Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Iran to deploy warships to Mediterranean in show of force
Times of Israel ^ | January 17, 2013, 8:08 am | Joshua Davidovich

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, Tehran’s navy said on Wednesday.

The move will put Iranian firepower at Israel’s 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 Iran’s naval reach to the Mediterranean Sea. …

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; lastcrusade; mediterranean; rop
Must be as close to having the bomb as WND recently noted.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 8:07:18 AM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

...and if they all sunk one night...what a tragedy that would be!


2 posted on 01/17/2013 8:22:47 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

..And Obama, with his new BFF Chuck Hagel give Two Thumbs Up!


3 posted on 01/17/2013 8:24:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Run silent.
Run deep.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 8:32:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

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.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 8:32:26 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Soon to be artificial reefs for the fishes.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 8:40:22 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Photoshop pictures of the mighty fleet due soon.


7 posted on 01/17/2013 8:50:34 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

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?


8 posted on 01/17/2013 8:56:47 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

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.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 9:15:46 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 10:05:44 AM PST by spawn44 (`MOO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Easy targets. In the Med without friendly air cover, Israeli aircraft with antiship missiles loitering 50 miles away could pick them off easily.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 10:07:22 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And in a few years, Robert Ballard will be exploring them in a National Geographic special. Thanks Olog-hai.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 7:00:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson