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Iranian guard practises large-scale naval assaults

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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Iranian guard practises large-scale naval assaults


news.bbc.co.uk

Iranian television has aired pictures of the country's Elite Revolutionary Guard practising large-scale military manoeuvres in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The pictures show missile-mounted speed boats firing at a hypothetical enemy's large vessel.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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I did a search to see if this was already being discussed and never found it so i apologise in advance if i've missed it.

Now I'm looking more for the opinion of others here about these kind of things. I assume navies practise all the time but why did this one make the bbc news?

And if they are doing something irregular what is there motive? Are they just trying to aggravate or are they actually trying to plan an offensive or was the drill mainly a defensive one?

As I say I don't know alot about navies or war games but been following the middle east threads closely!

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Sorry to say this topic has been covered. Although maybe not the BBC article. Good for them. If that makes them feel safer. More power to them. Although honestly they IMO should have saved the ammo.



[edit on 27-4-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Iran's navy isn't big enough to have large scale naval assaults.

They don't even have the firepower of just one Carrier Strike Group.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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yea but what was the actual purpose then and why did it make the news?



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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Prob the same as any other military manouvers, same with the news, we see clips of our manouvers now & then so i would imagine its the same with iran except maybe with a hint of moral boosting in there due to living under the threat of attack from the west constantly.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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Here is VERY good footage!

www.liveleak.com...



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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I am still laughing at this video. Does anyone really think that these
little PT size boats could get within 100 miles of a real navy ship? They
would be vaporized out of the water immediately with just about anything
the US would throw at them. What a joke. I am really scared now. ooooh !



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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yes in a conflict they are just going to send those on their m,ery way to fight against the US.

yay

screw the other weapons systems the US will jsut have to fend against small speed boats. :/



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Don't worry we have robots.

Robots in Space!


Iran's defenses will be useless against our droids.

At some point our defenses will be useless against the droids too. Hopefully by that point I'm living in a Vault Tec, I mean Vivos Vault and escape the cybernetic revolt with ensuing nuclear holocaust.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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Well the OP did say this was a "large scale" naval assault. HaHaHa.

Is that all they have? And who cares what kind of trinkets they have
for a "real" war? What a big farce. Don't tell me you are really concerned
about these big schoolyard bullies?



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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Not saying the Iranians are hardly a match for our Navy but some of you are beyond naive. When was the last time the US navy even went up against an adversary? WWII?????????????? In fact the US Navy and the air craft carrier is in many ways obsolete. Conventional wars unless involving nukes are going to be pretty much nonexistent. I'm sure those big bad Navy boats are doing wonders against the terrorists in the desert or those suicice bombers!!!!!!!!11


American arrogance is hilarious.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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Big bad navy boats doing wonders against the terrorists in the desert
or those suicide bombers?? Talk about naive!! What planet do you live on?
And our aircraft carriers and gunboats are the best in the world. And
why would we have to be in a constant sea battle to prove anything to
a non-american? When you need another handout or someone to fight
your battles, don't call us arrogant.

This little water skiing day at the beach for these big bad Iranian
monster ships don't worry me in any way, just so we don't get off
topic too much here.

[edit on 26-4-2010 by endtimer]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:28 PM
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We fought Iran's navy in the 1980s and wiped out most of it in less than 48 hours. It was during the Iran-Iraq war.

Operation Praying Mantis


The operation lead Iran to a ceasefire with Iraq and ended the Iran-Iraq war.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:49 PM
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Its funny how he says that when the US Navy fired chaff in the air, it caused every single one of Iran's missiles to fail... Now remember how Iran boasts about it's missile capabilities now, Mmhmm.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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That was in 1988 back when we had a real president, with some testerone and not the Marxist, stealth islamic, terrorist sympathizer we have now. I would suspect obama would seek to surrender at the first sign of trouble, especially if he had a chance to raise the crescent moon over the stars and stripes.

But all politics aside, this particular tactic may have some merit if you are a smaller underfunded navy. The speed boats will be harder to track and target, especially in large numbers. They are operating under remote control and so do not risk loss of life per se. Perhaps the Russians are helping them with their 'tactics'.

If a swarm of speed boats can take down even one larger US vessel it will probably qualify as a 'victory' for the evil ayatollas. With Obama in charge, he will cripple US forces with onerous rules of engagement, like he did in recent action in afghanistan. No doubt the navy will not be allowed to shoot at the boats if they suspect there might be a Koran on board, since that would otherwise offend Muslims, if a Koran should sink into the ocean.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Koran in the ocean
OMG ya kill me!! That's got to be one of the best one's yet..... S and F's for you sir.....



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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Now "these" are Naval Manuvers!!!!!




www.youtube.com...


www.youtube.com...




[edit on 26-4-2010 by freetree64]

[edit on 26-4-2010 by freetree64]



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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It makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Apparently the rules of engagement in Afghanistan said to stop shooting if the enemy lays down his arms and don't attempt to capture them. The result was that the Taliban would run from arms cache to arms cache unmolested, whilst firing on our troops.

That's progress according to the progressives.



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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Without a doubt.... Newest weapon issued during this admin is apparently a large bullhorn, with which to call out to the enemy, and announce that he is welcome to come and shake hands, ending the war in a truly positive fashion.... "enemy approach's with hand extended, then extend's finger as fellow taliban gun down defenseless troop's" Not on my watch, skipper!!!!



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