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:eek:US masses naval-air-marine might in Arabian Sea opposite India, Pakistan, Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

December 1, 2008, 9:18 AM (GMT+02:00)


USS John Stennis carrier
Three US aircraft carriers with strike groups, task forces and nuclear submarines have piled up in the waters of the Arabian Sea opposite the shores of India, Pakistan and Iran, and in the Persian Gulf.

DEBKAfile's military sources report that the US began massing this formidable array of floating firepower at the outset of the Islamist terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai last Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Tehran responded typically with a threat of retaliation should the Americans decide to use the Mumbai terrorist attack to hit Iran.

It is more likely, according to our military sources, that the Americans are on the ready in case the rising tensions between India and Pakistan over the New Delhi's charge of Pakistani involvement in the Mumbai atrocity explodes into an armed clash on their border.

This is indicated by the units now deployed:

1. the USS John C. Stennis, which carries 80 fighter-bombers and 3,200 sailors and airmen and leads a strike group..

This carrier joins two already there, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which patrols the northern Arabian Sea, part of whose strike group cruises opposite Iran's southern coast; and the USS Iwo Jima, which carries a large marine contingent on board.

2. New to these waters, according to DEBKAfile's military sources, is the Destroyer Squadron 50/CTF 55, which has two task forces: Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) for strikes against warships and the rapid deployment of marines to flashpoint arenas; and Mine Countermeasures Division 31, which stands ready to prevent New Delhi or Islamabad from mining the Arabian Sea routes connecting their ports. Those routes are vital waterways for US marine traffic supporting the war in Afghanistan.

3. To manage this armada, the command and control vessel, USS Mount Whitney, has been brought over from the Mediterranean.

4. Four nuclear submarines.

The arrival of the southwest Asian marine patrol carrier Stennis and the Mount Whitney to the Arabian Sea opposite Iran's shores set alarm bells ringing in Tehran. Our Iranian sources note that the Islamic republic's rulers remember that after al Qaeda's attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, the Americans did not only invade Afghanistan, but also Iraq and they fear a similar sideswipe.

The Iranian chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Ataoallah Salehi sounded a warning when he stated Sunday, Nov. 30: The "heavy weight" of enemy warships provides the Iranian side with an ideal opportunity for launching successful counter-attack.
 

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Iran to hold large-scale naval drills in Gulf of Oman

16:44 | 01/ 12/ 2008

TEHRAN, December 1 (RIA Novosti) - Iran is to hold on December 2-7 a large-scale naval exercise involving over 60 warships in the Gulf of Oman, Iranian television reported on Monday, citing the navy commander.

"Over 60 combat vessels will take part in the exercise, codenamed Ettehad-87, in the Gulf of Oman," Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

The four-stage exercise will involve destroyers, missile boats, submarines, helicopters, fighters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

"The goal of the exercise is to improve the combat readiness of the Iranian navy to counter potential external threats and to test modern weaponry developed by the Iranian defense industry," the admiral said.

Sayyari confirmed last week the delivery of two new domestically-built missile boats, Kalat (Fortress) and Derafsh (Flag), as well as a Ghadir-class light submarine to the Iranian navy.

Iran has launched a domestic weapons procurement campaign aimed at improving its defense capabilities and has announced the development of 109 types of advanced military equipment over the past two years.

Tehran has conducted several high-profile war games this year, while promising to strike back hard against in the event of any attack, including closing off the Strait of Hormuz, through which over 25% of world oil passes.

There has been continued speculation that the United States or Israel might launch air strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. Washington and Tel Aviv have consistently refused to rule out the possibility of military action against Iran over its refusal to halt its controversial nuclear program. Iran says it needs the program for peaceful power generation.

[link to en.rian.ru]
 

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Ah....and the purpose for the "terrorist" attacks in India becomes clearer...
Yes, they have all the pieces in place. This is not going to be something like 9-11. This will be the begging of the cataclysm that will birth the NWO out of the ashes of the old world.
 

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Anybody remember that movie that came out during the cold war? A Russian & American war ship was playing cat and mouse. I beleive the American war ship lit the Russian up with a nuke. Sounds like it could happen for real.
 

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Seems tension is very high in that region right now. Could very easily lead to someone making a "mistake". It does look like there will be a new conflict in the near future, and it will cost us all dearly.

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yep

It will all come to nothing.
It will all come to nothing, because what ever happens is all about greed, ego, and fear all combined. We do not need wars, we need more shrinks to figure out the human mind. All these nations strutting their stuff. Whoopi Goldberg had it right. She commented on how much all these weapons and stuff look like phallic symbols:xeye:
 

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It does look like there will be a new conflict in the near future, and it will cost us all dearly.
Unless we stayed out of it and let them all destroy eachother!:eek:Imagine that. Ya right, in my dreams:eek::
 

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Not a dream

Unless we stayed out of it and let them all destroy eachother!:eek:Imagine that. Ya right, in my dreams:eek::
We could just refuse to buy oil from them and have a high speed transit system? Very highly efficient cars and totally not depend on them. They could drink their oil. suntan with it or what ever for all I care! Oh yeah, I woke up,, the oil companies want us to fight. Let's go USA rah rah rah !!!!
 
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