Skip to comments.Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report (RED on Drudge!)
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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Remember that in the Fall of 1941, the “Imperial Japanese Navy” was the punchline of a lot of jokes.
Until one day in December...
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
Sure. I figure I can mount a cannon up front on my bow rider. Yup, that'll do it. ;-)
Elecro-Magnetic Pulse. Can be kinda nasty and would plunge us back into the mid-nineteenth century.
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.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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. :)
You scared me! That’s exactly what Zero would do.
Yea, it sure as hell was. Particularly the population of the US being 35-45 million the following year...
Well, the clown did say we could absorb another attack.
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.
I was just talking about an EMP attack with a friend this morning.
Lots of news these days....all bad.
Stay safe folks.
What can they do except provide target practice?
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?
LOL! I sense a Monty Python navy sketch coming on!
Hope they brought shark repellent.
They’ll need it.