Iranian boats provoking the US fleet in the Strait of Hormuz, were moments away from being blasted to bits on the high seas. According to a Navy intelligence report:
” the Iranians radioed, “I am coming at you. You will blow up in a couple of minutes.”
The Navy ships radioed back, presumably transmitting a warning. All three ships also engaged in “evasive action,” and according to senior Pentagon officials, the “prepare-to-fire” order had been given and the gun stations manned.
Pentagon officials today expressed surprise the Navy ships allowed at least one of the Iranian speedboats to get so close — just 200 yards away — without firing. They say at least one of those speedboats boasted a machine gun, and all were behaving as if they were packed with explosives.
Pamela over at Atlas Shrugs believes it to be an attempted naval thumbing of the Iranian nose; “Seems to me this is an act of war. Bush is going to Israel. Iran is sending a very definite message. Will we pussy out?” I also find it worrisome as Pamela does, that the Iranian boats veered off just as the US was about to blow them out of the water. It is possible then the Iranians have managed to break US communication codes.
At least the Yanks were about to blow them out of the water, in comparison to the meek response by Britain to the Iran’s high seas outrage of piracy. At least the US was going to “engage” the enemy, it’s just too bad that their codes were broken which enabled the attackers to cut and run. More here. *L* KGS
Note: Here is what real men do as opposed to cowards.