Forget Iranian Nuclear Weapons. Now They've Got Ninjas
Three thousand women in Iran are being trained as ninja warriors.
I suppose the USA would be really worried if it couldn't, you know, kill the ninjas with all kinds of nasty 21st century weapons. Perhaps the Iranian strategy here is to rely on the Western tradition of dudes not wanting to hit women (notwithstanding Chris Brown and his ilk) -- even women ninjas who are trying to kill them with throwing stars and shurikens. But that problem is easily solved with the use of female US fighter pilots, tank crews, soldiers, and other personnel.
What a nightmare for the mullahs to contemplate. Indeed, there is precedent:
“Reporting from Pakistan’s borderlands while American bombers rained guided missiles down on Taliban strongholds, Hitchens learned that at least two American F-16 pilots were women, and he could barely contain the urge to rush to the Taliban embassy with the news: ‘It’s your worst nightmare, you bastards. She’s pissed, she’s packing, and she’s headed for you.’”
Moral of the story: never bring a katana sword to a gunfight.
There is a bright side to the story, as well.
Just imagine a member of Iran's thuggish "morality police" trying to abuse one of these women for not wearing a headscarf or failing to heed the call to prayer. A karate chop to the head from one of these elite female killers would quickly end that kind of silliness.
Now that I think about it, perhaps it would be a good idea if all women in Iran received this ninja training.
Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist