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Iran Revolutionary Guards: Unit engraved emblem on U.S. ship
A commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that a commando unit has engraved the military organization's emblem into the side panel of an American warship stationed in the Persian Gulf.
Nur Ali Shushkari, the head of the Revolutionary Guards ground forces, told Iranian pro-government news agencies that the symbol was etched onto the ship by the crew of a submarine that had managed to reach the U.S. vessel without detection by radar.
Shushkari warned the United States that if a confrontation arises, all American forces in the gulf as well as targets inside the U.S. itself would be targets for attack.
Originally posted by lombozo
Wow, if this is true, then that's a pretty telling thing. Pretty scary actually, not only did a sub get so close to an American warship, but they stayed there long enough to "engrave" a logo into a highly reinforced steel plate. How would you do that? Use a Ginsu knife? How close was this sub? Were the sneaky Iranians able to just lean out the hatch and engrave away, or did they send some Iranian daredevil with a wetsuit swimming a mile or two, so that he could use a gigantic suction cup to adhere himself to the side?
"Hey Akmed, I bet you can't swim over to that big ship and write on it with this permanent Sharpie Magic marker!"
"Ah, but I believe I can Raheem!"
"OK then Akmed, I dare you to write Bush loves BinLaden, with a big heart around it!"
"OK Raheem, I will do just that praise Allah. I will even put those XOXO under it!"
Now that would be impressive!
But on the other hand, if it's the USS StinkyTuna which has been sitting in drydock for the last 15 years, or one of those dingys that's teather came loose - then it's not quite as fearsome.
Iran launches its first submarine
The Iranian state news agency, IRNA, said the Al-Sabehat-15 submarine was designed to plant mines and carry out reconnaissance missions.
I think a nice subtle message like this is much better than the barb throwing war chanting that has been going on
Iran has capabilities beyond what we give them credit for and I highly doubt that.
This wouldn't suprise me in the least.About 5 year's ago me and a friend were riding dirtbike's around the New Boston,New Hampshire Airforce Base for hour's.We literally got close enough to see the golf ball like structure's that are part of N.O.R.A.D...