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

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    not everywhere but enough public buildings have been bombed out..and the place is a wreck..
    I don't know if airlifts would be any more effective then the bombing by SA, and AQAP is taking advantage of the chaos -
    they had a prison break recently, and are expanding territory.

    That's our real concern - AQAP, although I personally am worried about a proxy war and Iranian hegemony, I agree there isn't much we can or should do about it..
    Somehow that Sunni coalition has got to do it, Pakistan (close defense allie of SA) was ready to, but it's Parliment voted no..because of it's Shia population.

    It's a cluster for sure, and the region is going to have to do it this time without calling in the calvary (US).
    There is no appetite for any US involvement, not do I think we should do so..
    SA has apparently taken out a lot of their infrastructure in order to starve them out, at least according to the NPR report i heard late last week. Yemen imports a huge percentage of its food, so a lot of people are going to suffer because of this. but there's probably no way that SA will let us do anything other than to drop bombs.

    i'm so sick of their thousand year old holy war, and this is most likely another extension of it. killing each other over religious disagreements is like ****ing for virginity. the futility of it just makes me sad. thanks for letting me rant.

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

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    BO allowed the arms transfer to go thru to Egypt recently.

    Hey aren't you a Floridian?

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    Whats up with this?
    ya. "recently" long afer el_Sisi figured out BO isn't reliable for Egypt's security needs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by B'smith

    There's only one aggressive, Expansionist Regime in the Region & it's not Iran. You need only read up on the Oded Yinon Plan to dismiss Iran as a serious Regional threat.
    Iran now controls FOUR M-E Capitals and carries on aggression with several groups with several Proxy Wars.
    (re 'Shia Cresecent')
    The Gulf and Sunni States are Worried about IRAN and it's Nukes, NOT Israel.
    This is not a zio-Neocon hang up.

    I already debunked your DAILY Mantra of the NON-issue 'Yinon' plan.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1064528801

    Get some New stuff, and Stop GRATUITOUSLY Dragging your 'Israel' hang up into EVERY IRAN String/Post.

    Same crap EVERY day/post.

    You want to discuss Israel instead of casually/wackily slander it in every post, come on down to the M-E section and face the music.
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    Re: Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port...

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Iran now controls FOUR M-E Capitals and carries on aggression with several groups with several Proxy Wars.
    (re 'Shia Cresecent')
    The Gulf and Sunni States are Worried about IRAN and it's Nukes, NOT Israel.
    This is not a zio-Neocon hang up.

    I already debunked your DAILY Mantra of the NON-issue 'Yinon' plan.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1064528801

    Get some New stuff, and Stop GRATUITOUSLY Dragging your 'Israel' hang up into EVERY IRAN String/Post.

    Same crap EVERY day/post.

    You want to discuss Israel instead of casually/wackily slander it in every post, come on down to the M-E section and face the music.
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    The writer to whom I was responding brought up "aggressive dictatorships" while Iran is neither. I only cited an existing plan of aggression: Oden Yinon Plan which readers are well advised to research more recent & reliable sources themselves instead of relying on your "cherry picked", out dated source

    There is nothing new or aggressive about Iranian ships patrolling those waters as they have been doing so since 2008. They are certainly monitoring events in Yemen as are other ships in the area.


    “Iran sends warships to monitor Yemen's coast”
    Iran sends warships to monitor Yemen's coast ? RT News
    EXCERPT “According to Tehran officials, the warships will be protecting a crucial trade route against pirates. THE Iranian Navy has been conducting such patrols since 2008."CONTINUED


    The best indicator of Iran's propensity for aggression is its history. You are still unable to name a single country Iran has attacked or invaded.

    I've been posting in the M.E. section &, predictably, heard not a note from you.

    Your empty threats, dishonest insults & bellicose jargon are forbidden here & serve neither to be truthful, intimidating nor civil.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by B'smith View Post
    The writer to whom I was responding brought up "aggressive dictatorships" while Iran is neither.
    Thousands of Iranian dissenters have perished in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. And perhaps you're too young to remember the bloody murder of Neda Agha Soltan in 2009.

    You also seem to forget the hundreds of US military/embassy personnel killed by Hezbollah bombs in Beirut, East Beirut, and Khobar Towers.

    Iran also held US embassy staff hostage in Iran for 444 days. Not an aggressive dictatorship? Are you delusional?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Thousands of Iranian dissenters have perished in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. And perhaps you're too young to remember the bloody murder of Neda Agha Soltan in 2009.

    You also seem to forget the hundreds of US military/embassy personnel killed by Hezbollah bombs in Beirut, East Beirut, and Khobar Towers.

    Iran also held US embassy staff hostage in Iran for 444 days. Not an aggressive dictatorship? Are you delusional?
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    I'd prefer to stay on topic but please take a look at:
    “SEVEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE U.S. AND ITS ALLIES DID TO IRAN”
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2...eve-done-iran/

    If I respond more thoroughly, I am criticized for bring up more brutal, US funded Regimes, if I don't, I'm accused as being evasive.

    I'm not aware of Iran's military ever attacking the US. CSI Forensics ruled out Hezbollah as the bomb maker for the Marine barracks.

    _________ ON TOPIC:________________

    The latest word from the Pentagon is that the US Navy is NOT "Intercepting Iranian ships" nor has Iran expressed an interest in resupplying the Yemeni Rebels:


    “Pentagon: US Warship Repositioning, Not Intercepting Iranian Ships Off Yemen”
    Yemen Brings US, Iran Closer to Naval Face-Off
    EXCERPT "On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the presence of Iranian naval ships "in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Aden is intended to ensure the security of neighboring countries and maritime traffic."CONTINUED


    I strongly suspect that Iran is in no way interested in upsetting the progress & benefits of the current momentum Re: Nuke Talks, S-300 Sale etc


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

    Quote Originally Posted by B'smith View Post
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    I'd prefer to stay on topic but please take a look at:
    “SEVEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE U.S. AND ITS ALLIES DID TO IRAN”
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2...eve-done-iran/

    If I respond more thoroughly, I am criticized for bring up more brutal, US funded Regimes, if I don't, I'm accused as being evasive.

