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(Press TV)   Headline: Iran's 24th fleet heading for Malacca Strait, Article: the 24th "fleet" is a destroyer and a helicopter carrier, Reality: the "helicopter carrier" is a secondhand oiler and the "destroyer" is a light frigate the US almost sunk in the 80s   (presstv.ir) divider line 120
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2013-03-10 07:50:44 PM
What happened to the first 23 fleets?
 
2013-03-10 08:21:32 PM

BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?


America! (fark yeah!)

Seriously, thought, since World War II, the only navies that have been able to engage in blue water combat with each other and survive have been the Russians and the Americans.
 
2013-03-10 08:24:57 PM
www.findingdulcinea.com

One of the previous times an over-stated threat sailed into a gulf
 
2013-03-10 08:26:24 PM

BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?


Well the first fleet was unavailable for deployment since Amadinnerjacket wasn't done with bathtime yet.
 
2013-03-10 09:13:04 PM
In other news, the Iranian 24th Fleet just completed its annual repair and maintenance mission.
 
2013-03-10 09:14:10 PM
Thank you Bill Hicks.

http://youtu.be/KWdxV8JRnUQ


/Elite Republican Guard
 
2013-03-10 09:16:47 PM
Maybe I should be telling some of you to get off my lawn, but I remember a time going toe to toe with the the Russkies, a country with an ACTUAL ability to destroy America, and everyone being quite manly about it.

Now, it's all "OMG teh Iranians are going to get us all!ELEVENTY!!11!!!!"

Any Farkers able to accurately pinpoint the year America became a nation of girly men?
 
2013-03-10 09:17:59 PM
Apropos, malacca in Northern Greece is slang for masterbator.
 
2013-03-10 09:18:05 PM
The "helicopter carrier" was built in 1977 by the Royal Navy to refuel ships at sea, its design dates back to the 1960s.  At least it looks like it as a 76mm retrofitted onto it so the Somali pirates can't hijack it.
 
2013-03-10 09:18:19 PM

The Repeated Meme: Maybe I should be telling some of you to get off my lawn, but I remember a time going toe to toe with the the Russkies, a country with an ACTUAL ability to destroy America, and everyone being quite manly about it.

Now, it's all "OMG teh Iranians are going to get us all!ELEVENTY!!11!!!!"

Any Farkers able to accurately pinpoint the year America became a nation of girly men?


09/11/2001
 
2013-03-10 09:18:39 PM
"The Iranian commander went on to say that "presence in the Pacific Ocean is a prelude to [Iran's] presence in the Atlantic Ocean" "

This means the two boats are on the way to the Atlantic.
 
2013-03-10 09:18:57 PM
When I find myself in a bar, and some little twerp 1/3 my size is aggressively baiting me into kicking his ass, and neither the barkeeper or any of the patrons present seem to find this behavior objectionable, I leave - and take my self and my money and my business elsewhere.
Your mileage may vary.
 
2013-03-10 09:19:12 PM
So it's more of an annoyer than a destroyer.
 
2013-03-10 09:20:41 PM

jso2897: When I find myself in a bar, and some little twerp 1/3 my size is aggressively baiting me into kicking his ass, and neither the barkeeper or any of the patrons present seem to find this behavior objectionable, I leave - and take my self and my money and my business elsewhere.
Your mileage may vary.


Pussy
 
2013-03-10 09:22:32 PM

BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?


Ya know how the US started with Seal Team 1 and 2, and then skipped to naming the next one Team 6 to make everyone else think there were 3 other Seal Teams to worry about?  This is like that.
 
2013-03-10 09:22:39 PM

BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?


Here's 2 of them:

pics1.ds-static.com
 
2013-03-10 09:23:15 PM
A fleet consisting of two ships, one of which is a converted oil tanker and the other a 1970's-vintage ex-Royal Navy light frigate. A frigate which was taken out by a single laser-guided 500-pound bomb in the late 80s

The world trembles.

/Couldn't they photoshop a few more vessels for their flotilla?
 
