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Originally posted by satron
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
They will shoot the head off the statue of liberty. Damn.
There's only one solution: Nuke the damn Iranians back to stone age.
Damn, I agree. If they shoot off the head of Lady Liberty, then they should be nuked all the way.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Blow up the damn boat and then have Obama send Iran a little pink toy boat telling them 'we found your boat'. Oh man that would be funny. Anyways ... on the story ... It's peaceful and loving Iran running it's mouth off again. No surprise.
Originally posted by zooplancton
as a veteran of the US Navy (USS Jouett CG-29 - RIP), i can guarantee you that iran could not deploy war ships 3 miles off the coast of NY.
15 miles out is international waters, so any closer and they would be trespassing on our property so to speak.
our navy is THE most capable on the planet and there are battle groups everywhere connecting the dots to other battle groups.
there is no way iran could park their ships here unless they were invited. period.edit on 4/28/2012 by zooplancton because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lee63
I'm really tired of reading what they can and cant do, basically they have done nothing except make empty threats.
reply to post by zooplancton
as a veteran of the US Navy (USS Jouett CG-29 - RIP), i can guarantee you that iran could not deploy war ships 3 miles off the coast of NY. 15 miles out is international waters, so any closer and they would be trespassing on our property so to speak. our navy is THE most capable on the planet and there are battle groups everywhere connecting the dots to other battle groups. there is no way iran could park their ships here unless they were invited. period.
Originally posted by michaelbrux
reply to post by 23432
the raided the American embassy and took hostages.
that was an act of war with a non-muslim nation.
they are probably doing something with covert operations against America as well, but there is no way I could confirm this.
In 1953, the CIA staged "Operation Ajax," which unseated a duly elected prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, and reinstated Mohammed Reza Pahlavi as Iran's traditional and ancestral shah (monarch). The agreement stipulated that, in exchange for military and economic aid to Iran, there would a continuous supply of oil to the U.S.
The shah's wealth grew, and he succumbed to the temptations of a luxurious western lifestyle, which angered the Iranian people, especially the religious right wing. The clergy began to preach long and loud against the shah and his queen, which stirred the masses to revolt. The shah was forced to abdicate the throne again and leave the country in January 1979.
When the shah was diagnosed with lymphoma, he requested to be treated by U.S. doctors. His request was granted. That was the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back," and so enraged Iranians that a rabble stormed the American Embassy in Teheran.
Allegations surfaced that William Casey, director of the Reagan campaign, and some CIA operatives, secretly met with Iranian officials in Europe to arrange for the hostages' release, but not until after the election. If true, some observers aver, dealing with a hostile foreign government to achieve a domestic administration's defeat would have been grounds for charges of treason. Reagan won the election, partly because of the failure of the Carter administration to bring the hostages home. Within minutes of Reagan's inauguration, the hostages were released. Under Reagan, the Iran-Contra Affair completes this story.
reply to post by LifeInDeath
As someone who lives in New York City, this just makes me giggle. Oh yeah, I'm quaking in my boots. Seriously, the U.S. Navy is the most powerful in the history of the world. It's strength really overwhelms all other world navys combined, even if you include those of our allies. Honestly, I think it's too big and powerful, so big it's largely a waste of money. We could have a navy half as big and still be far and away the most powerful in the world.
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by 4hero
And that will never happen again. If I was on one of those planes...I can tell you I would not allow my fate to be dictated by them. Flight 93 did what we all would do now. Split Infinity