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Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report
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Posted on 09/27/2011 9:21:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report Photo 11:55am EDT

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, Sayyari gave no details of when such a deployment could happen or the number or type of vessels to be used.

The declaration comes just weeks after Turkey said it would host a NATO early warning radar system which will help spot missile threats from outside Europe, including potentially from Iran. The decision has angered Tehran which had enjoyed close relations with Ankara.

And it comes a few months after Iran sent warships through the Suez canal, after the fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the first time the Islamic Republic had deployed navy vessels in the Mediterranean.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emp; iran
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1 posted on 09/27/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders,"

Thanks for the morning laugh, raghead.
2 posted on 09/27/2011 9:24:03 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cool, I am sure the Navy could use more targets for it’s live fire exercises.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 9:24:19 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bring it on, Goat-boys.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 9:24:50 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t wait to see what they can muster!


5 posted on 09/27/2011 9:25:41 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah right. I’d just love to understand how their supply chain is going to work to support that with food, fuel, and most importantly, ships parts when some equipment breaks down. They have no ability for underway replishment like the US Navy.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 9:26:06 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: Sub-Driver
They certainly could. No doubt about it. Just like I could wake up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet. It could happen.
7 posted on 09/27/2011 9:26:41 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: USNA74

that’s “replenishment”


8 posted on 09/27/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: Sub-Driver

Deploy near US coast? Yeah, then what, Sparky?


9 posted on 09/27/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Sub-Driver

Any boat can be a submarine, once.


10 posted on 09/27/2011 9:29:30 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: USNA74

I’m sure Obama would invite them into Norfolk for whatever supplies they need.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 9:29:45 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Sub-Driver

bump de bozo.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 9:30:16 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama would probably give them port call rights.
13 posted on 09/27/2011 9:30:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

Step 1. Jam them.

Step 2. Start Target practice.

Step 3. Destroy all targets.

Step 4. Drink a celebratory beer.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 9:32:18 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

One glass parking lot....

coming up!


15 posted on 09/27/2011 9:32:35 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They would go broke trying to keep the supply chain going with no nearby land bases for resupply and R&R. I bet they would get bored with the whole thing after a couple of months.

I also wonder how many Iranians would jump ship.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 9:33:00 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: The Toll

Our military will convert their submarines, at no charge,
to “holy vessels”. (72 x ? clones of Helen Thomas included as an added bonus)


17 posted on 09/27/2011 9:36:12 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Sub-Driver

More dive sites!


18 posted on 09/27/2011 9:36:19 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: USNA74; golux
The Iranian Navy off our East Coast?

By gad, Sir, that IS serious. Issue every member of the Larchmont Yacht Club a Smith and Wesson .45, and smoke bombs. All committee boats to be issued live ammunition for their starting guns. Make'em count, fellows! Also let it be known far and wide, that even if an Iranian Naval Vessel is on the starboard tack, they shall not, SHALL NOT call for right of weigh (or however that is spelled in this instance). I also suggest we re-number all inshore marks. (heh-heh ... that'll f'emup!)

If they intend to enter the Chesapeake, we may have to limit hours at Annapolis drinking establishments. This, this is war!

Relax. I know the Straits of Hormuz, and you simply cahn't get heah from theah.

19 posted on 09/27/2011 9:38:10 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Team Obama will not shrink from violence to remain in power. Be ready.)
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To: RexBeach

“Deploy near US coast? Yeah, then what, Sparky?”

Deploy nuclear mines? Wait until there is minimum coverage and then race into a port and detonate a nuclear bomb? (Do you think Obama would allow the Navy to sink a little boat just because it was heading towards a port? Remember “courageous restraint!”) Deploy regular mines that can be turned on by remote control? Gather electronic intelligence? Deploy and supply terrorist teams?
Remember, these aren’t the Soviets, who were led by a bunch of octogenarians only interested in maintaining their dachas and their status. These are people who dress their babies in bomb suits for party pictures. Don’t expect rational thought from an apocalyptic culture that was born to bring jihad to the world so everybody they know could die in the glorious return of the 12th imam.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 9:38:29 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sub-Driver
Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships TARGETS close to the United States' Atlantic coast

FIFY
21 posted on 09/27/2011 9:38:50 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: mbynack

They would use bases in Venezuela and maybe Cuba

Still quite a run

the boys would be close enough to pick up American TV and radio - imagine the Rev Guard watching “Dancing with the Stars”

Maybe Rush Limbaugh could send them a shout-out


22 posted on 09/27/2011 9:39:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


23 posted on 09/27/2011 9:41:07 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Come to Papa!"


24 posted on 09/27/2011 9:41:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sub-Driver

That will make it easier/cheaper to sink them!


25 posted on 09/27/2011 9:42:15 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good deal! We have two Naval Air Stations down here and I’m sure they’d love the targets.

Can we get an ETA on their arrival so we can set the lawnchairs out on the beach and be ready?


26 posted on 09/27/2011 9:43:37 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, as of 2001 they had 14 ships capable of crossing an ocean:
3 1500 ton Frigates (1971)
2 1100 ton Corvettes (1964)
3 3000 ton Kilo-class subs (1990s)
4 3000 ton Landing Ships (1970s)
2 2300 ton Landing Ships (1970s)
And that's it - don't see how they've added much in ten years, probably took all they had just to keep THOSE operational.
27 posted on 09/27/2011 9:44:15 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Gen.Blather
Deploy nuclear mines? Wait until there is minimum coverage and then race into a port and detonate a nuclear bomb?

