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    Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Iran has dispatched warships and submarines to the Red Sea, daily Hürriyet reported on its website on Tuesday, citing Fars news agency as a source.
    What the hell are these Iranians gathering information about and why? What are these terrorists doing down there?

    Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Rising powers tend to try to offer displays of their growing power projection capabilities.

    Information useful to navigation in those waters was likely gathered. Additional information related to assessing the U.S. presence/U.S. interests in the region was probably gathered, as well.

    An implicit message might be that Iran possesses the capabilities to retaliate strongly and over a wide area if its nuclear facilities are attacked, in a bid to increase its ability to deter such an attack. That such an attack is quite unlikely in the near-term matters little. Because its nuclear facilities are viewed as a vital national interest, Iran's planning likely places a higher probability on such an attack than what is actually likely.

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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Next year, the new Iranian Navy will be building glass bottom boats so they can look down and see the old Iranian Navy.
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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Next year, the new Iranian Navy will be building glass bottom boats so they can look down and see the old Iranian Navy.

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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Secretly taken photo of the new Iranian submarine...

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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    From what I read on line, the Iranian Navy might be dangerously short on air cover for its ships....
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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    All nations that have navies like to posture with them by sailing them off territorial waters. This is pretty much completely irrelevant.

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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    All nations that have navies like to posture with them by sailing them off territorial waters. This is pretty much completely irrelevant.
    That's what Chamberlain said in 1938. How did that work out?

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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's what Chamberlain said in 1938. How did that work out?
    Annexing the Sudetenland isn't even vaguely comparably to a minor power sailing a tiny fleet around. The Iranian navy has negligible power projection capability at best. Hell, even if they do try anything it would be to our advantage, as we would have a great pretext for bombing their nuclear facilities. There are plenty of actual problems to worry about, no need to get frightened by mice.

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    Re: Iran sends submarines, warships to the Red Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's what Chamberlain said in 1938. How did that work out?
    Classic APDST, bring WW2 up when there's nothing more constructive to say...

    Were Iran a comparable world power to that of the united states you might have had a point... But as usual you don't.

    Any who.

    Irans navy will be easily mopped up if they try anything, but do not underestimate the short term havoc they could cause.

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