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#1 DEFNECE.PK/FORUMS > FARS NEWS AGENCY [FNA]: IRGC NAVY EXPANDING DEPLOYMENT OF SPECIAL UNITS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS.
* SAME >PRESSTV: ISRAELI MILITARY CAN BE SWEPT ASIDE BY IRAN: US ANALYST [Gordon Duff = Senior Editor, Veterans Today].
IDF is increasingly factionalized internally - 50% of Israeli young people are allegedly refusing military service to which Ultra-Orthodox Jews are already exempted; Israel has no capability for sustained/protractive LR logistical operations.
* SAME > [Christian Science Monitor = Retired USN Cdr Christopher Harmer] US HAS GREAT DIFFICULTY TRACKING IRANIAN [Mini-]SUBMARINES, which Iran can effec deploy in large numbers all around the Persian Gulf + Arabian Sea.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-15 01:05||
#2 OOOOPPPSSS, forgot RUSSIA TODAY > [Us-Iran] WAR IN AUGUST? US SENDS FOURTH AIRCRAFT CARRIER, DOZENS OF UNDERWATER DRONES.
US to strike Iran before Iran devs reliable Nukes andor Chinese DF-21D "Carrier Killer" ASBMS + Network Techs improve to severe detriment of USN???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-15 01:17||
#3 Tehran will increase its military presence in international waters, said Ali Fadavi, naval commander in Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
...Y'know, this may explain all the recent Iranian Navy deployments out of the PG: Teheran knows that their navy has a life expectancy in the Gulf of maybe an hour or so, but if they're outside of the gulf they can be sent raiding and probably get in a few good hits against unarmed merchies before the various Allied navies catch up with them. Assmuming of course that they don't then immediately retire to the safety of a 'neutral' harbor...
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2012-07-15 08:27||
#4 Both the US + Iran are engaged in a game of chicken in the PGulf, i.e. whom will blink first + make the stupid milpol move that starts shooting war.
Iran's bird/chicken "game" agz the USA is defensive - it won't strike first = wage major war agz the USN + Allied unless it de facto has NucWeaps [FYI various Perts, MilBloggers = claim Iran covertly has had Nukes since 1993].
"DUAL-TRACK" > Whatever unilateral, calculated MilPol moves Iran is making to its advantage agz the US Navy is on LAND - Syruh + KSA + AFPAK + CAR truubles, etc. to come - NOT AT SEA I.E WHERE US, NATO GROUND FORCES WON'T BE, OR ELSE ONLY IN MINOR PRESENCE AFTER 2014. ITS BEST + ONLY REAL "WEAPON" AGZ THE USA = USDOD-Navy AT THIS TIME ARE THE VARIOUS REGIONAL "ARAB/
MUSLIM/ISLAMIC SPRING" MOVEMENTS ERUPTING AROUND THE MIDEAST + MUSLIM WORLD, + ESPEC ANY "GREAT POWER" CONFRONTATIONS THEREFROM.
Iran well-knows its disadvantages, but it also wants Nukes + Shia-dominated/controlled OWG or Islamist Caliphate + Shia-dominated/controlled Islamic "Ummah". The Sunni Saudis are the decrepit, geezery, profiteering + selfish "Old Ways/Guard" that have been in power too long for the good of the Muslim World. IRAN = SHIA ISLAM IS THE FUTURE.
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > FRANCE IS ALSO MOVING THE CdG [FNS CV Charles De Gaulle] BATTLE GROUP WITH MORE NUMBERS OF RAFALES | [Video] FRENCH NAVAL TASK FORCE HEADS FOR IRAN.
* SAME [old] > MORE US CARRIERS RUSHING TO HORMUZ | [DebkaFile] TWO MORE US CARRIERS, DOZENS OF MINI-SUBS RUSHED TO HORMUZ.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-15 22:49||