Iran Naval Flotilla Makes History, Will Enter Atlantic For First Time

Tyler Durden's picture

Having been un-shunned and then re-shunned by the UN and US over the Syria peace conference, an Iranian news agency has confirmed that for the first time in history, Iran's navy has dispatched warships on a mission to the Atlantic Ocean. No specific military mission or targets were announced but previous statements had discussed the move to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirate attacks. Iran's Rear Admiral had a message of peace and friendship for the rest of the world and said the nation only sought to display its defensive capabilities (just like China, then?).


Via Times of Israel,

The flotilla, consisting of a Khark logistic and helicopter-carrier warship and Sabalan destroyer, could journey as much as 25,000 nautical kilometers in the next three months, Fars News reported Tuesday.

 

No specific military mission was identified, and no ports of call were mentioned.

 

Bidding farewell to the crews, Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi said Iran has a message of peace and friendship for the nations of the world and only seeks to display its defensive power capabilities.

 

But previous statements by high-ranking Iranian naval personnel had declared Iran’s intention to dispatch a next flotilla of warships to the high seas at around this date to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers against pirate attacks.

 

According to navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, “The navy’s next flotilla will be dispatched to either the Pacific Ocean or the Atlantic on January 21 – February 20.” He underlined that the flotilla will pass through the Mediterranean Sea to reach the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Since November 2008, the Iranian navy has been operating anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, after Somali buccaneers hijacked the Iranian-chartered cargo ship, MV Delight, off the coast of Yemen.

 

The Gulf of Aden — which links the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal — is a critical energy corridor and the primary route for Persian Gulf oil shipped to Western markets.

Oil prices are spiking a little this morning though we are not sure the move is related to this action - perhaps just more reflective of the farce that the Syria peace conference has become.

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Spungo's picture

Saudis threatened to jack their shit. I'm calling it right now.

john39's picture

times of Israel...  just being helpful here...  no propaganda or scare mongering...  nope.  nothing of the sort.

pods's picture

Maybe I am just chronically immature, but does anyone else chuckle when they hear "Rear Admiral?"

pods

Grande Tetons's picture

Right up there with pinprick.

mvsjcl's picture

Is that a picture of the SS Minnow?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

One likely port of call:

La Guaira, Venezuela

 

Visiting their fellow loco birdie-listening pal Maduro...

You read that here first...

gmrpeabody's picture

Peddling their new and exclusive "camel toe missile system"...

details to follow...

TruthInSunshine's picture

Tuesday Humor -

Why do present Italian Navy ships have glass bottoms?

 

 

So they can see the old Italian Navy.

(Rimshot)

 

I'll be here all week.

wee-weed up's picture

The Iranians are feeling their oats...

Since finding it so easy to "pull the wool" over the eyes...

Of Obama, Kerry, and the UN.

Ignatius's picture

Hired by Disney to run the new Pirates of the Caribbean if they can get their H1B visas situation straightened out..

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

If you need the Submarines patrolling west edmonton mall, I can make some phonecalls.

kralizec's picture

And their new Shish-kabob torpedo...  ;)

This statement kills me!  "No specific military mission or targets were announced but previous statements had discussed the move to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirate attacks."

Yes, everybody knows the Atlantic is crawling with Imperialistic pirates looking to steal Persian ships ladden with fruit...nuts...carpets...

ROLMFAO!!!

Trucker Glock's picture

"Peddling their new and exclusive "camel toe missile system""

This flotilla and its dangerous weapons system smells fishy.  I strongly condemn this provocative act on the part of Iran.  I will personally ask the UN for further sanctions against this rogue regime.

TheSkipper1967's picture

Hey they stole my boat.   

One of We's picture

Hearing any reference to coach Dick Helm or frmr rep Dick Armey has always brightened up my day in a very childish and enjoyable way.  Kinda like what I imagine goes through my six year old's mind when he says astronaut while drawing out the ass part lol....

TheGardener's picture

There ain`t no need for false flags, as long as we have just stupid enough adversaries doing our bidding.

williambanzai7's picture

Where are they headed, Great Neck NY or Fort Lee?

Chupacabra-322's picture

Doesn't really matter to me Billy as they're all "in on it." And the Criminal Fraud.

They're all involved in an elaborate scheme based on contrat law & Criminal deceit to Fraud The American People by CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary) & being an accessory to the deceit & Criminal Fraud by contracting with the Criminal State.

We are "Governed" into a Political, Educational, Religious & Economic UNITED STATES, CORP based on contract law which is based on Criminal Fraud, deceit & illusion.

The Private Corp UNITED STATES, CORP uses the cover of being a functional Government when in reality they are not. Much like the Criminal Federal Reserve uses The "Federal" in their name & use it as cover to give the illusion that they are a branch of the US Government when they are not.

Through bankruptcies, Criminal Contract Fraud & deceit the Charlatans have incrementally incorporated the US as well as your souls (birth cert) which are securitized via the Criminal Federal Reserve through to the IMF.
They're functioning off corporate version of the THE CONSTITUTION. It's the reason why The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate continues to lie, cheat, deceit, rape & pillage with impunity.

The only power the have over you is with CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary). Pay no Taxes. Peaceful Non-Participation, Non-Compliance & being an accessory into their Criminal system/s based on Criminal Fraud, Debt Bondage & Enslavement.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

the Greek navy would be there to show these Persians who is boss but they are out of gas

Escapedgoat's picture

It wouldn't surprise me if Greek naval officers are in the background if old stories about the Iraq v Iran war are a guide (Old Greek Sea dogs guided the oil tankers UNHARMED  out of the Persian Gulf, Salaries ranged into 3 times at the time).

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Jeez they are weeks away from the bomb now this.. how am I supposed to sleep with this menace being allowed to run rough shod over the world?

 

/sarc off

Joebloinvestor's picture

Sounds like sinking time!

Spungo's picture

I would blow your fuckin head off.... if I could afford it!

People'sRepublicof CT's picture

they have $4.0 billion fresh dollars to spend now that sanctions are eased--an Atlantic cruise sure fits the bill

Volkodav's picture

They have as much right as any...

Sudden Debt's picture

MINE IS BIGGER BABY!!

Absalon's picture

Yeah right.  The North Atlantic is a well known hot spot for piracy.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Iranian message to the US MIC:  Play 'nice' and we just might do an US_Arms for Oil program with you, instead of with Putin.  Shah we do bithness?

[song-along] Cause there's no business like War business, like no business I know.  Everything about is a peeling, Everything the Traffic will allow...

wisehiney's picture

Or mccain's favorite -  "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran...."

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

LOL.  Played by the Marine's "Beach Boys"?

I would imagine that, at the end of it all (after all the PR, public posturing and brinksmanship), the smart & greedy people on both sides will opt for making the most profitable deal.  The question is:  Do you make more $ and geopolitical gains with a rehabilitated and re-integrated Iran, or more with an outcast Iran that will align with Russia and China?

These are tough choices for the USA (its populace wants peace, but AIPAC wants war).  / But they are easy choices for Washington's bosses in Tel Aviv. /sarc

sudzee's picture

Will travel thru Suez Canal to be just off Isreali coast just in time for the start of Sochi in case of US decides to do Syria while the world is transfixed by olympics.

Oldwood's picture

Kerry should be so proud!

Hedgetard55's picture

Wonder what unrep capablities they have, if any?

optimator's picture

Freedom of the seas still allowed.

Colonel Klink's picture

So someone name me one time in the past 100 years where Iran has invaded another country.  Now name me ones where the US or Israel has done so, or caused from behind the scenes an invasion of another country.

M-kay, I think we know where the problem of terrorism originates.

EDIT:  OK it's easy to down vote with the click of a mouse.  Answer the question chickenshit if you're going to click the red arrow.  Can't huh?  Go blow AIPAC!

Joebloinvestor's picture

Iran doesn't need to as long as it can pay others to do its' dirty work.

Colonel Klink's picture

I see them as having to fight fire with fire, considering having the US as your primary defender since the creation of Israel.  Which came first, Hezbollah, or Israel?

It's a fair question!

Joebloinvestor's picture

The Palestinians lost all credibility when they had Arafat represent them.

He should have been buried at sea like Osama, except it would have been more fitting to strap his corpse in a wheelchair and roll it off the deck of the MS Achille Lauro.

Colonel Klink's picture

Again, agreed except he got a glowing send off in the end.  Nothing like a good assassination of a political head of state.

So far you're 0-3, where hypocracy doesn't come into play.

Joebloinvestor's picture

You should read more.

They determined he wasn't poisoned, too bad.

Colonel Klink's picture

Link instead of just assertion.

And if you link to Haartz, Israel time, JWN, I'll call BS.  Just sayin.

WTFx10's picture

Of course they did. Can't be accusing the Israelis of anything illegal.

It would get their panties in a bunch if they were actually held accountable for any thing they did. In 60 plus years how many Palestinians have they killed? Are they trying for that magical 6 million that they keep reminding everyone else about constantly?

Volkodav's picture

except in real world OSB dead since dec. 2001

Joebloinvestor's picture

The Palestinians lost all credability when they strapped bombs to kids.