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Report: Iran Tells Departed US Carrier To 'Stay Out Of Persian Gulf'
YNet ^ | 3 Jan 2012 | News Agencies

Posted on 01/03/2012 4:15:20 AM PST by edpc

Iran's army chief told the United States that a US aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises should not return to the Gulf, the state news agency reported 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," Ataollah Salehi told IRNA.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; middleeast; oil; persiangulf
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They forgot to establish a "line of death," a' la the Gulf of Sidra.
1 posted on 01/03/2012 4:15:24 AM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

Send two more carriers there. I am sick of Iran.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 4:18:34 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: edpc

From the Hawaiian White House, a spokeswoman for Resident Obama issued a thundering rejoiner, “Yassur, yassur, eyes getting outs whiles I kin, massa dinerjacket. Won’t see ol’ ‘Bama round dese here parts no mo, sur. And eyes takin’ dem shiftless wortless gud-fer-nuttin’, no-account sailors, Marines and soldja’s wid me. Yassur.”


3 posted on 01/03/2012 4:21:37 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: napscoordinator

Obama will ask them if we can come back, like he asked for the return of the drone.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 4:21:49 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

There are times when I would like to see what Tehran would look like as a glass parking lot.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 4:24:52 AM PST by econjack
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To: edpc

It’s well past time to pulverize these scumbags. I know we don’t have a CinC who will order it, but what we ought to do is take out very plane, ship, nuclear, and missile site in that whole damned worthless Mullah-land.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 4:25:45 AM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

*every


7 posted on 01/03/2012 4:26:15 AM PST by Enchante
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To: napscoordinator

Let the ICBM’s fly... I am sick of iran and persians.

LLS


8 posted on 01/03/2012 4:32:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: edpc

Iran is letting it’s alligator mouth overload it’s Hummingbird ass.

Does this foll have any idea what they face if they fire on an American carrier?

Even the weak kneed Kenyan would have to answer that attack with force.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 4:38:38 AM PST by Venturer
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To: edpc

This would be funny if we had a real President - not an imposter.

This would never have happened in the first place had we a real prez.

Obama is _such_ a failure. If only he was doing it accidentally he could be forgiven.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 4:39:44 AM PST by Principled
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To: edpc

I won’t often offer advice to Obama.

However this one seems to warrant a simple response:

Obama should publicly, respond to the threat, with a simple declaration that any attack on an America carrier, will result in the complete destruction of an Iranian city.

Glass.

Say so publicly, so when it happens, there’s not sudden horror worldwide.

Just a simple “we warned you not to do that, and we said exactly what would happen if you did”. There will still be wailing and complaining, but the world will know and understand.

No more groveling Obama.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 4:46:27 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: edpc

How does the combat power of the Iranian Air Force compare with the combat power of a carrier battle group? There are days when I’d be willing to find out, and I’m sure most naval aviators would be more than happy to provide the answer in air-to-air negotiations.

How about their missiles against our carrier? That’s why we have air-to-mud capabilities. War is a bad thing, but there are worse things, one of which is the current Iranian government (sadly, another is occupying our White House and visiting Hawaii).


12 posted on 01/03/2012 4:53:38 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Random Thoughts

Iran commits an act of war against the U.S. in international waters.

U.S. Declares War during an election year.

American voters rally around their President during war with Iran and reelect their President.

At least half of Iran's population joyfully achieves Martyrdom and enters Paradise.

Much of Iran remains radioactive for a half-life of 10,000 years.

President Obama is able to appoint three more Supreme Court Justices during his second term.

President Obama is declared “President for Life” and the American people live happily ever after.

13 posted on 01/03/2012 4:54:19 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Obama should publicly, respond to the threat, with a simple declaration that any attack on an America carrier, will result in the complete destruction of an Iranian city.

Glass.

Of course, a real US President would not issue such a threat, but simply sent in another carrier, and if Iran made good on its threat, take out Tehran and their nuke capabilities without warning ...

as much glass as possible.

14 posted on 01/03/2012 4:56:36 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: edpc

Why is Iran’s Army chief speaking for The Navy? What a sad, sad little island nation.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 4:59:24 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: edpc

“I recommend and emphasize to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf”

Commander to crew: “Do a 180, boys, we just got invited to a party.”


16 posted on 01/03/2012 5:00:49 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Texas Eagle

-—Why is Iran’s Army chief speaking for The Navy?——

The army commands the shore based anti ship missiles is my guess


17 posted on 01/03/2012 5:02:03 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Pollster1
How does the combat power of the Iranian Air Force compare with the combat power of a carrier battle group?


18 posted on 01/03/2012 5:02:31 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: DJ Taylor

“At least half of Iran’s population joyfully achieves Martyrdom and enters Paradise.”

Will do you one better. The inevitable revolution in Iran that was stopped with Obama’s support of the regime actually happens this time.

Obama claims he liberated 30 million people, more than Bush and he didn’t have to fire a shot.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 5:10:02 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Mose Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: edpc

Making threats like this to a boy king who will do ANYTHING to get re-elected is not a smart move.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 5:10:26 AM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: edpc

That’s funny! Thank you.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 5:22:31 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: edpc
Wow! Either you're showing your age or you are reminding me how old I am!

The Gulf of Sidra "Line of Death" thing was in 1981...a little more than thirty years ago. I was on board Nimitz at the time and the Libyans were foolish enough to came after us with two SU-22's which were promptly shot down.

The only departure from routine was when a Marine F-4 pilot off the Forrestal thought it would be funny to turn off his IFF and make a run at the Nimitz...the Alert 5 F-14's were on him real quick...luckily he turned everything on...lights,IFF and anything else he could think of.

The Admiral wanted to see him the next day...I'm sure he was well counseled.

22 posted on 01/03/2012 5:40:47 AM PST by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: Pollster1
In all seriousness, though, their air force is a mishmash of aircraft in varying states of disrepair and availablility. Overally, they probably have a couple dozen functioning F-4s and maybe a dozen flyable F-14s. They also have some Mig-29s and a few Mirage fighters.

The aircraft they have produced on their own are variants of our old F-5s. There's no question air superiority could be achieved quickly vs their quality of equipment and capability of their pilots.

The two biggest assets they have are ballistic missiles and anti-shipping missiles. Mass volleys of both would be the only chance they'd have of making a difference before air superiority was established. Aegis platforms, CIWS, Israel's Iron Dome system, and our radar station in Turkey would be very busy.

23 posted on 01/03/2012 5:57:54 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: oldsalt
I was in middle school at the time of the "Line of Death" incident. I probably started paying more attention and got interested in ME events in '79 after the embassy takeover in Tehran. Really pissed me off, because it was my 11th birthday and that's all anyone was talking about.

I'll never forgive them.

:-D

24 posted on 01/03/2012 6:03:46 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc
Ok, no more of this foolishness, time to send in the heat. Demand that the POTUS call in the French and have the Greek navy in reserve(after we give em some petrol for their engines and some French chiefs for the galley )
25 posted on 01/03/2012 6:08:16 AM PST by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I disagree. If they fire on us, declare war and destroy their military, then their infrastructure. Then who cares what they say and do.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 6:17:45 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: edpc
the enemy’s carrier

Sounds like fighting words to me. Maybe we should park a second carrier group in the neighborhood...

27 posted on 01/03/2012 6:34:39 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: edpc
They actually called it 'the enemies carrier'?

Gosh, the Middle East is so nuanced.

28 posted on 01/03/2012 6:39:48 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Its been done before!


29 posted on 01/03/2012 6:42:00 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: edpc

Has Obama scraped, bowed, and apologized yet? We need to send a carrier battle group up the Potomac River.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 6:49:33 AM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: edpc
Alright already -- let's end this abuse. Time to send a long overdue message to the Ahmadinejads of the world. Proper response: Within seconds of the next verbal tirade from these clowns, their ships in the Gulf get instantly transformed into an oil slick. Afterwards, the White House issues a terse statement saying, "OK, who's next?" Enough is enough.
31 posted on 01/03/2012 6:53:34 AM PST by Rocco DiPippo
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To: edpc
If our president had any gonads, he'd park a carrier right in the middleof the straits and dare them to try something. Any attack would be met with the total destruction of their military and infrastructure.

But then, I'm just dreaming aren't I?

32 posted on 01/03/2012 6:53:47 AM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: edpc
They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Brave.
They remind me of a high school bully. Gets real brave and mouths off once the enemy is out of sight. Scares the hell out of real small children.
Time to test some more MOABS (Mother Of All Bombs)
33 posted on 01/03/2012 6:58:07 AM PST by DeaconRed (Bo Diddley Bo Diddley have you heard? Iran running mouth like a true TURD.)
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To: Voter#537
Never mind I forgot who our CIC is.
He will apologize before he sends any MOABS. . .
34 posted on 01/03/2012 7:00:29 AM PST by DeaconRed (Bo Diddley Bo Diddley have you heard? Iran running mouth like a true TURD.)
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To: Venturer

Pretty easy for the camel jocks to talk big when they are sure nothing will come of it. Like most of these 8th Century idiots, they have no realistic knowledge of who they are threatening, being election year and nobama looking like a lose, he or dems in general are more likely to start something in hopes of re-election.

Guarantee, when the carrier group sails back into the Gulf, not one peep will be heard, just like many times past.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 7:07:31 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: DJ Taylor
Attacking iran in self defense will not help obama win an election... ask BUSH I! He won a war and clinton killed him because it is “all about the economy... stupid”! Not you... just quoting carville.

