It's Graduation Season in Iran

Discussion in 'Politics' started by thetool, May 27, 2006.

  1. thetool


    The latest bunch of suicide bomber hopefuls completed their training and celebrated their graduation in Tehran...
    It was a blast!

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    This year's commencement had a more serious tone than the previous suicide bomber graduations:

    Under a banner showing coffins draped with U.S., British and Israeli flags, more than 100 Iranian men and women pledged Thursday to become suicide bombers, if necessary, to defend their country and Islam.

    The event, held in a burial area for war dead and martyrs, was similar to others in recent years, with Islamic chants and songs and volunteers donning white coverings to symbolize their willingness to die.

    But this gathering -- coming at a time when many Iranians worry their country could come under attack by the United States or Israel -- was tailored to send a message of defiance against any possible military action over Iran's nuclear program.

    "The threats from America have swelled our ranks and given us added conviction," said 27-year-old Margess, who like the other volunteers would only give her first name and used a scarf to cover all but her eyes. "We will stand up against them with our lives."

    This makes for an awkward class reunion... "You still here?"