Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Iran Threatens To Torpedo US Carriers In The Persian Gulf
Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2012

Posted on 01/19/2012 10:28:22 AM PST by Strategy

Underscoring its desire to keep U.S. aircraft carriers from the Persian Gulf, a senior Iranian military commander today announced his possible plan to ambush the American fleet.

Chalk this one up to more bluster, or part of a mounting back and forth rhetoric headed nowhere good, either way - Tehran plans to rely on its subs.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Self-Sufficiency Jihad, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri told Fars that Iran has the finest electic diesel submarines in the world, and that while the U.S. has focused on Tehran's "astonishing surface capabilities," it has forgotten about the underwater threat.

Amiri said he plans to slip his fleet of subs onto the Persian Gulf floor and "fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously."

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; carriers; diesel; electic; gulf; hormuz; iran; islam; middleeast; missiles; navair; persian; persiangulf; submarines; threatens; torpedoes; usnavy

1 posted on 01/19/2012 10:28:34 AM PST by Strategy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Based on this threat alone, made openly in the international community, we hsould sink everyone of Iran’s three Kilo subs, and all 3-4 of their indegenous midget-subs at the first opportunity available...tomorrow would not be too soon.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 10:30:43 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Okay.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 10:31:26 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Does he really think we don’t already have subs there to prevent just that possibility?


4 posted on 01/19/2012 10:33:16 AM PST by circlecity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Head

“Based on this threat alone, made openly in the international community, we hsould sink everyone of Iran’s three Kilo subs, and all 3-4 of their indegenous midget-subs at the first opportunity available...tomorrow would not be too soon.”

You forget who the POTUS is.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 10:34:41 AM PST by Castigar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Castigar

I think that’s why Iran is so brave. Just like the old hostage situation. Come January.....


6 posted on 01/19/2012 10:36:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Did every one in Iran’s senior leadership attend the WWE School of Bluster Talking? Man, it’s like they’ve all bought into the Rex Ryan program.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 10:36:20 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Castigar
"You forget who the POTUS is."

"You forget who WHAT the POTUS is. Fixed it.

8 posted on 01/19/2012 10:37:48 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

“a senior Iranian military commander today announced his possible plan to ambush the American fleet.”

And i could hide outside a Hells Angels favorite bar and shoot one from ambush as he walked out. And then brag to the whole town that it was me. (and i’m guessing my life would get -very- exciting after that!)


9 posted on 01/19/2012 10:40:36 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategy
...and while the U.S. has focused on Tehran's "astonishing surface capabilities," it has forgotten about the underwater threat.

Well, I for one find that rather irritating. The U.S. Navy has completely forgotten about submarines. I'm going to write my nearest Admiral right away. "Dear Sir. Please remember the submarines. Thanks. BtD" Some people!

10 posted on 01/19/2012 10:40:36 AM PST by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert; txhurl

Ping.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 10:41:41 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Castigar
You forget who the POTUS is.

Not to worry. I hear he's got a new naval advisor.

12 posted on 01/19/2012 10:41:59 AM PST by RetroSexual
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual
Spicoli's post-surfing gig.

What a shame.

13 posted on 01/19/2012 10:50:17 AM PST by muleskinner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Strategy
He wouldn't get his outer doors open before a SSN put a war-shot up his A$$.
14 posted on 01/19/2012 10:52:31 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual

I forgot just how fugly that guy is.

And he has the brains to match.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 10:54:29 AM PST by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

If the Iranians kill or damage a carrier, the balloon goes up and the gloves come off. A carrier is a strategic asset.

They should be careful what they wish for.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 11:01:54 AM PST by RexBeach
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Gee, this sounds serious........maybe we should TALK to them about it.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 11:05:10 AM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mich Patriot
It is my opinion that Obama is slowly building this up to be an “October surprise.” He sinks the Iranian Navy and sends her subs to the bottom on a one way trip. The media will go wild that our President (not mine thank you) was forced to take this action against Iran to keep the straights of Hormuz open. At the same time he could okay a military strike by and with Israel against Iran's nuclear facilities.

He has demonstrated that he is capable of this in Libya. 80 percent of those “Nato” aircraft were American. In Libya we threw out an odious and evil murderer that posed NO THREAT TO THE WEST. In Libya we now have odious and evil murders in power (muslim brotherhood) that ARE A THREAT TO THE WEST.

Obama knew this would happen in Libya just as it did in Egypt. There can be only one explanation for this. He hates his own country of which he is President. He wants to harm us.

18 posted on 01/19/2012 11:07:15 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Head
we hsould sink everyone of Iran’s

We should.

What do you think Barack Hussein Soetoro 0dinga Dunham 0bama will do?

19 posted on 01/19/2012 11:13:53 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

There won’t be any aggression because obama will do as they tell him.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 11:14:15 AM PST by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cincinnati65
Gee, this sounds serious........maybe we should TALK to them about it.

