Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Iran security news roundup

It is good to see Russia showing spine over Iran, and one should expect
China, India, and the rest of the non-anglo World to follow Russia's
lead. Notice with this news about what nato plans to do also justifies
Russian actions, for nato has no business dealing with Iran and Syria,
let alone that part of the World, in the first place.
Peter Khan Zendran

News - English
News numbre: 9010174656
2012-02-13 - 14:14

Russia Renews Opposition to Military Option against Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian top diplomat Sergei Lavrov reiterated his
country's strong opposition to using military force against Iran, and
urged a negotiated end to the differences between Iran and the West.

Lavrov said on Monday that his country will not accept use of military
force against Iran.

Stressing his country's stance against any probable military action
against Iran, Lavrov said in a press conference with his Emirati
counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al- Nahyan in Moscow that Iran's nuclear
issue must be resolved through political means.

He said Russia is concerned about developments on Iran's nuclear
programs and believes that the only way to solve it is through peaceful
means, and taking any the military action must be completely removed
from the agenda.

"Russia is interested in establishing peace and stability in the Middle
East region and is ready to negotiate with all UN Security Council
members to reach a consensus on establishment of security in the Persian
Gulf," the Russian foreign minister said.

The Russian foreign ministry had earlier rapped the Zionist regime for
its war rhetoric against Iran, and cautioned that the approach will
increase tensions and have dire consequences.

On Wednesday, Mikhail Ulyanov, the head of Security and Disarmament
Department at Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, denounced Tel Aviv's
hawkish rhetoric on Iran over its nuclear program as "inventions" that
"are increasing the tension and could encourage moves towards a military
solution with catastrophic consequences."

The top Russian official also described the speculations over Iran's
nuclear program as "noise" and reiterated that such allegations "have
political and propaganda objectives, which are far from being

The US and its close ally Israel have recently intensified their war
rhetoric against Iran. The two arch foes of the Islamic Republic accuse
Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any
corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both
Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction,
including nuclear warheads.

Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program
is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has
always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of
Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its
worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.

The United States has long stressed that military action is a main
option for the White House to deter Iran's progress in the field of
nuclear technology.

Iran has warned that in case of an attack by either the US or Israel, it
will target 32 American bases in the Middle East and close the strategic
Strait of Hormuz.

An estimated 40 percent of the world's oil supply passes through the
©2006 Fars News Agency. All Rights Reserved

Iranian mosquitoes to bite US Navy hard

14.02.2012 16:34
Iranian mosquitos to bite US Navy hard. 46606.jpeg

US Vice Adm. Mark Fox, the commander of the 5th Fleet, fears that Iran
may use mini submarines in case of the conflict in the Persian Gulf.
"They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased the
number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters.
"Some of the small boats have been outfitted with a large warhead that
could be used as a suicide explosive device. The Iranians have a large
mine inventory," he added. Fox believes that the Islamic Republic
constantly increases its naval presence in the region. Moreover, Fox
added, Iran can block the Strait of Hormuz - the water artery used to
transport nearly 40 percent of world's crude.

According to US intelligence, the Iranian Navy has ten "suicide boats."
Fox added that US troops would be able to prevent the attempts to block
the strategically important strait. However, he says that the US should
not ignore the Iranian threats. According to him, Iran's use of mini
submarines can cause very serious problems in the region, which will be
very hard to cope with for the US.

The Islamic Republic has been developing its "mosquito fleet" during the
recent years. Iran builds missile and torpedo boats, as well as the
fleet of mini subs. It is worthy of note that during the times of the
Cold War, the majority of analysts were certain that "mosquito forces"
would not be able to play an important role in global conflicts.

They particularly referred to the WWII experience saying that multiple
torpedo boats were one of the least efficient weapons. The boats were
presumably used for auxiliary missions, such as intelligence operations,
building minefield obstacles and landing commandoes.

Few positive things were said about mini submarines too. Soviet and
Western experts believed that such subs did not play a decisive role in
WWII. Small submarines were of small range for their operations, let
alone their low technical performance.

Nevertheless, fast boats and small submarines pose a serious danger to
combat vessels. It would be enough to say that there was a speedy
inflatable boat used to attack the USS Cole off Yemen in 2000.

Nowadays, the Iranian Navy has up to 1,500 speedy boats. Nearly all of
them can be used for suicide attacks.

As for the possible use of small submarines, this is a relatively new
way of struggle for Iran. The Islamic Republic owns both Iranian and
North Korean 90-110 tonnage midget subs. The Iranian subs are based on
the well-known Italian minisubs.

Konstantin Sivkov, the Vice President of the Academy for Geopolitical
Problems, said in an interview with Pravda.Ru that Iran's suicide subs
would not be as efficient as it may seem.

"The variants of the torpedoes like those used by the Japanese during
WWII proved to be inefficient. That was mostly because of low technical
characteristics. First off, they could not operate autonomously too far
from the basic forces of the navy. In addition, the equipment of such
torpedoes reduced their speed. To crown it all, if they were detected,
it was very easy to destroy them. Common submarines can fully replace
midget subs.

"Modern underwater commando forces can indeed cause considerable damage
to the enemy. However, it can only happen in case of unexpected attacks
against naval bases or against the vessels traveling at low speeds. This
is not going to work in the Persian Gulf, because the Americans defend
their bases well, and their vessels travel at high speeds. The Iranian
midget subs are slow and quite noisy.

"I'd be more concerned about common diesel-powered submarines, which
Iran has. They are known as "black holes" because of their very low
noise level. It is very hard to detect such submarines even with the
help of modern equipment," the expert said.

We would also like to mention here that the development of missile
weapons after WWII has increased the opportunities of the mosquito
fleet. The boats equipped with anti-ship missiles can obviously conduct
highly efficient attacks.

The events of 1984-1989, known as the Tanker War, showed that such
vessels could be efficient. The Iranians managed to strike more than 400
targets without the use of suicide attackers. Those were not only
tankers, but also oil rigs. They even paralyzed navigation in the
Persian Gulf for a while.

The administration of the Islamic Republic was perfectly aware of the
fact that it would not be able to have the navy comparable to that of
the US. They used the "mosquito fleet" instead. Will the Americans be
able to protect huge Saudi tankers?

Sergei Balmasov


Read the original in Russian
Дмитрий Судаков

NATO launches radar in Turkey to target Russia, Iran and Syria

18.01.2012 17:35

Turkey has recently launched the early warning radar station - a part of
NATO's missile system, which the USA has been building near Russia's
borders. The radar station will be controlled from Germany. The station
is located in the town of Malatya, which 500 kilometers to the
south-east from Ankara and some 700 kilometers from the border with
Iran. Turkish and US servicemen will serve at the object.

Turkey agreed to deploy the radar station on its territory in September
2011. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan stated back then that the
deployment of the radar in Turkey would be an important step for the
whole region.

The data from the station will be transferred to command posts in the
United States and to the ships equipped with AEGIS systems (sea-based
missile defense systems). NATO officials stated that the radar station
was deployed in Turkey in connection with the growing threat for Iran to
use small and medium range missiles in the Middle East.

Several local politicians stood up against the deployments of the
elements of NATO's missile defense system in Turkey. They believe that
the West would thus get Turkey involved in a possible conflict with

Needless to say that Iran was strongly against the deployment of the
missile defense system in Turkey. Iranian officials claimed that such a
move could only exacerbate tension in the region. Turkish officials
responded with saying that the deployment of the missile defense system
elements was not aimed against any other country.

The deployment of the radar station raised concerns among other
countries of the region indeed. The distance from the station to Syria,
for example, is a bit more than 200 kilometers. Syrian President Bashar
Assad pays a lot of attention to his missile potential. His generals are
certain that hundreds of Syrian short-range missiles would guarantee no
aggression against Syria. Syrian officials earlier stated that their
country would shower Turkey and Israel with missiles in case of

Moreover, many Syrian analysts say that the deployment of the radar
station in Turkey proves the preservation of the military alliance
between Ankara and Tel Aviv. Israel will also be receiving the data from
the Turkish radar.

