"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Friday, November 17, 2006


Source: MEMRI

Special Dispatch Series - No. 1360
November 17, 2006
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander Yahya Safavi on Iranian TV: 'The Americans Have Many Weaknesses'; 'We Have Planned Our Strategy Precisely on the Basis of Their Strengths and Weaknesses'; U.S. Forces in Iraq 'Are Very Cowardly'; 'We Never Reveal All Our Cards to the Enemy'

In an interview on Iran's Channel 2, that aired on November 12, 2006, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi stated that Iran had based its strategy on the U.S. military's strengths and weaknesses. He discussed the capabilities of the Shahab missiles and the weaknesses and the cowardice of the U.S. military, claiming among other things that the Iranian military could disrupt enemy satellite systems

The following are excerpts from the interview


"We Have Planned Our Strategy Precisely on the Basis of Their [The U.S. Military's] Strengths and Weaknesses"

General Yahya Rahim Safavi: "The Shahab 3 missiles, which were fired with a cluster warhead, deviated a few meters [from the target]. Considering the extent of the explosion, a few meters is...

Interviewer: "Is this within the norms of missile operations?"

General Yahya Rahim Safavi: "Naturally, a 20-30 meter [deviation] is acceptable, because the force of the explosion and the radius of the shockwaves exceed 20 or 30 meters.

We are currently in a very strategic location, but if the Pelosis and Murthas of our government have their way, we'll be 'far, far away' in no time and then will struggle to deal with these idiots next.