What the heck is going on in Iran? I’m going to guess this will end up being a non-story, or more likely something the “West” already saw coming. I don’t expect a nuclear bomb test or major terrorist attack on Feb. 11.
But what could it be? Nobody is speculating, so maybe it’s just words to get everyone into a party atmosphere to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Bring your hard hats, blows to the brain can kill.
See the update at the bottom of this post.
Update 2: Click here to get punched … well at least to see my new post on the subject.
From Breitbart, with my emphasis in bold.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran is set to deliver a “punch” that will stun world powers during this week’s 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
“The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned,” Khamenei, who is also Iran’s commander-in-chief, told a gathering of air force personnel.
We already know they are going for a higher enrichment of uranium, but delivering a “punch” can be something tactical like a terrorist attack, or launching a one-time rocket up and over Iraq, Jordan and Israel into the Med. It could also be more strategic like suggesting they will launch a world-wide Navy including an aircraft carrier, maybe a commercial satellite launch service, or even announcing they will land on the moon within 10 years.
Who the heck knows. Remember, the supreme leader announced he was certain annihilation for Israel was near.
Even the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is on board with the Feb. 11 date. He announced a “harsh blow” on Iran’s Press TV six days ago. Hat tip to Sweetness & Light, but many others discussed Ahmadinejad’s proclamation last week.
I find it interesting he’s talking about being trapped in materialism. Keep that in mind when the big announcement comes forth.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the “global arrogance” on this year’s anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
“The Islamic Revolution opened a window to liberty for the human race, which was trapped in the dead ends of materialism,” Ahmadinejad said during a cabinet meeting on Sunday.
“If the Islamic Revolution had not occurred, liberalism and Marxism would have crushed all human dignity in their power-seeking and money-grubbing claws. Nothing would have remained of human and spiritual principles,” he added.
Update: News reports a-plenty concerning Iran’s new “attack” drones and an air defense system. Last year it was noted Iran had squat for air defense, and could not get Russia to agree to provide them with a system. In March of last year, Iran had drones flying in Iraqi airspace that turned out to be good target practice for the US military.