Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Military Might and the Iranian Imagination

This may be an example of Iranian propaganda at its silliest, but it is also a revealing glimpse of what military might means to Iran, and it seems to involve the depopulation of Israel. From Ynetnews:
Iran continues to enjoy the dubious success of the military missile drill, which the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard held last week. The Iranian news agency IRNA reported to the country's residents on Monday that the Israelis were so terrified by the display of power that it has sparked a mass emigration.

Iran's national news agencies have become famous for their hyperbolic reports on the state's successes, and this time was no exception. According to recent reports, there has been an increase in "massive emigration from Tel Aviv following the military maneuver."

The report was not actually referring to the bustling city, but rather using Tel Aviv as a general term signifying Israel, which Iran has refused to recognize or mention by name.

"Following the successful maneuver executed by Iran last week, which included the firing of new missiles, Zionist residents living in occupied Palestine have begun to flee from there," the report said. "The residents told their illegitimate government that this was the reason they refused to go on living there." [...]
(Hat Tip: Eye on the World)

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

Update: These things are always so much more fun coming straight from the horse's mouth. So without further ado, take it away Fars News!
Israelis have begun to fearfully evacuate occupied Palestine following the last week military maneuver and missile tests by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran's display of power has terrified Israelis so deeply that they have started mass emigration.
So where are they headed to? Iran?

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