Who is responsible for Iran becoming the biggest exporter of terrorism within the Middle East and the world.

The nuclear agreement signed by then Secretary of State ,John Kerry at the behest of Barack Obama, President Trump has put Iran on notice,
The United States is no longer a participant to that agreement.
Iran is now helping North Korea with their own missile development program. (Source)
It took awhile but we must factor in the obstructionist RINOs and Democrats who choose not to see the threat of war.
Everything needed to know about land based ballistic missile systems (Source)
Make no mistake about it, Iran didn’t develop its nuclear program not to use it.
The only question remains when.
Iran’s missiles land-based are capable of traveling 1,250 miles. (Source)
Iran’s submarines are not yet nuclear putting them at a distinct disadvantage when roaming the waters of the Persian Gulf as they must come up for air.
They are trying to develop nuclear submarines, something we need hold our breath over for many years as they could sit in international waters and fire on the United states.
Iran’s submarine force currently consists of three Russian Kilo-class (4,000 ton) diesel-electric submarines (Tareq 901, Noor 902, Yunes 903), one 350-400-ton Nahang and an expanding force of roughly a dozen 150-ton Ghadir-class (Qadir/Khadir) midget submarines. (Source)
The Iranian Navy plays a crucial strategic role in Iran’s national security architecture due to Tehran’s dependence on the Persian Gulf for trade and security.
However, its naval forces also operate in the Gulf of Oman, the Caspian Sea and, possibly, the Indian Ocean (Source)

EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. Military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games by the Iranian navy in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran December 27, 2011. REUTERS/IIPA/Ali Mohammadi

Iran is producing in mass, submarines to deliver its missiles anywhere in the world. (Source)

The Long War Journal

By

October 17, 2017

President Donald Trump has levied a terrorism designation against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.

Leading up to last Friday’s designation, the IRGC and the Islamic Republic threatened the US over the move; one senior Iranian official called it a “declaration of war.”

 

Since the designation, officials have dialed down the rhetoric, but have continued attacking the American president – particularly over his use of “Arabian Gulf” instead of “Persian Gulf” and threat to abandon the 2015 nuclear accord, and have sought to project a unified position.

The US has previously designated the IRGC under various authorities such as proliferation, human rights and anti-terrorism, but the Iranian government’s rhetoric over the latest potential move is unprecedented.

Despite the threats of attacks, however, the IRGC is unlikely to launch attacks against US forces that would elicit a direct response, though it could respond through asymmetric means such as militias (on display in Iraq’s Kirkuk).

A decade ago, the US sanctioned the IRGC’s exterritorial branch, the Qods Force, for terrorism pursuant to E.O. 13224 for its role in providing material support to terrorist groups such as the Taliban and Iraqi-Shiite militias.

With President Trump running the show, he and his generals have decided it’s time to play hardball.

See the entire article below.

 

Despite that designation, however, the US has worked both directly and indirectly with the Qods Force in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Per the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which passed in August, the US president was to by Oct. 30 designate the IRGC as a whole pursuant to E.O. 13224, or justify to Congress why a waiver is in America’s vital national security interest [see FDD’s Long War Journal report, US to designate the IRGC, affiliates as terrorists].

He levied the sanctions as he decertified that the 2015 nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is approrproiate and proportation to US national security interests per the Iran Nuclear Review Act, and threatened to terminate the agreement if its major flaws were not fixed.

In the weeks leading to the IRGC designation, Iranian officials threatened the US. They issued threats earlier in the summer when the US was deliberating CAATSA. Last week, Iran’s nuclear agency chief said his government would treat the move as a “declaration of war.” The Qods Force deputy commander Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani said “any nonsensical word they say will harm them, and the Islamic system will confront with them strength,” adding, “Trump must know that we sent many arrogant like him to the grave.”

The IRGC chief commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari proclaimed, “if the report about America’s idiocy over considering the IRGC as a terrorist group is correct, the corps will consider the American army within the same category as DAESH [the Islamic State] across the globe especially in the Middle East.” He threatened US bases within a 2,000-kilometer radius of Iran and he said if the US wants to negotiate with Tehran over the region, “the Islamic Republic seeks to resolve regional issues in areas outside of the negotiations table, there is nothing or no one to negotiate over.”

Interestingly, Jafari also said that the US designation would forever shut the door to “dialogue.” That statement should be taken with a grain of salt. The IRGC has consistently rejected ties with the US and pursues a strategy to drive the US out of the Middle East and undermines its interests worldwide. The IRGC has long used the pretext of America as “the enemy” to expand its activities abroad and stifle dissent at home. The IRGC’s alignment with the US against the Islamic State in Iraq is a temporary confluence of interest because US air power has proven critical in the war. The IRGC’s challenging of US presence in eastern Syria this past summer and the threats of IRGC-led Iraqi militias against US presence following the Islamic State’s defeat highlights that point.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has defended the IRGC claiming that it is not merely “a military organization” but it is in “the hearts of the people.” The IRGC has likewise said it is united with the administration. Those comments contrast sharply with the intense bickering during this past year’s presidential election, when the IRGC mobilized support to foil Rouhani’s re-election and Rouhani criticized the IRGC’s meddling on live television. While their rivalries go back to the Iran-Iraq War, they are both creatures of, and committed to, the same system. Iranian government officials and factions can be at other’s throats while displaying unity in the face of mutually perceived foreign threats.

