By Ray Starmann
Things aren’t going too well with our new BFF (best friend forever) on the Persian block, Iran. What a surprise. You mean, signing a nuclear deal that gives one of the craziest regimes in world history a green light to manufacture nuclear weapons, while also providing 150 billion in funds for the madmen of Teheran to purchase armaments isn’t going according to plan.
Shocking, absolutely shocking…
Things aren’t going well because the Iranians are more than aware that the President of the United States is a gutless twerp and his chief international diplomat, Secretary of State, John Kerry is a bumbling, mumbling buffoon on the world stage.
In the last week, the Iranians have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, while also telling the world that they will drown our ships.
Of course there’s been no response from POTUS or John Kerry. The Iranians know they are dealing with worms and that they have a green light to harass and bully the feckless United States of America under the leadership of Barack Obama.
Who’s going to challenge Iran; the pregnant, waddling, swaddling US Navy? Pardon me if I don’t die laughing. Who is Obama going to dispatch to confront the Iranians, Lieutenant David Nartker and his band of surrendering, crying sailors?
John Paul Jones must be rolling in his grave.
As Arutz Sheva reported a few days ago:
The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday.
The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami also follow those of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who on Monday criticized US activities in the Persian Gulf. It’s unclear whether that signals any new Iranian concern over the strait or possible confrontation with the US following its nuclear deal with world powers.
The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In his remarks, Salami said that “Americans should learn from recent historical truths,” likely referring to the January capture of 10 US sailors who entered Iranian waters. The sailors were released less than a day later, though state TV aired footage of the sailors on their knees with their hands on their heads.
Obviously, Lieutenant Nartker and his merry men didn’t impress the Iranians with their fighting spirit.
“If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry,” Salami said, without elaborating on what he and other leaders would consider a threat.
After these threats by our new Iranian buddies, the commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy announced that they would drown U.S. warships if they pose a threat to the Middle Eastern country.
“They know that if they commit the slightest mistake, we will drown their vessels in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, or the Sea of Oman,” he added.
More clear intimidation. I’m still waiting for a response from Obama, Kerry, Ash Carter or the US Navy’s 5th Fleet commander.
Fadavi also reiterated that U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf “is an absolute evil.”
Fadavi reportedly claimed that the IRGC has underground facilities equipped with surface-to-sea missiles and a number of vessels.
“Americans are aware that Iran would destroy their warships if they take a wrong measure in the region,” declared the IRGC Navy commander, rejecting the joint naval patrols in the Persian Gulf by “Britain, U.S. and France.”
In mid-March, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told lawmakers that Iran is demonstrating “reckless and destabilizing behavior,” adding that the U.S. seeks to counter the Islamic Republic’s aggression, counter its malign influence, and uphold our “ironclad commitments” to regional allies, namely Israel.
I’m sure the Iranians are quivering in their boots. Actually, they’re laughing to death at us. They know they would face American combat units with quotas of up to 35% females in war, courtesy of Ash Carter.
Secretary of State John Kerry, in April of this year, said, “Iran deserves the benefits of the agreement they struck” on the nuclear deal, adding that he is not surprised by the country’s recent provocative behavior.
This is how Iran should be dealt with…
The nuclear deal should be ripped up in their faces. They should then be told there is no deal and if the US and its ally, Israel have information that the Iranians are moving forward with the development of nuclear weapons, the US will declare war on Iran.
The US Navy will patrol anywhere it wants in the Persian Gulf, including in Iranian waters. Any attempt by Iran to challenge us will result in the Iranians losing a ship.
We should conduct low level harassing gun runs on Iranian vessels. If the Iranians open fire on us, they will lose a ship.
Every time the Iranians arrest an American and take one hostage, they will lose a military base.
But, those hard line measures are at least eight months away, with the inauguration of a President Trump.
In the meantime, Iran will continue to bully, threaten and harass the US.