Monday, January 16, 2012

Iran And The Strait Of Hormuz

This article reviews just what exactly may be in store regarding the Strait of Hormuz, which has turned into the latest potential tipping point in the Middle East:

Today the question of security for tankers in the Strait arises again, with Iran threatening to block the waterway.

How might Iran accomplish this, and what resources could the U.S. bring to counter what would be understood internationally as an act of war? (The Egyptian closure of the Straits of Tiran in May 1967 was the act of war to which Israel responded in June -- the Six-Day War.)

Over the past decade Iran has built up a naval capability that, while not "heavy" in terms of firepower, is nonetheless stealthy and dangerous. The stealthy part comes from Iran's submarine fleet, divided into two classes -- Kilo-class diesel electric submarines from Russia, and home-built mini submarines based on a North Korean/former-Yugoslavian design.

Iran has four Kilo submarines and seventeen mini-submarines known as the Ghadir. Ghadirs are said to be equipped with a super-cavitation torpedo called the Hoot (or Whale), based on or a copy of the Russian Shkval (VA-111) torpedo. These torpedoes are at least three times faster than conventional ones. No oil tanker could evade them, and this type of torpedo also poses a threat to military ships. Ghadirs, especially if all of them are deployed, may not be easy to find. Until the threat is eliminated, oil tankers will stay away.

Adding to the problem is a large number of smaller, fast ships such as the ten Houdong-class patrol boats, or the 12 Sina class missile boats. These ships carry C-802 sea-launched anti-ship missiles and 30mm canons. They are fast-moving, and many of them can be used together in a fight against a larger ship. This is a phenomenon known to naval experts as "swarming boats."

And, while there has been a lot of talk on the subject, not much has been done either tactically or technologically to offset the threat. In fact, the lack of firepower on U.S. ships is a very real concern in the context of protecting critical shipping lanes, especially the Strait of Hormuz.

For the U.S. to respond under current conditions and protect shipping lanes, it needs a lot of help from the allies in Europe, who -- despite a generally lagging ability to contribute military capabilities to a situation -- have firepower appropriate for this problem in the form of modern frigates, corvettes, and missile boats; mine-hunting ships; and plenty of good helicopters. The allies have good submarine assets (Germany, France, the U.K., and Italy) and have long played a role in protecting sea lines of communication in the Mediterranean.

If the Iranian threat materializes, it is extremely important to assure full cooperation from NATO in order to keep the Strait open. This requires pre-planning and coordination, but in light of the fact that our European friends are more dependent on Persian Gulf oil than is the United States, there is reason to believe that cooperation will be forthcoming.

If, in the end, Iran does try to prevent oil tankers from transiting the Strait, and if in the end the U.S. is unable to offer direct protection to ships that desire transit, there are other ways to force Iran to desist. It would likely be ugly, and it is not to be desired, but Iran and Iran-watchers would be foolish indeed to doubt America's retaliatory capability after an act of war.

In other words, Iran's threat to the Strait of Hormuz is real and their capabilities exceed what many of us had assumed. No wonder their rhetoric reflects a very confident position towards a coming war.

The stage is most definitely set - the question becomes not "if" but "when" this conflict will occur.


Anonymous said...

Sadly enough, stocks are going UP
again after a brief drop 24 hours
ago. It seems bulls DO NOT want
to give up. Yet the advance is
tiring and divergent with key
technical indicators....with a
mature EWI count.

IT IS possible that we may see a
TOP in the next 48 hours, time will tell. At that point, danger
will start, one HAS TO ASSUME
that Israel is NOT going to wait forever. it SEEMS no one has the
GUTS to deal with Iran EXCEPT
Mr. Ben Netanyahu.....

so I will HAVE to assume that a
strike is imminent. If it is
true that enough material is
available for 4 bombs already
then it would TAKE ONLY A MONTH
to enrich that high enough.

that would take us to the middle of FEB 2012. VERY CLOSE....not even funny.......

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

DrNofog said...

"Breaking News - This just in from Dutchsinse..."

Anyone want to take a shot at this?

My speakers are stuck in storage so I can't hear the details, but my 1st gut-reaction upon seeing my email update from Dutchsinse is that these are the 1st [unintelligible for now] 'audio practice runs' designed to eventually try to 'discount' the voices of the 3 Gospel Angels in Revelation 14:6-11:

"6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name.."

1/16/2012 -- 'Strange sounds' heard WORLDWIDE -- Stay Alert and BE PREPARED!
Uploaded by dutchsinse on Jan 16, 2012

Something strange is afoot --- unknown sounds heard globally over the past few days.. basically starting up in rapid pace on January 11, 2012 --- up until today (jan 16 2012). I don't know how long this will continue, or what it is.

New term : U.A.O.. = Unidentified AUDIBLE Object

you can see all the same videos in this montage by clicking this search here:

What could all these sounds heard this past week around the world have come from? What do you think is causing this phenomenon? I am still at the drawing board, trying to figure this mystery out... any ideas.. please share below in the comment field.

