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Iranian Volunteers Set Off For Lebanon
The Examiner , Washington ^ | July 27, 2006 | Examiner wires

Posted on 07/27/2006 9:59:32 PM PDT by gleeaikin

Tehran, Iran--Surrounded by yellow Hezbollah flags, more than 60 Iranian volunteers set off Wednesday to join what they called a holy war against Israeli forces in Lebanon. The group--ranging from teenagers to grandfathers--plans to join about 200 other volunteers on the way to the Turkish border, which they hope to cross Thursday. They plan to reach Lebanon via Syria over the weekend.

Iran says it will not send regular forces to aid Hezbollah, but apparently it will not attempt to stop volunteer guerrillas. Iran and Syria are Hezbollah's main sponsors.

Organizers said the volunteers were not carrying weapons, and it was not clear whether Turkey would let them pass.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; cannonfodder; enrichment; guerrillas; hezbollah; iran; islam; israel; lebanon; muhammadsminions; muslim; nuclear; on; syria; terror; turkey; uranium; volunteers; war; weapons
I certainly hope Turkey did not let them cross this Thursday, but since this is probably only the first group, urge your Congresspeople and President to communicate our displeasure to Turkey about allowing such passage. The phone number of the Embassy of Turkey is 202-612-6700. You can give that number to your representative. If you decide to call yourself, be polite but firm about your feelings on this subject. Turkey very much wants to join the European Union, and facilitating attackers of Israel would probable be viewed negatively by many Europeans.
1 posted on 07/27/2006 9:59:33 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Time to call the old gang and get the Crusaders back together again.
2 posted on 07/27/2006 10:01:33 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: gleeaikin

Newt was right...this *IS* World War III.


3 posted on 07/27/2006 10:01:42 PM PDT by jra
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To: jra

Groups are already leaving SE Asia as well


4 posted on 07/27/2006 10:04:34 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: jra

"Newt is right, this is WWIII."

No, I think this is the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's, when Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia got to test lots of weapons and tactics on hapless Spaniards. Also many volunteers from the US, England, and other countries. Let us hope this does NOT degenerate into WWIII.


5 posted on 07/27/2006 10:05:49 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Do you have a link for the article?


6 posted on 07/27/2006 10:06:02 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: gleeaikin
As can be seen, there is no way for Iran to mount a military offensive against Israel. None of those nations will permit and army to march or convoy there. Iran doesn't have any kind of serious amphibious or naval capability for moving troops. It's air force is a joke. Scores here and dozens there....maybe. But no armies.


7 posted on 07/27/2006 10:09:54 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Supporting the troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: gleeaikin
Call in the A-10s and Apaches -- time for another "Highway of Death" scene!


8 posted on 07/27/2006 10:12:07 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: gleeaikin

I wonder how many of them just want to escape Iran?


9 posted on 07/27/2006 10:16:06 PM PDT by McGavin999 (God watch over the young lions of Israel!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

China Daily
Iranian volunteers set off to fight Israel
Seattle Times, United States - 21 hours ago
TEHRAN, Iran — Surrounded by yellow Hezbollah flags, more than 60 Iranian volunteers set off Wednesday to join what they called a holy war against Israeli ...
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Ahmadinejad calls for Lebanon cease-fire Houston Chronicle
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Israel (AHN) - A group of more than 60 Iranian volunteers ranging from teens to grandfathers have decided to head to Lebanon via Syria. ...
Iranian Volunteers Set Off for Lebanon Washington Post
Iranian volunteers set off to join Hizbullah Jerusalem Post
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The People's Voice
Iran students leave for Lebanon to fight Israel
Gulf Times, Qatar - 19 hours ago
... show of recruiting volunteers for “martyrdom-seeking operations” in recent years, but there is no record of any of these Iranian volunteers taking part in ...
No, this is not 'our war' Ocala.com
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Scotsman, United Kingdom - Jul 26, 2006
... public show of recruiting volunteers for "martyrdom-seeking operations" in recent years, but there is no record of any of these Iranian volunteers taking part ...

10 posted on 07/27/2006 10:16:53 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Know the difference between honoring diversity and honoring perversity? No? You must be a liberal!)
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To: gleeaikin

Iranian Volunteers Set Off For Lebanon

Hi Ho Hi Ho

It's off to die I go

Hi Ho Hi Ho


11 posted on 07/27/2006 10:23:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: gleeaikin
"...urge your Congresspeople and President to communicate our displeasure to Turkey about allowing such passage."

Ha! I'll urge my congressmen to support an invasion and occupation in Iran as soon as possible. Why waste the expensive preparations that our military forces have already made and that we've already paid for?
12 posted on 07/27/2006 10:24:02 PM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or you're with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: expatguy

Meat on the table.


13 posted on 07/27/2006 10:26:37 PM PDT by oyez (The way to punish a providence is to allow it to be governed by philosophers. --Frederick the Great)
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To: gleeaikin

Man, you /really/ gotta be pathetic when you're fighting to the death against Jews and all you can manage to drag up is sixty folks, half of whom wouldn't normally be considered fit for conscription.

A thousand times that number can die in a moderate earthquake. I'm really starting to wonder just how much it would really take to push over the regime of Iran. How about we blow up their oil spigots and see what happens in six months.


