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Iranian Warships Headed To US Represent Threat To Israel
Israel News Agency ^ | February 12, 2014 | Joel Leyden

Posted on 02/12/2014 10:35:35 AM PST by IsraelBeach

Iranian Warships Headed To US Represent Threat To Israel

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem — February 12, 2014 ... Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the graduation ceremony for the IDF Ground Forces officer training course and made the following remarks:

"Today, Iran is marking 35 years since the Islamic Revolution and this 'celebration' has been marked by repeated calls for Israel's destruction. The desire to cut the Jewish People off from its homeland did not pass from the world with the establishment of the state. What has changed is our ability to oppose those who seek our lives and frustrate their designs."

Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday that the reason for his upcoming visit to the US next month is to warn against the Iran threat and to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Netanyahu warned that Iran continues its role as a "terror state," and therefore it must never be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons.

Preceding Netanyahu's visit to the US are representatives of the Iranian government - two naval ships.

The two Iranian warships which are headed toward the US East Coast are a pair of "rust buckets" that Tehran is using to show to its people that it can project power around the globe. One of the ships barely survived a 1988 run-in with an American fighter jet.

The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet said the ships — the frigate Sabalan and Kharg, a supply ship capable of carrying helicopters — began their trip last month from the southern port city Bandar Abbas. Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad said that the naval vessels had already entered the Atlantic Ocean near South Africa. The Iranian war ships are said to be on a three-month mission. Haddad characterized the move as a response to the ongoing presence of the US Navy’s 5th fleet, which is based in Bahrain, across the Persian Gulf.

Netanyahu said the dispatch of the warships was clear evidence of Iran's "aggression" and proof it had not moderated its policies following a landmark deal with world powers to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

"The easing of sanctions against Iran by the international community has not caused Iran to moderate its international aggression - the complete opposite has occurred," said Netanyahu.

"These Iranian war ships pose no real physical threat to the US, but they do represent a psychological threat to Israel," said an Israeli security analyst.

"If the Iranians were to develop nuclear weapons, those weapons would be off the US coast and the US would be facing a repeat of the Cuban missile crisis of 1963. But of greater relevance to Israel is that if those ships are attacked by the US, Israel would be attacked by a hail of missiles coming from Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Iran is begging for a war and Israel is more than prepared to defend herself. And any action by Israel would be supported by several Western and Arab nations. Israel wants peace but if attacked, we will send Iran back to the stone age. That is not a threat."

The analyst noted that Netanyahu was highly accurate regarding the easing of sanctions against Iran.

"As Obama threatens to veto tougher sanctions proposed by the US Congress against Iran, Iran sends warships off the US East coast. Obama's foreign policy has proven to be a disaster. If you think Israel and Western Europe is distressed just imagine those who work in the US Department of Defense, CIA, NSA and the US military."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aipac; iran; israel; sanctions; warships

1 posted on 02/12/2014 10:35:35 AM PST by IsraelBeach
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To: IsraelBeach

Since they’ve made the threat give them a warning, if they don’t heed blow them out of the water, then laugh in their faces.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 10:37:32 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: IsraelBeach

The Iranians would never even think about such a move IF we had a real President like Ronald Reagan.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 10:37:45 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: IsraelBeach
Circle this Iranian flotilla with our warships including an aircraft carrier and buzz the Iranian ships. Get them to take action and sink the bastar*s.
4 posted on 02/12/2014 10:39:02 AM PST by Logical me
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To: IsraelBeach

Israel wants peace but if attacked, we will send Iran back to the stone age. That is not a threat.”

It is a promise.
Am Israel Chai!


5 posted on 02/12/2014 10:39:34 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
these warships...in the photo accompanying the article.....cant be the ones theyre sending can they?


6 posted on 02/12/2014 10:42:53 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Logical me

a gaggle of surfers could probably back them down...


7 posted on 02/12/2014 10:43:50 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: IsraelBeach

Israel’s best course of action is to wait until an Iranian submarine is back in their waters, but waters too deep to mount a recovery, and then *discreetly* sink it. The first indication to anyone should be shortly after it reaches crush depth.

This could be as easy as a strong fishing net, teathered to a very big rock balanced on the edge of an undersea cliff.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 10:47:12 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: IsraelBeach

Q: Why do ships float?

A: Because the US Submarine Service allows them to.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 10:51:22 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: tet68

Can Israel afford to wait until Iran attacks? Flipping the bird to 0 and being preemptive seems a more likely scenario.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 10:53:31 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Just blow them out of the water and blame a Chinese laser weapon test gone awry.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 10:59:03 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Israel will NOT wait, as they have proven time and time
again. It will not be pretty, and I hope to god it is
as disproportionate as it can be.

