Iran’s New “Suicidal” Bomb

Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the Iranian army’s chief commander of ground forces, described today the new Iranian drone as a ‘mobile bomb.’ According to Iranian state media,  ‘Yasir’ is a flying bomb, designed to strike air, ground and naval targets.

AP photo

AP photo

I am delighted by the news and congratulate the Iranian engineers and military industry. Iranian advanced technology is needed in order to deter Israel from celebrating its genocidal inclinations.

However, the Israelis label the new Iranian bomb a “suicidal drone,”  no less no more.  I would like to grasp what the Israeli media means when it tags a bomb ‘suicidal’? Does it leave a note before it plunges into an IDF’s headquarter? Are IDF’s guided missiles targeting Palestinian family homes also suicidal bombs? Do the Israelis expect the new Iranian drone to “knock on the roof” just before it goes off?  Or does a bomb becoming suicidal only when it is set to hit a Jewish strategic target?

Gilad Atzmon, now living in London, was born in Israel and served in the Israeli military. He is the author of The Wandering Who and Being in Time and is one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists in Europe. He can be reached via his website. Read other articles by Gilad, or visit Gilad's website.