Oh, It’s Just Iran Again

| August 2, 2020

Iran Revolutionary Guard

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Revolutionary Guard troops chant slogans at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 22, 2019. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

It seems that Iran has finally cracked whatever code it thought it had and has finally tracked down the Big Guy who runs the “corps of American terrorists” that have been dogging it for a while.


From the article by Agence France Presse:

Iran said Saturday it has arrested the head of a U.S.-based “terrorist group” accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other abortive attacks.

The group’s “Jamshid Sharmahd, who was leading armed and sabotage operations inside Iran, is now in the powerful hands” of Iran’s security forces, state television said in a report citing a statement from the intelligence ministry.

I’m confused about a few things, so bear with me.

1 – Iran got rid of the Shah and has since then devolved into a medieval state that has its undies in a constant state of bunching.

2 – They do everything they can to annoy their neighbors, including Kuwait which has to move its oil tankers through the Persian Gulf.

3 – Iran still can’t figure out how to build real ships, so they keep trying to steal stuff like that. Remember that oil tanker they abducted a year or so ago?

4 – They want to live in a post-Bronze Age way, but they want all the bennies of modern life, including rocket science so that they can build bigger missiles. But their missiles don’t do very well when asked to deploy.

Someone please tell me why they are so achingly dumb, and also, why the Iranian “military” are all wearing spats on their boots? We used to wear those in my high school band but that was a different century or millenium or something – maybe Medieval Times – and none of us had paratrooper boots to polish.

Is Iran simply “all show and no go”, or am I missing something in this?

Geezo Pete, even Fatty Kim da T’ird isn’t this dumb. Obnoxious yes, but this dumb? Nah!

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Iran

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  1. Fyrfighter says:

    “But their missiles don’t do very well when asked to deploy.”
    I don’t know about that Ex, I have yet to see one of their missiles that didn’t explode…. Now timing and accuracy, those are a couple different things, but still….

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Well, there are those episodes where the missiles explode before they lift off, too. And timing and accuracy count, don’t they?

      Can you imagine being a shark in the Persian Gulf and having one of those things plop down into the water right next to you?

      • Fyrfighter says:

        “Can you imagine being a shark in the Persian Gulf and having one of those things plop down into the water right next to you?”

        You’re right Ex! Where’s PITA, or “Sea Shepherds”?.. #Sharklivesmatter

    • NHSparky says:

      Oh, picky, picky, picky.

  2. Slow Joe says:

    I my limited experience, armies that are good at marching in parades suck at fighting, perhaps with the exception of Nazi Germany, but even there, the waffen SS was seen as a bunch of amateurs by the regular Wehrmacht dudes.

  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    IIRC Iran and Iraq pretty much fought each other to a standstill during their war with each other while we twice ran over the Iraqi Army like a turbocharged steamroller.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    What’s with the Nancy Sinatra boots?


  5. 5th/77th FA says:

    Looks like a nice formation of cannon fodder to me. Can we call for a TOT Fire Mission?

  6. Iran all the way home and checked out my Great Lakes Recruit Company 475 (1963) yearbook and their we were wearing white canvas leggings which civilians call spats.

  7. RGR 4-78 says:

    Nice sashes. I wonder if they will stop a bullet.

  8. Messkit says:

    As shown by Israel and the US, middle east armies are parade armies, not combat armies.

    They look pretty, and march in what only they describe as a straight line. But when the first bullet flies, the obvious lack of tactics and training doctrine are all too evident.

    We tried to help the ICDC (Iraqi Civil Defense Corps) with their marching skills. No Drill Sergeant in the history of the US Army, has ever had that many left feet in any one group. Despite EVERY command, and every SOUND, being conducted on the left foot strike, 90% simply could not comprehend the notion of walking in cadence, nor as a unit.

    We also did not allow them to have magazines for their AK’s, due to multiple daily ND’s.

    I watch the “Army Fails” videos on You Tube, and think to myself: “…pffft. There was that one time, at Balad Camp…”

  9. Messkit;
    When I was in Navy boot, (1963) we did cadence on the grinder, and we didn’t buckle the left legging buckle so that when the guy calling cadence said eeny meeny mynee mo, let me hear that left foot go 1 2 3 4 sounds so good sounds so fine, let me hear it one more time the buckles would hit the grinder pavement and you could hear the loud clinks it made as one. thanks for reminding me on your comment.