Are war drums beating again?
In what U.S. officials called a serious provocation, Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the American vessels.
U.S. forces were on the verge of firing on the Iranian boats in the early Sunday incident, when the boats turned and moved away, a Pentagon official said. “It is the most serious provocation of this sort that we’ve seen yet,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.
The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. local time Sunday as a U.S. Navy cruiser, destroyer and frigate were on their way into the Persian Gulf and passing through the strait â€” a major oil shipping route.
I would love to be able to say I believe our accounts of what happened, but I can’t. This administration has been wanting a war with Iran for so long now, I wouldn’t put it past them to order those boats into Iranian waters, or do some other action to try and provoke them. Once we get a commander in chief who doesn’t reach climax at the thought of war and lie to the American people constantly then I might buy it.