04 February 2012

Iranian Exercises On The Ground

Iran's military has started exercises on the ground.

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard began military exercises Saturday in the country's south, the latest show of force after threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for tougher Western sanctions.
Plans for new Iranian naval games in the Persian Gulf have been in the works for weeks. State media said that ground forces began maneuvers in southern Iran, but it was not immediately clear whether it was part of the planned naval training missions scheduled for this month or a separate operation.
The latest military maneuvers got under way following stern warnings by Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, about any possible U.S. or Israeli attacks against Tehran's nuclear facilities. It also comes after Western forces boosted their naval presence in the Gulf led by the American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

I think we're all assuming that "powerful" in this context is a relative term. As in "powerful compared to the rest of the Iranian military, but shit-sucking lousy compared to a competent Western force."

By: Brant

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Powerful compared to their usual rock throwing.