Tuesday, July 3, 2012
JULY 3 IRAN LAUNCHES SUBMARINE FLEET IN THE CASPIAN SEA
Recently, Iranian President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD has been pretty boring...giving us bloggers very little to blog about. He's just been doing petty things. You know...like another denial about supposed nuclear activity...or a statement that an Iranian battleship didn't stray into Iraqi waters...or that they've delayed the trial of some lost American hippie hikers. But Saturday's announcement from Rear Admiral, ABBAS ZAMINI, (Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy) was a blogger's dream. He informed us that: "Three super-heavy submarines have already been deployed to the country’s southern waters of the Caspian Sea." Bloggers, start your engines!
Okay...for those of you who cheated in High School Geography...here's a quick primer on the Caspian Sea. It's not really a "Sea" at all...it's really the earth's largest "Lake." But, since the Caspian is nearly five times larger than the lake in Second Place (LAKE SUPERIOR), it is practically an ocean. With no outlets, its water salty like a sea...not a lake. It also produces oceanic seafood, like Caviar, Sturgeon and Herring. Finally, we can blame the Greeks. When the world's first map makers arrived here in the Fifth Century BC, they thought it was the end of the world and named it the Hyrcanian Ocean. In short...whatever you wanna call it...it's BIG!
Things have been getting dicey lately. Azerbaijan has been accused of cozying up to Israel when they signed recent trade agreements. Treaties with enemies are highly frowned upon in an Islamic nation...secular or not! And no one hates Israel more than Iran. Hence, the Admiral in Tehran declared the submarines were needed to "monitor Azerbaijani activities" purely for self-defense. Yeah, right!! The real reason is oil. Iran admitted its petroleum production has slipped 15% in the last quarter. The nation must discover new sources...and one just happens to be next to its northern neighbor, Azerbaijan.