Iran’s secrets for pulling off sneak attacks: Surprise, precise weapons, a new cruise missile
Four secret assets account for Iran’s success in pulling off half a dozen attacks on US allies in the past month, peaking in the sabotage of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, June 13. Those assets are listed by DEBKAfile’s military sources
The element of surprise: Before the four tankers were sabotaged on May 12 and 14 outside the UAE port of Fujairah, no intelligence agency, whether American, Gulf Arab or Israeli, suspected this attack was coming. Intelligence data spoke of Iran activating Shiite militias to attack US military bases near the Syrian-Iraqi border, whereas four of the six hits until now targeted Gulf oil facilities and none aimed at US military targets.
Tehran managed to keep its plans hidden from the eyes of hostile spy agencies and catch them all by surprise.
High professional standards of operation: Iranian marine and special forces units assigned to these attacks were highly proficient. Attaching limpet mines to the hulls of four tankers (in May) and detonating them in precise order, undetected by US or other forces present in the region, called for top military skills. The same applied to the rockets, which were precisely guided to explode at a point close to the US embassy in Baghdad without damaging the building. It achieved its exact purpose, which was to avoid causing harm while warning the Americans that trouble was ahead. The rockets aimed at Israeli military positions on the Hermon were likewise programed to be harmless.
The escalating stages: The initial attacks caused no casualties and no irreversible damage to the four tankers opposite Fujairah port. The next strikes against Saudi oil pipeline pumping stations delayed the flow through the east-west pipeline but the damage was quickly repaired. However, the June 13 attack on the two supertankers which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman was a dangerous escalation. Whereas Iranian soldiers were caught on video removing an unexploded limpet mine from the Japanese Kokuka Courageous to remove the evidence, witnesses aboard the tanker denied that the explosion was caused by mines and claimed it was caused by “flying objects.”
This incident is under investigation. Military experts maintain that whether it was caused by magnetic mines or a torpedo, the explosive must have been planted by saboteurs on fast boats or mini submarines, which crept up to the tankers undetected by the US, British or French warships patrolling this key international oil route. –
Precise weaponry: All the weapons the Iranians have used hitherto have operated faultlessly, none missing their mark. DEBKA Weekly’s military sources note that until now, no one had appreciated that Iran was in possession of a weapon systems capable of hitting a target with only a 1.5-meter margin of error. It was first discovered on Wednesday, June 12, when Yemeni Houthi rebels fired Iran’s new Soumar cruise missile at the southwestern Saudi airport of Abha, directly hitting and destroying the control tower. This incident revealed that Iran had delivered this cruise missile to the Yemen rebels, or components for assembling it, so crossing another red line. The worry in the US and Israel now is that Tehran may now decide to arm its Lebanese proxy, Hizballah with the precise Soumar cruise missile, which carries half a ton of explosives and has a range of up to 2,500 kilometers.
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Maybe your Saudi Arabian friends should stop bombing the poorest country in the hemisphere.
Success Today does not always end up as Success for Tomorrow. If Oil Prices keep Climbing American Fracking and Farming just go up Higher!
Actually oil prices collapsed , and created actual loss of billions for oil quotes , but also made currencies in Europe going up to daily super high and falling low to super lows erasing billions in capital in all related markets .Anti thesis –go figure fracking that is stupidity in making , in the lowest quality of production in existence.
The Largest Oil Field in the World is now Texas Again, and Fracking companies can Operate under $50 Oil going to $30 and the Amount of Oil broke OPEC Reign on setting Prices. This increase due to Tanker Attacks is welcomed in USA as well. And just like before in the 1980s will go for a while making more Money for Russia, Gulf States, and America. While Iran will be under Sanctions and soon their Facilities will be attacked and its Economy already weaken is collapsing.
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iran batı avrupa ülkeleriyle rusyayla hint-avrupa dil ailesinden halkları akrabadır
iran batı avrupa ülkeleriyle rusyayla hint-avrupa dil ailesinden akrabadır
ey israil medyası yere girsin sizin sürekli iran algınız halbuki iran imparatorlukları israil yahudilerini hep kurdu tarihte sürekli irana oyun peşindesiniz
rusya batı avrupa ülkeleriyle hint-avrupa ailesinden akraba farsi parsi sanskrit peştu dari lor urdu melez halklardır
israil zamanında ıraka ve suriyede nükleer santrallere yaptığı saldırların hesabını er yada geç verecektir çünkü saddam zamanında ırak ve suriyenin nükleer güç olmasının sebebi işgalci emperyalistlere karşı caydırıcı olmaktı ama israil buna engel oldu abd nato ingilizler ruslar suriye ve ırakı işgal ettiler
iran part imparatorluğu döneminde arami halkı korumuştur ve aramice resmi dil olarak kullanmıştır iran ve israil kardeştir
Evil People are truly never alive in this world and certainly not the next!
Agree, Evil will not prevail and brings its self-destruction. Iran knows they can’t dominate. So, Iran will disrupt, but over time that comes back still on them. America Oil will be in bigger demand and setting Oil Well now just takes Days not Months. Global Powers will turn to America sooner not later.
yere girsin sirailin sürekli irana sataşmasına
iran batı avrupa ülkeleriyle rusyayla hint-avrupa dil ailesinden akrabadır benzer ırktır
The Worldwide Annoyance is Iran and are the Shiia as well!
go f yourself Obama Hussein relative
israil eğer ortadoğuda belasını arıyorsa allahından bulsun israil allah hakkıyla hüküm verendir şüphesiz er yada geç israil ad semud firavun med yahudi kavmi inkarcıları gibi ettiğini bulacaktır
what language is this?
They are writing in PIG Latin AKA turkish.
iran batı avrupa ülkeleriyle rusyayla hint-avrupa dil ailesinde akrabadır
MAYBE YOUR SHARMOUTA MOTHER SHOULD STOP PLEASURING EVERYONE SHE SEES?
This is the time to take a last look at Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, being his Last Picture in Public.
eğer debka medyası siz soruyorum afganistan ırak suriye yemen libya nükleer güç olsaydı israil gibi bugün işgalci israil abd rusya avrupa ülkeleri müslüman ülkeleri işgal edebilirmiydi soruyorum israail medyasona netanyahuya niye müslüman ülkeleri işgal ediyorsunuz müslüman halkın niye mülteci durumuna düşmesine sebeb oluyorsunuz
I think you are mentally retarded
Maybe the inbred Ayatollahs better stop playing with fire. Their beards definitely will get burned, sooner rather than later.
israil abd rusya avrupa ülkeleri müslüman ülkeleri niye işgal ediyor bu konuyu hiç medya olarak israil yetkililerine sordunuzmu neden müslüman halkın acı çekmesine sebeb oluyorlar
This is the time to take a last look at Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, being his Last Picture in Public.
müslüman ülkeleri niye işgal ediyorsuz vicdansız merhametsiz insansızlar
The poorest maybe but not the most harmless.Can you explain how on earth and from where this “poor people” gets its drones and missiles?
I didn’t know Saudi Arabia was bombing Third World Iran.
Interesting how the only country in the Middle East that has historically favourably looked after the Jewish people and continues to have a sizeable Jewish population t represented even in parliament is bashed on this platform and in the West
The Christian…………More the reason for the Iranian Regime to accept Israel’s Right to Exist and reach out changing, “Death To Israel Chants”, to “Live Long And Prosper With Iran”!
Your accursed ‘Israel’ is not a person, it’s a flag stamp and banknote territorial ‘national’ idolatry based on falsehood deception and violence. ‘Therefore, listen to the word of the Lord, men of scorn, allegorists of this people who are in Jerusalem’. ‘…for a complete destruction have I heard from the Lord God of Hosts upon the entire land.’
allah yahudileri hristiyanları yerle bir etsin inşallah afganistan ıraka suriyeye libyaya yemene yaptığınız işgal gibi yahudiler hristiyanlar yerle bir olsun inşallah amin
of course,the adepts of the religion of peace are a model of fraternity
The Iranians, even under the Shaw never excepted the Israeli government. They never will, even if you have a regime change. Wait until after this Idlib thing is over.
The Christian-I guess that’s why Iran aiding all Israel’s enemies, and frequently threaten Israel- out of LOVE for the Jewish people?! Doesn’t this sound a bit strange?
The Christian – A stupid comment.The muslims are running iran in case you didnt know. I was going to add more but I just couldnt be bothered. You’re an idiot. Leave it at that.
Iranians are about as close to Shem as one can possibly get. The Iranians are indeed the true Semites… The Jews are hardly anything to do with Semites… I fact the Jews don’t realise that Eber (Father of the Hebrews as well as Shem are in fact Goyim). Even Abraham is a Goy… So why have the Jews tried to inherit another’s history?
Actually, the Iranians are Aryan (Hence the name), you know like the Nazis! you stupid fetid piece of vomit!
Well you Jew hating schmuck I’ll tell you
Since the beginning the jews were in the middle East
The difference now is Israel is one very strong country
Lie , wine , cry , if you want but this is reality
Actually, Avraham Avinu was not a ‘national’ he was a noble, an A r y a n. A king in the order of the righteous king, and his predecessor was Shem, king of SHaLaYiM.
you are an idiot, muttering incoherent nonsense. go back to pleasuring yourself. quietly.
