As the impact strikes deeper into Iran’s ability to prosper as the European Union finally placed its’ embargo on Iranian oil, Iran is saber ratting once again.
This time however, the threat may be real. The US is moving ships, mine sweepers, and fighter jets into the area.
“On Tuesday, Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles capable of striking American bases in the region as well as Israel. Iran claimed the surface-to-surface missiles hit their targets after traveling 800 miles, The Associated Press reported. “
The U.S. Navy has now doubled the number of minesweepers assigned to the region, to eight.
“The message to Iran is, ‘Don’t even think about closing the strait,” the Pentagon official told The Times. “We’ll clear the mines. Don’t even think about sending your fast boats out to harass our vessels or commercial shipping. We’ll put them on the bottom of the gulf.”
I am sure the Dictator in Chief will use this as another way to prove he is ruthless and a great terrorist fighter. Just one more thing in his satchel of “greatness”. If a conflict in the Hormuz Strait does materialize, the Obama administration will be able to divert people from the poor, non-recovering economy and onto a new war with Iran.
DavetheRave called this. He said sometime back in an article on here that the US would be in a war with Iran by October.
The stakes are now running high and Iran is threatening our bases in the ME and Israel only 600 miles away from a missile strike.
Reference: Newsmax US Sends Ships, Fighter Jets to Brace for Iran Threat