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    Iran planning to send ships near U.S. waters

    Iran planning to send ships near U.S. waters

    By the CNN Wire Staff
    updated 8:49 PM EST, Tue September 27, 2011

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    Clerics stand in front of the "Jamran," Iran's first domestically built warship, during maneuvers in the Gulf on February 21, 2009.

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    • State-run news agency says there will be a "powerful presence" near U.S. borders
    • Adm. Habibollah Sayari made the announcement


    (CNN) -- Iran plans to send ships near the Atlantic coast of the United States, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday, quoting a commander.
    "The Navy of the Iranian Army will have a powerful presence near the United States borders," read the headline of the story, in Farsi.
    "Commander of the Navy of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran broke the news about the plans for the presence of this force in the Atlantic Ocean and said that the same way that the world arrogant power is present near our marine borders, we, with the help of our sailors who follow the concept of the supreme jurisprudence, shall also establish a powerful presence near the marine borders of the United States," the story said. The reference to the "world arrogant power" was presumably intended to refer to the United States.
    IRNA cited the force's website as saying that the announcement was made by Adm. Habibollah Sayari on the 31st anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war.
    State-run Press TV said Sayari had announced similar plans in July. In February, two Iranian Navy ships traversed the Suez Canal in the first such voyages by Iranian ships since 1979.
    U.S. Defense Department officials had no immediate reaction to Tuesday's announcement. The United States has deployed fleets to the Persian Gulf in the past.
    State-run Press TV, citing IRNA, said Tuesday's announcement came as Iran also plans to send its 16th fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian vessels and oil tankers from pirates, who have hijacked dozens of ships and exchanged their crews for ransom.
    The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that Tehran's defense doctrine is based only on deterrence, Press TV reported in a story in July about the deployment of submarines to international waters.
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    Sink the bastards.

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    LOL @ powerful presence...
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Hey it's their right so let them. I don't see a reason to get all nutty about a stupid frigate puttin around international waters.
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    i guess the Iranian powers that be need yet another reminder that it's not 300BC anymore.
    guaranteed those sailors are not volunteers. i feel sorry for the Iranian people, they're the real victims in every decision their leadership makes.

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    Nah no one is worried... Im just loling about how they are calling the US arrogant when they have like 2 rinky dink boats and claim they are a powerful presence, talk about arrogant!

    What do you think the sailors will do when they see a fleet of 2 carriers and 9 destroyers and a battleship coming up on the horizon? Would be great practice for the new F18s.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
    i guess the Iranian powers that be need yet another reminder that it's not 300BC anymore.
    guaranteed those sailors are not volunteers. i feel sorry for the Iranian people, they're the real victims in every decision their leadership makes.
    saddest part in all this...
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    Iran, sounds familiar. is it my country?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Iran, sounds familiar. is it my country?
    Yes. Don't worry bud with whats going on in this country we won't be far from where you guys are if not worse.
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    no need for the US to react, our ships can sink that $#@!er from the dock if it come s to that... hell our rinky dink coast guard will demolish that $#@!er, and its the CG's job to do such things, not the navy

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    I don't think they will come any where near our coast, but I think the media is playing it up and will most likely use this to remove more rights the we who live here in the US.


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    I will laugh my ass off if there is a confrontation though, can you imagine. It's like mike tyson fighting a retarded kid in a wheelchair.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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