ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Latakia, Syria: The Iranian Navy in the Mediterranean

Updated on March 17, 2011
Iran's Alvand
Iran's Alvand
Iran's Kharg supply ship
Iran's Kharg supply ship

While all of the world is focused on Japan, Libya, Egypt, and Bahrain, Iran continues its stealthy plans to have a Iranian naval base in the Mediterranean, which it now has. Iran and Syria has just signed an agreement that will allow the Iranians to supplement and enlarge the port facilities at Latakia and allow permanent Iranian warships to be based there. This could never have occurred had Egypt refused to allow the Iranian warships to transit the Suez Canal last month, first time since 1979. Obviously, either Egypt is silently with Iran or oblivious to their deception.

The base will include a large Iranian Revolutionary Guards weapons depot stocked with hardware chosen by the IRGC subject to prior notification to Damascus. Latakia harbor will be deepened, widened and provided with new "coastal installations" to accommodate the large warships and submarines destined to use these facilities. In Lebanon, Hamas, on Feb. 24th, fired several rockets into Israel, as if to "celebrate" the treaty. Iran will have a naval base 287 km from Israel. It is also 72 km from the permanent naval base Russia is building at the Syrian port of Tartous.

Worse, is that our Russian ally, has also signed an agreement which allows Iran to buy the sophisticated surface to ship, Yahkont missile that has a 300 km range and flies so low over the water it cannot be detected.

Iran's naval commander praised the treaty with Syria and indicated this move will cripple Israel. It will be sometime before the Iranian navy in the Med is felt, but it will not take long. As the world focuses on other events, Iran really does continue its plan to destroy Israel and spread their brand of Islam. Russia, is nothing but a whore, selling its advanced weapons for money to anyone, even regimes known for supporting and exporting Jihad. Egypt wants democracy but it will not occur without a political battle with Iran and its own Muslim Brotherhood. Libya will become an angry terrorist state even more so once the rebellion is crushed. Anything the West does now is now too late. Libya, Syria, Iran will become home to terrorists. Iraq and Egypt may follow.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Sounds like you are in the Occupy group, young revolutionary

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      if those countries choose to be terrorist who are we to decide when we know the causes to why they have to be the way they are now, you have some one coming to your home land and in front your door and killing your brother and sisters and you tellinn me i am a terrorist then you should look no further and analize the american political war who causing distruction and starvation in the world for the wealth taht other have then we clearly would state taht americas and its allied are the terrorist of the world...

    • montecristo profile image

      Angel Caleb Santos 

      7 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Thanks for informing us. Very good info. We can't trust the media, so we have to do our own research. I pray our leaders will take hold of this before it is too late.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      It will become a bad situation this year.

    • moncrieff profile image


      7 years ago from New York, NY

      The militarization of the Mediterranean is appaling! There should have been a proper work done with Syria. Well, mrs diplomats and bribers, where are your efforts? With Russia, it's really frustrating: the arms companies, although state-sponsored, simply make money, without any fairytale ideology attached: the need to survive today for tomorrow may never come.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)