Threat: Iran warns U.S, Israel to expect a 'devastating' revenge

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a “devastating” response from Iran, accusing them of involvement in Saturday’s attack“You have seen our revenge before ... You will see that our response will be crushing and devastating and you will regret what you have done,” Hossein Salami said in a speech before the funeral of the victims in Ahvaz, broadcast live on the state television. on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz that killed 25 people. I don't remember the threats like this one, since the Homeini's period

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Why U.S.? Maybe, to try with Saudi Arabia...

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Terrorist act in the Ahvaz is horrible... But, obviously someone "speaks" the only language that the mullahs regime understands... Ahvaz was a city with most percent of protesters during last protest against regime..

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Iran's brutal mistreatment of the Ahvaz Arabs was bound to provoke a reaction from the people of Ahvaz.  And now, as the world's largest sponsor of terrorism Iran is getting a painful taste of its own medicine. I'm sorry  because of civilians, kids..

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Too much theory is now on the table. One of them - if it has Saudi and UAE fingerprints, then their goal is likely for Iran to respond aggressively - and then push the US to enter the conflict...

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4 minutes ago, rainman said:

Too much theory is now on the table. One of them - if it has Saudi and UAE fingerprints, then their goal is likely for Iran to respond aggressively - and then push the US to enter the conflict...

In the context in which you wrote.... As former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates said in 2010, the Saudis “want to fight the Iranians to the last American”. So, everything is possible, including Israel in all of this.

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Iran and Saudi Arabia are locked in a series of proxy struggles across the Middle East. The deadly attack on an Iranian military parade in Ahvaz by a Sunni Arab group will exacerbate tensions in the all region.

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If this is the work of the Saudis, are the Saudis waking up to the realization of which countries they need more?  Does the news of American oil independence, even though it is disputable how accurate that is, concern them?  Are they asking themselves what will happen to the entire region if President Trump orders the American military out of the region to let the locals determine their own fates?  Hmmmm.  

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I would suggest the rantings of this fellow are intended for internal consumption.  As the Deputy Head of the Revolutionary Guards, his men were demonstrably impotent to stop the attack, which seems to have gone on for some time, with plenty of casualties. He looks bad.  So the response is classic politics.  It reminds me of Justin Trudeau after Donald Trump did the humiliation thing at Quebec City, going to that press conference and saying "We are nice people but will  not stand for being humiliated," a quote which got back to Trump sitting on his airplane  (and the resultant threats of a 25% auto tariff) in more thin-skinned tit-for-tat.  

But let's go beyond all that: is there any evidence of outsiders getting involved in this murder spree?  Unlikely.  There are factions inside Iran that totally loathe each other. they don't need outside helpers to pick up guns and start a shooting spree. That pattern is found in other Middle East countries, including the murder of Anwar Sadat of Egypt during that military victory parade. Therein, a cell of soldiers belonging to Egyptian Islamic Jihad threw grenades and fired into the Presidential Stand, hitting and killing President Sadat and a dozen others.  The shooters were seized and later shot dead by firing squad.  The Middle East tends to be a bit of a rough neighborhood. 

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Iran blames everything on the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel.  It is easier for Iranian politicians to blame big bad Israel, Saudi Arabia and the USA  than to admit that these blood thirsty terrorists were born and raised in Iran. 

As for the threats Iran made they are basically going to support the same old terrorists groups that they already support.  This will change nothing.

It is sad that Iran with its rich history and struggling people has such a messed up and crazy government.

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On 9/24/2018 at 7:19 AM, rainman said:

Too much theory is now on the table. One of them - if it has Saudi and UAE fingerprints, then their goal is likely for Iran to respond aggressively - and then push the US to enter the conflict...

 

On 9/24/2018 at 7:24 AM, pinto said:

In the context in which you wrote.... As former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates said in 2010, the Saudis “want to fight the Iranians to the last American”. So, everything is possible, including Israel in all of this.

As a former US military service member who has seen that the US military is, in fact, death incarnate and could have its way with the entire Middle East:

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On 10/1/2018 at 6:44 AM, PeterfromCalgary said:

Iran blames everything on the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel.  It is easier for Iranian politicians to blame big bad Israel, Saudi Arabia and the USA  than to admit that these blood thirsty terrorists were born and raised in Iran. 

As for the threats Iran made they are basically going to support the same old terrorists groups that they already support.  This will change nothing.

It is sad that Iran with its rich history and struggling people has such a messed up and crazy government.

I'm finally getting to the point of no longer believing the people of Iran are any better than their leaders.  Better people will "take it" for a while, maybe even for a generation, but better people either prevail after enough bullshit, or they are not better people.  Of course that is just my opinion; I may be wrong.

 

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Some Iranians are good and some are bad.  The ones running the government are clearly bad.

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