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#1    Hugh

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

Washington (CNN) -- A senior Iranian naval official says Iran is sending warships toward U.S. maritime borders to send a message, a move a U.S. defense official characterized as an announcement, not a deployment.

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t2

I think there may be an incident coming soon...


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

Sounds as much a load of flannel as the Dominant 323 stealth fighter. I think they've only got about three frigates, haven't 'they.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:50 PM

If the Iranians do this, their ships will be "greeted" by a vastly superior U.S. Naval force.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:55 PM

If this is indeed true, it's a pretty stupid move IMO.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:57 PM

Nothing wrong with approaching a maritime border. Crossing it is another matter.  Just a bunch of harmless posturing.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

There's no way ion this or any other planet that the Iranian navy could conceivably be a threat to the Might of the U.S. Navy, at least until they get an aircraft carrier or SSBN, and besides, they've got a perfect right to go wherever they want until they get inside US Territorial waters (if they were really setting forth across the Atlantic, which I very much doubt, with the blue water experience that they have they'd be lucky to get anywhere near the US with all the storms in the Atlantic at this time of year.)

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

Since when did the U.S. own all the oceans.

"Freedom of the seas doesn't just apply to fish. It applies to all maritime nations, all navies, everywhere -- so long as they understand the responsibilities which come with that freedom," the defense official said``


Let them go anywhere they want. Until there is a threat whats the issue. Not like thay can launch an attack and if they did it`s suicide.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

View PostColonel Rhubarb, on 09 February 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:

There's no way ion this or any other planet that the Iranian navy could conceivably be a threat to the Might of the U.S. Navy, at least until they get an aircraft carrier or SSBN, and besides, they've got a perfect right to go wherever they want until they get inside US Territorial waters (if they were really setting forth across the Atlantic, which I very much doubt, with the blue water experience that they have they'd be lucky to get anywhere near the US with all the storms in the Atlantic at this time of year.)
They have a perfect right to passage as you said.  They need the blue water experience and they seem ready to begin but if they actually take up positions and deploy regularly just outside our borders I imagine the Navy may "help" them in their training so they can get up to proficiency a bit faster  :)

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:29 PM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 09 February 2014 - 05:46 PM, said:

Since when did the U.S. own all the oceans.

"Freedom of the seas doesn't just apply to fish. It applies to all maritime nations, all navies, everywhere -- so long as they understand the responsibilities which come with that freedom," the defense official said``


Let them go anywhere they want. Until there is a threat whats the issue. Not like thay can launch an attack and if they did it`s suicide.
Funny you should make your point that way.  First - these guys practically invented the suicide belt and second they CAN attack soon - and to devastating effect.  A single crude nuke atop a scud c launcher could shut down a significant part of America in the twinkling of an eye.  So what if we sink a ship...or even if we nuked Tehran, America would become a 3rd world country in a day.  EMP is real and it could be the end of America as we know it.c

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:09 PM

I bet there is an attack sub shadowing them or soon to keep eyes on.

View Postand then, on 09 February 2014 - 06:29 PM, said:

Funny you should make your point that way.  First - these guys practically invented the suicide belt and second they CAN attack soon - and to devastating effect.  A single crude nuke atop a scud c launcher could shut down a significant part of America in the twinkling of an eye.  So what if we sink a ship...or even if we nuked Tehran, America would become a 3rd world country in a day.  EMP is real and it could be the end of America as we know it.c

They don't have a missile which could reach the US.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

How many boats can the Iranian navy produce?  10 or 15? It's nearly land-locked where everybody rides camels, and we are worried about their navy? :innocent:


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

View Postand then, on 09 February 2014 - 06:29 PM, said:

Funny you should make your point that way.  First - these guys practically invented the suicide belt and second they CAN attack soon - and to devastating effect.  A single crude nuke atop a scud c launcher could shut down a significant part of America in the twinkling of an eye.  So what if we sink a ship...or even if we nuked Tehran, America would become a 3rd world country in a day.  EMP is real and it could be the end of America as we know it.c
Matey, America is a Third World Country already, you just have too much money in your pockets to realise it.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 09 February 2014 - 09:40 PM, said:

Matey, America is a Third World Country already, you just have too much money in your pockets to realise it.

Correction... a third-world country with the most powerful navy on the planet.  (lol)


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

Didn't the Russians do something similar with their "Bear" bombers? flying to Cuba and Venezuela?


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

The Iranians are desperate to be recognized and accepted...this is a cry for attention and nothing more.  It def isn't a threat even if that is the intention...it's not.

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