Iran’s foreign minister has echoed Jafari’s statement that the IRGC would treat the US as they treat the Islamic State. The ministry spokesman warned Iran’s reaction to a US designation would be “firm, decisive and crushing.”

Iran’s national security and foreign policy committee issued a resolution vowing to support the IRGC’s “right to confront them [the US] the same way it deals with terrorist groups.”

The IRGC political deputy Brigadier General Rasoul Sanaei-Rad claimed the US move stems from “back-to-back defeat in the region and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s rising power,” and that the US move “has created a sort of unity inside the country in defending the corps.”

The Armed Forces General Staff chief spokesman said the Trump administration “needs shocks to understand the new meaning of power in today’s world,” claiming “the era of America’s presence and dominance in west Asia has ended.”

Following the designation and Trump’s speech, Iranian officials tampered their rhetoric but attacked the US president. In a televised address, Rouhani tried to stir nationalist sentiment by slamming Trump for saying Arabian instead of Persian Gulf, and again defended the IRGC. The US president’s use of the phrase dominated Iranians’ conversations on social media.

Unofficial Khamenei mouthpiece Kayhan tried to spin a win for the IRGC, claiming Trump backtracked from labeling the IRGC under the Foreign Terrorist Organization authority, while, despite erroneous media reports, American law required the president to designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity per E.O. 13224.

IRGC commanders and figures have vowed to continue their ballistic missile program, which Trump says he seeks to curtail. Kayhan‘s chief editor even called for unveiling intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Figures sought to portray Trump as hostile to the Iranian people, a component of their efforts to paint the interests of the IRGC as the same with Iran’s national’s interest, which has been a contentious issue. The IRGC and Islamic Republic officials claimed Trump’s speech has served their interests in unifying the polity and the people, though they clearly gloss over the fact that many Iranians fear the IRGC because of its role in repression.

Amir Toumaj is a Research Analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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5 Responses to Who is responsible for Iran becoming the biggest exporter of terrorism within the Middle East and the world.

  1. NancyB says:

    The Iraqi army fled when IS attacked Kirkuk in 2014. The Kurds stayed and
    fought. Now we abandoned them when Iranian proxies brutally attacked them with
    US weapons, including Abrams tanks and Humvees gifted to Iraq for the war on
    ISIS. We gave the Iraqis for free, all the equipment they’re using to attack
    our Kurdish allies. The ultimate betrayal.

    The US-led coalition on Kirkuk: “We believe the engagement this morning
    was a misunderstanding and not deliberate…”. A lie of epic proportions.
    It was a well-planned, deliberate attack on the Peshmerga positions, led by
    Iranian Major Gen. Qasem Suleimani. We should appreciate Iran’s chutzpah, if
    nothing else: sending IRGC’s Suleimani to command what they call
    “Iraqi” forces takes the mask off.

    US Embassy: “We support the peaceful reassertion of federal authority,
    consistent with the Iraqi Constitution, in all disputed areas.” The State
    Department’s response is outrageous. This is not what Trump campaigned on. The
    problem with Trumps statement of: “we’re not taking sides between Iran and
    the Kurds” is that we’ve already sided with the bad guys. Trump’s been
    sucked in by the foreign policy swamp. He truly does not get that continuing
    Obama’s foreign policy doesn’t work with his promises. The moral equivalence is
    awful and reminds me of the countless times Obama weighed in on Palestinian
    terror against Israel.

    Rudaw English‏Verified account @RudawEnglish
    #BREAKING: At least ten Peshmerga soldiers beheaded by Hashd al-Shaabi in
    Kirkuk http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/151020177 #KurdistanBlockade.

    So our “counter-ISIS allies” going around beheading our real
    allies. Horrific. If Trump doesn’t speak up, he owns this. Shiite militias are
    so brutally sectarian then many Sunnis turned to ISIS. Supremacist militias are
    not allies.

    So much for peaceful co-existance. Iraq/Iran wants to conquer the Kurds and
    install their supremacist regime in Kurdistan. Kikurk is essential for the
    Kurds. They’re Kurds first and Muslim second, when forced. To most Kurdish
    people, Kurdistan is much more important than Mecca. They’ll fight like h ell
    for it.

