Iran threatens suicide attacks against the US

posted at 10:45 am on October 30, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Iran stepped up its rhetoric against the US today by threatening to use suicide-bomber attacks against America.  Ari Larijani, the former nuclear negotiator, referred to the 13-year-old boy sent by the mullahs to disable an Iraqi tank in the 1980s as a model for the fight against the Americans.  Larijani promised an “unexpected response”:

Referring to the US army’s attacks in Pakistan and Syria, Larijani said they would not be answered with diplomatic protests.

“The US method and conduct, expressed by this aggression, will only be stopped by a clear-cut and unexpected response, whose grounds were set by the martyr Hussein Fahmida,” Larijani said during a parliamentary session on Wednesday.

Fahmida was 13 when he detonated an explosive device he carried on him, destroying an Iraqi tank during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.

“America should be aware not to put its huge body on top of the suicide bombers’ explosive devices,” Larijani said.

Larijani was not alone yesterday in Iranian verbal volleys against the US.  Supreme leader Ali Khamanai spoke less literally when he warned nations who didn’t respect Iran’s independence that they would “have their hands cut off”.  Khamanai said that reconciliation between Iran and the US would not be possible because Iranians hate America too much, presumably because of our opposition to the ruling mullahcracy and our support of the Shah — although the latter occurred before most Iranians were alive.

The threat to use suicide bombers marks a cassus belli, if the US wanted one as a pretext for strikes.  Openly threatening attack on a non-belligerent nation gives that country a right to defend itself.  Israel didn’t take the bait with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s genocidal lunacy over the last two years, and it would be madness to attack Iran now anyway.

However, that doesn’t diminish the seriousness of an Iranian leader standing in its parliament and endorsing terrorism as a state policy.  That’s exactly what Larijani did in this statement today, and the US should respond by placing Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on the list of terrorist organizations in order to freeze its funds.  The Kyl-Lieberman bill would have done that last year, but it was opposed by Barack Obama and most of the other Democrats in the Senate.   Larijani’s threat is an open declaration of Iran as a terrorist state, and a lack of response would encourage others to follow suit.


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Thanks for proving my point. Jesus has already told us what he expects, and it’s certainly not what comes out of your heart/head.

Since you apparently speak for Him, why don’t you tell us what He expects hmmmm?? so nice of you to judge me, so ‘tolerant’ of you.

I never said I supported abortion in any thread at HA. But you bear false witness against me.

you’re a typical left-wing wacko. so most likely you support abortion. and if you don’t, why didn’t you just come out and say you don’t support abortion, especially partial birth abortion? hmmm??

Would Jesus approve of you calling me an idiot?

yeah Jesus was into telling the truth. maybe I should have just said:

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

I posit if the US invades and is repulsed, then you posit “the aggressor should be more aggressive if the victims dare defend themselves”. This doesn’t square with, “Do unto others”.

huh? see why I call you an idiot? you’re a typical left-winger who blames the US for the world’s problems.

That’s not the Jesus I know who basically said “the only way to the father is through me”.

Chimpy on November 1, 2008 at 11:42 PM

again huh? again you prove the point about being an idiot. so supporting Israel is denying Jesus? you’re a wacko.

I have had a few beers. What’s your excuse mister grammar policeman? And it took you 4 minutes to figure that out. Grasping at straws?

uh moron, you didn’t misspell the word, it was more of a freudian slip…and it revealed the truth about you, sonny boy.

looks like the truth hurts.

right4life on November 2, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Right4life,
I have been busy tie dying my burqua.
So more proof needed for you to accept that the U.S did support terrorism against British and Irish citizens.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provisional_IRA_arms_importation
http://www.barder.com/ephems/495
http://www.ulsterflash.iofm.net/calendar.htm
http://www.nysun.com/national/rep-king-and-the-ira-the-end-of-an-extraordinary/15853/
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B05E1D8173CF93AA35753C1A961958260
http://www.iraatrocities.fsnet.co.uk/martinmcguinness.htm
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I could go on forever………………….