2013-03-10 09:23:58 PM

Smeggy Smurf: jso2897: When I find myself in a bar, and some little twerp 1/3 my size is aggressively baiting me into kicking his ass, and neither the barkeeper or any of the patrons present seem to find this behavior objectionable, I leave - and take my self and my money and my business elsewhere.
Your mileage may vary.

Pussy


^^^^
This
 
Oak
2013-03-10 09:26:03 PM

BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?


Sank into the swamp.
 
2013-03-10 09:26:12 PM

Lumber Jack Off: The Repeated Meme: Maybe I should be telling some of you to get off my lawn, but I remember a time going toe to toe with the the Russkies, a country with an ACTUAL ability to destroy America, and everyone being quite manly about it.

Now, it's all "OMG teh Iranians are going to get us all!ELEVENTY!!11!!!!"

Any Farkers able to accurately pinpoint the year America became a nation of girly men?

09/11/2001


Yeah, I guess that's it.

It's really sad to see how Osama actually did win in the end.

/R.I.P. Manly Merica
 
2013-03-10 09:26:28 PM

Generation_D: One of the previous times an over-stated threat sailed into a gulf


Is that Ghastly?
 
2013-03-10 09:27:20 PM
Yet I guarantee the administration's mouthpieces will keep calling them a 'fleet.'
 
2013-03-10 09:28:24 PM

The Repeated Meme: Maybe I should be telling some of you to get off my lawn, but I remember a time going toe to toe with the the Russkies, a country with an ACTUAL ability to destroy America, and everyone being quite manly about it.
Now, it's all "OMG teh Iranians are going to get us all!ELEVENTY!!11!!!!"
Any Farkers able to accurately pinpoint the year America became a nation of girly men?


When the South's dysfunctions infected the rest of the country.
http://www.salon.com/2012/07/01/southern_values_revived/
 
2013-03-10 09:28:30 PM
I'm reading this on my phone. Why does that ship appear to have a large number of tall, skinny smokestacks?
 
2013-03-10 09:29:06 PM
cdn.cnwimg.com
not scary
ok, scary but not intimidating
 
2013-03-10 09:29:08 PM
Press TV is a 24-hour English language news network owned by the state-owned media corporation Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran.
I'm sure they're totally bias-free.
 
2013-03-10 09:29:53 PM

The Repeated Meme: Now, it's all "OMG teh Iranians are going to get us all!ELEVENTY!!11!!!!"


Iran's not a direct threat to us, but they are a threat to our allies and can affect our interests in oil.
 
2013-03-10 09:30:17 PM
static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-03-10 09:30:28 PM
They were still useing diesel subs too I think, at least in the past decade or so. WWII-ish but it's actually quite deadly considering they are essentially electric powered and are more quite than a nucular sub. Downside being they have to come to the surface to charge the batteries often with a load arse diesel motor.
 
2013-03-10 09:30:48 PM

skullkrusher: [cdn.cnwimg.com image 850x537]
not scary
ok, scary but not intimidating


Wait until they all stop pruning back the eyebrows.
 
2013-03-10 09:31:29 PM

FunkOut: So it's more of an annoyer than a destroyer.


Exactly. I'm pretty sure we could let the Coast Guard take them on for practice.
 
2013-03-10 09:31:54 PM

ha-ha-guy: The "helicopter carrier" was built in 1977 by the Royal Navy to refuel ships at sea, its design dates back to the 1960s.  At least it looks like it as a 76mm retrofitted onto it so the Somali pirates can't hijack it.


fattygoodlander.com

Challenge accepted!
 
2013-03-10 09:31:56 PM
"Malacca" sounds like an ethnic slur used by an old ethnic guy
 
2013-03-10 09:33:59 PM
air superiority
 
2013-03-10 09:34:57 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Yet I guarantee the administration's mouthpieces will keep calling them a 'fleet.'


Iran's state-owned news agency is the administration's mouthpiece?
 
2013-03-10 09:34:58 PM

FunkOut: So it's more of an annoyer than a destroyer.


This is her sister ship after she pissed off the US back in the 80s:

i135.photobucket.com


The Sabalan (the "destroyer: in TFA) was crippled in the same engagement, but since it was burning and immobile, the Admiral decided not to finish her off.
 