Back to the Stone Age......should be a clue.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 10:59:22 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: IsraelBeach

” Iran is begging for a war and Israel is more than prepared to defend herself. And any action by Israel would be supported by several Western and Arab nations. Israel wants peace but if attacked, we will send Iran back to the stone age. That is not a threat.”

Benjamin Netanyahu


13 posted on 02/12/2014 11:11:58 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: IsraelBeach
RE :”The two Iranian warships which are headed toward the US East Coast are a pair of “rust buckets” that Tehran is using to show to its people that it can project power around the globe. One of the ships barely survived a 1988 run-in with an American fighter jet. “

US Coast guard can handle them easily

14 posted on 02/12/2014 11:12:29 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

I thought Bermuda sent a yacht with two sharpshooters to take them out?


15 posted on 02/12/2014 11:13:51 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
tanker Kharg

Alvand

"The naval unit plans to establish direct contact with the U.S. when it hits the Gulf of Mexico, a commander in the Iranian navy said."

16 posted on 02/12/2014 11:28:28 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: nascarnation

No. A whale farted and sunk them already.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 11:40:01 AM PST by rhc2000
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To: LeoWindhorse

I thought that, too, but thought that would be very uncharacteristic of Netanyahu to say... but if you look closely at the article, it is the “Israeli analyst” who is speaking, summarizing the speech Netanyahu gave.

I do not believe Netanyahu uttered the words “stone age”.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 11:41:09 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SpinnerWebb

And even if he did say it, he would be right on.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 11:52:32 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: IsraelBeach

A joke unless they have a nuke aboard. One of those nonexistent Iranian nukes that their peaceful nuclear program would never produce.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 11:54:59 AM PST by omega4412
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To: Robe
It's really amazing what craftsmanship goes into building these large scale R/C models.

like this one. Overall, it's nice, but the Mercury (?) outboard spoils the effect. Plus they should have cropped the guy with the controller standing in the puddle on far right. But hey, some photoshop work and bingo.

21 posted on 02/12/2014 11:56:10 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I don’t know, but a little rust dissolver and Davy Jones will have some new residents. The funny part is if these POS’s sink in transit say around the Cape of Good Hope we’ll get the blame.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 12:01:32 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: IsraelBeach

Shouldn’t they be here by now?


23 posted on 02/12/2014 12:10:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

They are taking the long route by going around the tip of South Africa.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 12:13:23 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tet68

yes indeed (and sending Iran back to the stone age is not a very expensive train ticket)


25 posted on 02/12/2014 12:19:36 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Just blow them out of the water and blame a Chinese laser weapon test gone awry.

I like that idea. More plausible than blaming a video leading to the death of an ambassador.

5.56mm

26 posted on 02/12/2014 12:19:38 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: IsraelBeach

Given their condition the ships are probably a bigger threat to their crews than to anyone else.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 12:20:21 PM PST by Lower Deck
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To: IsraelBeach

Headed to the Gulf of Mexico, eh? The Frigate carries four C-802 anti-ship missiles. As for the Tanker, it does have some armaments and can accommodate three helos in the helicopter hangar.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Why didn’t the Iranian tubs go through the Suez Canal?


29 posted on 02/12/2014 12:47:15 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

That is a good question.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 12:49:06 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

They may have to send the Iranian Cavalry....


31 posted on 02/12/2014 3:21:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Big.floats.for.the horses


32 posted on 02/12/2014 3:53:53 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Surfing Horses..

Mohammad and his Surfing Horses....


33 posted on 02/12/2014 3:57:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Howie66

Would your President Kennedy have been another that would have “drew a line” in the water of the Atlantic Ocean?


34 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:24 PM PST by lostinthesixties
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To: rhc2000

Are whale farts a danger to the ozone layer?


35 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:24 PM PST by lostinthesixties
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To: lostinthesixties

Possibly?

Then again, the current edition of the CP-USA/DNC would have never allowed him to be POTUS to begin with.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 7:26:35 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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37 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:12 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Ships sailing off our coast, in international waters are free to go where they want. We cannot, and should not do anything about it. Our warships go a hell of a lot closer to Iran than these ships will ever get to our shores.

A little context is in order here.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 8:09:09 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: IsraelBeach

So we’ve established that Obama’s an enabler. Now what?

Let them travel the world. What’s the difference to America?


39 posted on 02/13/2014 7:32:33 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tet68
Back to the Stone Age......should be a clue.

I have given up on BB's rhetoric. Iran will have nuclear weapons, if in fact they don't already.

40 posted on 02/13/2014 4:27:44 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: sickoflibs
US Coast guard can handle them easily

How are they refueling?

41 posted on 02/13/2014 4:29:17 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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