There are rumors that Iran has modified their Shahab-3 mobile IRBMs to launch from a freighter deck. If true, they won't have to race into port.

28 posted on 09/27/2011 9:47:23 AM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Lsrchmont Yacht Club, indeed!

Who could be more appropriate to deal with a ‘disabled’ navy?


29 posted on 09/27/2011 9:48:47 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suspect the Bermuda Triangle will mysteriously develop an appetite for Iranian naval vessels.


30 posted on 09/27/2011 9:51:14 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Sub-Driver

No one should laugh too hard at this becuase the Iranians could easily operate in the Gulf of Mexico with logistical support from their friends in Cuba and Venezuela.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 9:52:41 AM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Spirochete

“There are rumors that Iran has modified their Shahab-3 mobile IRBMs to launch from a freighter deck.”

Due to advances in technology the world won’t be safe as long as blood still pumps through the last remaining jihadist’s veins. Unfortunately, it will take 9/11 x 10,000 to make that point plain. By that time we need to have our own oil and gas supplies as the only option left might be the glass parking lot approach. (Not that I’m advocating violence, or, Heaven forbid, saying something against diversity.)


32 posted on 09/27/2011 9:53:20 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s a long way to paddle.


33 posted on 09/27/2011 9:56:20 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: USNA74

Cuba.


34 posted on 09/27/2011 9:58:05 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Led by who? Achmed Gilligan?

By all means, DO IT!


35 posted on 09/27/2011 10:00:53 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Spirochete
There are rumors that Iran has modified their Shahab-3 mobile IRBMs to launch from a freighter deck.

Besides, a freighter is allowed to approach the port anyway. No racing required. No meaningful inspection of a fully loaded container ship is possible away from the port1, besides checking papers. But the papers would be either genuine or a first class forgery.

[1] Unless the leutenant who commands the inspection team is a licensed levitator and has no problem holding tens of thousands of tons of cargo in the air while they are getting to the bottom layer of containers.

36 posted on 09/27/2011 10:01:13 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: USNA74

They’ll probably come into US ports for repair and resupply.


37 posted on 09/27/2011 10:01:33 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Our communists leader King Obama will welcome them.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 10:06:06 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: MeganC

Almost choked on my spit reading this headline. Funny how none of these two bit nations would dare say something like this with any other president on than Carter. Obama gets zero respect. He wouldn’t know what to do if Iran or anyone else entered the gulf.

Have we ever allowed foreign war ships within our waters? I’m sure we’re tracking Soviet subs that get pretty close, but in the Gulf of Mexico? I doubt it.

Anybody know?


39 posted on 09/27/2011 10:06:19 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: GladesGuru
The plan for Casco Bay is to mine the approaches with old lobster traps. That will foul their propellers, slowing them down to be embarrassingly water-bombed by the Sea Scouts or the Bowdoin Sailing Team.

To make it really a sporting event, the Suez should be off limits, with the windward mark set at Capetown. Max range @ 10-12knts for all of these ships is probably about 3500 miles or less. How they would fuel and feed themselves along a 10,000- mile trip is a mystery to me, unless the Somali pirates accompany them with a captured tanker or two, with the CHICOM air-dropping take-out.

40 posted on 09/27/2011 10:13:29 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Team Obama will not shrink from violence to remain in power. Be ready.)
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To: nikos1121

why not? The Gulf of Mexico is still international waters over most of it’s area.


41 posted on 09/27/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Sub-Driver
We should try some diplomacy.....


42 posted on 09/27/2011 10:15:54 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Go for it....

Mike

43 posted on 09/27/2011 10:16:40 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: MeganC

I heard one of our attack subs has been recently modified with Bermuda Triangle torpedoes (sar). When we have a real President, he will just have a few of their ships meet the bottom.


44 posted on 09/27/2011 10:19:37 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Psalm 73
They are now building their entirely indigenous Islamic Revolutionary designed ships, having commisioned the frigate Jamaran earlier this year

It is probably a coincidence that prima facie it looks like they reverse engineed their Vosper Mk5 frigates bult in the UK in the 70s


45 posted on 09/27/2011 10:21:32 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: MNJohnnie

The Coast Guard could whip ‘em.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 10:28:32 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the Iranians want to put a platform for nukes and/or EMP devices close offshore. I wouldn’t regard this as a joke.


47 posted on 09/27/2011 10:32:08 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Sub-Driver
Sure hope they don't deploy their new cruise missile..


48 posted on 09/27/2011 10:36:42 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Kenny Bunk

“with the CHICOM air-dropping take-out.”

Allah Forbid!

The Chinese are kufir! Their woks are unclean because they cook the flesh of the pig!

I shudder to think of the damage a funnelator drawn, by the entire Bowdoin sailing team, could inflict on the Iranians.


49 posted on 09/27/2011 10:39:07 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: Army Air Corps

lol. yeah, I’d like to see them try it.


50 posted on 09/27/2011 10:39:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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