Don’t throw us into that briar patch!
First of all, the Iranian “Navy” couldn’t block a sink drain if it wanted to, mainly because it would cease to exist within the first 48 hours of getting the 5th Fleet’s undivided attention.
Second of all, if there is one thing that could get the “international community” on board with a real blockade of that abysmal pisslamic shit hole of a nation, it would be them suddenly deciding to put a choke hold on the world’s oil supplies. Forget about negotiating about “sanctions” and start thinking “taking over every single one of their ports” instead.
Third, it’s not like the Mad Mullahs don’t depend on the sea lanes being open themselves. Best of luck exporting your goods on camel back through the mountains, you tumblefucked turban-brains.
Fourth, if they think that their bluster won’t be answered by limp dick Ogabe, they ought to think again. He’s got an election coming up, and nothing would please him more than to put on his Rambo suit again and send our troops into battle to boost his ratings.
They really are terminally twitbrained, aren’t they?
“They really are terminally twitbrained, aren’t they?”
Islam tends not to attract deep thinkers.
I must disagree with your statement that Iran couldn’t block a drain, never mind the straits. They could block the straits of Hormel very easily. We sink enough of their silly little boghammers and eventually they will pile so high that the wreckage will form a barrier reef…of sorts.
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Islam tends not to attract
I fixed your comment for you.
I take a back seat to no one in my admiration for the US Navy, but you greatly underestimate the Iranian Navy’s capabilities. They have a lot of fast attack craft that can fire a lot of ASM’s – cheap, stupid little boats that we could sink by the dozen. And they have many dozens. They have mines. They have… Read more »
All they have to do is sink one of our carriers in the channel there and game over.
FUCKIN’ A, what would be wrong with hauling out some tactical nukes and using them? Just turn a few parts of that pisslamic fleabag hellhole into glow-in-the-dark sheets of glass and then we’ll see just how they want to act!!
A carrier is harder to put down than you think. We learned a lot about damage control courtesy of the Japanese way back yonder in the early 40s. Yeah, it will go down, but it won’t go down easy. And they tried that whole “blocking the straights” thing in 88. Didn’t work too well for them. Of course we had… Read more »
Ahmadinnerjacket and the rest of the pedophiles on the Guardian Council know that it would take us less than one short winter day to turn Iran into 600,000 square miles of warm glass. Pretty good idea, actually. Cut down on the dust storms in the area and the glow would be an aid to navigation in the region for generations…hmmm.… Read more »
Orion says: very quiet and very difficult to detect in the littoral seas where they’d be operating. Don’t be discounting the focus of our counter-submarine abilities. The Virginia class attack boats are designed from the keel up to easily operate in littoral waters against the SSK diesel-electrics and the newer variants. Also, our ASW capabilities have been focused on this… Read more »
I don’t believe the Navy of my day (65-69) would have had much of a problem clearing the area long before approach. Even back then our navel air power was incredible. I was in an attack squadron attached to the ( Connie boat ) in 68 so I know of what I say. Flight deck duty.
Orion @ #: Jackboot, that darling old squid, already addressed the sub issue better than I ever could and, too, the fact that there’s nothing that says we even have to get close enough for them to hit us in order for us to annihilate them. But… I hadn’t thought of this thing that you brought up: Especially if someone… Read more »
LC Jackboot IC/A @ #10: I’m not an expert on submarine warfare, and I don’t play a skipper on t.v. However, being well-versed in mechanical and electrical engineering, and having read a lot and also having several “silent service” people I know, their noisy, inefficient, slow WWII-era subs are sitting ducks. Let me point out a few problems with taking… Read more »
the best way to respond would be to take off the restrictions and taxes that are choking U.S. production and approve the Canada- U.S. pipeline.
@All! 😀 Too true – We’ve spent a lot of time practicing against littoral threats because they are insanely difficult. Particularly if they’re not moving, on the bottom of the ocean. ASW aircraft are vulnerable to SAM, AAA, and fighters. Hard to get a good MAD pass when you’re executing evasive maneuvers. The Navy could annihilate the Iranian defenses if… Read more »
These ass reaming goat fuckers don’t think like the Russians did during the Cold War. They weren’t suicidal. Arminifuckerdude wants a war so he can throw missiles at Israel, fuck up the world with oil shortages and hasten the arrival of the 12th Goat Fucking Imam. Remember these bastards sent children running through the Iraqi minefields to clear them for… Read more »
LC Light29ID says: These ass reaming goat fuckers don’t think like the Russians did during the Cold War. They weren’t suicidal. Arminifuckerdude wants a war so he can throw missiles at Israel, fuck up the world with oil shortages and hasten the arrival of the 12th Goat Fucking Imam. Exactly. That’s been my line of thinking too ever since Day… Read more »
Then the ‘Crats can more easily be defeated. If Sir Robbin’ bravely runs away, he presumably leaves his hopes sunk somewhere near the Gulf.
I don’t think Obama would be dumb enough to order a carrier group to transit the Straight of Hormuz for the simple fact that if the Iranians did get lucky, he’d be forced into a full blown war with Iran. If he dithered or backed down, his reelection chances would shrink to zero and his ego wouldn’t allow that. He… Read more »
If they do close the Straits of Hormuz, they will face no repercussions from President Pussy. The Dumbasscrats and the Europussies should be thankful that I am not CINC US. I should like very much to tell the Iranian UN ambassador that if even on missile or gun is fired at a non-Iranian flagged ship, even by “accident”, that the… Read more »
Just think about how GOOD America had it when we were the World’s #1 oil producer and exporter, we have the resources to do it again, but the pols are too concerned about sucking up to the greenpiss potheads. All we have to do is tap the resources we already have, say FUCK THE EPA commies, then let the petrochemical… Read more »
the jews are going to nuke iran.
Pumping more oil here is NOT going to lower our prices at the pump by one copper penny, no matter how romantic it sounds to you about not relying on foreign oil. Interesting the way in some people’s minds the law of supply and demand doesn’t pertain to petroleum. Seems to me that more oil (aka: “supply”) will lower the… Read more »
There is also more oil that is easier to get at in Saudi Arabia and Russia Maybe that’s why the U.S. is third and not first in oil production. As an aside, the U.S. was second in 2009 and 2001 Now for the FIRST time, oil and refined gas leads the top of our exports That statement is a bit… Read more »
If the speculators control the prices, and the mere mention of drilling in the past has had a immediate impact on the speculators translating to a immediate decrease in barrel price, explain to me again why opening more of our resources wont have any impact on prices?
The cost per barrel hasn’t really gone up in adjusted dollars for decades. It is still around $10 per barrel, which accounted for roughly one-third the price of a barrel until the speculation went wild and vastly inflated the price. You have a point. While the oil companies have always made an effort to manipulate the price of their product,… Read more »