It would be funny, if these religious madmen didn't have nukes.
At first glance, it looks as if an army of yeti has gone on the warpath. Or as if a forest has come to life and started marching.
These Iranian soldiers were pictured in camouflaged 'ghillie suits', the uniform of snipers, during a military parade in Tehran yesterday.
They were marching past the mausoleum of the revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini to mark the 29th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war
The conflict, which followed the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, lasted from 1980 to 1988 and left some one million people dead.
March: Iranian Army soldiers participate in a military parade in Tehran to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war (hat tip Laura) Read more here.
State media confirmed that a plane had crashed while performing manoeuvres for the parade in the village of Vali Abad, near Tehran.
However five hours later the report was removed from the IRNA website.
Turkmen members of the Iranian Basij militia also took part in today's parade
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made no mention of the crash as he told crowds that Iran is stronger than ever, warning that its military will 'cut the hand' of anyone who attacks.
However state TV had earlier shown video footage of burning wreckage from the military plane surrounded by fire trucks in farmlands south of Tehran.
There was not immediate word on the cause of the crash, but the Iranian military - as well its civilian airlines - have been plagued by lethal accidents. read more: here
Iranian Air force says nothing to do with parade -- nothing to see here, folks. WAIT, it get better: Defense news confirmation that the plane crash landed on Khomeini's mausoleum -- really could not make this up.