Iranian Navy Coming to a Shore Near You?

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An Iranian naval presence in the Western Hemisphere would help the regime build its terrorist networks. Most frighteningly, it would make it easier for Iran to launch an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. This involves the detonation of a nuclear warhead at high altitude, instead of physically striking a target. All electronic components would be fried for hundreds of miles, crippling the U.S. If executed properly, an EMP attack could knock out all of America’s electricity with anonymity.

The EMP scenario sounds like Hollywood fantasy, but the Congressional EMP Commission chaired by Dr. William Graham, a former science advisor to President Reagan, concluded that the threat is real. The Iranian regime apparently believes so, too. Its military has been simulating an EMP strike with its Shahab-3 medium-range missiles. One Iranian military journal states that the West will “disintegrate” if it is victimized by “dangerous electronic assaults.” “American soldiers would not be able to find food to eat nor would they be able to fire a single shot,” it says. The Russian Club-K missile system, obviously designed to give rogue nations the ability to fight the U.S., makes an EMP attack a more realistic possibility.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry of EMPAct America, a top nuclear expert, says that such a catastrophe can be prevented with proper investment. He says that the most important 300 transformers can be shielded from an EMP attack for only $200-400 million. For about $20 billion, the entire power grid can be protected. Rep. Trent Franks launched the Congressional EMP Caucus in February and has introduced the SHIELD Act to “secure the most critical components of America’s electrical infrastructure against the threat posed by a potentially catastrophic electromagnetic pulse.”

Those who dismiss the threat from a nuclear-armed Iran or any other rogue state have failed to grasp warfare in the 21st century. No longer are large navies, armies or even nuclear stockpiles necessary to take down a superpower. The West’s enemies can deliver catastrophic blows using the EMP, cyber warfare, terrorist proxies or other asymmetrical techniques. If Iran believes these methods can bring them victory and is preparing to potentially use them, then we must prepare to defend against them.

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  • UCSPanther

    Let 'em. We'll make them sleep with the fish.

  • Jim

    They would fry their own equipment also.

    Suggested name for the Iranian Operation. "Sitting Ducks"

  • angel

    There is only one problem, as long as the present administration is in power we're screwed. Why do you think they are as bold as they are. Yes, I believe the gravitational singularity [blackhole] that is in the WH: We have no chance in hell. In fact, we are in eminent danger and I believe this president is hoping for it.

    • Amber

      If the warships do in fact make it this way, it's still enough to send an EMP, which could knock us off the grid for a few, meanwhile Cuba is drilling in the gulf, this is serious- no matter how you look at it because isn't Obama buddies with Chavez, we are screwed.

  • Axe

    What's next? Are we going to be schooled on Iran's bulging, mighty, manly air power?

    Wouldn't it be cheaper for them to just put a penis on the Iranian flag and make their statement all at once?

  • oldtimer

    Why? Do they have nuclear weapons now, or very soon and are testing our so called leaders as to close they can get to use them. This is insane! President Kennedy stopped this in Cuba, stop this NOW..

  • heartsfan

    LOL… you guys are hilarious… PARANOIA STRIKES DEEP…"

    • Mysterion

      & you are pathetic. Typical libbie response: tongue in cheek and stupid grin while the rattlesnake is rattling.

      • mjazz

        Really. 9-11, what 9-11?

  • Paul of Alexandria

    I hate to tell the Iranian regime, but U.S. military systems have been hardened against EMP since the 50's. All they'd do is make us angry, and I can pretty much guarantee that all Iranian ships in the hemisphere will be shadowed, probably by a SeaWolf submarine. Yes, they could do damage to the electrical grid with an EMP weapon, but fixes for that are under way.

  • AntiSharia

    If they even try it, we should put their entire fleet at the bottom of the ocean. End of discussion.

  • Tanstaafl

    You know what they call Iranian naval commanders? Chicken of the Sea.

  • Robert A. Hall

    I recently read a heart-pounding novel, "The Woolsorter’s Plague," by Chet Nagle, a former CIA agent, about terrorists delivered to our shores by an Iranian sub. Rather timely. I will link to this from my Old Jarhead blog. 

    Robert A. Hall
    Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
    (All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans)

  • A. Duncan

    Preempt Iran now!

  • Flipside

    That's raht, sonny boy. For just the low low prahce of one millyin dollars per trainsformer, I'll make sher no Eye-rainians destroah the electrikkle system of the Yewnahted States with the paahr of magnetizzm. Just sahn here.

    • UCSPanther

      Yeah. And I'm sure you will be yelling for Iran to "liberate" the United States of America, just like traitors such as William Pelley Dudley were doing during WWII.

      • Flipside

        You’re sure of a lot of stupid stuff that isn’t true.

        • UCSPanther

          Yep. Once again, I touched a nerve.

          Sure sucks to be a Ron Paul cultist fighting against the tide of reality.

          • Flipside

            You sure think you touch people on the nerve a lot. It must have been the basic training.

      • jasonz

        dont bother. flipside is like thoes stupid iranian hikers. delusional. he actually thinks that iran is free. personally i say let flip go live in iran, but he does not have the sac to do so cause he knows they would stone him inside a week

        • Tanstaafl

          Lots of rocks in Iran. No shortage of crazy folks willing to throw them.

        • Flipside

          I know Iran isn't free. What does that have to do with the price of tea in Cleveland?

    • jasonz

      yeah why get worried about a country who has sworn our destruction parkin a couple of warships off our coast…why thats wacist.oh well you keep living in pc fantasyland. we will live in reality. you are dumber than thoes iranian hikers. dude out of curiosity, do have brain tumors for breakfast everymorning to get this 'pants on head' retarded? because your posts celebrate your idiocy with such fervor that its astounding and hard to believe that you have the brainpower to take off your pants before you poop.

      • Flipside

        For those of you with severe reading comprehension issues, I didn't say it was acceptable for Iran to violate the Monroe Doctrine, in ways permitted by Obama and by Bush. I said it wasn't worth a million bucks per transformer to harden them against an EMP.

        • Stephen_Brady

          Why not? Isn't it the duty of the government to protect the nation? What do you have against that?

  • jtbaumgart

    One carefully placed dormant Mark 46 torpedo programmed to listen to the screw signature of one of the ships in their fleet equipment with a tactical nuke will make short order of this blowhard.

  • BLJ

    Man, I wish I were President just for one week. I would take out Iran''s piss ant Navy along with their nuke program. I would do what a real leader should do not some Liberal Fascist Community Organizer.

  • Barbareebob

    I love our military, but a weak commander-in-chief can stop them from doing what they need to do. Pray for our nation. Our Muslim prez is on their side.

  • jasonz

    "the iranian navy…coming to a shore near you",..,,.followed by the sequel " many torpedoes, commin to the iranian navy that was commin to a shore near me"

  • frank

    Lets remember these Iran War Ships are suicied bombers if the get close enough to our US to takeout some States they do not care If they lose or die.

  • mjazz

    When Israel takes them out I'm sure Obama will be saying "This is not helpful…"

  • Rick

    Get ready to defend your country not only from imploding domestic financial terrorism, but from invading foreign armies…

    When the Euro or the Dollar collapses or vice versa, since it doesn't matter who comes first,, both Europe and America will be extremely vulnerable. Now, precisely at this hot melting point,is when I see foreign enemies like Iran assure themselves of a piece of mom's great tasting pie of super global power, along with empires like the Russians, and Chinese. Imagine a pack of wolfs going after their weak wounded prey!

    Recently in February, if you recall Iran sent ships to the Mediterranean via the Suez canal for the 1st time EVER..and the gulf of Aden ,,supposedly to insure peace and stability in that region. Well this was a direct provocation to the Israeli's.. This new provocation seems to be in retaliation for the missiles and other warfare supplies sent to the middle east by Americans recently. In addition, they claim its also due to the expanding regional hegemony presence by the United States. The ironic thing is Iran feels justified in getting cockier by sending fleets near our maritime borders near the Gulf of Mexico..Was this a left hook on our chin or what?? These ships will have NEW Quader missiles which will have a 200 kilometer ( 124.28 miles) range to eastern coastal targets and warships..That's a short range missile and to close for my comfort I might add! and I sure as hell don't expect the DOD or US Navy to let them ever get that close!

    Now, although the Iranian Navy is not match for ours , that is not my concern ! I don't care who has the bigger or longer guns, but more interested in the ramifications of international peace, financial stability and potential provoked war!

    President Ahmadinejad said in 2009: "We don't need nuclear weapons… it's not a part of our programmes and plans." He told the UN in 2010 that nuclear weapons were "a fire against humanity".
    My remote speculation is that the Iranians have complete nuclear capability and are pursuing their agenda.. Why bluff, when you have a full hand of poker!

    If you see the smirks on American diplomats on videos and the stupid comments from people you will realize just how ignorant some Americans, diplomats and military leaders are in thinking that just because Iran's Navy is small it poses no serious threat to us.. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters yesterday that "I wouldn't read too much into what came out of Iran today." Yeah right! Is America blinded by nothing but egocentric behavior ?? We are so mighty and equally cocky if not more than Iran, but yet we are on the very edge of a fiat dollar imminent collapse and they do nothing but laugh at the Iranian's….

    So I beg to differ: ‘He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them. Sun Tzu's The art of war c.c.500–320. B.

    Thanks Rick.
    US Marines 9 Yrs..

  • taxpayer

    Does the USS Cole or the Bermuda Triangle come to mind?

  • umustbkidding

    Can we move up the elections?


    I agree with you that we need to stop Iran's activities now! As far as your Kennedy example, let me add that by the time Kennedy was neck deep in the Cuban missle crisis, Cuba already had nuclear weapons on their soil with Che wanting to use them immediately against the US.. We got the missle crisis because of Kennedy's incredible failure to intellectually defend us during his private one on one with Kruchev, who went back to the Politiboro and told them that they could have their way with this new, young president and thus, we woke up one day and there were nuclear missles on the island and silos under construction. It is interesting how Kennedy gets a lot of credit for ending the crisis, buy nary a word is spoken, or written, of his responsibility in causing the crisis in the first place.

  • kafir4life

    An airborne pig spray might be appropriate. Just a light coating on the ships, equipment, and crew.

  • Larry

    It's plain and simple we need another Reagan in the White House. If the Iranian navy comes anywhere near the Western Hemisphere the US Navy should use them for target practice and to hell with what the UN has ton say in the matter.

  • Flowerknife_us

    It is not the warship that matters. The contents of the support ship does.

  • Ron Lewenberg

    The Klub-K is a cruise missile. For an EMP to fry eletronics over a large part of the continental US, it would have to be a large explosion (ie H-bomb) and be from a BALLISTIC MISSILE. Iran has ballistic missiles, but the Shahab series is not ship launched. And most people think that Iran can only develop a fission bomb in the next few years.

    A tanker carrying a hiroshima like fission bomb is quite conceivable. Iran launching an EMP atttack with warheads it is far from developing on weapons platforms not established is far less likely. And no naval presence is needed or wanted for such an attack. A modified IRBM fired from a modified freighter is a frist strike weapon. But the ship is accompanied by a frigate or corvette, we now know who attacked us. And one of our Ohio class submarines has 24 Trident D5 SLBMs, each carrying 5 independent re-entry vehicles. That is 120 475 W88 thank you notes. Not that we would use all of those. I'm fair certain that we could wipe out most of Iran's population with much less.

  • Ralph

    I saw David on C Span early this morning on Dish. Wow! T-rrefic! [Subday morning, Oct 23d]

    I heard that page 107 of Obama's healthcare emitic will force us all into dhimmitude. Is that correct?


  • KKKK

    i think that if Iran does send its war ships to our cost, we will all be relegated to unfouranate fates. good look on stopping these guys once their EMP has been launched.

  • Stephen_Brady

    This is really one of the few things that I could disagree with you on. Obama … weak-kneed though he is … realizes that "decisive" military action could save his butt, in the election. Look for the so-called "October Surprise".

  • ichbinarizonan

    Admiral Runlikehell immediately went and changed his shorts after making the announcement…..