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Friday, December 10, 2010

Iran building suicide speedboats

The Iranians are setting up a unit of Kamikazes on water.
More than 9,000 speedboats have been made with deadly explosives engineered into their hulls.

The vessels - to patrol the Persian Gulf where UK forces operate - will be piloted by extremist "martyrs".

They can be rammed into the side of "enemy" ships and each carries enough explosives to rip a seven-metre hole in a boat's keel.

Around 30,000 kamikaze captains are being trained to steer the ships, a source claimed.

There are plans to build 15,000 of the six-metre vessels. Their C4 explosives go off when rammed into larger ships.

An Iranian defector asked to design the crafts revealed the secret plot after fleeing the country - led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The ex-military engineer, said: "They wanted me to help build a vast fleet of suicide boats. It's shocking. That amount of explosives is deadly. I love Iran and that's why I'm revealing this. No one in Iran wants a war."

A US vessel was attacked by a suicide boat in 2000, killing 17, in Yemen.
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At 7:51 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

They can build bombs on (Western-designed and built) speedboats but they can't clean up their Stuxnet-infected computers at their nuclear weapons facilities.

According to Fox News on 12/9, "Stuxnet Worm Still Out of Control at Iran's Nuclear Sites, Experts Say".

There's an extremely short list of entities with the sophisticated computer science capability to have designed the Stuxnet worm AND have gotten it into the Iranian nuclear weapons program computers. It would almost certainly have to be a major national intelligence entity with enormous expertise who, for obvious reasons, won't be making press releases. Mazel Tov and High Fives to that kosher entity that I think the most likely Good Guy in this case!

At 4:50 AM, Blogger Bartender Cabbie said...

Not surprising. When a nation becomes desperate they will fight with what they can. Could be a dangerous problem if there is any hesitation to fire by Western naval forces. Shoot first and ask question later would be the best policy to defend against this type of threat.


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