This thread has made me laugh! The hysteria of some folks about Iran venturing out into international waters with two pathetic boats really did give me a good chuckle! I've seen decommissioned warships in Long Beach more fearsome than the photo of what looks like a long, skinny fishing boat with a canon. Clearly, my maritime expertise is nearly non-existent, but please... "What if they attack us????"
Stop making excuses, its pathetic. Do you ever get tired of defending the president?
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
A new surface-to-surface missile, named the Nour, was test fired from the Jamaran destroyer in March 2010.
Launched in the waters of the Persian Gulf, the test was successful with the missile having hit its target from a distance of 100km. Iran is also planning to build an upgraded missile with a 300km range.
Jamaran / Mowj Class Multi-Purpose Guided Missile Frigate - Naval Technology
it is a warship, it has to be tracked - coming around the Cape of Good Hope, and not thru the Mediterranean to avoid the choke points, and the US 6th fleet Mediterranean.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Iran also knows there is nothing we can do to them if they are international waters.....to do so would create an incident where if they do nothing wrong and are attacked by us, it would be an act of War. Unprovoked.
Yes they figure our President is weak and so to any other leaders.....which is also why they are sending these ships.
Does any think for one moment if none of the sanctions were removed, and they didn't get that money open up to them. That they would have sent a couple ships around to scope our coast with a training exercise?
Also since they are with the BRIC Nation.....I don't think they will have any trouble finding a port to pull into while in the western hemisphere.