Iran Test Fires Two Long-Range Missiles Into Mouth Of Indian Ocean Where Two US Aircraft Carriers Are Situated

Tyler Durden's picture

Today for the first time, Iran's IRNA news agency reported that the country had fired two missiles with a range of 1,900 km, coupled with TV coverage, into the mouth of the Indian Ocean. As PressTV reports, "Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Ali Hajizadeh said that the long-range missiles were fired in the Iranian calendar month of Bahman (January 21 to February 20). He said that the missiles, fired from central Iran towards the Indian Ocean, successfully hit its designated targets, IRNA reported Saturday. Hajizadeh said that Iran's missiles have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers, adding that “Iran has the ability to produce longer-ranged ones (missiles) but presently there is no need to produce them." The purpose of the test firing was all too clear: "Our desired targets and the country's threatening us are located well within the reach [of our missiles]," he said. In other words: any US-based invasion of Iran will most certainly see prompt retaliation against US national-interests in the region. This is especially concerning since the US currently has two aircraft carriers, amusingly the Bush and the Reagan, both sitting side by side at the straits of Hormuz, with LHD 4 boxer backing up the rear in a zone that is now quite explosive. Had these test firings been perceived by a provocation, and lately it appears that the US is actively seeking one, it may have been quite a mess.

More from Reuters:

Iran usually tests its missiles in extensive deserts in the heart of the country, so the firing into the Indian Ocean is an unusual move, aimed to prove Tehran's longstanding claims it can hit targets beyond its borders.

Television showed a missile being fired but the announcer did not specify if the pictures were of the Indian Ocean test-firing. No pictures were shown of a target being hit at sea.

The announcement came after a 10-day military exercise by the elite Guards that was designed to deter Iran's enemies by showing Iran is ready and able to hit back at U.S. bases in the Middle East and at Israel.

The United States and Israel have not ruled out military strikes on Iran if necessary to stop it getting nuclear weapons.

Stratfor provides the latest distribution of US naval assets: it shows why the "mouth of the Indian Ocean" is in many ways a comparable zone to Serbia circa 1914. All we need is a (real or false flagged) Gavrilo Princip, and suddenly Goldman's latest oil reco flip flop will make a whole lot of sense.

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carbonmutant's picture

The Arabian Sea or the Indian ocean?

Azannoth's picture

"..fired from central Iran towards the Indian Ocean, successfully hit its designated targets.." - yes they hit watter 100% success!

carbonmutant's picture

Hard to believe they would have dropped it anywhere near CVN76 or 77. That would clearly have been an act of war.

sgt_doom's picture

No, douchey, an act of war is always parking your nuke carriers offshore of another country, and when was the last time Iran had any war vessel parked off the coast of New Jersey???

blueRidgeBoy's picture

that's a creative interpretation of international maritime laws and treaties.  Stupid and wrong, but creative.

HungrySeagull's picture

No. Sinking a Carrier with 6000 aboard will be a irrevocable act of war.


We don't have enough of the damn things.

Baptiste Say's picture

Sinking a US warship isn't an act of war.


It's a guaranteed way to secure tens of billions in financial and direct military aid and unwavering diplomatic support.


Well at least that's what history would suggest:

rocker's picture

What nation would be soooo stupid to name a air craft carrier Bush and park it near the islamic nations of the world and NOT expect some shit to happen?   What the fuck would one expect.   Cheese in a Rat Trap.  EH.

Question is. Who's really in the trap?   Raise my hand.  Please.    Stupid is as Stupid does.

wanklord's picture

The only way Barry & Associates can justify a war against the Islamic Republic of Iran is by staging another false flag attack on continental US: most likely a controlled nuclear explosion (dirty bomb) targeting a major urban concentration killing dozens of thousands of civilians. This operation will be carried out by the CIA in partnership with Mossad and MI6 to later on be blamed on AlQaeda working in conjunction with elements of Iran's IRGC and Pakistan's ISI. Besides that, Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue; the Obama administration will need the unconditional support of these brutes in order to further their agenda. 

augie's picture

Eh, I seem to remember a certain motherland attempting to "manipulate and subdue" Americans before with little success. Dumb and Stupid maybe, but once people have something to believe in again, we will put our collective "retard strength" to good use.

When's the last time a citizen of the UK stood up for his fellow people and led a revolution? has there been one since Mahatma Gandhi? Soon we will all be united in revolution, I hope you don't then still identify our struggle with a national identity. 

AnAnonymous's picture

South Sudan declares indepedency on today. Independency immediately recognized by the US.


US that is insisting that the new independent nation reviews the oil contract taken so far.


augie's picture

Do not confuse the people of the united states with the United States. Not all Americans are part of the problem, I believe the majority of Americans are simply too scared to do anything to jeopardize what they have. 

MassDecep's picture

Playing right into the Handlers hands. Big event right around the corner. It is all by design sheeple. Fear = Change. They have successfully eliminated one enemy, lets form another!

Then Big change ...You can be sure of.

HungrySeagull's picture

There is a movie I remember.

Dr Strangelove was another.

Fail Safe was a gripper.


War Games was the king of them all. We had to endure 10 cinemas standing room only with a strict allocating of 900 per showing per cinemas and a 9 hour 6 deep line wait in a half mile long mall on both decks. The upper floor stopped moving at times in harmonic response to the people when they walk in time together. They learned to stay broken time to help keep the structure intact.


Never was there the silence as there was prior to "Would you like to play a game?"

GoinFawr's picture

War Inc. was funny. Loved the ending.

Reptil's picture

For those of you who can read french or understand spanish, this is better than gold:

Green Leader's picture

¿Eso ocurrió en verdad?

