Nasty surprises await warmongers in Persian Gulf

The most important thing I’ve read these last few days is the excellent article ‘Armageddon Approaches’ written by Dr Lasha Darkmoon , a cautionary piece which points the reader towards some very scary background information.
For example, according to Russ Winter of The Wall Street Examiner , Iran’s Sunburn missiles, acquired from Russia and China over the last 10 years, have the capability of creating “a world of hurt” for the US Navy’s 5th Fleet.
“The Sunburn is perhaps the most lethal anti-ship missile in the world, designed to fly as low as 9 feet above ground/water at more than 1,500 miles per hour (mach 2+). The missile uses a violent pop-up maneuver for its terminal approach to throw off Phalanx and other US anti-missile defense systems. Given their low cost, they’re perfectly suited for close quarter naval conflict in the bathtub-like Persian Gulf.”

With its 90-mile range, the Sunburn can be fired from practically any platform, including a flat bed truck, and could hit a ship in the Strait in less than a minute.

Adding this warning, Mark Gaffney says , “The US Navy has never faced anything in combat as formidable as the Sunburn missile.”

He mentions the even more-advanced SS-NX-26 Yakhonts missiles, also Russian-made (speed: Mach 2.9; range: 180 miles) deployed by the Iranians along the Persian Gulf’s northern shore.

“Every US ship will be exposed and vulnerable. When the Iranians spring the trap, the entire lake will become a killing field,”

“In the Gulf’s shallow and confined waters evasive manoeuvres will be difficult, at best, and escape impossible. Even if US planes control of the skies over the battlefield, the sailors caught in the net below will be hard-pressed to survive. The Gulf will run red with American blood.”

US Air Force ready to attack Iran: General
US Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz says the military is prepared for a possible military offensive against Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.

“We have an operational capability and you wouldn’t want to be there when we used it,” he said when asked about a 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bomb.

The general, however, refused to comment if the MOP bomb could reach underground nuclear sites in Iran.

“Not to say that we can’t continue to make improvements and we are,” he said on Wednesday.

“The bottom line is we have a capability but we’re not sitting on our hands, we’ll continue to improve it over time,” Schwartz added.

The US and Israeli officials have intensified anti-Iran war rhetoric in recent months to put more pressure on the country over its peaceful nuclear energy program.

Asked about whether Iranian nuclear sites are immune to US air power, Schwartz said, “It goes without saying that strike is about physics. The deeper you go the harder it gets.”

The general noted that the US arsenal “is not an inconsequential capability,” saying that the outcome of any preemptive attack would depend on the goal of the strike.

“What is the objective? Is it to eliminate, is to delay, is to complicate? I mean what is the national security objective. That is sort of the imminent argument on all of this,” he said.

The US, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program, using this pretext to impose sanctions against Iran and threaten the country with military attack.

Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and therefore entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.#Link

As both writers point out, the Iranians will have mapped every firing angle along their Gulf coastline. And the rugged terrain will not make detection easy.
“Shooting fish in a barrel”, but who are the fish this time?

Britain recently announced the deployment of HMS Daring, a new Type 45 destroyer, to the Persian Gulf in order to send a significant message to the Iranians because of the firepower and world-beating technology carried by this warship. A Daily Telegraph report says she has been fitted with new technology that will give it the ability to “shoot down any missile in Iran’s armory. The £1 billion destroyer also carries the world’s most sophisticated naval radar, capable of tracking multiple incoming threats from missiles to fighter jets.” Her 48 Sea Vipers can shoot down fighters as well as sea skimming missiles.

Apart from HMS Daring, Britain is believed to have at least 3 other vessels in the Persian Gulf, and more can be sent. Are they all equipped with the same world-beating technology?

Dr Darkmoon observes, “Both America and Israel are unfortunately just not ready to wage the type of warfare they prefer to wage and at which they so excel: shooting fish in a barrel. Unlike Iraq, which the warmonger neoconservatives told us would be a ‘cakewalk’ – easily conquered in six weeks – Iran is unlikely to offer its American and Israeli antagonists easy opportunities to indulge in their fish-in-a-barrel fantasies.”

The spectacle of the world’s school-yard bully, the United States, flanked by hooligan helpmates Britain, France and Canada all menacing Iran is building up to a chilling climax. If what I’m reading is correct, British ships in the bathtub of the Persian Gulf will be among the fish in the barrel on this occasion, with Iran doing the shooting. Britain’s chief hooligans, William Hague and David Cameron, could be courting disaster for the much-vaunted HMS Daring. Why are they getting us involved anyway? It’s obviously not for Britain, whose best interests are served by making friends and doing business with Iran.

No, they suffer the same delusions as their erstwhile partner in crime, the disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox and the many others in our Parliamentary establishment who have swallowed the daft idea that Israel’s enemies are Britain’s enemies. How much sense can you expect from people who are signed-up Friends of Israel – in Hague’s case since the tender age of 15?Diplomacy? What diplomacy?

As the whole world surely knows by now, the US-British track record in Iran doesn’t bear examination. And when they get on their high horse and spout about democracy everyone falls about laughing. Who overthrew Iran’s fledgling democracy in 1953? Who trashed Palestine’s democracy in 2006? Who keeps banging on about Israel being the “only democracy in the Middle East” when, actually, it’s a racist ethnocracy?

For over 30 years Britain has had no high-level diplomatic contact with Iran except for Jack Straw’s visits a decade ago. Hague won’t answer questions about the diplomatic efforts he has made, if any. In a fit of lunacy he shut down the embassy in Tehran last year and chucked the Iranians out of London, and he’s now straining at the bit to get our young men needlessly embroiled in what is essentially a nuke-bristling US/Israel quarrel with non-nuke Iran… the ulterior motive and ultimate prize being Iran’s oil.

The US hasn’t had a proper embassy in Tehran since 1979. But a few months ago it set up a virtual embassy with this sick-making address to the Iranian people .

“We have created Virtual Embassy Tehran to offer you another perspective and another source of information, so you can make up your own minds about the US, our concerns about the Iranian government’s activities at home and abroad, and our serious efforts to achieve a resolution to those concerns,”

“This website is not a formal diplomatic mission, nor does it represent or describe a real US Embassy accredited to the Iranian Government. But, in the absence of direct contact, it can work as a bridge between the American and Iranian people.”

As President Obama said earlier this year and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton affirmed in her recent VOA and BBC appearances, “You – the young people of Iran – carry within you both the ancient greatness of Persian civilization, and the power to forge a country that is responsive to your aspirations. Your talent, your hopes, and your choices will shape the future of Iran, and help light the world. And though times may seem dark, I want you to know that I am with you,”

“It is in that spirit that we launch our Virtual US Embassy Tehran. It is our Mission to the Iranian people.”

Yeah, a US mission that’s accompanied by vicious sanctions imposed with the help of gullible friends like Britain and the EU and calculated to cripple Iran’s economy and make the lives of its young people hell. The consequences for us are damaging too.

Britain’s defence chief Philip Hammond, who replaced Fox after the scandal that exposed his ‘special friend’ Adam Werritty and behind-scenes plotting with Israel against Iran, has publicly warned Iran that any blockade of the Strait of Hormuz would be “illegal and unsuccessful”.

But why escalate matters to the point where a blockade becomes likely? And why, asks Dr Darkmoon, do it for Israel anyway? “Cui bono? Iran has much more to offer America than Israel does,”

“Iran has oil in abundance, Israel has none. Iran does not hold America’s political class to ransom. Iran does not try to browbeat successive American administrations into putting Iranian interests before American ones. Iran’s dual citizens do not spy on America or sell American military secrets to Russia and China-there are no Iranian Rosenbergs or Jonathan Pollards. Iran does not coerce Americans into fighting and dying for it in foreign wars. Iran does not expect $3 billion a year in handouts, and even more in loan guarantees that never get repaid,”

“Iran would be a far greater asset to America than Israel could ever be. Israel is a liability and a burden,”

“More fool America for cuddling up to a ‘friend’ who has stabbed it in the back in the past – the Lavon affair, the USS Liberty incident, the Jonathan Pollard betrayal – and is more than likely to stab it in the back again at some time in the foreseeable future,”

“Dump Israel. That’s my advice. Before Israel sets the world on fire, taking America with it.”

