A few days ago, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, Commander of Iran's Northern Fleet announced to the world, "The Iranian Army's naval fleet have already started their voyage towards the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa." Many Americans may not realize that this Islamic nation's navy sports Russian made Kilo Class submarines with an effective range of 7,500 nautical miles.
On the same day, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khameni blasted US military threats and instructed his nation and the world, "The Iranian nation should pay attention to the recent negotiations and the rude remarks of the Americans so that everyone gets to know the enemy well."
East Coast based pundits and foreign policy experts are scrambling to find words to spin Iran's latest saber rattling. They would rather Americans think of the Iranian Navy---directed by a rogue Islamist Theocracy---as a manageable irritant, not a credible threat.
They may be right and I may be reacting irresponsibly, but from where I sit on the Gulf of Mexico, today's nuisance is tomorrow's deadly international incident waiting to be explained away.
Presently, Iran does not operate a world class Navy with reliable ballistic missile systems, but the Russians and Chinese do. If I am not mistaken, China owes Iran tens of billions of dollars for unpaid oil purchases and recent Geneva agreements have paved the way for a flood of Chinese payments into an allegedly suffering Iranian economy. Moreover, it has also been reported that China will provide material and technological assistance to Iran as it constructs its twenty first century society.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry would like American's to believe this money will be used to purchase halal compliant Subways to feed the residents of Tehran, not Kilo, Amun and Akula subs eventually making way for the Atlantic. They would also like gullible Americans to believe that oil rich Iran will divinely convert to moderation and spew cheap crude at the feet of our infidel economy and ultimately become allies in the global crusade for tolerance.
Unfortunately, history paints a different picture.
For decades, the world's military superpowers have danced a delicate ballet in the Atlantic, prowling and sharing international waters. Iran has now been invited to the dance. It will not be long before sword boat captains, cruise ships and off shore oil rigs are threatened. Provocation is Iran's foreign policy. The culture of death that rules Iran fears nothing and make no mistake they are bringing their brand of terror and extortion to America's shores.
I wonder how President Obama proposes to police the Atlantic. Who will be responsible for stopping and searching an invisible Iranian fleet? Will America depend on the good will of a nation that refuses to allow the world to screen its nuclear program or those countries whose defense industries are gearing up for the coming wave of Islamist naval warfare purchases?
I'm sure Marta's Vineyard will be well protected.
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned the slightest military move by the US will be reciprocated by Iran's harshest response. According to General Salami, Iran's reaction would "recognize no boundary."
Given Iran's economic expansion efforts in South America, I do not doubt him for a second.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.