Iran digs mass graves for U.S. soldiers

Following Admiral Mullen’s declaration last week that the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran but really does not want to use it, a former deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has claimed that Iran has dug mass graves for U.S. soldiers in preparation for war.  Not saying exactly how many graves have been ...

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Following Admiral Mullen's declaration last week that the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran but really does not want to use it, a former deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has claimed that Iran has dug mass graves for U.S. soldiers in preparation for war.  Not saying exactly how many graves have been dug, General Hossein Kana'ani Moghadam told AP:

Following Admiral Mullen’s declaration last week that the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran but really does not want to use it, a former deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has claimed that Iran has dug mass graves for U.S. soldiers in preparation for war.  Not saying exactly how many graves have been dug, General Hossein Kana’ani Moghadam told AP:

"The mass graves that used to be for burying Saddam’s soldiers have now been prepared again for U.S. soldiers, and this is the reason for digging this big number of graves," […]

If U.S. forces attack, "Iran will have no choice but to strike the American bases in the region," he said. "The heavy costs of such a war will not be just on the Islamic Republic of Iran. America and other countries should accept that this would be the start of an extensive war in the region.

Jared Mondschein is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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