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Stilley 1 MIDN 4/C Thomas Stilley Due: 20 October 2009 Naval Science 101 , Section 2 World’s Largest Sponsor of Terrorism Gets Taste of Own Medicine .
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Stilley 2 17 October 2009 , Iran experienced a severe blow to the highly touted Revolutionary Guards . The Revolutionary Guards , contrary to popular belief , are not Iran’s primary military arm , but a highly influential and elite militia , with a multi-billion dollar stake in Iran’s government controlled economy . “The Guards have emerged as the most powerful political , social and economic bloc in the nation , eclipsing all others , from the clergy to the conservatives . In the aftermath of Iran’s contested presidential election , the Guards took control of national security , overseeing a violent crackdown on protests as well as mass arrests of journalists , former officials , academics and ordinary protestors . ”(Council on Foreign Relations) Most of the players in the Iranian government are/were Revolutionary Guard members , including president Ahmedinejad(CFC) . A terrorist attack in the Baluchistan area , a southern province bordering Pakistan , killed
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