As part of the latest Wikileaks document dump, this page here
tells an interesting
a licensed martial arts coach and trainer xxxxxxxxxxxx, told Baku Iran watcher that private martial arts clubs and their managers are under intense
pressure to cooperate with Iranian intelligence and Revolutionary Guard organizations, both in training members and in working as "enforcers" in
repression of protests and politically motivated killings.
Now it seems that the Iranian government is trying to tap an age-old resource, martial arts, as it looks for ways to complete difficult political
objectives and train Iranian forces. Their skills can be used to quell protesters among many other tasks, but they are resisting.
xxxxxxxxxxxx claimed that his club was raided and greatly restricted xxxxxxxxxxxx after he and the club manager refused to train Basij or lend them
their facilities. He said that they also refused to mobilize their membership to assist in repressing local protesters xxxxxxxxxxxx.
Even though the martial arts clubs are refusing to take part, do you think this could be a plausible addition to Iranian special forces? I believe the
specialized skills many martial artists possess are key to performing the tasks needed by any modern special forces member.
So now we know it's not a good idea to mess with Iran.....they got Ninja's!
edit on 5-12-2010 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)