Skip to comments.Tehran Fears U.S. Attack [USS Eisenhower, Enterprise]
Posted on 10/11/2006 2:35:42 PM PDT by freedom44
Tehran, 11 Oct. (AKI) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has held an emergency meeting after reports that US nuclear powered aircraft carrier Eisenhower was moving towards the Persian Gulf. Khamenei met on Tuesday night with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and, the head of the Iranian army and the revolutionary guards corps Pasdaran, Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic, along with advisors to Khamenei.
During the talks, Iranian online daily Roozonline reports, participants discussed the possibility of a US military attack and the consequences of potential sanctions on Iran.
According to Roozonline, Khamenei stressed the need to present a united Iranian front to the international community.
The Eisenhower is expected to reach the Persian Gulf on 21 October while another US aircraft carrier, the Enterprise, will also be allegedly close to the Iranian coasts. The Enterprise was employed in 2001 by the United States to bomb Afghanistan after the September 11 terror attacks on the US.
According to Baztab, a website controlled by the Pasdaran, "the United States is gaining positions in the sea and countries close to Iran in case the Pentagon wants to launch an attack on the Islamic Republic."
According to Baztab, the US has already drafted a plan to attack Iranian nuclear plants and its military installations by sea and air.
US president has not ruled out the possibility of a military attack against Iran if it continues to pursue its nuclear programme which it fears is aimed at building nuclear weapons. Washington is currently pressing the Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran for its repeated refusal to halt sensitive nuclear work.
Baztab also said that "if the presence of US navy ships in the Persian Gulf turned into a real threat for the Islamic Republic then the region's oil pipeline would explode, as would mines in the Hormuz Strait (a key shipping route for oil) when oil tankers pass through so as to make the price of oil double or triple."
Iran is the world's fourth largest crude oil producer.
I thought they said they weren't afraid of us!
Now its time to send a couple of Nuke Subs to sit off N. Korea. Ops4
They shouldn't worry about an attack plan...I mean, the NY Times hasn't even printed it yet.
Thank you for your service.
Hey, #1 nut job.....
Actually, the guy does need to be concerned.
After all, GWB went into Iraq for the oil, and Iran has even more of the stuff.
We're coming, nut job!
and GWB says.......
ALL YOUR OIL ARE BELONG TO US!
Isn't it funny that the way the Iranians are going to scare us is by blowing up their own oil fields.
We should announce tomorrow that we plan on drilling ANWR and screw the environmentalists. Say that the world cannot be held hostage by a crazy Iranian.
Let the left protest.
NO problem I would do it again in a heartbeat.
If they're so afraid, why don't they strap a bomb on themselves and swim on out.
Will be soon enough.
A sub is too stealthy, you need high profile muscle-flexing like a carrier group or two. Makes tyrants shut up, which is probably why the big E is near Iran. It'll keep them quiet and out of the headlines in the runup to the elections.
he is not important. the mullahs are the ones running the place. all of them have to be killed
How do you know they aren't already there????? Hey Lil Kim we have a present for you.
Maybe the US expects a little unrest and wants a few resources close by.
I don't have a beef with the Iranian people per se, but it sure would swell my heart with pride to put a cruise missle right up Ayatollah Khamenei's poopshute.
Its a simple rotation of carrier battle groups.. now if they keep the existing carrier battle group in place, be afraid Ahmadenutjob, be very afraid...
Subs are not for diplomacy.
Subs are for when diplomacy is over.
Carriers make wonderful diplomatic statements.
The sight of a carrier on the horizon is a clear message to some tin-horn dictator that his time is ALMOST up.
I wonder how the high holy mussies say "kiss your @ss, goodbye"???