Iran Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan

Firouzabadi sits to the left of Supreme Leader Ayatollah

Seyyed Ali Khamenei, at a recent graduation ceremony

for military officers.



U.S. and Allies ‘Revive’ al-Qaeda for Use in Syria (FARS News Agency, Islamic Republic of Iran)


Could it be that the U.S. and its Arab Allies, in an attempt to ‘spoil’ Bashar al-Assad’s plans for reform, have set out to incite unrest in Syria? According to this news item from Iran’s state-run FARS News Agency, Iran’s top military commander has warned that America and the Gulf Arab states are so desperate to topple Bashar al-Assad, they are paying al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists to enter the country and make it seem as though Syrians want a change in regime.


June 11, 2012


Islamic Republic of Iran - FARS News Agency – Original Article (English)

Iran Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi: He asserts that America is 'reviving' al-Qaeda.


PRESS TV VIDEO, IRAN [STATE-RUN]: Syria: The 'Houla Massacre Double Standard,' June 10, 00:25:53.RealVideo

TEHRAN: On Monday, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi warned the nations of Europe about the revival of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in the Southeast Mediterranean, describing it as being more dangerous than atomic weapons.


"The Wahhabis, who consider followers of all sects and branches of Islam but their own as infidels, and their killing as halal (religiously permitted), will naturally not exempt Christians and Jews from their murderous ways," Major General Firouzabadi warned.


Firouzabadi said that the world arrogance, spearheaded by the United States, which created the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the first place and then found itself targeted by the two, now claims it is fighting al-Qaeda in Pakistan. But in fact, for its own purposes, it is reviving al-Qaeda in Syria and Lebanon.


Warning that a major strategic threat now stands against the world, Firouzabadi said, "The danger of an al-Qaeda revival in the Southeastern Mediterranean is greater than that posed by atomic weapons."


Syria has seen widespread unrest since March 2011, with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against police and border guards reported across the country. As a number of protest rallies have become armed clashes, hundreds of people have been killed, including members of the security forces. The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.


In October, calm was eventually restored after President Bashar al-Assad began reforms in the country. But Israel, the U.S. and its Arab allies are exerting themselves mightily to plunge the country into chaos. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have staged numerous plots in the hope of encouraging unrest in Syria.


Informed sources reveal that Qatar, supported by the United States, paid infamous al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist Abdel-Ghani Jawhar $4 million, to lead a team of provocateurs to stir unrest in the country. He was later reported killed. The sources said that the Qatari terrorist team had crossed in Syria from the north, across the border with Lebanon.


[Editor’s Note: Abdel Ghani Jawhar was a leader of the Sunni fundamentalist terror group Fatah al-Islam. He was reportedly killed in the Syrian city of Qsair on the night of April 20, when a bomb he was preparing exploded.]


Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, Lebanon's most wanted terrorist, was active in Syria. According to these sources, before his alleged death, he was organizing suicide attacks and assisting rebel groups in the country.



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A Daily Telegraph report from April 25 alleged that Abdel-Ghani Jawhar was killed while planting bombs for in Syria in another attempt to commit murder.


[Editor’s Note:  Time Magazine also confirms that: Abdel-Ghani Jawhar arrived in Qsair, Syria, in early April, with a group of 30 Lebanese fighters. While many were members of Fatah al-Islam, they were not traveling under the terror group’s banner. Instead they called themselves mujahedeen, holy warriors seeking to help fellow Muslims under attack by the Syrian regime. Jawhar, an explosives expert and a charismatic commander, sought to train fellow fighters how make bombs. In the short time he had been in Qsair, says Abu Ali, he was able to set up dozens of improvised explosive devices destined for members of the Syrian security forces.]


The report raised renewed concern about the deadly influence of Sunni radicals on armed rebel groups funded by the United States to overthrow President Assad.


According to the Telegraph, the terrorist was killed in Qusayr, near the city of Homs, which is literally crawling with extremists and terrorist agents hired and contracted by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Jawhar was head of Fatah-al-Islam, a militant group that had fought the Lebanese army and some of the nation’s militias. The group has ties to al-Qaeda, and is certainly part of a wider network of militant Sunni groups involved with the Syrian opposition.


Major General Firouzabadi’s remarks came days after The Washington Post reported that in recent weeks, Syrian rebels and terror groups battling President al-Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons - a crime that is being paid for by Arab states in the Persian Gulf and coordinated by the United States.

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The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and U.S. and foreign officials, reported that White House officials emphasized that, in order to provide Persian Gulf states with an assessment of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure, the Obama Administration has expanded its contacts with opposition forces.


According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus - in Idlib near the Turkish border, and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.


Opposition activists, who two months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition, reported this week that the flow of weapons sharply increased – purchased mostly on the black market in nearby countries or from elements of the Syrian military, after the decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding every month.


Recent reports out of Syria suggested that a number of enemy plots are unfolding, designed to spoil U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's peace mission to Syria. The intent is to plunge the country back into turmoil and pave the way for an overthrow of Bashar al-Assad's government.


These enemy states back up and direct numerous terrorist operations, including acts of sabotage and kidnapping, and the use soft war tactics, including psychological operations and threats. These are pursued through the use of dissident expatriates and armed groups within the country to bring to power a pro-Western state.



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