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    This will be a problem. Copyright issues.

    IRAN BUILDING MOCK U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER

    From the New York Times: “Intelligence analysts studying satellite photos of Iranian military installations first noticed the vessel rising from the Gachin shipyard, near Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf, last summer. The ship has the same distinctive shape and style of the Navy’s Nimitz-class carriers, as well as the Nimitz’s number 68 neatly painted in white near the bow. Mock aircraft can be seen on the flight deck.

    “The Iranian mock-up, which American officials described as more like a barge than a warship, has no nuclear propulsion system and is only about two-thirds the length of a typical 1,100-foot-long Navy carrier. Intelligence officials do not believe that Iran is capable of building an actual aircraft carrier…
    “Whatever the purpose, American officials acknowledged on Thursday that they wanted to reveal the existence of the vessel to get out ahead of the Iranians. Navy and other American intelligence analysts surmise that the vessel, which Fifth Fleet wags have nicknamed the Target Barge, is something that Iran could tow to sea, anchor and blow up — while filming the whole thing to make a propaganda point, if, say, the talks with the Western powers over Iran’s nuclear program go south.”

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    Target practice for their Kilo-class AIP subs?

    They're much more advanced than the Swedish sub HMS Gotland which blew USS Ronald Reagan out of the water a while ago.
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    Interesting


    The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia.

    Brzezinski, who was the main proponent of this idea and who drew up the blueprint for imperial expansion in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy.

    Naturally, in a short 1,500-word article, Brzezniski can’t cover all the challenges (or threats) the US might face in the future. But it’s clear that what he’s most worried about is the strengthening of economic, political and military ties between Russia, China, Iran, Turkey and the other Central Asian states. This is his main area of concern, in fact, he even anticipated this problem in 1997 when he wrote Chessboard. Here’s what he said:

    “Henceforth, the United States may have to determine how to cope with regional coalitions that seek to push America out of Eurasia, thereby threatening America’s status as a global power.


    The Obama administration’s reckless foreign policy, particularly the toppling of governments in Libya and Ukraine, has greatly accelerated the rate at which these anti-American coalitions have formed. In other words, Washington’s enemies have emerged in response to Washington’s behavior. Obama can only blame himself.


    Unfortunately, Brzezinski’s more cautious approach is not likely to be followed by presidential-favorite Hillary Clinton who is a firm believer in imperial expansion through force of arms. It was Clinton who first introduced “pivot” to the strategic lexicon in a speech she gave in 2010 titled “America’s Pacific Century”. Here’s an excerpt from the speech that appeared in Foreign Policy magazine:



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    Trump has "put Iran on notice" over the recent missile test.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/w...pgtype=article
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    The "US Coalition" is carrying out naval exercises in the Gulf and has fired a warning shot at an Iranian vessel.

    http://www.wsj.com/video/uss-thunder...ng_now_video_5
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    Seeing how close this "Islamic Revolutionary Guard" patrol boat got, I'm surprised they didn't blow it out of the water, you never know with them fellas. Apparently the incident was filmed from USS Vella Gulf, a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser and sister ship of the infamous USS Vincennes which shot down Iran Air 655 in 1988.

    And we should be grateful for the Americans protecting the maritime shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz, soon LNG tankers from the region will supply the ginormous new gas terminal in the Shannon Estuary.
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    Seeing how close this "Islamic Revolutionary Guard" patrol boat got, I'm surprised they didn't blow it out of the water, you never know with them fellas.



    Apparently the incident was filmed from USS Vella Gulf, a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser (a sister ship of the infamous USS Vincennes which shot down Iran Air 655 in 1988).

    And we should be grateful for the Americans protecting the maritime shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz, soon LNG tankers from the region will supply the ginormous new gas terminal in the Shannon Estuary.
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