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The Revolutionary Guards and its Quds Forces, which run Iran’s terror networks worldwide, have created two special units to undermine the regimes in the Persian Gulf and push America out of the region.
The Guards are using Imam Ali mosques around the globe, including some in the U.S., as terror command centers.
Unit 110 and Unit of Madinah – named after the second holiest city in Islam, the burial place of the Prophet Mohammad – were established to remove the U.S from the Gulf, sources report.
Unit 110 gathers intelligence while Unit of Madinah is in charge of military operations. Both are stationed in the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, under the command of Gholam Hossein Gheib Parvar, according to sources.
Parvar, one of the regime’s most radical military commanders, is in charge of all Guard forces.
According to a former intelligence officer who served in that specific region, their orders are twofold: Incite uprisings within the Shiite minorities in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other countries in the region, and prepare for military operations against those countries’ governmental facilities.
Bahrain’s monarchy faces daily protests and occasional terrorist attacks against its police forces and facilities. Protests are also taking place in Saudi Arabia within the minority Shiite population. Yemen is battling al-Qaida forces in addition to government protesters.
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are key Gulf allies of the United States. Bahrain hosts the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, and Saudi Arabia can help stabilize oil markets should a conflict develop with Iran.
The Guards’ intelligence office also runs operations out of mosques and Islamic centers around the world, according to sources. It finances the facilities, guides assets, recruits Muslims for reconnaissance of potential targets in host countries and forms alliances with other Islamic minorities such as Afghans, Pakistanis, Turks for terrorist operations.
In Afghanistan alone, the Guards have more than 1,000 terror cells that help fund the Taliban and al-Qaida and provide intelligence to attack NATO forces with the hope of pushing America out, according to a former intelligence officer.
The former officer, who defected to a country in Europe, revealed that all Imam Ali mosques worldwide are under the operation of the Guards’ intelligence office.
Noteworthy are the ones in Stockholm and Hamburg. Other mosques are in New Jersey, New York and Ohio, the former officer said.
Last June, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Naghdi, the commander of the Basij told the Guard forces: “Today we are in a full-scale war with our enemies … and you all have managed to infiltrate into the heart of the enemy’s nest, where even in the streets of New York and London, mourning and prayers for Ashura (the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Shiites’ third imam, Hossein) are observed. This is what it means to penetrate into the enemy camp.”
Hassan Rahimpour Azghodi, a close adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a speech on Iranian TV boasted: “Our forces are present all across the globe. … We must get ready for a global operation and an international jihad.”
According to the source, the Guards, in collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, are working on overthrowing the military junta and creating another front against Israel and America. Days ago, Iranian cleric Ahmad Mobaleghi stated that if Iran and Egypt become one, the future of the Islamic world will be guaranteed.
The Guards are also active in other African countries, where they train and arm Islamic militias and fund mosques and Islamic centers.
As reported recently, the Guards’ grand plan, “Time for The Collapse,” includes trafficking in arms, counterfeit money and illegal drugs not only to fund their worldwide terror networks but to destabilize the West through terror and drugs.
In a recent speech, Khamenei stated: “In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated. Allah’s promise will be delivered, and Islam will be victorious.”
Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the author of the award-winning book, A Time to Betray. He is a senior Fellow with EMPact America, a member of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and teaches at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA).