Iran is getting ready. Obama is prepared to do nothing, while Ron Paul thinks these mad mullahs should have nukes.
World U.S. Naval Commander: Iran Has ‘Suicide’ Boats Outfitted With ‘Large’ Warheads The Blaze
Iran is preparing boats for use in possible future suicide attacks, according to the commander of U.S. naval forces in the Persian Gulf. Reuters reports:
“They have increased the number of submarines … they increased the number of fast attack craft,” Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters. “Some of the small boats have been outfitted with a large warhead that could be used as a suicide explosive device. The Iranians have a large mine inventory.”
“We have watched with interest their development of long range rockets and short, medium and long range ballistic missiles and of course … the development of their nuclear programme,” Fox, who heads the U.S. Fifth Fleet, said at a briefing on the fleet’s base in the Gulf state of Bahrain.
Iran now has 10 small submarines, he said.
Military experts say the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet patrolling the Gulf – which always has at least one giant supercarrier accompanied by scores of jets and a fleet of frigates and destroyers – is overwhelmingly more powerful than Iran’s navy.
At the same time, after the experience of al-Qaeda’s 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole in a Yemen port using a small bomb-laden boat, the military needs to be on guard. Seventeen American sailors were killed in that attack. The admiral was asked if the Navy was prepared for an Iranian attack in the Persian Gulf: