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#1 Iff Iran's Navy hopes to achieve its dream of a formal Mediterranean + Atlantic presence, then it has a stake in Baby Assad in Syria + Hezbollah in Lebanon staying put, + of course 'Arab Spring" = destabilz taking place in Saudi Arabia.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-19 01:31||
#2 What a golden opportunity. If there was any possible way for anybody to sink one of these ships while at dock, attributing it to the rebels, it would be the intelligence coup of the decade.
It would humiliate Assad, piss off and hurt the Iranians, upset the Russians, and there are so many ways to enhance the effect for "extra points" that it would take a day just to figure them out.
It wouldn't matter who did it, the Israelis, US Navy SEALs, the Brits, the French, or even private contractors. As long as the rebels were Johnny-on-the-spot to claim responsibility, the efforts to blame Israel and the Jews, the automatic response, would be seen as laughable throughout the Mideast.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-19 08:48||
#3 The Iranian navy is irrelevant. If their ships are to be sunk, sink them while they are underway so that nobody is ashore. Whatever you do, don't have the Seals board the Iranian ships. I expect that then smell really funky.
Posted by Super Hose 2012-02-19 14:14||
#4 18th Fleet? LOL. Iran has 18 fleets of what?
Posted by Hellfish 2012-02-19 19:52||
#5 Motorboats. They have fleets of motorboats. With some row-boats as support vessels.
Posted by Charles 2012-02-19 22:20||
#6 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > IRAN, RUSSIAN NAVAL PRESENCE IN SYRIAN WATERS MESSAGE [warning] TO THE US: MP [Senior Iran Masjlis].
'Tis warning to the US-West not to underestimate Iran's willingness to intervene in Syria on behalf of its BFF Baby Assad + Regime.
* TOPIX > HEZBOLLAH: NO MARCH 14 [inter-Govt Coalition] EVEN IFF ASSAD FALLS.
ASSAD/SYRIA = AIR-SEA PORTS ON MEDITERR SIDE = IRANO-PERSIAN NAVAL, [etc.] PRESENCE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-19 22:21||