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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander: US preparing for attack
Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/08/2014 02:47 | Ariel Ben Solomon

Posted on 05/08/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT by Dave346

Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Navy, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, said the US is preparing for an attack against its navy and is worried about Iranian speedboats that can travel twice as fast as US warships.

Fadavi said that the Iranian boats can launch missiles, and that the navy is working on increasing their speed from 60 knots to 80 knots so that they can travel three times as fast as US warships, the Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.

The senior Revolutionary Guards commander said in an interview to Fars that Iran’s navy has been practicing for the past few years how to destroy US warships.

He said the US has become dependent on its aircraft carriers in order to project its air power, making them a high-value target, adding that Iran constructed “replicas of the US aircraft carriers” for training.

“They [the Americans] know nothing. We have been making and sinking replicas of US destroyers, frigates and warships for years, and we have sunk the replicas of their vessels in 50 seconds through a series of operational measures.

“We practice the same drills on replica aircraft carriers because sinking and destroying US warships has, is, and will be on our agenda,” he added.

Fadavi’s fellow commander, Rear Admiral Majid Zamani, said that Iran had mounted advanced radar and communication equipment on the speedboats, Fars reported.

“We have today built highly advanced hulls which are appropriate for high speed and raging seas, state-of-the-art propulsion systems and advanced nano-coverings for the speed vessels,” Zamani said while addressing a forum on speed vessels in Tehran on Wednesday.


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1 posted on 05/08/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

We can only hope.

A cruise missle up an Imam’s Obamahole would really be nice.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 8:37:27 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Dave346

I do not like the idea of our military trying to conduct ANY sort of operations with Bork Obunga in the white house.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

I thought Baghdad Bob was in prison or dead? What an asshat.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 8:39:50 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Dave346

” Iranian speedboats that can travel twice as fast as US warships”

Maybe, but not CIWS, a tomahawk, or an F-18.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 8:40:48 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Dave346

This guy would make a great Senate majority leader.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 8:40:56 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Resolute Conservative

yeah, but swarming a carrier with 200+ ,80 knot, impact-hardened-hulled speedboats loaded with high explosives and suicide-minded individuals will be hard to overcome.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Dave346
".... appropriate for high speed and raging seas, state-of-the-art propulsion systems and advanced nano-coverings for the speed vessels,”




8 posted on 05/08/2014 8:49:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

how do these guys manage to have such great hair?


9 posted on 05/08/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SpinnerWebb

Ever hear of a C130 called Purple Passion?


10 posted on 05/08/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Do they provide continuous cover? They’re bad, for sure.


11 posted on 05/08/2014 9:21:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Dave346
We have been making and sinking replicas of US destroyers, frigates and warships for years, and we have sunk the replicas of their vessels in 50 seconds through a series of operational measures. “We practice the same drills on replica aircraft carriers because sinking and destroying US warships has, is, and will be on our agenda,” he added.

Dummies, replica's don't fire back. They're in for one HELL of an awakening when they run up against one of our warships.

12 posted on 05/08/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Dave346

80 knots? My airplane lifts off at 70 knots. I can’t imagine 80 knots on water unless it was absolutely calm. These Moose Limbs are insane.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 9:26:50 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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My apologizes it’s Puff the Magic Dragon!
Some in Nam called it Purple Passion most just call it the Right Hand of God!

http://youtu.be/3WKhQji63RE


14 posted on 05/08/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

http://youtu.be/o3xZV5q44d4


15 posted on 05/08/2014 12:41:40 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Ever hear of a C130 called Purple Passion?


They wouldn’t be worth a damn if they weren’t right there to help right away.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

We have such a cynical crew! Smart ass remarks are not worth a damn either without a cue!


17 posted on 05/08/2014 3:18:29 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Well, are they stationed close enough to help?


18 posted on 05/08/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

http://youtu.be/uM5AI3YSV3M


19 posted on 05/08/2014 11:17:40 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Neat. What an amazing aircraft. Thanks for the video.

But are they stationed close to the fleet?

They don’t carry those things around on carrier decks. They would get in the way and are too big for the elevators to take them below.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 12:19:20 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

With in- flight refueling the world is at our fingertips!


21 posted on 05/09/2014 12:34:51 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

The range is 2500 miles for the aircraft.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 12:37:55 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Logistical nightmare but I see your point.

If the tankers used some of that $150.00/gal fuel, no problem. LOL


23 posted on 05/09/2014 9:20:20 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Proximity is not an issue.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=204401305100193944749.0004bd6c370c083cb7145&ie=UTF8&t=h&dg=feature


24 posted on 05/09/2014 12:33:43 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Neat.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 1:36:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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