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#1 They're apparently licensed copies of similar North Korean vessels, which they developed based on experience with Russian vessels.
And we know they've sunk at least one ship that we know of.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-02-09 16:51||
#2 The USN should really start a program of disappearing these submarines. Swimming along in shallow water than suddenly it drops below crush depth.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-09 17:42||
#3 prolly not actual "crush depth" available in the Gulf of Rumsfeld, unless they're REALLY Insh'allah built
Posted by Frank G 2012-02-09 20:34||
#4 "Gulf of Rumsfeld", snort.
That is a meme that begins today and will never die.
Posted by rammer 2012-02-09 21:07||
#5 actually, Rantburg old-school meme
Posted by Frank G 2012-02-09 21:26||
#6 "Disappearing these submarines" > OOOOOOOOO, well alrighty then, new "NIS" Episode on the USA Channeeel???
The SOKORS could achieve agz NOKOR's assets what the US did, or greater, ala "OP PRAYING MANTIS" iff only Seoul could be reassured a new + nuclear Korean War wouldn't begin.
* MY READ OF PERSIAN, SELJIK/SELJUK, NOW IRANIAN HISTOIRE' AGZ WESTERN POWERS = "STRATEGIC DEFENSIVE"-MINDED IRAN WILL SWEAt + WAIT-N-SEE FOR A TIME YET. The real crux is on the Bammer-led USA, i.e. how a "perfect storm" of National, Global econ woes + geopol obstuctions, etc. will pressure the US + NATO-EU during a POTUS, Congressional election summer + year.
Remember, many Arab-Muslim Govts - pro-US or anti-US or Neutral - don't consider the Bammer as a strong or serious Leader. IFF ONE IS ANTI-US, THEN THE SAME HAS A GEOPOL STAKE IN THE BAMMER WINNING RE-ELECTION THIS YEAR. IRAN ALREADY KNOWS THAT HIS GOP OPPONENTS [save Ron Paul] FAVOR MAJOR SANCTION-N-WAR AGZ IRAN ASAP ONCE THEY GET INTO THE WH.
As per the above, iff-n-when there is any US-Iran conflict, WOULD NOT IRAN PREFER TO FIGHT A PERCEIVED "WEAK/IMMATURE" [etc?] LEADER LIKE THE BAMMER, AKA ON MSM-NET = "JIMMY CARTER II"???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-09 22:20||
#7 Timing is everything for Iran. They don't want to start something during Obama's term that will get a tougher guy elected in his place.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-02-09 23:56||