The Scriptorium

1/19/2012

Iran Threatens To Torpedo US Carriers In The Persian Gulf

Filed under: — Jennifer Rast @ 11:15 am

What really worries me about these threats from Iran, as well as reports of a weakened China, more threats from Russia, and a “nuclear energy” deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia, is that history seems to be repeating itself. I don’t mean to say that very specific things are happening as they did in the past, but that the world tends to handle crisis the same way, and in cycles whereby they never learn from previous mistakes. Global economic crises tend to lead to global war. Like it or not, war creates a lot of jobs for some and can shore up the economy, again, for some. I hope that’s not where we’re headed, but it would sure fit the scenario outlined in Ezekiel, and the similarities are far beyond what one might consider just coincidental.

Underscoring its desire to keep U.S. aircraft carriers from the Persian Gulf, a senior Iranian military commander today announced his possible plan to ambush the American fleet.

Chalk this one up to more bluster, or part of a mounting back and forth rhetoric headed nowhere good, either way – Tehran plans to rely on its subs.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army’s Self-Sufficiency Jihad, Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri told Fars that Iran has the finest electic diesel submarines in the world, and that while the U.S. has focused on Tehran’s “astonishing surface capabilities,” it has forgotten about the underwater threat.

Amiri said he plans to slip his fleet of subs onto the Persian Gulf floor and “fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously.”

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