Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Why Is Iran Going To Purchase Glass-Bottomed Boats For Their New Navy?

To see their current Navy, if they keep stunts like this up:

Yahoo News: Iran threatens U.S. Navy as sanctions hit economy

Iran threatened on Tuesday to take action if the U.S. Navy moves an aircraft carrier into the Gulf, Tehran's most aggressive statement yet after weeks of saber-rattling as new U.S. and EU financial sanctions take a toll on its economy.

The United States dismissed the Iranian threat, saying it was proof that sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear program were working. The Pentagon said it would keep sending carrier strike groups through the Gulf regardless.

Iran will most likely keep talking tough for domestic and regional consumption as standing up to the great Satan is always good for some cheap popularity points in the region.

Should they try anything more forward than talk, I think they'll be quite disappointed in the results, so long as the Obama Administration doesn't restrain the Navy from using all its capabilities to make Iran really regret such action.

After all, Iran has only 1 little refinery for its domestic fuel needs. It would be too bad if something were to happen to it in response to Iranian provocation combined with sanctions prohibiting anyone shipping refined fuel to Iran....

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