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Report: Iran Prepares Its Submarine Fleet For Blockade Of The Strait Of Hormuz


By Robert Johnson, Business Insider – “We reported a couple weeks ago that Iran was demanding all U.S. ships entering the Strait of Hormuz stop and check in with the Revolutionary Guard. Now, they’re saying that move has blockaded the Strait of Hormuz.

FARS News Agency, Tehran’s state run media outlet, announced Tehran is continuing a full blockade on all ships entering the Strait, with each undergoing inspection.

From FARS:

“The alien vessels which enter the Persian Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz always provide the needed answers and information to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) units,” Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC Naval Force Alireza Tangsiri said on Wednesday.

He further noted the deployment of a US aircraft carrier in the region, and said, “This vessel, similar to the other warships, answered all the questions asked by the IRGC Navy without any problem or making any particular move and then continued the path to its specified destination.”

The UPI reports that Iran’s fleet of 20 submarines are much on the mind of U.S. military officials as Tehran increases it’s bluster and stance in the Strait.

The submarines are seen as a danger to international tanker traffic, which ships one-fifth of the world’s oil supplies through the narrow strait every day, and to Western warships if Iran carries out its threat to close Hormuz if its oil exports are blocked.

U.S. military planners must factor in the Iranian submarine threat as the Americans, spearheaded by the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet based in Bahrain, square off for possible conflict with Iran over its contentious nuclear program. “The Iranians would not have acquired so many submarines if they did not think they would come in handy,” U.S. defense analyst Scott Charney observed in an April 9 assessment of Iranian submarine capabilities.

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  1. james
    04/23/2012 at 11:10 PM

    possible nightmare scenario?:

    iran destroys 3 usa and 1 french carrier groups stationed in the persian gulf with surprise tactical nuke strikes.

    then launches conventional war of conquest against oil rich sunni neighbors.

    america is stunned and cowed into not intervening on behalf of saudi arabia, but instead accepts a dhimmi contract offer from the victorious shias; in return for oil.

    mormon president romney declaring national emergency; leads nation in bow towards mecca! (humor injected here) ex mormon ed decker has called mormonism the american islam.

    far fetched? crazy? never happen? thoughts?

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  2. ICA
    04/23/2012 at 11:33 PM

    As of today at 11:33 pm 4/23/2012, I’d say far fetched. Iran is hesitant to initiate a confrontation, but they seem eager enough to want one.

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  3. 04/24/2012 at 12:32 AM

    I’ve wondered if there is any synergy between Islam and Mormonism – but Mormons say Jesus is “a” god, Muslims would not even go that far.

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  4. james
    04/24/2012 at 8:56 AM

    kurt,

    romney could end up being worse than obama: what choices? we have for president!

    the mormons believe that an american political leader is destined to come from them which will arise and usher in their “jesus”.

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  5. james
    04/24/2012 at 9:02 AM

    ica,

    my concern is daniel 8.4:

    I saw the ram(iran/persia) pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he(iran) did according to his will, and became great .

    when this happens, where is america in regards to protecting arabia? ‘ neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand’

    (by the way, you have a great blog! i found it by referral from jack smith)

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