Iran’s Tactical Strength

By Philip Giraldi

American Conservative

A New York Times story on March 19 reported that there might be “perils” for the U.S. in the event of an Israeli attack on Iran and warned that “it may be impossible to preclude American involvement in any escalating confrontation” with “dire consequences for the region and for United States forces there.” The story received wide play in the media, a respite from the barrage of persistent press coverage that has been portraying a new Middle East war as both inevitable and a legitimate response to a burgeoning threat. The conclusion, based on the outcome of the Internal Look war games concluded in early March, is not particularly surprising, as many inside and outside the government have long been arguing that it would be impossible for Washington not to get involved in such a conflict given the U.S. military presence in the region and expected pressure from Israel and its friends.

But the real story of the still-classified war games, which were designed primarily to test internal communications and response coordination between Central Command in Tampa and operational units in the Middle East, was the ability of the Iranians to counterattack effectively against American forces and U.S. regional allies. The Netanyahu government has been arguing that any Iranian response to an Israeli air attack would be manageable, with few casualties among Israelis, because Iran would fear an escalation that would bring U.S. forces to bear. Yet even modest retaliation from Iran would almost unavoidably draw the U.S. into the fray. The war games tested a number of scenarios in which U.S. forces were hit either deliberately or by accident, producing a reaction from Washington that included sustained bombing of Iranian coastal defenses and nuclear sites, which quickly escalated into a full-scale regional conflict.

The war games demonstrated that the United States Navy would have considerable problems in dealing with Iranian offensive operations in the narrow waters of the Straits of Hormuz. Iran is believed to have more than 5,000 mines available, many of modern design and exceedingly difficult to detect, sweep, and disarm. The Iranian Navy has also become adept at small-boat swarming tactics, in which large numbers of light vessels attack larger warships in what have been described as suicide runs. U.S. warships have been training to deal with such tactics and it is believed that they can counter them somewhat effectively, but the games revealed that there is a high probability that American vessels will be sunk with considerable loss of life. Iranian cruise missiles also pose a threat. Iran has Chinese sea-skimmer models and has also developed its own variants. Again, U.S. warships have countermeasures, but sustained attacks at sea level combined with missiles that approach their targets vertically from high altitude could cause considerable casualties. In the earlier Millennium Challenge war games carried out in 2002, a combination of Iranian cruise missiles and swarming small boats employing innovative tactics and operating on internal lines defeated a much larger U.S. Navy squadron. The result was so disturbing that the game was canceled before it was concluded. 

  1. #1 by William Entsminger on 05/05/2012 - 9:34

    Iran is the only nation standing between complete economic control by the private banking cartel. Thats the reason they are being targeted for destruction eventhough they have,nt attacked anyone for hundreds of years. Israel wants World War 3 .Lets not be fooled into it by an illegal preemptive strike on Iran that will quickly escalate to a nuclear war involving Russia and China. Everyone will lose if this happens and America without oil will be brought to its knees.

  2. #2 by Naeem on 05/05/2012 - 9:34

    Not forgetting the persian gulf missile which travels at mach 8 during strike phase and its sea skimming which makes the aegis defence system in efficent. Not forgetting iran has the best russian anti ship missiles in the sunburn and yakhont it will literally be american blood in the PG. This will likely justify american nuclear attack iran against which will begin WW3

  3. #3 by Ingrid B on 05/05/2012 - 9:34

    “there is a high probability that American vessels will be sunk with considerable loss of life” :

    mutiny is called for..

  4. #4 by George on 05/05/2012 - 9:34

    I agree with mr.Entsminger.

  5. #5 by Peter on 05/05/2012 - 9:34

    Will someone please bring up the moral issue of the zio-led America constantly threatening an innocent Nation – Iran. This is not a tactical issue, but a moral one. Iran threatens no-one, yet she is constantly threatened. How sad the condition we find ourselves in. Peter

  6. #6 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on 05/06/2012 - 9:34

    Peter, of course it’s morally wrong for the Zio-led America to constantly threaten and sanction Iran. However, the people who are in control of my country are psychotic barbarians and totally amoral.