2013-03-10 09:35:30 PM
Is this one of those times where the press screwed up somewhere along the line and "fleet" actually means "flotilla" or "squadron" or something?  Like how every warship is a battleship and every Army unit and formation is a Division.  I'm prepared as anyone to assume the Iranians are self-aggrandising, but the media are always due a good pillorying.

/"Bob served with A Division of the 1st Division of the 4th Division of the 101st Airborne Division.  They were assigned to the XVIII Division under Third Division."
 
2013-03-10 09:37:46 PM

SuperDuper28: They were still useing diesel subs too I think, at least in the past decade or so. WWII-ish but it's actually quite deadly considering they are essentially electric powered and are more quite than a nucular sub. Downside being they have to come to the surface to charge the batteries often with a load arse diesel motor.


I award you 0/10 for that attempt.  No one will bite.
 
2013-03-10 09:40:20 PM

fusillade762: Press TV is a 24-hour English language news network owned by the state-owned media corporation Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran.
I'm sure they're totally bias-free.


Ahhh, that answers my question.  Should checked the source before I started speculating.
 
2013-03-10 09:40:26 PM

Fista-Phobia: air superiority


racial too
 
2013-03-10 09:41:04 PM

sleeps in trees: Apropos, malacca in Northern Greece is slang for masterbator.


Malaka (μαλάκα, when addressing somebody as one, μαλάκας when talking about one), but I think it's common throughout Greece, at least it is in the American diaspora

/Grandparents are from Epiros
 
2013-03-10 09:42:20 PM

BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?


Sank in to the swamp. Some after burning down, of course
 
2013-03-10 09:42:30 PM

fusillade762: Iran's state-owned news agency is the administration's mouthpiece?


The puffing-up of Iran as a viable threat started under Bush and has went on non-stop, seamlessly with Obama. The executive branch has published a constant stream of propaganda regarding their military capability for over a decade. It's bullsh*t, but like good propaganda, it never stops and always appeals to irrational fear. Yes, this is an .ir site, but these "Iran is a threat" stories that make it to the US just haven't stopped in 10 years, and it's all bullsh*t.
 
2013-03-10 09:43:12 PM

Bondith: Is this one of those times where the press screwed up somewhere along the line and "fleet" actually means "flotilla" or "squadron" or something?  Like how every warship is a battleship and every Army unit and formation is a Division.  I'm prepared as anyone to assume the Iranians are self-aggrandising, but the media are always due a good pillorying.

/"Bob served with A Division of the 1st Division of the 4th Division of the 101st Airborne Division.  They were assigned to the XVIII Division under Third Division."


Nope in every press release the Iranians have described it as a fleet, these are the same 2 ships that went through the Suez canal a while back and visited Syria before the revolution started, theory is that these are the only 2 seaworthy ships the Iranians have since they are the only ones that venture more than a hour or so sailing distance from a port.
 
2013-03-10 09:48:05 PM

Oak: BarkingUnicorn: What happened to the first 23 fleets?

Sank into the swamp.


But the 24th stayed up! The strongest fleet in all of Iran.
 
2013-03-10 09:48:56 PM
Oh good. I haven't used this in ages.
i601.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-10 09:49:30 PM
What can I say Dino? She's into malaccas.
 
2013-03-10 09:50:58 PM

Snowflake Tubbybottom: What can I say Dino? She's into malaccas.


that's what I was thinking of I think
 
2013-03-10 09:57:17 PM

The Repeated Meme: Maybe I should be telling some of you to get off my lawn, but I remember a time going toe to toe with the the Russkies, a country with an ACTUAL ability to destroy America, and everyone being quite manly about it.

Now, it's all "OMG teh Iranians are going to get us all!ELEVENTY!!11!!!!"

Any Farkers able to accurately pinpoint the year America became a nation of girly men?


2008
 
2013-03-10 09:59:45 PM

The Repeated Meme: Any Farkers able to accurately pinpoint the year America became a nation of girly men?


I think you missed the "amusing" tag next to the headline.
 
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