Skip to comments.Iran prepares for kamikaze attacks
Posted on 02/26/2012 7:18:11 PM PST by U-238
Even as it continued to talk with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Iran continued to prepare for war over its nuclear weapons program, training for kamikaze attacks in the Persian Gulf with both planes and speedboats, sources within the Iranian armed forces report.
Ads by GooglePeople Search-Search Free 1) Enter Any Name & Search Free! 2) Get Phone, Address, Age & More. www.intelius.comA 9mm is False Protection Discover What Survivalist Masters & The Army Don't Want You To Know www.CloseCombatTraining.comTuesday the International Atomic Energy Agency called its recent talks with Iran a failure. And just days before, Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered the Revolutionary Guards, along with the army, on high alert, ready with conventional and unconventional means to respond to any aggression by the U.S. or Israel over its nuclear weapons program, the sources say.
The Guards missile commanders, in their preparation for a fierce counterattack, have mapped out all U.S. bases in the region to strike with their missiles in order to disrupt Americas air sorties, believing they will be the main thrust of any attack by America.
The Guards publication Mashregh, in a warning to America, revealed a detailed plan to attack U.S. bases in the region, including, in Kuwait, two air bases, Ali Al Salem and Ahmed Al Jaber, and the U.S. military camps of Buehring, Spearhead, Patriot and Arifjan. Also targeted are U.S. air bases in Afghanistan, the super U.S. base Al Adid in Qatar, its other super base at Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates and Thumrait Air Base in Oman.
Guards plans include the launch of ballistic missiles at the narrow Strait of Hormuz from deep within Iran to disrupt the flow of oil and destabilize the world economy.
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How does the Phalanx target inbound sea and air bad guys if there were 50 or 60 coming at once? Closest first? Airborne or sea first? Computers run all of the targeting? Thanks in advance. (Those Phalanx jobs sure beat the old 20mm, 40mm, and quad .50 cals from the few short vieos I have seen).
An impenetrable wall of metal basically from what I gather.
And for doing that, the SEALs got their details blabbed all over and 22 from that SEALs team were shot down/killed at once by the Taliban less than 2 months later.
After the Obama people refusing to show any proof that Bin Laden was dead, staging a photo of everybody looking intently at a screen, changing the details of the story, and generally acting about as credible on this issue as they’ve been on the eligibility issue, Fast & Furious, Solyndra, or any number of other issues, those SEALs being shot down at that particular time seemed a little too convenient...
I suppose in Heaven we won’t much care about what we’ve already been through, but I sure hope I will one day get some real answers about what’s been going on, because I sure as heck don’t trust the answers the idiots in charge are giving us.
That is if 0bummer doesn't have them eliminated on the basis of giving an unfair advantage to a "super power" against an inferior enemy. After reducing our nuclear arsenal by 80%, who knows what's next?
“I have seen DoD briefings from contractors which adequately assure me that targeting will not be a problem until we run out of ammo.”
Forgive me for asking an impertinent question, but how long can those things work before they run out of ammo?
They lost two cities to crude, very small atomic bombs. One Trident missile (not one salvo, one missile) could totally destroy every major to mid-level city in Iran.
What happens when a wave of suicide boats comes in equipped with multiple rocket launcher tubes and each rocket is a chaff/flare dispenser? If when just beyond range of the MK-38 (25mm) each wave of boats begins firing the chaff/flares ahead of them a few hundred meters, can they continue advancing in the shadow of the chaff cloud(s)?
“How does the Phalanx target inbound sea and air bad guys if there were 50 or 60 coming at once?”
It basically gets them all at once. Imagine a solid wall of armor piercing rounds — 4,500 rounds a minute or so. R2-D2 is a nasty little beast.
At the rate those things fire, I bet its not more than 20 minutes.
RE post 19. Precisely.
Hopefully he’ll be unemployed before they even process the paperwork on the nukes, much less do anything to dismantle them. As for the rest, I can’t see the military going along once the bullets start flying.
They will only accept so much and I don’t think any are that suicidal. At least I hope not.
Imagine a destroyer with its Phalanx dry and unable to reload because Iranian sharpshooters make it impossible for the crew to reach the equipment. Or can the Phalanx be reloaded without the crew exposing itself? Since I'm not sure of the mechanics of the reloading process I don't know if this can be a problem. The only picture I've seen shows 7 crewmen with one long belt of ammunition draped over their shoulders as they reload. Looks very slow.
You broke the code that launches the attacks. Good work!
If the weapon cannot be reload from below deck, then some idiot forgot that Navy ships are equipped to fight in a Chemical or Nuclear environment.
Yes, a one second burst from a Phalanx will shred a speed boat, putting about 75 rounds per second down-range. The Phalanx has enough ammo for about 20 such bursts before its magazine is exhausted.
It then needs five minutes for the crew to swap in a fresh mag while they watch speed boats 21 thru 40 approaching.
If the Iranians target 100 speedboats at a destroyer/frigate, can you get them all? 200? 300? I hear the Iranians are talking about 300 boat attacks.
Sacrificial lamb ? False flag ?
I would hope that each ship has at least twenty Marines with .50 cal machine guns for final-stage defense.
WW2-era warships had enough rapid-firing guns for anti-aircraft work that they would be invulnerable to low-tech speedboat attacks.
It would be nice if we had a cluster-munition that could scatter a few thousand grenade-size floating mines in front of the speedboat wave. Just the right size to destroy a speedboat, but harmless against a steel-hulled ship.