Skip to comments.US Beefing Sea And Land Forces To Counter Iran In Persian Gulf
Posted on 02/25/2012 5:12:49 AM PST by Strategy
The US has begun beefing up its sea- and land-based defences in the Persian Gulf to counter any attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz.
The American forces are also modifying weapons systems on warships so they could be used against Iranian fast-attack boats, as well as short-launched cruise missiles, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting US defence officials said.
The paper said Pentagon had notified Congress of plans to pre-position new mine-detection and clearing equipment and expand surveillance capabilities in and around the strait, through which 20 percent of world's oil supply passes.
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Don’t you think that the NAVY doesn’t already have those helicopters at the ready? Just because there not in view doesn’t mean they are not there. (take it from an old Navy guy).
I hate to be the one to mention this, but the horse is already out of the corral.
Once Mr achmadinnerjacket gets the operational nuke, I’m betting the straits will be off limits to a certain countries war ships, or else.
Wonder just how long Israel will wait, till she is forced to react?
Some Warthogs would be ideal.
February 24, 2012, - 3:27 pm
OUTRAGE: Navy SEALs Movies Terrorist is . . . JEWISH (Tortures, Murders CIA Agents, Smuggles Jihadists into U.S.)
By Debbie Schlussel
Its official: Act of Valor is anti-Semitic tripe wrapped in the American flag with a Navy SEAL cherry on top. The movie, which debuts in theaters today, goes to great pains to tell you that the largest terrorist plot against America is perpetrated by a Jew.
It must be getting close to an election for mac daddy, he wants people to believe that he give a sh*t about America and that he has a set of ba**s.
...modifying weapons systems on warships so they could be used against Iranian fast-attack boats, as well as short-launched cruise missiles... plans to pre-position new mine-detection and clearing equipment and expand surveillance capabilities...Thanks Strategy.
I wonder if this is going to be another Wag the Dog situation like Bubba had.
No need. The Marines flying their AH-1Zs and AV-8Bs embarked upon Makin Island with HMM-268, which is already in the Persian Gulf, won't have any trouble dispatching those Iranians for their rendezvous with muhammad.
I have always been a Cobra fan... wish they would update that one. Apaches look fierce loaded down though. I guess they all do with enough armament.
Unknown to most people the military has its hands tied by the current administration. There will be no attack on Iran and Israel will be told to negotiate or have their funding cut.
Qom - Uranium enrichment plant
IAEA says work started on Qom site earlier than Iran suggests In January 2012, Iran said it had begun uranium enrichment at the heavily fortified site of Fordo near the holy city of Qom.
It had revealed the existence of the facility, about 30km (20 miles) north of the city, in September 2009.
On February 5, 2012, President Obama invoked the NDAA, which authorizes the use of military force, and issues an executive order declaring the threat of Iran a National Emergency.
I’m sure all of his supporters will be yelling NO WAR FOR OIL!