September 22, 2018
Wow, killings in a Moslem country.
Now I’ve truly seen it all.
At least 24 people were killed and 53 others injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran’s state news IRNA said.
The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians including a journalist who were watching the parade, IRNA added.
“Terrorists began shooting from a long distance while inside the park, at the armed forces as well as civilians watching the parade,” Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarch, a spokesman for the Iranian armed forces told MEHR, another Iranian news agency.
Three of the attackers were gunned down during clashes with the security forces and one other arrested, news agencies reported
The separatist group the Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz claimed responsibility for this attack.
The group is supported by “foreign antagonists,” including Saudi Arabia, IRNA said.
“The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authority and people from behind the stand during the parade,” Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said, according to IRNA.
IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia, Press TV said. “The individuals who fired at the people and the armed forces during the parade are connected to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia,” Sharif said. Saudi Arabia has yet to respond to the allegations.
Pretty srs shitshow there, m8.
Government officials first blamed separatists, then the foreign minister blamed “foreign entities.” Now I guess they’ve figured out the obvious: that foreign Arabs were funding local Arabs to shoot shit up.
This is their oil area, ironically.
Also ironically – or memeronically – kook Rouhani threatened to defeat Donald Trump just hours (or less) before this happened.
U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles.
As Rouhani spoke, Iran began displaying its naval power in the Gulf during annual parades in the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf marking the start of the country’s 1980-88 war with Iraq.
Iran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports in retaliation for U.S. sanctions intended to halt its sales of crude.
Bro, you can’t even have a parade without dozens of people getting shot up by guys dressed in your own uniforms.
This is like some slapstick comedy shit, these guys just marching up dressed in your uniforms and joining a military march. No one was like “eyyyy – who you?”
I used to think that Iran was a pretty cool guy, but this “doesn’t afraid of anything” has gotten tedious and boring. A third world country threatening to destroy the United States is goofy. And it’s goofiness squared when as you’re saying it, your “display of might” parade gets shot up in such a goofy way.
Iran should be trying to make a deal.
Rouhani is a lame duck and a whiny little bitch.
Bring back Ahmadinejad.
He was cool.