With Tehran set to upgrade uranium enrichment, the USS Boxer strike force with Marines reaches Iranian shore

On Thursday, June 27, Tehran is set to make good on its ultimatum and start accelerating uranium enrichment in violation of the 300-kilo ceiling set by the 2015 nuclear accord, further boosting tensions with the US. The Atomic Energy Organization announced on Wednesday that the enrichment level of 3,67 percent is to be raised to 20 percent, much closer to nuclear weapons grade. President Donald Trump and top US officials have repeatedly warned that Iran would not be allowed to gain a nuclear weapon.

Asked in a Fox Business Network interview on Wednesday if a war was brewing, Trump replied: “I hope we don’t but we’re in a very strong position if something should happen. “I’m not talking boots on the ground,” he said. “I’m just saying if something would happen, it wouldn’t last very long.” Nevertheless, in the last few days, the USS Boxer expeditionary strike group has taken up position opposite Iran’s shores, carrying some 2,200 troops of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. This fairly small helicopter carrier’s strike group also consists of two amphibious dock landing craft, the USS John P. Murtha and the USS Harpers.

This group is designed to execute amphibious landings of troops on enemy shores and evacuate them upon completing their mission. On the Boxer’s decks are an AV-8B Harrier II strike aircraft which has vertical takeoff ability, transport helicopters and helicopters bearing Sea Sparrow anti-ship missiles.

The deployment of the Boxer strike group and a Marine force opposite Iran’s shore is intended to inform Tehran that the Trump administration is poised ready for immediate response in the event of further threats or provocations by the Islamic Republic – whether by boosting uranium enrichment for its nuclear program or strikes at US and allied oil targets in the Persian Gulf.

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97 thoughts on “With Tehran set to upgrade uranium enrichment, the USS Boxer strike force with Marines reaches Iranian shore

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 21:44 at 21:44
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    Khamenei can’t respond but if they do, a Short American “Obliteration” will do to Iran what was done to Iraq and Afghanistan bringing the same Chaos on them and let them mire in futile nation-building without American Participation. America will let Gulf States, Russia, China, Japan and India to do that once the Regime is gone or on the run.

    • Jun 26, 2019 @ 22:25 at 22:25
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      Be nice to go into the 2020 election cycle with an “obliteration” under your belt.

      • Jun 26, 2019 @ 23:24 at 23:24
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        A Short “Obliteration” will Remove the Nukes, IRGC, and Mullahs. Let other “USA Trade Nations” do the Chaotic Nation Fund and Rebuild especially Nations needing Iran’s Crude. A Great Outcome Globally, America, Gulf States, Kurds, Israel and Persians!

        • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:31 at 15:31
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          Your words reek of desperation, and the Dotard’s actions reek of failure. The squatters’ crooked, criminal, thug government can’t touch Iran, and they know it.

          That’s why you (and they) are hyperventilating.

          • Jun 27, 2019 @ 21:02 at 21:02
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            abdnin ortadoğudaki nükleer silahları 90 milyon iran halkı için tehdit değilmi niye bunu söylemiyorsunuz sayın israil halkı israilin nükleer silahları irana tehdit değilmi niye bunu söylemiyorsunuz abd nin ortadoğuda her ülkede irana karşı nükleer füzeleri nükleer bombaları var bunlar ne olacak irana tehdit değilmi

          • Jun 30, 2019 @ 1:48 at 1:48
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            America white power

        • Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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          Dats dream, first of all those facilities are well protected 2 start with, secondly missions like those only succeed when there’s an element of total surprise, 3rdly Iran’s nuclear plants are spread all over the country, how are they going to successfully destroy them? US thinks by showing up and projecting power Iran will be intimidated, no it’s not and you are in for long but brutal fight..still can’t prevail against few ragheads in Afghanistan and yet u think of taking on a regional power with more capabilities, that’s stupidity at it worst..

          • Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:20 at 19:20
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            that’s not what “projecting power” means.

          • Jun 27, 2019 @ 20:07 at 20:07
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            Re: “Weaker than a Spider’s Web”

            So, the war between Iran and Iraq went on how long, eight long years? And the war with US and Iraq lasted how many days… Do the math idiot! If the US feels the need to put Iran in the middle ages, there is nothing anyone can do, but watch… The US has enough new stealth cruise missiles in current inventory to do the job many times over… Unlike Russia, the USA doesn’t need cartoons to show their might… That, is just the hardware we know about…

            Weaker than a Spider’s Web, your an idiot.

