Daily Caller has a report that Iran is boasting that it can place a naval vessel within a threatening distance of New York. According to an article at an Iranian student news agency blog, Rear Admiral, Ali Fadavi told a student audience at the University of Yazd,
"The power of our naval forces is such that we have a presence in all the waters of the world and, if needed, we can move to within three miles of New York,"
Someone probably ought to point out to the overconfident admiral that should his ragtag navy move to within three miles of New York, that a single attack submarine of the United States Navy, such as the U.S.S. Texas, home ported at nearby Groton, CT, has the capability of creating a rather substantial, permanent, underwater Iranian burial site within that same distance. Admiral Fadavi should heed that old adage, "Don't mess with Texas."
There could be an upside in the event that happens though: Iran could probably get Mayor Bloomberg to support their erecting an underwater memorial mosque on the offshore site or even somewhere in lower Manhattan.
Of course if the Iranians should be so foolish as to actually consider launching an attack, the admiral should be advised that the U.S. Air Force has the capability to move the entire city of Teheran to within six miles of New York and a whole lot of other places. But then it would be in the form of a stratospheric cloud of atomized dust streaming around the globe for a few months.