Breach of protocol. First step is always the Strongly-Worded Letter.
21 posted on 01/19/2012 11:18:08 AM PST by BikerJoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Strategy
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Self-Sufficiency Jihad, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri told Fars that Iran has the finest electic diesel submarines in the world, and that while the U.S. has focused on Tehran's "astonishing surface capabilities," it has forgotten about the underwater threat.

Amiri said he plans to slip his fleet of subs onto the Persian Gulf floor and "fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously."

Bagdad Bob has a new Job.

22 posted on 01/19/2012 11:19:03 AM PST by Tenacious 1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Should have been turned into a parking lot years ago.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 11:19:58 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard

Steve will go golfing.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 11:23:36 AM PST by mcshot (Voter fraud will be the doom of the Republic as desired by the Lib Dems.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Strategy; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
We can only be dead certain sure about one thing with the Obamination at the helm and the MSM reporting, if we lose two or three carriers in the Gulf to Iran... it will all be Bush's fault!
25 posted on 01/19/2012 11:24:13 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cpdiii

Oh yeah, I remember thinking when Egypt was going crazy: “be careful what you wish for”. We are FAR worse off in the region now.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 11:27:58 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: DesertRhino

I suspect you should save a bullet for yourself DR. Just thinking with my fingers.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 11:29:18 AM PST by mcshot (Voter fraud will be the doom of the Republic as desired by the Lib Dems.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Strategy
announced his possible plan to ambush the American fleet.

If it's announced it's no longer an ambush.

What a maroon.

28 posted on 01/19/2012 11:29:44 AM PST by tbpiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Head

I am sure there are plenty of military people at the Pentagon and on those ships who agree with your suggestion. Sadly, however, one must remember who is the CIC — enough said.
I do not need to elaborate.


29 posted on 01/19/2012 11:30:57 AM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Would they have made these threats when Bush was in office?


30 posted on 01/19/2012 11:33:06 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual

HEY... did Spicoli have that water tested for fuel and other contaminants before brazenly tossing it into the ecosystem? Look at that fuel can!

Oh, (you say) just because he is “Hollywood” that makes him a “greenie”? And I guess I paint with a broad brush. My Apologies!

More likely the fuel can is filled with Citco products from his comrade Hugo.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 11:38:39 AM PST by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: mcshot

lol,, true.


32 posted on 01/19/2012 11:40:45 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: circlecity
Does he really think we don’t already have subs there to prevent just that possibility?

I was just going to say, I don't think it is easy to sneak up on a Carrier. I am sure our subs would be there too, if that is the game they want to play.

33 posted on 01/19/2012 12:00:59 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Hey there Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri don’t you remember the famous “awaken a sleeping giant” quote a certain naval officer made 70 years ago? Same thing holds true today. Fire a torpedo and prepare yourself to meet 72 virgins (note that nobody said they’re going to be Playboy knockouts - it could be ugly!).


34 posted on 01/19/2012 12:19:41 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard

Right now? Nothing.

But what I fear is that he will wait...probably too long, but then pull a September or October surprise and get us into a war so he can try to use that and the lives of our personnel to hold onto the Presidency.

If he does he will have stooped below imagination and should be impeached...heck, he should be impeached in any case.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 12:21:09 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Wright

Agreed...see my post #35.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 12:22:10 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Awwww, was this posted on The Onion or is this Saddam Hussein’s PR man talking?


37 posted on 01/19/2012 12:27:09 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategy

Dear God, I pray that Iran torpedoes a US carrier. Because then even Oboingo could not ignore Iran anymore. And it might encourage some GOP nominee to get a pair and say if I’m elected, and Iran attacks us, there will be radioactive glass in Tehran.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 12:43:15 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]




Click the Stick

Oh my goodness!
We need more new monthly donors!!!


Become a monthly donor
Sponsors will contribute $10
For each new monthly sign-up

39 posted on 01/19/2012 12:46:46 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Strategy
Iran is going to do it! They are crazy enough and are willing to accept American retaliation. With the current administration's inability to handle Iran any attack in response to the sinking of a carrier would inflict minimum damage.

Of more concern will be the response by the American public? We have not lost a great ship since WWII.

The media would have a field day; interviewing Iranian officials(treason laws no longer apply; joyful photos depicting American casualties; pictures of the great ship with sailors abandoning it by ropes; the great ship heeling over. An American defeat will cause the media creatures to have multiple orgasms.

Lastly, this administration would attempt to rally a degenerate American public around "The Divine One." They would succeed and crush any Republic possibility of gaining the White House.

40 posted on 01/19/2012 12:49:41 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: magslinger; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

41 posted on 01/19/2012 1:46:18 PM PST by Vroomfondel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRhino
...and i’m guessing my life would get -very- exciting after that!

Reminds me of what former CNO Adm. Crowe said about the career of the Red Fleet in any outbreak of hostilities with the U.S. Navy: "colorful, exciting, and short."

42 posted on 01/19/2012 7:42:40 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Comment #43 Removed by Moderator

Comment #44 Removed by Moderator

To: Jeff Head
Agreed. On the threat alone, every sub they own should be put down immediately.
45 posted on 01/20/2012 8:11:38 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson