Saturday, February 08, 2014

Iran says warships headed close to US borders (AP)

IRNA quoted Haddad as saying the fleet is approaching U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to U.S. naval deployments near its own coastlines. The U.S. Navy's 5th fleet is based in Bahrain, just across the Persian Gulf.

This may not be a story at all, but I give Politicollision huge kudos for providing this good intel that somehow slipped through government control of the mainstream media. On Politicollision, it was mentioned that once "their patrols become routine, will an E.M.P. attack from Iran follow..." That is not a stretch. In various EMP attack scenarios that I've come across, either Iran or North Korea (or both) would launch missiles from ships just off the East or West coasts (or both) that would carry a nuclear payload meant to be detonated high enough in the atmosphere over America, that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) would knock out our power grid, along with anything with computer chips, including our cell phones, vehicles, microwave ovens...

And now, Iranian naval vessels are going to be near our Eastern coastline? Will our mainstream press ask the administration for information regarding possible defensive actions? I highly doubt another word about it will ever be mentioned in any of the MSM.  That will not be because the U.S. military does not want to give away any secrets about our military response.  Heck no! The lack of further stories about this situation will be more from the seemingly typical apathy by BOTH the MSM press and the Obama administration.

That's just my opinion, but I think the story should jump out at you. In the various scenarios I think most of us have heard about, the possibility of an EMP weapon being launched that could reach the North American continent seemed to be dependent on a shorter range than Iran or North Korea were capable of doing from their homelands.

Regardless if the naval vessels from Iran mentioned in this story are capable of launching high altitude rockets or not, it could always be just a test run to see how close their vessels could get to us without a military response. And, well, that is a test on Obama's resolve to keep us safe. Just sayin'...

Iran says warships headed close to US borders
From AP

Feb 8, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time, a senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday.

The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, said the vessels have already entered the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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