Yeah, I don’t think they would have tried this during the last president’s tenure, but Iran is sending a destroyer and a logistic helicopter carrier to our shores to send us a “message”, according to NPR quoting Russia Today;
“[Commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Adm. Habibollah] Sayyari first announced Iran would begin a naval buildup ‘near maritime borders of the United States’ in September 2011. The move is part of Iran’s response to Washington’s sizeable naval presence in the Persian Gulf.”
“The US Navy’s 5th fleet, which is responsible for naval forces in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean, is based in Bahrain.”
“‘Like the arrogant powers that are present near our maritime borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine borders,’ Sayyari said at the time.”
I’m not worried, really, I’m sure trying to station a couple of ships off our shores will probably end poorly for the sailors on those ships. I don’t see Iran being able to provision them for the extended voyage and then for their float. But, if one of their ships gets in trouble because of weather or something, we’ll get blamed for it and our own damper services will have to rescue them. I’m sure they’ll get some, but not enough, support from some of our geographic neighbors.
Category: Terror War