Russia was not thrilled with the news either. NATO invited Russia to
take part in the project, but the talks came to a standstill. Russia
also tried to obtain legal guarantees saying that the system would not
be aimed against her, but the US refused to do it.

NATO's Secretary General Rasmussen set out a hope that the adequate
political agreement with Moscow could be achieved before the Russia-NATO
summit, which is to take place in Chicago in the spring of the current
year. However, chances for that are slim, because Russia will only be
able to play the role of a silent observer. NATO can only offer Russia
to sit and watch its strength growing.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (read article) stated in November 2011
that Russia would take a complex of measures in response to the
deployment of the missile defense system in Europe. However, Konstantin
Sivkov, the first vice president of the Academy of Geopolitical
Problems, told Pravda.Ru that Russia had practically nothing to respond
to the threat from NATO.

"As for Iskander systems, they can be used against the objects of
missile defense in Poland. Iskanders would have to be deployed either in
Russia's Kaliningrad region or in Belarus. However, it will be
impossible to hit the targets in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. The
radius of Iskander complexes is 280 kilometers. In addition, the
Americans believe that they will be able to neutralize this virtual
threat with the help of ATACMS missile complexes.

"Russia will not be able to use nuclear weapons in this situation. We
have our aviation, but I seriously doubt that the Russian combat
aviation will be able to win a battle just because of the enemy's
considerable superiority in the air.

"We can use cruise missiles. However, Russia does not have enough
vessels to patrol NATO's coasts. There are also strategic aircraft that
can launch cruise missiles and remain invulnerable to the enemy.
However, the Russian arsenal of cruise missiles is not enough either.
Our missiles can not be compared to the Tomahawks that can strike
targets at distances of up to 2,500 kilometers," the expert said.

Sergei Balmasov


Read the original in Russian
Дмитрий Судаков

The zionist menace towards Iran

Notice how nobody had any sympathy over Iranians killed by zionist
bombings, yet the zionists brainwash people into feeling sorry for them
whenever they get hit, especially when Iranians put these zionist pigs
in their place after all the harm zionists have done, see Palestine for
an excellent justification. In addition, notice how the zionists openly
back the mko, an open terror group, and the World says nothing. Also
check the video in the link below
Iranians from all walks of life, be they Soltani talab, mollah talab,
etc. realize thet the jewish community at large has stabbed us in the
back since the days of banukah esther. Nor should we forget we have
whackos like dershowitz openly calling for war with Iran in the same way
julius streicher called for extermination of jews.
Peter Khan Zendran

News - English
News numbre: 9010174668
2012-02-13 - 16:12

Analyst: US, Europe Seeking to Destabilize Region by Supporting MKO

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Pakistani analyst blasted the US and European
states' support for the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO),
and stressed that the western states are seeking to destabilize the
region by supporting the terrorist group.

In an interview with Habilian website, the official website of Iran's
Habilian Association - a human rights group formed by the families of
17,000 terror victims in Iran - Seyed Feiz Hussein Naqshbandi described
US and European supports for the MKO as "political and immoral."

He added the US seeks to create insecurity in the countries opposed to
the colonial policies of America by such measures.

Naqshbandi said that the supports of the United States and some European
countries for terrorists are aimed at "creating turmoil and turbulence
in the Middle East."

He further explained that "unity and alliance of the countries in the
region can neutralize the American efforts" to destroy the unity of the
neighboring countries.

Earlier reports said that the ringleaders of the terrorist Mojahedin-e
Khalq Organization who were under the Iraqi government's pressures to
leave the country have transferred a number of the group's members to
the European countries.

According to the report, the 200 members of the terrorist MKO who had
disappeared from the notorious Camp Ashraf in Iraq in past months have
been reappearing in European countries.

The MKO has been in Iraq's Diyala province since the 1980s.

The MKO, whose main stronghold is in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the
international community, including the United States.

The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a
number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they
slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British
terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public
support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in
the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).

The group started assassination of the citizens and officials after the
revolution in a bid to take control of the newly established Islamic
Republic. It killed several of Iran's new leaders in the early years
after the revolution, including the then President, Mohammad Ali
Rajayee, Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the Judiciary Chief,
Mohammad Hossein Beheshti who were killed in bomb attacks by MKO members
in 1981.

The group fled to Iraq in 1986, where it was protected by Saddam Hussein
and where it helped the Iraqi dictator suppress Shiite and Kurd
uprisings in the country.

The terrorist group joined Saddam's army during the Iraqi imposed war on
Iran (1980-1988) and helped Saddam and killed thousands of Iranian
civilians and soldiers during the US-backed Iraqi imposed war on Iran.

Since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the group, which now adheres to a
pro-free-market philosophy, has been strongly backed by
neo-conservatives in the United States, who also argue for the MKO to be
taken off the US terror list.
©2006 Fars News Agency. All Rights Reserved

Israel blames Iran after attacks on embassy staff
ReutersBy Dan Williams | Reuters – Mon, Feb 13, 2012


Related Content

People examine a damaged Israeli embassy car after an explosion in
New Delhi, February 13, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan SharmaEnlarge Photo

People examine a damaged Israeli embassy car after an explosion in
New Delhi, February …

Article: Iran denies role in Israeli embassy attack: envoy

Mon, Feb 13, 2012
Article: Timeline: Attacks on Jewish targets, Israelis abroad

Mon, Feb 13, 2012

Politics slideshows

Greece struggles in face of bankruptcy
40 photos - Sun, Feb 12, 2012
Santorum surges in polls
26 photos - Mon, Feb 13, 2012
'Dogs Against Romney' demonstration
6 photos - Tue, Feb 14, 2012

See latest photos »

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel accused arch-enemies Iran and its Lebanese
ally Hezbollah of being behind twin bomb attacks that targeted Israeli
embassy staff in India and Georgia on Monday, wounding four people.

Tehran denied involvement in the attacks, which amplified tensions
between two countries already at loggerheads over Iran's nuclear
program, and accused Israel of carrying out the attacks itself.
Hezbollah made no comment.

In the Indian capital New Delhi, a bomb wrecked a car taking an Israeli
embassy official to pick up her children from school, police said. The
woman needed surgery to remove shrapnel but her life was not in danger.

Her driver and two passers-by suffered lesser injuries.

Israeli officials said an attempt to bomb an embassy car in the Georgian
capital Tbilisi failed, and the device was defused.

Israel had put its foreign missions on high alert ahead of the fourth
anniversary this past Sunday of the assassination in Syria of the
military mastermind of Hezbollah, Imad Moughniyeh - an attack widely
assumed to be the work of Israeli agents.

Israel is believed to be locked in a wider covert war with Iran, whose
nuclear program has been beset by apparent sabotage, including the
unclaimed killings of several Iranian nuclear scientists, most recently
in January.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed both Iran and Hezbollah,
accusing them of responsibility for a string of recent attempted attacks
on Israeli interests in countries as far apart as Thailand and

"Iran and its proxy Hezbollah are behind each of these attacks," said
Netanyahu, who dismisses Iran denials that it is trying to develop a
nuclear weapon. "We will continue to take strong and systematic, yet
patient, action against the international terrorism that originates in

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast rejected
Netanyahu's accusation, saying it was Israel that had carried out the
attacks as part of its psychological warfare against Iran.

"It seems that these suspicious incidents are designed by the Zionist
regime and carried out with the aim of harming Iran's reputation," the
official news agency IRNA quoted Mehmanparast as saying.

Israeli officials have long made veiled threats to retaliate against
Lebanon for any Hezbollah attack on their interests abroad, arguing that
as the Islamist group sits in government in Beirut, its actions reflect
national policy.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters in Washington that the
United States had no information yet on who was responsible, adding:
"These incidents underscore our ongoing concerns of the targeting of
Israeli interests overseas."


