Iran calls for formation of "Islamic military organization"
[Xinhua] Iran's defense minister on Saturday called for the formation of a joint military organization among Moslem states, Press TV reported.
Good idea. That way they'll have a force to destroy civilians people in the streets terrorists.
"We have proposed the establishment of a military organization comprising Moslem countries' armed forces in order to defend the rights of the oppressed people" including Paleostinians, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying.
So that next time some Hamas megalomaniac decides to carpet bomb Israel with rockets and trigger another war the Moslem force can step in and turn it into a major regional conflict.
Moslem states should not be third-rate powers, but must turn into one superior military power and do not allow any aggressor to think about invading Islamic countries, said the Iranian defense minister.
There are several reasons that won't work.

  • The first is that even among non-Salafist Moslems the term "innovation" isn't welcome;

  • the second is that the majority of Moslem countries have clan- or tribal-based societies in which the big man on the block is a warrior. But soldiers, competently led and even half trained, beat warriors every time unless outnumbered 100:1 or so. It was disciplined foot soldiers who defeated the French warriors, the guys on the horses fighting for glory and esteem, at Agincourt and Crecy. The disciplined U.S. army defeated the Commanches and the Sioux, who were nothing if not great warriors.

  • Thirdly, "Moslem" isn't a synonym for "united." Lots of those countries -- and sects -- don't like each other, because of the way their inhabitants wrap their turbans.

  • Fourth, you can bet your next paycheck that the Medes and the Persians see themselves leading this putative Islamic force to glory, and we can guess how the Gulf Arabs, for one, would react to that.

    According to the report, Iran first called for the establishment of a defense treaty among Moslem countries in August 2012, with its defense minister saying that "If a strong and strategic defense alliance is formed among Moslem countries to defend Paleostine, the Zionist regime (of Israel) will have no choice but to accept the resolve and demand of the Paleostinian nation."
    Yeah. Sure you can bully them into accepting your non-negotiable demands.
    On Saturday, Vahidi described Israel as "the worst enemy" of Islamic countries and called for their unity against it.
    Posted by: Fred 2013-01-27
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