Skip to comments.EU military attaches walk out at Iran parade (Pics included)
Posted on 09/22/2005 3:17:41 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
LONDON, September 22 (IranMania) - EU military attaches walked out in protest at a parade in Tehran Thursday after ballistic missiles were rolled past carrying vitriolic anti-US and Israeli slogans, diplomats told AFP.
"There was a common position among the European Union members that, if the military parade included any slogans that attacked our allies, we would leave," said a diplomat.
"The military attaches from the embassies of France, Italy, Greece and Poland were present at the parade, and when they saw the slogans they promptly left," said another diplomat.
At the parade, Iran showed off six of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles sporting banners reading "Death to America", "We will crush America under our feet", "Death to Israel" and "Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth".
"They may be just slogans, but for us they are unacceptable," one of the diplomats said.
The military event was held just south of Tehran to mark the start of "Sacred Defence Week", dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Iranians killed after the forces of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein invaded in It also coincided with mounting tensions between Iran and the EU over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
Hey, while we're over there, we should just send in a couple of batallions of Marines......just a thought.
Iran is next........
Iranian and North Korean leaders acting like grade schoolers.
I believe Duakakis is driving one of those tanks.
Lets hope the Russians have trained these thugs as well as the Iraqi Republican Guard thugs.
"Death to America", "We will crush America under our feet", "Death to Israel" and "Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth".
What??? When did this start??? Is this why people are so up in arms over them having nukes???
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
Thank you,Oh Brave Europe,you've once again guaranteed us "peace in our time".
Er, like demon-possessed grade schoolers with access to nuclear missiles.
off the topic, but all his soldiers put on their spit-and-polish best...and this guy can't be bothered to wear a tie even?
Since when ugly monkeys have to wear tie?!
Btw, Tie is forbidden under the Islamic regime dress code
Looks like the Soviet May Day parade.
"Hey, while we're over there, we should just send in a couple of batallions of Marines......just a thought.
Iran is next........"
It is a good thought. We have them surrounded and there is a quaint little body of water to stage our fleet whilst still having bases on flanking sides of their country.
I would think they would be a little antimidated. I can't tell who the better world stage poker players are, America, Europe or Iran. They are betting like their hand is strong but aren't showing much.
"Btw, Tie is forbidden under the Islamic regime dress code"
OK, I'll bite. Why?
ALL RIGHT! Way to go, Europeans! Yes, walking out of a parade in protest is certain to persuade the Iranian government to change its ways. Or, if by some unbelievable chance it does not, you could always whip out the big guns. You could threaten to hold your breath until you turn blue.
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