web analytics
September 2, 2014 / 7 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Iran Rattles Saber At US in Strait of Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz

Photo Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

“In many ways,” Rue explained, “the origins of Iran’s naval buildup stem from embargoes that the U.S. slapped on Tehran during its war with Iraq, more than two decades ago. Since then, Tehran has sought what it calls ‘self-sufficiency.’”

“In 2010, the IRIN put its first domestically manufactured traditional surface combatant, the Mowj class destroyer, to sea. Tehran has also built four Combattante II class guided missile patrol boats. In August 2010, it expanded the Peykaap/Tir class line, a fast-attack craft capable of carrying anti-ship cruise missiles and hitting a cruising speed of 55 knots. The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence says that these programs ‘demonstrate Iran’s ability to produce mid- to large-size ships” and “will likely be followed by others.’”

In an act of defiance towards American naval hegemony in the Gulf, Iranian naval commander Habibollah Sayyari stated in September that  “like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine borders.”

However, security journalist and blogger Michael Peck noted, “the Iranian Navy isn’t about to shell Cape Cod.”

Iranian missile boats do not have the range to reach the United States and return, he explained. However, Iranian submarines are within range of vital American interests and allies, including Saudia Arabia and Israel, worrying many in the region.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Iran Rattles Saber At US in Strait of Hormuz”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Candy-laden bulletin board greets children on their first day of school in the lobby of an Efrat apartment building. Sept. 1, 2014.
The message reads:
"To our dear children ... may it be a year of fun and happiness in your studies." 
Did You Know September 1 is an Israeli National Holiday?
Latest Indepth Stories
0.5-Shekel-hatasham-RJP

The War projects to lower Israel’s 2014 GDP 0.5% but will have little influence on foreign investors

The_United_Nations_Building

It is in the nature of the Nations of the World to be hostile towards the Jewish People.

champions

Hamas and Islamic Jihad are actually fighting to “liberate Jerusalem and all Palestine.”

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz reviewing maps on the Golan Heights.

The bad news is that ISIS and Al Qaeda are on the Syrian Golan. The good news is that every terrorist in Syria is killing each other.

The congregants, Ethiopians spanning generations, were beaming with joy and pride.

The withdrawal from the Gaza Strip nine years ago did not enhance Israel’s security.

How does a soldier from a religious home fall in love with a soldier from a non- religious kibbutz?

In 19th century entire ancient Jewish communities fled Palestine to escape brutal Muslim authorities

Responsibility lies with both the UN and Hamas, and better commitments should have been demanded from both parties in the ceasefire.

But the world is forever challenging our Jewish principle and our practices.

If this is how we play the game, we will lose. By that I mean we will lose everything.

Reportedly, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have formed a bloc that seeks to counter Islamist influence in the Middle East.

One wonders how the IDF could be expected to so quickly determine the facts.

While there is no formula that will work for everyone, there are some strategies that if followed carefully and consistently can help our children – and us – gain the most from the upcoming school year.

More Articles from Eric Schulenberg
Red Cross

Members of terror group’s political echelon had been hiding from law in Red Cross compound.

EU Rep to PA and UNRWA Comissioner-General near Bethlehem in Judea

The European Union, fearful that the “window for the two-state solution is rapidly closing” has decided to skirt Israeli building regulations in Area C of Judea and Samaria.

Anglo political party threatens to bow out of municipal council if measures are not taken to prevent hostility between citizens – recommend a dialogue group of influential rabbis.

Following imposition of new sanctions regime, Islamic Republic threatens American navy.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/iran-rattles-saber-at-us-in-strait-of-hormuz/2012/01/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: