Skip to comments.Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf, officials say
Posted on 08/01/2018 6:08:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Washington (CNN)Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard forces are expected to begin a major exercise in the Persian Gulf as soon as within the next 48 hours that could be aimed at demonstrating their ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, according to two US officials directly familiar with the latest US assessment of IRGC troop movements.
"We are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways," Captain William Urban, chief spokesman for US Central Command, told CNN.
The Strait of Hormuz is a strategically critical passageway linking the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea that is crucial to international shipping and particularly for global energy supplies.
While the US sees no immediate signs of hostile intent from Iran, the IRGC show of force has US military intelligence deeply concerned...
As of now, the US assesses the IRGC has assembled a fleet of more than 100 boats, many of them small fast moving vessels. It's expected Iranian air and ground assets including coastal defensive missile batteries could be involved. Hundreds of Iranian troops are expected to participate and some regular Iranian forces could be involved as well.
The IRGC exercise comes as the US has only one major warship, the USS The Sullivans inside the Persian Gulf, several officials say. Other US warships are nearby and there are numerous combat aircraft in the region.
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And on what credit card are they putting this...?
I am 71 and not in the best health.
One thing I hope to see before I die is Iran taken down and taken down hard.
200k rowboats with machine guns.
“...And on what credit card are they putting this...?...”
They don’t need no stinkin’ credit card. They’re using that $150 billion of U.S taxpayer cash that their buddy, and fellow islamist, the jug-eared faggy twit, odongo sent them.
They are about to find out that President Trump is not like the Kenyanesian Usurper.
Navy ships will not be told to turn tail and run or surrender.
It never ceases to amaze me that with the knowledge that the Strait of Hormuz is the pinch point for the orderly and continuous flow of oil out of the Persian Gulf, that an overland pipeline through Dubai and Oman has not been built yet. It isn’t like the Towelheads in SA don’t have the money to build it.
Pipelines are less mobile than supertankers.
Pipelines are not easy to defend either.
The Iranian Navy may not be easy to defend either.
Yep. Fast moving boats will probably receive a warning shot ONCE.
Sounds like some good huntin opportunities for our boys, kind of a 2 for one deal
Know what I mean Vern?
Russian Machine guns. Don’t give these chimps credit for things they are incapable of creating.
We will have good target practice.
Did we not just restock some harpoons from storage? Take them out.
“...They are about to find out that President Trump is not like the Kenyanesian Usurper. Navy ships will not be told to turn tail and run or surrender....”
Absolutely. Mattis will blow every stinkin’ one of em clean out of the water and think nothing of it. Of all the evil things the faggy twit did, surrendering a U.S. naval vessel to these jackasses was the right up there with the worst.
I don’t expect that it will happen again, and these jackasses are not going to control anything.
“Did we not just restock some harpoons from storage? Take them out.”
And now we know why they are being taken out of storage. Why use new tech when the old tech is still substantially superior to what Iran will be using.
Great question. Military exercises cost a lot of money. Their citizens won’t be pleased.
That money’s already stolen by the mullahs, which is why their currency is dropping like a rock.
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