I should pull your ears you disgusting bully ayatollah!
This is what your mother told you, to make war and threat millions?
You have no decency!
The placement of limpet mines would require well trained frogmen and poor port security. I doubt very much that port security in the Persian Gulf is very good. There are effective measures that counter frogman attacks, but it would also be inconvenient and slow the flow of tankers in and out of ports. Also, is it possible that the “mine” being removed was defective? Was it supposed to be the primary attack? Reports say that an Iranian “warship” was in the vicinity when the explosions occurred. Is it possible that the timer on the limpet mine failed, and the the warship fired 2 anti-tank type weapons at the tanker causing the punched in holes and the fires? Of course, the Iranian ship would rush in to remove the evidence.
no … lol. Nothing else from your post.
There were two mines attached to the hull. One blew; the other was a dud. I do not believe frogmen had anything to do with the placement of the mines. They were attached at a height of 2 – 3 meters from the water — only reachable by someone standing in a boat – the same way as the dud was retrieved. Anti-tank missiles have a pretty short range, not ideal for ship launch.
Iran will pay for their aggression at a time and place chosen by the US DoD.
Interestingly only Jews and Muricans “believe” that Iran did it. I guess because it well serves their agenda. The rest of the civilised word sees is as an another attempt (guess by who….hint, who profits?) of creating pretext to attack Iran
The Ayatoolas WANT Fascist Iran in flames so their “messiah”, the “mahdi” will usher in the Islamic Revolution.
No matter what, Fascist Iran is heading for oblivion. The only thing that can save it is an uprising of the Persian people.
Marg Bar Iran!
LONG LIVE PERSIA!
@cogito:civilised,does not fit in the frame of the area
What goes up must goes down!
What goes up must goes down!
Debkas stories get wilder and more fanciful by the day.
Iran is very good hitting unarmed targets. It is time for Saudi and Gulf States to go on the offensive – Trump is not your savior like Bush. I would also remind the Ayatollahs that Trump is not Obama.
Israel already knows that iran has this capacity, this is why they have been doing everything they can to stop the transfer of weapons to Hizballah. I would bet that the US knows too what iran can do and has a very long target list. If iran is stupid enough to do something ‘goofy’ they will pay big time and it will be ongoing to make sure that on a state level – they have no offensive capacity. Their weapons industries will be pulverised as will their military. B2’s will be using iranian nuclear facilities as practice targets to see how effective the new bunker busters are. I can see the day where the people overthrow these tyrants and the ayatollah’s head is on a pike. Cant happen soon enough.
At some point, Israel and America are going to forced to deal with the cancer that is Iran. We will never be safe with a godless theocracy that believes they will not receive their antichrist savior, the Madhi, until they have destroyed Israel and its western allies. Let’s get it over with.
I think that’s true. The current regime is not wanting to confine itself like most other countries to peaceful co-existence and nation building. They are on a permanent ‘jihad’, so that puts them on a collision course with everyone else, not just the West or Israel but even among other Arab or Muslim nations. The longer they are allowed to go on as they have, the worse it will be for us all. I dont want another war either, but this cancer must be excised.
ask google translate.
[ Evil-Doers will soon get their demands for ]
[ “SOCIAL JUSTICE” as per Rev. 21:8… ]
The Notre Dame arson went very well, then IRGC went to attack again the West, but this time on 13th.
13th… What planning is that?
Completely bad omen, that’s it!
US Bonds in free fall sell off while Russia accumulates huge gold reserves. Heavy ‘sanctions’s by Trump seem to have little effect on Iran and China, Russia, Germany and France are already makig deals in gold and avoiding all US ‘sanctions’.
Italy just signed up with China for the Silk Road as the first G7 Nation.
Jews … I suggest you manipulate Putin and Xi and become friends because your americans are on the way out.
Ha. The Chinese Will Have No Mercy On Jews. You Shall See. You will be producing lettuce and cucumbers under your high tech green houses in exchange for survival.
israil irana saldırma gibi hataya düşerse tarihin en büyük hatasını yapar sakın herkese sataştığı gibi irana sataşmasın kaldıki iranın bir tehdidi yoktur ama israil buna rağmen saldırıya geçerse abdyi savaşa zorlarsa israil tarihe gömülür haritadan silinir
Iran has the 2nd Largest Economy in the Middle East, behind Saudi Arabia. Iran’s biggest Exports are Mineral Fuels 77.9%, Plastics 5.3%, Ores, Slag, Ash 3.5%, Organic Chemicals 2.9%, Iron, Steel, 2.2%, Fruits & Nuts* 1.1%, Fertilizers 1.1%, Salt, Sulphur, Stone, Cement, 0.9%, Copper 0.6%, Aluminum 0.5%. Iran’s Biggest Oil Importers Turkey, South Africa, China, Sri Lanka, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan European Union, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, UK, & Netherlands.
