You know how they keep calling Hizbullah a small militia with a few hundred fighters?
In an interview with reformist Iranian newspaper Sharq published on Thursday, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-Pur, who served as Iran ‘s ambassador in Damascus during the 1980s, said Hizbullah has additional weapons in addition to missiles, as well as the courage to use them.
“There are countries that have weapons but don’t have the courage to use them,” he said.
According to Mohtashemi-Pur, Hizbullah constructed a series of underground bunkers, which allow it to maintain its missile-firing capability despite ongoing Israeli air raids.
No, no, that’s not my point yet. That’s just to tell you what happens if Iran gets nukes, since presumably the Iranian ambassador is signaling that brave countries have the courage to use weapons at their disposal.
Here’s the point:
“While I was in Syria and Lebanon , about 30 training courses took place, with 300 Lebanese being trained in each one of them, and it continued later on,” he said. “Until now, Hizbullah trained more than 100,000 people directly or indirectly, most of them volunteers, yet Hizbullah’s regular forces are fewer.”
Mohtashemi-Pur also took the opportunity to praise Hizbullah, saying that “it’s true that at first the (Iranian) Revolutionary Guard trained Hizbullah in Lebanon and Iran, yet they’re the type of students who do better than their teachers, and today there’s no room for comparison.”
The article is here, for your enjoyment.