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Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by Israel Versus Iran
For starters Iran has the capability to shut down the strait of Hormuz, which 20% of the worlds daily oil supply travels through, also the Iranian Revolutionary guards are a far more formidable force than was Saddam Husseins army.
Problems with this:
1. Iran can never match our Naval might, not by .001 percent. We can and we would clear the strait anytime we wish too
US Navy to continue hunt for Swedish sub
For almost a year the US Navy has been hunting a Swedish submarine, the HMS Gotland, off America's west coast.
The hunt is, of course, a one year training programme - but the Americans now want to extend the contract with the Swedish Navy.
Time after time, as part of the Americans' training in tracking down smaller vessels, the Swedish submarine and its crew have eluded their pursuers.
The programme started last summer but the US Navy has said that it would like to hire the Swedish submarine and crew for another year, reported the newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning.
That is good news as far as the Swedish submarine flotilla is concerned, and it has already requested the government's permission to continue.
"Both the Americans and ourselves are interested in a continuation," said Jens Plambeck, chief of staff at the First Submarine Flotilla in Karlskrona.
The key to the HMS Gotland's success is the Stirling engines which allow the submarine to remain underwater for a unusually long time.
New Iran claim: Unmanned 'smart' stealth sub
NICOSIA — Iran has reported the development of an unmanned submarine that would be deployed in the Gulf.
Officials said the unmanned underwater vessel was a stealth platform that could infiltrate enemy defenses.
Iran has sought to enhance its naval capabilities to defeat any U.S. attack in the Gulf. Teheran has also reported the development of a torpedo with a range of 300 kilometers, Middle East Newsline reported.
The vessel would enhance the Iran Navy's defensive capabilities," Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Najar said.
Iran subs get boost from North Korea
U.S. Navy confirms rogue nation working on underwater stealth technology
The U.S. Navy, worried by Iran's increasing underwater capability, has revealed for the first time that the rogue nation has acquired its submarine technology largely from North Korea, which has provided both mini-submarines and manufacturing know-how, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
The revelation comes as the Office of Naval Intelligence, or ONI, recently released its latest report on Iran's conventional navy, with the observation that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, is working on programs to achieve an underwater stealth capability.
"Submarines will probably remain a key feature of Iran's naval order of battle," the ONI report said. "Iran is the only country in the Persian Gulf region with submarines, and Iranian naval leaders have stated publicly that they believe submarines are a better value than other weapons systems."
According to the reports, one Israeli missile boat already passed through the Suez Canal in June and July of last year. In one case, the Israeli ship was said to have been accompanied by an Israeli submarine.
Originally posted by humilisunus
reply to post by semperfortis
I suppose they would rush to you with flowers and thank you for liberating them....oh wait that was Iraq.
For all their millitary power, the US can do nothing to simple famers and civillians in afganistan, the trillion dollar amy is having such a hard time with them i wouldn't open that fly trap so fast, you never can tell. Just as you say the saddams guards gave up, but did they really or did the plan unfold exactly as they wanted, the US storms into empty towns for the whole gerilla movement is to fight close quarters where bombs and air might cannot reach.
If the US was so mighty wouldn't they have destroyed the movement? The Russians had more people there and they were a hardier, and tougher breed of soldier. The british had to leave, and now the US will pay them to stop fighting, so i would count those eggs just yet.
I hear all the time how cowardly it is to set up IED's or blow themselves up, but the most cowardly fight is from the unmanned drones, people with sticks and rock will find a way to get even, against jets and tanks.
Im so tired of the US and Israel being the new Nazi's
Originally posted by Jakes51 So, when people claim the US and Israel are the new Nazis I find it somewhat misinformed and short-sighted. Yes, both have been involved in unpopular wars, and civilians have died; but to go as far as to crop them with genocidal mass murderers is almost laughable. However, if you feel that way to each their own I guess?
[edit on 7-2-2010 by Jakes51]