Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Iranian Air Farce

Nothing says 'all hat-no cattle' like threatening to turn out your seventies-style-sub-par-no-parts air force against your ‘sworn’ enemy. Take from the Jerusalem Post:
Supporters of the "Zionist regime" will receive a response from Iran during the world Qods Day rallies on October 12, the IRNA news agency reported government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham, saying Wednesday. Qods Day is held each year on the last Friday of Ramadan as a day to voice Islamic opposition to Zionism.

"The US loses all opportunities to cooperate with regional and other world states by trying to support a regime [the Zionist regime] which is now at its weakest political and social position," Elham said. The spokesman, who was addressing US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to Israel, did not specify what an Iranian "response" would entail.

He also warned that Washington's insistence on its wrong policies and arrogant approaches would have no result "but further political disgrace" for itself. Elham's remarks came hours after a report by the Fars news agency that the deputy commander of Iran's air force said that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if it attacked Iran.

"We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake," deputy air force chief, Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview.

Wow - October 12th. Well, I won’t be holding my breath this October 12th but I do think it’s a tad irresponsible for the Associated Press not to have asked the Iranians to commit to which millennium the Iranian Air Farce was taking out the IAF in.

1 comment:

Neo Conservative said...

The RAND Corporation thinktank was quick to put the Iranian rhetoric into perspective...

"If Israelis attacked Iran it would be with high precision weapons that could destroy military targets," he said. "They could destroy Iran's nuclear reactor and do damage to the enrichment."

"The Iranian response would be quite different," Ochmanek said. "It would be small numbers of highly inaccurate missiles and the intention would be to do this for psychological purposes rather than to destroy discrete targets."