Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Three war ships and five speed boats, a dangerous encounter

Three war ships and five speed boats, a dangerous encounter of cats and mice in the Persian gulf. What's up? Is the US ready to escalate military activities against Iran? Who's got a clue?

This speed boat exercise was a demonstration by the Iranian revolutionary guard showing how they will intercept and attack the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf. The white objects dropped in the water were simulated attack runs and the delivery of missiles and torpedoes. Remember the PT boats of WW II? There may be a different level of sophisticated weapondry but the tactics remain the same. In the end, things will explode in a big way.

The Persian Gulf presents a great risk to large U.S. and allied war vessels due to limited maneuverability through the narrow water passage ways. The proximity of Iranian land stations make surprise attacks by enemy speed boats very likely. The potential for successful strikes and heavy casualties against allied vessels can't be dismissed with callous arrogance. This encounter is very serious business. Are we ready for action? Remember the British sailors?