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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:37 AM

IRAN PLANS TO ESTABLISH NEW NAVY BASE

Source: AP

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's official news agency says the country's navy plans to establish a new base near Pakistan's border in the Sea of Oman.

The plans are part of Iranian ambitions to exert its naval power outside the Persian Gulf, including sending warships to the Mediterranean and claiming it might someday have ships in the Atlantic.

The IRNA report on Sunday quotes Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying that the base will be built in Pasabandar, about 30 kilometers (100 miles) west of Pakistani major port of Gwadar.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/iran-plans-establish-new-navy-base

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littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
davidpdx Feb 2013 #2
Alamuti Lotus Feb 2013 #3
RedstDem Feb 2013 #4
dmosh42 Feb 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #6
dmosh42 Feb 2013 #8
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #9
MADem Feb 2013 #7
bunnies Feb 2013 #10
FarCenter Feb 2013 #11

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:54 AM

1. This calls for a video

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:34 AM

2. The bases are to counter ours in the UAE

We have quite a few there.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:49 AM

3. Given the massive push towards potential aggression against them...

 

All other things aside, I would say that any efforts to increase their self defense capabilities are a prudent move at this point.

The examples of Iraq and Libya, among others, demonstrate that any attempts to disarm and act meekly before the circling sharks will only result in them being completely devoured. All pretenses about "inspections" and "disarming", with the corresponding economic terrorism in the guise of sanctions, are only aimed at softening them up before the next war.

The very real Wahhabi/Zionist threat to Iran, both operating under the aegis of US arrogance and adventurism, must be countered with strength on their part.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:17 AM

4. they should build two or three

not sure why this is news......

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:11 AM

5. We probably have good enough drone technology to make any navy obsolete! Not a problem.

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Response to dmosh42 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:40 AM

6. Iran will have drone technology very very soon.

The nice thing about arms dealers, they will sell to anyone, and drones are a huge business right now.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:05 PM

8. Yes, then the race will be on to build a defense against the 'drone technology'.

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Response to dmosh42 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:57 PM

9. followed by a race to neutralize defenses against 'drone technology'.

followed by a "better" but more expensive replacement for drone technology....
rinse, repeat..

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:55 AM

7. And outfit it iwith these.....?



That way they can keep an eye on the remnants of their Air Force.....

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:00 PM

10. Can't say as I blame them.

They have the right to defend themselves just like everyone else does.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:06 PM

11. about 30 kilometers (100 miles) -- bullshit!

100 miles is about 162 kilometers.

Using the measurement tool in Google maps, Pasabandar is about 90 km or 57 miles from Gwadar.

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