Iranians threatened U.S. ships in Hormuz: Pentagon




 
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January 7th, 2008  
rock45
 

Topic: Iranians threatened U.S. ships in Hormuz: Pentagon


Iranians threatened U.S. ships in Hormuz: Pentagon


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By Andrew Gray
Jan 7, 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Iranian boats made aggressive maneuvers and showed hostile intent towards three U.S. Navy ships at the weekend in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route in the Gulf, the Pentagon said on Monday.
The Pentagon said the incident was serious. It described the Iranian actions as "careless, reckless and potentially hostile" and said Tehran should provide an explanation.

n Tehran, the Iranian foreign ministry described the incident as ordinary. "The example that happened on Saturday was similar to previous cases and is an ordinary and natural issue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told Iran's official IRNA news agency.
"This is an ordinary issue that happens for the two sides every once in a while and, after the identification of the two sides, the issue is resolved."



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January 7th, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
we should just sink one of them. that's all it would take
January 7th, 2008  
Wolf
 
 
Indeed...
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January 7th, 2008  
FutureMedic
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Infidel
we should just sink one of them. that's all it would take
We are already fighting a 2 front war...we don't need to make it 3.
January 8th, 2008  
Pale Rider
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Infidel
we should just sink one of them. that's all it would take
I would of gone for all five and then informed them that if another of their ship/s so much comes with in 500 meters of my naval command then I will go for the remaining Iranian navy plus support facilities.
January 8th, 2008  
senojekips
 
 
It all sounds pretty childish to me. They'll be calling us really rude names next.

Two can play at that game, I'm sure.
January 8th, 2008  
Pale Rider
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
It all sounds pretty childish to me. They'll be calling us really rude names next.

Two can play at that game, I'm sure.
Getting within 200 yards of a guided missile destroyer broadcasting that you will be blown up can be a very fatal childish game on their part.
January 8th, 2008  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pale Rider
Getting within 200 yards of a guided missile destroyer broadcasting that you will be blown up can be a very fatal childish game on their part.
Read the article please
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"The ships received a radio call that was threatening in nature, to the effect that they were closing on our ships and ... the U.S. ships would explode," Cosgriff told reporters at the Pentagon via videolink from his Bahrain headquarters.
If they had to use their radio to advise the US ships that they were approaching, they obviously have no idea of what goes on, on a warship. Even in peacetime the US ship would have been aware of their every move from the moment they painted up on radar. The words, "You will explode" convey no threat, they may as well have said "You are all ugly and have warts on your nose"

If they had aimed their weapons and illuminated the ships with weapons radar, that would constitute a threat in my opinion.
January 8th, 2008  
Pale Rider
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
Read the article please


If they had to use their radio to advise the US ships that they were approaching, they obviously have no idea of what goes on, on a warship. Even in peacetime the US ship would have been aware of their every move from the moment they painted up on radar. The words, "You will explode" convey no threat, they may as well have said "You are all ugly and have warts on your nose"

If they had aimed their weapons and illuminated the ships with weapons radar, that would constitute a threat in my opinion.
Reading what CNN 24 hour news stated is that we did come quite close to opening fire on them. Does anybody even know what type of Iranian ships were involved in this stunt.
January 8th, 2008  
rock45
 

Topic: Iran's navy


I found this quick but don't know what ships were involved.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../iran/navy.htm

Iranian Warships

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...iran/ships.htm

Navy bases

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../navy-base.htm

PolicyWatch #1179Iran's Doctrine of Asymmetric Naval Warfare By Fariborz Haghshenass
December 21, 2006
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/t...5.php?CID=2548


I remember reading in a different forum that there navy is better trained then most of there military. I know you wouldn't know that from this but even the best commander have higher ups right?
 


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