Skip to comments.Profile: Iran's Revolutionary Guards
Posted on 10/26/2007 11:59:58 AM PDT by WesternCulture
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was set up shortly after the 1979 Iranian revolution to defend the country's Islamic system, and to provide a counterweight to the regular armed forces.
It has since become a major military, political and economic force in Iran, with close ties to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a former member.
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Have you ever seen these guys marching? They look really goofy with their heads turned one way while goosestepping the other way. They clearly think they’re a force to be reckoned with...pfff, say it to a MOAB, Nutjob.
“Have you ever seen these guys marching? They look really goofy with their heads turned one way while goosestepping the other way. They clearly think theyre a force to be reckoned with...pfff, say it to a MOAB, Nutjob.”
- I can’t think of any Muslim warrior I’ve seen anywhere who made the impression of being a true soldier.
Indeed, some Muslim soldiers fought well hundreds of years ago, but today they appear to be way behind us in more or less every field of advanced, organized military action.
I’m not an expert in this area myself, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that large parts of the Muslim world lack competence and in some cases even the interest of developing beyond the medieval stage.
In large parts of the Muslim World, the notion of an ideal life still consists in laying on a sofa, farting while being fed dates and figs by a multitude of obedient wives.
I don’t hate all Muslims, but this remains a fact.
I guess it depends upon the nature of the soldier. Historically that area has fought in the Eastern Way: hoards of ill equipped cannon fodder, driven by simplistic idealism.
OTOH, my father talks about the strong, dependable Turks that fought alongside us in Korea. I bet some of our guys in Iraq have good stories about Iraqi Muslim troops who are fighting bravely and smartly, in the Western Way.
Ten years from now, if trends persist, I'd love to see Iran's Revolutionary Guard storm into Iraq, and get their asses handed to them by free Iraqi troops.
They probably all need a chiropractor afterward.
Anyway, I’ve heard that they just fire their weapons wildly with no attempt at actually hitting anything
FWIW - no idea if this is true or not
Could well be true.
In strange cultures, people behave in strange ways.
“Soo...This story could have been much shorter if they said the Revolutionary Guard=SS.”
- Totally agree.
BBC, are you listening?
Oh it’s very true. Not sure about the masculinity part, but embedded reporters have noted that you could tell who’s who during the 2003 invasion. Iraqi troops would spray away wildly while American soldiers (with much better training) would pop off 2 or 3 round bursts, accurately aimed.
Without air support, armor, and artillery ‘elite’ infantry ain’t squat.