Skip to comments.Iran Planning To Attack U.S. Warships In The Persian Gulf
Posted on 09/08/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT by Fennie
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said the US navy is deeply fearful of Iran's naval power in the Persian Gulf, and added that Iran will not leave the US warships undamaged in case of a military move against the country.
"I assure you that if the US warships do a foolish action, they won't leave the area (regional waters) unhurt," Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said in a gathering in Iran's Northeastern holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday.
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hee hee hee
Just xap their ass with a laser right on the mullahs nose. They will get the message.
He’s right, of course.
In the event of a conflict, our Navy will suffer severe damage to its bombs and rockets, many of which will be destroyed sending Iran back to the stone age.
Oh! Obama will lose no time in gifting them with harpoons! Not down the smokestack, but delivered in crates.
Reagan had a pair of balls.
Congress/Senate have been neutered. The President is a Traitor who wants the Muzzies to Win.
Remember, November is Coming. And Obozo Must GO!
Truman - from 12-Apr-1945 through 14-Aug-1945, including USS Indianapolis (CA-35) 30-Jul-1945, and quite a few more.
The British lose the destroyer HMS Sheffield in the Falkland’s war against Argentina. It’s entirely possible that the Iranians could manage a similar “lucky” attack.
Since World War Two, only six major US warships have been heavily damaged by enemy action (there were others that only suffered light damage). Three were damaged by mines (frigate Samuel B. Roberts during the Tanker Wars, and cruiser Princeton and amphibious assault ship Tripoli during Operation Desert Storm), two were hit by air attack (destroyer Higbee off Vietnam and frigate Stark during the Tanker Wars), and one by suicide boat (destroyer Cole in the Port of Aden). Not included in this list are the intelligence ships Pueblo (captured by North Korea) and Liberty, which was attacked and nearly sunk by Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats during the Six Days War.
The Iranians want to sink an aircraft carrier. Such a sinking would be a propaganda coup of major proportions. Americans have not lost a capital ship since WWII. The sight of one of the great carriers listing, smoke bellowing from the ship, sailors going over the side by rope would have a vast negative impact upon the present American public and vastly raise the morale of the “Third World.”
During the Falklands War, the British Navy lost two destroyers, two frigates, two amphibious assault vessels, and an aircraft transport. A number of other vessels were damaged but later repaired.
Make my Day.
Obama will be forced to go against Muslims that day.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....
I rather doubt he will.
???Ever hear of WWII?
I don’t think our Navy is fearful of a piss ant Iranian Naval assault. It would certainly be a fiasco if they did. Of course even one of our sailors being harmed by these ignorant freaks is a horrible act that we don’t want to happen. But it’s a pretty sure thing the Iranian Navy would cease to exist if they did do something so stupid. That idea is a clear bluster pluck, by the Iranians.
Apparently my post opened me up to such "schooling".
I was attempting to say that I believe the US is currently psychologically fragile in matters of war. Yes, in WWII we were willign to do what was necessary. We lost ships, planes, tanks, and people. We knew why we were fighting. We took the losses and we kept on fighting.
Now, another time, another country -- Great Britain in 1916. The fought the Battle of Jutland. It was a psychological blow. Same on the other side -- it staggered the Imperial Germany navy. Their armies had taken losses on land and their armies kept struggling, but the navies on both sides became gun-shy and did little (I won't say "nothing") for the rest of the war. Ships were expensive and they didn't want to lose any more of them.
I see the US navy (potentially) as fragile as the British and German navies in 1916. If we lost an expensive ship, we might elect to "play it safe" at a time when that would be a bad strategy.
War-fighting is politics and our political leaders lack the gumption to order our forces to keep on fighting in some tough situations. The men and women in the ranks would -- but our politicians are afraid of losses. That's all I'm saying.