    I'm not aware of Iran's military ever attacking the US. CSI Forensics ruled out Hezbollah as the bomb maker for the Marine barracks.

    _________ ON TOPIC:________________

    The latest word from the Pentagon is that the US Navy is NOT "Intercepting Iranian ships" nor has Iran expressed an interest in resupplying the Yemeni Rebels:


    “Pentagon: US Warship Repositioning, Not Intercepting Iranian Ships Off Yemen”
    Yemen Brings US, Iran Closer to Naval Face-Off
    EXCERPT "On Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the presence of Iranian naval ships "in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Aden is intended to ensure the security of neighboring countries and maritime traffic."CONTINUED


    I strongly suspect that Iran is in no way interested in upsetting the progress & benefits of the current momentum Re: Nuke Talks, S-300 Sale etc


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    You're welcome. Of course Iran is an entirely pacifist country that doesn't fund Hamas, Hezbollah, or the Houthie, and isn't working on anything that could be characterized as a nuclear weapon. That's why Obama is having the talks - just to make sure they don't have anything like that in mind. And we know their warships are on a humanitarian mission. It's all good. I have no idea why anybody would notice the Death to America stuff. They're good people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by B'smith View Post
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    The writer to whom I was responding brought up "aggressive dictatorships" while Iran is neither. I only cited an existing plan of aggression: Oden Yinon Plan which readers are well advised to research more recent & reliable sources themselves instead of relying on your "cherry picked", out dated source

    There is nothing new or aggressive about Iranian ships patrolling those waters as they have been doing so since 2008. They are certainly monitoring events in Yemen as are other ships in the area.


    “Iran sends warships to monitor Yemen's coast”
    Iran sends warships to monitor Yemen's coast ? RT News
    EXCERPT “According to Tehran officials, the warships will be protecting a crucial trade route against pirates. THE Iranian Navy has been conducting such patrols since 2008."CONTINUED


    The best indicator of Iran's propensity for aggression is its history. You are still unable to name a single country Iran has attacked or invaded.

    I've been posting in the M.E. section &, predictably, heard not a note from you.

    Your empty threats, dishonest insults & bellicose jargon are forbidden here & serve neither to be truthful, intimidating nor civil.
    And both sides are playing to be numero uno in a political &religious war that has been going on since the death of Mohammed.
    Each considers others of a differing sect to be heretics.
    And thinking Israel can divide all of the ME and other areas is beyond ludicrous.
    Each side is a threat to stability- each side is guilty of war crimes.
    Each of them have killed more Muslims than Israel has in a War.
    Islam is the greatest threat to itself.
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    Hillary is the only defense I or anyone else needs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by b'smith
    All it takes is a visit to Iran to find that they have a fondness for the American people.


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    And that would mean something if Iran wasn't a theocratic dictator ship that has a national death to America day and holds regular death to America rallies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by face, your View Post
    And that would mean something if Iran wasn't a theocratic dictator ship that has a national death to America day and holds regular death to America rallies.

    How do you know. Have you ever traveled throughout the Islamic world or had extended stays in completely different cultures. I spent 10 - 11 months hitch-hiking, walking etc in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey etc without a single hostile encounter even though I looked American.

    The "Death to America" stuff is all meaningless hyperbole as explained by the following author:


    “Iran is the most charming country on Earth”
    John Simpson: Iran is the most charming country on Earth - Telegraph

    Excerpt “In Tehran, you will encounter a genuine delight to see you: a distinctly old-fashioned affection for westerners, who have vanished from everyday life.
    A few discerning people are coming back quite starry-eyed from their visits there.

    What always strikes me in Iran is the normality of it.

    This is not Saudi Arabia: women drive cars, run businesses and often forget to cover their hair as they’re supposed to do. The systems of control exist, but they’re usually discreet.

    What you would encounter is a genuine delight to see you: a distinctly old-fashioned affection for westerners, who have vanished from everyday life in Iran. Eating in a Tehran restaurant can sometimes be a trial: so many people want to greet you and indeed pay for your meal.

    ...your main problem will be saying no to the kindly people picnicking in the parks and gardens who beg you to join them.

    Iran is recommended by the Telegraph Travel team as one of the 20 top destinations to visit in 2014. For more on what's on offer, read our guide to holidaying in Iran.

    I first became aware of this affection in the Eighties, when I ventured out to cover an anti-British demonstration in the city. I was a lot younger then, and accompanied by a charming, fatherly cameraman.

    The crowd pushed and shoved, and shouted “Marg bar Tacher” – “death to Thatcher”. I asked the cameraman to stand on a low wall and film me as I walked through the angry demonstrators. “I really don’t think you should do this, John,” he said, with a troubled look at the mob. But I’d seen it done before, by an American correspondent. I weaved my way through the crowd, smiling and explaining that I was a Brit, and they opened up a pathway for me, shaking hands and bowing.

    I finally reached the ringmaster, a professional demonstrator who was beating his chest, the spittle shooting from his mouth in his anti-British fervour. “Welcome, welcome to Iran, sir,” he said, and actually kissed my hand. It went down well on the news that night, I promise you."CONTINUED



    I hope you're not relying completely on US Major Media for accurate information on the Mid East

    I'm not geting paid to hype Iran and know about the brutality of its government (and every other one). I just hate to see so many people deceived about countries to which they've never been & people they've never met.


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