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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They aren't floating on a raft, "slightly liberal".
    They will be in international waters. Who are they going to be a threat to that warrants them being killed, smart guy?
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    They will be in international waters. Who are they going to be a threat to that warrants them being killed, smart guy?
    They are carrying long range sam missiles, and helicopters. Id say thats a threat, professor.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Maybe my knowledge on international law and protocol is lacking, but don't you have to actually be at war with a country before you just willy nilly blow their ships to smithereens?

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They are carrying long range sam missiles, and helicopters. Id say thats a threat, professor.
    Unless they deliberately come within range of engaging our nation and make some kind of indication of possible hostility they are not a threat in the context requiring a violent response...or in the case of apdst's suggestion, a preemptive strike.

    Merely being an armed naval vessel on the water doesn't mean they are an actual threat. You make a very poor argument.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Maybe my knowledge on international law and protocol is lacking, but don't you have to actually be at war with a country before you just willy nilly blow their ships to smithereens?
    Not if you are a tough talking irrational arm chair internet war expert.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Maybe my knowledge on international law and protocol is lacking, but don't you have to actually be at war with a country before you just willy nilly blow their ships to smithereens?
    You forgot your knowledge of history.

    In 1988, the United States launched Operation Praying Mantis against Iran, claiming that it was retaliation for the Iranian mining of areas of the Persian Gulf as part of the Iran-Iraq war. The American attack was the largest American naval combat operation since World War II.[54] American action began with coordinated strikes by two surface groups that neutralized the Sassan oil platform and the Sirri oil platform of Iran. Iran lost one major warship and a smaller gunboat. Damage to the oil platforms was eventually repaired.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Unless they deliberately come within range of engaging our nation and make some kind of indication of possible hostility they are not a threat in the context requiring a violent response...or in the case of apdst's suggestion, a preemptive strike.

    Merely being an armed naval vessel on the water doesn't mean they are an actual threat. You make a very poor argument.
    Not all threats require a violent response-you got that much right. That said, this isnt the merchant marine, its an openly hostile naval force.

    I dont need to make any arguments, they are being watched right now, probably by several submarines they dont know are there (but should suspect are). We probably know what time of day the captains take a ****.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    lulz

    The US trembles, I'm sure.

    I'd send the poor bastards some hot tea and warm blankets. It must be perishing out there on their cute little rustbuckets.
    I saw a photo of their small destroyer and it was literally, pitiful and rusty.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And what would our blowing up those two ships be retaliation for?

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So the US violated international law to assist a murderous dictator, so what?

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