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Iran Deploys Warships To Somali Waters

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posted on May, 14 2009 @ 08:47 AM

Iran Deploys Warships To Somali Waters

Iranian warships will join an international armada fighting piracy in the in waters off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden.

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has led to attacks on more than 200 ships over the past 15 months. International concerns over the issue have prompted a fleet of warships to attempt to protect merchant ships in one the world's most important shipping lanes.

In line with the international efforts Tehran will deploy two warships in the troubled region.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 08:47 AM
And we all know, that there is US Navy commander in chief for all partisipants of these Pirate operations... So in the moment of disturbing threat from possible US-Israeli attack towards Iran...


- WTF I can say and loud!

What can we wish for? - That USA and Iran will now find each others in hard combat situations: "Band Of Broteths" ... No damn sense in here!

Ooh, I hope the "change" again...
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 14-5-2009 by JanusFIN]

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 08:59 AM
This is a well played move by Iran. Regardless of what their intentions are who can be mad at them for helping against the good fight against piracy? They are joining the "big boys" in stopping something that nobody can argue is the right thing to do. It not only shows that they are willing to do their part but that they can be responsible with their military.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 09:46 AM
Just a reality check.....

Until Iran and it's two warships actually do anything to stop or help stop the pirates, it is nothing more than a P.R. move.

I suspect heir ships are there only to try to protect any of "their" ships and not as a direct challenge to pirates in general.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 10:21 AM
Why all the negativity?

I think this is great. If Iran wants to be seen as a good neighbor these are exactly the types of things they should be doing. People say the US has a PR problem well so does Iran in many countries and if they were to be more active in these types of situation then that may change. In order to be a friend one has to be friendly.

KUDOS for them.

Besides the Big Dogs need bench warmers and a cheering section.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

Until Iran and it's two warships actually do anything to stop or help stop the pirates, it is nothing more than a P.R. move.

until anyone other than the USA and France do anything active - and that includes the UK , to protect the ships from piracy then anything is just a `PR` move , and that includes the `international fleet` parked there

and yes thats also russia.

if an iranian ship blows up some priates and saves a cruise liner - i bet $10000000000 it`ll not be on jpost.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 10:41 AM
This from the country that used to mine the Gulf, just for fun.

Perhaps they are trying to grow up, I guess we'll see. Based on their prior performance my money's on the Somalis.

But hey, bad guys killing bad guys, that's gotta be a good thing.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 11:03 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Starred, my friend!

Nice to see, that you can also see this as good move from Iran.

It is - of course a good thing from Iranian government - but like we have seen in here ATS too, no matter what they do, people are eager to ignore, or condemn them.

I think here goes well old wisdom of the armies:

"Join The Army - Meet Interesting People - And Then Kill Them!"

That was what I am confused about - Its difficult crossroad situation, where this will lead US Navy and its commanders... "So nice that you are here to help us guys, but I cant let you out of my sight..."

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by JanusFIN

It's called detente.

If either side wants to move forward with any sort of relationship besides confrontation or one upsmenship, then these are the types of things that need to happen sometimes possible thawing of issues will take decades. For example the US and the USSR.

They pretty much were at each others throats during the entire cold war and every chance they got they would stick it to the other but they cooperated out of respect.

To be honest I don't see much respect for each other from either side. Personally I would love to see a very open relationship with Iran. WHY? Because I would love to explore ancient Persian archeological sites. Great history there.

I'm weird that way.

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 11:19 AM
I think most people are missing something important in regards to Somolia.

The Swiss Navy sent ships. The Swiss are always nuetral.

Blackwater has sent a ship. They get paid to lock and load.

In fact everyone has sent at least a ship more or less that has any kind of navy that can navigate deep water.

Every lost nation on earth has a 'legitimate' ruler. A Master if you will, one authority that can answer for it, and be held accountable to the Law, in this case Law being Maritime Law which is that Law that binds all nations no matter how dissparate in idealogy, religion, or politics into the same contractual system of commerce.

That Iran has been tasked to lend support to this effort which in essence is nothing but a 'Renegade' state Somolia, with no 'Master' to hold accountatble or enforce the 'Law' on it's people, that the concept of a 'Masterless' state unnacountable through the 'Law' to the 'System' that does in fact 'Bind' all other nations save this one into a 'World Order'.

That is why the neutral Swiss who in may ways are the 'System's' repository for 'Law', 'Commerce' and 'Banking' aren't violating their 'supposed' nuetrality because Somolia is no longer in the 'System' and is no longer participating in the 'World Order' which plays havoc on the 'World Order'.

Iran like every other State has a legally defined and 'recognized' Master and partakes in the 'World Order' like every other nation around the globe does but one. That one being Somolia, whose people are in fact violating one very grave thing that threatens the 'system'. They are violating the Slavery Laws and have no Master like the rest of us do. Should they continue to act in such a manner other people might get ideas too.

Somolia is in fact in such a rebelious state none of the usual players even want to be it's 'Master' which is why all the 'Masters' including Iran have to contribute to containing it's rebellion. Somolia's rebellion threatens the 'World Order'.

This is why I personally root for the Pirates. Before anyone jumps on me I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and taught at an early age to root for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team. So yes, I have been taught to root for Pirates.

Go Pirates!

This is though also why I believe Nations like Israel and Iran are not threatening each other's existence but managing ours.

While many people especially in the West are rooting for Israel to attack Iran, regardless of that outcome the very first cassuality will be the price we pay for Gasoline at the pump as it skyrockets from either a war that distrubts distribution or the fear that such a war could erupt distribution.

We are all enslaved to Gasoline and Oil as a source of energy and the more we can be tricked into paying for it the more poverty stricken we become to purchase the other things that give us an 'Illusion" of freedom.

In fact everytime Israel mentions wanting to or thinking about attackign Iran it's good for an extra penny or two added to the price as worried investors speculate and bid up the Oil Futures increasing the cost that Refineries must buy it and sell it in turn in the process.

Iran and Israel's little spat is nothing more than that. It is simply a propellant to increase the cost of energy because the Israeli nation like the 'System' itself does not worship G-d = God, the worship G-d = Gold.

Black Gold also known as oil to get you from point A to point B. Shiney Gold nuggets for you to labor for once you have arrived to fuel the movement and acquisition of all other things.

They are like Iran and Israel themselves simply the Positive and Negative polarities charging one another to create energy of movement and direction, in a multi-celled system designed to create that energy.

Somolia is a dead cell and misfiring in this regard, and while they can't quite repair it, they are all intent on containing it from causing a chain reaction.

I see proof in Somolia and how it is being handled in the fact that a World Order exists, and that it's not New, just the concept of getting everyone to accept it exists is new.

Which once again leads me to say...

Go Pirates!

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 12:17 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

far from wierd - my sister helps run a company which specialises in `unusual` tours , the persian empire is on her list , as is the ho chi min trail

posted on May, 17 2009 @ 08:30 PM
reply to post by JanusFIN

To continue the idea (what I believe the idea of this post to be), lets play the what if game.

What if an Iranian ship is attacked by pirates?

What if the 2 Iranian warships kill the pirates?

What if the pirates were muslim?

What if they were the two well know different kinds of muslims?

I realize the post was that 2 ships were dispatched, I feel it is a natural follow on these questions.

Would this cause issues with Somalia or other muslim countries???

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