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Iran threatens American east coast
YNet News ^ | 04.28.12, 23:10

Posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Iran's Navy has the ability to deploy its vessels three miles off the US east coast, a high-ranking Iranian Navy commander was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.

"Our naval forces are so powerful 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," Revolutionary Guards Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying during a speech to students at the University of Yazd earlier this week.

The admiral was speaking on the anniversary the failed 1980 US attempt to rescue American hostages held captive in the US embassy in Tehran.

Fadavi said dominance in the Persian Gulf is "the only tool for the Americans to rule the world," charging that this prompts the US to "confront any other power that threatens their status."

Meanwhile, Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Iran was capable of crippling or disabling US aircraft carriers, Fars said. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: atlanticcoast; dcostriches; dhimmitude; iran; irannavy; jihad; navalthreat; nucleariran; rhodomontade; surrendermonkeys

1 posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 9:25:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai
"Iran's Navy has the ability to deploy its vessels three miles off the US east coast, a high-ranking Iranian Navy commander was quoted as saying ..."

So what is the Iranian navy planning to do in NYC? Mug someone in Central Park or shell a tug boat?

3 posted on 04/28/2012 9:30:14 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Olog-hai

As a former sailor, i can confidently say, BRING IT. They will see the most amazing fireworks display of their lives. For about .5 seconds.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 9:31:40 PM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: Olog-hai

The very people that despise all efforts to protect them are the ones at risk.

We should not impose Conservative anti terrorist values on them.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 9:40:45 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: wheresmyusa
Iran's Navy has the ability to deploy its vessels three miles off the US east coast...

As another guy formerly associated with the Navy I can similarly say bring it. Any Iranian vessels that show up off the coast and make trouble will end up 3 miles off the coast - permanently.

6 posted on 04/28/2012 9:47:13 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Olog-hai

Just refuse to accept their credit card when they pull into the New York marina to fuel up.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 9:52:25 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Avid Coug

I’m sure there would be some of Ahmadinejad’s audience from Columbia U at the waterline ready to help ’em . . .


8 posted on 04/28/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Avid Coug

I was wondering how they got the goats and sheep aboard the subs. LOL....


9 posted on 04/28/2012 9:56:04 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: Olog-hai

Way to go, Barry!


10 posted on 04/28/2012 9:57:04 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Olog-hai

Not even during Carter’s presidency did Iran threaten America’s east coast.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 10:02:17 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Pasadena2k

*sniff-sniff*
Can you elaborate on your interesting statements?


12 posted on 04/28/2012 10:10:15 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Pasadena2k

Hmmmm....what does THAT mean?


13 posted on 04/28/2012 10:19:29 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Olog-hai

This is a dispatch from the Bagdad Bob school of journalism.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 10:19:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Pasadena2k
At risk? Are you serious?

Your post is somewhat...odd, especially for a noob.

15 posted on 04/28/2012 10:25:24 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pasadena2k
...to protect them ...

Huh? Protect WHO?

What ARE you saying here?

16 posted on 04/28/2012 10:26:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: wheresmyusa
As a former sailor, i can confidently say, BRING IT. They will see the most amazing fireworks display of their lives. For about .5 seconds.

Well, not so fast, we need to make sure they're not just on their way to DC first!

17 posted on 04/28/2012 10:26:53 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Olog-hai

That’s okay, Obama has said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever… we absorbed it and we are stronger.”

Bring it....


18 posted on 04/28/2012 10:29:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: wheresmyusa
Sure...they could get within 3 miles of our shores....

...and about 10 seconds after that, their ship would pretty much distintigrate from under them as a couple of Mark 48 ADCAP torpedoes fired from the Los Angeles-class sub that'd been shadowing them for the last hundred miles detonated against their hull.

Pardon me while I enjoy the mental picture I'm envisioning...

19 posted on 04/28/2012 10:35:06 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Olog-hai

Imadinnerjacket, allow me to introduce you to your newest friend, Mister Seawolf. . . .


20 posted on 04/28/2012 10:45:47 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Pasadena2k

Welcome to FR...


21 posted on 04/28/2012 10:47:56 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: hoagy62
Pardon me while I enjoy the mental picture I'm envisioning..."

If you don't mind, i'll join you for a bit.
22 posted on 04/28/2012 10:52:52 PM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Oh, be my guest....


23 posted on 04/28/2012 10:56:13 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Pasadena2k

I smell ozone...


24 posted on 04/28/2012 10:56:19 PM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Ditto


25 posted on 04/28/2012 11:14:39 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Olog-hai
The Iranian navy is awesome.


26 posted on 04/28/2012 11:58:10 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Olog-hai
Iran's Navy has the ability to deploy its vessels three miles off the US east coast, a high-ranking Iranian Navy commander was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "Our naval forces are so powerful 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," Revolutionary Guards Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying


27 posted on 04/29/2012 12:29:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Pasadena2k

The very people that despise all efforts to protect them are the ones at risk.

We should not impose Conservative anti terrorist values on them.
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Huh? ...Non-sensical. Who are the “very people” and “them” that you are referring to in your posting?


