This story was run in Reuters today reflecting the build up of confidence within the Iranian leadership that Israel can be contained militarily. While most of this rhetoric is posturing, it serves to enhance Iran’s ambition and image to the muslim on the street as they hope to become the dominant military power that will defeat Israel and prevent the U.S. from advancing western ideology in the region.
TEHRAN (Reuters) –
Iran’s hardline forces should get ready to take revenge on
Israel and the United States for the offensive on Lebanon, the head of the Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday.
“The Basij and Revolutionary Guards should prepare to get even with the Zionists and Americans,” Yahya Rahim-Safavi was quoted as telling Islamic militiamen by the conservative Fars news agency.
The Basij are volunteer Islamic militiamen.
“The timing of the this will be announced by the leader,” he added.
We suspect Iran believes that the U.S. armed forces can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.