Skip to comments.Iran threatens American east coast
Posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Iran's Navy has the ability to deploy its vessels three miles off the US east coast, a high-ranking Iranian Navy commander was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.
"Our naval forces are so powerful that we have a presence in all the waters of the world and, if needed, we can move to within three miles of New York," Revolutionary Guards Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying during a speech to students at the University of Yazd earlier this week.
The admiral was speaking on the anniversary the failed 1980 US attempt to rescue American hostages held captive in the US embassy in Tehran.
Fadavi said dominance in the Persian Gulf is "the only tool for the Americans to rule the world," charging that this prompts the US to "confront any other power that threatens their status."
Meanwhile, Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Iran was capable of crippling or disabling US aircraft carriers, Fars said.
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That’s how I read it.
Of course , you are right.
I am being statistic.
Should Iran develop a nuclear bomb their plan is to load it onto a rocket and detonate it just off the East coast. The resulting EMP would devastate the infrastructure of the entire Eastern seaboard.
They’ve been launching rockets off ships in the Caspian Sea for a while. They go straight up and detonate. Iran claims the launches “failed” but just getting it in the are is all they need.
If I were President no Iranian ship would get within 500 miles of our coast.
That’s what we get for not insulating the infrastructure against a large pulse. Not like it couldn’t be done; but the politics in the country right now are just plain absurd and the possibility of any such kind of attack is just brushed aside mentally by who are supposed to be leaders.