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The Strike Group is made up of the USS Harry S. Truman, Carrier Strike Group, Carrier Air Wing 3, Destroyer Squadron, USS Hue City, USS San Jacinto, USS Oscar Austin, USS Carney, USS Winston S. Churchill, USNS Arctic, USS Montpelier, Canadian HMCS Charlottetown, and British HMS Manchester.
Originally posted by cavscout
Originally posted by justanothergangster
from what i understand the russians have a carrier fleet in the Mediterranean.
That carrier is no threat to Israel. It is a hulking piece of crap, a floating target. It is nothing more than a pawn, completely expendable.
The only thing that carrier can do is ensure that Russia's presence be known, because the US knows that if we get into a fight with that carrier we go to war Russia, and eventually get nuked.
No, that carrier was built with the US in mind and the US only.
Originally posted by Harlequin
that carrier strike group is a really wierd make up - 2 tico`s , 3 arleigh burkes and 1 688 - theres nearly no asw support there at all - the candian ship has the asw capability and the brit ship is another air defence type (type 42 destroyer).
2 subs would tear the entire ACBG to pieces.
Dichter didn't elaborate on the potential scenario but seemed to imply that a world that let its guard down regarding Iran would be more vulnerable to attack by the Islamic regime.
Russia has delivered the first shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran's Bushehr atomic power station....Iran confirmed the first batch of about 80 tons of uranium fuel rods had been delivered....Russian officials said the final shipment of fuel would arrive in February next year, allowing the plant to start operating six months later.
Originally posted by Gun Totin Gerbil
All this talk about wether Iran has/ planned to have/ plans to have a nuclear weapon is all redundant really, it's just plausible cause they want for an attack on Iran no matter what excuse they find. It is an Iran with nuclear power energy that they fear more than an Iran with a nuclear bomb anyway. They don't want nations like this progressing to an industrial level where the effects of sanctions are minimised. They want poor dependant nations where they (US) have an economic and political leverage to enact their regime changes and coups.
[edit on 17-12-2007 by Gun Totin Gerbil]
Originally posted by Bunch
If Israel were to attack Iran this development would suggest that they should do it sooner rather than later
That is of course if they have the fortitude to do that. Everyone need to remember the debacle against Hezbollah of 2 years ago.
Iran has a better military and is gearing up with more Russian equipment.
Personally I don't think it will happen and Israel would have just to accept living in a region were they won't be the only calling the shots, and as U.S. Influence diminish around the world so Israel influence too. Nothing bad IMO giving both countries records at trying to bring peace to the region.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Israel: U.S. Iran Report May Cause War
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JERUSALEM — Israel's public security minister warned Saturday that a U.S. intelligence report that said Iran is no longer developing nuclear arms could lead to a regional war that would threaten the Jewish state.
In his remarks — Israel's harshest criticism yet of the U.S. report — Avi Dichter said the assessment also cast doubt on American intelligence in general, including information about Palestinian security forces' crackdown on militant groups.