|USS Lincoln and USS Stennis|
Despite all of the saber rattling by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in past weeks our Carrier group and ships from France and Britain passed through the Strait of Hormuz without incident Sunday. Ahmadinejad apparently may have bitten off more than he could chew, as the USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the strait without incident. The carrier was flanked by British and French ships Sunday.
The "HMS Argyll and a French vessel joined a U.S. carrier group" going through the strait "to underline the unwavering international commitment to maintaining rights of passage under international law." Round one goes to the good guys.
Does this mean that Iran will not make good on its threats, not at all, it means what it means, for the moment that its. The tension right now in the gulf is HIGH, DANGEROUSLY high. One false move by Iran, a missile fired anywhere around a United States or alley could set off a war that would make the Gulf War look like a tiny skirmish. I hope cooler heads prevail, I really do. can we whip Iran, no doubt about it, but just because we can does not mean we should.
Am I against another War, YES I am, very much so. Does that mean I would not support a War.? No, it means exactly that. I am against a War. However, if the Devil Dog Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes he can provoke the United States and take advantage of us, he is wrong. He needs to read up as to what happened to Sadam Hussein. We will do what we must. If that means we have to defend ourselves, and our interests, then we do what we must, period.
One point I want to make, if a Republican were sitting in the White House, and this very same scenario took place, the Republican would be catching hell. Let’s see what happens.
(CNN) -- Flanked by British and French ships, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier moved through the Strait of Hormuz without incident Sunday despite recent threats from Iran. The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement that the Lincoln "completed a regular and routine transit of the strait ... to conduct maritime security operations." The Lincoln is in the region with the USS Carl Vinson, giving the U.S. Navy its standard two-carrier presence there.
A British defense ministry spokesman, who was not named per policy, said Sunday that the "HMS Argyll and a French vessel joined a U.S. carrier group" going through the strait "to underline the unwavering international commitment to maintaining rights of passage under international law." "Britain maintains a constant presence in the region as part of our enduring contribution to Gulf security," the spokesman said.
Several weeks ago, as the USS John Stennis left the Persian Gulf and headed back to the western Pacific, Iranian officials warned the United States not to send in another carrier.
"We have always stated that there is no need for the forces belonging to the countries beyond this region to have a presence in the Persian Gulf," Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said in early January, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. "Their presence does nothing but create mayhem, and we never wanted them to be present in the Persian Gulf." Complete Article:
Friends and neighbors, if Iran kicks off a missile, or starts a skirmish, the skirmish could very easily turn in to something that quite frankly makes me shutter. Lets just hope the fuse has not been lit.
It is smoldering, very slowly.