In the U.K religion is a private affair,i am not comfortable have a religious slanging match with you.
It has no place in our politic’s.

I feel i don’t have to justify my belief’s as it has no bearing on my view’s.I do not define myself or anyone else here as left/right,there is not that division in the U.K as there is in the U.S.

Is anyone that disagree’s with you a whacko? The U.S lied there way into Iraq, you seem to be doing the same with Iran,by getting your history and knowledge wrong.

The U.S overthrew a democratically elected leader in 1953,installed the Shah a brutal dictator,trained their police in violence.

This led to the islamic resolution,they took your hostages in case you tried to re-install the shah,because you’d done it before.
The hostages were not stripped naked put in pyramid’s,made to simulate indecent sex acts even on each other,attacked with dogs,waterboarded or murdered and raped.
The U.S shot down a Iranian civilian airliner in the strait of Hormuz in 1988 towards the end of the iran/iraq war.

290 killed,66 children.It’s the 7th deadliest airline event.

Through the international court you reluctantly paid $61.8 million in compensation,but wouldn’t apoligise or even acknowledge their suffering.

So everyone is anti-semitic who doesn’t agree with Israel building illegal settlements on occupied land.
Why do you think there is so much opposition to American foreign policy,especially the last 8 yr’s?.

If you tell me we are jealous of your freedom’s,i will laugh.

mags on November 2, 2008 at 11:07 AM

So more proof needed for you to accept that the U.S did support terrorism against British and Irish citizens.

nice try maggie, rather laughable actually. Peter king supported the political wing of the IRA..so? again the IRA was just trying to gain freedom from Britain..and your oppressive policies…much as we did 200 years ago…they don’t want to destroy Israel, and kill all the jews, like your heros the iranians do. and they don’t want to destroy the US, as your heros the iranians do.

you links are funny….while trying to condemn the US for leaving the IRA off the terrorists list…the british approved of what we did!!

A spokesman for the British Embassy, Anthony Cary, said London ”understands the logic of the decision” to leave off the I.R.A., despite its history of terrorism. He noted Mr. Rubin’s warning that a resumption of violence would cause an immediate review, and said this could add pressure on the I.R.A. to maintain the cease-fire.

do you really read what you post dear?? too funny!

In the U.K religion is a private affair,i am not comfortable have a religious slanging match with you.
It has no place in our politic’s.

you mean christian religion has no place in politics…islam sure does…and sharia is being imposed all around you!! too funny!!

feel i don’t have to justify my belief’s as it has no bearing on my view’s.I do not define myself or anyone else here as left/right,there is not that division in the U.K as there is in the U.S.

Is

oh there are few over there that haven’t bought into the liberal/islamic cool-aid.

The U.S lied there way into Iraq, you seem to be doing the same with Iran,by getting your history and knowledge wrong

nope, didn’t lie about anything…and your butler commission agreed with that. you’re the liar.

The U.S overthrew a democratically elected leader in 1953,installed the Shah a brutal dictator,trained their police in violence.

oh yes the US was so evil to protect our national interests…now you have the mullahs…more your kind of government!!

This led to the islamic resolution,they took your hostages in case you tried to re-install the shah,because you’d done it before.

no it didn’t…it was Carter, and the french and British that abandoned the Shah, and paved the way for khomenei. you should be happy!

The hostages were not stripped naked put in pyramid’s,made to simulate indecent sex acts even on each other,attacked with dogs,waterboarded or murdered and raped.

more wacko lies and BS to denigrate our troops that defend pices of sh** like you from the islamic radicals…they can have you. and yes you are a wacko liar.

The U.S shot down a Iranian civilian airliner in the strait of Hormuz in 1988 towards the end of the iran/iraq war.

and I’m very glad they did. this was deliberately done on the part of the Iranians…using their own people to further their propoganda ends.

