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Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report (RED on Drudge!)
The West (OZ) ^ | 09/27/2011 | Unknown

Posted on 09/27/2011 11:27:29 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Our military can’t do very much to save the country without a good commander and chief.

thats a fact many people around here are missing


51 posted on 09/27/2011 12:33:35 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: sbMKE

Iran announces plan to convert naval force to submarines.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Yes, but poorly designed submarines.
Submarines are most effective when they can come back to the surface once in a while.

From the ‘50s:

Q. “Why does the New Italian Navy have glass bottom ships”?

A. “So they could see the OLD Italian Navy”.


52 posted on 09/27/2011 12:35:11 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Clink

It is a good read!!!


53 posted on 09/27/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: MrB

The first article I ever read that mentioned both EMP and Iran said that a single EMP pop over Tehran would instantly decapitate the mullahs’ command and control and turn the entire nation into the world’s largest kicked-over fire ant mound. The resulting electronic turmoil and confusion would degrade the Rev Guards’ ability to police the country, and liberation just might break out (yes, I know like the “Arab Spring”, be careful what you wish for).

Anyway, Iamadamnnutjob keeps shooting his mouth off and Israel is still there, so why should anyone believe that the Iranian Navy will soon be crossing the pond?


54 posted on 09/27/2011 12:44:28 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

And in a related headline:
US says it could undeploy navy near U.S. coast: report
55 posted on 09/27/2011 12:44:34 PM PDT by CygnusTheSwan ("Me fail English? That's unpossible" - Ralph Wiggum)
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To: Roklok

Being a little generous aren’t we ?


56 posted on 09/27/2011 12:53:04 PM PDT by saturn
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To: sbMKE

Correction : Iranian Navy announces plans to turn itself into artificial reefs for marine habitat.


57 posted on 09/27/2011 12:55:53 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: elcid1970

Israel would have to do it, because the current AiC (assclown in chief) certainly won’t.


58 posted on 09/27/2011 12:57:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Looks like Operation Preying Mantis redux. Guess they didn’t learn their lesson the first time....


59 posted on 09/27/2011 12:59:52 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Marty62
NOW can we bring our troops home to protect US?

Why? The military under Bush was brilliant. We have Iran surrounded. We can not protect the US or anybody else any better than that from Iran....at any second we are ready to pounce...unlike the months it took to build up toward Iraq or Afghanistan. Think people not just react.

60 posted on 09/27/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: MrB
Folks, go get the Jericho series... it might be a documentary.

I wish you hadn't said that ... and I don't even own a television.

61 posted on 09/27/2011 1:03:20 PM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Of course with Bambo being POTUS this won’t happen, but I wonder if the Iranians remember Operation Preying Mantis?


62 posted on 09/27/2011 1:03:47 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!'s)
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To: texmexis best
Better yet remove the prop from the ship with Hi explosives.
63 posted on 09/27/2011 1:05:16 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Tea Party Hobbit

Netflix


64 posted on 09/27/2011 1:05:19 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: riverrunner
EMP: Remember the MIG-25 that defected to Japan in the 70s? No solid state electronics, just vacuum tubes. Question: due to lack of Soviet technology or intention to fight over a post-nuclear battlefield? Lesson: new technology is not always the sturdiest.
65 posted on 09/27/2011 1:13:53 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Lady Heron

+1

Iran is screwed. And they know it.


66 posted on 09/27/2011 1:14:34 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Iranian Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari

I can imagine this guy screaming. SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FLEET!

67 posted on 09/27/2011 1:17:04 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Lady Heron
Netflix

LOL

I've read about EMPs. I've read about Jericho. Never done Netflix (though my 88-year-old mother does!). I'm not much into watching things, but thanks for the advice.

68 posted on 09/27/2011 1:18:12 PM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
It's okay, I've rigged my garage as a Farraday Cage. Probably won't do so much good with the infra structure wiped out but at least my microwave should continue to work.
69 posted on 09/27/2011 1:20:48 PM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: MrB

[ EMP - my first thought as well.

Folks, go get the Jericho series...
it might be a documentary. ]

I like the fact that Texas or the “Republic of Texas” is portrayed as “The Goos Guys” in that series.

