Monday, January 23, 2012

The Flea In The Elephant's Ear

Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports.

The announcement came in response to a decision by the European Union on Monday to impose an oil embargo on Iran over the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

Take a look at the above photo. It's a large part of Iran's "navy", mostly re-outfitted fishing boats - painted grey - and with a gun mounted on them somewhere.

They would all fit nicely in the hanger bay of just one of our carriers.

Iran still has no concept of the power of the American Navy.

If Iran should try to close the Strait of Hormuz using these little bathtub battleships, one flight of aircraft from just one of our carriers will send them all to the bottom of the strait in minutes.

Presto! No more blockade.

Naval blockades only work when you have a fleet of battleships with 16 inch guns and 100,000 ton carriers with 100 or more attack aircraft on board.

Let 'em go for it. It will settle a lot of dust quickly.

Unless the Indonesian Muslim lets them get away with it.

1 comment:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Maybe Iran's figured out that the most profitable venture on Earth is to get in a war with US and lose! Then, the Washington altruists rebuild your whole country, pay you millions a year & kowtow endlessly to your every whim.