The New Delhi blast took place some 500 meters (yards) from the official
residence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

B.K. Gupta, the New Delhi police commissioner, said a witness had seen a
motorcyclist stick a device to the back of the car, which had diplomatic
registration plates.

"The eyewitness ... says it (was) some kind of magnetic device. As soon
as the motorcycle moved away a good distance from the car, the car blew
up and it caught fire," said Gupta.

The Iranian scientist killed in Tehran last month died in a similar such
attack by a motorcyclist who attached a device to his car. No one has
claimed responsibility for that, although Iran was quick to accuse
agents of Israel and its U.S. ally.

Israel named the injured woman as Talya Yehoshua Koren, who worked at
the embassy and was married to the defense attache.

"She was able to drag herself from the car and is now at the American
hospital, where two Israeli doctors are treating her," an Israeli
Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Thailand said last month its police had arrested a Lebanese man linked
to Hezbollah, and that he later led them to a warehouse stocked with
bomb-making materials. Also last month, authorities in Azerbaijan
arrested two people suspected of plotting to attack Israel's ambassador
and a local rabbi.

In a speech on January 24, Israel's military chief of staff,
Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, accused Hezbollah of trying to carry out
proxy attacks while avoiding direct confrontation.

"During this period of time, when our enemies in the north avoid
carrying out attacks, fearing a harsh response, we are witnesses to the
ongoing attempts by Hezbollah and other hostile entities to execute
vicious terror attacks at locations far away from the state of Israel,"
Gantz said.

"I suggest that no one test our resolve."

Israel and Hezbollah fought an inconclusive and costly war across the
Lebanese border in 2006.

(Additional reporting by Krittivas Mukherjee, Annie Banerji and Arup Roy
Choudhury in New Delhi, Zahra Hosseinian in Tehran, Ori Lewis in
Jerusalem; Editing by Crispian Balmer, Mark Heinrich, Alastair Macdonald
and Kevin Liffey)

Two Iranians arrested over Bangkok bomb blasts

Last Updated: 9:36 AM, February 14, 2012

Posted: 7:07 AM, February 14, 2012

BANGKOK -- Two Iranians were arrested following three bomb blasts that
injured at least four people and the suspected bomber in Bangkok on
Tuesday, it was reported.

The first explosion took place at a house rented by three Iranian men in
the Klongton district, south of the city's center, at about 2:00 p.m.
local time, police deputy commissioner Pisit Pisutsak said.

Two of the men fled the scene, and a third man, who was injured, then
tried to take a taxi, Pisit said.

The taxi driver refused to pick up the man, so he threw a bomb, which
rolled underneath the vehicle and exploded, according to The Nation.

The man later attempted to throw a bomb at police outside the nearby
Kasem Pitthaya School, but it slipped out of his hands and blew up.

The man lost both of his legs in the blast and was taken to the
Chulalongkorn Hospital, the newspaper said.

The suspected bomber, identified by police as Saerb Morabi, was

Police arrested a second Iranian man, identified as Mohammad Hazaei, 42,
while he was waiting for a flight to Kuala Lumpur, The Nation reported.
The third suspect remained at large.

Police identified the four people who were injured in the blast as
Sinchai Boonsoongnern, Sangwal Horprasartthong, Juthatip Sajjadamrong
and Apichart Khamlue.

They said Sinchai was the taxi driver but did not release any further
details about the others.

Police later used a high-pressure water cannon to defuse another device
found inside the suspects' house, according to AFP.

Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra urged the public "not to panic"
following the attacks.

"Let the police and intelligence agencies do their work, and the public
must not panic because the perpetrator was detained," she told

The Israeli embassy is within four blocks of the explosions, and a
Jewish community center is also nearby, according to Sky News.

