Not even your field trip to the Amalgamated Wingnut factory in fifth grade was this lame. These students were from “Isfahan universities,” but how free they were to opt in or out of this trip is not clear (what would happen if someone said “no”?). In any case, the creepiness inherent in this exercise, with its implication of using human shields in a potential mass suicide, seems lost on the Iranians.
“Iranian students form human shield near nuclear site amid fears of Israeli attack,” from Haaretz, November 15:
Hundreds of students on Tuesday formed a human chain around the uranium conversion plant in central Iran, in a demonstration staged by students to show that Iranians were ready to sacrifice their lives if the nuclear sites were attacked by Israel.
It followed a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that accused Iran of using its nuclear technology to seek atomic warheads. Israel also threatened to attack the Islamic state’s nuclear sites.
After holding a noon prayer session in front of the plant’s main gate, students from Isfahan universities shouted “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.” They vowed to resist in the event of an attack…