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Subject: Iranian special forces- capabilities
Herc the Merc    12/14/2005 4:01:12 PM
Read on SP- 2 man sub in Iran procurement list, what further can they do....
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Horsesoldier    RE:Iranian special forces- capabilities   12/14/2005 6:41:43 PM
Their capabilities are really not that bad by regional standards, but limited compared to the US or other western nations by just about any criteria you could cite.
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Galrahn    RE:Iranian special forces- capabilities   12/21/2005 10:46:42 PM
I would argue their capabilties are considerably better than estimated. Iran claims to have a full 75,000 trained personal willing to commit suicide for the state, that would 74,500+ more suicide bombers than have hit all of Iraq since day 1 of OIF. While they may not have a full 75,000, and only had 25,000 which is 1/3 less, that is still a pretty incredible capability. Kamikaze strikers with modern weapons is a scary concept, particularly given their training involves espionage which could easily be used to hit important targets like Oil Terminals in the region and the Strait of Hormuz. There is strong evidence that the Revelutionary Guard is working in Iraq today. Think about it, when the government released the Shia leaders who had run the torture camp busted by the Americans, do you think it was an accident they fled to Iran? Posters here might underestimate the capabilities of Iranian Special Forces, but I highly doubt the US military would. They are much better trained and organized than Saddam's forces were, and that group has been a real and credible threat to stability in Iraq since we invaded. They won't decide the military outcome of any conflict, but could definately impact the political consequences of a war with Iran, not only in the region, but in Europe and the US as well.
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SUB    iranian special force   10/8/2010 8:08:45 PM
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Patton    The Pasdaran   12/20/2010 12:54:47 PM
or the elite Revolutionary Guard controls the intelligence & security service along with specops forces.  The most dangerous is Al' Quds.  AQ operates alot like the "illegals department" of the old 1st Chief Directorate of the KGB. Very covert.  They are in every Iranian embassy around the world.  They train resistence fighters, and provide logistic support to HAMAS, Al Qaida,  the insurgents in Algeria, and even to the National Reserve of Venezuela.  Al' Quds does not require that a movement or organization share religion in common.  They are professionals and thier mission is global force multiplication. 
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