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Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by MikeboydUS
And 19 submarines:
Originally posted by kindred
You have to laugh at American arrogance or is that ignorance. You think you're so invincible, funny how your country was brought to it's knees on 9-11. Where was your mighty military and navy then. You couldn't even stop a bunch of camel jockeys flying unarmed planes.
Sorry to inform you, but there isn't one law for America and a different one for everyone else, but keep deluding yourselves that there is. If America can do as it pleases, then so can Iran, or any other country for that matter. GO Iran, stick it to the Americans!edit on 28-9-2011 by kindred because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charlyv
In this day and age, there is not a sub that exists, conventional or nuclear, that can go undetected by the US Navy anywhere even near the US, or most other parts of the world for that matter.
A conventional sub is just plain silly to even try to sail over here.... it would never know what hit it if it was ever used to threaten any vessel. Iran knows this, so certainly this is just a bunch of saber rattling and an idle threat who's only purpose is for propaganda aimed at the Iranian population.
I beg to differ. The main problem with Iran operating a conventional sub off the US coast would mainly be logistics. Conventional subs are hard to track in shallow water and have the ability to completely shut down so that they radiate almost no noise. The only reliable way to track one would be with MAD (magnetic anomaly detector) and since the US Navy dumped the S-3 Viking and has reduced the numbers of P-3 Orions, they would be hard pressed to find a conventional boat, without a few flaming datums.
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