Iran continues to press their luck, to taunt the United States like flies that have successfully completed their transition from maggots and are now full of energy and anxious to test out their new wings. They’re not the big flies, they’re sailing those little annoyance vessels, like the small flies that land on your feet and are gone before your hand is within striking distance, only to reappear moments later.
That’s the Iranian way, a path of arrogant nuisance. They’d better get it all out of their system while they can with the pushover commonly known throughout the world as Hussein Obama protecting them. As of January 20th, America’s days of tolerating their nonsense will at last be at an end. Reuters reports:
A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz. The incident, which occurred Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, comes as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office on Jan. 20. In September, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harass the U.S. Navy in the Gulf would be “shot out of the water.”
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Mahan established radio communication with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats but they did not respond to requests to slow down and continued asking the Mahan questions.
The Navy destroyer fired warning flares and a U.S. Navy helicopter also dropped a smoke float before the warning shots were fired.The Iranian vessels came within 900 yards of the Mahan, which was escorting two other U.S. military ships, they said.
The IRGC and Trump transition team were not immediately available for comment. One official said similar incidents occur occasionally. Most recently in August, another U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots towards an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships.
The incident with the USS Cole demonstrated that all approaching vessels must be considered a potential threat. That’s particularly true with the terrorist government of Iran.
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