Iranian vessels have been harassing US ships in Middle Eastern waters for years now, trying to provoke a response. In fact during the last couple years, the US Navy has recorded at least 50 incidents as ‘unsafe or unprofessional’. Iran learly has been trying to provoke a war with the US, especially since Obama was in charge.
In August, a US Navy destroyer fired warning shots as Iran vessels approached our ships at high speeds in international waters and disregarded our warnings. Our latest incident of Iranian harassment happened last Tuesday in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian attack ships harassed a United States flotilla that included the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush, the U.K. Express reported.
I think we all know President Trump will be tougher on Iran than Obama ever was. He certainly won’t be sneaking into Iran $400 million cash in the middle of the night on a private plane. Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harassed the U.S. Navy in the Gulf would be “shot out of the water.” Well, as Tony Montana in Scarface says, “say hello to my little friend…”
H/T Conservative Tribune:
The latest incident of Iranian harassment happened last Tuesday in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian attack ships harassed a United States flotilla that included the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush, the U.K. Express reported.
Reportedly these vessels trained their weapons on the flotilla, and in response United States helicopters took off to hover over the Iranian vessels.
“What I don’t like about that is they were in the middle of international transit waters. We had a right to be there, as we were exercising freedom of navigation on our way into the Arabian Gulf,” Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell stated.
Business Insider reported that the incident ended without either side firing a shot, but it was yet another serious provocation by Iran at a time when tensions between the nations are at all-time highs.
Iran of course denied that the incident ever took place, Reuters reported.
USS George H.W. Bush is a nuclear powered aricraft carrier whose motto is “Freedom at Work”. The Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered carrier left her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on January 21 – Trump’s first full day in office. Its passage through the strait closes a roughly three-month gap in which America had no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. A similar gap happened in the fall of 2015 – the first for the U.S. since 2007.
Its overall mission is providing a base for airstrikes against the Islamic State group. The ship’s contingent of F-18 fighter jets began bombing the extremists in February as the vessel transited through the Mediterranean Sea.
Clearly there is no reason for these pesky little “gnats” to threaten us. We could easliy sink all of them in 30 seconds. Again, Iran is clearly trying to provoke the United States into doing something that would provide them with an excuse to declare war.
There is no doubt, that just the presence of the USS George HW Bush in nearby waters makes a statement all by itself. Donald Trump will be tough on Iran. President Trump promised a stronger military and a safer America and he’s doing just that. If Iran has a problem with it….Tough!
By the way, the nickname of USS George HW Bush…the “Avenger”.
So go ahead Iran, as Scarface’s Tony Montana says, ‘Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!”
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