The attacks come a day after an Israeli diplomat's wife and three Indian
nationals were injured in a car bomb in New Delhi. The attack, along
with a separate car bomb plot against Israeli embassy staff in Georgia,
put Jewish diplomats around the world on high alert.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of being behind
the attacks, although Tehran immediately branded the accusation as
"sheer lies."

Last month, Thai police charged a Lebanese man, with alleged links to
terror group Hizbollah, of planning an attack in Bangkok. The US had
earlier issued a warning that foreign terrorists might be plotting
attacks in Bangkok.

REUTERS Cleaners sweep the road as police and forensic experts
investigate the site where a man blew himself up in Bangkok.

NEW YORK POST is a registered trademark of NYP Holdings, Inc. , , and are trademarks of
NYP Holdings, Inc.

Copyright 2011 NYP Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. Privacy | Terms
of Use

Read more:

Dershowitz: Strike on Iran legally justified

Senior jurist Alan Dershowitz says Israeli strike against Iran is
'proactive self defense'
Itamar Eichner

Jurist Alan Dershowitz, who is considered one of the world's foremost
Legal experts, believes that an Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear
facilities is legally justified, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.

Speaking before a Miami conference, Dershowitz said that Iran has taken
enough actions to justify an attack, and that military strike by Israel
is "proactive self defense."

Related stories:

'US doesn't want strike on Iran – yet'
Obama: Israel hasn't made decision on Iran

Dershowitz, who was joined on stage by Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel
Ayalon, also advised Israel "not to rely on her friends," adding that
Jerusalem must prepare a sound legal defense prior to any move against
the Islamic Republic.

The Harvard Law profession is known as an aid supporter of Israel and
has often claimed that the IDF wages the most ethical war on terror.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Foreign coinage attacked by polish practices

Last year I stumbled on this piece of information. On it's website the polish mint claims it is minting certain coins issued by Austria, Kazakhstan, China, Canada, and australia. One can see this below on the mennica polska's website
However, when one searches for legislation passed in Austria, Kazakhstan, China, Canada, and australia to allow poland to do this no such legislation authorizing poland to mint the coinage of those countries. This is nothing but counterfeitting and a blatant attack on countries that poland sees as competition in it's foreign trade.

The anti-Iranian nature of cpac

Recently the cpac convention is taking very aggressive stances against Iranians and non-christians in America.
Recently john bolton has been advocating for an attack on Iran, claiming that Iran is behind the Arab uprisings and making nonsense claims of human rights violations, and claiming that Iran should be attacked directly or indirectly by israel and Saudi Arabia, and at some of the conferences this talk is advocated. This means that the conservatives are betraying the Iranian community the same way the liberals did in 1977, and that we can trust neither left or right on the political spectrum but must depend on ourselves.
This is demonstrated in the conferences in which they claim multiculturalism is an attack on America and which imposing christian values on others is discussed. The imposition of alien values on others is what has created major problems in the Iranian community worldwide, yet when we stand up for our identity we are attacked. Few recognize the fact that imposing christian values on others has led to violence worldwide since Sassanian times, and that not being christian is still used to discriminate against others, especially in America. Few realize still that the same bigoted attitudes are being increasingly held by other religious groups, be it jewish, muslim, etc. and that once any religious group, be it christian, muslim, whatthefuckever, obtains any degree of prominence they begin to impose their values on others. Let us remember that Zarathustra taught us not to impose our ways on others, and the behavior of these religious groups is nothing short of inflammatory.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Iran menace by american military forces in Gulf region

What watson is NOT reporting is that the USS Abraham Lincoln, of mission
accomplished notoriety, has major mechanical problems from it's being
rushed to completion so it could "participate" in gulf war one and has a
seriously compromised hull, as does the USS Carl Vinson and USS
Enterprise, the former of the bin Laden notoriety, the former from
operation preying mantis notoriety. To add more insult the USS bataan,
of katrina notoriety is being sent, and it should not go without saying
as to the flimsy hull construction of US Navy Destroyers, as well as
Cruisers and Frigates, and the only ship with a solid construction is
the USS Makin Island. Essentially, america is doing everything to
provoke a fight, and doing so by sending military units which iran can
take out. Few even realize that Iran has upped it's Atack Submarine
force to 20 and has upgraded all the weapons on all six FFG's and 10
Corvettes stationed in the Gulf.
Peter Khan Zendran

