torturers Asghar Hejazi.
Sadist son Mojtaba, puts to shame Khomeini's hanging judge Ayatollah Khalkhali, who took pleasure in the screams of tortured cats he abused for fun, and participates in the most brutal of the tortures in the prisons and personally rapes prisoners, reserving by order, the prettiest ones for his personal sexual use, while also enjoying the tearing apart genital area torture of others with a whole series of instruments reminiscent of the Dark Ages from which Islam emerged unchanged, to which electrically induced pain has been added.
Most of those die under "interrogation".
Some bodies are so badly disfigured or suffer such violent anal or frontal brutality (boys or girls) they are not returned to families for burial. Or sometimes first encased in a slab concrete where the removel of the slab can be blamed for visible wounds.
Meanwhile a look at the jailers at Evin prison clearly points to where their mindless brutality originates. They are uneducated street thugs who come from a a still very poor part of Tehran (even poorer after 30+-years of the Islamic regime) and were the local enforcers.
To avoid being caught by the Shah's police carrying a weapon, when a fight broke out or an enforcement had to be carried out, they would rush to a prominent local butcher's shop, grab one of his knives and deal with the situation.
After Khomeini took power, the butcher was put in charge of Evin prison and brought his accolytes with him as paid jailers. Shades of the Bastille prison abuses after the French revolution in 1789.
When a letter from 14 Islamic Iran political prisoners was brought to public notice, it was denied by the prison authorities, who arrogantly stated "it is impossible to smuggle a letter out of our prisons".
While on the subject of letters, Sadegh Larijani one of the three brothers of parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, put out a letter criticizing the regime but refused to back it up when ruthless Chief Public Prosecutor Ejei called it a forgery and the product of foreign anti-regime agents. He did not have the courage to stand up to Ejei and claim authorship.
The "foreign" part actually fits as all four Larijanis, each part of the current regime administration, were born in Iraq and not in Iran.
Blasts hit secret Iranian missile launching-pad for US, Israeli targets
DEBKAfile October 15, 2010
A top-secret Iranian military installation was struck by a triple blast Tues. Oct. 12 the day before Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon.
Military and intelligence sources report the site held most of the Shehab-3 medium-range missile launchers Iran had stocked for striking US forces in Iraq and Israel in the event of war - some set to deliver triple warheads (tri-conic nosecones).
The 18 soldiers officially reported killed in the blasts and 14 injured belonged to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) main missile arm, the Al-Hadid Brigades.
The Imam Ali Base where the explosion occurred is situated in lofty Zagros mountain country near the town of Khorramabad in the western Iranian province of Lorestan. This site was selected for an altitude which eases precise targeting and the difficulty of reaching it for air or ground attack.
It lies 400 kilometers from Baghdad and primary American bases in central Iraq and 1,250 kilometers from Tel Aviv and central Israel. Both are well within the Shehab-3 missile's 1,800-2,500-kilometer operational range.
Iranian sources report that Tehran spent hundreds of millions to build one of the largest subterranean missile launching facilities of its kind in the Middle East or Europe. Burrowed under the Imam Ali Base is a whole network of wide tunnels deep underground.
Somehow, a mysterious hand rigged three blasts in quick succession deep inside those tunnels, destroying a large number of launchers and causing enough damage to render the facility unfit for use.
In its official statement on the incident, Tehran denied it was the result of "a terrorist attack" and claimed the explosion "was caused by a nearby fire that spread to the munitions storage area of the base." In the same way, the regime went to great lengths to cover up the ravages wrought to their nuclear and military control systems by the Stuxnet virus - which is still at work.
In actual fact, military sources report, Iran's missile arsenal and the Revolutionary Guards have also suffered a devastating blow. Worst of all, all their experts are a loss to account for the assailants' ability to penetrate one of Iran's most closely guarded bases and reach deep underground to blow up the missile launchers.
The number of casualties is believed to be greater than the figure given out by Tehran.
The soldiers' funerals took place Thursday, Oct. 14, as the same time as Ahmadinejad declared in South Lebanon that Israel was destined to "disappear."
A few hours later, he ended his contentious two-day visit to Lebanon.
This week, Aviation Week discovered that the new intermediate-range BM-25 Musudan ballistic missile exhibited at the North Korean military parade Sunday Oct. 10 - at which Kim Jong-un also paraded his son and heir - bore a strong resemblance to the Iranian Shehab-3.
It is therefore possible that the explosions at the IRGC base in Lorestan Tuesday also sabotaged secret models of the Iran's latest road-mobile, liquid-fuel version of the Shehab-3 ballistic missile.
Alan Note: a similar event took place in November of 2007 at Parchin Missile site 40 miles south of Tehran. Read details at: