First it was Asgari, then Shirazi, then possibly Soltani. With Revolutionary Guard officers disappearing left and right, the mullahs may have decided it’s time for payback.

And they’re promising that once they’ve got our people, the cocks are coming out:

IRAN is threatening to retaliate in Europe for what it claims is a daring undercover operation by western intelligence services to kidnap senior officers in its Revolutionary Guard…

In an article in Subhi Sadek, the Revolutionary Guard’s weekly paper, Reza Faker, a writer believed to have close links to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, warned that Iran would strike back.

“We’ve got the ability to capture a nice bunch of blue-eyed blond-haired officers and feed them to our fighting cocks,” he said. “Iran has enough people who can reach the heart of Europe and kidnap Americans and Israelis.”…

One theory circulating in Israel is that a US taskforce known as the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group (ISOG) is coordinating the campaign to take Revolutionary Guard commanders…

Military analysts believe that Iranian threats of retaliation are credible. Tehran is notorious for settling scores.

Analysts expect they’ll focus their efforts on Iraq since it’s easier to grab Americans there. Exit question: Hasn’t the tit for tat started already? We grabbed five guys from the Quds Force in Irbil in mid-January; less than two weeks later came the mysterious kidnapping and murder of four U.S. soldiers in Karbala. I wonder if Asgari’s kidnapping/defection on February 7th was designed in any way as a response to that.

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