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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The last things these guys will see is the US in total war.
    Mornin' USC. Yeah.....I doubt we will ever wipe anyone out and off the face of the earth. We wouldn't do it.....even if it was the only answer and Right thing to do.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    In fact, the Cook is a very special kind of guided missile destroyer. It's the first of four of America's "DDGs" to be outfitted with a new version of the Aegis anti-aircraft defense system, specially designed to shoot down ballistic missiles.
    And it represents the vanguard of America's new Europe-based Ballistic Missile Defense -- a $22 billion, decades-long project to defend against missile strikes from a nuclear-armed Iran.

    Based out of Rota, these four vessels will run rotating patrol assignments -- two ships on patrol, two in port
    Combined with a pair of on-land anti-ballistic missile defense sites to be built in Romania and Poland, Cook will constitute a permanent presence in Europe, guaranteeing the continent's safety against missile strikes by rogue regimes.

    America's Fleet of Missile-Destroying Warships Has Set Sail for Europe, and It's Making Russia Nervous

    Great article, Iran is spending a lot of money for it's "imperial fleet" for no strategic reason. Based off the coast of Spain.

    * posted with thanks to another site for the great knowledge of weapon systems*

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
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    Does anyone else think this is not a great idea? Sort of like waving red meat in front of a pit-bull.
    I think that if the Obama administration does not sink them the impeachment proceedings are due.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The Canadian Navy is taking the Iranian ships seriously. They have put their fleet on alert.

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    That guy looks like he's got an old Enfield 303. Nothing to laugh at.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    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????"
    In military terms, do you have a clue what "probe" means?
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I think that if the Obama administration does not sink them the impeachment proceedings are due.
    The republicans don't want to impeach a lame duck, until they get at least a few top contenders ready for the next election. Biden would probably love it though seeing that as his only real chance at being Chief.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I think that if the Obama administration does not sink them the impeachment proceedings are due.
    so...just for fun...what justification do you offer for sinking vessels sailing in international waters? And based on your logic, should we be subject to having out vessels attacked when they are in say the Persian Gulf?

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    That guy looks like he's got an old Enfield 303. Nothing to laugh at.
    I noticed the same thing.

    Well the Canadian Navy at least picked a good weapon to arm their fleet with.

    I remember some years ago when "Guns and Ammo" ran an article, what was the best infantry rifle ever produced ?

    It wasn't the AK-47 or M-16 and not even the M-1 Garand.

    It came down to the finish line all three nose to nose, the 8 MM Kar M-98 Mauser, 303 Enfield and the 30-06 03 Springfield.

    The final decision was, the M-98 Mauser was a damn good hunting rifle.

    The 03 Springfield was probably the best target rifle ever produced.

    But the 303 Enfield was a true combat infantry rifle and won.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    so...just for fun...what justification do you offer for sinking vessels sailing in international waters? And based on your logic, should we be subject to having out vessels attacked when they are in say the Persian Gulf?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Iran is sending 3 boats that likely may not even make it here to float in international waters. You advocate sinking boats in international waters. Using what as your justification and how would that not be seen as an act of war?

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