Iran Threatens to Attack 35 American Targets
According to sources from a high-ranking Revolutionary Guard commander, Iran has 35 targets in their sights for attacking in retaliation for the death of their top General Qasem Soleimani. The commander of the Revolutionary Guard, Iranian General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, stated, “Most of the targets are U.S. warships in the region. The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is also a target for Iran’s revenge.” There is no doubt, these are dangerous times, and all warnings and threats are being taken seriously. Fox News and the Military Times have released the information on the targets most likely to be in the crosshairs.
Fox News reported, ‘ The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West, and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there,’ Abuhamzeh said according to a Reuters report, citing Tasnim news agency.”
“Vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since a long time ago… some 35 U.S. targets in the region, as well as Tel Aviv, are within our reach.”
“In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzeh’s remarks that the targets had been previously ‘identified by Iran’ seemed to confirm the State Department’s statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike.”
The Strait of Hormuz is one of the best places to pick a spot for an attack, but Iran must not have put any thought into any of the targets they chose. America has minesweepers that graze the bottom of the Strait, exploding them before the ships pass through. Other support vessels will take care of any traps. Any airstrikes are highly unlikely as well since all Naval Ships are heavily armed and will down an Iranian jet immediately.
The Military Times wrote of other possible attacks. Here is a small clip from their thoughts on where the targets are:
“Iranian small boat threats, limpet mines and Tehran-backed forces armed with cruise and anti-ship killing missiles are just a few of the threats to the shipping channel in the Persian Gulf that supplies nearly one-fifth of the world’s global crude oil.”
“To bolster the security of US warships at sea operating in tight waterways around the Middle East, the U.S. conducted an exercise in December using Griffin missiles fired from the U.S. Cyclone-class ship Hurricane.”
“The exercise, which was conducted in the Arabian Gulf, showcased how U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships can counter small boat threats in the region. The Griffin missile, developed by Raytheon, is an air and ground-launched missile.”
“The Navy uses a version of the Griffin known as the Mk-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System installed on cyclone class patrol coastal ships.”
Hezbollah is also another Iranian terrorist group to watch out for. They will be targeting American troops on the ground in different locations ranging from Syria, Iraq, and Israel. Since American soldiers have been stationed in the Middle East, small attacks have been active in these regions, and our troops are prepared and well aware of the threats. As compared to our great military, Hezbollah is a limited threat as their forces are no match to ours. They are mostly like mosquitos in the night and annoying.
One thing people who are siding with Iran like the Democrats and Iran’s allies need to wake up and realize is Iran is the one who defied the deal made when it came to having a nuclear program. They are building a nuclear weapon, not just furnishing the running of their plants. Iran’s top general, the so-called “shadow commander,” has taken out hundreds of American soldiers and wounded the coalition servicemen and women by the thousands. He is no saint and is guilty of those deaths and the deaths of many more he was planning to attack.
The State Department put out this statement, “The airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”
We have every right to stop attacks from happening, and President Trump made the right call to put an end to the Iranian general. According to the Pentagon, “There are roughly 5,000 U.S. troops currently deployed to Iraq, and about 60,000 in the region. Some 14,000 have been added since May as the threat from Iran increased.” We are prepared, well equipped, locked, and loaded!