  7. #7 by Ronald L. Waldron on 05/06/2012 - 9:34

    The world’s biggest Terrorist Organization
    by crescentandcross

    It is interesting to note that the world’s biggest Terrorist Organization is in fact Israel’s Mossad and their offshoots, the Sayanem Agents within the U.S CIA, UK’s MI5/6, French Intelligence and of course within the Muslim Zionists such as the PKK, MKO, intelligence services within the ‘Arab’ Nations (Saudi, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar etc) who have all been funded and/or trained by Mossad.

    But most importantly, we must never forget the modern day 21st Century bogeymen, the infamous terrorists created by none other than Mossad and its sidekick, the CIA- namely Al Qaeda, the mythical fundamentalist Islamic ‘Arab’ terrorist group given birth by Saudi Salafists/Wahhabis or whatever else they wish to refer to themselves as.. These mythical Islamic beasts are the ones alleged to have commited the greatest terrorist attack in the USA, followed by the Madrid Bombing, London’s 07/07, and then headed off to India and carried another attack in Mumbai.

    However, irony of ironies is that now, these ‘Raghead, Towelhead ‘Mahslim’ boogeymen who killed so many people on 9/11 (and for which the USA waged two illegal wars against the innocent nations of Afghanistan and Iraq) this very same Al Qaeda (named by the CIA) is now joke of all sick jokes, assisting Israel’s useful (American/Nato/Arab Traitors), helped by their Jewish Mentors, in their Colonial wars against Muslim Nations- to Holocaust the Nation of Libya, kill Somalians, Sudanese, andYemenis. Now they want to take it further with their Zionist masonic ‘anti Islamic ‘ crusade, declaring their undying wish to attack the Muslim Republic of Syria, in order to bring about Regime change just as they helped Israel do in Libya with such murderous fervour. The Western created Al Qaeda’s present spokesperson, Zawahiri declares his desires to bring regime change, through terrorist acts, in Syria.- the only nation in the miserable Zionist controlled Arab world, that stood by the Resistance Movements of real patriotic Nationalists such as the Palestinian Sunnis of Hamas and the Shias of Hezbollah who share the same infamous Enemy against the Islamic Nation. Instead of fighting shoulder to shoulder with the peoples of these two ancient civilizations of Palestine and Syria, Zionist Al Qaeda prefers to take arms to kill its fellow Muslims/Arabs and cause greater Sectarian divisions amongst its longtime ethnic Groups who, prior to Western and Talmudic meddling, lived happily with respect and tolerance for each other’s religious beliefs.

    Al Qaeda supposedly said it was set up to fight Western Imperialist Zionism agenda that is threatening the Islamic Nations. But where have they been, who has been their targets?? What precise action have they done against the racist Nuclear Miltary Entity of Israel that has threatened the Holy Land and is the greatest threat to Islam, Christianity and its faithful and righteous Believers.?

    Today,Qatari and Saudi funded Al Qaeda elements sprouted in Gaza and within Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, creating new, previously unheard of Islamic groups inciting rivalries, and violence in some camps. As we have tragically witnessed in 2011, they contributed to NATO’s Holocaust of Libya which it now has a blood thirst to repeat in Syria, thus aiding and abetting the War criminals of the ultimate Terrorist Entity of Israel.

    The vast majority of the Syrian Nation support their President and are fully aware of the fate that is sadly awaiting them if Israel is yet again permitted to have its way for its Eretz Israel wetdream as it did in the deadly Holocaust of Iraq and Libya, with the same agenda it metered out against Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Gaza and of course their ultimate prize- that dastardly independent, IMF/Rothschild Free Zone , Iran.

    The Syrians denounce the Foreign backed Terrorists who have infiltrated their borders shamefully from all sides of their ‘Muslim’ neighbours, Zionist Doenmeh and secularist Turkey, Zionist Arabs Jordan, Lebanon, the Judaic Wahhabis and Salafists of Saudi and Qatar/Bahrain, all mentored by Israeli Mossad/IOF, assisted also by the ‘we want to be Crusader Colonialists again’ UK and France.. Naturally Germany and other anti-Muslim Western/ European Nations no doubt will also pitch in to prove their undying loyalty and remorse to the Holohoax, bleeding heart entity of Israel.

