Warships belonging to the United States have been extra busy in recent weeks, as nations around the globe have been stepping up to take a shot at new U.S. President Donald Trump.
Trump’s first military action, an airstrike on a Syrian airfield which emanated from a Navy vessel, was just the tip of the iceberg as it pertains to our Naval capabilities being tested this month. Soon after that Syrian action, North Korea began a campaign of harassment against the United States that prompted the Commander in Chief to send the USS Carl Vinson and other vessels to the waters off of the Korean Peninsula.
Now, with Iran inexplicably throwing their hat into the ring against America, a close call in the Persian Gulf this week carries with it an extreme precariousness.
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“Two U.S. officials tell Fox News that the Iranian ship came within 1,000 yards of the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan with its weapons manned.
“The officials said the Mahan altered course to avoid the Iranian warship, sounded the danger signal, fired flares and manned its own weapons.
“The Iranian ship did not come closer than 1,000 yards and no warning shots were fired.
“‘Coming inbound at a high rate of speed like that and manning weapons, despite clear warnings from the ship, is obviously provocative behavior,’ said one American official in describing the Iranian actions.”
Iran’s relationship with the United States has been strained after the ousting of former President Barack Obama, and the humiliating defeat of his democratic surrogate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. With the democrats maintaining their lonely position as the sole capitulators of the unhinged regime in Tehran, the Persian nation has grown tense. Current U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to reevaluate the disastrous nuclear deal that was put into place by Barack Obama, in regard to Iran’s atomic technology.
Also, Trump’s willingness to show aggression against Syria’s Assad regime may have acted as a wake up call to the often-provocative Iran, who for years have threatened not only the United States, but some of her greatest allies with military destruction.