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Security Forces Review their Tactics

In what has been reported as a “confidential bulletin”, the Joint Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran has confessed to miscalculations in its dealing with the Green Movement during the Student Day and University Day protests across Iran.

According to the report, the officials miscalculated the “quantity and quality of the presence of those who have come to the scene in response to the summons of the defeated nominees and the variety of satellite and cyber networks”.

“The mentioned persons are maintaining their presence despite the fact that more than one hundred days have passed since the elections and in this period, many of the leaders of the ‘chaos’ have been arrested and while their confessions have been broadcasted, public opinion has become acquainted with the methods used after the elections and government officials have tried to bring calmness to the political environment of the country”, the report stated.

The report, which despite being circulated amongst senior officials of the regime was itself leaked and published on the roozonline website today, criticizes the inaction of the security apparatus for not pinpointing and arresting those in government who have leaked information on security measures and states that the protests are being organized in awareness of security measures and patterns.

The “security and intelligence expert” who is the author of the report warns that “A number of government officials and heads of governmental organizations are seen amongst the street protestors without fearing the consequences of their actions”.

The presence of women as “agitators of men” is also emphasized, and the fact that women stand alongside men is named as a main cause of the mobilization of the men.

“There must be a division between the radical elements of protest from those whose presence are solely in objection to the elections”, the report suggests, while predicting that if those protestors who are more radical in their approach (i.e. those who chant slogans against the regime, etc.) are arrested, the rest can be channeled in a different direction.

But the most interesting part of the report is where it is suggested that potential forces who are claimed to be “of ours” and whose population are more than the protestors should be mobilized. A center for “psychological operations and crisis control” is suggested. “There are a large number of “Hezbollah members” who are present in the events yet respond too late or not at all to  the protests and who need further organizing, in ranks, battalions, etc., in the “soft war”, in order to prevent the protestors from gaining momentum and also to prevent them from filming the events, the report reads.

According to the report, this “soft war” and its “recruitment” activities are to be conducted through “public organizations such as Mosques”.

In conclusion, the report also insists that a higher price should be imposed on officials who take a stance in support of the movement (i.e. Mousavi, Hashemi, Karrubi, etc.) to prevent the “misuse” of the “variety of opinions amongst the clergy and the elite”.

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December 14, 2009 - Posted by | Daily events

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