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Iranian admiral says US aircraft carriers would be targeted in war
The Hill ^ | May 6 2014 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Iran will target U.S. aircraft carriers based in the Persian Gulf if a war were to ever erupt between both countries, an Iranian naval chief warned Tuesday.

"Aircraft carriers are the symbol of America's military might," Adm. Ali Fadavi, according to the Fars news agency. "The carriers are responsible for supplying America's air power. So, it's natural that we want to sink the carriers."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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curious phraseology

"if a war were to ever erupt"

"..it's natural that we want to sink the carriers."

rattle those sabers you unctuous bumpkins "

1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is news? No, just common sense.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 7:31:00 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I wonder if barry had to pay them to make the statement...to take the American Mind of BENGHAZI?????


3 posted on 05/06/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In other news flashes, water is wet, and the sky is blue.

Did anyone think they wouldn’t try to target the carriers? Question is whether they have any chance whatsoever of succeeding.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 7:31:55 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard

Expect more Non News Flashes from around the world...as the Whitehouse Basement News Generating Team kicks it up into high gear to take our minds off BENGHAZI!!!

Order as much popcorn as you can safely afford...this is going to be a BIG ONE!!!


5 posted on 05/06/2014 7:33:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In the Obama Navy, Admirals are probably blindsided by this “unexpected” revelation but I’m pretty sure that aircraft carriers have always been the highest value targets since Dec 8 1941. And we have had the means to protect them.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 7:34:22 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ali make me laugh long time.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ummmmm... DUH!


8 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:34 AM PDT by MortMan (With friends like these, who is needing enemas?)
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To: Resolute Conservative

the Kim Jong Un of the middle east....


9 posted on 05/06/2014 7:36:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: drbuzzard
No shit huh??? I always figured that the Iranian army would aim their missiles toward some Iowa and Nebraska cornfields, and really take out some serious strategic targets..

This article is screaming for 'Captain Obvious' to show up..

10 posted on 05/06/2014 7:39:20 AM PDT by Fedupwithit (It's far past time to make people start living with their idiotic decisions.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Run silent.
Run deep.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 7:39:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Of course they would try. It would be irresponsible warfare strategy to not try or consider how to do it.

I hope our admirals and captains are not so arrogant to believe it can’t be done. That is when tragedy happens.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 7:44:20 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I have to wonder about the intent of the message..relative to its timing.

could the regime be directing these rubes to generate off the cuff statement such as this in an effort to tak America’s mind off thier own misdeeds...such as the fiasco at BENGHAZI!,,and its COVERUP??


13 posted on 05/06/2014 7:46:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The only way the Iranians get to kill a carrier is if they launch a sneak attack on one while it’s in the Persian Gulf.

Because as soon as there’s indications that hostilities are about to start the USN will pull any carrier in the Persian Gulf out into the Indian Ocean. Where the Iranians will never be able to find it, let alone launch an attack against it.

It’s like the people who scream that in the event of war with the ChiComs our carriers operating in the Taiwan Strait will be vulnerable. Not realizing that in the event of war the very last place the carriers will be is in the Taiwan Strait.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: MortMan

Precisely

Expect more and more useless rumblings from around the globe to be published as we approach B-or...BENGHAZI DAY!!


15 posted on 05/06/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: All

Seems I remember Sadam Hussein claiming that his “elite” Republican Guards would decimate any and all American forces attempting to enter Iraq...*LOL*

The US military almost died from laughter at the way the “elite” Republican Guards surrendered faster than the US could advance...They were even surrendering to news reporters...

So much for Iran, Iraq, Pakistani, Afghanistan military might...


16 posted on 05/06/2014 7:49:55 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: tanknetter

do you find if mildly odd that this statement comes on the very heels of the announcement of the New Benghazi PROBLEMS the democwacks are having?

I get the sense that the iranians....are cooperating with Valerie Jarret in an effort to take America’s mind off the mid eastern gun running....to AL QIADA...AND the Benghazi Hearings!!


17 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: tanknetter

The only way the Iranians get to kill a carrier is if they launch a sneak attack on one while it’s in the Persian Gulf.
-=0=-
Nope. One rag head in the powder magazine below decks.....


18 posted on 05/06/2014 8:02:05 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Actually the SSBN and Attack subs have more firepower.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 8:29:09 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: MeshugeMikey
US Fleet “specials” use are approved in the event an AC is attacked.

I figure one or two empty tubes from an Ohio class sub should do the entire country quite nicely...

20 posted on 05/06/2014 8:38:53 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
rattle those sabers

Typical "Mother of All Battles" Islamobabble...

21 posted on 05/06/2014 8:45:03 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia

who knew that Bagdad Bob was still in bidness??


22 posted on 05/06/2014 8:48:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Freeport

what a pity...poor eyran


23 posted on 05/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

are they allowed to do that?


24 posted on 05/06/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: DownInFlames

SSBNs and SSNs cannot project as much power ashore as a CVN does, not without going nuclear. A dozen or so vertical launch Tomahawks, plus part of the torpedo room’s storage, just cannot compare to the payload a carrier air wing delivers. Even our SSGNs, with perhaps 154 missiles, are too expensive to use in most power projection missions beyond disabling air defenses, when compared to the cost of a carrier strike. We really do need the carriers.

Fortunately, our fleet is busily engaged in diversity training, learning how to embrace their GLBQT bunkmates, so there is no question of their priorities or their readiness to handle Obama’s orders.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 8:54:32 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Freeport



26 posted on 05/06/2014 9:07:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

according to valerie’s instructions


27 posted on 05/06/2014 9:09:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Pollster1
SSBNs and SSNs cannot project as much power ashore as a CVN does, not without going nuclear. A dozen or so vertical launch Tomahawks, plus part of the torpedo room’s storage, just cannot compare to the payload a carrier air wing delivers.

It's not just firepower either. A submarine cannot deny an area to an enemy. Sure, they can sink a few ships, but a sub simply doesn't have the variability of force to stop the enemy from flying aircraft, moving ground forces, etc. in an area. A submarine's ideal fighting state is not being seen. If you know a sub is in your area, is that going to stop you from building a landing strip, from moving a tank column through? Will the sub even notice the activity? Can it (without revealing itself)? A sub's defense is stealth. Once that's gone, it's pretty vulnerable to counterattack.

But to the original article, and like everyone else has said, DUH. Ever hear of Pearl Harbor, Midway, most major WWII sea battles? What were the main targets? Carriers. Yes, Pearl raped our Battleship fleet, but that's not what the Japs wanted. They were hoping to have a carrier or two in port, because they are what can do the most in a fight.
28 posted on 05/06/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: MeshugeMikey

“The carriers are responsible for supplying America’s air power. So, it’s natural that we want to sink the carriers.”

The mullahs are responsible for supplying Iran’s hot air. So, it’s natural that we want to “sink” the bastards.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 9:38:28 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

Nuke The Mullahs NOW!


30 posted on 05/06/2014 9:39:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Duh! The last world war was a Carrier war, the next world war will be a Submarine war (with plenty of missiles)!
31 posted on 05/06/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2001convSVT

the mullahs dont get much modern info...do they.


32 posted on 05/06/2014 9:49:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

“This is news? No, just common sense.”

Think of the millions upon millions of Americans who have no common sense. It is for them that the article is written.


33 posted on 05/06/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: MeshugeMikey
who knew that Bagdad Bob was still in bidness??

Why does this smarmy dickhead come to mind?:


34 posted on 05/06/2014 10:41:22 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia

ahahahahaha all he needs is a fake uniform and an iranian accent...


35 posted on 05/06/2014 10:42:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

36 posted on 05/06/2014 10:47:26 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia
the carney is truly a piece of work....


37 posted on 05/06/2014 10:54:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ErnBatavia

BAN YOUTIBE NOW!!


38 posted on 05/06/2014 10:54:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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