Yahoo! led last night with an article which may have broader implications about the stability of the Iranian regime. Or maybe I’m just reading things into this.
The AP reports that Iran bombing kills 5 Revolutionary Guard leaders. That’s Iran with an “n” not Iraq with a “q”:
A suicide bomber killed five senior commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guard and at least 37 others Sunday near the Pakistani border in the heartland of a potentially escalating Sunni insurgency.
Emphasis added. That these insurgents could strike the most elite units of the Iranian military suggests that they’ve got some pretty good intelligence capabilities. (Or it just could be dumb luck.)
Could be that they have allies on the inside of the Revolutionary Guard. With divisions appearing among the mullahocracy in the wake of the fraudulent elections in June, this could be a harbinger of great unrest among the Iranian elites.
And let’s not forget the recent crash of Iran’s sole AWACS aircraft last month. Something’s happening in Iran. Maybe a civil war is in the offing?
This may well be the first suicide bomber since 9/11 to target the bad guys.