Skip to comments.Iran to deploy warships to Mediterranean in show of force
Posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
Iranian warships will be deployed to the Mediterranean sea, the Red Sea and other regional waterways, Tehrans navy said on Wednesday.
The move will put Iranian firepower at Israels doorstep, and likely raise tensions in the already skittish region.
The Iranian navy has steadily expanded its international presence since 2008, when it began patrolling in the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels owned or leased by Iran against piracy.
Last year, two Iranian warships for the first time in decades traveled through the Suez Canal, extending Irans naval reach to the Mediterranean Sea.
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...and if they all sunk one night...what a tragedy that would be!
..And Obama, with his new BFF Chuck Hagel give Two Thumbs Up!
Art thou come to take a spoil? I imagine Ezek 38 will commence once they feel they have enough nuclear firepower. Maybe no more than three weapons could wreak terrible destruction if they got through.
Soon to be artificial reefs for the fishes.
Photoshop pictures of the mighty fleet due soon.
Indeed. No better way to get a nuke to Israel than to put it in a mini-sub, transport it on a ship, and then run it onto the beach at Tel Aviv.
But according to Biden, they are light years from having a bomb, so who are you going to trust?
Maybe with a little subtle assistance from the US Office of Naval Research, the Israelis could make some of the Iranian ships or boats just vanish. The deepest part of the Med is 5,267m, or about 3.27 miles. And nobody is going that deep to recover anything lost there.
I was wondering where all those rust buckets that were parked in the Carquinez Straits for so many years went to. A few thousand gallons of flex seal and paint you have the Iranian Navy’s new ships aka future fish reefs.
Easy targets. In the Med without friendly air cover, Israeli aircraft with antiship missiles loitering 50 miles away could pick them off easily.
And in a few years, Robert Ballard will be exploring them in a National Geographic special. Thanks Olog-hai.