LLS

36 posted on 01/03/2012 7:13:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: oldsalt
I still laugh thinking about Quadafi(SP?) coming out in his speedboat to take on the US Navy.
37 posted on 01/03/2012 7:17:24 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: edpc

Proceeding according to the islamist in Chief´s plan.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 7:22:52 AM PST by onedoug
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To: edpc
I worked with Iranians who fled Iran during my 25 years in the DC area. From what I hear, we should not confuse what Iran's leaders say with what the people want. Despite living under the Shah, Iran was progressive and pro American. Biggest mistake made by Carter in Mideast was not supporting the Shah followed by Obama’s failure to support recent demonstrators. I fear all this swaggering will get hundreds of thousands of innocents killed and that it will spread to the entire region. If Russia and China join in, it's Armageddon.
39 posted on 01/03/2012 7:27:09 AM PST by Boomer One
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Only a blustering fool would advocate unnecessarily jeopardizing one of our carriers simply to taunt the Iranians.

They have ATTACK AIRCRAFT on them. Remember?

40 posted on 01/03/2012 7:34:26 AM PST by misanthrope ("...Everybody look what's goin' down.")
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To: Boomer One
There's always that. However, they're in charge and have their fingers on the trigger. Modern warfare has attempted to be a bit to fine and surgical. A direct conflict with Iran would likely follow the same path as Iraq in many respects. The Basijj would blend in with the types of people you mentioned and wage guerrilla warfare, not caring who gets killed in the process. Naturally, it would all be blamed on the US and its allies.
41 posted on 01/03/2012 7:35:29 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yassur, sho’ don’t wan’ ta cause no trouble round here Mr. Chineeman, eye’s be goin’ now. “feets do yo’ stuff.’’


42 posted on 01/03/2012 7:39:05 AM PST by jmacusa
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To: rllngrk33
"If our president had any gonads, he'd park a carrier right in the middleof the straits and dare them to try something. Any attack would be met with the total destruction of their military and infrastructure. But then, I'm just dreaming aren't I?"

Yeah, OK.

Jeez.

43 posted on 01/03/2012 7:40:23 AM PST by misanthrope ("...Everybody look what's goin' down.")
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To: panaxanax

I remember a state-run, lame-stream media report broadcast many years ago in which Momar Khaddaffy was shown riding in what looked like a PT Boat out to sea. The state-run media reported that Khaddaffy was “chasing away the U.S. Fleet”.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 7:45:17 AM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: Boomer One
I worked with Iranians who fled Iran during my 25 years in the DC area. From what I hear, we should not confuse what Iran's leaders say with what the people want.

AMEN! I too worked with some of those guys, and even to this day they still tell me there is a huge liking for the U.S. that never gets past their leaders. Anyone who thinks Iranians en masse are like their leaders is off base.

The "carriers" remark by their leaders reminds me of some dogs in our area. We walk by them on a daily basis and they never bark - until we are past them. Then they sound like the Hound of the Baskervilles.

45 posted on 01/03/2012 7:49:57 AM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: DJ Taylor
At least half of Iran's population joyfully achieves Martyrdom and enters Paradise.

They lost about a million people in their war with Iraq. I think most Iranians have absolutely no taste for war with anyone, least of all, the U.S. They saw how the U.S. military buzz-sawed through the Iraqi Army they had fought to a standstill after ten years. My bet is that most Persian mothers want to see their children grow up in freedom and peace, things that do not appear to be on offer in their corner of the world.

46 posted on 01/03/2012 10:18:36 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: X-spurt
Obama is no leader. I am not saying this out of rancor, it is a simple true observation. His handling of the Gulf oil spill was symptomatic of his lack of leadership. He made high handed demands = “Just plug the damned hole!” - rather than understanding issues and alternatives, taking responsibility for results and communicating goals and priorities. Same on healthcare. He gave a wave of his hand and left the heavy lifting to Pelosi and Reid, two supremely ill-equipped individuals.

I seriously fear that Obama could actually lose a military confrontation with Iraq. In 1940, France had a larger and better equipped army than Germany, and unlike Germany, had a world class navy, was defending a single front, had powerful allies on the ground, including the British Army and RAF, the tacit support of her neighbors and other neutrals. The Maginot Line *successfully* narrowed the front that needed to be defended, forcing the invaders to go through well armed neutrals, Belgium and Holland.

How could they lose?

They had appallingly bad leadership.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 10:30:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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48 posted on 01/03/2012 11:44:14 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: edpc

If Ronald Reagan was President, or even George Bush, either of them, that carrier would be transiting the straits inbound to the Persian Gulf as we type.

With F/A-18s armed for ground and surface attack, as well as air defense, spotted on deck. And a big sign on the Island saying “Up Yours”.


49 posted on 01/03/2012 7:24:13 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: edpc
I'll never forgive them.

That's nothing. My mother-in-law's 12th birthday was 7 Dec 1941.

She still hasn't forgiven the Japanese.

50 posted on 01/03/2012 7:51:08 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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