A Reminder About the Basij

Iran’s invasion of the Middle East will likely involve a million or more of its troops.  The bulk of those troops will likely be the Basij.  Every now and then we are reminded of the Basij volunteers.

They were the Iranian teenagers running over Iraqi front lines – wave after wave of hundreds of thousands of them. They are today the morality police in Iran. They are the volunteer arm of the IRGC.

Every now and then we are told the number that can be fielded: 1.5 million, 7 million, 13 million.  Back in the Iran-Iraq War it was estimated at about 2 million.

Soldiers of the million-plus-strong Basij in drill exercises.

Soldiers of the million-plus-strong Basij in drill exercises.

From MEMRI this past month we are now told its 9 million:

“Despite all the enemy media and cultural propaganda against us, if America wants to try its luck against us, [it should know that] we are completely capable of mobilizing nine million fighters [against it]… on the [battle]front in under 10 days.”

Mohsen Rafighdoost, former Minister of the IRGC, September 25, 2016

Those 9 million are none other than the Basij, educated in IRGC ideology, ready to go when the Second Signpost begins.

Categories: In The News, Signpost #2: Iran

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4 replies

  1. Been reading on how Iran is being more conflictual in the Gulf and also how Yemen is stepping up in their fighting with Saudi Arabia.

  2. are you insane?
    USA government and its allies pay money to Saudi arabia to support ISIS pay to Bahrain king to kill his people and suppress them paid to saddam to fight against iran and send its commanders from another continent to Syria and support terrorists there and send commander to yemen to kill people and gathering jews from all over the world in Palestine because maybe someday in Germany hitler kill them and occupy palestine and you say iran ram middle east???!!!
    really do you like someone do like that to your living environment to your children and your family and friends?
    shame on you.
    now I think about 10 country in Saudi-led team fight in yemen against people and the biggest economy in the world, the biggest oil producer in the world, the biggest oil exporter in the world, the biggest army in the world, the biggest atomic bomb producer in the world are in their team and kill people and you say iran want ram middle east?
    USA and Israel rammed this region can’t you see that?!

  3. Mohsen,
    No, I don’t think I’m insane, although your comment was kind of rambling.
    I think I agree with you – the USA is doing many things wrong in the Middle East, but just wait, the fulfillments of Daniel 7 and 8 will kick in, and just you watch; starting with Iran’s great invasion the US will gradually – maybe quickly – lose its ability to project influence and power.

  4. you are right. my comment was kind of rambling.

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