posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 07:30 PM
Any country would/should feel threatened when a US military force as large as 2 carrier strike groups are lurking off its shores and your country is
not have the best of relations with the US.
A US Navy Carrier Strike Group consists of: (x2)
* A Nimitz or Kitty Hawk class aircraft carrier
* A Carrier Wing - consists of up to 9 aircraft squadrons
* A Destroyer Squadron - 3 or more Destroyers
* An AEGIS Guided Missile Cruiser w/ Tomahawk missiles
* 2 to 3 Guided Missile Destroyers
* up to 2 Los Angeles Class Attack Submarines
* and a Fast Combat Support Ship to store and distribute supplies to the Group
When a country isn't having the best of relations with the US, this force could easily be seen as hostile and as a provocation.
Still, Ahmadinejad does not see this force as a threat to Iran somehow.
Ahmadinejad Rejects Possibility of Feared US Attack Against Iran
Tehran- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday insisted that there was no chance of a military attack by the United States against
Iran was. "The US is neither in a position nor does it have the capability to attack Iran," Ahmadinejad said in a live interview on state
television network IRIB. "The threats are only a psychological war for creating an atmosphere of fear and tension and intimidating the
There is growing concern within Iranian society that the US might attack Iran due to its defiance of the United Nations Security Council
resolution 1737 and refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.
According to the local opposition, Ahmadinejad and his government were underestimating the US threats, especially the US announced deployment of
the aircraft carrier USS Stennis in the Persian Gulf.
"What can one carrier do? Iran is not just a spot in the region to be destroyed by a carrier," the president said.
Ahmadinejad said that due to Washington's continuation of wrong policies in Iraq, the US would remain in that country and not start another
Saddam thought the same thing. When the US sends 2
US Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups to the same area, things just might get ugly (for
ol' Ahmadinejad) real quick.
[edit on 23/1/07 by Keyhole]