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Mullahs Ahoy; Pentagon to Iran: Sail wherever you like
free beacon ^ | 2/11/14 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 02/11/2014 9:34:13 AM PST by Nachum

The U.S. Defense Department said on Monday that Iranian warships are allowed to sail into the Atlantic Ocean so long as “they understand the responsibilities” of cruising so close to the U.S. border.

The Pentagon’s pronouncement comes just days after Iran announced that warships were approaching the U.S. maritime border in response to America’s naval presence in the Persian Gulf.

Asked to respond to Iran’s pointed military rhetoric, Pentagon spokesman Bill Speaks told the Washington Free Beacon that it would not be an issue for Iranian ships to enter the Atlantic.

“Freedom of the seas applies to all maritime nations, all navies, everywhere—so long as they understand the responsibilities, which come with that freedom,” Speaks said. “So, if they are able to send their ships to the Atlantic, I’m sure they won’t be surprised to find many, many others already there.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billspeaks; iran; mullahs; navy; pentagon
Obama's Navy...
1 posted on 02/11/2014 9:34:13 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The three Bayliners of the Iranian Navy are not much of a threat to the US Navy.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 9:36:54 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Everybody sing

roam around the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihWZkb1GgfU


3 posted on 02/11/2014 9:37:45 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

I think the only risk to our Navy crews is that of falling overboard when laughing


4 posted on 02/11/2014 9:39:22 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Nachum
These Are the Entirely Crappy Warships Iran Says It’s Sending to the U.S. Coast
5 posted on 02/11/2014 9:41:17 AM PST by Daus
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To: MeganC
this just in...


6 posted on 02/11/2014 9:48:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Daus

Scuds with emps on top would bother many of us.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 9:49:24 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure obama is just in a total man crush with his new found iranian jihadi friends. And I’m certain that obama has kerry furiously licking the ayatollah’s boots to curry favor.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 9:50:05 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: MeganC
An ancient Frigate the size of a Coast Guard Cutter and a freighter with a helo deck.
And those are the PRIDE of the Iranian Navy.

Of course, if the freighter has a couple of Intermediate-range missles on board with nukes - that's another strory....

9 posted on 02/11/2014 9:50:07 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nachum

“And if you ever need any help slaughtering some Christians just give us a call!” say the 0-bot admirals....


10 posted on 02/11/2014 9:52:44 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Psalm 73

“Of course, if the freighter has a couple of Intermediate-range missles on board with nukes - that’s another strory.... “

My bet is we already know what’s on that boat.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:53:43 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Nachum

Wouldn’t it be great if a few hundred ordinary Americans. in their private boats, decided to enjoy the freedom of the seas in close proximity to these Iranian ships?

Imagine the Iranians surrounded by a flotilla of Boston Whalers filled with bikini clad women, guys drinking beer, and American flags flying.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:55:33 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Psalm 73

Let’s say the Iranians launch nukes at the USA from their freighter...what will Obama do about it? Because, remember, he said that if things got bad that he’d stand with the Muslims, didn’t he?


13 posted on 02/11/2014 10:09:27 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Wouldn’t it be great if a few hundred ordinary Americans. in their private boats, decided to enjoy the freedom of the seas in close proximity to these Iranian ships?

I would be mildly surprised if they made it north of the Straits of Gibralter, much less to this side of the Atlantic.

14 posted on 02/11/2014 10:11:24 AM PST by Lower Deck
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To: Nachum

This is sad! The president should give the poor Iranians some of OUR warships in the interest of fairness...


15 posted on 02/11/2014 10:11:38 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Nachum

Iranian Admiral is an oxymoron!


16 posted on 02/11/2014 10:12:19 AM PST by vette6387
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To: MeganC
what will Obama do about it?

Don't know... what was Ø trying to accomplish last October off the coast of Charleston?

