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    Iran's Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills near Strait of Hormuz


    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway on Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier.

    The drill, named Great Prophet 9, was held near the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world's oil passes. Iran's regular army carried out naval drills near the strait in December.

    State TV showed footage of missiles fired from the coast and the fast boats striking the mock U.S. aircraft carrier. The drills, which also included shooting down a drone and planting undersea mines, were the first to involve a replica of a U.S. carrier.

    "American aircraft carriers are very big ammunition depots housing a lot of missiles, rockets, torpedoes and everything else," the Guard's navy chief, Adm. Ali Fadavi, said on state TV, adding that a direct hit by a missile could set off a large secondary explosion. Last month Fadavi said his force is capable of sinking American aircraft carriers in the event of war.

    The Guard's chief commander, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the drills send a "message of (Iran's) might" to "extraterritorial powers," a reference to the United States.

    http://www.richmond.com/news/nationa...a935a24b2.html
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  • #2
    How is this news?

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    • #3
      I guess they could easily destroy a US aircraft carrier, as long as the carrier just sat there waiting to be destroyed. All those missiles and explosives mentioned? They wouldn't be sitting there waiting to be hit by Iran. They would be deployed to blow Iran out of the water before they got close enough to do anything.

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      from the article:

      Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, the spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain, said the Iranian naval exercises began a few days ago and have had no effect on maritime traffic.

      Stephens said the Americans were monitoring the drills, but downplayed the simulated attack on the carrier, saying the U.S. military was "not concerned about this exercise."

      "We're quite confident of our naval forces' ability to defend themselves," he said. "It seems they've attempted to destroy the equivalent of a Hollywood movie set."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        I guess they could easily destroy a US aircraft carrier, as long as the carrier just sat there waiting to be destroyed. All those missiles and explosives mentioned? They wouldn't be sitting there waiting to be hit by Iran. They would be deployed to blow Iran out of the water before they got close enough to do anything.
        Yeah, and there's a reason Carriers are deployed in STRIKE GROUPS, including nuclear submarines and air cover.

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        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          Yeah I think Iran needs to do a little updating before taking on a US Carrier group.



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          • #6
            Originally posted by Paprika View Post
            How is this news?
            It's in the NEWSPAPER. Now please leave my thread.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
              It's in the NEWSPAPER. Now please leave my thread.
              The fact that they were building it is not news - the fact that they carried out their own Wag the Dog is new!

              Source: SecurityBloggsCNN

              21 March, 2014

              Amid ongoing high-level diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran, it's a symbol of underlying mistrust.

              Commercial satellite images obtained by CNN reveal that Iran is constructing a large-scale replica of a U.S. military aircraft carrier, complete with fake U.S-style airplanes, near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.

              The mock supercarrier seems to have been modeled off of an American Nimitz-class (CVN 68) carrier, down to the number "68" painted on the flight deck, though its intended use remains a mystery.

              According to one U.S. official, the mock-up is more akin to a Hollywood set than an actual warship.

              The U.S. government does not believe the carrier is functional, or that Iran is even capable of building an aircraft carrier.

              © Copyright Original Source



              And now --- mystery solved!
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                Iran's Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills near Strait of Hormuz


                TEHRAN, Iran Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway on Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier.

                The drill, named Great Prophet 9, was held near the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world's oil passes. Iran's regular army carried out naval drills near the strait in December.

                State TV showed footage of missiles fired from the coast and the fast boats striking the mock U.S. aircraft carrier. The drills, which also included shooting down a drone and planting undersea mines, were the first to involve a replica of a U.S. carrier.

                "American aircraft carriers are very big ammunition depots housing a lot of missiles, rockets, torpedoes and everything else," the Guard's navy chief, Adm. Ali Fadavi, said on state TV, adding that a direct hit by a missile could set off a large secondary explosion. Last month Fadavi said his force is capable of sinking American aircraft carriers in the event of war.

                The Guard's chief commander, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the drills send a "message of (Iran's) might" to "extraterritorial powers," a reference to the United States.

                http://www.richmond.com/news/nationa...a935a24b2.html
                Seems like they're ready to defend their country from any "humanitarian intervention", not that I can really blame them.
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                • #9
                  They have as much right as any other power to exercise their military.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kiwimac View Post
                    They have as much right as any other power to exercise their military.
                    Hurray for Bollywood!
                    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kiwimac View Post
                      They have as much right as any other power to exercise their military.
                      I have not seen a single objection to their exercise, just a little amusement.
                      Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                        I have not seen a single objection to their exercise, just a little amusement.
                        Yeah, I don't see it so much as a threat, but a demonstration of grand buffoonery. There is no international law against stupidity.
                        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          Yeah, I don't see it so much as a threat, but a demonstration of grand buffoonery. There is no international law against stupidity.
                          I amened you for your use of the word "buffoonery." "Shenaniganry" would also have been acceptable.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                            I amened you for your use of the word "buffoonery."
                            I figured if "jackassery" is a word, buffonery should be as well!

                            I mean, how much money did these idiots waste building a movie set, then destroying it .... and for what?
                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                              I have not seen a single objection to their exercise, just a little amusement.
                              "D'aaaaawwwww....how cute."
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