    This is on General Mattis. His brazen indifference on Iran-backed militias murdering
    our Kurdish allies is beyond shocking. Iran and Turkey both have been colluding
    for a few months with Iraq in crushing the Kurds. Whatever disagreements, they
    always come together to oppress minorities.

    The US soldier killed earlier this month in Iraq was hit with an explosive
    from a bomb planted by Iranian militias. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/10/efp.php Last July the Military Times exposed that Iran’s linked to the deaths of at
    least 500 US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is obscene that Trump is
    assisting them. So the very IRGC-led Shia Militias that killed so many Americans
    are now saying our Kurdish allies are next. For American Veterans of the Iraq
    War, I can only imagine their disgust with our entirely cluster-_ucked foreign
    policy. These are the people that we’re “arming and training.” https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2015/07/14/iran-linked-to-deaths-of-500-u-s-troops-in-iraq-afghanistan/

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  2. NancyB says:

    It’s time for Trump to tap a conservative ally to audit all of our foreign policy alliances, foreign
    aid, train-and-equip programs, and military interventions and question the validity of each one
    of them with the intention of forging a true “America first” foreign policy. Although the nuances
    of the Middle East seem to be lost on Trump, who undoubtedly doesn’t want to help Iran succeed, here is a simple list of dos and don’ts he’d be wise to follow, lest his presidency become the third term of Obama.

    Our government is living in an alternative reality. This is reminiscent of “Baghdad Bob” in 2003, when Saddam Hussein’s information minister insisted US troops were being defeated even as
    they were entering Baghdad. ISIS is no longer the problem; the Kurds are defeating them; yet
    the government we are supporting to fill that vacuum is backed by Iran. It would be the equivalent of supporting the Soviet Union to capture more of Germany after Hitler was gone. Moreover, the State Department is using the same moral equivalence between the two sides that it did when
    the PLO attacked the Israelis during the intifada of the last decade — in other words, an immoral equivalence.

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  3. NancyB says:

    Iraq doesn’t exist any more and only existed for a few generations, drawn together randomly after WW I by immoral, arbitrary lines.

    Once we overthrew Saddam and handed Baghdad to Iran, there was no more Iraq. We’ve spent over a decade refereeing the Islamic civil war between Iranian-back Shia militants and Sunni jihadists. Now, in order to “defeat ISIS”, we have essentially allied with Iran, handing them a Hezbollah terror corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea.

    (Syria also no longer exists and the Kurdish PKK must not be allowed to be slaughtered by Erdogan)

    Even worse, when Iran’s domination over Sunni areas reaches another boiling point and triggers
    the next round of Sunni insurgency, our genius civilian and military leadership will feel obligated
    to “fix Iraq” again and bail out Iran, which is much more of a strategic threat than any Sunni group.

    Enter the Kurds, who are the only successful fighting force against the Sunni insurgency but
    are also pro-American (or they were before we stabbed them in the back to support Iran) and
    can actually hold a growing area of of northern Iraq in a stable way that serves every one of our interests. They voted overwhelmingly to become independent. And all the Kurds need are
    national recognition, a fraction of the military aid we give the corrupt Afghani and Baghdad governments, and the simple, helpful tools of statecraft we’d give to any allies. Rather than a bloody choice between helping Iran and helping Sunni jihadists, with the loss of tremendous
    blood and treasure, we can help a stable ally almost for free.

    Yet not only are we not helping, we are rebuking the Kurds for taking up their sovereignty.
    The State Department said it was “deeply disappointed” by the democratic affirmation of
    sovereignty. Sen.Bob-the-snake-Corker, the king of the Iran deal, complained that the Kurdish
    vote was not in our national interests because it would weaken the Iranian-terrorist-backed
    government. War is peace and peace is war!

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    • JCscuba says:

      This, my friend, is a very interesting perspective. Can’t buy all of it, Iran still exists, so does Iraq. What was immoral about the borders being drawn they way they were in 1948? It’s easy to be a Monday Morning Quarterback. What seems immoral to you doesn’t seem immoral to we with the exception of Palestine being left off the map completely.

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  4. It started with Moe’s missive to Khosrau, look it up in “The Sealed Nectar”. Then Umar sent the army to Persia, look it up in Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 386. Then the AssWhole Jimmy Carter screwed over the Shah and SHTF.

    Sorry, folks: Kurds are Turds. A ‘slime’s a ‘slime fer alla’ that! “Me against my brother…us against a Jew.”. Arab brothers will fight, unite against their father, unite against a cousin,. unite against a stranger and the whole pack against a Jew. It is time to get a clue.

    Trump can not side with the Kurds without alienating Turks, Iraqis & Syrians. So he screws ’em just like his predecessors did.

    Remember Saladin? He was a Kurd. Social engineers wanted to keep the Kurds divided to prevent them from uniting into a military force and raiding the region. The plan for a Kurdish state did not get off the ground. `

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