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Iran threatens action if US super-carrier returns ~ link ~ That is one sure fired way to get the US Navy to return! Has Iran come to the conclusion that it is better to go to war now then wait for the massive US-Israeli "anti-missile war games" which begins early this coming Spring? If so, 2012 will get off to one hell of a beginning! Stirling
On December 30, 2011 the Iranian Navy identified and recorded footage and images of the USS John C. Stennis in the area where Iran is currently holding naval military exercises.
General Salehi said on Tuesday that we recommend and warn the aircraft carrier not to ret=t in the habit of repeating a warning and we warn only once.”
“If this rhetoric spins out of control, if there are incidents in the Persian Gulf or the Strait of Hormuz that lead to wider hostilities, as night follows the day, this could spin not only into a regional war but even farther; and... of Israel, I fear, may cease to exist,” Ray McGovern told Press TV US Desk.
The threat scenarios – as they are called in the IDF – are compiled by the Home Front Command and are based on intelligence collected regarding the enemy’s intentions, as well as its capabilities. The municipalities and local councils are then provided an estimated number of missiles they can expect to face in a conflict and are advised on how they should prepare.
The prospect of sanctions targeting the oil sector in a serious way for the first time has hit Iran's rial currency, which has fallen by 40 percent against the dollar in the past month.