A report by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency Saturday said Iranian warships have been ordered to sail to U.S. maritime borders in response to the presence of American vessels in the Gulf.
However, a U.S. defense official seemed unconcerned by the claim.
"We've seen the public pronouncement and we're aware of the press reports," the official said, adding that "they've made these claims before but never executed them."
Given that the Iranian "stealth jet" they recently announced turned out to be a wooden mockup - and a bad one at that - one does tend to wonder just what an Iranian "warship" might look like... I can't help but wonder if it's a takeoff of the "Canadian Navy" meme with an inflatable rowboat and a Ma Deuce...
Sadly, given the current administration's tendency to cave in to tinpot dictators, it's entirely possible that we'll wind up retreating or otherwise doing anything other than laughing heartily at Iran's feeble attempt at sabre-rattling. I suspect Teleprompter Jesus doesn't have the gumption to tell Iran to stuff it, and will most likely send Lurch over to apologize post-haste.
I wonder if we could get Stingray his Letter of Marque if Iranian warships did appear off the US Coast, though?
That is all.