Iran: Warships to sail to Mediterranean
Dudi Cohen
Published: 24.01.11, 00:30
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1. If Egyptians lets them thru,they need to see a Psychiatrist
Alan ,   SA   (01.24.11)
2. Let them go round the Cape,where they can get hijacked!
3. Tee-Hee. 'Warships'? Wonder if they'll make it
Tell It Straight ,   USA   (01.24.11)
Without sinking LOL! The Iranian navy is so pathetic, it's the joke of the world. Theyll probably show up in dingys and styrofoam sailboats! LOL! Gotta love these idiots: as if the IAF couldn't obliterate them long before they could be considered a threat ( that is, if you consider a floating pea-shooter a threat). Stupid Iranian ships don't even have compartmentalization: one tiny hit to the hull and the whole damn thing sinks! Their 'newest ship launched 4 months ago had rust all over it as it was released into the water! LOL! What a pack of clowns!
4. They are positioning for a Hizbullah takeover of Lebanon.
Harry Wright ,   UK   (01.24.11)
and is meant to intimidate Israel from taking any action against Hizbullah.
5. The last Iranian naval battle was
Stephen in New York   (01.24.11)
almost 3,000 years ago against . . . Athens? gotta check. Anyway, the Iranians lost big time.
6. Come
Just shows how stupid Iran is. We all now that Israel is likely to launch a surprise attack on Iran's nuke sites. If they do and effectively initiate war on Iran, they can pick of these frigates one by one they will be like sitting duck very far from home and could be knocked of by air raids.
7. 100 years from now
My grandchildren will be charging people submarine tours to see the sunken Iranian fleet. Swimming from Israel to Iran is a long way. Poor Iranian navy...
8. "The admiral did not say...
Israeli 2   (01.24.11) many ships would participate in the drill..." because he does not know how many ships will reach the anticipated region and if any ship will return. Please Iran...I know you are desparate for some muscle flexing and missle throwing but don't be stupid.
9. Do I hear that these ships are destined to be....
Galut ,   selah   (01.24.11)
new coral beds and fish sanctuaries
10. A year-long drill?
max   (01.24.11)
No. Ahmadinejad is in trouble domestically and potentially in Lebanon and is looking to create a cause for war - at close range and on four fronts - sooner rather than later. He can try and ride shotgun on the next Gaza flotilla that comes along. Egypt shutting the Suez Canal to the fleet would seriously embarrass the Iranians by highlighting their inability to take direct action rather than hide behind Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria. Embarrassing the Iranians would definitely encourage all those who haven't bought into Ahmadinejad's crazy narrative.
11. time to put some serious investment in the Israeli navy
zionist forever   (01.24.11)
The navy want a sixth submarine so lets give it to them. Lets stop talking about buying new ships to replace the SAAR 5 corvettes and get out the check book. The cost of a single F35 is enough to buy a brand new missile boat. We also need to be able to operate far from our own shores so its time to start looking into the idea of friendly countries like Greece to let us build a naval base for subs and maybe a few surface vessels. Possibly let us store some reserve fighter aircraft incase of wartime and we face a 1967 scenario where our planes are destroyed before they get off the ground... in an age of missiles its not unthinkable. We need to start cooperating with our allies for military purposes because with no strategic depth & our enemies operating closer and closer to Israel than ever before we need back ups options.
12. To Strenghten the Syrian Marine ?
Orao. ,   Srbia.   (01.24.11)
Iran: Warships to sail to Mediterranean Comment - The Enemies are Mustering their Forces, and the US and Israel are sitting Idle ?. It will be Cosly Indeed !. Orao.
13. they are on a mission
Reza SHAH ,   tehran   (01.24.11)
Iranian warships coming to : Mediterranean and Israel Iranian naval exercise across Gaza to lift blockade Less than 24 hours after the breakdown of its nuclear dialogue with the six world powers in Istanbul, Iran announced plans Sunday, Jan. 23, to send a fleet of warships, including a home-made destroyer, on operational and intelligence-gathering missions to the Red Sea and on to the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal.
14. Nr 12.
Orao. ,   Srbia.   (01.24.11)
Bigham added that a fleet of submarines would also be launched soon, though the Islamic Republic is currently known to have just a small number of submarines with conventional abilities under its command. Comment - If that is the case they are certainly serious. A Sub if given opportunity can sink any Ship, even Aircraft-Carriers. Wonder if Iran will try to stop help from Western Navys to Israel, when the War breaks out ?. Surely Iran will not be invaded, so their Navy is not Needed to protect Iran. Irans Navy is probably on a Offencive Mission. Orao.Srbia.
