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Iran To Hit Warships If Attacked
The Epoch Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | By Stephen Jones

Posted on 01/19/2010 12:33:51 PM PST by Fennie

Iran has warned that it will strike Western warships stationed in the Gulf if it is attacked over its nuclear program.

The country's defense minister, Ahmad Vahidi said that the 90 warships stationed in the Persian Gulf -- a waterway crucial for world oil supplies -- would become targets if Iran was attacked.

Vahidid said that the vessels included submarines, aircraft carriers and destroyers, according to comments published by the semi-official Fars news agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: iran; islam; israel; obama; persiangulf; usn; usnavy; warships

1 posted on 01/19/2010 12:33:54 PM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

If we had a President with some balls, we would have already nuked those Persian pricks.


2 posted on 01/19/2010 12:35:59 PM PST by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Fennie

“... would become targets...”

They are targets already. But will they become casualties?


3 posted on 01/19/2010 12:36:35 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: nuconvert

Ping.

More rants from Tehran.


4 posted on 01/19/2010 12:37:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Fennie

Tehran needs an external enemy to get the population’s mind off the internal problems. SOS from the Mullahs.


5 posted on 01/19/2010 12:41:23 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin! And I will AGAIN!)
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To: Army Air Corps
If and when Iran is attacked the first things that are going to goo 'kaboom' are those Silkworm sites along the Gulf.
6 posted on 01/19/2010 12:42:03 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Fennie

Oh, pleeeese...just shoot at one of them...


7 posted on 01/19/2010 12:43:07 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Fennie

I believe the last President would have replied:”Bring it on!”

And backed it up.

[Which is why they didn’t say such stuff then....]


8 posted on 01/19/2010 12:43:13 PM PST by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09! WTFU!)
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To: mkjessup

If we had a President with some balls, we would have already nuked those Persian pricks.

This MIGHT ultimately be Bush’s biggest failure—time will tell.


9 posted on 01/19/2010 12:44:12 PM PST by Jaysin (DTOM)
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To: jhpigott; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; sonofstrangelove

*ping*


10 posted on 01/19/2010 12:44:38 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: mkjessup

That’s a fine strategy as long as a mission is conducted to evacuate all of the fine looking Persian chicks prior to launch.


11 posted on 01/19/2010 12:44:50 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Jaysin

This MIGHT ultimately be Bush’s biggest failure—time will tell.


Yup. Bush should have know better than to leave Iran for Obama to dither over. Even if Israel were nuked, Obama would do zilch. I guess ol’ GWB was worried about his legacy.


12 posted on 01/19/2010 12:47:49 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Lurker

Bingo.


13 posted on 01/19/2010 12:52:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: randomhero97
how about these?

14 posted on 01/19/2010 12:56:59 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I don’t know bro, the major cities in Iran are pretty westernized. I’ve seen pics that would put American broads to shame.


15 posted on 01/19/2010 1:01:36 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: mkjessup; Jaysin
If we had a President with some balls, we would have already nuked those Persian pricks.
You may lay that at Carter's feet.
16 posted on 01/19/2010 1:05:37 PM PST by SmithL (SARCHASM: The gulf between the maker of sarcastic wit and the person who just doesn't get it.)
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To: Jaysin; rbg81

Nice that you two Arm Chair Generals have decided to apply what you have learned from your Xbox games to the real world.


17 posted on 01/19/2010 1:08:06 PM PST by Artemis Webb (Class of '98 needs no sarcasm tags!)
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To: randomhero97

I went to school before the downfall of the Shah and we had some stunning Persian women.


18 posted on 01/19/2010 1:08:17 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: SmithL

And Reagan’s, and Bush the Elder’s, Clinton’s and Bush Jr’s...

Spinelessness towards the muslims is sadly not merely a leftist trait...


19 posted on 01/19/2010 1:09:25 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Shocking as it is, once upon a time women in both Teheran and Kabul used to wear miniskirts...


20 posted on 01/19/2010 1:11:21 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: Artemis Webb

Gotta figure that this is why some of the nuke sites are located near “Shia Holy Cities” like Qom. Hit a facility near there and inflame the Shia everywhere as Iran is certain to claim that we bombed a shrine.

The real strategy appears to be grabbing Iranian scientists & industrial sabotage. The question is will the Iranian Revolution happen before this ‘holding action’ fails to hold? Tough question.


21 posted on 01/19/2010 1:13:41 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: randomhero97

Anybody that quotes Ash gets instant respect in my book.


22 posted on 01/19/2010 1:13:45 PM PST by Artemis Webb (Class of '98 needs no sarcasm tags!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Ok Let me get this down pat.
1) Israel hits Iran’s Nuke Plants.
2) Iran Attacks US Fleet (or those of our allies)
3) We reply with bombardment and perhaps Occupation of coast.
4) Congress declares war on Iran.
5) Draft is put in place, gas is rationed, defense plants open up. We get less junk from China etc...
6) We invade Iran and bring them a true Republic.


23 posted on 01/19/2010 1:13:59 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

7) Iranian oil pays for their liberation and reconstruction rather than the usual looting of the US treasury.


24 posted on 01/19/2010 1:19:05 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: randomhero97

Don’t fall for the ALLURE of a Persian Muslim chick in western garb. You’re going to be on the losing end of that one mark my words.


25 posted on 01/19/2010 1:19:32 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: LastNorwegian

Delkash could make them blue jeans sing.


26 posted on 01/19/2010 1:26:54 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

What is that! A carousel scene from LOGAN’S RUN?


27 posted on 01/19/2010 1:31:57 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Fennie

My subheading: Iran to be wiped off the map if U.S. warships hit.


28 posted on 01/19/2010 1:33:39 PM PST by Reagan is King (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave.)
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To: Fennie

Good luck. You gonna fly those lawn chairs and scare us off?


29 posted on 01/19/2010 1:38:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Fennie
Iran has warned that it will strike Western warships stationed in the Gulf if it is attacked over its nuclear program.


30 posted on 01/19/2010 2:17:16 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Fennie

That would be extremely stupid of them.


31 posted on 01/19/2010 2:17:25 PM PST by headstamp 2
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To: Fennie

Since when have the Iranians giot the drop on the USN.Seems to me they did not do so well the last time they came out in their little hog boats.

I hate to think what a phalanx will do to them.On further consideration, I actually love to think what a phalanx will do to them.


32 posted on 01/19/2010 2:22:28 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; randomhero97

In college during the mid-80s, I dated a classmate whose family got out just ahead of the Shah’s downfall. They were wealthy, western, and she was absolutely stunning. She was the last brunette I dated...


33 posted on 01/19/2010 2:32:43 PM PST by philled (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.-- GB Shaw)
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To: Artemis Webb
Nice that you two Arm Chair Generals have decided to apply what you have learned from your Xbox games to the real world.

And I suppose you're okay with Iran having nukes? Or maybe you just think Obama is playing it smart by doing nothing? I would really like to know how things should be done in the "real world". Do tell.

When you get down to it, everyone has an A-hole and everyone has an opinion. Just because you disagree is no reason to be patronizing. Or maybe you just prefer the WII?

34 posted on 01/19/2010 2:51:03 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: hennie pennie

Sounds like a baaad idea...;0)


35 posted on 01/19/2010 4:05:25 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Army Air Corps

I call all that mother-of-all-battles talk “Islamobabble”


36 posted on 01/19/2010 4:07:32 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Fennie

Monkeyboy Achmadenijad is just trying to raise the spirits of his addled followers. A counterattack on our Navy when its on a war footing would be suicidal. Iran would go for soft targets instead. Our forces should have plenty of info on Iranian tactics from Iraq and the battles that Israel has been fighting with Iran-backed groups.


37 posted on 01/19/2010 4:14:22 PM PST by dr_who
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

That one in the upper right is smoking hot!! W00t!!!!


38 posted on 01/19/2010 4:31:06 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Iran has warned that it will strike Western warships stationed in the Gulf if it is attacked over its nuclear program.
Yeah, that's the spirit, win us over. Thanks Fennie.
39 posted on 01/19/2010 6:21:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Bush sat on Iran for 8 years. Bush should have gone to war with Iran, not Iraq.

Iran is the heart of the terrorist beast.


40 posted on 01/20/2010 1:02:19 AM PST by Jaysin
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