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    Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran - Times Online

    Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iranís nuclear facilities.

    The deployment into the Red Sea, confirmed by Israeli officials, was a clear signal that Israel was able to put its strike force within range of Iran at short notice. It came before long-range exercises by the Israeli air force in America later this month and the test of a missile defence shield at a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean.
    Very interesting maneuver here. Is this just a drill or is this the real thing? It seems as though Israel is not afraid to attack. While this could be a good thing, it could also be very dangerous. Fortunately, Israel has a closer relationship with countries like Egypt than they used to.

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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    My concern is multilayered starting with the possibility of any conflict widening to include either Russia or China even though other than in a nuclear exchange they are not a major threat to us. A threat yes but not overwhelming. But their intervention would under any President of the U.S. with the possible exception of the Muslim Sympathizer in Chief Obama require our intervention in response. Then there are the Chinese made Silk Worm anti ship missiles known to be the possession of the Iranians and it is capable of sinking a Nimitz class Carrier if the anti missile defenses fail to knock them down. The Silk Worm is very hard to detect and track, let alone shoot down. It's never been tried that I'm aware of.
    This makes shipping oil tankers through the Straights Hormuz extremely problematic. Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint due to its daily oil flow of 16.5-17 million barrels of oil roughly 40 percent of all seaborne traded oil (or 20 percent of oil traded worldwide). Closing this down for a protracted time period kills not only our economy but the whole world would suffer.
    So if a strike does take place I hope it's of sufficient magnitude size and scope to make it nearly impossible for Iran to do much more than complain and file a grievance with the Useless Nation Club. You know them as the U.N.

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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

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    Very interesting maneuver here. Is this just a drill or is this the real thing? It seems as though Israel is not afraid to attack. While this could be a good thing, it could also be very dangerous. Fortunately, Israel has a closer relationship with countries like Egypt than they used to.
    Is there anyone who thinks the Israeli govt is a pussy? I hope Prez ImOnAJihad understands that his big mouth carries with it potential consequences.
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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Then there are the Chinese made Silk Worm anti ship missiles known to be the possession of the Iranians and it is capable of sinking a Nimitz class Carrier if the anti missile defenses fail to knock them down. The Silk Worm is very hard to detect and track, let alone shoot down. It's never been tried that I'm aware of.

    The Silkworm was used in combat during the Iran-Iraq War, by both sides.

    During Desert Storm, the Iraqis fired two SW's at the Missouri. One missile was defeated, the other missed.
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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

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    Very interesting maneuver here. Is this just a drill or is this the real thing? It seems as though Israel is not afraid to attack. While this could be a good thing, it could also be very dangerous. Fortunately, Israel has a closer relationship with countries like Egypt than they used to.
    I'm betting this is just showing off. The IDF's history has shown that they play their cards close to vest, when executing a wet run.
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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm betting this is just showing off. The IDF's history has shown that they play their cards close to vest, when executing a wet run.
    Well at this point, it certainly looks like it was a "wet run". Better to plan things out with some real time data to go on than just "winging it". We've seen enough of that in the first years of the Iraq War to last us a lifetime.

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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Iran depends on its oil exports more than the west depends on oil imports.

    They won't touch the Straits of Hormuz.

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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Iran depends on its oil exports more than the west depends on oil imports.

    They won't touch the Straits of Hormuz.
    You may be correct in your assessment but I remember just a while back they threatened to shut it down, now if they were hit they will want to hi back and this is a seemingly easy reach target rich environment.

    As for Israels "training mission". It is better to have a plan of attack, practice it but not use it than attack having no plan. Bush's short sighted plans for victory with no follow up plans in Iraq should have taught everyone that little gem.
    I say Then we say they should not have been playing with now look what they did to themslves.
    I just love this plan and I'm sure I'll bring it up again, and again. There would be no evidence left and the launch of a cruise missile from a Sub would be almost undetectable given the Russian military's state of decay as well as their satellites being of poor quality comparatively speaking.
    Just spit balling, or a little more serious.

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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran - Times Online

    Very interesting maneuver here. Is this just a drill or is this the real thing? It seems as though Israel is not afraid to attack. While this could be a good thing, it could also be very dangerous. Fortunately, Israel has a closer relationship with countries like Egypt than they used to.
    If it interrupts oil in anyway or brings up its prices by attacking Iran. It bloody well should be and the world would turn on Israel so fast and if it does then Israel should be forced to stand back and leave it for other countries to handle Iran.

    Instead of using their erm "winning" strategy of bombing a country to the ground. Israel would probably get further by getting Russia and Europe on side
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    Re: Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If it interrupts oil in anyway or brings up its prices by attacking Iran. It bloody well should be and the world would turn on Israel so fast and if it does then Israel should be forced to stand back and leave it for other countries to handle Iran.

    Instead of using their erm "winning" strategy of bombing a country to the ground. Israel would probably get further by getting Russia and Europe on side
    Other countries aren't doing jack **** - that's the problem. Israel has to defend Israel. If anyone is at a greater risk than Israel from a nuclear Iran, I'd like to know who that is.

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