Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Iran Sending Suicide Bombers to Lebanon

From YNET: Iranian News Agency ILNA reports that Iran is sending its first group of suicide bombers to Lebanon. The expeditionary force, called "Loyalists of Islamic Justice," are sent to depart for Lebanon from Tehran after noon prayers on Wednesday. Other reports that two groups of 27 potential "shahids" (martyrs) are already on their way to Lebanon via Syria. Their target reportedly is not the Israeli Defense Forces, but rather Lebanese opponents of Hezbollah. The story ominously concludes:

"According to the report, the group's mission is to trigger a civil war within the divided Lebanese society, and cause the situation in the country to deteriorate even further.

"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in this regard that 'the storm in the Middle East is approaching. Those who caused the storm shall bear the consequences.'"

Huge numbers of such volunteer shahids had a significant impact during the Iraq-Iran war. They would charge Iraqi positions, clearing mine fields with their bodies and overrunning machine gun nests and fortified positions in mass charges. In the small numbers reported, they are not going to have a military impact against Israel, but they might well succeed in sowing chaos.


Blogger The Hedgehog said...

What is most interesting to me about this news is that so many in the West will find it shocking and surprising, when it is neither. 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:04:00 AM  

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