17 posted on 02/11/2014 10:14:08 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Nachum

...folks are laughing now....until one of these scumbags, given free reign to develop nukes, puts a wmd on a speed boat in whatever hole they can find in our coastline.....

even the ATTEMPT to do so will justify the Clown’s immediate implementation of martial law everywhere within 50 miles of a coastline.

you think we’ve got destruction of liberty and fascism now?

you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 10:16:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum
If they come to the New England area, I would suggest arriving in July, and being out of here by the end of August.
Otherwise they are going to get seasick. This is not the Mediterranean. -Tom
19 posted on 02/11/2014 10:21:49 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Shhh, don’t give them any ideas.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 10:22:40 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Straight Vermonter

“Imagine the Iranians surrounded by a flotilla of Boston Whalers filled with bikini clad women, guys drinking beer, and American flags flying.”

A great movie scene!!


21 posted on 02/11/2014 10:23:20 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: C210N

I missed this. What happened off of Charleston last October?


22 posted on 02/11/2014 10:26:43 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Nachum

And just ‘what if’ the ships were loaded with jihadi martyrs and a big nuke that they could detonate near a US naval base or large city?...................


23 posted on 02/11/2014 10:29:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MeganC
There are now tons of different articles on it, some involving Linda... just do a google search on "Charleston nuke". Here is one (random):

Sen Graham Warns of Nuke Strike After Missing Warheads Report

24 posted on 02/11/2014 10:36:25 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Nachum

WOMAN’S LIB AND ISLAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0cS4p9cFlo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw


25 posted on 02/11/2014 10:38:16 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Nachum
THIS is Obama's navy!

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Armed with a single M2 .50 caliber Browning, this much feared naval vessel carries up to 30 rounds of aluminum piercing ammunition. It is the first in an entirely new naval architecture class -- technically, “clitoral” (not to be confused with “littoral”) -- being pushed on the Pentagon by the defense minded wussies in the Obama Administration as a cost-saving measure. If you look closely, you can see the heavy-duty seat restraint which prevents the pilot/gunner – Kenny “Kamakazi” Kowalski – from leaping from the vessel prior to engaging the enemy. The 12 V trolling motor – which lacks a reverse function -- propels this sophisticated craft forward at a top speed of 4 knots. Reverse travel – at approximately 35 knots -- is achieved by firing the Browning.

The no-bid contract to build 200 of these fearsome warships was to have been awarded to Obama-Soros-Emanuel Shipbuilding and Stormdoor Manufacturing (formerly General Dynamics) and will be administered by trusted Obama associate and former Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel who commented that, at $12 million each, they are a bargain. They will be constructed exclusively at the company’s facility in Kenya with major subcomponent production (rivets and miscellaneous fasteners) at the company’s Harlem and Skokie plants. Delivery is expected to begin in 2024 (or as soon as the subcontractors’ funds are safely in the contractor's Swiss account).

26 posted on 02/11/2014 10:41:15 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Nachum

What could possibly go wrong?!

They’re good boys...very responsible.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 10:49:55 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Nachum

Can out surveillance tell that the Iranian boats are getting ready to launch a missile before it actually fires? They will be in a great position to launch that EMP.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 11:20:58 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: MeganC
"...what will Obama do about it?"

LIke his mentor Rev. Wright - he would claim: "The chickens have come home to roost" and declare we "had it comin' to us".

29 posted on 02/11/2014 11:52:19 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nachum
I hate to think that these puny Iranian warships could enter US territorial waters with impunity or even go so far as to shell the US coast risking little more than a nasty letter from our Commander in Chief. Obama won't defend the sovereignty of our land borders so why should we think that he would defend our coasts?
30 posted on 02/11/2014 11:52:46 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Nachum

In other words: Thanks for the practice you will be giving our attack subs. I guarantee that at ANY moment while the Iranians are in the Atlantic their ship could be sunk.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 1:49:54 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: LeonardFMason

I heard Bermuda sent a yacht with two sharpshooters out to intercept them.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 1:52:21 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Nachum

Anyone care to guess how many US attack submarines are trailing the Iranian “fleet,” with war shots in the tubes?


33 posted on 02/11/2014 3:27:33 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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