Skip to comments.Iran threatens action if U.S. carrier returns: IRNA
Posted on 01/03/2012 2:22:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Iran threatens action if U.S. carrier returns: IRNA Photo 4:49am EST
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will take action if a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises returns to the Gulf, the state news agency quoted army chief Ataollah Salehi as saying on Tuesday.
"Iran will not repeat its warning ... the enemy's carrier has been moved to the Sea of Oman because of our drill. I recommend and emphasize to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf," Salehi told IRNA.
"I advise, recommend and warn them (the Americans) over the return of this carrier to the Persian Gulf because we are not in the habit of warning more than once," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Salehi as saying.
Salehi did not name the aircraft carrier or give details of the action Iran might take if it returned.
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Can Iran actually close the straight? Or is this just more hot air mother of all blah blah blah?
They could, but for how long? Even Obama would be forced to take action. This is just a ploy on their part to see if hot air will give them what they want.
Obama is chomping at the bit. He knows that a war is the best cover for him to get away with a power grab. Don’t forget, it was Biden who wrote the Patriot Act. A war is exactly what they want, and they’re attempting to bait one.
With enough bluster and some wild acts on the Iranians part, the insurance companies will see to it, that no ships pass through.
This is all starting to look like an open case of dynamite next to a campfire on a windy day.
sure they could. the question is, how would Iran’s oil exporting neighbors respond to such an act.
>>Can Iran actually close the straight?
Someone else (who appeared to be knowledgeable) posted in an earlier thread that they could - easily. Attack ships passing through with Silkworm anti-ship missiles.
Not only would the hulks block the strait, insurance companies would no longer insure tankers which means they would not chance passing through.
The latter is the real issue, the former pretty unlikely.
The Mouse that Roared?
Maybe the ins. companies would jack the price up to stratospheric levels and we end up paying $15 a gallon for gas.I know that probably sounds ludicrous but the middle east is becoming a hornet’s nest lately and it’s prone to boggling my mind.
Go ahead, punks, take a shot at a Carrier
Make our day- hell, make our entire year
As long as they don't do anything between this afternoon and Saturday, I'll be fine.
Leaving this frigid, Socialist Republic of Utopian Moonbats (Vermont) this p.m. for the warmer, sunnier (and saner) climes of Clearwater FL and expect to land on Saturday.
Ben checking Gas Buddy and the prices seem to be holding fairly steady (close to $3.00/gal) in most of the states I'll be traversing.
Personally, I wish the Mad Mullahs and I'm-a-Nut-Job would make the mistake of doing something stoopid as that could be the catalyst we could use to take decisive action and kick some Iranian butt.....that is, IF we had a CIC who was not an Islamic-Jihadist-Appeaser, even if that meant we had to pay a little more for our gas.
O Man, remember when they released the US hostages the very minute Reagan was sworn into office?
Imagine Iran with a GOP President who signs us up for domestic “Drill Baby Drill” his first hour in office, drives the price of oil below $50 barrel, and has the mullahs on the phones to their German bankers begging for loans to feed the Iranian army
With either scenario, war erupts as the other Gulf States will act against Iran for its belligernace. The problem is the Iranian regime thinks their neighbors will act against the US because of our belligerence to call them on their threat by sending the Stennis back to its station port of Bahrain. Either way, it will be going back through soon unless Pantload Obama acts true to form. If he does, the area will take care of their neighborhood problem themselves, further relegating the US to more slippage in its stature.
When it does happen, oil will go up. Everyone here, save the typical few, will finally wake up and Obama’s perfect plan will blow up in his face, bigtime. Then, a real leader will emerge who has a pair and we will be on our way to even greater stature
The last time this happened the US Navy escorted the ships through the straits.
“The last time this happened the US Navy escorted the ships through the straits.”
This time, SOS Rodham Clinton will negotiate our carrier’s surrender to an Iranian dinghy on behalf of B. Hussein Obama (P*ss be upon him) and his Taliban buddies.
We will also be treated to more teleprompter speeches about the why we must buy taxpayer-subsidized electric cars as the solution to soaring gas prices.
Boy would that ever chaff Iran's hide.You might as well paint a thirty foot high middle finger on the side of the hull.