Iranian warships en route to US maritime border

Iranian warships en route to US maritime border, Times of Israel, February 18, 2014

Iranian admiral says deployment of ships to North Atlantic meant to send a message to Washington

Iranian warshipIllustrative photo of an Iranian warship in the Strait of Hormuz (photo credit: Alex Hicks, Wikimedia Commons)

A senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday that his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to US maritime borders for the first time.

The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying that the vessels have already begun the journey to the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa.

“Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” the semi-official Fars News Agency quoted him saying.

According to Fars, Iran dispatched several warships to the North Atlantic.

Iranian officials, announcing plans for the venture last month, said that the fleet consisted of a destroyer and a logistic helicopter carrier, and that it would be on a three-month mission.

Haddad said the fleet is approaching US maritime borders for the first time. The Islamic Republic considers the move as a response to US naval deployments near its own coastlines. The US Navy’s 5th fleet is based in nearby Bahrain.

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15 Comments on “Iranian warships en route to US maritime border”


  1. Let’s remind ourselves what the Shi’a Twelvers of the Hujetieh group believe in:

    Bernard Lewis:

    There is one other point, which I think I will mention if you would allow me, and that is what I would call the apocalyptic aspect. In Islam, as in Judaism , as in Christianity, there is a scenario for the End of Time. When the final battle takes place between the forces of good and the forces of evil, of which for Christians, Jews and Muslims alike means between us and them, the us being differently defined and them being more or less the same. In the Muslim view, no, let me correct that, in the view of a certain section within the Iranian leadership, it is not by any means unanimous, that time is NOW. For a group called the Hujtieh whose main leader is Ahmadinejad, the apocalyptic time has come. The Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah is already here. The final battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil has already begun.

    That is extremely important for another, not immediately related reason. That is the question of Iran’s nuclear weapon. The Soviet Union had nuclear weapons right through the Cold War, but neither side used them because both sides were aware that if either one did the other would do the same and this would lead to mutual destruction – MAD as it was known at the time. Mutual assured destruction was the main deterrent preventing the use of nuclear weapons by the Soviets For most of the Iranian leadership MAD would work as a deterrent, but for Ahmadinejad and his group with their apocalyptic mindset mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement and they believe that the End of Time has come, the final battles are already beginning and the sooner the better, so that the good can go and enjoy the delights of paradise and the divine brothel in the sky and the wicked, that means all of us here, will go to eternal damnation.

    http://madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2012/05/why-are-bernard-lewiss-views-on-mad.html

  2. wingate Says:

    If you dont have ICBM’s, you ship your missiles to the enemy coast and launch them from the sea……..I consider the USA a very unsafe place, this as a result of the hostile politics of the present illegal US government towards Israel. Mr Kerry has been warned by a group of Rabbis – this warning goes also for the USA as a nation : ” He who curses Israel will be cursed !” There is pay day around the corner for the anti Israeli politics of the present illegal US government…….
    stay away or leave the USA !

    • Louisiana Steve Says:

      Leave the USA? No where to go. Got a spare room WG?

      • wingate Says:

        Steve – our house is yours and we would love to have you as our guests – really ! You probably realized – i’m frustrated and angry about the US government pushing Israel into the corner…..Our government isnt better at all – but the difference between the US and our place is that the USA is a key player / a superpower which could steer the boat in a different direction if they would like to do so. I do have the urgent impression that we are living in a very special time and that things could change dramatically at any time. I really think that the US is in great danger ( on one hand because the present Administration/president wants it like that/ on the other hand I feel that God is really mad at the present US politics with Israel and that this could mean more troubles for the USA ). The iranian leadership is totally mad and the US should really be on guard. I used to be a great fan of the USA and do have really great friends there….but I think that people like the present WH gang are about to destroy this once great nation…..Woe,woe to the western world if America falls, therefore I really hope that the true Americans take their nation back fast before its too late…(martial law, FEMA camps etc. ) May the God of Israel strenghten and help
        the true Americans like you, Steve……

        • Louisiana Steve Says:

          Thanks WG. It would be a real pleasure to meet you and your fine family. As for me , I share your frustration. For now, I’ll hang tight and retreat back into the swamp if and when the SHTF. :wink:


  3. please!!! this move by the mullah’s military strategists has to be a shallow, transparent charade-type show of belligerence.. seriously, who in their right mind would entertain the delusion of this puny persian fwould take on a US Navy aircraft carrier battle group?

  4. CARLOS LIZARRAGA Says:

    Just one hunter attack sub from the USN can take out that fleet that is heading towards the U.S. waters.However,their threat cannot be underestimated.They can inflict damage to the civilian population civilian centers.

    • wingate Says:

      I suppose it is possible to load a launcher for a nuclear armed missile on the iranian supply ship on its way to the US coast, and there was plenty of discussions about a NEMP attack on the USA. So I think it would be wise to send this iranian ” fleet ” either home or to the bottom of the sea……When Hitler became activ, a lot of people didnt take this monster serious – dont let the iranian monsters repeat history !

      • Louisiana Steve Says:

        Good point.

      • Justice for israel Says:

        Dont be silly wake up you couldn’t even launch a drone the west coast has its air defenses covered to excess,one nuke is useless you need at least a 100 to have any impact whatsoever,the only viable purpose of irans expedition to oblivion is to land special forces for sabotage missions thats the only capability they have end of stop talking crap about something you know nothing about,the Iranians are a ancient culture with a highly developed creativity and are master chess players,do not treat them like morons as they are not very calculating in fact look at the hoops they have obama jumping through,and for fucks sake stop reading wnd the tripe and fiction they publish will give you a breakdown

  5. Wendy Lee Says:

    Humans don’t determine the end of times, only God does that. Last time I checked, it was written in the Bible. My question is, who changed the Bible when God said not to?

  6. tom Says:

    if Reagan or G Bush was in office those war ships will be on the bottom of the ocean when they came near the US coast . but obozo might give them a ticket tape parade

  7. John Prophet Says:

    “Iran’s military fleet ” BWAAAAAAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!


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