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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I think the USS Stennis CVN 74 is in that area.
FWIW, in this kind of situation where it's a personal ball-buster/toe-to-toe, I'd bet on Hitlery vs. Mullahs. She's dirty, dirty pool. Whenever the Clintons' political whims happen to align with what's best for the country, look out.
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Seeing how incompetent this administration is, and how hostile they are towards our own military, I get the distinct feeling, they could lose a shooting war with Iraq.
Where else, but in our great democracy can a common
paper hanger community organizer rise to become both a military and naval genius?
I suspect it is just as easy for the USA to take care of these rag heads from wherever they are, our only problem is wimpy mac daddy.
Yes, It’s extremely cute :-)
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That would be some show right in the middle of the current Arab spring.I know Arabs aren't exactly enamored with Persians but I'm just thinking there are way more and better equipped 'rage-boys' in that region now than there were 25 odd years ago.
Obviously I'm not well versed in these things just thinking out loud I suppose.
The only way to sink a modern american aircraft carrier is with a nuke.....
They can certainly close it, which only initially requires that Lloyds substantially raise their rates.
That said, they can't keep it closed very long, but shy of invading Iran, they could continue to launch shore based anti-ship missiles at will.
The biggest reason why they won't, is that they will be hurt worse than anyone else by a closure.
From here in Oz it looks a lot like you folks have little confidence your current admin could do much other than give aid and comfort to your enemies.It makes me nervous.
The 2012 war with Iran has been predestined since November 2008. War with Iran is the only possible event that could cause the re election of Obama.
So saith bert
How about a giant cartoon Mohamed painted on the landing area :-)
Iran and Iraq were both shooting at the others' tankers. And the Gulf countries supported Iraq not Iran. Outstanding Iraqi debt to Kuwait was one of Saddam's likely reasons for invading.
I am serious. The current administration is the one giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
They are hostile to the U.S. military and sympathetic to countries that wish us harm. They will impose so many restrictions on U.S. forces that they will be getting people killed. Moderation in warfare is the height of folly, as a certain British admiral said at the start of World War I concerning the U-Boats. (He correctly warned that the Germans would not long restrain their U-Boats, and he was right.)
Since Korea, the U.S. has fought our wars with one hand tied behind our backs. At some point it has to stop.
Or,if you prefer, with him bent over the business end of a 20" gun turret.