Sunday, December 24, 2006

From the Basiji to the Nuclear Suicide Bomber?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stands in front of a picture of militia (Basiji) at a ceremony speaks to the families of those who died in the Iran-Iraq war after speaking at the former U.S. Embassy today in Tehran .

Ahmadinejad said on Sunday 'those who voted for a U.N. nuclear resolution against the country would soon regret it', the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran vowed to push forward with efforts to enrich uranium and to change its relations with the international nuclear watchdog after the U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions designed to stop the country's disputed nuclear efforts.

Where is all this heading? No one can predict but I highly recommend these essential articles by Matthias Küntzel for some background and analysis on the Madman of Iran. Like Hitler, he didn't simply rise out of a vacuum.

Ahmadinejad's World and A CHILD OF THE REVOLUTION TAKES OVER: Ahmadinejad's Demons

"The child-Basiji in the mine fields during the 1980-88 war with Iraq with their plastic keys hung round their necks to open the gates of heaven. They went into the mine fields. Their eyes saw nothing. Their ears heard nothing. And then, a few moments later, one saw clouds of dust. When the dust had settled again, there was nothing more to be seen of them. Somewhere, widely scattered in the landscape, there lay scraps of burnt flesh and pieces of bone.” Such scenes could henceforth be avoided, Ettela’at assured its readers. “Before entering the mine fields, the children [now] wrap themselves in blankets and they roll on the ground, so that their body parts stay together after the explosion of the mines and one can carry them to the graves.” The children who thus rolled to their deaths formed part of the mass “Basij” movement that was called into being by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. "The young men cleared the mines with their own bodies," one veteran of the Iran-Iraq War recalled in 2002 to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine. "It was sometimes like a race. Even without the commander's orders, everyone wanted to be first."

The sacrifice of the Basiji was ghastly. And yet, today, it is a source not of national shame, but of growing pride. Since the end of hostilities against Iraq in 1988, the Basiji have grown both in numbers and influence. They have been deployed, above all, as a vice squad to enforce religious law in Iran, and their elite "special units" have been used as shock troops against anti-government forces. In both 1999 and 2003, for instance, the Basiji were used to suppress student unrest. And, last year, they formed the potent core of the political base that propelled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad--a man who reportedly served as a Basij instructor during the Iran-Iraq War--to the presidency.

Ahmadinejad revels in his alliance with the Basiji. He regularly appears in public wearing a black-and-white Basij scarf, and, in his speeches, he routinely praises "Basij culture" and "Basij power," with which he says "Iran today makes its presence felt on the international and diplomatic stage." Ahmadinejad's ascendance on the shoulders of the Basiji means that the Iranian Revolution, launched almost three decades ago, has entered a new and disturbing phase. A younger generation of Iranians, whose worldviews were forged in the atrocities of the Iran-Iraq War, have come to power, wielding a more fervently ideological approach to politics than their predecessors. The children of the Revolution are now its leaders.

Nowadays, Basiji are sent not into the desert, but rather into the laboratory. Basiji students are encouraged to enroll in technical-scientific disciplines. According to a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Guard, the aim is to use the “technical factor” in order to augment “national security”.

But what is the implication of atomic weapons in the hands of those who interpret death in the battle field as a spiritual triumph?"

It is not a matter of if he'll make good on his threats, but when...

16 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Nowadays, Basiji are sent not into the desert, but rather into the laboratory. Basiji students are encouraged to enroll in technical-scientific disciplines.

For a long time, I've believed that the next spectacular jihadist attack will be a nuclear one.

On this Christmas Day, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus and enjoying time with family and friends. Will this be the last "normal" Christmas? Very possibly.

December 25, 2006 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi...if they scrified themselves... its not suicide... it like one dies so 100000 can live... i donno too much about iran,,, but i see the world wants to prove that najadi is a devil... he is not... he has thoughts he has dreams... may his poeple dont like him being dectator... but they respect what they became.

December 26, 2006 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when they sacrify themselves... its not suicide.. its like one dies for 100000 to live... i dont know alot about Iran.. but i see the world wants to prove he is the only devil... he is not.
he has his thoughts his dreams, has the right to get into the nuclear field!.. may his people dont like him as a dectator..but they respect what they became:)

December 26, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Aliaa:
Suicide is an abomination. Suicide while murdering human beings is a sin beyond calculation. How does this please God? How far from normal human existance can one be to defend such an atrocious act against humanity?

