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9/6/2013 (7 months ago)

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Nation of Iran says they vow to back Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria

Iran vows to back Bashar al-Assad's regime and is threatening to unleash terrorism should the U.S. strike Syria. In an even bolder claim, a former Iranian official has threatened the rape and murder of one of Obama's daughters in the event of a U.S. military strike against Syria.

Former governor of southern Iran's Kish Province, Alireza Forghani,  threatened the rape and murder of one of Obama's daughters in the event of a U.S. military strike against Syria.

Former governor of southern Iran's Kish Province, Alireza Forghani, threatened the rape and murder of one of Obama's daughters in the event of a U.S. military strike against Syria.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

9/6/2013 (7 months ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Syria, attack, terrorism, Alireza Forghani, Basher al-Assad


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Former governor of southern Iran's Kish Province Alireza Forghani, made the threat last week. An analyst and strategy specialist in the supreme leader's camp and closely aligned with Mehdi Taeb, Forghani heads the regime's Ammar Strategic Base, a radical think thank.

"Hopefully Obama will be pigheaded enough to attack Syria, and then we will see the . loss of U.S. interests [through terrorist attacks]," he threatened.

"In just 21 hours [after the attack on Syria], a family member of every U.S. minister [department secretary], U.S. ambassadors, U.S. military commanders around the world will be abducted. And then 18 hours later, videos of their amputation will be spread [around the world]."

The statement seemed to allude to a similar act that was committed in a video of the torture of William Buckley, a CIA station chief who was abducted in Beirut in 1984 and later killed by Hezbollah on Iran's order.

That video was dropped off at the U.S. Embassy in Athens. Former CIA Director William Casey later described what he saw in the video: "They had done more than ruin his body. His eyes made it clear his mind had been played with. It was horrific, medieval and barbarous."

Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Forces, Wednesday told the Assembly of Experts - the body that chooses the supreme leader - that "[w]e will support Syria to the end."

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