Thursday, September 29, 2011

In the can sail the seven seas...

My apologies to the Village People, but the idea of Iran sailing off the American coast is as ludicrous as the Village People doing a concert for Young Republicans.  Ian has no large vessels, no logistics in place for a long-term fleet stationed off the US coast and if they even sneezed i  our direction we would blow them out of the water.  This is bluster and sabre-rattling to impress their friends and supporters, but for us here on the mainland, there is nothing in this but sound and fury, signifying nothing.

From Reuters/Yahoo September 27 by Hashem Kalantari

Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.
"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyarisaid, according to the official IRNA news agency.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, Sayyari gave no details of when such a deployment could happen or the number or type of vessels to be used.
The declaration comes just weeks after Turkey said it would host a NATO early warning radar system which will help spot missile threats from outside Europe, including potentially from Iran. The decision has angered Tehran which had enjoyed close relations with Ankara.
And it comes a few months after Iran sent warships through the Suez canal, after the fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the first time the Islamic Republic had deployed navy vessels in the Mediterranean.
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