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Even Without The Aircraft Carrier, The US Military Has Iran Surrounded

Even Without The Aircraft Carrier, The US Military Has Iran Surrounded
Robert Johnson | Jan. 3, 2012, 9:56 AM


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Even Without The Aircraft Carrier, The US Military Has Iran Surrounded
Robert Johnson | Jan. 3, 2012, 9:56 AM | 1,056 | 8

Image: Democratic Underground,
Each star represents a U.S. military base. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2456137

Given today's warning out of f Tehran and its outspoken military stance of the past few weeks, this map, we originally ran on December 12, offers a bit of perspective.

This is the world Iran sees from inside its borders. This map from Democratic Underground puts a star on every U.S. military base in the region, and aside from the Caspian area to the North, American forces pretty much have Tehran surrounded (via Informed Comment).

Iran wound down its 10 day naval exercises today with the successful test of a medium range missile, and a warning for the U.S. not to send any aircraft carriers back into the Persian Gulf.

Fars news agency reported that Ataollah Salehi said "We usually don't repeat our warning, and we warn only once. We recommend and emphasize to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf." (via Bloomberg)

On December 27, Tehran said it photographed the USS John C. Stennis slipping through the Strait of Hormuz with the guided missile cruiser the USS Mobile Bay.



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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:02 AM

1. I don't think any of those bases in Iraq still exist.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. I wouldn't be betting your lunch money on it.

 

How trust worthy is the United States in international affairs?

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Response to RC (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. So you're saying that the US has secret bases in Iraq filled with US soldiers?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. A military base doesn't have to be "filled with soldiers"

It could be a drone station, radar post, refueling depot, any number of things.

Are you saying that the US does not have *any* military assets in Iraq?

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:15 AM

5. I know they have "assets"

The question is do they have the types of assets designed for warmaking?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:26 AM

8. What other kind of "Assets" do we have in other countries?

 

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Response to RC (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:29 AM

9. I'm not sure what your point is.

I think that you should prove that we have warmaking assets in Iraq since it's your claim.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:53 AM

10. We left our mercenaries behind.

 

You know, the other half of our army.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:06 PM

11. We don't typically leave assets behind just for community relations

For example, if we were to have a reserve air base or refueling station in Iraq, it would be for war-making purposes - not just because we felt the local people might enjoy having it around.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:17 AM

6. We have airbases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE - don't need Iraq. nt

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:32 PM

12. the bases in Kuwait are close enough

so that the status of the Iraq bases really seems inconsiquential.

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