I have ruled out the "fake" option -- too many videos popping up for this to be a hoaxer.. unless of course.. its some kind of MOVIE roll out stealth marketing ploy... (I'm always the skeptic I know -- but remember EPAZUTI ?!).

I twist on the old saying .. keep your EAR to the grindstone ... if you hear anything.. get it on video!

Always remember, regardless of what the outcome of this particular situation, have a plan, be prepared -- food, water, supplies, and places to shelter in place.. and also places prearranged to go in case you have to leave your area""
****[end quote]

I say **"unintelligible for now"** because the technology is already old for 'recorded, synthetic voices, & voice-overs' that have been used for several decades now, in both phones & computers, and THAT IS NOT the technological issue AT ALL!

The REAL ISSUE is -can you properly modulate & control the projection of the Human voice ranges into the upper atmosphere in such a way, so that it 'seemingly' equals the "voices of the 3 Gospel Angels" so as to counter & deny what they proclaim!!

Scott said...

DrNo - Nice to see you and we are continuing to pray for your wife and her health.

As far as the above, everytime I hear one of these audio's it sounds like I am hearing 'natural sounds" such as the ocean or wind....I haven't heard any of these audios yet that sounds remarkable.

I stopped going to Dutch's site a while back - for some reason it just wasn't "sitting well" with me - I can't explain it. Maybe I'll go back and see what it feels like on his site these days.

I assume you are familiar with "Project Bluebeam"...This could have something to do with that (?)

Mrs.C said...

Hi Brother Scott, :)
Good thing you did stop going to "Dutch's" site.IMHO :) It was the Holy Spirit witnessing to you on that one, thats why it wasnt "sitting well" with you. :)
Dutch is a sensationalist without question. He has to continuously keep the hype up with one pending disaster or another. Personally, the symbols he uses at the beginning of his vids (pyramids etc) are a clue. They look like tarot card symbols! Yike!The so called "active volcanoes" in the Mohave desert, were clearly clouds he was seeing. Guaranteed, if those supposed volcanic “plumes” were true, A LOT of folks would have been investigating it. I know that area very well, and not just the gazillion scientists from So Cal would have been there, but every private citizen investigator would have been there too! We are talking California here! He kinda works like the enemy, uses a wee bit of truth, and then blows it up to much more than it is. And just like the enemy, he steels your time. When hes called out on it, he then retreats to conspiracy theories against him. Wheww!
JMHO, but now, the latest thing for everyone to worry about, are the supposed unusual sounds heard all “around the world”? Really? So why isn’t the MSM jumping on this? Because again, it’s a conspiracy probably according to him. The problem is, not everyone in the “world” works for the MSM. How bout ALL the other folks that live in these supposed places around the world? They didn’t here it, and aren’t running to authorities, panicking etc.?
Just the youtube guys are on to this, right? Very telling that this mysterious sound, isn’t heard by millions of others. Very telling in one of these vids, there are folks in the background walking down the street, and not one of them are responding to this “sound”, in fact no one in the multitude of apartment balcony’s that are seen in the same vid, come out to see what this “sound” is. Why? Because it’s that particular vid appears to very much be a fake vid. The earth does indeed make sound. There are for example, “humming” and “boom” sounds that be heard very clearly in Death Valley (if anyone’s there to here them lol) But it is true, and has been heard for decades. Sand dunes can “sing” or “hum” or make loud “booms”, and can be heard in deserts around the world.
There is a military-grade sonic weapon that our Military used against the pirates off the coast of Somalia. Yes, there are many man made devises, some secret some not so secret, that could create sounds heard by civilians. Should this “sound” apparently heard “around the world” (but only apparently by youtube video producers) be true, surely Dutch will take this promotion of fear as long as he can…that is until someone figures out what the true cause is. Meanwhile he would have stolen, again, a lot of folks time…time which is growing short...
His Word tells us all we need to know of these Last Days…
His Word is our only True Source… Look up! Look UP! Our redemption daweth nigh!

God Bless!

GG said...

Hi Mrs. C-

I couldn't agree with you both more! I remember when a dear friend told me about him and I even referenced him him over the whole Elenin potential news. See this shows us how mere speculation can lead to much confusion in these last days. I am guilty of that over watching the Elenin postings he did.

I started to feel uncomfortable when he started asking for donations, tracking volcanoes, tracking fracking but more importantly when his friend got shot and the 'agencies' supposedly started snooping around in all their lives. Then his postings and spirit shifted even more. So suffice to say the Lord reminded me who the great messenger is these days and it doesn't come from the land of spooky pooky :)

God Bless!!


Alice said...

I don't know, friends. I saw many of those youtube videos of the earth sounds elsewhere - even this one that DrNo posted above - before Dutch posted this recent one (which is simply a compilation of the better ones that are out there).

I only mention it because the information is out there for those who want to see it AND some local news stations ARE carrying the stories. (However, I'm not defending Dutch. I've also concluded what you all have about him.)

That said, I tend to think these sounds are a real and strange phenomenon. I also think some of them are VERY musical sounding. Some even seem to sound like voices singing...

Also....Remember this event at a FL Marlins baseball game last August??? Besides being caught live on television it was also played on local AND national news broadcasts afterward.