The US Navy fearing small Iranian boats is the equivalent of a Great White Shark fearing a goldfish in fish bowl. With satellites that can track any person on the planet, that can even track ants on the ground, the idea that the US Navy has to fear an Iranian boat or ship or submarine is laughable at best. The same script is now being replayed in the Gulf or Hormuz as was played out in the Gulf of Tonkin almost 50 years ago. The Gulf of Tonkin incidents that launched the Vietnam War were proven to be false yet lead to wars that that lead to the deaths of over 50,000 Americans, over 2 million Vietnamese, and over 2 million Cambodians (I personally knew a Cambodian doctor who lost 6 kids and his wife under Pol Pot who was able to mass murder 2 million plus of his people as a direct result of the Vietnam / Cambodia war). In war there is no fog, although the Powers that be always claims that there is; no, evil men sit around and plan wars without reason that will kill millions (billions in our day), many times the reasons provided, as in the case of the Vietnam war and the Iraq war are demonstrably false. Yes, mass murderers run this world, though they fancy themselves to be conquerors.
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror.
Josef V. Stalin; "A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic"
Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara (later World Bank President – how appropriate: both positions held by murderous power hungry, evil, genocidal, merciless men) admits that reports on the second Gulf of Tonkin incident that led to the Vietnam War were false. Is history now repeating itself in the Gulf of Hormuz that will lead to a much bigger war, even World War III.
(Reuters) - Nerves were strained as an Iranian patrol boat approached the USS Abraham Lincoln at speed.
A helicopter escort hovered above the vessel in a warning not to get any closer, and the grey boat, tiny compared to the massive U.S. aircraft carrier, eventually turned around.
The encounter involving U.S. and Iranian boats, common in recent weeks, underscores rising tensions in the Gulf region between rival powers since Tehran threatened to close the Hormuz Strait, the world's most important oil shipping waterway, over Western moves to ban Iranian crude exports.
U.S. and Iranian warships shadow each other as they ply the Gulf in a standoff over Iran's nuclear program the West fears is aimed at producing an atomic weapon. Many fear any incident could trigger a war.
Maybe that is what is desired by the men with the big guns and big ships and big planes and big bombs, a REALLY BIG WAR!!!