          • Jul 3, 2019 @ 9:00 at 9:00
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            When Iran has no water to drink, no food to buy and no electricity to run air conditioners or gas pumps, they will fall. The Afgans have only dirt, rocks and goats. Its hard to defeat that which is already doomed.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:34 at 2:34
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      Iran is big country and that force will betters stay on board of its ships ; The reason is not that Iran ruled by fanatics , but for the reason of those old tribes like skifs will decide to eliminate Tramp . Just bomb them once , and the Americans will regret the day they were born ;Peace is still better than cut throating exercise skifs will perform on all the ME , than Europe, and than America , where there live around 10 million of them.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 8:47 at 8:47
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        You speaka da, English?

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:56 at 10:56
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        what they did not during saddam war against iraq SADDAM PUT THEM ALMOST ALL THEIR KNEE. IRAN A BIG COUNTRY THAT IS GOOD BUT IT IS BIG WEAKNESS. US CAN MAKE BREAK OUT IRAN IN MULTIPLE OTHERS COUNTRIES WITH FOR EXAMPLE KURS GETTING THEIR STATES

        • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:34 at 15:34
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          Who put Saddam in power?

          Who armed Iraq to invade Iran?

          Who gave Iraq the chemical weapons to gas your beloved Kurds?

          • Jul 6, 2019 @ 6:27 at 6:27
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            it was all done by Saddam.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:50 at 18:50
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        high time to send the depraved mullahs their goats, virgin ones…

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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        solomeo

      • Jul 1, 2019 @ 1:57 at 1:57
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        They threatened Israel with total obliteration, and now they will have to defend themselves against a similar fate – they will be hoisted with their own petard.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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      Being stuck on Gilligan’s Island must’ve caused you hallucinations! Use some coconut milk to cool down.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 7:59 at 7:59
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        What is Gilligan’s Island? Is that Hawks thinking they are Eagles in your Mind?

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 3:17 at 3:17
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      I thought the ship in the picture was there to rescue you from the Island. Perhaps you could dance in your coconut bra to get the sailors’ attention.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 16:53 at 16:53
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        Oh, the USS Boxer Is There For Kharg Island Destruction As Iraq did in 1986, The Days of Whining Over Oil Revenues Theft Are Over For Ayatollahs Giggling Away Persian People Prosperity!

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:30 at 15:30
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      Your words reek of desperation, and the Dotard’s actions reek of failure. The squatters’ crooked, criminal, thug government can’t touch Iran, and they know it.

      That’s why you (and they) are hyperventilating.

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 22:33 at 22:33
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    iran is in a bad situation now ding dong ding dong you iran if you have a cojone do what you promissed to tomorow

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 22:40 at 22:40
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    A CALL TO PRESIDENT BRINB BACK THE S71 THE BLCKBIRD THE UNVULNERABLE SPY PLNE OR GIVE IT A SUCCESSOR

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:57 at 12:57
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      Satellites replaced the SR-71, they can read a license plate on a automobile going down the interstate at 85 mph… or can tell you eye color from space… Just imagine what they can do looking straight down, and not at extreme angles reading plates… There are enough sats in space to cover a few places on the planet 24/7 at any given time, and more are added every year. Not to mention what the global hawks and friends can do… It won’t be long when google, iMaps or bing maps goes real time… Google and SpaceX are all ready building the mini sat network…

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 17:38 at 17:38
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        Agreed, but sats are vulnerable to EMP. SR-71s can go up after an EMP.

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 22:44 at 22:44
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    7READ A CALL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP BRING BACK THE SR 71 THE BEST SPY PLANE THE UNVULNERBALE SPY PLANE THE BLACK BIRD OR GIVE IT A SUCCESSOR

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:10 at 2:10
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      you have no idea what is up there now!

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 3:20 at 3:20
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        But the Iranians did. Remember the Global Hawk?

        • Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:31 at 19:31
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          shooting down a sitting duck is impressive. not.

    • Jun 28, 2019 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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      Yes, bring back a plane designed in the 50’s. Imbecile

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 22:58 at 22:58
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    While the US and Israel’s destruction of Iran is all but ultimately inevitable, the fact is Trump cannot afford to spill American blood and send the US economic recovery into a fatal tailspin leading into an election year, Won’t happen, and the godless Mullahs know it.