14 posted on 07/27/2006 10:27:19 PM PDT by kingu (Yeah, I'll vote in 2006, just as soon as a party comes along who listens.)
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To: SJackson

Ping


15 posted on 07/27/2006 10:30:01 PM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or you're with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: gleeaikin

Good post, but one now wonders whether the Euros might not admire such crossings of the Turkish border to quash the Jooos.


16 posted on 07/27/2006 10:38:01 PM PDT by dodger
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To: gleeaikin

I hope they didn't waste their money for the extra insurance on the rental truck. I don't think insurers pay off when the truck is blown to smithereens by an Israeli missile.


17 posted on 07/27/2006 10:39:54 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Creating the <a href="http://clinton.senate.gov">straddle</a> Google bomb one post at a time.)
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To: kingu

Having just read 4 of the articles posted in the comment a few boxes above yours, I would say that 60/200 is only the first wave. The hard line student group sponsoring this says they plan to recruit lots more. Recruitment is also going on in Basra, Iraq. Another commentor says there is recruitment taking place in SE Asia. All thes is another parallel with the Spanish Civil War.


18 posted on 07/27/2006 10:40:47 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

I hope they all cross. Israel can kill them all, then the sane people left in Iran can depose their govt.


19 posted on 07/27/2006 10:42:13 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: gleeaikin
Surrounded by yellow Hezbollah flags, more than 60 Iranian volunteers set off Wednesday to join what they called a holy war against Israeli forces in Lebanon.

These guys are just cannon fodder. We don't know about the dangerous ones.

20 posted on 07/27/2006 10:52:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (999-TNS)
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To: staytrue
These volunteers are salted by regular military officers and soldiers of the Iranian Army. They GOT to replace those Iranian soldiers Marrying Lebanese Widows who went home to Iran in body bags.

Can't keep those professional widows waiting!

21 posted on 07/27/2006 10:55:56 PM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: gleeaikin

I remember 50,000 of them signing up last year in Iran for a mission such as this. No weapons on them, eh. I remember a JAG episode where a terrorist infected himself with some sort of WWMD germ that took effect after a week or so...


22 posted on 07/27/2006 11:10:50 PM PDT by BigFinn
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That's 60 fewer going to Iraq.

Seems the terrorists have a two front war as well..


23 posted on 07/27/2006 11:11:17 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: TXnMA
Hizbacowards.


24 posted on 07/27/2006 11:23:08 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: gleeaikin

Mention also that if Turkey allows the iranian scum to cross to fight Israel, we will introduce a motion to create a Kurdish state in N. Turkey.


25 posted on 07/27/2006 11:24:52 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: gleeaikin

Is this the same as the 120 suicide bombers that was reported earlier.


26 posted on 07/27/2006 11:30:50 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Yehuda; All

Nice having you all visit. It is 2:30 am EDT, and I'm going to bed. Be back tomorrow around noon.


27 posted on 07/27/2006 11:31:49 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Having just read 4 of the articles posted in the comment a few boxes above yours, I would say that 60/200 is only the first wave. The hard line student group sponsoring this says they plan to recruit lots more. Recruitment is also going on in Basra, Iraq. Another commentor says there is recruitment taking place in SE Asia. All thes is another parallel with the Spanish Civil War.

But why would there be more significant response to a callup of folks to go support Hezbollah vs the terrorists in Iraq? Sure, sure, attacking Jews is a favorite pasttime for terrorists, but you have the Americans right there to attack - why bother going through all the trouble of heading through Turkey (which is going after Kurds at the moment in the same region.)
28 posted on 07/27/2006 11:33:27 PM PDT by kingu (Yeah, I'll vote in 2006, just as soon as a party comes along who listens.)
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To: jra
Newt must have slept though WW III.
The U.S. lost almost 100,000 KIA in that one. It wasn't "Cold."
29 posted on 07/27/2006 11:52:09 PM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: gleeaikin

Look at it this way, if these people are flooding into Lebanon to fight the Israelis then there should be fewer available to flood into Iraq to fight with us. And the beauty of it is that Israel is not quite as PC about who and how they kill the enemy.


30 posted on 07/28/2006 12:54:00 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Got news for you, the Crusader nations no longer believe in anything.


31 posted on 07/28/2006 1:15:00 AM PDT by Roy Tucker
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32 posted on 07/28/2006 6:00:37 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Better, time to launch a pair of AC130s to "oversee" and hasten the "holy warriors" travel to allah in he**....


33 posted on 07/28/2006 6:12:24 AM PDT by astounded (Islam - a murderous cult masquerading as a religion...)
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To: LayoutGuru2

Hey, Iran, thanks for all the advance notice. Israel should track them by satellite and strike them someplace deep inside of Syria.


35 posted on 07/28/2006 11:24:59 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: kingu

"Why bother going through Turkey?"

Because if you are coming from Iran it is the quickest land route. People from SE asia will no doubt use another route. The path from SE asia to Mecca is well traveled.


36 posted on 07/28/2006 2:03:44 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: jwparkerjr

"IF they are going to Israel there will be fewer for Iraq, and Israel not as PC about killing the enemy."

My son who is serving in Afganistan agrees with you totally. Lots have already gone there which is part of the reason for the action this season. He also feels the American people are too soft. "Army's break things and kill people." Not made for family TV viewing.


37 posted on 07/28/2006 2:07:25 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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