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Iranian Warship Route To U.S. Coast Reportedly Leaked Online
The Blaze ^ | 10/6/2011 | Buck Sexton

Posted on 10/06/2011 4:31:20 AM PDT by Just4Him

Last week, an Iranian Naval Commander threatened to deploy ships off the U.S. coast as a provocative show of force.

Now it looks like Iran might actually be serious.

A new map that allegedly shows the expected path of the Iranian Naval expedition to the U.S has leaked online from an Iranian website, according to MEMRI.

The unprecedented route for the Islamic Republic would take Iranian ships through the Suez Canal and into the warm waters of the Caribbean, a total nautical distance of approximately 9000 miles. According to MEMRI, Iranian media sources claim:

“In this new and feasible mission, the ships of the navy of the Iranian Army will sail west, towards the Strait of Gibraltar, after they enter the Mediterranean. Subsequently, they will enter the Atlantic Ocean, and from there they must traverse the long distance to their destination off Cuba, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Central and South America.”

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1 posted on 10/06/2011 4:31:23 AM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

They’ll need rescuing before they get half way here.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 4:34:59 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Just4Him

I miss George W. Bush. For yet another reason.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 4:39:57 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: ZX12R

They better watch out for the Bermuda Triangle!


4 posted on 10/06/2011 4:41:23 AM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Just4Him
I'm reminded about the Air Force fighter pilot flying a recon mission near the Iranian border. He was radioed by Iranian Air Control (IAC). It went something like:

IAC: US Air Force fighter jet...you are in Iranian airspace. Leave immediately!

US Pilot: IAC, I'm am in Afghan airspace.

IAC: US pilot...you are in Iranian airspace. If you do not leave immediately, we will dispatch our jets and shoot you down.

US Pilot: Send ‘em up...I'll wait.

IAC: (static...)

5 posted on 10/06/2011 4:43:12 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Ronin

Doubt they’ve ever even heard about the BT. :)


6 posted on 10/06/2011 4:43:19 AM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

what do the Ranies have? frigates? can they make it across the Atlantic w/o refueling? I don’t imagine they have tankers, it’s a cute little coastal navy, not a blue-water fleet.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 4:47:43 AM PDT by wny
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To: Just4Him
This is a ruse. They are delivering long range missiles to their ally Hugo Chavez.
8 posted on 10/06/2011 4:54:42 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Ronin
They better watch out for the Bermuda Triangle!

I wish the navy would make their frigate disappear out there, then they could just say: "Yep, triangle got em."
9 posted on 10/06/2011 5:10:52 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Just4Him

So will they be able to maneuver with that US nuclear sub hugging their hull?


10 posted on 10/06/2011 5:10:52 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: econjack
That recurring email is usually attributed to a U.S. Marine Corp F-18 pilot.
11 posted on 10/06/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: econjack

LOL!!!


12 posted on 10/06/2011 5:12:58 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: wny

This jihadist ship is on a one-way trans Atlantic cruise. No refueling required.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 5:15:43 AM PDT by Broker (House of Unamerican Activities?)
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To: wny
I don’t imagine they have tankers, it’s a cute little coastal navy, not a blue-water fleet

That's where you are wrong. Yes it's a coastal fleet with no warship bigger than a light frigate - which rate no more than corvette staus by today's standards.

But back in the day, the Shah had ambitions, and while the mullahs cancelled most of those ambitions, they did take delivery of the Kharg, a big Olwen class replenishment ship.

And with 1700 tons diesel (plus 18000ton fuel oil for its own boilers), it could shepherd one of those frigates around the world, twice.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 5:33:41 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Just4Him
Since an expired tag simply means overdue taxes (the tag is still intact and works to ID the car)..it's all about money and it converts the cops into "armed tax collectors".


15 posted on 10/06/2011 5:38:36 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: ZX12R

Could you imagine Iran daring to do this with Ronald Reagan in the White House?

It is better to be feared than loved...


16 posted on 10/06/2011 5:41:00 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: ASA Vet
That recurring email is usually attributed to a U.S. Marine Corp F-18 pilot.

If that's the case, I stand corrected. It's been a while since I read the story...

17 posted on 10/06/2011 5:43:16 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Just4Him

Captain Ramius: We will pass through the American patrols, past their sonar nets, and lay off their largest city, and listen to their rock and roll... while we conduct missile drills.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 5:50:24 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: RedEyeJack

Of course they are. They will get support form Cuba, Venezuela, China and Russia.

They have to do this fast, since the next election is in 2012 and they have to get this done while an America-hater is in office.

Once those missiles are scattered around the Gulf, it’s going to be tough to undo the damage to our security.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 5:56:15 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Just4Him

I think that an attack submarine should meet them in the mid Atlantic and sink them all. No fuss, no muss. They just disappear.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 6:07:26 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: capt. norm

Wrong thread.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:25 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I was cleaning my mouse and it went off by accident.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:21:26 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Oztrich Boy

That would create quite a large oil slick, eh ?


23 posted on 10/06/2011 6:27:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: capt. norm

LOL! Well, at least you weren’t playing with it.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:27:53 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: BCW

“Achmed, you lost another warship?”


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cizinec

When that happens our only option will be the missile shield. Then russia will gripe about it even more and forget that by refusing to help control iran, they’ve forced us to increase our missile defenses.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 6:43:51 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: Just4Him
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Run Silent, Run Swift, Run Deadly.

27 posted on 10/06/2011 6:52:20 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: SJackson

for your review & possible ping.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 7:18:56 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

***I think that an attack submarine should meet them in the mid Atlantic and sink them all. No fuss, no muss. They just disappear.****

“Paging Captain NEMO”!


29 posted on 10/06/2011 8:55:51 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Just4Him

Nice looking boat you got there; be a shame if something happened to it.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 11:57:45 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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I'm guessing we could have figured this out.

31 posted on 10/06/2011 4:01:12 PM PDT by SJackson (The irony is, the reason I was in this office is because I told a story to the American people, BHO)
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