As things continue to heat up between Iran, Israel and the United States, the headlines are full of stories of hacker attacks and bombings. At some point the United States will most likely put boots on the ground in Iran. But Iran is aware of this and is training a secret force to repel the infidel attackers.
During the war with Iraq, the US faced off against Iraq’s best troops, the Republican Guard. News has come out today that Iran also has a highly trained force that the US will need to contend with if they do enter Iran.
The special force? Ninjas!
And not just any old Ninja’s, female Ninjas!
According to the Telegraph, over 3000 women from age 5 to 56 are being trained as lethal Ninjas:
“We train women to have strength and ability. We have to do everything in our power to protect our homeland,” said Akbar Faraji, who runs the school.
One of the fighters who has been training for over 13 years said, “Our aim is for Iranian women to be strengthened and if a problem arises, we will definitely declare our readiness to defend our Islamic homeland.”
Though Ninja’s are cool, I am not sure how well a force of sword wielding 5 year old kids or 55 year old grandmas in black pajamas will hold up against the US Special Forces, M1 Abrams battle tanks and Apache attack helicopters.
This is all said tongue-in-cheek of course, but to be serious for a moment, it is interesting to see that Iranian woman are able to openly participate in a public sporting activity. Especially since Iran is not renown for woman’s rights.