US Navy Deploys Nuclear Submarine to Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran

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…from SouthFront.org

The Ohio-class nuclear submarine USS Georgia along with the guided-missile cruisers USS Port Royal and USS Philippine Sea transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf, the US Navy announced on December 21.

The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia is capable of carrying up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles. The submarine can also be configured to host up to 66 Special Operations Force. If there is such a decision by the US leadership, the submarine will allow to deploy groups of saboteurs to hit targets on the Iranian coast or attack Iranian ships.

The increase of the US military presence in the Gulf comes amid tensions with Iran that reached a new height following the recent assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist near Tehran.

Just on December 20, eight rockets were fired at the Us Embassy in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. The strike caused damage to buildings and cars in the area near the embassy. To repel the strike, the US military employed C-RAM air defense system, which was deployed in Iraq together with Patriot surface-to-air missiles earlier in 2020.

Expectedly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iranian-backed forces for the attack. MSM and ‘anonymous sources’ that they quote regularly express ‘concerns’ that Iran may use the anniversary of the assassination of General Qasem Solemani to conduct a symbolic attack on US interest in the region.

Any kind of such attack or even the ‘possibility’ of such attack could be easily used by the Trump administration as a pretext for a new round of active actions against Iran.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. “Heightened tensions with Iran???” What has Iran ever done to the United States that we haven’t done to them? Oh, that’s right, nothing; they have been the ones on the recieving end of America’s unprovoked and cruelly menacing attacks; economic and otherwise. So why are we threatening them again? I think we all know the answer, and if we don’t, we had better get smart quick, for America could be shedding blood and treasure solely for the sake of a hostile and illigitimate nation that masquerades as our friend.

  2. According to the World Mental health Coalition (‘URGENT COMMUNICATION TO CONGRESS…”):

    “We have a U.S. president who is psychologically and mentally both dangerous and incapacitated. His presentation is consistent with a person who, when his falsely inflated self-image is questioned, or when his emotional need for adulation is thwarted, lashes out in an attempt to restore his sense of potency and command over others.”

    I believe that these last few weeks of the evil orange clown administration will be very dangerous. Rather than concede the loss of the election to Biden, I believe the evil clown could fly into a narcissistic rage at any time and start WW3 (or at least try to start it).

    Every day the evil clown is in that office all life on earth is at risk. I hope to be proven wrong but we may be about to learn the hard way that it’s not a good idea to consolidate such unaccountable constitutionally illegitimate power (e.g. the power to start a nuclear war on a whim) into one political office held by one man – and then to install a mentally and morally defective psychotic psychopath into that office.

  3. I would like to understand Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio’s articles, but the translation is so bad that I am left wondering what a number of key sentences really mean. Is this machine translation (I take it this is m/t(?) the best you can do?

  4. Persian Gulf War II will almost certainly become WWIII within hours, drawing in both Russia and China who have assets in the area that will come under attack in a nuclear free-for-all. This is what the Likudniks and Christian Zionists like Pompeo want more than anything, as it will negate the 2020 presidential election and provide the “national emergency” that will keep Trump in office indefinitely under the USA Patriot Act. He’ll be their ticket to the Rapture while the rest of us are cinder cakes in a nuclear holocaust and the USA will be turned into some kind of Christian-Zionist theocracy run by their warrior messiah…

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