* Does Not Include The Fruits & Nuts Shiia Regime!
@fidel:another comment from a friend of the adepts of the religion of peace,excremental for sure
The comment is just a statement of statistics of the Iranian economy. why do you object to it?
Trump backed down on their deal and are trying to starve Iran. This is a defacto declaration of war and it’s time to sink a few US carriers to the bottom of the sea. Arrogance and ignorance can be defeated.
The Ayatools should spend their money on feeding the people and NOT on nukes to have them annihilated.
Make Pasta, Not War.
If his “ignorance and arrogance” is making you hatemongers crazy, then it has a good purpose
iran zamanında suriyede fatımiler devletini kurduğu için suriyede bulunuyor bunu bilmeyecek tahmin etmeyecek ne var iranın suriyede bulunması hem tarihte devlet kurduğu için hemde suriyedeki peygamberler kabilerini korumak içindir sadece suriyeyi korumaktır amacı iranın
iran suriyede peygamberler kabirlerini sahabeler türbelerini evliyalar türbelerin korumak için iran suriyededir çünkü zaten iran suriyede tarihte fatımiler büvehoğlu devletlerini kurmuştur
WE appreciate DEBKA tat give us a true news. Israel should attack IRAN is now or never. Israel is only nation can destroy ayatollahs and people of Iran. Trump is Globalist and he promised illegal alien will be stopped so far over 300,000 came to USA. Trump will not go to war with IRAN. Trump supporters are fed up with his lies.
ISRAEL must go to end terrorist regime of IRAN or Israel will be destroyed by IRAN. The boiling point.
@Anonymous- Well dream on as that wont happen. Now go back to sleep.
If you corner a rat it has only one choice and that is to jump at you. It may die eventually but it’ll also give you a nasty bite on the way out. Unfortunately Trump is cornering the Mullahs and expects them to bow down to the pressure. I hope they do but not convinced of it yet.
What is so disappointing the Middle East Cultures, Nations, and People especially Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Gulf States and Israel, were Blessed to Lead the Way for the Human Race Advancement. All 3 Religions, Agriculture, Energy, and Innovations that also provided the First Laws Written to bring Harmony and Prosperity Globally. Instead, are mired into Ever Downward Spiral Death, Destruction, and soon Devastation if the Leaders would only follow the Pathways from the Abraham Messengers!
US AND TRUMP ARE BECOME COWARD COUNTRY . ISRAEL IS BETTER BY DESTROYING IRAN THAN US. US WILL NOT DFEAT ANY COUNTRY EXCEPT TO HAVE AN ARMY WELL EQUIPPED .
BIBI MUST ACT AGAINST IRAN OR LEAVE THE POWER . HE MUST ACT LIKE BEGIN WHEN HE DESTROED OSIRAQ OR CHARON WHEN HE DESTROYED SYRIA REACTOR IN 2007 . THE COWARDICE DOES NOT PAY ISRAEL IS BETTER TO BEAT IRAN THAN US . US MILITARY IS PREDICTABLE UNLIKE ISRAELI ONE
This article fails in multiple ways:
1) Occam’s Razor: Instead of positing secret weapons (in war, having secret weapons is counter productive because you give up the deterrence they would have provided, so “secret weapons,” don’t normally stay secret). The US has an aircraft carrier battle group, ACTIVELY doing live fire drills of EXACTLY the weapons (sea skimming light torpedoes launched from Poseidons for example) that could cause the damage we see here. Furthermore, NO ONE puts mines ABOVE the water line.
2) Gaslighting: The US has done SO MANY false flags (all the way back to Fort Sumter, but lets say Iraq’s WMD that never existed, you guys saying they went to Syria, notwithstanding, cause that’s bs too), that they are EASY af to spot now. Look for what should be there and isn’t.
3) Lack of actual evidence, references to sources that don’t exist: At least photoshop or Deep Fake some video (oh, Pompeo tried that one, but it was only the Iranian’s actually saving the crew of one of the ships, a sapper team wouldn’t go get a Limpet mine with so many people, COME ON!) something. The era of false Appeals to Authority are over, sir.
These Iranian, Hizballah, Houthis, and Hamas Attacks will be permitted to continued, while a Global Consensus Agreement decides it is time for a Collective Attack. The First Attacks will be on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities First, Shiia Regime Homes just like they did to Saddam Hussein, and Selective IRG Military Simultaneously. Causing Iran’s Cultural Provinces People Uprisings will divide Iran into New Cultural Nations. Ending Shiia Regime Power as they go on the Run seeking Havens and in some Cases Heavenly Suicide outcomes.
seni cahil israilin nükleer tesisleride yerle bir olur cahil yahudi boş yorumlar yapmayın
Slkjh…………….Patlama geliyor ama bir İran Petrol Patlaması, Ördek ve Örtü!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
and all Adelson’s horses,
and all Saban’s men, and Hillary
couldn’t put Kahanist Israel together again
It’s ‘Total Kahanist Khaos’ – Benny Gantz
‘Humpty Dumpty’ went to MIT – where did you go?
Kahanists are upside down in a vat of Krap and you’re touting his resume? Please proceed, Governor…
As a child who enjoyed fighting I learnt if they hit me I would be justified in my retaliation. Unless I truly felt threatened by the other I would allow them to get in the first hit, then being justified I could pummel them. If I understood that as a child I am sure all those nations understand that and are waiting to pummel Iran.
Quoting the article: “The worry in the US and Israel now is that Tehran may now decide to arm its Lebanese proxy, Hizballah with the precise Soumar cruise missile, which carries half a ton of explosives and has a range of up to 2,500 kilometers. ”
I would suspect Hizbollah has already been supplied.
Zeek…….United Kingdom Earlier in 2019, Declared Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization and Joining Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE in 2016 and America in 1998. This means Financial Tracking, Tracing & Transactions including Drug Operations.
Hezbollah Drugs, Funding, Tunnels, Guns & Rockets
Tehran, Qom and Mecca are all smaller than Israel
New Independent Nations Created Within Iran & Talks Begin As Regime On The Run!
Azerbaijanis Join Azerbaijan Nation
Kurds Form Kurdistan Both Iran & Iraq Kurdish Area
Lurs Form New Luristan
Turkmen Join Turkey
New Persia Emerges Tehran, Esfahan, Mashhad, Yazd and Shiraz as Shiia Regime “Iran” Away!
Iranian & Iraqi Kurdistan Secession
Thanks to Arab revolution which seems to be have awaken the citizens to think outside the box and shun bandwagon – at least there will be little democratic space in those Arab nations whose citizens have taken to the streets agitating for overhaul in the leadership.
Arab Nations that have peace with Israel and USA must have witnessed catastrophic war or sanctions or their leaders have become reasonable. Apparently, the citizens of Iran have no space at all to try the revolution. But one fact remains, that democracy will either come through nature;people agitating for it, or it will be brought the similar way it was brought in Iraq. It only requires the leadership of Iran to make a simple miscalculation to bring about serious mistake. Let the suspect hit American bases or installation.
Time for the US to overthrow the Ayatoola regime in Fascist Iran and put the last nail in the coffin of khmoenis “islamic revolution”.
Mar Bar Iran!
LONG LIVE PERSIA!
Nobody knows the future.
Agree, “Nobody Knows The Future”, but Those that believe in a Higher Power can Argue with Actions using the Past as Measurement to Change the Future of People, Leaders, and Nations. I believe in the Remarkable People of Persia will become weary of Shiia Leadership sooner not later.
It is more easier to make smart weapons , than to make consumer goods like computers, agricultural machines, construction machines, machine tools, state of the art cars, trucks, ships, vehicles, medical diagnostics, good drugs and medicines , great softwares , phoness and almost,great world reknown brands for exports to make money. America does all these . Well that is the reason why Iran suffers when sanctioned. The economy depends on hydrocarbons. Remember most developing nations start to make weapons than making good products. Look at Russia, what known Russia consumer product can you name on world markets and you have used? You know almost about S-400 and the rest. Think about this. Iraq also started with weapons and missiles during Saddam Hussein reign.
Smart Weapons are made to continue the Chaos. Fossil Fuels are Today in Ever Plentiful Supply, with an Infrastructure Built from Yesterday! Alternative Clean Energy is Growing More Efficient and Cheaper Every Day, Replacing Fossil Fuels sooner or later for Tomorrow. These are the known Rules of Economics! No Nation wants True War in the Middle East but Every Nation that Exports Wants The Price of Oil to Go Up. The Price of Oil has always been Reactive to Actions in the Middle East based on Actions and Threats on the Rules of Economics Futures setting the Market Price. Who Gains by Higher Oil Prices now is America, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, GCC, and a few others. Who Loses are China, India, Europe, Japan, South Africa, North and South Korea, and far more Others needing Oil.
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