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Iran: Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps top dog worried that paramilitary group is too weak to stop protests



Terror is this regime’s only tool, as per the Qur’an (3:151, 8:12, 8:60). When the regime begins to realize that terror isn’t working, that’s a huge sign that the protesters are winning. But they have not won yet.

“Leaked: Iran concerned Basij paramilitary too weak to stop protests,” by Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, December 1, 2022 (thanks to Henry):

A special bulletin prepared by media experts for IRGC commander-in-chief Hossein Salami noted concerns by Iranian officials that the Basij paramilitary organization is too weak to stop the protests and that too strict indictments were being issued against protesters, according to a document leaked by the Black Reward hacktivist group on Wednesday.

According to the Black Reward group, the bulletins were periodically prepared under the supervision of Abbas Darwish Tawangar, the Deputy Director of Fars News Agency. The leak comes amid a series of documents and recordings retrieved from the Fars News Agency’s databases by the hacktivist group.

The first section of the bulletin regard “hearsay” concerning Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, with the supreme leader reportedly expressing concerns that the media was lagging in responding to the protests across Iran. “We are at war and one of the tools of this war is the media.”

Khamenei also referred to the protests in Zahedan, stating that Maulvi Abdul Hamid, the Sunni Friday Imam of Zahedan, should be “tolerated for the time being” and that “there should be no action to make him angry again and call Sunnis to the street.” The supreme leader added that the plan concerning Hamid is “to gradually remove his ability.”

The bulletin added that Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, a member of the Expediency Discernment Council, told Khamenei that “the Basij has weakened and has no ability to mobilize.”

The leaked document cited “some experts” as saying that there is an “accumulation of doubts and uncertainty” among the “revolutionary forces.” Additionally, the Fars officials noted that the protest movement “considers the greatest achievement of the recent riots to be the loss of people’s fear of the military and police forces.”

Iranian officials express concern government unorganized against protests

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf  was recorded as telling Khamenei that the “government does not have a plan and goal in the works and they cannot make a decision, they are confused.” The supreme leader agreed that the government was lacking a plan and slow.

Khamenei also expressed opposition to the large number of protesters being indicted on the charge of “waging war against God” with the bulletin noting that the justice system stopped issuing such indictments after an order he issued….