DEFCON level dropped...

Fox NewsA top navy general in Iranian said Monday the country took full control of the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major shipping route that the Iranians threatened to block in the past amid worsening American-Iranian relations.

The Tasnim news agency reported the announcement by the head of the Revolutionary Guards navy, General Alireza Tangsiri, according to Reuters.

Realistically, they can't hold it against any modern navy including, especially ours... but that assumes someone is willing to get into a shooting war to prove it, and we're not really in a good position to win a land war and change the regime at the moment. Nor is Trump reasonably free to act when the Dems would love something they could use in an impeachment.

If Iran is really willing to go to the mat over this right now, it could get sticky. And the only way we'll find out whether or not they are bluffing is to call the bluff with a carrier battle group.

This entry was published Mon Aug 27 10:20:56 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-08-27 10:20:56.0. [Tweet]

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