His disguise consisted of a blue surgeon’s mask, sunglasses and a baseball cap that read “Free Iran.” He used the alias of Reza Kahlili and spoke through a voice altering apparatus as his bodyguards stood nearby.
Reza Kahlili has been living in the shadows with a fake name and disguise because of his years as a paid spy for the CIA inside Iran during part of the 80’s and 90’s. He operated within the Revolutionary Guard and warns the U.S. of terrorist sleeper cells in America and discloses an Iranian plot to destroy Israel. He has become one of the most authoritive, influential and outspoken voices about Iran in the U.S. He argues the U.S. should respond by supporting the opposition inside Iran itself.
Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA military analyst who directs the Task Force on National and Homeland Security says, “There’s probably nobody better on our side, in explaining the mind-set of those involved in the Iranian power structure. He understands the ideological sources of Iran’s nuclear program.”
In a dark corner of the quiet hotel lounge in Arlington, Va., meeting with a reporter, Reza replies, “You’d be shocked by how easily agents from the Revolutionary Guard come and go inside the United States every day,” whispering softly and leaning covertly over their table. He was always checking over his shoulder to made certain no one followed him to the hotel. “They’d (Iranian agents) kill me if they could find me,” Reza explained to the reporter.
Iran is planning nuclear suicide bombings with “a thousand suitcase bombs spread around Europe and the U.S. Este es un (Musulmán) messianic regime. There should be no doubt they’re going to commit the most horrendous suicide bombings in human history,” Kahlili said. “They will attack Israel, European capitals and the Persian Gulf region at the same time, then they will hide in a bunker," (until their Islamic religious prophecies have been fulfilled through violence, turmoil and chaos) and then attempt to kill the rest of the nonbelievers," (los no-musulmanes).
Reza Kahlili spent an idyllic childhood in Tehran, the capital of Iran, surrounded by a close-knit upper middle-class family and two spirited boyhood friends. The Iran of his youth allowed Reza to think and act freely. In the early 1970s, his father sent him to the University of Southern California and bought him a car. He returned home after the overthrow of the Shah in 1979.
Reza was eager to help rebuild his country, honestly believed that freedom and democracy would prevail and lead his country into a glorious future. Most Iranians had enjoyed varying amounts of success under the Shah but ayatollah Khomeini’s message rang true with a population weary of oppression and desperate for a political and ideological change. This is also what drove Kahlili to join the Revolutionary Guards, an elite force that served Khomeini. Reza was enthusiastic about the revolution to begin with, but soon became disenchanted. A childhood friend had recruited him into the Revolutionary Guard, where he gained an insider’s access to the new Islamic government and their secrets.
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