Of course it kinda makes sense, but in the scenario the nukes were detonated onthe ground in cities so the EMP wouldn’t be nearly as bad as a space based EMP attack via short range ballistic missle over the US.

I would imagine if Iran stuck they would detonate multiple EMP payloads at once from multiple rockets top prevent us from attempting to shoot down the missles, if only one makes it through we are SOL.


70 posted on 09/27/2011 1:22:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Paging Dr. Paul, Paging Dr. Paul. Can we load the muskets yet?


71 posted on 09/27/2011 1:25:55 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Fing with the U.S. Navy is bad mmmkay?

72 posted on 09/27/2011 1:26:42 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

This is like a squirrel tickling a grizzly’s behind with a short stick...

Anyway, if they want to send out a search party for Osama they can do it, and they may just end up joining him.


73 posted on 09/27/2011 1:26:42 PM PDT by Ironfocus (2012: Just Undo It)
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To: oh8eleven

[ Better than Googling it...read the book “One Second After” ...
I’ve read it and while it is fiction, I don’t doubt that’s exactly what will happen. ]

I think about 50% of our electrical devices will be crapped out after a mid nation space based EMP. 20% will work for a while but be damaged enough to where they will fizzle out ahead of time. The rest will continue to work and will be items with more robust circitry, thinks like refrigerators will still work as they have a steel “shell” around them that is grounded and most of them have simple circitry. Microwaves may survive if they are heavy duty shielded types, cheap one will more than likely break.

The main issue will be the electrical grid. It will take a while to bring it back online and a lot of people in hospitals may die in the meantime. People who work IT jobs will be in a nightmare as they wait for new parts to get in from China.

It will be very very very bad, but not “Post apocalyptic”. Most of us will get knocked down to the 60’s after the power is restored 2-3 weeks after the initial attack. It may be the only thing that actually “Wakes up the Sleeping Giant”.


74 posted on 09/27/2011 1:28:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NorCoGOP

All he would do is respond with the usual, dreaded, strongly worded letter, in response.

Maybe he might even use the dreaded red Pen. That will show them we mean business. Time for a beer summit.


75 posted on 09/27/2011 1:28:16 PM PDT by bikerman
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Well with this news, I have a great idea. Let's put our military funding on the line in a politically motivated bill.

Ignoramuses in DC just don't get it.

76 posted on 09/27/2011 1:28:48 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: rhombus

[ Paging Dr. Paul, Paging Dr. Paul. Can we load the muskets yet? ]

A letter of Marque will clear this right up.....


77 posted on 09/27/2011 1:29:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Could this Immanutjob moron be any more clueless?

Yeah, great idea... Venture inside of the 200 mile barrier off our coast and our military will destroy your tin can ships in a New York second. And then, to make things even more interesting (because you somehow think you can go to the UN and bash our country) we will destroy your country.

This idiot should not even be the so called President of Iran because he “pretended to get elected” by fabricating the election results.

Do not underestimate the power of the United States Military.


78 posted on 09/27/2011 1:30:14 PM PDT by billsgottago (Government is like a baby. A big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other end.)
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To: FReepaholic

Buy this book bookmark.


79 posted on 09/27/2011 1:32:14 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

The most likely way for nukes to happen is suitcase. That way they can blame it on a “rogue group”. If they do it obviously by the state, then that state disappears off the map.


80 posted on 09/27/2011 1:32:28 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

You and your EMP!!! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! crap. Iran doesn’t even have a nuke.


81 posted on 09/27/2011 1:32:28 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Putin would love to help them out.


82 posted on 09/27/2011 1:33:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Tea Party Hobbit
I've read about Jericho.

One of the very few network shows I have ever watched...very well done. Of course; it was too intense for the knuckle-dragging Nielsen crowd, so it got whacked.

83 posted on 09/27/2011 1:33:37 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Fearsome!


84 posted on 09/27/2011 1:38:28 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sink the bastards!


85 posted on 09/27/2011 1:38:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: CodeToad

I never said any such things. I am trying to make the point that we are a country that is weakening so rapidly right now. Being humble about our military power and taking the sucidal nut jobs in Iran seriously is a very prudent idea, eh ?

if we keep weakening. it we have no leadership, we are wide open to whatever any enemy wants to do to us. unless we get smart as a country, we will be at their mercy.


