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The IRGC-Quds Force: Iran’s Secret Military Empire

August 15, 2019

(dramatic music) – The IRGC Quds Force is
Iran’s primary military actor in the Middle East. It competes with countries
like the United States by training, advising, and
equipping sub state forces, including Shia militias in
Iraq, Hezbollah, in Lebanon. – In this image, we
see a training facility on the eastern border of Lebanon. We see a small little
valley that goes down. This has a series of berms
that are alternating. One’s on the left, the
next one’s on the right, and what this is, is a training course for armored personnel carriers. – Iran’s goal with a base
like the one in Lebanon is to improve the capabilities
of its local allies. (dramatic music) It also has them in Iran itself, where it can bring individuals
from all of these locations. – This image is of the Imam
Ali training facility in Iran. It’s just on the outskirts of Tehran. It was a small facility until about 2008, and it’s now much larger,
much more comprehensive, much more capable. As a whole, is training personnel to operate in guerrilla warfare, irregular warfare-type scenarios. There are firing ranges, and what happens is,
recruits or trainees come in and they’ll try to run through the course, shooting at targets that are
placed in various locations. This is very important when
you’re doing urban fighting. – [Announcer] Every
offensive cost each side an average of 15,000 a day. (gun blasting) – One of the things that Iran recognized in the 1980’s in its war with Iraq is that Iran was never gonna
be a major conventional power. Between 2011 and 2019, we see a lot more Shia militia and other
fighters that work with the IRGC Quds Force in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq, in Lebanon, in
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain. The reason Iran has
more training facilities is it’s got more fighters to train. (dramatic music)


  • Reply warequalsnofuture April 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm


  • Reply Burke Campbell April 26, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Still no terrorism to show us huh? That slick, but was it real?

  • Reply Ben Parkinson April 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    And when was the last time Iran showed up in North America? There is a reason why some nations might like to expand in a defensive posture to more wide ranging militaries….

  • Reply ExpectMe Midnight April 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    If Iranians and Shia fighters did not fight against ISIS (a common American-Saudi business model), now in Asia and Europe and other places people would have been involved in a scary war! The world owes Iran.

  • Reply Ernest Of Gaia April 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Military Actor is not the same as Empire. The US is an empire occupying territory in 150+ countries. U should talk about how the US trains IS IS and destabilizes countries like Honduras and Venezuela. This video was obviously done by an imperial PR Firm. #DeclareYourIndependence

  • Reply Ben Parkinson April 26, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Narrow biased 2D analysis… Whats the 3D look like… Or even the objective observer view point…

  • Reply Count Yorga April 26, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Sinister music in the background. Making a big deal out of Iran when the USA has over 800 bases in over 100 countries & has bombed, destabilized,destroyed countless nations in the last 50 years. Iran has not attacked any nation for 300 years.

  • Reply Gentile Cat April 26, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    CSIS = propaganda for US Government.

  • Reply Vlad Polunin April 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm


  • Reply enrique ferran April 27, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I love how the comments below tell us the reality.

    Real terrorist are USA + SAUDI ARABIA + ISRAËL.


  • Reply Mohammad Azardi April 27, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Good for Iran 🇮🇷

  • Reply Freeman April 27, 2019 at 9:11 am

    God bless IRGC

  • Reply MD AADIL HUSSAIN KHAN April 27, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Another western media propaganda for for there mischevious governments….

  • Reply Emma von April 27, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    God bless IRAN & IRGC 💕

  • Reply Conscious Road April 27, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Don't pie in your pant. Iran is not a warmonger, children killer country like the far-right pro-apartheid zionist regime is.

  • Reply Conscious Road April 27, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    What about pro-zionist lobbies influencing elections in our democracies around the world?

  • Reply The Aryan Iranian April 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Marg Bar Amrika! 🇮🇷

  • Reply Shrappnells April 27, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Fake news

  • Reply R3za Fa April 28, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Long live I.R.G.C,

    you can just make Propaganda.
    but you are real Terrorist State (USA & Israel)

  • Reply Rayan Irani April 28, 2019 at 12:15 am


  • Reply ATG IMM April 28, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I have a question about 911. How many of them is from Iran and how many from saudi Arabia? Where was Osama bin laden from? Who funded al Qaeda? How many people apart of 911 is from saudi Arabia?

  • Reply herooja April 29, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Pure propaganda 100% to set the stage for war with Iran , the neocons want to come back, it is not enough they lead us into a war based on a big lie about weapons of mass destruction, and hey dude, guess what? The reason Iran can create Shia militias in Iraq is because we fukked it up ,

  • Reply ANdre Dre April 29, 2019 at 3:30 am

    They operate in their own backyard, mind your business

  • Reply ANdre Dre April 29, 2019 at 3:32 am

    They will win in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon is already under their influence

  • Reply YUSKHAN April 30, 2019 at 3:09 am

    AmeriKKKa is rapidly declining socially, economically and militarily 😂 😂 😂

  • Reply Kevin Zuccaro May 16, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I don't trust Americans who pronounce it "I-RAN".

  • Reply je suis Informaticien May 18, 2019 at 8:34 am

    good luck iran

  • Reply Matthew Luo May 19, 2019 at 5:52 am

    You expected “propoganda” didn’t you?

  • Reply Pulloo 719 May 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    The name Seth tells everything. . . ….

  • Reply نشر الأفكار May 23, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    What a bunch of bollocks…lol. they have training facilities. It would be stupid of them not to. CSIS obviously can't be taken seriously as an objective think tank

  • Reply amir merrikhi May 30, 2019 at 12:25 pm


  • Reply MirzaHassan Ali June 14, 2019 at 11:13 am


  • Reply arafat jamil June 15, 2019 at 5:22 am

    please send me dolar I will make better propaganda vidio!!!

  • Reply Raider Leo June 22, 2019 at 3:24 am

    These are the fearsome force that couldn’t beat stupid ass sadddam Hussein and the Iraqi army for 8 years! The same army we beat in a month! Lmao yeah ok buddy!

  • Reply Memory June 25, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    may be u can think one day WHO support shiate militans in iraq … ask it r glorius gen David Petraeus…

  • Reply The Minister June 29, 2019 at 9:50 am

    The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution stands firm! ✊🇮🇷

  • Reply LineOfCars July 3, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    What is described here that Iranians are doing is exactly what US does all the time, train with it's allies, support them etc. what is wrong with that, unless you just hate Iran

  • Reply silver soul July 8, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Wow Iranians have training grounds in their military schools. What shall we do ?!?!?! 😂👎

  • Reply ATG IMM July 12, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Propaganda only inbreds will fall for this. Make a video on saudi Arabia and their proxies ISIS and al qaeda

  • Reply Geo Analytics July 21, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    God bless Imam Ali.

  • Reply mo af August 4, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Iran training all groups who deny zionist no mater they are Shia or sunny or even jews.

  • Reply Uvesh Pathan August 7, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Fake news like fake israhell

  • Reply syim A August 11, 2019 at 1:40 am

    long live Sepah (IRGC)!

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