    • Jun 26, 2019 @ 23:13 at 23:13
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      Well, if you are correct then we can expect the Mullah’s to do another attack soon? So far Mullah’s No Mas! The Regime can’t wait until 2021 and No Nukes to Boot!

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:31 at 15:31
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        Your words reek of desperation, and the Dotard’s actions reek of failure. The squatters’ crooked, criminal, thug government can’t touch Iran, and they know it.

        That’s why you (and they) are hyperventilating.

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 23:44 at 23:44
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    It’s so much better for the environment when President Trump just TWEETS his idle threats.

    Think about the carbon footprint…

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 1:38 at 1:38
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      At the next provocation send 2 F-32’s into the air space. Map every artillery, missile and listening post radar, Add Bushnir and any other strategic nuclear and possible oil refinery. Map power grid, water supply, communication and political targets Send 120, 500 to 1000 lb conventional cruse missiles With 82% inflation see them rebuild a navy or infrastructure. One giant carbon foot print in 20 minutes. AOC would be proud. Oh, wait, more isn’t better… well some one with a 4th grade education will have to explain it to her… just saying……..

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:14 at 2:14
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        what is a F-32?

        • Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:33 at 19:33
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          an f-35 after the usual 10% discount?

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:26 at 2:26
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      Carbon footprint? Ahhh…a progressive snowflake here! Yes, that’ll really make an impression on POTUS!
      Delusions of grandeur, Ahmaninejad! Weren’t you one of the original hostage-takers in ’79? You’ll soon get your just desserts. Enjoy the whipped cream, snowflake!

  • Jun 26, 2019 @ 23:56 at 23:56
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    Iran No Longer has Nuclear Blackmail and it is now used backed on them? Once, Short Obliteration Happens IRGC Troops must come back to Iran to Defend Mullah Survival Mired in Civil War! G-20 Perfect Timing!

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:32 at 15:32
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      Your words reek of desperation, and the Dotard’s actions reek of failure. The squatters’ crooked, criminal, thug government can’t touch Iran, and they know it.

      That’s why you (and they) are hyperventilating.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 0:25 at 0:25
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    It’s just like a chess game.We are approaching the last moves.Time will tell how this end, probably not good for the Mullahs.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 0:31 at 0:31
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    A very easy target for even a dummy missile.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 0:40 at 0:40
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      If you are talking about the USS Boxer, . . . you might want to re-think that. One missle hitting that ship with 2000 US Marines aboard, . . . 300 million Americans would be calling for Iran’s head on a plate, . . . and they would get it. Sadly, . . . 20 or 30 millions Iranians would not live thru the event.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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        War is war

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 16:22 at 16:22
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        And who would ever attack that ship?

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 0:37 at 0:37
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    Iran 3 – 0 USA

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 1:40 at 1:40
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      Better let the Wookie win…. just saying….

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 7:56 at 7:56
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      gholi Iran 3 – 0 USA + $0 Oil = $0 Iran Dollar$

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:30 at 15:30
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        Your words reek of desperation, and the Dotard’s actions reek of failure. The squatters’ crooked, criminal, thug government can’t touch Iran, and they know it.

        That’s why you (and they) are hyperventilating.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 1:52 at 1:52
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    Trump wont do a thing. He might boot out Bolton as escape goat somewhere along the line though. Although Iran will take great hits during a potential conflict, asymmetric tactics from Iran across the region will be too painful for the US as well as others to bear, not to mention the global economy. Some comments here clearly betray people’s insecurity and fears portrayed as pure and false bravado. The best thing Trump can do right now is to approach the Mullahs politely but obviously not like a wuss for talks using people such as the Swedes or the Irish.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:37 at 19:37
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      not terribly clever. google “mahdaviat” and learn what it’s all about

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:17 at 2:17
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    None of you get it – reread DANIEL 8 – Persia will win & do all it pleases

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:28 at 2:28
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      It’s about Persia and the Greeks….not the U.S……stop listening to your pastor and read the darned thing….

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:55 at 2:55
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      Not Even Close ! This is heading to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 ! Know that Medo will be Wiped from the Face of the Earth …….I believe it referenced only snakes, scorpions, coyotes, and birds of pray to clean up the Mess !

