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Peace and Friendship, Courtesy of the Iranian Navy

What’s up with the Iranian Navy these days?  Well, they’re off to the Red Sea, where they will “convey the message of peace and friendship to all countries,” according to Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.  Since Iran is sending both a submarine and a surface warship, they will presumably be conveying this message to Atlantis as well.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Aquaman!

Also, they’re going to fight pirates, while “displaying Iran’s navy capabilities of the Islamic Republic,” as stated by the Iranian government’s official news agency and translated by Haaretz.  Well, hunting pirates is cool.  I hope they check for the Jolly Roger flying from the mizzenmast before they cut loose with any torpedoes from that submarine.

You know who else has a navy in the area right now?  Israel.  As a UPI report explains:

Iran’s announcement came shortly after Israel said Tuesday it was boosting its naval presence near the border with Egypt Tuesday, following reports Sinai terrorists plan attacks on Israel.

Due to the warnings based on concrete intelligence received by the security establishment, Israel also boosted its ground forces along the border with Egypt and Gaza.

Israel informed the Egyptian authorities of the move.

If there’s one thing the region needs right now, it’s more peace and friendship… especially the kind delivered by submarine.  Happy sails, everyone!

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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