Through the international court you reluctantly paid $61.8 million in compensation,but wouldn’t apoligise or even acknowledge their suffering.

we shouldn’t have paid anything to them. the iranians sent that plane to be shot down, moron.

So everyone is anti-semitic who doesn’t agree with Israel building illegal settlements on occupied land.

uh its the jews land you anti-semitic litte nazi.

If you tell me we are jealous of your freedom’s,i will laugh.

mags on November 2, 2008 at 11:07 AM

you’re scum. and you deserve your new islamic masters.

glad you’re not in this country. you’ve just been a leech off of the sacrifices of this country. you have no idea how much scum like you are held in contempt by people in this country.

right4life on November 2, 2008 at 11:39 AM

oh yeah maggie that article in the NY times in from 1997, when your hero Billy Clinton was president!! why would Clinton leave them off the terrorist list?? hmmm??

bet you think Bush forced him to do it!!! waaaccckkkoooo!!!

right4life on November 2, 2008 at 11:45 AM

oh and your other web sites are just more wacko rantings of unhinged deranged left-wing scum like you!

right4life on November 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM

so ‘mags’ opposes the US intervention in iraq, accuses us of torture, but of course had no problem with Saddam feeding people to plastic shredders, raping them, torturing them, gassing them. and mags hated the shah or iran, but supports the mad mullahs…no doubt because they hate israel and jews, just like mags.

hey maggie, did ya notice how happy the Iraqis were to get rid of the British in basra?? oh yeah you ‘brave’ brits hid as quickly as possible, and let the iranian backed thugs, and terrorists, brutalize the population!! the US does all the work, and gives you spinless little limeys a small town to run, as a bone, and you can’t even do that!! I especially enjoyed watching you limeys surrender to the iranians!! you brits couldn’t bend over fast enough!!

talk about a useless little pimple of a country…britain doesn’t have the guts to do anything without the US!!

and we’re not gonna save you from the mullahs you support so fanatically. I believe you’re in range of their missiles, or soon will be!! enjoy!!

right4life on November 2, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Right4life,
What is up with you? Your gettng muddled you. Look into the formation of the free state,troops only went in to protect catholic’s in the civil rights movement in 1969.
Do you apoligise for slavery?
The ‘Troubles’ was a dark and violent history of our times,nobody comes out well.
Most people in the U.K want an united Ireland,but not by terrorism .
Who are the oppresed people in Northern Ireland?WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LAST 40YEARS NOT 800YRS.
Are they the one’s that have free health care,free education and other benefit’s from the British tax payer.
http://www.reason.com/news/show/30003.html

If you are naive to think that donation’s were for the ‘political’ wing then i look forward for your embracment of Hezbollah and Hammas.
If Peter King was embracing Sinn Fein as a political party well when did he want a markest socialist republic,Gerry Adam’s goes to Cuba,and fly the p.l.o flag.
http://www.ulsterflash.iofm.net/upmj.htm
Some irish american donor’s said there money was for the families of I.R.A members that has lost
loved ones .
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/mcguinness-adams-and-ferris-quit-ira-council-251002.html

British action’s as an empire did cause hatred we have recognised that.I am pleased to see that you too can see that a countries interference can result in hatred and this will lead to violence.

Are you saying that something our ancestor’s may have done 800years ago justifies killing us in recent time.Our intelligence agencies are helping yours,we are extraditing,freezing funds and we have not invited Bin laden to meet the Queen.

Your country with no pre-conditions embraced known ,unrepentent thug’s,because the irish vote meant more.
http://www.iraatrocities.fsnet.co.uk/enniskillen.htm

Up until last year sinn fein would not recognise law and order in the province.That means that following a murder ,Gerry Adams would tell his people not to go to the police,also nationalists were told not to join the police-if they did then they were a legitimate target and have been killed

I have never condoned terrorism against the American people, on 9/11 people were queing for miles to sign books of condolence.

