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Iran - Martyrdom is a multi-lane street
Posted by: mcq on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

This is an interesting development. It seems martyrdom opportunities for Iranians are increasing:
A car loaded with explosives blew up near a bus carrying members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran, killing 18 of them, the state-run news agency reported today.

The car stopped in front of the bus near Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchestan Province, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. It called the attack a terrorist operation and said the car's occupants fled on motorbikes seconds before the car exploded.

"This blind terrorist operation led to the martyrdom of 18 citizens of Zahedan," IRNA quoted a Guards commander, Qasem Rezaei, as saying.
Apparently these "insurgents" weren't so keen on martyrdom personally. Does this harken the beginning of a new push by "insurgents" in Iran? And new tactics?
Hossein Ali Shahriyari, a deputy representing Zahedan, told an open session of the parliament today that "insurgents and drug traffickers" were behind the attack.

Shahriyari called lawless regions in southwestern Pakistan a safe haven for Iranian insurgents and drug traffickers, and called on the government to take up the issue with Islamabad.
Very interesting.
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"This blind terrorist operation led to the martyrdom of 18 citizens of Zahedan," IRNA quoted a Guards commander, Qasem Rezaei, as saying.
I’m guessing that this is a departure from normal etiquette for the IRNA, calling the bombers "terrorists" and the victims martyrs.

What would the Michael Moore crowd call them? Are these bombers "freedom fighters" like their counterparts in Iraq?
Written By: Aldo
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Yeah I saw this - okay, I didn’t cheer, but there was certainly no grief in Mudville.
I have a hard time feeling any sorrow when some of the followers of the chief architects of exploding delis, pizza parlours and buses in Israel get a little specialized delivery of their own in exactly the same sort of delivery truck they specialize in themselves.

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Sounds like a bad case of Karma to me...
Written By: Keith_Indy
Moore’ll call them CIA.
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Wow. A few more of these and it will be a quagmire in Iran. I guess we’ll have to withdraw from there so the killing will stop. Oh, wait...
Written By: Billy Hollis
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From the belmont club.
Bill Roggio is probably correct in thinking that coincidences like this are really suspicious. But it would probably be more frightening if none of the secret services all around the world knew who blew up the IGRC bus.
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