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Posted on 04/28/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Iranian naval admiral: If needed, we can move to within three miles of New York By Reza Kahlili - The Daily Caller 10:13 PM 04/27/2012
The Islamic Republic of Iran said Tuesday that it has the ability to position a naval vessel within three miles of the East Coast of the United States.
The power of our naval forces is such that we have a presence in all the waters of the world and, if needed, we can move to within three miles of New York, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said Tuesday during a speech to the students of the University of Yazd in Iran. His remarks were quoted by an Iranian student news agency.
This naval saber rattling represents a stark escalation in Irans war rhetoric, as the West weighs the question of whether to impose new economic sanctions or directly attack the Islamic regimes illicit nuclear facilities.
The Americans only tool to rule the world is their naval dominance of the Persian Gulf, Fadavi added, and they will face any other power that threatens their status.
The admiral was speaking on the anniversary of a failed April 24, 1980 U.S. military operation dubbed Operation Eagle Claw that sought to rescue American hostages held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
A Pentagon official responded to Fadavis claim on Friday. You should ask the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps what their plans are, the official told The Daily Caller. We support freedom of the seas and encourage all countries to follow international laws.
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Yes, I disagree with your basic premise. For two primary reasons. The first reason is that Iran is not as technically savvy as you propose, and a low tech solution does not mean that it would be as effective as you propose. Aside from that, as stupid as the mullahs may be, for them to attempt such an act would be suicidal no matter who is in the white house.
Contrary to alarmist speculation, not everything electrical will be annihilated from an EMP pulse. While it can do significant damage to many unprotected electronic devices, not all are as fragile as you would lead us to believe. Most of our military capabilities will be intact as most of their sensitive hardware is shielded against an EMP pulse (see Faraday Cage). Not all electronic devices are unbearably sensitive to an Nuclear EMP attack, but as we haven't experienced one in the atmosphere in modern times, the susceptibility of various electronics is unknown, and accurately unknowable.
Our electric grid is vulnerable, but then again, it is also vulnerable to a solar storm of significant strength as has been recorded in our not too distance past.
In any event, although an EMP attack can be very disruptive to devastating, the degree of devastation is not known at this time and can only be theorized. My entire point behind this post is that although we could be attacked in such a way, the hand wringing I see on this subject tends to be somewhat overblown, although not without significant merit.
Yeah. They gotta watch those Rocks and Shoals.
You screwed up on #1, so stopped there.
“The W68 weighs 367 pounds (166 kg). The warhead’s dimensions are not publicly known, however to fit the maximum load of 14 within the roughly 65-inch-diameter (1,700 mm) Poseidon payload fairing,”
A ton, uh huh.
The Iranian navy might get within 200 miles of N.Y.C., some of the debris from the blast might land within 3 miles.
Maybe that’s what they mean.
9 miles. Do I get a prize?
The upside to that is that, of necessity, the epa would be reduced in size to something like a cub scout pack.
Give us all a break. I'm just tired of the BS artists out there with their "weather balloon advanced delivery systems". Both the dingbat Iranians and the North Koreans have long-range missiles and the ability to adapt designs to a naval platform. We should be worried about them and nukes, just not harebrained.
as someone said, don;t need a weather balloon just a container ship or big a supertanker sitting off singapore and use it to launch small submersibles like the drug cartels are using.
as a student of naval warfare i have always wondered why navies build what they build. any supertanker could be easliy converted to helicpter operations or ssm platforms given how easy it is with modules. armor up the superstructure and engine area which, being larger, tends to attract asm’s. a hull that size can take numerous hits and stay afloat. cheap , expendable, and huge stike capability.
First, there was Baghdad Bob. What do we call this guy, Teheran Tom?
Gee, maybe that's a lot like what I was saying at #15. You COULD have responded "I think your balloon comment is harebrained, but you may have a point about the missile". Nut "Noooooooooooooooo". You had to repeatedly tell me that I needed to educate myself.
I say (again) I'm concerned about Iran, and nukes, and their statement that they can get darn close to NYC. That's pretty much all I've been trying to say. You either have concerns about that, or you don't.
Yeah, Bill Clinton blew a sax and Barry Soetoro blows a .... a, well, you know.
I was just correcting you. You specifically stated “Even advanced Nuclear warheads weigh well over a ton” which is incorrect.
9 miles? (I couldn't help myself...)
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I’m almost done watching it, and I never watch videos. It’s very important to watch.
That may be correct for nuclear devices but EMP generators have been demonstrated at ground level using conventional explosives, magnets, and copper wire. EMP is phenomenon not limited to nuclear devices.
9 miles. What do I win?