Saturday, February 8, 2014

Let's See How We Like It: Iranian Warships Headed Close to US Shore

AP reports:
Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time, a senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday.

The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, said the vessels have already entered the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The fleet, consisting of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship, began its voyage last month from the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The ships, carrying some 30 navy academy cadets for training along with their regular crews, are on a three-month mission.

The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate its ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond.

IRNA quoted Haddad as saying the fleet is approaching U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to U.S. naval deployments near its own coastlines. The U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is based in Bahrain, just across the Persian Gulf.


  1. Combat Lawyer Lindsay Graham is on high alert............if you can find him.

  2. What a wonderful political trap for american war mongering statists.
    On one hand they can react to this and look like the paranoid scared creatures they really are, having spasms of fear over some tiny insignificant ships when they have worlds biggest most powerful navy at their disposal.
    They can ignore it after years about talking about the Iranian threat and appear to be as full of BS as they are. Because to ignore this admits Iran isn't a threat to the USA.

    Lets sit back and watch them squirm.

  3. AP Newswire:
    The Obama administration took full responsibility for the loss of 13,500 lives in Miami today when an Iranian naval ship approached and launched a dirty nuclear bomb into the city center. The Obama administration admits they did not take the threat of Iranian naval ships seriously. An Air Force F-16 squadron was scrambled and sank the Iranian naval ships.

    1. Anon---

      I think you meant well, but any Nuke exchange will be MUCH more hated, and less "mass destruction". Most likely aimed at military spots.

    2. It appears the AP has mistaken Saudis for Iranians.

    3. If Iraq's attack on America with WMD proved us anything, it's better to be safe than sorry.
      Bomb Iran NOW!!!

    4. AP Newswire: The Obama administration has responded to this nuclear attack by launching 21 nuclear cruise missles killing over 19 million civilians in the targeted cities of Tehran, Mashhad, Esfahān, Karaj, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, and Qom. There is not expected to be any military or diplomatic response from what was once Iran.

    5. AP Newswire: In a strongly worded diplomatic message, the Chinese embassy has complained to the U.S. State Department about the disproportionate response to Iran's actions and especially to the loss of Iranian oil supplies.

  4. As you and Lew Rockwell and others have said, do not conflate the USG with "we."