US Warns Iran Not To Fight Back Against Israeli Attack

US warship remains in Strait Of Hormuz amidst simmering tensions

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, February 3, 2012

The USS Abraham Lincoln warship has remained stationed in the Strait of
Hormuz despite an Iranian threat that no more aircraft carriers should
transit the sensitive oil choke point as tensions in the Persian Gulf
continue to simmer with Washington warning Tehran it will join an
Israeli attack if Iran dares to fight back in any way.

Stratfor’s latest naval update map shows that the USS Lincoln has not
moved from its position having transited the Strait almost two weeks
ago. Similarly, the USS Carl Vinson has also remained in its position,
suggesting US Naval officials are satisfied with the strategic position
of the two warships as Israel prepares to launch an attack on Iran in
which the US could quickly become embroiled.

Click for enlargement.

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta “believes there is a strong
likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June,” reports
the Washington Post, adding that Panetta was likely told of the timing
when Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak postponed a a planned
U.S.-Israel military exercise that had been scheduled for May.

It now appears that the United States has almost finalized getting all
its ducks in a row in preparation for Israel’s assault on Iran’s nuclear
facilities. The Washington Post article makes it clear that the Obama
administration will stand by while Tel Aviv leads the attack. The US
will only become overtly involved if “Iran hits U.S. assets” or if
“Israel’s population centers were hit”.

In other words, if Iran attempts to fight back in any way, which is all
but inevitable, the US will join the attack. The Obama administration
will then think itself justified in telling the American people that the
US acted in self-defense, when in reality such a series of coordinated
events is absurdly obvious.

“I can’t say clearly enough that what the U.S. has signaled in Ignatius’ report is that if Iran is attacked, it may not strike back against its attacker,” writes Richard Silverstein. “If it does, the U.S. will rain down hellfire and damnation on it. This is frightening beyond measure. I’ve never known the U.S. to lay down such a principle which virtually assures our joining in a war against Iran. Israeli policymakers will be delighted to read these words.”

Both Washington and Tel Aviv are hoping for a repeat of Operation
Orchard, Israel’s attack on a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 that
prompted no significant retaliation from Assad’s regime. However, Iran’s
Air Force is second only to Israel’s in the region and Tehran’s surface
to air missile capability is far superior.

A third US aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is set to add even more
firepower in the 5th Fleet region after it completes a training exercise
in the Atlantic Ocean. British and French warships are also in place to
provide further back-up.

A d v e r t i s e m e n t

It has also been revealed that the nuclear submarine USS Annapolis and
the destroyer USS Momsen are likely to heading towards the Persian Gulf
in the build up to a possible attack on Iran.

The United States has sent both the Lincoln and the Vinson sailing
through the Strait in recent weeks despite Iran’s warning that any more
US warships transiting the narrow passageway would not be tolerated.
Tehran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, an act that would cause
chaos on global oil markets, has been described as a “red line” by the
United States.

The US is currently conducting its biggest naval exercises in over a
decade. The Bold Alligator joint Navy and Marine Corps exercise, taking
place off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina, is clearly geared
towards simulating a naval conflict with Iranian forces despite official
claims to the contrary.

According to Israeli intelligence outfit Debka File, the United States
has placed 50,000 troops to be ready for “any contingency” by March,
with another 50,000 on the way, on two two strategic islands at the
southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz. In addition, 15,000 troops are
also on standby in Kuwait.

Tehran is set to conduct more naval exercises in the Strait later this
month. Experts estimate that around 1,000 mines would be required to
block the 55km wide passage and that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have
already stockpiled 2,000 mines for that very purpose.


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison He is
the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host
for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

Article printed from Infowars:

URL to article: