Iranian warships coming to Mediterranean and Red Seas
ess than 24 hours after the breakdown of its
nuclear dialogue with the six world powers in Istanbul, Iran announced
plans Sunday, January 23, to send a fleet of warships, including a home-made
destroyer, on operational and intelligence-gathering missions to the Red Sea and
on to the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal. Parts of the fleet will in fact
be deployed in the three waters around Israel's southern and western shores.
It is a rapid response to the arrival of the USS
Enterprise carrier with a strike group carrying 6,000 sailors and marines
and 80 warplanes in the Mediterranean at the end of last week on its way to the
Arabian Sea opposite Iran. British ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's call on the
West to stop apologizing and react to Iran with force was not lost on the rulers
of the Islamic Republic.
The Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari
spoke of three or four vessels including Iran's first home-made destroyer,
Jamaran, with back-up operational units standing by for urgent support missions.
His deputy, Rear-Admiral Gholam Reza Bi-Gham said the deployment would last
about a year and at some future time, long-distance submarines would join the
Iran recently purchased three Kilo class submarines
from Russia and is using them in the Persian Gulf. For two years, Iranian
military shipyards have been building miniature submarines, war ships and
fast assault craft. Most Western naval give them low ratings in performance
especially in view of their outdated electronics. However, if deployed in
support of the warships assigned to the Mediterranean and Red Seas, those
mini-submarines and assault craft could be extremely troublesome and give plenty
of headaches to American, Israel and Egyptian naval commanders
Editor's Note: It is self evident
that Iran is positioning their naval forces for an all out war with Israel, and
they clearly recognize they will be in combat with American and European naval
forces in the region. These forces presently include the Israeli and Egyptian
assets mentioned in the above news, but also include the French and German
military which is positioned nearby due to the Iranian modeled revolution which
just occurred in Tunisia.
Although military analysts rank these
"mini subs" as antiquated, perhaps this would be a good time to remind the world
of the tactical mindset of the Iranian military. During the 8 year long war with
Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Iran commonly utilized suicide bombers,
promised a place in Allah's heaven, to destroy multi-million dollar hardware
such as tanks and artillery emplacements.
It's hardly implausible to think these
Iranian manufactured mini subs don't need the expensive electronics required to
be state of the art, as Iran has plenty of martyrs to field suicide missions.
Furthermore, If a suicide bomber is willing to die to kill 200 of the enemy with
conventional explosives, why not kill 2 million with a nuclear device -- the
very capability that is stirring the conflict in the first place.
The fact is, all these steps have been
thought out and planned for a very long time, and the fact that it is prophesied
that Iran will lose this conflict is little solace, for in the process, the
prophets also tell of a great world power that will receive a "deadly
wound" -- an event that will very likely occur before the year is out.
For more on what is about to occur, see
the short video on
The Armageddon Script.