Danger in the Straits of Hormuz
Posted by Ryan on January 8, 2008
With the New Hampshire frenzy, I couldn’t let this one go.
Five Iranian “fastboats” approached 3 US warships near the Straits of Hormuz, the international waters that connect the Persian Gulf with the Arabian Sea. The provocation was blatant, deliberate and, looking at this more closely, simply weird. Though our navy was on the verge of firing, the video indicates that with radio threats like “We are coming to you”, “You will explode soon,” while putting white boxes into the water, this story could have had a very different outcome with many dead Americans if the Iranians had other plans. It’s a little too close for my comfort.
A note to the Iranians, however: be on notice that we are not British– if you try that again, you will meet Allah earlier than anticipated!