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    I think they are more along the lines of targets then ships lol


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    I hate to be the guys on that ship. A podunk frigate told to tail an American fleet? No thanks...
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I hate to be the guys on that ship. A podunk frigate told to tail an American fleet? No thanks...
    I can't think of a more dangerous job at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I can't of a more dangerous job at the moment
    Unless the Iranians fire on the US fleet, there's no way that we will do anything. They're perfectly safe, and they get to beat their chests and tell the rest of the Muslim world how they stood up to the Great Satan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Unless the Iranians fire on the US fleet, there's no way that we will do anything. They're perfectly safe, and they get to beat their chests and tell the rest of the Muslim world how they stood up to the Great Satan.
    With the quality of their ships? I am shocked they haven't sunk trying to keep up with us lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Unless the Iranians fire on the US fleet, there's no way that we will do anything. They're perfectly safe, and they get to beat their chests and tell the rest of the Muslim world how they stood up to the Great Satan.

    LOL.


    You'd think they'd be happy that they will have a mine-free trade route, but as Iran probably put those mines there to begin with....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    With the quality of their ships? I am shocked they haven't sunk trying to keep up with us lol
    That may happen, at which point they will be outraged by our blatant act of war, the sinking of one of their ships by outrunning it.

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    LOL.


    You'd think they'd be happy that they will have a mine-free trade route, but as Iran probably put those mines there to begin with....
    Who else would have done it? The Saudis and Kuwaitis want the Persian Gulf to be secure. Iraq didn't, until we took out Saddam, but they didn't have a navy, at least, not one capable of dropping mines. Only Iran seeks to blockade the Persian Gulf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Unless the Iranians fire on the US fleet, there's no way that we will do anything. They're perfectly safe, and they get to beat their chests and tell the rest of the Muslim world how they stood up to the Great Satan.

    Exactly. Weather in the Arabian Gulf is no threat to a ship the size of a frigate, Hell it's rarely a threat to something the size of a charter fishing boat. Newer designs aren't necessarily faster, improvements over the past couple of decades have had more to do with armament arrangements, efficiency in terms of fuel usage at speed, and damage control arrangements particularly in applying lessons learned in the Falklands War. The only danger they are in is if they choose to do something stupid.
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