January 4th, 2013
04:19 AM ET

Report: Iranian spies have global reach

CNN's Brian Todd looks at a new report on Iran's 30,000-strong intelligence service and its international activities.

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  1. Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings

    Reblogged this on Rick Buggy's Rants & Ravings.

    January 6, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Reply
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    January 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  3. massoud

    Israel's spy Pollard is still serving time in the USA I believe. I remember that bibi visited him in jail not to long ago

    January 6, 2013 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • massoud

      Oops i meant Prison not jail

      January 6, 2013 at 1:48 am | Reply
      • J. Pollard US Traitor evil zineOist spy

        cnn-sorship sucks!

        January 6, 2013 at 7:52 am |
    • J. Pollard US Traitor evil zineOist spy

      We own America. You are our slaves! Just do what you are told to do while we enjoy our power of you stupid Americans.

      z i n e 0 i s m owns you!

      January 6, 2013 at 7:53 am | Reply
      • danielmeah

        You are a terrorist! zionism is terror. they do nothing but kill. Infact you aint even a jew..

        Go back to germany! Nobody wants you smelly ugly thieving zionists.

        January 6, 2013 at 8:39 am |
  4. dog4dog

    america should realize that the rest of the world is following our model of having a professional army, i will tell you what, the world turns over every decade or so, in 50 years we will not be in the same position we are in now, we will be more like a european nation, still among the top, but there will be many more at the top, we should at this very moment secure whatever resources we will need (water, oil etc), our pull in the world will not be nearly as strong as it is now, we should focus on making our own people happy and providing a strong internal security net and make friends,

    January 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Reply
    • dog4dog

      excuse me, every century or so

      January 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  5. danielmeah

    This propaganda is funny, most of it is lies. The biggest terrorists in the world is american and israel. Who often kill iranians. Remember CNN is pro-israel.

    January 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • BillKristolsPolyp-filledAnus

      Most of the American media are pro bullsh!t as well.

      January 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Ddsound

      Yeah sure, and of course Iran is a democratic country, women are not mistreated, and it rains honey and milk every day.

      January 9, 2013 at 2:00 am | Reply
      • danielmeah

        Sadly for you it is, and women are not treated bad in iran. its saudi arabia who you are thinking about (Who your country sells weapons to) Maybe less of the anti-iran speechs yeh? and get your facts right :)

        January 9, 2013 at 3:36 am |
      • Ddsound

        http://allianceofiranianwomen.org/ Here are some facts.

        January 9, 2013 at 3:46 am |
      • danielmeah

        It's a US based propaganda site by the look of it, I wouldnt trust anything that is pro american but anti everything else.

        January 9, 2013 at 10:02 am |
  6. BillKristolsPolyp-filledAnus

    Call me when they achieve the global reach-around..........

    January 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  7. pnm9pnm

    sheees irunt what up whit that?pnm,.

    January 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  8. Sodomite

    Good for them.

    January 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  9. Ty

    Iran definitely poses a threat to the U.S., but try to contain yourselves here. In the event Iran makes a move, the U.S. will retaliate and judging by Iran's economic state, lack of allies, and obsolete military equipment, war would be swift. The only real damage Iran could cause to the U.S. would be done via a long-range ballistic missile (and if our missile defense system works well, no problem). Let's just remember that Iran, like Iraq and Syria (I am referencing the recent deployment of missile systems to Turkey) is not capable of America's desruction. What destroys a nation is the confusion, panic, and following irrational decisions, e.g. 2003 Iraq Invasion.

    January 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Jannai

      America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
      In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
      During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
      In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
      Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

      January 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Reply
      • Mohamad

        Actually MOST of those country begged us for help and money.If America is the root of evil then stay the hell of of OUR news site. I am a muslim american and proud of it! Funny how u say its a failed state yet I live here and everything is GREAT!!! No civil war and we have FREEDOM!!! SOMETHING IM SURE U KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!

        January 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  10. jannel

    Iran dollar is worth less then toilet paper right now so who ever is helping them is paid in oil, find that oil and you'll find more people who sponsor terrorism, if Iran doesn't stop with the nuke nuke thing, they best get ready for some really and I mean really big incoming bombs,lol. The counntry sponsors terrorism all over the world and its a good time to show them that will only get them in more crap. Their won't be a single soldier sent into Iran, just be ass bombs. :)

    January 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • Edward Longshanks

      The report is nothing new, US needs another war to boost the economy, and divert attention from domestic problems just like Bush did in Iraq did they ever found WMDs, ? read the report is the same fear and crap which the rightwing replublicans used to drag us to war in IRAQ, and Afghanistan

      January 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • sawolf

        Boost the economy??? Bet you aren't an Economist, because building military hardware, shipping it overseas and then having it blown up siphons off resources out of the economy,not recommended. Instead of spending TRILLIONs defending europe for 60+ years so they could splurge on their respective counties , we should have abandoned the bloody serfs to the soviet union and built up our country.

        January 5, 2013 at 5:51 am |
    • Jannai

      America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
      In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
      During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
      In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
      Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

      January 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  11. Bond, James Bond

    I have read the report, it was an amateurish piece of crap, I suggest you read it too if you haven't already!

    January 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  12. Dave

    The US needs to get more support to the Iranian people to toss out the garbage. I know some Iranian people who are very good people, love life, respect others and want to live and let live. I'm sure the MAJORITY of the Iranian people are the same. We should have helped in the uprisings a few years back.

    January 4, 2013 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Come on Dave, don't you think that we've done enough to Iran already? First, we send in the C.I.A. back in 1953 to overthrow that country's legitimate government under Prime Minister Mosedegh and then installed that horrific Shah Reza Pahlavi who did nothing but to torture those people through his use of the C.I.A. created S.A.V.A.K. and now you want to invade that country and set up another U.S. backed pseudo-democracy there. This is a true Tea Party no brainer of yours!

      January 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        Joeseph,
        First off I don't like tea, second I'm as far from tea party as you can get. The point I was making is that the people were in a position to elect it's own government, and they were far fro being American supporters. They were however the least of the evils. Ask my Iranian friends if they wanted American support! How about the banners during the uprisings that asked where is America? You are just shooting your mouth off. I work with and talk to people from Iran all the time and do call them friends. My comment was based on that most Iranians want peace. Most Americam PEOPLE want peace. We should have helped them when the time was right. Better off for the Iranian people and America. We wouldn't be facing having to blow up innocent people.To the muslims out there. There are many good Ameerican people that don't want a war. Get rid of the fanatics in Iran and live and let live. If we do have to go to war, I have a son serving in the Air Force. I hate the thought of it. Most Americans are tired of war. If we are attacked here, I'm all for it and would fight as well. Otherwise, live and let live.

        January 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm |
    • Jannai

      America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
      In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
      During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
      In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
      Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

      January 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Reply
      • Mohamad

        Exactly my point... Dont turn out back like we did in 2009? So what do we do?? INVADE as the DBAG above calls it. NOPE,HELP THEM AS WE ALWAYS DO.

        January 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
      • K

        Yo mama is the route of all evil.

        January 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm |
    • sasss31

      As an Iranian, I thank you for your moral support my friend. Let's hope when Iranians rise again, we don't neglect them like we did in 2009.

      January 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  13. sasss31

    At the end of this day, this regime must be removed. Thank you again for highlighting the threats posed to humanity by this regime.

    January 4, 2013 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • A Sneaky Drone

      Right on bud, we don't have any issue with your people. Every Iranian I have met has been a good person and upstanding individual. That government needs to go though, they are really bringing that whole country down

      January 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Reply
    • Jannai

      America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
      In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
      During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
      In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
      Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

      January 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  14. sasss31

    As an Iranian, I thank CNN for airing the truth about this horrid, fascist, apocalyptic regime. The fact is that this regime has been responsible for the deaths of more Americans than even Al Qaeda.

    January 4, 2013 at 9:34 am | Reply
  15. Homer

    What are they looking for? Inexpensive sheep?

    January 4, 2013 at 9:22 am | Reply
  16. George Patton

    As usual, the right-wing news media is trying to scare the public over Iran, further stirring up this disgusting right-wing lynch mob mentality among the American people. Evidently, the media works for the M.I.C. in Washington, too. In fact, our own C.I.A. is the biggest terrorist organization the world had yet seen!!! Look at what went down in Chile in 1973, Iran in 1953, the Congo in 1960, South Vietnam in 1963, etc. Need I say more?

    January 4, 2013 at 8:41 am | Reply
    • John Galt

      If you are calling CNN right wing, I can only imagine the outlets you consider mainstream...Nasrallah's Twitter feed perhaps?

      January 4, 2013 at 10:19 am | Reply
  17. Jannai

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    January 4, 2013 at 7:43 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Jannal you and Joseph McCarthy are a couple of idiots, and the drones are looking for you, dum dum dum ah dummies.

      January 5, 2013 at 7:45 am | Reply
      • J. Pollard US Traitor evil zineOist spy

        g. patton is a idf on the clock propagandist.

        Keep up the good work! We own these stupid American goyim. They are our slaves. They do what CNN tells them to do.

        We own America and the world.

        ha ha ha ha . . .soon bibi will demand obama set J. Pollard free. It pays to be a spy for us.

        ha ha ha . . .we're going to take your guns away from you soon!

        January 6, 2013 at 7:58 am |

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