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Monday, February 28, 2011

Iran has military bases in Libya

I suppose this shouldn't come as too big a surprise.
In an interview today on the Al Arabyia news network, an informed source within the Revolutionary Guards Corps revealed that Iran has several military bases in Libya.

The source, who requested anonymity due to his sensitive position within the Guards, elaborated further that the Iranian military bases are located mostly along Libya’s borders with the African countries of Chad and Niger. From there, he said, the Guards actively smuggle arms and supply logistical assistance to rebellious groups in the African countries.

According to this source, Guards enter Libya under the guise of oil company employees. Most of these companies are under the control of the Revolutionary Guards.

The source, who is a colonel in the Guards, added that Gaddafi and his government are quite aware of these activities and have even signed joint contracts with those Iranian oil companies so that the the Guards can enter Libya without any trouble.

The colonel stated that with the current unrest in Libya, over 500 Guards have been unable to evacuate and are under orders to destroy all documents.

According to this source, the military collaborations between the Revolutionary Guards and the Gaddafi government date back to 2006.
Then why has Ahmadinejad come out in favor of the revolution in Libya? Especially when Gadhafi has behaved toward Libyans in the exact same way that Ahmadinejad behaved toward Iranians since the summer of 2009.... Probably because he figures that Gadhafi's done anyway, so there's no point in not hopping on the revolutionary bandwagon. Besides, Ahmadinejad's angling for Libya's new rulers to let him keep those bases there. The bases are staging areas for smuggling arms and training out of sight of the West.

What could go wrong?

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At 12:01 AM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

Wow, it seems like "flourishing democracy" in the Arab world continues to punch holes into some of the best laid plans of the regional tyrants. And yet everyone seems only to be noting how this is great for Arab civilization and horrible for Israel. I see Israel's enemies in a state of disarray. The Arab world, the Persians, and I'd bet the Turks (who are a lot less of a democratic than anyone in the MSM wants to admit) are more worried than anyone. "Flourishing democracy" seems to be adversely affecting the Middle East, and this may include Israel too, but it most certainly includes all of Israel's enemies. Makes me wonder about what kind of future there is in hating Israel.


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