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US Navy Deploys Nuclear Submarine To Persian Gulf Amid Heightened Tensions With Iran

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The Ohio-class nuclear submarine USS Georgia along with the guided-missile cruisers USS Port Royal and USS Philippine Sea transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf, the US Navy announced on December 21.

The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia is capable of carrying up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles. The submarine can also be configured to host up to 66 Special Operations Force. If there is such a decision by the US leadership, the submarine will allow to deploy groups of saboteurs to hit targets on the Iranian coast or attack Iranian ships.

The increase of the US military presence in the Gulf comes amid tensions with Iran that reached a new height following the recent assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist near Tehran. Just on December 20, eight rockets were fired at the Us Embassy in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. The strike caused damage to buildings and cars in the area near the embassy. To repel the strike, the US military employed C-RAM air defense system, which was deployed in Iraq together with Patriot surface-to-air missiles earlier in 2020.

Expectedly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iranian-backed forces for the attack. MSM and ‘anonymous sources’ that they quote regularly express ‘concerns’ that Iran may use the anniversary of the assassination of General Qasem Solemani to conduct a symbolic attack on US interest in the region. Any kind of such attack or even the ‘possibility’ of such attack could be easily used by the Trump administration as a pretext for a new round of active actions against Iran.

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Putin Apologist

It’s an empty threat, the USS Georgia is capable of striking Iran with its 154 Tomahawk missles from well outside the Persian Gulf. In fact, the US Navy would most likely completely exit the Gulf before launching such an attack for fear of losing any of its assets to an Iranian counter strike.

Laurent Parodi

When you use submarines for real combat missions you do not publicly reveal you deployed submarines in a specific area. You lose all the benefits of using submarines.

Vox Populi

It is just for theatrics anyway and devoid of any military value. Submarines in hostile shallow depths of the Persian Gulf operating literally in an Iranian lake would be sitting ducks in the era of hyper torpedoes and missiles. US is just playing silly buggers.

Degrelle

Think about this for a second… the Persian Gulf has maximum depth of 300 feet.

Frank

Persian Gulf outside a narrow shipping channel is very shallow and will be the death knell of US navy if they tried any aggression. This is just impotent posturing from a loser Trump.

Frank

Franky, US is just a marginalized wanker, the daily rocket attacks in Iraq are forcing it to close the “embassy” and run back to the dying streets of America with its tail firmly tucked between its legs, Zionist wagging or not!

thomas malthaus

I’ll consider the article’s source as propaganda. I’m funny that way. Our subs are in the north Arabian Sea and eastern Mediterranean where they’re trying to elude Russian and Chinese subs in periodic confrontations.

The unpublicized policy is to fire sub-based missiles from there and not the Persian Gulf. I don’t believe Iran has any concerns about allies.

Arman Melkonyan

OK, Jews and Americans, You tortured and murdered 3000+ Christian Armenians with your Turkish partners. Now show us what you got. Kick some Moslem ass big time. But, but, The Mollahs are now your business partners? Haha. The Russians? They work for the same Chabad Talmudic Jews that you work for. Hey, Jews now print Federal Reserve Notes aka as FAKE and ILLEGAL “US Dollars”. You want some of that to fuck your Mexican whores, right? God bless America and Allah bless Iran. And Saudi Arabia. And Turkey. And Azerbaijan. Not.

Vox Populi

You have lost the plot mate, if you ever had one.

Vox Populi

Meaningless desperate theatrics by Trump before he is booted out. It serves no military purpose and exposes the USN to a dangerous situation in the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf.

Zaphod Braden

They are along the WRONG coastline ….. WHY and by WHOM an American President was MURDERED “We are concerned with the disturbing effects on world stability which would accompany the development of nuclear weapons capability by Israel. I cannot imagine that the Arabs would refrain from turning to the Soviet Union for assistance if Israel were to develop nuclear weapons capability–with all the consequences this would hold. But the problem is much larger than its impact on the Middle East. Development of nuclear weapons capability by Israel would almost certainly lead other larger countries, that have so far refrained from such development, to feel that they must follow suit”- John F. Kennedy. ——— under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, it is illegal for the US Government to send our tax money to any nation in possession of nuclear weapons technology that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or allow IAEA inspections. Symington Amendment: Since 1976, every single penny of “aid” to Israel money has been illegal; a crime committed by the US Government against the American people. all that money the US sends to Israel is a CRIME AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. ——- The World should insist Israel live by the standards Israel demands of others. Be judged as Ye judge others. If Israel wants to be recognized, Israel must recognize the EQUALITY and HUMANITY of ALL People. Quit calling NON-Jews SHISKA, GOYIM, GENTILE. If Israel wants Hamas to ‘repudiate’ their charter, Israel must REPUDIATE their manual of hate, the TORAH, which openly proclaims that all ‘gentiles’ should be ‘Hewers of wood, and bearers of water’ …….. for Israel. Israel must recognize the Native People’s RIGHT to a Palestinian state. Israel REFUSES to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty or open It’s NUKES to inspection, Israel should have the exact same sanctions that were put on Iran

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