Iran says 'retired' Guards among Syria hostages

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi appeals for their release

AFP: "Retired" members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and army are among 48 Iranians taken hostage in Syria by rebels on the weekend, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday, the ISNA news agency reported. But he denied the rebels' allegation that the Iranians had been on a military mission, saying the former military personnel had been exclusively on a religious pilgrimage to Damascus when they were seized on Saturday >>>


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this is terrorism. c'mon

by alx1711 on

this is terrorism. c'mon Obama give us a speech!



by yolanda on

When did they retire?

The moment they got caught by FSA!


  اینها عرضه



اینها عرضه ندارند مشکل مرغ را توی مملکت حل کنند بعد رفته‌اند از سوریه تا از سقوط یک جنایتکار دیگری مثل خودشان جلوگیری کنند. بدبخت‌ها نمیدانند که با این کار خودشان را درگیر همه کشورهای منطقه کرده‌اند. همه سازمانهای اطلاعاتی غرب در سوریه فعالند و تمام تحرکات مزدوران خامنه‌ای را ردیابی میکنند و اطلاعات عملیاتی را دراختیار ارتش آزاد سوریه قرار میدهند. این ازگل‌ها حتی عرضه جنگهای نامنظم را هم ندارند. مثل گله گوسفند با اتوبوس رفته‌اند آنجا و زرتی افتاده‌اند توی دام دشمن!
بهرحال این بلند پروازی حکومت اسلامی دارد کار دستش میدهد. بقول یک سیاستمدار معروفی: بحران سوریه درواقع باتلاقی است که جمهوری اسلامی تا خرخره در آن غرق خواهد شد.


All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir


Well, they are retired NOW!

by Reality-Bites on




by Rea on

Honey, I'm obsessed with early retirement. If they offer me a package, will go anywhere. Syria, IRI, name it.

Currently, teaching English and Italian in Guadeloupe. Bloody nightmare. French speaking people are hopeless when it comes to foreign languages.

It explains my obsession with early retirement, I hope. ;o)



by jmyt17 on


It was shocking to listen to this!  Reactions from dirty IRI???Hang them right away, They are worthless to keep them alive.Not real Iranian, they are a piece of Dirt.




by yolanda on

Salehi also made a public appeal for their release.

"As we are in the sacred month of Ramadan, and both the hostages and kidnappers are Muslim, we send a message through the media to those who have taken our citizens: Take the necessary measures to release our citizens based on Islamic brotherhood," he said.


Severance Package!

by Faramarz on



As a part of the downsizing at Sepah, these 48 were offered early retirement package (thank you Rea) that included health insurance, 401K and an outplacement trip to Damascus!

Most large US companies do the same thing all the time.


"Retired" Guards! Rather cute :):):):)

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Well, a bit too late to hand in their retirement papers now, after getting caught I'd say !

Let it be a bassijis and sapahis back take early retiemet..before it'd be too late... 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Muslims going to a Muslim country to kill Muslims

by عموجان on

What do you call that? a religious war? 

Muslims have a bright future ahead of themselves.  

God help us when Arabs roaming street of Iran's cities to kill us the way Mohammed was. 


he, he, love it ;o)

by Rea on

They must've all taken early retirement.  With pilgrimage as a bonus.


Damascus has shrines for shiites

by mahmoudghaffari on

The "retired" guard members were in Damascus to revere Imam Bashar. As if the many thousands of these worthless Imamzadeh's in Shia iran is not enough, now Iranians have to cow tow to yet another worthless Arab despot on his way to oblivion.  Next on agenda is the removal of the leeches of the Islamic Republic of iran.

Darius Kadivar

Een Salehi ham cheh Mohry rooyeh Peeshooneesh Dareh

by Darius Kadivar on

For an Iranian equivalent of Joachim von Ribbentrop he doesn't look like someone who would pray 5 times a day ... Yet he apparently does given that Black Mole on his forehead ...