Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fars (Iran): Basij Commander: "we advise them (Zionists) to return to the countries of their origin soon to save their lives"

Sounds genocidal. If only Juan Cole were here to explain what it means:
Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) forces Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi stressed the Zionist regime's weak and poor conditions in the confrontation against Islamic resistance in the region, and said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should prepare for a trial in cage like the former Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarak.

"Today Zionists are completely surrounded by the Mujahedin of Islam and we advise them (Zionists) to return to the countries of their origin soon to save their lives," Naqdi said on Wednesday.

He referred to the recent threats posed by the Zionist regime to the Muslim nations, and said, "Zionist leaders and Mr. Netanyahu should prepare themselves for the cage (to be tried in), and this is our response to such threats."

Naqdi's warning came after Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi spoke of new wars against the regional countries. Ashkenazi said that in a future war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip or Hezbollah in Lebanon, the IDF will have to simultaneously use ground forces and standoff firepower.

"It would be nice if we could stop rocket and missile fire with just standoff firepower," he said. "But it is not possible. We will need to combine our capabilities and also to maneuver on the ground."

To anticipate, Ashkenazi told the audience that the IDF has already been working on creating target banks for future conflicts with Hezbollah and Hamas.

Ashkenazi also said that the IDF was looking into procuring new accurate rockets to increase the ground forces' capability to independently destroy targets with great precision and without needing to rely on air support.

After Ashkenazi's remarks, Spokesman of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds Brigades Abu Ahmad warned the Zionist regime against a new assault on Gaza, stressing that Palestinian resistance groups would not hesitate to give a crushing response to any Israeli invasion.

"The Zionist enemy will receive a crushing response from the resistance in case it embarks on any stupid act," Abu Ahmad told FNA on Tuesday. [...]
Another day in the Iranian press.

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