Saturday, August 18, 2007

IRGC: "We will 'Punch' U.S.


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said they would not bow to pressure and threatened to "punch" the U.S., in their first response to Washington's plan to list them as a terrorist organization, newspapers reported Saturday.
Local press in the Iranian capital of Tehran quoted Revolutionary Guards leader Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi saying that he could understand Washington's ire toward the group because of their "leverage" against the U.S.
"America will receive a heavier punch from the guards in the future," he was quoted as saying in the conservative daily Kayhan. "We will never remain silent in the face of U.S. pressure and we will use our leverage against them."

There was no elaboration on what Safavi meant by the punch or the organization's "leverage."

Update: Supreme Leader of Iran says the US is stuck "in a Whirlpool":

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday launched a new attack on the United States, saying Iran's arch-enemy was "stuck in a whirlpool," and would sink deeper in the future. "America is weaker compared to 20 years ago, and it does not have its previous power and grandeur," Khamenei said in a speech to participants in a religious conference, state television said. "America and its followers are stuck in a whirlpool, and they sink deeper as time passes. A dangerous future is predicted for them," he added.


programmer craig said...

I'll bet a dollar we can punch harder than they can :D

(Not that I think threats are funny.)

RoxieAmerica said...

Threats from the religious maifa are nothing new... just more of the same barbarianism. Vile creatures attempting to push their perverted religious lifestyle on the world by force.