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Iran building fake aircraft carrier
Posted: 20 March 2014 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Christ. Can the US just invade Iran and put us all out of our misery?

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From the New York Times web site

Iranian Ship, in Plain View but Shrouded in Mystery, Looks Very Familiar to U.S.

WASHINGTON — Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that United States officials say may be intended to be blown up for propaganda value.

Intelligence analysts studying satellite photos of Iranian military installations first noticed the vessel rising from the Gachin shipyard, near Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf, last summer. The ship has the same distinctive shape and style of the Navy’s Nimitz-class carriers, as well as the Nimitz’s number 68 neatly painted in white near the bow. Mock aircraft can be seen on the flight deck.

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Posted: 21 March 2014 01:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Seems like a big waste of labor and material if you ask me.

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Posted: 21 March 2014 02:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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gray - 21 March 2014 01:51 AM

Seems like a big waste of labor and material if you ask me.

Having the US invade Iran wouldn’t be a big waste of labour and material. Not if it saves us from such lunacy.

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Posted: 21 March 2014 07:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sorry, but this is not much different from the US flying training jets painted in Soviet or Iranian (!) colours during wargames. It’s meant to ad a realistic touch to military practise.

US F5 aircraft painted as Soviet aircraft:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Three_F-5E_Tiger_II_from_527th_Tactical_Fighter_Training_Aggressor_Squadron.jpg

US F14 Tomcat painted as Iranian aircraft:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tomcat-IR.jpg

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Posted: 23 March 2014 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Iran says it is a prop for a movie:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/iran-replica-us-aircraft-carrier-movie-prop

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Posted: 25 March 2014 01:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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OK. If it’s only that then we can call off the invasion.

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