Iran Launching "Massive" Ten Day War Game Tomorrow In Close Proximity To CVN-74 John Stennis

Tyler Durden's picture

As the rest of the world enjoys Festivus or whatever celebration one indulges in, Iran is launching a "massive" 10 day war games naval exercise right in the belly of the beast. From Xinhua: "Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Thursday announced the upcoming launch of ten-day massive naval exercises in the international waters, the local satellite Press TV reported. Sayyari said at a press conference on Thursday that the naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 will start on Saturday and will cover an area of 2,000 (1,250-mile) km stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden, the report said. This is the first time that Iran's Navy carries out naval drills in such a vast area, he was quoted as saying. He said that the exercises will manifest Iran's military prowess and defense capabilities in the international waters, convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries and test the newest military equipment among other objectives, said the report. He added that the newest missile systems and torpedoes will be employed in the maneuvers, adding that the most recent tactics used in subsurface battles will also be demonstrated. Iranian destroyers, missile-launching vessels, logistic vessels, drones and coastal missiles will also be tested, said the Iranian commander, according to the report." And while conventional wisdom is that the market is focused on what the upcoming closure of the Straits of Hormuz means for tanker routs and oil prices, there is another more disturbing possibility: with all those Iranian canoes, and soapboxes floating around, one wonders if one is bound to have a close encounter with USS CVN-74 John Stennis, which as the updated naval map below from Stratfor shows, will be smack in the middle of the action.

More on this potential powder keg:

Closing Strait of Hurmoz is under full control of Iran, he said but did not mention about the exercise to close it, according to the state IRIB TV website.


Earlier this month, Parviz Sorouri, a member of the Iranian Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that Iran plans to practice its ability to close the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important passages for exports of crude and oil products from littoral states of Persian Gulf.


Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said later that closing the Strait of Hormuz is not on Iran's agenda.


As Iran has announced it several times, the issue of closing the Strait of Hormuz is not on Iran's agenda since Iran believes in upholding the stability and peace of the region," said Mehmanparast.

Alas, that's not the question: the question is what does everyone else believe is the best optics of representing Iran as believing in. Because if a US support vessel has to sink to make popular support for this and that a little more palatable, then sink it will. On its own if it has to.

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GeneMarchbanks's picture

That sounds about right...

spiral_eyes's picture

More importantly:

Iran guilty for 9/11. Also guilty of saying Jews, cute puppies, polar bears and the Dalai Lama should be wiped off the map.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Oh, poo. False-flag ops always get scheduled around war games, exercises, etc.

tooktheredpill's picture

Festivus... don't forget the airing of greivances and the feats of strength

AldousHuxley's picture

McCain got tired of his first model wife after she got ugly due to car accident, so he ditched her for upgrade to beer distributor heiress who can finance his political career.

Now he is tired of old warm beer and plastic surgery has reached the limits of science and nature.

McCain himself is about to die, so he wants to satisfy his old white man craving for something expectations be damned.


Answer:  Persian Belly dancer.


Of course, best persian belly dancers are in Iran, so McCain must invade Iran for his last conquest of his life.

TruthInSunshine's picture

The case for another multi-trillion dollar war on Iran is being made behind closed doors right now - at least the 'official' case that will be sold to the public - in order to provide those trillions in taxpayer siphoned subsidies for the Military-Industrial-Financial Complex that rules all, and has completely and totally swallowed up any notion of indirect or direct democracy, and has redeemed the certificates of ownership over the alleged 'elected representative' who were 'voted into office' by an illusion of choice presented by the Kabuki Theater of Modern Day American Politics.

The Fractional Reserve Banksters and the Military-Industrial-Financial Complex want a new war, this time with Iran, and they will get it soon enough.

Hoist the Black Flag and row, row, row, indebted serfs in the new fractional reserve bankster fiefdom.

NoVolumeMeltup's picture

Our tradition of representative government has become a cantankerous, squawking body of seagulls charging at every scrap of fish entrails that gets dropped (or left by the Squid). You sirs and madams are not "Honorable" in any sense that I know the word.

