Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Iran attacks replica US ship in military drill

Why is this president even talking to these assholes?   We should just be bombing them out of existence.

Iran attacks replica US ship in military drill

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launches a large-scale naval and air defence drill near a strategic Gulf waterway, during which a replica of a US aircraft carrier is used as a target

Iran’s armed forces launched a speedboat attack on a giant model of a US aircraft carrier on Wednesday as the Revolutionary Guard staged military exercises in the Gulf.
The aim of the drill was to practise how to sink an American carrier, at least two of which patrol the Gulf at any given time.
A helicopter and speed boat circle a damaged replica of a US aircraft carrier
Exercise “Great Prophet Nine” showed how the naval wing of the Revolutionary Guard would launch a “swarm” attack, seeking to overwhelm the carrier’s defences by dispatching numerous speedboats to converge on the vessel from all directions.
“American aircraft carriers are very big ammunition depots housing a lot of missiles, rockets, torpedoes and everything else," said Admiral Ali Fadavi, the naval commander of the Revolutionary Guard. He told state television that hitting a carrier with just one missile could trigger a “large secondary explosion”.
The exercise was carried out near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital waterway at the entrance to the Gulf. The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet is based in the nearby kingdom of Bahrain.
However, American forces believe they have little to fear from the Revolutionary Guard. The US deploys 10 nuclear-powered carriers, each one of which can embark about 80 aircraft with more striking power than the entire Iranian air force.
Commander Kevin Stephens, the spokesman for the Fifth Fleet, said the exercise had not disrupted maritime traffic. “We're quite confident of our naval forces' ability to defend themselves," he told Associated Press news agency. “It seems they've attempted to destroy the equivalent of a Hollywood movie set.”


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"Why is this president even talking to these assholes? We should just be bombing them out of existence." Why when we all know that this president is an enemy in american clothing would he even bother? And, why are americans still acting like barbarians when they condemn other countries for being barbarians and here, at home we have lots and lots of supposedly well trained police who shoot homeless or mentally ill people without ever trying to talk to them or consider that they are mentally incompetent? I think its because this joke of a president is more intent on destroying everything here rather than worrying about useless Iranian tactics against a target that isnt going to shoot back or defend itself? And come on, speed boats against a massive aircraft carrier? Are they serious? This isnt a sane article written by someone who understands military tactics, they are instead focusing on oh look at what the bloody Iranians are doing. As if this is so important? Really? What has this country come to when it wont even act like its got balls anymore.