Was just listening to radio and it said that latest word was that Iran had just declared a state of war and was moving equipment and personnel to the border with Azerbaijan in response to a supposed US and Israeli military presence on airbases on border with Iran.
Any heard anything? I have not seen anything yet.
EDIT: First thing I have seen:
Nothing on major networks yet, still watching. Could be Iran just posturing again, have to wait and see.
Faktrl is Best Pony
10th September 2007
This is the only thing I could find:
Have no idea if that news source is legit, though.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
15th September 2004
It looks like Iran will have another excuse to take another step to build an A-bomb if this source is true.
Digging a little it looks like the US mostly and Turkey to a lesser extent have been working to modernize and update the Azerbaijan air bases but I cant find any air bases near the border with Iran.
EDIT: Found a military air base about 60 miles from Iran border, and it seems to be in a remote area. Named Kyzylagadzh, looks like a military field based on the revetments.
EDIT: The US has a CVN carrier group with at least one LHA/LHP heading through the Red Sea towards the Arabian Sea. The Marines dont have to land but its hard to ignore a 5000 man amphibious force sitting off your coast. Especially went that force has armor and artillery support and air support. Would be a good use to tie down forces in the south.
The USS Harry S Truman just arrived to relieve the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, question is did the Eisenhower turn toward home or did it join the Truman's carrier group which just passed through Suez canal into the Red Sea just south of Iran's coast heading to the Arabian Sea and pirate patrols.
SCHOFIELD DID 4/30
10th August 2004
Probably nothing more than an attempt to deflect some domestic pressure away from the central government. Iran is in economic crisis with the imposing of rations on basic goods, including their chief export, petroleum and skyrocketing inflation that has forced the central bank to introduce a new banknote double the denomination of the previous at 100,000 rials which is only equal to $10 USD.
Found this piece in Armenian news:
Says US is in Fizuli which is near one of the unidentified air bases I found 30 km from Iran border.
EDIT: Israeli Air Force has deployed to a Saudi Arabian Air Force base, US has amassed large force in Azerbaijan: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138231
EDIT 2: The USS Eisenhower is already off Iran in the Arabian Sea. The Truman is moving to join with the Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea supposedly to relieve the Eisenhower. All mention of the Truman relieving the Eisenhower seems to be removed from globalsecurity.org The talk is two more US carrier groups will be deployed off Iran before end of July.
That would mean about 48 warships off Iran before August 1st?
Reports are surfacing that the Trumans carrier air wing just spent three months cooperating with the Israeli Air Force practising bombing Iran targets. The 6,000 man Marine force in the Trumans group have recently been drilling and training on fighting Iranian forces.
Looks like a German Frigate will join the Truman's carrier group.
People say I post too much
2nd December 2009
Well if you look on google its a pretty good place to launch air raids from. There going to get pretty deep into Iran from there. Could be on here.
Yeah Fuzuli Air base is only 30 km from Iran border and the US carriers could hit from south and south east, and Israel from west from bases in Saudi Arabia.
To add to the confusion it seems that on the night of June 21st Armenia and Azerbaijan got into a fire fight/border skirmish and Armenian forces attacked Azeri forces near Fuzuli...the area where the US is supposed to be and where the air base is.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
If America's been building this stuff up to provide pretext to have a go at Iran it speaks of far more subtlety than I thought politicians practised nowadays. :uhm: