Page 4 of 13 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 121

Thread: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

  1. #31
    Sage
    Montecresto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-13-16 @ 10:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,561

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Iran has been conducting such patrols since 2008, protecting Iranian shipping.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

  2. #32
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 08:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Iran has been conducting such patrols since 2008, protecting Iranian shipping.
    Yeah, that's what this is all about Iran protecting Iranian shipping. .....

  3. #33
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:20 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    41,878

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    sure we can. they leave us standing alone all of the time when there are conflicts in the Americas. what are they doing to help us with the drug gangs that have taken over large areas in Mexico?
    Drug gangs? Off with their heads!

  4. #34
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:20 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    41,878

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Russia and maybe China supporting Iran while we support the Saudis. Lots of interested parties here.
    That is the growing risk. As the other poles of the multipolar structure taking shape strengthen, the danger of a war by proxy mutating to become the Big One will grow. We are yet not there probably. But when we realized that this would happen 20 years ago, we had much more time to prevent it from happening.

  5. #35
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:20 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    41,878

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, I would go with Canada and up our own production. Remove Security off the Saud's transportation and get rid of that fee we pay for protecting what they call their precious.

    Think we can undercut them on the bids?
    That is certainly a way to handle it. I am not sure if the precedent will lead to consequences we will like, though. But if well used, it might persuade other nations to develop and deploy a global security net.

  6. #36
    Invictus


    Rogue Valley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:27 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    9,097

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...


    Saudi coalition airstrike yesterday on the Republican Palace in the Yemeni city of Taez

    The Saudi coalition has launched over 100 airstrikes in Yemen during the past 24 hours. 21 were killed overnight in fierce fighting in Taez. 3 AQ suspects transporting weapons were killed in a US drone strike in Saeed.

    So far, an Iranian convoy of a warship and 8 merchant vessels has not attempted to challenge a UN arms embargo of Yemen.


    Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet. -- Marine Corps General James 'Chaos' Mattis

  7. #37
    Sage
    Infinite Chaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Seen
    06-29-17 @ 06:51 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    14,854

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, I agree with us not getting involved with this conflict.....Let the Iranians/Shia and Sunni face each other. When its done Iran will learn their military isn't anything to be feared and the Sunni will give up once Yemen has the Sunni Government in place again.
    Bingo.

    We've wanted someone to take arms against ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria and it's only Iran putting serious ground troop numbers in and pushing ISIS back. That's a Sunni/Shia conflict we don't need to get involved in. Same with Yemen - Saudi Arabia vs Iran forms the same Sunni/Shia conflict and if we take sides in this then it hurts efforts elsewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    -- Iran would not have dared deploy ships like this if we had a real president. Even conspicuously diverting a single U.S. attack submarine to the waters near Yemen might have made it seem too risky. But the Islamist thugs in Tehran know they have nothing to fear from President Neville.
    What would a real President do in the case of the Sunni / Shia conflict going on? Do you want US and NATO troops fighting EVERYONE in the middle east? We sink an Iranian ship and they may stop their fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria - they're the only nation (apart from the Iraqis and Syrians whose land is being fought over) with troops on the ground fighting ISIS.

  8. #38
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,430

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Drug gangs? Off with their heads!
    cute, but the point is that the Saudis still do nothing to help us police our neighborhood. i'm fine with the US and Saudi Arabia being friendly, but the US should definitely not be expected to act as regional hegemon in the Middle East. that neighborhood is the responsibility of Saudi Arabia, and regional stability is on them.

  9. #39
    Invictus


    Rogue Valley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:27 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    9,097

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    that neighborhood is the responsibility of Saudi Arabia, and regional stability is on them.
    Do you also support the US selling to KSA the high-tech weapons platforms that they will undoubtedly request in order to facilitate regional stability?

    In other words, do you support relinquishing the US high-tech weapons edge if this results is less direct US involvement? For example, it's no secret that the KSA has its eye on the new F-35.

    I'm just curious about what trade-offs are acceptable in your view.


    Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet. -- Marine Corps General James 'Chaos' Mattis

  10. #40
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,430

    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Do you also support the US selling to KSA the high-tech weapons platforms that they will undoubtedly request in order to facilitate regional stability?
    why in the **** do you think i support any of this interventionist bull****? are you even paying attention?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    In other words, do you support relinquishing the US high-tech weapons edge if this results is less direct US involvement? For example, it's no secret that the KSA has its eye on the new F-35.
    let them build one, then. we need to build roads, bridges, and new energy infrastructure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    I'm just curious about what trade-offs are acceptable in your view.
    i'm curious about which pigeonhole you are trying to stuff me in.

Page 4 of 13 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •