In covering the news about US president Trump threatening to call the IRGC a terror group, The Guardian has asked the question, Is Iran’s revolutionary guard a terror group?
The article does a nice job of summarizing the growth of the organization from just a guard in 1979 to the “monster” it is today, tracing the growth of the ram’s second horn to its position of great power presently.
I cover all the points of growth mentioned in the article, in greater detail in my book, Daniel Revisited.
The article ends with this quote summarizing the transition of the IRGC from bodyguard to monster:
Mohsen Sazegara was a founding member of Khomeni’s sepah, but is now an exiled dissident and an outspoken critic of the organisation he helped establish. “We created a people’s army to defend the country and also help in emergencies, but it turned into a monster,” he told the Guardian.
“Its transformation during the Iran-Iraq war, then the creation of the Quds force, its involvement in financial activities and its role in suppressing reformists has turned it into a country inside a country, a government inside a government and an organisation that has no equivalent anywhere in the world. It’s like a river that is overflowing, covering everything.”
The second horn of the ram of Daniel 8:3 is a monster, equal or greater in power than the first horn. Come the Second Signpost, the monster will cover even more: whole countries in the Middle East with the specter of a great war and the blood of the men who are slaying one another.