The question certainly needs to be asked, she says, “What hold does Israel have over America? Is America prepared to sustain immense damage to its vital interests on behalf of an unstable and insolent ally that remains, if numerous polls are to be believed, the world’s most hated nation?”

Ask it here too. What hold does Israel have over Britain? The only people impressed by Israel are MPs and ministers whom the pro-Israel lobby has ‘groomed’ and funded, the Jewish community (though by no means all of them) and a rabble of Christian Zionists; no-one else. And no-one else wants to fight Israel’s unjust wars or help America do Israel’s dirty work.

So if Hague, Hammond and Cameron love Israel so much let them and the regime’s other admirers don uniform and flak-jacket and go play battleships in the Persian Gulf’s “bathtub” themselves. Who in their right mind would volunteer to be that trio’s cannon-fodder#Press TV

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9 Responses

  1. Conan the Destroyer says:

    The Persian Gulf is a TRAP for the West.

  2. James says:

    As bad as U.S. foreign policy over the past 50+ years seems to have been, i.e., acting as ‘Wold Cop’.. try to see it from their point of view. Not just the U.S., but W. Europe, U.K and even Russian are still today haunted by their collective inaction against Nazi Germany until a world war was inevitable.. so these countries, Russian notwithstanding as it’s governments have been near identical in their degree of criminality — criminal dictatorships.. have tried to be proactive in stamping out fledgling Nazi like regimes.. Jews were nearly exterminated as a race.. Iran, more than probably any country since WWII, bears all of the frightening characteristics of a 21st Century Nazi Germany. In your U.S. and Israel bashing (has Israel even once threaten to exterminate any other country with it’s nukes??) and Iran cheering — you might eventually get what you deserve if the U.S. does retreat from the region.. total Iranian hegemony over the Middle East and SW Asia.. with no deterrence to stop it’s Gestapo like goon squads from committing mayhem in all of YOUR countries. Carefull what you wish for…

  3. Archie1954 says:

    Great article speaking truth to power. A couple of points though. i don’t think there is an actual defense treaty between Israel and America because such treaties are usually reciprocal and Israel gets all the support it needs without having to agree to support the US in need. There is a reason the Persian Gulf has that name. A very good reason and one the US should pay heed to. It is well within the sphere of influence of Iran since the Iranian coast surrounds it on one side and the US is out of its area, being half way across the world. Sooner or later the US is going to bite of way more than it can chew and it will choke. That time is rapidly apporaching and it will be unfortunate indeed for Americans and their military. When a major power allows itself to be ruled by an insignificant state in the middle of nowhere what it suffers as a result is its own fault.

  4. GJS says:

    This article does indeed pose some very genuine & vital questions for all of us to ponder, while I am the first to give my sympathy & to say that what the Jews were put through in WW2 was horrific, criminal & totally wrong one must ask just how long does one show their sympathy, compassion & support and to what limit does it drive us to blindly back Israel no matter the reason or logic behind it.
    It is not as if since WW2 Israelis have quietly just kept to themselves & tried to live in harmony with it’s neighbours, sure there have been many minor attacks on Israel but they gave back just as badly plus some, they are far from blameless & obviously look upon Arabs & non Jews as 2nd class citizens, it is little wonder the Mid East has never truly known peace nor will it unless there is a softening in Israels thinking, it wouldn’t matter what nationality it was no-one would or should I say could just quietly accept the attitude of a neighbour like Israel has been, they are certainly NOT the innocent & alienated group they once were.
    While there is plenty of blame to go around in Arab countries & Israel the western world must review the no questions asked mentality of just immediately jumping into conflict on the whims of Israel.
    I am NOT saying for a minute we should never support them but we truly do have to make Israel realise we are not at their beck & call ready for action & as this article says it’s not just support it is the very lives of people we are talking about & we must NOT trivialise this point, a defence force is supposed to be just that, not something that’s called upon to do the bidding of others that sometimes don’t even try to resolve their disputes or concerns before calling for war.
    War has become so entrenched in mankinds logic now it is frightening to think that many powerful people push for conflict because of the colossal amount of money involved to be made, it’s really pitiful that some put this far ahead of any or the amount of deaths & disabilities that war causes.
    It’s an old cliche but we have come to a crossroads & the decisions we make in 2012 will dictate our future or our demise, surely the powers that be will give this very real problem the close scrutiny & logic it demands because the alternative will see no winners only losers !