Iranians for the most part, hate their isane dictator. I'm not sure what you mean by 'respect'. He's driving his country to Hell.

December 26, 2006 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aliaa - i dont know alot about Iran.. but i see the world wants to prove he is the only devil... he is not.

If you mean "he" as being Mahmoud Ahmadinejad you are wrong. He is the devil incarnate. His continous denial of the Holocaust is enough evidence for his demonhood. I understand that the Holocaust is not taught in Middle Eastern schools so you (aliaa) may be ignorant of what happened to millions of human beings for being Jewish, Gypsy, homosexual, Slavic, mentally ill, etcetra. But this is a fraction of Mahmoud's evil resume. Read Urban Infidel's link to Matthias Küntzel's article concerning Mahmoud's role in recruiting and training children as literal minefield and cannon fodder.

Seek the light of truth not the moonshine of deceit.

December 26, 2006 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know exactly where Iran is going,i think the situation is just getting worse everyday.
Aliaa:dictatorship is not a good thing,you have been brain washed by your Dictators as well so you think people who (sacrifice) themselves are good.if you think about it.mostly innocent people die and the world is getting worse,it's not helping anything.people blow themselves because they think about heaven,at last they are thinking about themselves in heaven and not other others ,it'd be better to say one dies and 100000 die with him!!

December 27, 2006 5:53 AM  
Blogger ben said...

Ahmadinejadis a Demon of satin , and along with the abomination of Islam will result in nuclear conflict. That evil if not stopped soon will change the fact of the earth. Detonate 20 nuclear weapons and half the worlds population will be sick and dieing. To hell with Iran and to hell with Islam.

December 27, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger ben said...

Ahmadinejadis a Demon of satin , and along with the abomination of Islam will result in nuclear conflict. That evil if not stopped soon will change the fact of the earth. Detonate 20 nuclear weapons and half the worlds population will be sick and dieing. To hell with Iran and to hell with Islam.

December 27, 2006 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did an interview with Amil Imyani on Bad Eagle on the subject of children clearing minefields. His account was one of the most disturbing I have read.

If a society does not respect its own children do not expect them to hold agreements with foreign countries.

December 29, 2006 11:58 AM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

Thanks for stopping by.
Personally I think that Ahmadinejad is even more dangerous than Saddam.
I agree with AOW in that the next spectacular terrorist attack will be nuclear...and is not nuclear, either chemical or biological.
This man cannot be allowed to control nuclear weapons.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like anyone is willing to stand up to Iran.

December 30, 2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

aliaa said..."when they sacrify themselves... its not suicide.. its like one dies for 100000 to live... i dont know alot about Iran.. but i see the world wants to prove he is the only devil... he is not."

You're right allia..it isn't suicide. It's murder. I also agree that you don't know much (if anything) about Iran.

December 30, 2006 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now the iraq surrender group thinks we should talk to iran and syria. they sound like reasonable nations that would love to help if only we asked. pacifism only works when there are no war mongers, but that clause usually escapes so-called blue ribbon panels.

January 05, 2007 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aliaa,

Your words sadden me tremendously. One of the most tragic effects of growing up in an oppressive environment, is the way that lack of freedom infantilizes those who otherwise might have been worthwhile human beings.

Suicide is forbidden, even by your own scriptures. Men who preach to glorify it are not holy men, they are monsters who decieve the people for their own ends. While ignorant boys blow themselves up fighting against people who just want to be left alone to live in peace, your leaders rob you to pay for their drunken holidays in the whorehouses of Europe. Billions of dollars of foreign aid, which the people of the world send you to try to improve your lives, ends up in swiss bank accounts, looted by the people who pretend to protect you.

Someday, Arabs will be free, and they will rightly revile the men who, just like Hitler, demanded the lives of children for an evil cause. I hope that day comes while you're still alive.

January 16, 2007 6:06 AM  
Anonymous USpace said...

Excellent one, great pictures you have chosen also...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
help your enemy's foes

but claim you do not want war
insist that you are peaceful
.

February 13, 2007 3:07 AM  
Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

USpace,

Indeed the pictures are interesting. They are both AP photos taken from Admadinejihad's speech at the former American embassy in Tehran that day. In the bottom pic you can see no visible light or humanity emanating from these thugs.

February 13, 2007 10:15 AM  
Anonymous USpace said...

You are so right, very scary, the faces of evil...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
try to look mean and tough
.

February 13, 2007 12:40 PM  

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