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  • DesertBerean
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    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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  • Cow Poke
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    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?

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  • Zymologist
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    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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  • Cow Poke
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    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.

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  • Jedidiah
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    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.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by kiwimac View Post
    They have as much right as any other power to exercise their military.
    Hurray for Bollywood!

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  • kiwimac
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    They have as much right as any other power to exercise their military.

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  • TimelessTheist
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    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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  • Cow Poke
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    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!

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  • Bill the Cat
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    Originally posted by Paprika View Post
    How is this news?
    It's in the NEWSPAPER. Now please leave my thread.

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



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    Iranian-Navy-Gets-Two-New-Submarines.jpg

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  • Cow Poke
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    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.

    strike group.jpeg

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  • Sparko
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    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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  • Paprika
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    How is this news?

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  • Bill the Cat
    started a topic Iran's Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills

    Iran's Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills

    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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