We knew why,but that didn’t make that justified.’Shoulder to shoulder’,remember? The co-operation to help the U.S was astounding.

Please don’t try to justify any terrorism as a way to bring about political change.The U.K did not carpet bomb the Republic of Ireland.The good friday agreement reflect’s recognision ,even apoligises for British interference.

Internment,torture,collusion was carried out by the British SState,however lesson’s have been learnt for our problem’s wwith islamic extremists.

If interested i would be happy at a another time to address those lesson’s whish may help to explain the British approach to the war on terror.How and why we differ .
We are not just rolling over to extreme muslims inn are country,there is broad agreement to you here,we just disagree on how to deal with it,we have every right to.
http://www.iraatrocities.fsnet.co.uk/enniskillen

You do deaserve critism for believing you have the right to kill people for your national interests-Oil.

Right4life,that is an interesting name to take,approved the deaths of iranian civilian’s,a million Iraqi’s .
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-EpbfWnOQrI&feature=related
Who has a right for life?

I wish you and your family well,I know that people on this site are genuinely afraid of Obama being President.
‘Only in America’ can we be so near to having a leader that is being chosen because he looks good in a suit and can string a sentance together.

good luck.

mags on November 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Right4life,your falling for me,aren’t you?
You seem to be a bit muddled on Norther Ireland The troops went in to protect the catholic community during the civil rights movement in 1969.

I agree that action’s carried out by the British State over years can incite blowback,I am pleased to see that you recognise that interferance with others comes back to haunt you.

However it’s the last 40yrs not 800yrs we are going on about.
Do you apoligise for slavery? Who are these oppressed people?The ones having free health care,education and much more paid for by the British tax payer.

The British didn’t carpet bomb the Republic of Ireland.Drop depleted uranium or used chemical weapon’s against civilian’s.

So what are you saying the British has done in 40 yrs to deserve being blown up?
Most want a united Ireland,but not through violence.It’s a democracy,more people want to remain part of the u.k.

http://www.reason.com/news/show/30003.html

It is naive to think Peter King supported Sinn fein a political party and look forward to Hezzbolah and Hammas’s visit to the Whitehouse.

Pals around with terrorists,
Martin MCguiness,self confessed leader of The I.R.A, has been jailed for having explosives.
Gerry Kelly,bombed the old baily and scotland yard killing two.Escaped from prison killing 2 guards.

The I.R.A blew up a fish shop killing 10 including children,it went off eary killing the bomber-Gerry Adams carried his coffin.
The troubles have been a dark and dirty part of our history nobody comes out well.
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/mcguinness-adams-and-ferris-quit-ira-council-251002.html.

I wasn’t aware that peter king was for a markist socialist republic,that was their mandate.

The Good friday agreement reflect’s all sides intolerants.

On 9/11 people were queing for miles to sign condolences booked and strongly condemned it.We knew why they hate,but didn’t justify the terrorism.

If you accept British foreign policy against the Irish 800yrs ago means we should be blown up,then you must inform the native american’s so they can try this.

I really don’t know were to start with your understanding of the British. We probably agree more on the war on terror just disagree with how to address it.

We have learnt lesson’s from the troubles,and if interested i could explain this at a different time.

We have every right to disagree.

Right4life, is that name a sarcastic statement?
Your all for death,wanting Iranians to die to protect your national interests-oil just reflects how immoral you
have become,that plane was shot down on purpose,why were you even there?

Isn’t life equal?http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-EpbfWnOQrI&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pFfHjNximGg

I know that people on this site are truly scared if Obama becomes president

‘Only in America’ could we be so close to a man being picked to lead a nation because he looks good in a suit and he can string a sentence together.

This has been recognised here.

Anyway i wish you and your family well.

mags on November 3, 2008 at 2:55 PM

ahh didn’t know i had poted two version’s
Mock me as you wish

mags on November 3, 2008 at 4:38 PM

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