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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Terrorism Remains Iran’s Weapon of Choice

Terrorism Remains Iran’s Weapon of ChoiceThe following is a commentary by the US Alliance for Democratic Iran.

Far from being a show of “force”, Iran’s recent week-long third-rate military maneuver in the Persian Gulf, and its laughable claim to “technological advancement”, were just a display of the clerical regime’s belligerence.

Boasting about flying boats, radar-evading torpedoes and array of funny sounding missiles, fully fit the pattern of Tehran’s hype and exaggerated claims to military prowess. It serves, among other things, to invigorate the regime’s increasingly shrinking loyal base. Military experts have disputed claims of the indigenousness and sophistication of these technologies and their impact on the balance of power in the Gulf.

While Iran’s belligerent use of conventional arms to foment instability in the Persian Gulf must not be overlooked, there are more pressing security challenges posed by the mullahs’ regime.

Let’s make no mistake; it is the non-conventional arsenal, particularly the nuclear weapons, as well as the use of terrorism which constitute the main pillars of Iran’s military doctrine based on an “asymmetric warfare.”


Also last month, Hassan Abbasi, the director of Iran’s "National Security Doctrine Centre", one of IRGC’s affiliate organizations, boasted about Tehran’s potential to “endanger American security and economic interests worldwide." Abbasi, an IRGC senior commander, is reported to be the “brain” behind the IRGC’s terrorist strategies. In 2004, he talked about "a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization." He explained that “there are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them." More...


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