From an ex-CIA spy: US must exploit new split in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
The Christian Science Monitor / Reza Kahlili
27-May-2012 (one comment)

A serious split is developing within Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard. The West must leverage that split in support of regime change before the Islamic Republic successfully tests nuclear weapons.

By Reza Kahlili / January 4, 2012

A serious split is developing within Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, with one faction favoring the overthrow of the dictatorial regime. This presents a window of opportunity for the West to support regime change before the Islamic Republic successfully tests nuclear weapons. Once the regime has those nuclear bombs, that opening will be much narrower.

Iran has tried hard to show strength in the face of sanctions aimed at pressuring Tehran to quit its suspected nuclear-bomb and missile development programs. Iranian leaders are now flexing their military muscles in the strategic waterway, the Strait of Hormuz, threatening to shut it down and choking off a major part of the world’s oil supply.

The regime has long tried to scare the West from taking any action against it, by threatening the world’s security and stabil... >>>

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This is exactly the strategy I have always advocated

by Simorgh5555 on

The US and Mossad should do everything to widen the rift inside the military. Have brothers in arms (or terrorists in arms in this case) fight themsleves, murdering each other thus hopefully leading to a cataclysmic showdown that would take down the IR Terrorist Regime with it.
All it takes is one careful execution of a revolutionary guard by Mossad and the CIA which would lead split loyalties and sharpen divide among rank and file.   The infighting should start with the provincial corps of the Revolutionary Guard and stage assassinations leading to reprisals and revenge killings which will gradually escalate to senior commanders and brigadier generals. 

Regime change will not happen through indiscriminate carpet bombing or destroying nuclear installations. It works from bottom to up in this case. Only once the infighting has begun leaving the IR Revolutionary Guard exposed, surgical airstrikes should begin on military installations, barracks and army outposts  until the regime surrenders. 

The IRCG will have two choices when surgical strikes happen on a wealened military. Those who have sworn to defend Syed Ali Khamenei and the regime will continue to fight and will be killed in the fighting. Hopefully, there are others in the military who will be rational and surrender not feeling the regime is worth their lives. I guarantee this will happen.