86 posted on 09/27/2011 1:42:48 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: GraceG
Most of us will get knocked down to the 60’s after the power is restored 2-3 weeks after the initial attack.
I could live with that - my main concern being the new furnace and all it's electronics.
Winter in western NY is no time to be w/o heat.
87 posted on 09/27/2011 1:44:13 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

But Ron Paul said they aren’t a threat!!!


88 posted on 09/27/2011 1:45:51 PM PDT by chilepup
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To: sbMKE

“Iran announces plan to convert naval force to submarines.”

“U.S.N. announces plan to convert Iranian naval force to submarines”

(With screen doors)


89 posted on 09/27/2011 1:46:08 PM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Right off the coast of Florida to protect Cuba’s oil drilling rigs, and we won’t do a thing about it.
from our media you’ll hear crickets


90 posted on 09/27/2011 1:48:04 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: halfright
I have two solar cells that can help me communicate and two Honda generators.

Put a spare ignition system in that Faraday cage.

91 posted on 09/27/2011 1:48:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

What’s “EMP”?


92 posted on 09/27/2011 1:49:58 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: 3catsanadog

It is nuclear war that fries the electrical grid. would take us back to the 1850s in a few seconds.

I am not saying it is going to happen. I am saying that we need to take the threat seriously and elect strong leaders.


93 posted on 09/27/2011 1:51:54 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I agree. If recent history is any indication, we will respond with a couple of small frigates, full of gay sailors, who will use loud speakers to try and persuade the Iranian ships to keep outside the 12 mile limit. If the Iranians refuse then the gay navy will use water cannons and their ships to nudge the Iranian vessels.

Should the matter escalate and an Iraniian ship get sunk, probably afte a Navy ship is damaged or destroyed, then Cindy Sheehan,Code Pink, BIll Ayers, et al will start publicly protesting the Navy’s actions and brand them as brutal killers.


94 posted on 09/27/2011 1:56:58 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 3catsanadog
Electric Magnetic Pulse device. Remember the movie Oceans 11? Yeah George Clooney and a bunch of liberal actors but it was a good movie. Anywho, there is some credence to that device and people are worried in a war scenario our electrical grid will be rendered to nothing. I give it SOME credence both in capability and it could happen, but this is a very potent, very advanced device/weapon and it would take a miracle for the terrorists to smuggle in something like that as well as an invading bomber to drop something like that. With the current president, who knows.
95 posted on 09/27/2011 1:58:58 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

One word. Tomahawk.


96 posted on 09/27/2011 2:21:38 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

We’ve played this game with guys a whole lot tougher than the Iranians. Welcome them with open arms. Give them a port visit. Offer asylum to defectors. Anyone who doesn’t want to defect gets a little talk with the CIA and a first-class plane ticket home. Where they’ll be welcomed with open arms, and a few friendly questions. Maybe not so friendly.


97 posted on 09/27/2011 2:24:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Take ‘em out with subs if they try anything. No surface engagement is necessary.


98 posted on 09/27/2011 2:37:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

No matter the strength of the US military,
the Commander in Chief has allegiance only to
his 57 states against the American people.

America is in more peril than in its entire history.


99 posted on 09/27/2011 2:53:52 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GraceG

Actually, in the TV series, nuclear bombs in white trucks detonated simultaneously in 23 U.S. cities at 8:05 PM Eastern time. Mysterious higher ups in the U.S. government were the masterminds of the plot. Ironically, Iran and North Korea got the blame.

The truck in New York City was discovered in Manhattan and the bomb defused before it had a chance to detonate. Another truck headed for Columbus, Ohio, was diverted to the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, by Robert Hawkins, an undercover FBI agent in “Jericho.”

After the initial attacks, some power was restored in Jericho, but then one night the town’s residents saw a rocket in the night sky, and that was the EMP attack that fried the fragile power grid and whatever technology remained in the small town. It was never explained who caused the EMP.

“Jericho” was one of the few TV series that had me sitting on the edge of my chair. There’s rumors of a “Jericho” movie picking up where the series left off.


100 posted on 09/27/2011 2:56:41 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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