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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    I see the paranoia is still ripe among many American's....

    Iran, like any other nation with a boat, has the right to put its boats where ever it wants in international waters. Big wupti do.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I see the paranoia is still ripe among many American's....

    Iran, like any other nation with a boat, has the right to put its boats where ever it wants in international waters. Big wupti do.
    Paranoia ?? who the hell is threatening who here Pete ? and yeah they have a right to put their ships anywhere they want...until someone sinks them

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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I see the paranoia is still ripe among many American's....

    Iran, like any other nation with a boat, has the right to put its boats where ever it wants in international waters. Big wupti do.
    Pete makes a good point here. Why should the US expect to be allowed to float off Iran's coast in international waters if Iran isn't allowed to do the same off the US coast? At one time the US probably could have claimed it was protecting nearby countries without armies sizable enough to protect themselves from Iran, but given the illegal invasion of Iraq, the only-very-recent repeal of clearly discriminatory legislation like DADT, the many violations of the Geneva Convention at Gitmo, etc., the US is not currently in a position to say they are only there to protect and expect anyone to believe it.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I see the paranoia is still ripe among many American's....

    Iran, like any other nation with a boat, has the right to put its boats where ever it wants in international waters. Big wupti do.
    Iran certainly has that right under maritime law, provided that their ships can make it that far. But it's clear they are attempting to intimidate the USA. What you are perceiving as "paranoia" is better described as...snickering and outright guffaws.

    Trying to intimidate the US with the Iranian Navy is like trying to intimidate a tiger with a duck.

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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Pete makes a good point here. Why should the US expect to be allowed to float off Iran's coast in international waters if Iran isn't allowed to do the same off the US coast? At one time the US probably could have claimed it was protecting nearby countries without armies sizable enough to protect themselves from Iran, but given the illegal invasion of Iraq, the only-very-recent repeal of clearly discriminatory legislation like DADT, the many violations of the Geneva Convention at Gitmo, etc., the US is not currently in a position to say they are only there to protect and expect anyone to believe it.
    The question, to me, really isn't what one navy or another should or shouldn't do. It's about what one navy CAN or CAN'T do, and what the other navy has the capability of doing to it.

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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I see the paranoia is still ripe among many American's....

    Iran, like any other nation with a boat, has the right to put its boats where ever it wants in international waters. Big wupti do.
    If you decided to read the thread before you posted, you'd notice people are commenting on the futility of it as an intimidation tactic, rather than the legality of it.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    If you decided to read the thread before you posted, you'd notice people are commenting on the futility of it as an intimidation tactic, rather than the legality of it.
    not to mention feasibility.

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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It can't be about Iran projecting power...but perhaps getting America to do something which will void in whole or in part a treaty? Think about who Iran's allies are.
    And Iran's leaders are not stupid. They are years behind in making a bomb, and if anything would use it for deterrence. This would complicate things with regard to Israel, but they have plenty of nukes too.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The question, to me, really isn't what one navy or another should or shouldn't do. It's about what one navy CAN or CAN'T do, and what the other navy has the capability of doing to it.
    So are you saying that the Iranian Navy cannot float off the US coast in international waters? If so, what is your reasoning.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    So are you saying that the Iranian Navy cannot float off the US coast in international waters? If so, what is your reasoning.
    It may get holes put in it, which would make floating very difficult.
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