Members of the Iranian Navy earlier today almost succeeded in enjoying 72 virgins in paradise when they attempted to provoke the US Navy in the Straits of Hormuz. The Straits are a critical shipping channel for oil exports from the Gulf and the US Navy insures it stays clear and ships are not harrassed or attacked. A flotilla of Iranian speed boats approached the US Navy ships at high speeds, broadcasting threats, and appearing as suicide bombers in an effort to provoke us into shooting first. But being the most highly trained and disciplined fighting force in the world, our guys didn't fall for the bait.
I don't want to get in a shooting fight with Achmadinnerjacket right now(we can deal with him later), but it sure would have been fun to watch the gun-sight video tapes as the Iranian navy went en masse to meet Allah.
The crazy Iranians might want to rethink provoking a United States guided missile destroyer.