The American press is buzzing over Iran’s harassment of US Naval ships. I’ve got a newsflash for you: This isn’t new behavior on Iran’s part. And America doing nothing about the Islamic bullying of US ships in the Persian Gulf isn’t new either.
Iranian thugs do this sort of thing all the time. They get as close to the “line in the water” as they can and antagonize US ships on a regular basis. Why do they do this? Well, maybe they’re trying to protect their fishing rights. Or maybe it’s just plain funny. A couple cold beers (non-alcoholic, of course), a motor boat, a US Navy ship, and, best of all, no repercussions. It’s a made to order party Islamo-style.
Of course, Iran is denying the whole incident. Big surprise.
Iran denies its boats threatened the U.S. vessels, and accused Washington of fabricating its video. The Pentagon has dismissed that claim and warned that its ships would respond with force if threatened.
The grainy 5-minute, 20-second Iranian video shows a man speaking into a handheld radio, with three U.S. ships floating in the distance. It appeared to be shot from a small boat bobbing at least 100 yards from the American warships. But the footage does not show any Iranian boats approaching the U.S. vessels or any provocation.
Who you going to believe? The US Navy or an Iranian thug who barely passed PROP 101? My money is on the Navy. Let me guess, if you’re a liberal, it’s on the thug.
So, you ask, why didn’t the Navy just shoot those boats out of the water? Because political correctness has castrated our armed forces. When the sewer cover was removed and the top Saddam’s greasy head was found, that should have been the end of him. Instead he got jail time, a trial he tried to subvert, and, in the end, a noose. A bullet would have been more humane…for us all. That’s when I first started wondering just how serious the military was going to be allowed to get when it came to this “War on Terror”.
As long as the policy is to whine to Tehran and then foolishly expect the Islamic-terrorists-in-training to repent and stop bullying us, this kind of behavior will only escalate. And don’t blame the men on the Navy ship, by the way. They’d like nothing more than to hone their Halo skills on those guys. But they can’t because they might get court marshaled, dishonorably discharged, or denied promotion if they actually defend this country and it’s interests.
It is my fantasy that the next time an Iranian mini-boat drivers harasses a US ship they’ll get too close to one with a captain who loves his country, has the ability to support his family sans a government salary, and isn’t afraid to give the order, “Fire!” Oh, and while I’m dreaming, the press will applaud said captain, and he’ll get a ticker tape parade down Madison Avenue.
Then maybe he’ll run for president…