Exiled Iranian ex-Air Force pilot claims Iran's military rife with rebellion
The Canadian Press / Elaine Ganley
17-Nov-2010 (6 comments)

Behzad Masoumi Legwan claims that dissidence in Iran's military is widespread.

A one-time Iranian Air Force pilot seeking political asylum in France, and armed with what he claims is a valuable list of contacts, said Wednesday that he intends to serve as a bridge between military officers and resistance forces.

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Sargord Pirouz


by Sargord Pirouz on

You're wrong as usual. Case in point, the IRIADF being established within the Artesh not IRGC.


It has been a fact

by mahmoudg on

among the American intelligent services, that the military is rife with "unsatisfieds".  It has been like that for decades, hence why they have shifted their entire support structure to the Basij and IRGC.  the regime knows it cannot rely on the military.  The problems arises, and i am the first to admit, that if surgicall strikes are commenced against Iran, the military who will side with the Western powers might fight with the Basij and IRGC and hence start a civil war.  If we play our cards right and take out the Basij and IRGC bases quick enough, the military can then step in and create the calm needed for the West to finish off the regime.  Danger for civil war is there, but this is part of the collateral damage we have to take into consideratrion, for first ridding Iran of the pest of the Islamic Cultists regime and second the world of terrorism.

Sargord Pirouz


by Sargord Pirouz on

That letter turned out to be a forgery. And there have been more than a few defecting "high ranking" Iranian military officials exposed as frauds over the past couple of years. The latest one was that fellow in Indonesia (I think it was).

Hoshang Targol

Shushtary, as you so elequently put

by Hoshang Targol on

some are changing sides. The head of Sepah Jakeshan had a press conference last year  and admitted that some of the Corps members have some 'problems'.

Wasn't there also a statement by members of the Armed forces after the coup, if I'm not mistaken it had people from almost every branch, Air Force, Army, Navy, Shahrbani,..It must have been sometimes last year. Does anyone remember that? cheers



by shushtari on

you can't keep denying the truth......there are also many ex-pasdars who are now eating crap and repenting.....



Sargord Pirouz

This is such BS. He was out

by Sargord Pirouz on

This is such BS.

He was out in 2001 at age 24. That means the highest rank he attained was probably 2nd Lieutenant. That also means, if he was indeed a pilot, he wasn't fully trained as a first-line pilot, and was definitely not a first-line pilot. 

An ex-2nd Lieutenant, out of the IRIAF for almost ten years, with high ranking and current widespread contacts? Absurd.

It's amazing how AP will run with just about anything anti-Iran these days, and not perform even the most minimum of journalistic referencing.