Monday, February 13, 2012

Ever Vigilant

The US Navy hopefully is ready to repel the possible attacks and attempts to close the Straits of Hormuz.

Meanwhile, gas will probably hit $5-6 a gallon.  But our President doesn't need to secure gas and oil from a secure nearby ally like Canada.

U.S. Navy: Iran prepares suicide bomb boats in Gulf
By Warda Al-Jawahiry - Reuters

(Reuters) - Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the U.S. Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of U.S. naval forces in the region said on Sunday.

Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Gulf or strike U.S. forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear program comes under attack.

"They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased the number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters. "Some of the small boats have been outfitted with a large warhead that could be used as a suicide explosive device. The Iranians have a large mine inventory."

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