Irans army will cut off hands

#1
I know Iran/Ahdememurmur has said this before.

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I assume that it has been mentioned to him by the security council that this would constitute a war crime, and as such, HE PERSONALLY will be tried by the International Criminal Court. :roll:

Also, is he really that stupid? That sort of threat will only serve to make the 'enemy' fight harder. This was understood thousands of years ago (Sun Tsu).

I guess he knows Iran will be hit sooner or later and is trying to prevent a ground offensive.

Either that or is he simply playing to the home audience? Or is he simply a 'troll' who likes to think himself big on the world stage?

What action should we take when someone in his position makes 'threats' like this?

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#3
Just a thought but I'm getting used to the dear president. I think he is speaking metaphorically, the reason being he says 'the army will cut off the hand of the enemy' as opposed to 'soldiers will cut off the hand of the enemies'. The fact that both the subject and object are singular would lead me to this interpretation...but its moot.

Obviously I don't have the Farsi (not that I could read it anyway), but I'd wager he is talking about logistics and/or support. If this is what he means he may well have been reading ARRSE as people here have brought up supply lines in the region on multiple occasions. Just a thought...
 
#4
If it's me being dim and misreading it, then, well .... no change there!

Is a deliberate play on words to try and get a reaction?

He certainly is good at the whole publicity thing. hmm, kinda like hitler...

Ski.
 
#6
They also threatened to dye prisoners hair ginger..

Take the Hand! TAKE THE HAND!!!!
 
#7
He's proberbly referingto the tradional punsment for theifs and petty criminals. It goes to the heart of the matter, theat he sees aggressors as petty crims that will be punished. Its quite a clever speach for his audiance.

He's still a fuckwit though.
 
#9
Some sort of Kevlar armoured glove would probably be in order then :p

I'm just off to the garage to knock a few up so anyone who feels they want/need one, let me know.

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#10
SkiCarver said:
If it's me being dim and misreading it, then, well .... no change there!

Is a deliberate play on words to try and get a reaction?

He certainly is good at the whole publicity thing. hmm, kinda like hitler...

Ski.
Not at all mate, I’m sure the double meaning was meant. I think he knows exactly what he's doing when he says things like this; he did it with the myth thing too. I think he has a mischievous sense of humour and spends quite a lot of his time tickling his own ribs while poking others', in that way he far more accomplished (intelligent and restrained) than Adolf. I hear he was a student leader; it would be very interesting to know what his degree(s) were in…
 
#12
SkiCarver said:
What action should we take when someone in his position makes 'threats' like this?
How about mind your own effing business?

And how is retaliating against an invader a war crime exactly?

Invading sovereign states on the basis of lies and deceit, thats what you call a fecking war crime.
 

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#13
Sounds like the guy is quite civilised. Don't these chaps normally start with the head?

I'll get my gloves . . .
 
#14
What is some large persian with a sword going to do when 500 m1 tanks
whose crew have all seen that bit in indiana jones rock up and start asking about a missing i pod (well its a better excuse than wmds )
 
#15
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#16
Taz_786 said:
SkiCarver said:
What action should we take when someone in his position makes 'threats' like this?
How about mind your own effing business?

And how is retaliating against an invader a war crime exactly?

Invading sovereign states on the basis of lies and deceit, thats what you call a fecking war crime.
Who took the jam out of your doughnut?

It was a televised address,which suggests Ahmadinjad wanted to make it anyone/everyones business.
 
#17
Comical Ali works for Al Jazeera
 
#18
President Ahmanutjob makes more televised statements like this in a week than Bush has said "mass destruction" during his entire presidency so I fail to see why it is even an issue that require reaction beyond "Oh, the little baboon is howling again" in the most casual of inflection.

While I do believe whole heartedly that we should obliterate the terrorist training and logistical facilities sitting just over the border there (you can even see 'em on gooogle earth...) and we most definately should take out his assorted nuclear facilities just as they are on the doorstep to building big firecrackers, Iran really isn't much of a real threat militarily.

Disagree? Consider for a moment that one squadron of B-1B's or B2s loaded with SFWs could erradicate an armored force equal in size to the combined opponents during the battle of Kursk in a single sortie and it's rather hard to see any conventional threat as being more than hubris.
 
#19
What the Russians and Germans would stand still in parade ground formation , and not let fly with state of the art AAA and not so state of the art but still terminal ZSU-234's etc?

A false analogy , that does not take in the other teams willingness to have a proper row.

Apart from that , more rhetoric designed for a domestic audience and the student faithful.
 
#20
Point taken parttimepongo but the SFW did eradicate the only Iraqi armored battalion to mount an offensive move during the initial phase of OIF... they were traveling in tactical formation and each tank was hit twice or more... two weapons were dropped just to be sure.
 

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