Skip to comments.U.S. Navy Ready to Protect Freedom of Navigation in Strait of Hormuz Amid Iran Threat
Posted on 07/05/2018 7:34:00 PM PDT by artichokegrower
The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure free navigation and the flow of commerce, the U.S. militarys Central Command said on Thursday, as Irans Revolutionary Guards warned they would block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if necessary.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and some senior military commanders have threatened in recent days to disrupt oil shipments from the Gulf countries if Washington tries to cut Tehrans exports.
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But Obama kissed the mullah's butts, gave them billions of dollars and said everything was cool. How dare Trump upset the status quo.
Was wondering how those new littorals made of aluminum would stand up to some fast attack craft.
Probably going to be pretty damned effective. They do crack easy tho.
What we need to do is stop threatening third party sanctions because they dont follow our sanctions. That is illegal as hell. I am totally for withdrawing from the Iranian deal and I want my money back but to threaten NORWAY because THEY dont is BS!!I warned everyone here that Bolton is no damned good. This is the kind of madness that killed your sons— as happened in Iraq. 5000 dead!! 40,000 soldiers wounded ( not including PTSD and suicides) -— FOR NOTHING!! Let me tell you this. Iran is no Iraq— we are talking about 96 million people— 1 million in the army , air force and huge navy. and totally backed by Russia. This is a war that we are creating and you better get ready for. Bolton is a WAR MONGER!!
Go for it Persian. You import 40% of your gas. Guaranteed your puny refining capacity goes up in flames in first day of your closing the straits. No one is coming to put out the fires either.
Get popcorn, fireworks may be on the way.
Tell us how we should handle this rogue State Iran.
Treat them as a sovereign nation and get serious about the #1 supporter of terrorism— SAUDI ARABIA!! They were the supporters of the 911 attack on our people!! It is the Sunnis stupid!
Yeah, these are new craft. We want to test them.
This is going to happen.
You aren’t calling me stupid are you?
Do you think it’s Shiites?
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunlight fair;
Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air!
Now go kick some persian jihadi butt, guys!
I don’t recall the Saudi’s holding hostage our Embassy, and personnel of that Embassy for over a year. I don’t recall the Saudi’s hijacking our naval personnel, humiliating them for propaganda purposes, nor do I recall the Saudi’s aggressively supporting armed insurrections all over the ME with the intent of dominating the region. I’ve never heard the Saudi’s threaten death to America.
The Saudi’s aren’t pure as driven snow by any means. Yes a percentage of the hijackers of 9/11 were of Saudi origin, but I haven’t read of solid conclusion those persons were supported by the Saudi government. Yes I do think they may have been supported by factions within as the Saudi government was at the time quite extensive, and somewhat decentralized, but no proof has ever been forthcoming.
You still haven’t answered my previous question.
Trump needs to talk to Putin and try to get Vlad on line for something less than war with Iran.
Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel talks to Putin next Wednesday as well. Israel has its beef with Iran and I understand but lets all hope cooler heads prevail.
Iran has its missiles but not its nukes. Its not quite up to North Korea level and we talk to NK.
Bring it, ragheads.
You are right in your analyses . This mind set of telling other sovereign nations what to do has to stop unless they overtly threaten this nation like Kim has done 6 times. Now it is time for him to denuke or we must preempt with nuclear annihilation. I would give him 48 hours.
Iran is in the middle of a currency and water crisis right now. Which means they are on the edge of both hyperinflation and famine. They are in no position to start a military conflict with anyone. This belligerence is to make Rouhani look tough, just like their faked missile launches.
0600 Secretary of Defense Mathis to our task force, “Sink every damn military vessel of Iran in the Persian Gulf.”
0615 Task force commander reply, “Our boys will be back on deck by sundown and would you like us to take our Kharg Island also, which most Iranian oil is exported from?”
You’re right. No need to take out anything other than a few of their desalination plants. That would shut them up right quick.
Read the damned 28 pages hidden from the American people for 10 damned years until our great president last year released thetruth!! percentage!my rear!! 100 % Saudi Sunni. Why do we live these lies?
“Read the damned 28 pages hidden from the American people for 10 damned years until our great president last year released thetruth!! ”
I’d be happy to “read the damned 28 pages” if you would be so kind as to provide the link to the documents.
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