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Iran's navy aims to sail off US shores soon
Associated Press ^ | 9/4/12 | Staff

Posted on 09/04/2012 12:34:01 PM PDT by Nachum

Edited on 09/04/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aims; irans; navy; sail

1 posted on 09/04/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Can't be that soon.

How long does it take to paddle from the Persian gulf to the US coast anyway?

3 posted on 09/04/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum
Tehran and Washington have been in odd over Tehran's nuclear ambitions that the West suspects it has aimed at weapon. Iran denies the charge.

Who edits this stuff?

4 posted on 09/04/2012 12:39:42 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Nachum

I hope hese commanders exercise better judgment in this part of the world, than they do in their home. Otherwise, that’s a long way to sail, just to build an artificial reef.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 12:40:45 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Nachum

Looks like we will be getting some Iranian artificial reefs soon.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Nachum

Well, I suppose they could replenish their rowboats in Venezuela or Cuba.

It would be fun to watch them deal with the guys sortieing out of Norfolk.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 12:43:38 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Nachum

Sighted Islamic tub, sank same.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 12:48:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Several supersonic flyovers at 200 feet ASL with a full ECM package on high would be some good fun ;-)


9 posted on 09/04/2012 12:53:45 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Nachum

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10 posted on 09/04/2012 12:53:59 PM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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To: Nachum
Oh crap...here they come now!


11 posted on 09/04/2012 1:19:52 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Nachum

I might need to go on a, errr, “fishing’ trip” in that case.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 1:21:15 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Mich Patriot

Iran has been working on cruise missiles for a long time; and has doubtless had help from China and/or the USSR.

We are very vulnerable to an attack launched from the sea—and it can be launched from an old cargo ship.

Ergo, this does portend a potentially serious threat.

Teddy Roosevelt would never have allowed any part of the USA—especially his home state of New York—to come into the target sites of an offshore vessel.

Neither would he have waited to assess the good intentions of those ships.

Now, however...


13 posted on 09/04/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

I doubt the iranian naval could find the shores off our coast.
And I doubt they have a ship that could make it here. I have no doubt they would be very sorry if they did make it and find the shores of our coast.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 2:00:35 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Nachum

Bring it!

...also, can you define “sailing”. I am certain they will be doing anything but sailing. Maybe measuring depth.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: EGPWS

hopefully we’ve done our homework on Scud in a Bucket...


16 posted on 09/04/2012 2:12:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tomkat
That's not a destroyer. It's a Leander class frigate.
17 posted on 09/04/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: CondorFlight

Politically selected muzzies working with virus infected computers using NORK technology.

What could go wrong?


18 posted on 09/04/2012 2:41:05 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Nachum

I doubt the Iranians could deploy to the western Mediterranean much less the western Atlantic.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 2:42:05 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Nachum

Only one reason for that: To deliver, by ship, a nuclear terror weapon in a major harbor.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 2:42:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: rmlew
Thought it looked a tad large.

Point is, if it's Iranian and it miraculously manages to get this far, that'll be the likely result, imho .. and bravo !

21 posted on 09/04/2012 2:46:30 PM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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