Originally Posted by Jonny7
The guy who wrote that article is an absolute loony sociology student from Canada, he went to Libya and was holed up in the Rixos.
The main asset Iran has are these
Iran wouldn't have much or any success against aircraft carriers, etc - it would most likely just attack assets, softer targets in the region.
I'm not too up on it recently though, maybe check on the military forum.
If any aircraft carrier remains in the Strait, or the Persian gulf during open warfare, Iran has the capability to sink it. These large carrier are extremely vulnerable in such a small body of water, they are what the battleships were in the 20th century, obsolete in any kind of real conflict.
As I have mentioned before, if anyone can point out to me what defense an aircraft carrier has against 50 small boats armed with anti-missiles, 12 MIRV cruise missiles, explosive packed drones, and midget submarines armed with the latest torpedoes straight from China and Russia, all attacking in the space of 15 minutes.
The answer is, their is no counter. The ONLY question is whether Iran is capable of coordinating and keeping secret such an attack.