Gulf security أمن الخليج العربي

الاثنين، 7 يناير، 2008

Iranian boats welcoming President Bush




The Pentagon said that in the incident early Sunday 7th Jan 2008, five small Iranian boats repeatedly charged 3 U.S. warships in the Gulf's Hormuz Strait and dropped boxes in the water. The incident occurred as Navy cruiser USS Port Royal, destroyer USS Hopper and frigate USS Ingraham were on their way into the Persian Gulf and passing through the strait — a major oil shipping route .The boats warned the U.S. ships that they would set up explosions, The U.S. craft were on the verge of opening fire when the Iranian boats fled.

We don’t think the smooth words from both sides could play down the incident when suggesting it was an issue of mistaken identity, because we know that the two sides recognized each other very well for the past 25 years . In November 2008 Brigadier General Ali Fahdavi deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards' naval forces noted IRGC's various
plans

of possible attacks on shipping in the narrow Strait of Hormuz .The Sunday incident was a welcoming massage to President Bush during his coming visit to the Arabian Gulf that well start in the next few days.

Oil prices and President Bush's visit were the most concerns of the U.S. Defense Department officials regarding the incident, what concerns us her in the Arabian gulf was the direct threat that the Iranian boats could impose to our oil tankers that doesn't have self defense capabilities as the Navy destroyer USS Hopper with Armament such as two Mk 41 VLS for Standard missiles, Tomahawk; Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun, two Phalanx CIWS, Mk 46 torpedoes and a Crew of 23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlisted , or the other US war ships .







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