15. Nr 14.
Orao. ,   Srbai.   (01.24.11)
God Bevere - What will happen if Iran where able to Block, The Suez-canal and or the Red Sea, and even The Persian Gulf ?- The World Economy will certainly Fall. This is Certainly One the Aims. Orao.Srbia.
16. 400 Vs Their Subs/Missile Boats
Noah Lev ,   HollywoodUSA   (01.24.11)
Irans enrichment program was set back years, according to the NYTimes, thanks to Israel/USA virus.Israel has 400 nukes, in the megaton range (over 1m tonsTNT). It has thousands of Popeyes, and Jerichos and can lauch over the horizon satellites/missiles. Iran is just flexing its rear end muscles..and intimidating countries commensurate with the takeover of Lebanon's Christian comunity and Sunni Muslims. I give Israel 2 days, and it could ( destroy Irans navy;Hez and Hamas),but as Bibi said, its self-defense is consdiered acts of war (war crimes) by the UN. Thus restrained. Godstone, like WW2 should be ashamed to have aided our enemies..your neck is also exposed to them. You are a Jew. Get it!
17. orao 12,14,15 Hey Relax
The bottom of the sea awaits them
18. #4 is right
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (01.24.11)
This is nothing to do with Israel, and everything to do with bringing down the American puppets ruling the Arab world.
19. Looks like I'll be buying a Colt45 for my dinghy..
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.24.11)
20. Nr 17.
Orao. ,   Srbia.   (01.24.11)
-The bottom of the sea awaits them - (01.24.11) Comment - That is my Firm conviction also but - They will certainly not be alone there. In Iran their Fleet and Subs can do no Harm. but they are Prepered to Sacrifice their whole Fleet, if they can achieve the Aim I have Forecast. And the Question arises - Who will Strike First Militarily - ? If Iran and Her Dogs do it, they will certainly Achieve their Aim. Orao.
21. Sink the Fleet
Sheik Rattle & Roll ,   USA   (01.24.11)
One US Virginia class submarine the worlds most expensive nuclear power sub can sink the entire Iranian navy in days.
22. Ayatollahs' Navy conquering the Mediterranean
Brod ,   USA   (01.24.11)
Israel should sink them when it enters the Mediterranean. This would end the tyrannical rule of the Ayatollahs in Iran as well as end their rising domination of the region. It is time the freedom-loving Persians to rise up and let people power replace the fanatical Ayatollahs who are tinkering on the tools of Armageddon.
23. #13- you think the Iranians will take on the Israelis?
William ,   Israel   (01.24.11)
Highly doubt that one. They certainly won't get within 20 miles of Gaza, let alone Israel without a major confrontation. Do you think the Iranians will make a dumb move that overplays their hand during nuke talks? Looks like the gruel they serve you in Tehran is finally depleting the energy needed by your grey matter.
24. Battle of Salamis, 480 BC, next-to-last Iranian naval battle
Stephen in New York   (01.24.11)
where Persia suffered a major defeat at the hands of the Greek city-states. Xerxes slunk off and that was the beginning of the end of the Persian threat to Greece. I would have consulted to Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, but my dusty copy is not searchable online. Source, of course, is Wikipedia.
25. this will make good
Barney ,   USA   (01.24.11)
target practice for Dolphins
26.  I like this new Middle East
IRAN#1   (01.24.11)
Iran will make a better boss than they have ever had before :)
27. Iran is making acts of WAR.
Lee ,   Manchester UK   (01.24.11)
i sure as hell bless and wish the Israelis use their far superior weapons of defence and destroy the satanic republic of Iran. Shkoyach and shalom haver!
28. What's on the ships
Chatich   (01.25.11)
How big of a Korean bomb could be hidden aboard an Iranian warship? If it was up to me I wouldnt let these ships within 500 miles of Israeli territory. The worlds biggest suicide bomb is not something I'd put past these wackos. Just sayin'
29. Iranian navy in teh Med
Sabra ,   Canada Ottawa   (01.29.11)
iran is innocently trying to provoke a clash. ket us suppose one of those navy ships is loaded with nukes that are detonated close to israel shores. The EMP will wipe out everything electrical that is running. IDf will be hard pressed to respond at that time. As fdor iraniuan subs they bought some older sovite akula I think m tyhey are fairly quiet so they are upping the ante on ISraels home turf. It will be interesting to see the Israeli response
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