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Old 06-14-2021, 19:42   #1
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A New Era for Iran’s Ambitions in the Western Hemisphere

A friend's educated perspective of the Iranian situation in the Western Hemisphere.

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Old 06-15-2021, 02:32   #2
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We'll see how US diplomacy handles this one.

It's a free ocean and Navies can sail where they want but....

Interesting how China and Iran are developing and using their Naval forces.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:29   #3
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They clearly also think in longer terms, at times, than many western nations (including US). I wonder though if, near term at least, they have an objective of protecting commercial shipping that represents exported "goods" that might otherwise be interdicted.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:40   #4
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How does this improve help the LGBT community that is being systemically exploited and oppressed by the military as they continue to be exploited from key leadership positions within our most elite fighting units?

...this foreign navy shit can wait, we've got some systemic social problems that need fixing.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:47   #5
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Mean while...

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman
By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press 6/2/2021

The blaze began around 2:25 a.m. and firefighters tried to contain it, the Fars news agency reported, but their efforts failed to save the 207-meter (679-foot) Kharg, which was used to resupply other ships in the fleet at sea and conduct training exercises. State media reported 400 sailors and trainee cadets on board fled the vessel, with 33 suffering injuries.

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Old 06-15-2021, 07:18   #6
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A friend's educated perspective of the Iranian situation in the Western Hemisphere.

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It's posts such as these that are one of the main reasons that I log in every day. And of course the hope of viewing the high art-form that is Box's sarcasm. Just imagine the tingly thrill I had today when I received a two-for!
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:40   #7
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Forgetting The Q's !

Box, mentioned the (LGBT) community , but, forgot or omitted the Q's ? what is that group Q's .... ? I aint woke...
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:19   #8
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I wonder if anyone in the woke Biden administration has ever heard of the Monroe Doctrine?
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:58   #9
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Box, mentioned the (LGBT) community , but, forgot or omitted the Q's ? what is that group Q's .... ? I aint woke...
I try to keep my wokeness to four letters now to conserve bandwidth. I acknowledge that limiting my speech to four letters can quickly exclude groups that are already marginalized and for that I apologize. Acronyms are great but they are very problematic. We all know that the one true word to encapsulate the issue is "F.R.E.A.K." but even that fails to cover all of the marginalized groups across the social spectrum. If I was to use one of the more common extended acronyms like LGBTQQIP2AAMGNGFNBA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, androgynous, asexual, marginalized, Graysexual, non binary, gender fluid, fraysexual, neutrois, bigender, abrosexual) then we would STILL be exclkuding certain groups like cis-gendered antiracists, and others that prefer not to discuss their identiy groups in public for personal reasons.

Understand that THIS is why I say that we are wasting our time trying to worry about what could very well just be a complex insurance scam from those dirty conniving Persians.
Obama gave them a shit ton of money. They spent that shit financing their global anti-american efforts. Now they've got this great looking boat that they can use to scare US sailors with JUST as Obamas lackey is taking over - and suddenly the boat burns and sinks...
...like your typical gun toting redneck claiming he lost all of his high capacity fully semi automatic assault weapons in a tragic boating accident.

Yet, no proof exists that there was a fire - no ship remains that can be examined - only a bunch of greedy Persians bitching that the biggest boat in their fleet "caught fire and sank"
...come on folks - we've all been there. Who HASN'T sank a boat to get out from under the payments and collect the insurance money. My mom raised ugly kids - not stupid ones !!!

Meanwhile - as the REST of the world is being distracted by this sophomoric insurance scam, the LGBTQQIP2AAMGNGFNBA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, androgynous, asexual, marginalized, Graysexual, non binary, gender fluid, fraysexual, neutrois, bigender, abrosexual) community is being exploited and oppressed.

This isn't about Iran trying to beat us to the receiving line at a communist ass kissing party in the wonderfully successful socialist country of Vuvuzela. The Persians and the Vuvuzelas have been besties since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chávez started wife-swapping back in 2005. This is nothing new.

BUT

We have to make it LOOK new so that Joe and Kasaba can "respond" to a crisis on the global stage to show that they can do more than just stutter and cackle.

You want proof...
How many LGBTQQIP2AAMGNGFNBA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, androgynous, asexual, marginalized, Graysexual, non binary, gender fluid, fraysexual, neutrois, bigender, abrosexual) flag officers are running GCC's right now?

NONE


and THAT is bullshit.
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:23   #10
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I’m not concerned as I understand the current administration has sent The Good Ship Lollipop on an intercept course. They will be able to sway any belligerents from evil doing.
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Old 06-15-2021, 15:29   #11
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It's posts such as these that are one of the main reasons that I log in every day. And of course the hope of viewing the high art-form that is Box's sarcasm. Just imagine the tingly thrill I had today when I received a two-for!
I know, it's like a birthday surprise, ain't it?
So... they can't seem to get their ship on plane without blowing out a lower unit into their fuel tank, the Boxen administration seems to have their agenda wrangled in the right direction, going lean & mean in the acronym department and the highlight was UNESCO celebrating Che's birthday.

It was a great opportunity to circle back & post a comment saluting Major "Pappy" Shelton and his Green Berets, and Gary Prado Salmon and some Bolivian Rangers for making sure that not-tactically-proficient lice-ridden POS never had another fuckin' birthday.

Salud!

And to the UN,
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:46   #12
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How many LGBTQQIP2AAMGNGFNBA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, androgynous, asexual, marginalized, Graysexual, non binary, gender fluid, fraysexual, neutrois, bigender, abrosexual) flag officers are running GCC's right now?

NONE


and THAT is bullshit.
Fear not, Box--both EUCOM and NORTHCOM are commanded by USAF GOs.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:09   #13
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Fear not, Box--both EUCOM and NORTHCOM are commanded by USAF GOs.
Now be honest - do either of those really count as a "combatant" command -
I suppose fobbits are full fledged combat veterans?
...everyone in SOCOM is a 'SOF Warrior'
...Katie Wilder really WAS a full fledged Green Beret !!!
...maybe OJ didn't do it!!!

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk
...something something lipstick on a pig something something

I want to see an LGBTQQIP2AAMGNGFNBA POC in charge of a REAL combatant command - laying down the fucking gauntlet like Leonidas at the hot gates...
...ain't gonna happen, but we can dream.

Kings Xerxes' Iranian descendants are laughing their asses off at the western worlds military priorities.
It's nice to romanticize the legend of the 300 - but them crazy cultist Iranians ran through those greek boys like shit through a goose and here we are - 2500 years later and those flashy hero worshiping Persians still aren't impressed by any sword rattling western army...


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Now be honest - do either of those really count as a "combatant" command -
I suppose fobbits are full fledged combat veterans?
...everyone in SOCOM is a 'SOF Warrior'
...Katie Wilder really WAS a full fledged Green Beret !!!
...maybe OJ didn't do it!!!
...and Anna Nicole married for love.
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Old 06-16-2021, 11:38   #15
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My friend, you just have such a way with words.

I do wonder though if the new Iranian blue water navy has special accommodations and equal access for its (let’s just keep it simple) “G” (all those other letters really aren’t needed) and do they dress up like girls when they cross the Tropic of Capricorn?
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