28 posted on 04/29/2012 12:34:09 AM PDT by octex
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To: Olog-hai

The mullahs need to be whacked..


29 posted on 04/29/2012 1:04:47 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: wheresmyusa
As a former sailor, i can confidently say, BRING IT. They will see the most amazing fireworks display of their lives. For about .5 seconds.

I was in the USAF in Texas, in the 70's. We had Iranian student pilots attempting to learn to fly. They were utterly worthless as pilots. I doubt they have improved much since then. Just as the Iraqi Air Force was no factor in the Gulf War, I doubt the Iranian Air Force would be a factor in any war. Why would anyone expect their Navy to be top notch either?

30 posted on 04/29/2012 1:18:45 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: octex
I think the “very people” Pasadena is referring to are the North Eastern liberals that inhabit the “blue states” between Maine and DC(The Commie Corridor). The same ones that would have been in the streets protesting the Iraq War. The same people that would be in the streets whining if we take any action against Iran.

I think the noob was trying to be satirical.

31 posted on 04/29/2012 1:21:07 AM PDT by skully (I don't need no steenking tagline!!)
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To: wheresmyusa

Actually, the mushroom cloud over Tehran would be more impressive. But that would assume that we had a CIC with the cojones to use it in retaliation for an attack.

Unfortunately, we won’t have one anytime soon. 0bambi would apologize for provoking the attack and Mittens would vacillate 24 times in a day.

Keep on prepping.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 1:50:32 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: octex; null and void; Brad's Gramma; Pox; goodnesswins; gigster; Pasadena2k

“The very people that despise all efforts to protect them are the ones at risk.

We should not impose Conservative anti terrorist values on them.”
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“Huh? ...Non-sensical. Who are the “very people” and “them” that you are referring to in your posting?”

When I read it, it seemed to make sense to me (and I’m far from a noob). I take the first sentence to mean that if New York City is going to vote 80% in every election for the people that would leave this country defenseless (i.e., Democrats), and they are left at risk of attack from Iran, there is some degree of justice to it. The second sense says, to me, that kids from Kansas should not have have to put their lives at stake fighting to defend these 80%, essentially the OWS types.

While I’m not saying that I agree with the post, I do understand the frustration of having to carry the water for millions and millions of malcontents. Not much different than the Cold War, when Europe knew we would spend whatever it took to keep them safe, so they spent as little as they could get away with - and then they acted morally superior to us for being so militant, while they were so ‘peaceful’.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 2:55:21 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Pasadena2k

I agree.

But the problem is that there are many people of ‘conservative’ mind that live amongst them.

I wouldn’t want them to suffer the consequences just because of the attitude of the ‘elite’.

We would need to defend the ‘elite’ to save the ‘pagans’..

:)


34 posted on 04/29/2012 3:23:47 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: StormEye

I believe Iran has a two part plan.
Remember the leaders there are crazy mooselimbs.
1st, they put a nuke about a hundred yards inside Lebanon or Egypt.
2nd they put a nuke on a ship and place it 3 1/2 miles off say the Chesapeake and drop it overboard to about a thousand feet deep.
Set them both off at the same time and wella, you have one serious problem./
And if you do not think Iran is willing to sacrafice a few million moosies to criple Israel and the U.S. then you need to rethink.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 3:41:27 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Mark17
Why would anyone expect their Navy to be top notch either?

The mullahs would expect it. All the sailors would be bowing low to Mecca five times a day. That’s probably most of their training.

36 posted on 04/29/2012 5:03:30 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Olog-hai
"Our naval forces are so powerful 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,"

The power of Photoshop is awesome indeed!

37 posted on 04/29/2012 5:42:51 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Olog-hai

“We can move to within three miles of New York” - What? New Jersey? Move to New Jersey and threaten New York and see if those New Jersey people don’t come and kick your ass. Do they even have a U-Haul franchise in Iran?


38 posted on 04/29/2012 6:00:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

Please do. That means the boys from Norfolk won’t have far to travel to send your fleet to the bottom. Save us taxpayers money.


39 posted on 04/29/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: octex

I believe that comment was intended as a bitch-slap at the liberals in New York City who openly hate America and our values.

I could be wrong though.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: BobL

That’s how I read it.


41 posted on 04/29/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1195 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Bigh4u2

Of course , you are right.

I am being statistic.


42 posted on 04/29/2012 3:32:52 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: Olog-hai

Should Iran develop a nuclear bomb their plan is to load it onto a rocket and detonate it just off the East coast. The resulting EMP would devastate the infrastructure of the entire Eastern seaboard.

They’ve been launching rockets off ships in the Caspian Sea for a while. They go straight up and detonate. Iran claims the launches “failed” but just getting it in the are is all they need.

If I were President no Iranian ship would get within 500 miles of our coast.


43 posted on 04/29/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: rfreedom4u

That’s what we get for not insulating the infrastructure against a large pulse. Not like it couldn’t be done; but the politics in the country right now are just plain absurd and the possibility of any such kind of attack is just brushed aside mentally by who are supposed to be leaders.


44 posted on 04/29/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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