Iranian military official: 'We laugh' when US threatens to attack

Redheart

SENIOR MEMBER
Ratings
0 318 0
Joined
Dec 26, 2014
Messages
1,239
Country
USA
Location
USA
#1

Iranian military official: We laugh when US threatens to attack - Middle East - Jerusalem Post


The West's frequent use of military threats and citing of their ability to attack Iran at will has become a joke among Iranian commanders in the military, according to a high ranking military official in the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.

Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Asoudi alluded to the West's hesitancy to use military force and mocked its resolve while speaking to troops in the North.

"We should thank Obama for refreshing us by referring to his 'options on the table', including the military one; we just relax and laugh at such ridiculous words," Asoudi said.

Other top commanders have also mocked such rhetoric coming from western officials, especially President Barack Obama's use of the common refrain of "all options on the table" while negotiations between world powers and Iran were being discussed.

In May, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's top commander, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, dismissed US officials' frequent military threats against Iran as ridiculous remarks, according to Fars.

"Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran's pride and might has made the world's biggest materialistic and military powers kneel down before the Islamic Republic's might," Jafari said.

"The military option that the westerners speak of constantly is ridiculous and they know that if the military option could have produced any result, they would have already used it many times, and today they have shifted their focus to other types of threats," he added.
 
Ratings
1 111 0
Joined
May 26, 2015
Messages
853
Country
Philippines
Location
Philippines
#2
If I were part of Iran's military, I would probably laugh off any mention of the US regarding nuclear attacks against my country because it is often use as if it is becoming a cliche already. Why don't the US attack Iraq and Syria first before threatening Iran? It as simple as one plus one equals two - US doesn't have the will to go to war right now.
 

Falcon29

THINK TANK
Ratings
4 500 0
Joined
Nov 29, 2014
Messages
1,008
Country
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Location
USA
#3
Mostly for domestic consumption. Although Iranian establishment understands very well that US shares same interests it has in the region. Therefore Iran in Iraq is using Iraqi militias trained by it to do the offensives against ISIS. But Iran will limit those offensives, since as long as ISIS remains a threat, the US will refrain from antagonizing Iran and therefore Iran can advance its interests. Arabs and Iranians will get to a war before any possibility of Western involvement.