Skip to comments.Iranian Volunteers Set Off For Lebanon
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.
Newt was right...this *IS* World War III.
Groups are already leaving SE Asia as well
"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.
Do you have a link for the article?
I wonder how many of them just want to escape Iran?
|Iranian volunteers set off to fight Israel
Seattle Times, United States -
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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|Iranian Volunteers Head To Lebanon To Fight Israelis
All Headline News -
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
Iranian volunteers set off to join Hizbullah
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The People's Voice
|Iran students leave for Lebanon to fight Israel
Gulf Times, Qatar -
... 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'
|Iranian hardline students leave to fight Israel
Scotsman, United Kingdom -
... 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 ...
Iranian Volunteers Set Off For Lebanon
Hi Ho Hi Ho
It's off to die I go
Hi Ho Hi Ho
Meat on the table.
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.
Good post, but one now wonders whether the Euros might not admire such crossings of the Turkish border to quash the Jooos.
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.
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.
I hope they all cross. Israel can kill them all, then the sane people left in Iran can depose their govt.
These guys are just cannon fodder. We don't know about the dangerous ones.
Can't keep those professional widows waiting!
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...
That's 60 fewer going to Iraq.
Seems the terrorists have a two front war as well..
Is this the same as the 120 suicide bombers that was reported earlier.
Nice having you all visit. It is 2:30 am EDT, and I'm going to bed. Be back tomorrow around noon.
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.
Got news for you, the Crusader nations no longer believe in anything.
Better, time to launch a pair of AC130s to "oversee" and hasten the "holy warriors" travel to allah in he**....
Hey, Iran, thanks for all the advance notice. Israel should track them by satellite and strike them someplace deep inside of Syria.
"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.
"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.
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