Friday, August 7, 2020

Info Wars – U.S. Navy Mocks Iran as ‘Experts’ at Making a Dummy Aircraft Carrier

Shortly after Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces conducted live fire drills in the Straits of Hormuz, attacking a 2/3 sized replica of a U.S. carrier, the U.S. Navy mocked the Iranians. A post on the Navy’s Instagram account included a photo of Iran’s dummy carrier along with the caption: “Iran builds target ship. They’re experts at that.”

The Instagram post has gotten over 74,000 likes and 2,000 comments, reported American Military News (AMN).

As predicted in my earlier piece, on Tuesday, IRGC forces attacked the fake aircraft carrier, landing troops by helicopter on the replica’s wooden deck. It later fired missiles from various small boats and at least two ballistic missiles from underground launchers which I described in another article today.

Business Insider also posted a humorous photo that showed the dummy Iranian carrier sitting in the water with a few fake planes aboard it, and an arrow and caption saying “Fake Ship.” This was next to a photo of a U.S. supercarrier steaming with its escort ships and flight deck fully loaded with combat aircraft, and an arrow and caption saying, “Real Ship.”

The U.S. Navy has the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet. This includes 11 massive, nuclear-powered supercarriers, in addition to its fleet of nine amphibious assault ships such as the just commissioned, USS Tripoli. The latter Marine Corps-oriented ships can launch helicopters and Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft like the V-22 Osprey, and the Marine F-35B joint strike fighter.

When configured with full loads of F-35Bs, these impressive ships are called “Lightning Carriers”.

U.S. Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) also include numerous other warships as escorts and complements, such as cruisers, destroyers, and frigates, as well as submarines.

Other than its dummy target ship, Iran has no aircraft carriers, or anything remotely close to them. The IRGC Navy relies on small missile boats to carry out ‘swarm boat attacks,’  but the U.S. Navy appears to be saying it sees all Iranian ships as good “targets.”

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Paul Crespo
Paul Crespo
Paul Crespo is a defense and national security expert. He served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. He holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. Paul is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and a Contributor to American Defense News.

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A.Olsson
A.Olsson
7 days ago

Indeed they have to label everything in case they shoot down another passenger plane loaded with Iranian civilians like they did, killing all on board.

Bryce
Bryce
7 days ago
Reply to  A.Olsson

And if you understand the details behind that you would not embarrass yourself with stupid comments.

Lawman
Lawman
7 days ago
Reply to  Bryce

Bryce, why don’t you enlighten A. Olsson about the details, rather than attempting to insult him?

Big Al
Big Al
7 days ago
Reply to  Lawman

You can’t fix stupid?

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
1 day ago
Reply to  Big Al

Help me out Big Al, is Bryce “Ignorantly Stupid”? Or “Stupidly Ignorant”?

It’ s a pretty skinny difference, but he will try to use it.

wjh
wjh
6 days ago
Reply to  Lawman

You can’t enlighten ignorance.

safari1024
6 days ago
Reply to  Bryce

Ukranian plane which had authorization to take off from Tehran shot down by Iranian forces resulting in the death of 82 Iranians. They claimed they mistook a commercial liner for a cruise missile. So which part of A. Olsson’s comment was stupid in your esteemed opinion? Seriously?

Libslayer
Libslayer
6 days ago
Reply to  Bryce

More nonsensical rhetoric Mr Egicated?

StanB
StanB
5 days ago
Reply to  Bryce

So, as a Iranian apologist, are you saying they didn’t shoot their own civilian aircraft down while preemptively launching missiles at a U.S. base?

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
1 day ago
Reply to  Bryce

I see you are practicing your ‘intelligent comment’ skills again…

Usn4life
Usn4life
6 days ago
Reply to  A.Olsson

Olsson who is the “they” in your comments? Iranians regarding last years incident? Or the US in 1988? We’re you even born in 1988 if that’s what your referring too and do you know all the bodies on that plane were already dead? It was a deliberate act on Iran’s part and it didn’t work.

Libslayer
Libslayer
6 days ago
Reply to  Usn4life

“Slight” difference in events. 1988 The US Navy was engaged with several Iranian revolutionary guard boats after a US helicopter had been shot at. The Airbus had originated from a military/civilian airport, which Iranian F4’s had launched earlier and F14’s just a week prior. Albeit a terrible tragedy somewhat different circumstances.

Libslayer
Libslayer
6 days ago
Reply to  Usn4life

Apology sir. I misread, and I think I’m not the only one, Olsson’s comment. HE was the one disparaging the US. I now realize I’m preaching to the choir in my first response to you.

wjh
wjh
6 days ago
Reply to  A.Olsson

When you use a commercial aircraft to fly a missile profile and disregard warnings, you get shot down. A blip on defensive radar does not distinguish between blips as missile, or type aircraft. It only reports back flight profile on incoming threats. The Iranians were testing attack profiles to see what they could get away with and lost. Blame iran, not the US Navy. Remember the USS Cole?

Willi K.
Willi K.
6 days ago

Yes, those Iranians are true experts at building ⅔ scale toy aircraft carriers to be manned by ⅔ scale (3¾’) imaginary toy soldiers… Alright, they would be a tad harder to hit and kill. ;-))

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
6 days ago

Well, Iran’s navy, army & air-force have ‘become caricatures’ of their former selves…always happen’s when you let the rag-heads take-over…

Myron J. Poltro
Myron J. Poltro
5 days ago

Earlier Iranian missile test. Notice who’s directing it. [Yes, Ayatollah Jar Jar Binks.]

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Last edited 5 days ago by Myron J. Poltro
Tom Mcd
Tom Mcd
4 days ago

It would be nice if I could read the article without the ads in the middle of the print…

Robert
Robert
3 days ago

While it’s fun to mock them I’m sure behind closed doors the Pentagon isn’t taking Iran’s swarm strategy lightly as it only takes one speedboat with a magnetic bomb to put a big hole in the ship

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
1 day ago

Where’s the fun in just shooting at large, stationary homebuilt targets that can’t fight back or even offer a modicum of defense?

Practicing on the COMPLETE RANGE OF TARGETS seems to make better sense.

Geoffrey Capco
Geoffrey Capco
1 day ago

Iran is a Joke. Enough said. If it wasn’t for the Coward and chief Obama , there would never have been a hostage taking of our sailors. The humiliation they endured because of that Muslim Bastard traitor cause the U.S. Navy to be embarrassed!

Enzo Stewartie
Enzo Stewartie
1 day ago

the Iranians like to put on these shows for PR purposes. They U.S. could destroy the entire Iranian Navy in 14 minutes and 22 seconds if they had a mind to. So this exercise was a PR event to make themselves feel good.

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