Oh, shit!

monoloco's picture

We need another war to keep the sheeples' attention diverted from the economy.

SparkySC's picture

Well, fire back some 'TEST' MISSILES!!!

Just a performance check.



High Plains Drifter's picture

why don't we just leave and leave them the hell alone? is that so difficult anymore?

Azannoth's picture

Americans have absolutely no beef with Iranians, it's the other 'Americans' that do

If it wasn't for the jews we'd have no 1 and 2 World War, no instability in the Middle East and no 1 Trillion dollar defense budget, the more I  think about it the more I come to the conclusion that Hitler was on to something ..

High Plains Drifter's picture

well we must be careful using the "j" word. it causes the ears to itch and the heads to hurt....:)

Max Hunter's picture

Indeed.. but I really enjoy the fireworks.. Plus it brings out the Israeli Firsters and the white supremist plants to marginalize an otherwise legitimate discussion..

High Plains Drifter's picture

you noticed too huh?  :)



this is the way it is always done. watch and see on this very thread. the military pys ops people will be here shortly defending the military etc......never fails......

DosZap's picture

So, the madman, who practiced the Occult, and who's country precipitated BOTH WWI & II, has no blame.

The Jews started them huh?.

Incidentally, ALL Americans have a problem with IRAN, and every other Islamic state.

Their radical Religion.

It's called World Domination,and it's there goal.

Same story as the NWO crowd, just a different path.

Both want same results.

Max Hunter's picture

WRONG.. I'm an American and I don't have a problem with Iran or Muslims.. I do have a problem with fucktards like you that have their head so far up their ass they could never walk straight even if they ever pulled it out..

pods's picture

Sorry Dos, painting with a very broad brush.  I would say that most americans could not find Iran on a map, nevermind have a problem with them.


Edmund Dantes's picture

Just WHO exactly is looking for world domination?

sgt_doom's picture

Two douchebaggers have junked you, must mean Richard Perle and Henry Kissinger are lurking around here today?

Milestones's picture

Hush now!! Folks think ya be a quitter.     Milestones

Estrella's picture

Bad idea... I have flown extensively over Iran. Roughly, it looks like Nevada; steep rough mountain, valley, mountain and repeat. This is NOT the type of terrain that our forces do well in. You could set off a nuke in one valley and have no impact on a facility just 10 miles away in the next. I assure you, you do not want to start a war in this area, you will be bogged down forever. A few dozen guys with Stingers would be unbeatable in this terrain.

Max Hunter's picture

you do not want to start a war in this area, you will be bogged down forever

YOU might not.. common sense may dictate this.. but.. the Military Industrial Complex and their Zionist/Industrialist controllers would love such a bogging.. Isn't this evident?

Milestones's picture

Oh hell yes--we are doing so marvelously in the M.E. now  Wow, some of you people just don't get it.      Milestones

dwdollar's picture

Not much different than Afghanistan.  Regardless, we don't have the resources for a FOURTH campaign.  Iran is undoubtedly much larger and more capable than anything since 2001.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes, and its worked out so well there that the Canadians are now leaving, which puts more stress on American forces. 

People who defend this bullshit are intellectually dishonest and are part of the problem, not a solution.

The US will leave Afghanistan just like the Russians one day with their tail between their legs. There is no possibity of ever "winning" this thing.


Rodent Freikorps's picture

If you look at the ROE, it was never meant to be won.

Milestones's picture

Wooyee Woo, we lost or had thousands killed and injured, spent a TRILLION dollars to show em how frigin tough we are? Where in the chain of command are you in the Pentagon? Treasury Dept. ROE--Are you Timmie in drag?      Milestones

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Don't blame me. I advocated the total destruction of Afghanistan by nuclear weapons, and mass crucifixions in Iraq.

I was overruled.

Do read even Bush's ROE and you will see  victory was never the goal. An new Viet Nam that bled the military and the nation was the goal.

prole's picture

lol thought friecorpse meant "return on investment" in which case his first comment made perfect sense. I should have known he was just cheerleading for genocide. Ironic posting it here anyway since his loyalty is not to America.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

The US decided to follow a far, far more humane path.

What did it buy them?

Urban Redneck's picture

The problem lies defining "winning" in terms of "nation building" and "occupation."

The US could have liquidated every man, woman, and child in Afghanistan by now several times over, and the Russians could have also done so quarter century ago and they would have "won" simply by virtue of being the only participants left.

The possibility of "winning" is effectively eliminated when a modern State decides it is going to show up in another State and impose its particular "lifestyle choice" upon the local the populace. 

HungrySeagull's picture

I have explored Iran via Google Earth and Maps. It's about 34 areas (States?) that are quite challenging for warmaking. Even Columbia and Venequela is pretty tough too.

I know Nevada well, it's not for the weak, faint of heart or the roaches who are accustomed to the city.

Bubba Schwartz's picture

I have flown over Iran.


I have landed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, every Emirate of the UAE, Oman, Djibouti, etc.


Stingers and small arms fire be damned! We had two hit aircraft in Iraq and they recovered successfully (yes WE ARE VASTLY UNDERPAID!)


I don't want any more war, but we have forgotten Reagan's maxim: "No one attacked America because it was too weak."


You have millions of young men and women risking their lives for the western world's survival while you worry about how much money you might have or what toys you have in the garage or on the lake.


To quote Monty Python, "I fart in your genral direction."

Bubba Schwartz's picture

oops -- Regan's quote was "No one has attacked America because it was too stong."


too many G&T.

sgt_doom's picture

No doubt your flying time equals your quote-reading time.....