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Iran Military Forces Parade During Iran's Defense Week
UPI ^ | 11/9/2011 | Maryam Rahmanian

Posted on 11/09/2011 11:07:17 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade on September 22, 2011 in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran. The parade marks the beginning of the 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defense; iran; soldiers
This is one of 13 images of Iran's armed forces marching in their annual military parade. The pictures are very reminiscent of the big military marches in Moscow. The other pictures are all serious business, but this one made me chuckle.
1 posted on 11/09/2011 11:07:22 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

They're a formidable group, led by General Phyllis al-Diller.

2 posted on 11/09/2011 11:18:52 AM PST by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Men, the Iranians are now using flags for ammunition. They also seem to be impersonating THE VILLAGE PEOPLE. They’re ruthless.....simply ruthless.”


3 posted on 11/09/2011 11:27:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: edpc

LOL! I knew I’d seen their leader before. “General al-Diller” — good one!


4 posted on 11/09/2011 11:36:00 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Of course they can Force a parade, or maybe the headline writer could have wrote it differently such as "Iran Military Marches In Defense Week Parade" or something like that.
5 posted on 11/09/2011 11:41:53 AM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: SkyDancer

Actually, I think they were forced to parade. (not that the writer meant to say that)


6 posted on 11/09/2011 12:04:17 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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As they say, sometimes the headlines write themselves. I remember being in Tokyo and in the subways almost all of the adverts there have English as well as Japanese. It’s quite hilarious some of the statements. Anyway there’s an expression there among expats that goes “you know you’ve been in Japan too long when you correct the English they use with a magic marker” - almost all subway adverts are corrected.


7 posted on 11/09/2011 12:09:08 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: SkyDancer; ProtectOurFreedom

btw - those are Turkmen militia


8 posted on 11/09/2011 12:13:56 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SkyDancer

Why do I think of Sly Stone’s band when I see this pix ?


9 posted on 11/09/2011 12:28:53 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: nuconvert; Eric in the Ozarks

Don’t the Bulgarians or Greeks have that same sort of headdress? I saw “Patton” and in the movie he was reviewing some troops of another country that looked similar and he remarked “but can they fight?”


10 posted on 11/09/2011 12:40:34 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: edpc

lol


11 posted on 11/10/2011 3:04:08 AM PST by odds
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