  5. buff24seven says:

    great article i think it is time for iran to put the Zionist in there place once and for all.

  6. GoneWithTheWind says:

    There is something to be said for this point of view. The fleet and especially a carrier does not belong in such a tight spot. I hope our navy puts the safety of our military and assets ahead of everything else. That being said it would actually be better for Iran to accept an attack on their nuclear facilities with little or no actual fighting or followup. If they were to fire these at our ships and if they were to get lucky and destroy a carrier and a few cruisers then it would be all out war with massive destruction to Iran. I do understand that Iran’s religious leaders actually want this but I suspect most of their people do not. It is better to let sleeping dogs and sleeping giants lie…

  7. Dave Palfrey says:

    I have watched with interest the deployment of the respective forces in and around the Persian Gulf . sure there is going to be a shooting war sometime in the near future and one of the most vulnerable weapons will be Submarines of the forces of Fascism and Iran. if only because of the shallowness of the Gulf !! . One hears of Israel and American sending in their subs and other military units But I read in recent times that Iran is sending theirs out of the Gulf and into the wider Oceans . I rather think that the forces of Fascism had better be looking to their own doorsteps . particularly the GOM / Red sea and The Gulf of Aden . Oil rigs are particularly vulnerable ?? and so are oil tankers !!

  8. Dave Palfrey says:

    Much is written about the upcoming attack by the Fascist governments of the US/Israel and the rest of the evil mob of Europe . Much is written and predicted about attacks and Iran’s response to such attacks. will the Gulf become the blood bath of the American fleet and the Israeli air attacks .I sincerely hope so!! If only because they deserve it . The pain and destruction that these evil bastards have inflicted on the people of the ME make them worthy of the coming death and pain that will be inflicted on them . Sadly Iran may win the first battle but it will lose the war . The Zionist/Jew AIPAC organisation of the US will ensure that their puppets [ the goy’s] will keep throwing their sons and daughters into the fray until they prevail . How many will die is anyone’s guess. I do know that Iranian deaths will far exceed the followers of Satan . But . One can only hope that enough of the Satanists will die to make them think twice about attacking countries that have done nothing to them . If there is a God let him protect the people of Iran .

  9. Michael Cook says:

    As far back as recorded human history goes the Middle East has been at the heart of many of the worlds problems. From it all other empires have been formed as it has spread its tentacles across the globe to suppress and conquer. That magnetic heart of the planet has a magical hold on all else that is called this world. Its influence be it good and bad has left no part of the earth untouched. Its influence of religion has filled the earth, with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For what other place can hope to compare with Jerusalem, the Pyramids, the infamous Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and all other historical landmarks that make the Middle East this beacon of global influence. To add to all that, it is has most of the worlds most precious resource, OIL. We now have clashes of the three most powerful Religions on the Planet, all of them which originated from this millenial melting pot, the Middle East. Political, Financial, and Religious interests are all involved here, making it into a time bomb that surpasses what preeceded world wars, one and two. The three most powerful forces on the planet, Politics, Finance, and Religion coming together in great hostility, in the heart of all that is mans past and present history, is powerful evidence that the scene is being set for the greatest war in mans existence on this planet earth. All that is man, and all that has motivated man, and all that is the origin of man, the Middle East. It is Ironic, yet fitting that this great catastrophy which the discerning can see coming, should come together in this frighteningly poetic way. The cradle of man, the Middle East, is about to become his tomb. How prophetic.

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