November 29, 2011

Basij Attack British Embassy in Tehran

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Iranian protesters broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran, tearing down the flag and looting a portrait of The Queen.

British officials said they were urgently trying to establish whereabouts of staff and the scope of the threat unleashed by the breach.

Iranian hardliners had called for a demonstration against the embassy yesterday after the country adopted a law requiring the regime to throw out the British ambassador.

Reports from the scene said that security forces had failed to secure the site as dozens of students stormed the British Embassy, bringing down the union flag and throwing documents from windows.

The students clashed with anti-riot police and chanted “the Embassy of Britain should be taken over” and “death to England.”

There's a reason that the "security forces were unable to help". Because these are not "students" or anything like what the MSM will tell you. These are the Basij, which is an arm of the Mullahs and Revolutionary Guard. In short this is an act of war by the Ayatollahs that the Iranian "goverment" will obfuscate.

There have been unconfirmed reports of hostages. We pray not and that all the Brits get out safely. More here at WaPo.

Update: Related and not good..

"It should be believed that the generalization of the Basij model and formation and organization of the Muslim world Basijis can empower the Muslim world to conquer the world," Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's top military advisor Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said.
More here including video at the NYT's blog which also describes the Basij as "students". Note that Iranian security allowed the students to breach the compound. Its almost as if they planned the whole thing huh?

By Howie at 09:09 AM | Comments |