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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I am Iran's Navy, and I am hurt (emotionally) by all the things said here.

    So what if I am small, poorly equipped, and less experienced? It's not about the size, nor the strength, it's about how effective the admiral is behind the sea-men. I can drive my navy down the Mississippi river, if need by, and not even touch her Canal wall's.





    Good one Archie.

    In other words, it's not the size of the ship but the motion of the ocean. I can understand not touching the canal walls too.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post


    Good one Archie.

    In other words, it's not the size of the ship but the motion of the ocean. I can understand not touching the canal walls too.
    Motion of the Ocean.
    Very poetic.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Don't discount the possibility of their using these ships as a provocateur or bait.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

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    Well, I guess the diplomatic approach isn't going to work. What's Hillary doing about this?
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    It is all a ploy and the world knows it. Let them strut.

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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They are headed for the Strait of Hormuz, which has enough navy around it to end any threat Iran might pose. I forget all the straits on the route to the Arabian(Persian) Gulf, but that was one of them.
    Not quite.

    Think about it. Strait of Hormuz. Place the four large cargo ships in the strait. Scuttle them. Congratulations, You just shutdown all shipments of oil out of the Gulf. Any predictors of what that will do to world oil and gas prices? Iran's navy damage capacity is a peashooter compared to what it can do with four old cargo ships.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

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    Well, I guess the diplomatic approach isn't going to work. What's Hillary doing about this?
    She's probably going to look at what threat it actually poses, consult the JCS briefly who will tell her "we got this", and she will hopefully focus on actual threats to our nation.

    Probably.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not quite.

    Think about it. Strait of Hormuz. Place the four large cargo ships in the strait. Scuttle them. Congratulations, You just shutdown all shipments of oil out of the Gulf. Any predictors of what that will do to world oil and gas prices? Iran's navy damage capacity is a peashooter compared to what it can do with four old cargo ships.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Don't discount the possibility of their using these ships as a provocateur or bait.
    For what? North Korea just set off another nuclear device and Iran is flaunting their nuclear program in our face. If they fire on our folks, or even get within range to do so, I'd imagine they'll be dispatched quite handily. What next? Iran is out there on their own. It's not like Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia are going to rise up and attack the U.S. if we take out these ships for threatening us.

    What would the provocation serve other than to usher a crushing military response from us?
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Not quite.

    Think about it. Strait of Hormuz. Place the four large cargo ships in the strait. Scuttle them. Congratulations, You just shutdown all shipments of oil out of the Gulf. Any predictors of what that will do to world oil and gas prices? Iran's navy damage capacity is a peashooter compared to what it can do with four old cargo ships.
    Exactly. And Iran probably isn't going to do that at this point because it would strangle them as well as bring about a military retaliation from the U.S. 100 cruise missiles and a few hundred air sorties would pretty much put Iran in the dark overnight.

    But, you never know.
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    Re: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden - navy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Exactly. And Iran probably isn't going to do that at this point because it would strangle them as well as bring about a military retaliation from the U.S. 100 cruise missiles and a few hundred air sorties would pretty much put Iran in the dark overnight.

    But, you never know.
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