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

    So several of you are saying you would not have a problem with attacking Iran's naval vessels in international waters without provocation? If so, would you have a problem with Iran doing the same to a US naval vessel off their coast? If the answers are different, then please explain your reason for feeling this way.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    So several of you are saying you would not have a problem with attacking Iran's naval vessels in international waters without provocation? If so, would you have a problem with Iran doing the same to a US naval vessel off their coast? If the answers are different, then please explain your reason for feeling this way.
    Sure, destroy Iran's navy, it can't project force, and life goes on, destroy part of Americas navy, and there'll be bombs raining from the sky over Iran. To sink Iran's navy would cost less lives, and so is preferable.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    I strongly doubt it is an intimidation tactic, but more of a thumbing the nose type one
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Uhhh... Spuds your postulation assumes there will be provocation (something several posters have pointed out would be suicide for Iran) ---- no provocation from Iran... no attack from the US... no loss of life on either side.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    oh.......please...pleaase send your ships close to the coast of New York City!!

    that would be an awesome fireworks show as we annihilate their Navy.
    Now, who really believes that Obama would do anything, if Iran was actually stupid enough to pull this crap?

    I can hear it, now:

    "But...but...but...they're in international waters"

    "They have the right to sail anywhere they want, as long as they're in international waters"

    "What we need at this point is some strong diplomacy"
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    So several of you are saying you would not have a problem with attacking Iran's naval vessels in international waters without provocation?
    Without provocation? No, that would NOT be acceptable. The USN wouldn't do it. Despite constant accusations of "mindless American aggression," the USN should not and would not attack without provocation. If the Iranian Navy wants "cruise" outside the international limit, they are free to enjoy the cooler waters. I would hope they bring along an extra store of shwarma and pehaps some baklava. We could send the Coast Guard out to trade pizza and apple pie for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    If so, would you have a problem with Iran doing the same to a US naval vessel off their coast? If the answers are different, then please explain your reason for feeling this way.
    No, it wouldn't. But why would Iran want to get their ships sunk? We sent one of their very few frigates (the same class they might send to US waters) to Davey Jones in 1988. The IRIN would be better off "glaring menacingly" at the USN warships, from the safety of their home port..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Uhhh... Spuds your postulation assumes there will be provocation (something several posters have pointed out would be suicide for Iran) ---- no provocation from Iran... no attack from the US... no loss of life on either side.
    Well, my post really is that if an altercation were to happen, it would be a much better outcome were the US to sink Iranian ships than Iran to sink US ships. My preferred outcome is no-one sinks anyone.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well, my post really is that if an altercation were to happen, it would be a much better outcome were the US to sink Iranian ships than Iran to sink US ships. My preferred outcome is no-one sinks anyone.
    Hand shake smiley.jpgSounds like we agree. I would have no problem with sinking their ship(s) if there was provocation.
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    Re: Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    To all those saying that we would blow up their navy, for what?? Hanging out in international waters ?

    I think they were showing the hypocrisy of how the US is always floating around off the coast of Iran.

    Hypocrisy? I think we should blow up the Iranian "Navy" while they are sitting in port, today. Just for talking smack. Who gives a flying frack about "hypocrisy", to accept that you have to first accept moral equivalence, and there is no fracking moral equivalence between us.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well, my post really is that if an altercation were to happen, it would be a much better outcome were the US to sink Iranian ships than Iran to sink US ships. My preferred outcome is no-one sinks anyone.

    Sink'em anyway.


    Just because.

    Then say: "THAT was for nothin'. Now imagine if you actually DID anything to piss us off...."

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