Well, looks like Iran will start to take a more direct terrorist stance against the west. Until now, it’s been more of a sponsorship role and some
specific assassinations. But now it looks like out right direct terror attacks is the new doctrine.
“Tehran, Iran, Jul. 22 – A military garrison has been opened in Iran to recruit and train volunteers for “martyrdom-seeking operations”,
according to the garrison’s commander, Mohammad-Reza Jaafari.
Jaafari, a senior officer in the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), told a hard-line weekly close to Iran’s ultra-conservative
President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the new “Lovers of Martyrdom Garrison” (Gharargahe Asheghane Shahadat, in Persian) would recruit
individuals willing to carry out suicide operations against Western targets.
The full text of the original interview in Persian can be seen on the weekly’s website at www.partosokhan.ir/283/page08.pdf .
“The Lovers of Martyrdom Garrison has been activated and we will form a Martyrdom-seeking Division for each province in the country, organized in
brigades, battalions and companies to defend Islam”, Jaafari told the weekly Parto-Sokhan…”
And my favorite quote:
““One of our garrison’s aims is to spot martyrdom-seeking individuals in society and then recruit and organize them, so that, God willing, at
the right moment when the Commander-in-Chief of the country’s armed forces [Ayatollah Khamenei] gives the order, they would be able to enter the
scene and carry out their missions”, Jaafari said.
“The Imam [Khomeini] said years ago that Israel must be wiped off the face of the Earth, but so far practical steps have not been taken to achieve
this”, the garrison commander said. “Our garrison must spot, recruit, organize and train martyrdom-seeking persons to be able to materialize this
objective. Any delay in fulfilling the strategy of the Imam and the Supreme Leader in this regard will not be to the advantage of Islam or the
“The United States should know that we have nuclear weapons, but they are in the hearts of our suicide bombers”, Jaafari added….”
Well, it seems Iran is up to MORE than just enriching uranium for nuclear weapons. The invasion of Iraq should never have happened, Iran is the real
threat. They don’t even attempt to hide it.