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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

Friday, November 10, 2006

AIran trains thousands of 'martyrdom seekers'

NICOSIA — "Iran has reported the formation of an army of suicide fighters which it hailed as 'trained professionals' with the mission of countering a ground invasion.

Iranian officials said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has recruited thousands of people and trained them for suicide missions. The officials said the recruits were taught how to blow themselves up in front of oncoming enemy main battle tanks and troop carriers as well as how to cross minefields.

'The Revolutionary Guards does not only depend on its technological might because it has thousands of martyrdom seekers and they are ready for martyrdom-seeking operations on a large scale,' IRGC commander Gen. Yahya Safavi said.

In an interview on Iran'a Al Alam television on Nov. 5, Safavi called the suicide troops 'trained professionals', Middle East Newsline reported. He said the troops would be used to stop any ground invasion of Iran."

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