Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Persians Flex Their Muscles

Iranian Navy Plans to Send Ships Near U.S. Waters

"The Iranian navy plans to move naval vessels out of the Persian Gulf and into the Atlantic Ocean, "near maritime borders of the United States," the Tehran Times reported Tuesday.

According to the English-language paper based in Tehran, the announcement came from a top Iranian naval officer on Tuesday.

“As the global arrogance (forces of imperialism) have a (military) presence near our sea borders, we also plan to have a strong presence near the U.S. sea borders with the help of the soldiers who are loyal to the vali-e faqih (supreme jurisprudent),” said Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, as quoted and paraphrased by the Tehran Times."

The hubris and smugness of empire has been staggering to behold over the last few decades.
But the one disastrous tendency of all empires in history is to assume controlling dominion forever just because they're empires. It all changes. And even with seemingly science fiction technology, other people might pop up with surprises.


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