War Drums: Iran Threatens Actions If U.S. Carrier Returns...

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    'Not in the habit of warning more than once.'

    Iran will take action if a U.S. aircraft carrier which left the area because of Iranian naval exercises returns to the Gulf, the state news agency quoted army chief Ataollah Salehi as saying on Tuesday.

    "Iran will not repeat its warning ... the enemy's carrier has been moved to the Sea of Oman because of our drill. I recommend and emphasise to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf," Salehi told IRNA.

    "I advise, recommend and warn them (the Americans) over the return of this carrier to the Persian Gulf because we are not in the habit of warning more than once," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Salehi as saying.

    Salehi did not name the aircraft carrier or give details of the action Iran might take if it returned.

    Iran completed 10 days of naval exercises in the Gulf on Monday, and said during the drills that if foreign powers imposed sanctions on its crude exports it could shut the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40 percent of the world's traded oil is shipped.

    The U.S. Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, said it would not allow shipping to be disrupted in the strait.

    Iran said on Monday it had successfully test-fired two long-range missiles during its naval drill, flexing its military muscle in the face of mounting Western pressure over its controversial nuclear programme.

    Iran also said it had no intention of closing the Strait of Hormuz but had carried out "mock" exercises on shutting the strategic waterway.

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    I hope they return, and bring with them a few more carriers, and begin carpet bombing Tehran.
     
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    I'm skeered......
     
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    No shit. I am sure the CO of the Carrier/CAG are so concerned, they're not returning to the AOR.

    LOL!!!
     
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    I wonder what will end up being the final excuse, I mean reason we go to War with Iran.



    It's scary because this is the perfect time. Republicans love blowing up a muslim filled middle east, democrats love anything their hero does, they'd thank him if he took a dump on their dinner table. The war would be almost totally unquestioned by the 2 parties and the media.
     
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    Irans just rattling sabers. They appear to be pissed about the sanctions that are going to be slapped on em.

    That is, of course, if Barry makes that decision.
     
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    The Military Industrial Complex has been planning this War with Iran for a long time. They're salivating. They would gladly blow up one of their own ships and kill their own fellow Americans if it meant War with Iran. So don't be surprised when an 'incident' happens. I know i wont be.
     
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    They were practicing their "long ranged missiles." The range was about from Toledo to Cincinnati. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    I'm with you, I think it's a coincidence all the countries we blow up have oil and we would only attack a country like Iran if we were in grave danger of being overtaken by that country. See Iraq for example, their powerful military and Saddam were a breath a way from taking over the U.S. We only go to war if we absolutely have to, as a last resort kind of thing.




    That almost hurt to type.
     
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