    Western as well as Muslim mainstream Media and all the political analysts all debate about the Terrorists, the War on terror instigated by the Skull and Bones mind controlled initiate buffoon, Bush Junior, who was allowed by his Handlers in Israel, to take out his personal revenge on Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and then to spread his Zionist wings to encompass that Western/Wahhabi created bogeyman, Osama bin Laden and his equally western created terrorists, the Al Qaeda Brigade!! But do these so called political experts ever question just who Al qaeda is, who really leads them, funds and trains them and in fact are they really ‘Muslim Fundamentalists’, taking into account the true definition of ‘fundamentalist’ and not that manufactured by Western media Presstitutes who use it in a derogatory fashion, deviating from its righteous meaning.

    The BBC in fact, unbelievably came out with an investigative journalists’ report a couple of years ago in which its stated that Al Qaeda as a ‘Muslim’ terrorist group did not in fact exist but was a CIA/Mossad creation,- but of course no one took any notice of this programme at all. The Zionist Presstitute Media, along with their political buddies in Government persisted with the myth of this ‘Islamic’ terror group, as did the Arab and Muslim mainstream Presstitutes, and they still do to this day. We are constantly hearing the Zionist War drums of Tel Aviv against both Syria and Iran, with their thugs on a Terrorist killing Spree, assassinating Scientists, Academics, Military and Police Personnel as well as targeting Civilians, through the use of their Mercenary MI5/Mossad trained Snipers, in their typical cold blooded fashion.

    Taking into account the real definition of just what constitutes a ‘terrorist’ and witnessing the Holocaust, again a word I do not use lightly, carried out by such ‘Islamic’ terrorists, one has to reach the only conclusion that exists in reality and that is Nuclear armed Israel and its Political prostitutes, the USA/UK/France/Canada and the rest of Western NATO have all along been the real State sanctioned Terrorists, with all their multi duplicitous Zionist created factions, wreaking massive death and destruction (the true definition of the Greek word holocaust- holos kaustus and not the Jewish revised, re written meaning pertaining to their myth of 6 million Jews))

    with absolute impunity and arrogance, via their modern day WMDs – Chemical, Biological Warfare along with their Lethal Metal toys, the Chosen Ones’ specially selected number one massive killing Machinery, the Drones, which are in themselves a Terrorist tool, achieving on a much greater scale, the same end result as any human terrorist would do- terrorising and spreading fear, chaos, mayhem, death of Human Beings and destruction to peoples’ homes, livelihoods, infrastructure.

    Another Irony is that it was Israel that committed the first acts of Terrorism back in the 20th Century, as its Irgun, Haganah aand Stern Gang Terrorist initiates targeted British Controlled Palestine, assassinating UN envoys, killing British Settlers/troops as well as the indigenous people of Palestine whom to this day,in true Nazi style, they are slowly but surely, ethnically cleansing – terrorist bombings, terrorist sanctions against entire Nations ( Palestinians throughout occupied Palestine but especially the 5 year siege targeted against Gaza and the tragic 10 year sanctions against Iraqis that cost the lives of over 1 million, of which nearly half were children), as they are now vindictively and sadistically doing to Syria and Iran. This is State sanctioned Terrorism being applied against two Sovereign independent Nations who refuse to comply with Tel Aviv Dictates, who refuse to get in line with the other subservient chattels enslaved within the Satanic Rothschild Dynastic Empire.

    What is so tragic and vile is that today’s so called ‘International’ Community only represent the 1-2% Zionist Elite- a Masonic membership that spans across the Western Nations, across China, Russia and shamefully as well as unbelievably, across the Arab and Islamic nations whose rulers/Governments have all chosen to sell their souls cheaply to the Devil incarnate- the Israeli Entity and all its demonic disciples that includes the British created Muslim Brotherhood, the various unislamic Sects throughout the Ummah that have tragically for us all, deviated from God’s Islam and the teachings of His prophet, may God’s blessings be upon him.

    The West has unwittingly allowed itself to be used, abused, blackmailed and bribed by the Zionists whilst the Arab and Muslim Nations have allowed their own so called ‘leaders’ to be their Achilles heel,equally their staunch Enemy, just as the Terrorist Zionist Entity emanating from Israel is and will always be to the whole of Humanity and to peace.

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  8. #8 by Isaac on 05/07/2012 - 9:34

    Just let the Zionist parasites and their cohorts get into the Persian Gulf and they get into a trap. Iran has preccission guided missiles that can be fired from any place in their vast territory and hit any vessel in the Persian Gulf or in the, Caspian Sea, Arabian Sea and even the Mediterranean. And the Israhell will be out of range?

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