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Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report (RED on Drudge!)
The West (OZ) ^ | 09/27/2011 | Unknown

Posted on 09/27/2011 11:27:29 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

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(Excerpt) Read more at au.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlantic; iran; iranatlanticwaters; irannavy; iranshipstoatlantic
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Remember that in the Fall of 1941, the “Imperial Japanese Navy” was the punchline of a lot of jokes.

Until one day in December...


151 posted on 09/28/2011 4:16:29 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: GraceG

within 2 weeks after the bomb goes off, panic will set in. This scenario is truly horrible, and unavoidable I believe.

Disease, lack of food at the end of 2 weeks, scary


152 posted on 09/28/2011 4:35:55 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: GraceG
[ Paging Dr. Paul, Paging Dr. Paul. Can we load the muskets yet? ] A letter of Marque will clear this right up.....

Sure. I figure I can mount a cannon up front on my bow rider. Yup, that'll do it. ;-)

153 posted on 09/28/2011 5:28:17 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
most of the bums posting on this thread don’t know what an EMP attack is...

Elecro-Magnetic Pulse. Can be kinda nasty and would plunge us back into the mid-nineteenth century.

154 posted on 09/28/2011 5:35:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Jim Noble

And that Imperial Japanese Navy of 1941 would beat the Iranians of today.

To truly project power with any type of a chance to stay in the area, you need at least one functional aircraft carrier. Last time I checked, the Iranians don’t and won’t have one.

If they want to play frigate Navy it will be an exciting 15 minutes once the shooting starts.


155 posted on 09/28/2011 5:37:02 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: Rummyfan
would plunge us back into the mid-nineteenth century

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

156 posted on 09/28/2011 6:05:17 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: RaceBannon

No panic will be happening at my house as I am prepared, well the only panic will be anyone else who tried to get my stuff....

That and i live in a Mormon neighborhood, so they all have food for a year at least. :)


157 posted on 09/28/2011 6:13:01 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: PhiloBedo

You scared me! That’s exactly what Zero would do.


158 posted on 09/28/2011 6:32:09 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Clink
I read it and it scared the crap out of me. IMHO it would be worse than a bio, chemical or nuke strike. In one seconds time our massive technology driven society would be sent back to the stone age.
159 posted on 09/28/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: Clink

Yea, it sure as hell was. Particularly the population of the US being 35-45 million the following year...


160 posted on 09/28/2011 7:31:49 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Ingtar

Well, the clown did say we could absorb another attack.


161 posted on 09/28/2011 8:45:49 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

later


162 posted on 09/28/2011 9:05:32 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Back to square freakn' one...)
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To: grey_whiskers
by designing the case properly one can focus the gamma rays "downward" to the ground.

Now that is scary. From your comments, it sounds more like a laser then a light bulb and focusing throws "inverse squared" out the window.

Thanks for clearing up my misconception Re the EMP device. My comments on the Iranian/Pakistani/N Korean device design remain plausible. The pursuit of enriched uranium indicates their intention to use gun type designs for the core assembly method. Our first efforts with gun assembly gave us devices which required no testing before going to war, had yields in the 12 to 15 kiloton range, weighed about 10,000 lb and were ten feet long. Well beyond the throw weight of a Scud or anything else they currently posses. My guess for a likely delivery system would be a fishing trawler up the Hudson or Potomac in a suicide run with a dirty ground burst to follow. Another possibility would be sea/land delivery using ISO shipping container(s) through multiple points of entry.

Regards,
GtG

163 posted on 09/28/2011 9:48:22 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative; MrB

I was just talking about an EMP attack with a friend this morning.

Lots of news these days....all bad.
Stay safe folks.
AD


164 posted on 09/28/2011 11:27:36 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

What can they do except provide target practice?


165 posted on 09/28/2011 11:33:56 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: hflynn

You know, refueling down with Hugo or Fidel may route these fellows through the Bermuda Triangle.

Are they aware of the strange things that happen there?


166 posted on 09/28/2011 12:06:28 PM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
This pic went with the article on CNN's website. See anything going on?
167 posted on 09/28/2011 12:10:02 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: orlop9

LOL! I sense a Monty Python navy sketch coming on!


168 posted on 09/28/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Hope they brought shark repellent.

They’ll need it.


169 posted on 09/28/2011 12:29:21 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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