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 4:50 at 4:50
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        It doesn’t say that at all. After reading these comments I have come to conclusion that some of you are not real humans.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 7:39 at 7:39
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      Stop wacking your weed in public. No one’s interested.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:18 at 2:18
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    The ayatollahs are changing their seldom washed, smelly skirts for new,
    bright brown in color, just in case ( to save their faces…and feces !)

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 4:28 at 4:28
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    Debka, what I see from all the comments are blatantly against your “policies”… Just curious…

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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      Trump ultimate goal is go be freind with Khamanof… do not forget that and he said recently that he had endless time to negotiate with Khamenei. Trump is in the hand if Putin.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 5:22 at 5:22
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    some people on here obviously don’t know their bible. Iran will not be wiped off the map. Neither will Israel. Iran and Russia will invade Israel at the battle of Armageddon.(which is not this war that is about to happen). Not an expert, but, i do know some things. And this war that is coming will eminate from the Euprates River area….so, you do the math. But, Iran won’t be wiped out completely.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 7:56 at 7:56
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      The Iranians were behind the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon. They got off Scott free, and that was Ronald Reagan. They could sink that marine expeditionary force now. I had two sons in the Marines and they both spent time in the Mideast, one of them doing two combat tours. Every Marine is my son. Dear God protect them! And if they are treacherously attacked utterly devastate their antagonist.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:41 at 19:41
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        having a son, or even two, in the marines doesn’t make you a military strategist.

        • Jun 27, 2019 @ 23:58 at 23:58
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          I don’t pretend to be a strategist. I thought Trump’s decision to not kill 150 young Iranians for shooting down our robot plane was a wise decision and reflected flexibility and proportionality. Many Iranian mothers and fathers were spared grief as well. I would like to see war averted. What I am saying is if someone harms our Marines as the float about the Persian gulf I would have a visceral rage and would want a devastating disproportionate response. I don’t know if we would get one.

    • Jun 28, 2019 @ 17:38 at 17:38
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      I prefer to watch the Disney channel. It contains far more facts and realism.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 8:58 at 8:58
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    I have no idea how far 2,000 marines could get into Iran, but not far when their choppers get shot down. They might be there for some evacuation effort or a precision strike. Now, I’d keep them out of range of Iranian missiles. Sure we could shoot down 10, but could we shoot down 100 all at once. Swarm tactics usually work. It’s one of America’s tactics against ant-air systems. I’d hate to see those boys get wet.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:28 at 10:28
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    look at the rusty boat
    the iranian are sure if they see that

    jews are desperate , USA has no power to go to war with iran,
    jews making fake and fantasy news

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 14:01 at 14:01
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      Poorly maintained ship. Typical of the American military.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 10:33 at 10:33
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    War is not good for anyone. Nobody is safe from war.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 11:33 at 11:33
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    IRAN will be NUKED !.

    JOEL chapter 2 in the Bible.

    30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah cometh

    Comment

    The great and terrible Day of Jehovah is the 3rd World war.

    Before that War,
    those signs in the athmosphere above in the Midleeast,
    will be seen after Nuclear explosions trowing up dust in the sky.

    1 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood.

    Arn.Sweden.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:25 at 15:25
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      Ha ha. Nuked with what? Will they arrive in Tehran by teleport?

      The squatters’ worthless air force can support mercenary terrorists in Syria. Against Iran they’ll become charcoal.

      • Jun 27, 2019 @ 19:45 at 19:45
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        iran certainly has the finest collection of f-4s and f-14s, but whether you can actually call it an “air force”, is debatable. most of it isn’t airworthy.

        • Jul 3, 2019 @ 7:39 at 7:39
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          My guess is if attacked Iran will scramble there fighters and di-di out to hide them in friendly countries until the conflict is over. they cant replace what they loose and know the US will have air superiority in short order.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:33 at 12:33
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    If Iran moves, the US responds. If US responds, Hizbollah and Hamas will start against Israel. The Palestinians will no doubt back the Iranians and maybe start as uprising.
    Hizbollah and Hamas will be thumped very hard and their leadership will be gone. Lebanon will be severely damaged.

    The winner – Israel. The loser -The Palestinians who will once again back the wrong horse and set their people back decades.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:22 at 15:22
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      The fascist squatters, failures in every military campaign lost during this millennium, can’t even stop bottle rockets.

      Even with their ten million dollars of welfare EVERY DAY.

      Hizbollah will have the entire colony running back to europe and their unelected fascist dictator to the United Nations begging for help… again.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 13:08 at 13:08
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    Trump does not attack the soviets allies.Make circus.USSBoxer4 maybe you will evacute americns from Middle East-under the power of panic.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 13:26 at 13:26
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    OK, look. The USA is not at all likely to try to use the USS Boxer to launch an invasion of Iran. The Marines are just not likely to be going ashore any time soon unless there is a whole lot of prep work to remove threats to their transport craft.

    If I were sending the USS Boxer it would be for a proportionate response to Iran’s recent actions and not likely along the lines of what most would be thinking. And I’m not going to say what I think that response MIGHT be as I don’t want to give Iran a heads-up if my speculation is right.

    But again, without a lot of prep work sending the Marines to try to get onto Iranian soil would not likely work out very well for the Marines. With the prep work it is possible that troops would be landed with rather limited missions in mind.

    But at a minimum the Iranians have to look at the USS Boxer and divert resources to try to account for the USA sending a landing force. What’s more, since the USS Boxer is able to move about a rather broad area, the Iranians have to account for the threat over a rather large area. This means that the USS Boxer’s presence is strategically and possibly tactically useful.

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 15:18 at 15:18
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      The Dotard dares not attempt to land a solitary soldier in Iran to fight a war to satisfy the paranoia of antisemitic squatters.

      • Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:17 at 12:17
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        I hate to tell you this, but I’d be very surprised if the USA had not already put teams into Iran. I’d be surprised if the USA had a continuous presence, but intermittent for specific missions seems highly likely.

        The idea that the USA wouldn’t put even one soldier in Iran seems to me to be very unlikely to be true.

        But then, while I don’t know this for certain, I keep hearing rumblings that Iran has put several thousand of their people with a terrorist brief into the USA.

        War tends to get very messy. While I’m of the opinion that in an Iran/USA conflict the USA is the more likely to meet limited and well-defined goals/objectives, the USA would also likely feel significant pain. To a great extent, how much pain the USA would experience depends on how well the USA has done at identifying the Iranian infiltrators.

        The idea that either country’s borders will be inviolate seems to me to be totally untenable.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 14:17 at 14:17
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    That rusted bucket on the ocean ? Iran would just hit with $1000 missile and then KABOOM to the bottom of the ocean. 2200 troops facing 80million people or over 200,000 personnels from Iranian Navy? Cake walk from Iran.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 16:35 at 16:35
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    This is a war no one wants. The aftermath would be ugly, and far from some walk over. Big difference today from Iraq/iran army of 1990 and Iran army of 2020. Plus Russia and China would probably jump in because, if they just let Iran get rolled over, then they know they will be next. We are lucky Syria has not erupted into a bigger war. And little conflict could easily turn into nuclear world war, lets hope cooler and smarter heads prevail. Neocons want nuclear war, and population reduction, but I dont think they really realize what that is going to be like living in the aftermath.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:14 at 18:14
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    Iran in the 21 Century is like Germany in 1939 – 1945

    • Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:49 at 18:49
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      @jim Andreson- I told you a 1000000 times don’t exaggerate.

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 18:58 at 18:58
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    Idiots read my lips USA WILL NOT FIGHT YOUR WAR …PREPARE YOUR BOOTS AND BLOOD

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 20:06 at 20:06
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    No one has taken the opressed Iranians, Arabs, Kurds into account . They will do the business

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 21:03 at 21:03
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    abdnin ortadoğudaki nükleer silahları 90 milyon iran halkı için tehdit değilmi niye bunu söylemiyorsunuz sayın israil halkı israilin nükleer silahları irana tehdit değilmi niye bunu söylemiyorsunuz abd nin ortadoğuda her ülkede irana karşı nükleer füzeleri nükleer bombaları var bunlar ne olacak irana tehdit değilmi

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 23:27 at 23:27
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    Anti-Kahanism is not Anti-Semitism, but Kahanism itself is Jewish H_____rism’ – Peter Beinart

    The Kahanist Netanyahu and the Settler have flogged their Iran Shtik long enough – now it’s time to pay the price of 70 yrs of Kahanism run rampant

  • Jun 27, 2019 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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    1P1V1S – The Only Democracy in the Middle East

    Everything else is just Kahanist hasbara

  • Jun 28, 2019 @ 0:14 at 0:14
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    The Mullah Regime all of a sudden have gone quiet and accepting they may have to Respect other Nations first before Shouting Death to Them? One Day Iran May Be Invited To The G-21 After Mullah Back In Mosques!!!

  • Jun 28, 2019 @ 2:27 at 2:27
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    USS Harpers Ferry, not USS Harpers, is one of the ships. And just for your information, Sea Sparrow missiles are not carried by helicopters and are they not anti-ship missiles. Sea Sparrows are ship-based surface to air missiles designed for self-defense of the ship.

  • Jun 28, 2019 @ 6:06 at 6:06
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    adesignerofgold,
    The US is a country which is devolving into a 3rd world middle age country.

    Is the Boxer a garbage scow. It’s all rusted and decrepit. How old is that barge? Chinese ships by comparison are all brand new and they’re building a new destroyer every month. The US is sailing with old WW3 vessels. So Sad!

    Iran just needs to develop and test a nuke with the help of North Korea and the US won’t dare touch them. The cowardly Americans only bomb 3rd world countries. If Iran has a nuke, Trump will perform felatio on Khomeini.

    • Jun 28, 2019 @ 6:48 at 6:48
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      Re: Anktious

      “Sailing with old WW3 vessels.” Clearly, English is a 2nd language… I’m sure you are talking about WW2… The US Navy has 11 large nuclear-powered fleet carriers—carrying around 80 fighter jets each—the largest carriers in the world; the total combined deck space is over twice that of all other nations combined. Now, I’m sure you think a missile can take one out, but you would be wrong. They are far from alone, and have state of the art defenses, Phalanx CIWS: close-in weapon system for defense against anti-ship missiles, helicopters, etc. Well tested, and very accurate to the degree the US speeds upwards of 11 billion on each ship construction…

      Iran with it’s current leadership will never be permitted to have a operational nuke, it will just never happen. Iran is just a puppet, having it’s strings pulled by the powers that be… When the powers that be decided to end the current leadership of Iran, it will happen with or with out the US…

      • Jun 28, 2019 @ 17:47 at 17:47
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        Yes that was a typo. Why is this thing all rusted?

        In a modern conflict, the life of a carrier is measured in days. Carriers became obsolete in the last century unless you are fighting with a 3rd world country. China and Russia have put their money on missile systems and cyber where the US must struggle to desperately catch up.

        We will see 2-3 US carrier groups in the bottom of the South China sea in the coming years… The US military are well aware they can’t win a conflict there. Your Trump has been informed.

        • Jun 28, 2019 @ 18:16 at 18:16
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          Re: Anktious

          You ever wondered why Russia and China don’t make commercial jet airplanes? It’s because they can’t figure out how to make them fan blades keep from exploding in their jet engines. Even their military jets have to be rebuilt constantly, or they crash on take off or landing. The west can fly hundreds of sorties with out engine failure… Russia is around 20 hours, and China is about half that… In reality, it’s like the stone age. Heck, look at Russia’s only commercial jet planes, the DC9 & 10 copies. The ones with the west engines not so bad, but the others…. The DC9 & 10 are 40 years old!

          Everything Russia claims to have or can do is total BS, heck they have to use cartoons for crying out loud!

  • Jun 28, 2019 @ 6:49 at 6:49
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    Expeditionary force not designed to invade country. Limited range of combat machines under heavy load. Lots of people and stuff on board means no fuel. Forget it, perhaps just a trigger point like the Main off Cuba or the mumbo jumbo in the Gulf Of Tonkin. Remember…,FDR and his people all new Jap war fleet was in place. Halsey moved his carriers which were not prepared to fight took the hit and Game On. That Boxer force is a contingency. Tehran is far ,far away and reactors are all over the place. My bet they are going to rescue downed piolets who will try to make it to secured LZ’s.

  • Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:14 at 8:14
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    Bomb the nuclear facilities. Dont fool around, act before they have enough enriched material to build dirty bombs (causing nuclear poisoning of agricultural land) or an atomic bomb.
    Act now. High speed electronuc power switches needed for ignition have been sourced from Germany already.

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