According to the Jerusalem Post:
Iran has vowed to respond to Israel’s alleged airstrikes in Syria earlier this week with “blows under the belt in several locations,” Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Wednesday.
The paper quotes Iranian sources as saying the response to Israel’s alleged strikes will be made on two levels. The first being “blows under the belt in several locations,” which could be done inside Syria under the policy of “contain, squeeze and crush,” or outside of it, while maintaining the “terror balance.”
A few questions:
1. Do Iranians really have the expression “blows under the belt”?
2. If so, are they aware that “hitting below the belt” means to do something that is hurtful, clearly unfair, and outside the rules?
3. What the hell is a “terror balance”? Do terrorists usually acknowledge that they engage in acts of terror?
4. Are the expressions “blows under the belt” and “contain, squeeze and crush” way more suggestive than they need to be?
Of course, the most important question is whether this is crazy ayatollah talk, or a serious threat. I bet Israel isn’t taking any chances.