And most abhorrently we cause the murder, destruction and poisioning of people with whom we have no beef so that Military Industrial Complex contractors can have Dom and Beluga caviar at their "Holiday" parties.

We must understand how this happened to correct it. It bears correcting. In fact it's begging for it. Lately, I can strike up a conversation with a complete stranger of any path or creed and in short work we agree that we're getting screwed and we don't know of any practical recourse. Even curmudgeonly Uncle Earl who views national politics like an NFL game (or Premier League for our friends across the pond) and clings to his team colors understands that "things jes ain't right lately".

But the ramifications extend far beyond idle chit-chat. No, the very core or who we are as a species is being defined by vile misanthropes who would see beauty and harmony expunged from the record. Our cultural souls are being sold so they can amass gold trinkets in rooms off limits to us, yet guarded by us. And we marvel at the insanity of it all. Let us instead opt for clarity in a new vision which we'll cover shortly.

In inspecting the roots of offensive and malignant growth, we see the same cause as most bodily disease; neglect. The systemic disassociation of our true nature, the separation from the higher mind and the debasement of our heritage and birthrights all share this common source. And how much more troubling is it that this collective illness is harvested by evil scientists?

The good news is that this is reversible, but there is no snake-oil or superficial cure. You'll notice that people and groups are rushing headlong into movements that look to have world-changing potential and this scares the ever-lovin' shit out of The Powers that Were. Tea-parties, Occupy Rallies and Hopey McChanges are powerful and moving concepts at inception but they are controllable and corruptable so they peter out until the next promising wave. Twitters and youtubes are inordinately useful tools, but they can be purchased. Hell, courts, governments and armies can be purchased. But what cannot fail is a rogue network because it routes around outages. Look how Napster changed the music industry. Look how Anonymous made some bold strikes against the Man (and thereby exposed his mortal fallibility for all to see). Look how darknets and torrenting have become ubiquitous in the transfer of data.

They have an internet kill switch? Fuck 'em because we'll all switch on ad-hoc unlocked WIFI and share a DNS table for everything important to us.

They own the usurious, grabastic cell phone carriers? Fuck 'em because a layman with one single FreePBX .iso can duplicate everything Ma Bell did in a century and more.

They own the infrastructure? No they don't because we are the goddamn infrastructure.

And we're tired of being nickel-and-dimed, arrested, rationed and screwed every which way so that they can continue farting through silk (ref. Bageant).

It is no exaggeration to state that reality is what your senses and mind process in tandem, therefore an entire universe as you understand and accept it lives and dies with you. Is this not power? There is only one recourse by the weak who wish to control you (and what other reason is there for the need to control others than weakness?) and that is by convincing you that they are powerful and in charge. Bullshit. Whomever they are have long forfeited that right.

They will not decide our fate for us. All you need to do is find you resolve, because many of us already have. Share it like I have. Their illusion is fading and our reality is growing. The Day of the Triffids has ended. That's my interpretation of the great 2012 mystery.

When they implement a replacement for the Federal Reserve note in it's current horrid iteration, what are you going to tell them?

When they rubber stamp more unconstitutional freedom-stripping "bills", what are you going to tell them?

When they install another red/blue tie wearing globalist asshole at the podium, what are you going to tell them?

I know what I'll tell them.

This will begin a healing process just as the rain soothes the cracked dry land.

It begins with unequivocal and complete acceptance of oneself. Not conceptually, not in abstract principle, but love of every facet of one's being. Even what others criticize. This is a one hundred percent internal effort and the condition must be satisfied to continue. That is what we mean by "Love conquers all". But love for oneself does not ever preclude an asswhipping for others meaning harm. Bank it.

Again - No Copyright reserved. Do with it as you please.

JR's picture

Yes, but it is our hopes against their plans.

“Remember, when stakes are high, and there are no higher stakes than in power politics, your enemy plays for keeps… He will give you no credit…he will twist everything that you say or do when it suits him, and use it to his own advantage. He intends to win…he intends you to lose…” –Helen MacInnes, The Snare of the Hunter

It is time it is our plans against their plans. It is time to elect Ron Paul as president!!

fxrxexexdxoxmx's picture

Yeah but why do Sunni's kill Shia's?

Snake Plissken's picture

It's all there in the Protocols, which is why the dear old Tribe has made such efforts to get them banned. As Henry Ford said "they may or many not be genuine, but they certainly describe history as its happening".

Monedas's picture

What a bunch of jibberish with no content ! Rant long....rant wrong ! Distill your ramblings into 5 precise recommendations ! That requires thinking and opens you up to feed back ! Take my dare....If you can !    Monedas 2011  Comedy Jihad Jibberish Troll Buster !

NoVolumeMeltup's picture

For the edification of non-members who might not see it, you have 7 downvotes so far (and no upvotes) in your response to a post with 11 upvotes.

Apparently something thinks there is valid content there.


Merry Xmas, dude.

jeff montanye's picture

ten and thirteen and continuing to diverge.

luna_man's picture



Reads like wisdom!...Don't be shy...LET ME READ MORE!

Blankman's picture

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.  Problem is most of us have been trained to follow and not lead.  What you are asking people to do is lead with their hearts and minds instead of following with their hearts and minds.  In order to begin this process this involves one of the hardest things in these peoples lives - turning off the television/computer.  Most people and their children wake up to and fall asleep to the television.  TV gives some meaning to rather dull existences for most.  They do not see the shackles that bind - however I do hope some of the people who read your post truly understand what you are saying.  Explore the god within - the one you are fed at church is a much more watered down version than the one existing within.  

Stuck on Zero's picture

Aldous, you lie.  The best belly dancers are egyptian. 

Triggernometry's picture

A plausible concern, but I think it would be much too obvious at this moment. I think it more likely a US frigate would "hit" an Iranian mine while moving out of the area after hostilities have seemingly eased.

economics1996's picture

Can't we just bomb the shit out of Iran?  Yes we can!

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Can you believe Ahmadinejad's arrogance!? Obama is showing maturity and courage despite these threats, but this is no indication of weakness. If Iran wants trouble, I say BRING IT ON - America is locked and loaded and ready for war. Iran is going to have to learn the hard way that you DO NOT MESS WITH ISRAEL.

AldousHuxley's picture

UK-US-Russia gave land to Israel......they can also take it away.


The thing with Iran is that, once Iran becomes US colony, US doesn't need Israel any more as a military post in middle east since they conquered all of it.


Iran is not asking for trouble. American jews asked for trouble when they devalued dollar by printing to cover up jewish bankster's gambling failures. Iran asked to move crude away from dollar exchanges.


Jeez....Jews are supposedly to be smart, but 3rd generation American Jews are just like WASP trust fund coke heads.

john39's picture

Aldous- the first part of your post seems like a mistaken assumption regarding who is controlling whom.  AIPAC is only one arm of control...

dkny's picture

Love the broad stereotyping of people.

Are all muslims terrorists in your playbook?

AldousHuxley's picture

muslim terrorists = American soldiers = North Korean soldiers = Bin laden's men = Russia KGB thugs.....


Have you ever head of a mob leader do the killings himself?


non-elites are pawns in the game of foreign policy.

"terrorist" = political talk

Many of muslim leaders have family business and members in US....


Obama, Bin Laden, Kim Jong il, Bush, Romney....when they talk about "them" they mean the public unwashed masses.



dkny's picture

For a moment I thought you were talking about american jews, but now you seem to be deviating from the target.

Still, you make it sound like each and evrey american "jew" is somehow connected to this vast conspiracy and benefitting from it. And the reason I use "jew" is because you really need to qualify who fits in, otherwise you we're back to the same broad categorization: muslims are terrorists, irish are drunk, blacks are porch monkeys, etc.

Monedas's picture

Because they're xenophobic monkeys !

Tompooz's picture

It is rather the other way round in Iraq and Bahrein.  And the Sunni's doing the killing are some rather untypical Sunni's as well. 

Don't forget, if you go only 20  years back, and the more so if you go back before the Iranian revolution, Sunni's and Shi'a were living peacefully together. 

lincolnsteffens's picture

Is that you George W? I didn't know you could read and write or is that your sec.def. making jokes? I thought you were down on the ranch. It looks like you are knee deep in horse shit again!

mailll's picture

We would be proud if we bombed the hell out of Iran, just like we're proud we bombed the hell out of Iraq.  Our Iraq venture cost about a million lives on both sides, including babies, pregnant mothers, little girls and boys, people who liked Americans and our lifestyle, etc., because bombs don't discriminate. They will kill anyone.  Now, because of us, they are killing each other left and right.  So who died and who got rich from this Iraq venture?  It may be hard to swallow for some people, but Iraq was better off under Sadaam than they are now.  If you don't believe it, look at Iraq before Sadaam and look at Iraq after Sadaam. Now when we decide to bomb Iran, and we will, we would be proud of the fact that we have the power to start WW3.  Then it won't be millions who die, but perhaps billions. Because the nations of the world will then take sides.  Russia, China and the Middle East  on one side, the the rest of the world on the other.  You see, it isn't Ahmedinejad who is arrogant, it is us.  He isn't out bombing anyone he wants.  We are!

taxpayer102's picture


The Federal Reserve, Congress and the war mongering Obama administration are bombing [economically] the shit out of the USA.  Those advocating U.S. military action against Iran - look at your country the USA after 10 years of the "war on terror" - millions unemployed and on food stamps, millions of foreclosed homes, millions of manufacturing jobs shipped offshore, national debt of $15.1 trillion, over 6,000 U.S. military dead and tens of thousands wounded, loss of your liberties and freedom...   The only winners after 10 years are the international bankers and in a war against Iran they will win again while the USA will continue losing its life, liberty and soul.

ElvisDog's picture

The Iranian Navy??? Give me a break. The U.S. could sink the entire Iranian navy in about 5 minutes. What's next? The Sudanes Air Force?

CompassionateFascist's picture

`The Iranian Navy and Air Force will survive long enough to close the Hormuz Straits and hammer the oil terminals. That'll do it for the dollar and the entire US PonziConomy. They know it, and so does our Z.O.G. But the Jews don't care, because there is no gold in Fort Knox. It's in Israel.


mjk0259's picture

Iranian navy is aware of it's deficencies and plans to use bomb laden $2,000 speedboats in large quantities against $1 billiion dolllar USN ships. Maybe it will work, maybe not. US willl spend more money on petrol to avoid them then it costs Iran. Plus they have Chinese shore to ship missiles. Chinese pretty effective at getting US drone.


monoloco's picture

Perfect setup for a Gulf of Tonkin like scenario.

YHC-FTSE's picture

+1 You forgot babies. And you said the J word. That's not allowed because it is anti-semetic if said by non-Js, apparently.

AldousHuxley's picture

Jews just pissed off around this time of the year becuase some folks have moved on to new testament while they are still stuck in old times.


But in America, everyone is an equal consumer of made in china junk:

  • Hanukkah Tree
  • Hanukkah Tree Topper
  • Hanukkah Tree ornaments
  • Hanukkah gift wrap
  • Hanukkah Hallmark cards
  • Hanukkah Gingerbread house
  • Hanukkah Kosher ham
  • Hanukkah themed oven mittens


I haven't seen Hanukkah photo op with black Moses at the strip mall yet though.

lincolnsteffens's picture

Some people are sooo ignorant. It is a Hanukka Bush! Sheesh!

theMAXILOPEZpsycho's picture

Iranian women are babes...we need to liberate them so us westerners get a proper fair crack at them

AldousHuxley's picture

you betcha Persian empire imported some quality europeans back in the days.



RichardP's picture

Need to look at a different spot to see if she is bottle-blond or really blond.