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2009-02-23 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran navy moves to international waters
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Posted by tu3031 2009-02-23 12:28|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336079 views ]  Top

#1 1 Los Angeles-class attack sub, 2 weeks.
Posted by mojo 2009-02-23 13:15||   2009-02-23 13:15|| Front Page Top

#2 All the better for sinking them without creating hazards to navigation.
Posted by Spease Scourge of the Wee Folk8511 2009-02-23 14:05||   2009-02-23 14:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Targets.
Posted by Lagom 2009-02-23 14:10||   2009-02-23 14:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Rather nice of Iran to send out live targets for the US Navy to practice on.
Posted by DarthVader 2009-02-23 14:16||   2009-02-23 14:16|| Front Page Top

#5 i don't know obama is scared too make them mysteriously sink
Posted by rabid whitetail 2009-02-23 15:20||   2009-02-23 15:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Iran's Persian elite are a small minority around the Hormuz strait. The option of supporting a local national liberation group is inviting.
Posted by Harcourt Whereger8804 2009-02-23 16:17||   2009-02-23 16:17|| Front Page Top

#7 In the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies", a warship is attacked by a "boring" torpedo that cuts a hole in it. Now while that may not be the best technique to sink a ship without high explosives, which have an enormous sonar signature, perhaps there are other ways.

My point being if the Iranian ships just disappear at sea, without an explosion, well, it's just bad luck, isn't it?
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-02-23 18:19||   2009-02-23 18:19|| Front Page Top

#8 Iranian Flotilla heading for the High Seas. - Note: Admirals Flagship in foreground.

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-02-23 18:28||   2009-02-23 18:28|| Front Page Top

#9 "Impenetrable" used in the same definition as with Paris Hilton
Posted by Frank G 2009-02-23 19:49||   2009-02-23 19:49|| Front Page Top

#10 This is the time when I wish we still had a couple of Iowa-class battleships. Have one of those pull up alongside, and watch the Iranians fill the scuppers. Even a destroyer looks like a toy beside a BB. They've seen carriers, but a battleship is something else. The one that came through the Panama Canal in 1968 (New Jersey, IIRC) impressed the locals AND those of us allowed aboard her.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-02-23 21:04||]">[]  2009-02-23 21:04|| Front Page Top

#11 OP
KiloBravo and I crawled all over the USS Missouri last fall while vacationing in Hawaii. What a beautiful ship.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-02-23 22:25||   2009-02-23 22:25|| Front Page Top

#12 Agreed, OP. I've been on both the USS Wisconsin and the USS Missouri. We knew how to make intimidating and effective warships at one time (although I've seen a couple of the big Carriers in San Diego harbor and they're no slouches, either).

Posted by Mullah Richard 2009-02-23 22:37||   2009-02-23 22:37|| Front Page Top

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