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Russian admiral says US subs poised for Iranian strikes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    This off Alex jones's "Infowars so take it for what its worth...

    Russian Admiral Says U.S. Navy Prepares Missile Strike on Iran ​
    Mos News | January 15, 2007
    U.S. Navy nuclear submarines maintaining vigil off the coast of Iran indicate that the Pentagon's military plans include not only control over navigation in the Persian Gulf but also strikes against Iranian targets, a former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Eduard Baltin has told the Interfax news agency.
    “The presence of U.S. nuclear submarines in the Persian Gulf region means that the Pentagon has not abandoned plans for surprise strikes against nuclear targets in Iran. With this aim a group of multi-purpose submarines ready to accomplish the task is located in the area,” Admiral Baltin said.
    He made the comments after reports that a U.S. submarine collided with a Japanese tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
    “American patience is not unlimited,” he said. “The submarine commanders go up to the periscope depth and forget about navigation rules and safety measures,” the admiral said.
    Currently there is a group of up to four submarines in the Persian Gulf area, he said. So far they only control navigation in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and in the Arabian Sea, he said. They might receive different orders in future: to block off the Gulf of Oman, that is the Iranian coast, and, if need be, launch missile strikes against
    ground targets in Iran, he said.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If anyone is surprised by this, they need a reality check.
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has delivered new anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran and will consider further requests by Tehran for defensive weapons, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Tuesday.
    "We have supplied the modern short-range anti-aircraft systems TOR-M1 in accordance with our contracts," Ivanov told reporters. "Iran is not under sanctions and if it wants to buy defensive ... equipment for its armed forces then why not?"
    A defense ministry source later told Reuters deliveries of hardware under the $1 billion deal, which has been criticised by the West, have not yet been completed.
    Washington and Israel have criticised the contract to supply the TOR-M1 missiles to Iran, saying Tehran could use them against its neighbors.

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    Late last year Russia reluctantly joined U.N. sanctions against Iran, which introduced restrictions on Iran's trade in sensitive nuclear materials and technology, aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
    But Moscow says the sanctions do not apply to the missiles.
    The Russian military insists that the missile systems will protect Iran from air attacks, but do not pose a threat to neighboring countries.
    Last year Russia dropped the idea of selling longer-range S300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
    However, Washington imposed sanctions against four Russian arms firms for selling weapons to Iran and Syria.

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  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I wonder how long before these new AA sytems go online?
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Probably about a day too late if Bush has his way ;)
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer


    US military strike on Iran seen by April '07; Sea-launched attack to hit oil, N-sites
    Arab Times | January 15, 2007
    Ahmed Al-Jarallah
    KUWAIT CITY: Washington will launch a military strike on Iran before April 2007, say sources. The attack will be launched from the sea and Patriot missiles will guard all oil-producing countries in the region, they add. Recent statements emanating from the United States indicate the Bush administration's new strategy for Iraq doesn't include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran. A reliable source said President Bush recently held a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice and other assistants in the White House where they discussed the plan to attack Iran in minute detail.
    According to the source, Vice President Dick Cheney highlighted the threat posed by Iran to not only Saudi Arabia but the whole region. "Tehran is not playing politics. Iranian leaders are using their country's religious influence to support the aggressive regime's ambition to expand," the source quoted Dick Cheney as saying. Indicating participants of the meeting agreed to impose restrictions on the ambitions of Iranian regime before April 2007 without exposing other countries in the region to any danger, the source said "they have chosen April as British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it will be the last month in office for him. The United States has to take action against Iran and Syria before April 2007."
    Claiming the attack will be launched from the sea and not from any country in the region, he said "the US and its allies will target the oil installations and nuclear facilities of Iran ensuring there is no environmental catastrophe or after effects." "Already the US has started sending its warships to the Gulf and the build-up will continue until Washington has the required number by the end of this month," the source said. "US forces in Iraq and other countries in the region will be protected against any Iranian missile attack by an advanced Patriot missile system."
    He went on to say "although US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice suggested postponing the attack, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney insisted on attacking Tehran without any negotiations based on the lesson they learnt in Iraq recently." The Bush administration believes attacking Iran will create a new power balance in the region, calm down the situation in Iraq and pave the way for their democratic project, which had to be suspended due to the interference of Tehran and Damascus in Iraq, he continued. The attack on Iran will weaken the Syrian regime, which will eventually fade away, the source said.
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Light their asses up!
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    could be man;( would "this is some scary feces" be an understatement?)
    Question is, how will congress react if this happens? How will the general population react? Wil there be a call to impeach? I don't see people sitting idly by if this happens...
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    We took out half of their navy once in a few short minutes.
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    from infowars..."An internet reporter" claims "sources" revealed
    the u.s. has turned back 2 nuclear armed israeli airstrikes under threat of being shotdown. Fwiw...


    Reporter Claims Israeli Nuke Strike On Iran Averted By U.S. Fighters
    Sources say F16 suicide mission armed with 20-kiloton bomb recalled by Israelis under threat of U.S. Sidewinder missile shootdown ​
    Prison Planet | January 19, 2007
    Paul Joseph Watson
    [​IMG]As escalation towards a war with Iran reaches fever pitch, an online journalist today breaks the astounding news that Israeli fighter jets have already attempted to bomb tactical locations in Iran with nuclear weapons nearly twice as powerful as the one dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, only to be turned back by U.S. warplanes over Iraq.
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