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Also Sunday, the U.S. focused new attention on the Jan. 6 confrontation between American and Iranian naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.Some effing speedboats -- let's take grandma waterskiing -- have become a naval "fleet" that staged a "confrontation" between two mighty navies. It is now uncomplicatedly a fact that the boats "charged at" and "threatened to blow up" three U.S. Navy warships, a totally easy task when it's speedboats vs. destroyers, underway, in open water, without the element of surprise. And then, as Navy personnel squeezed back on the trigger -- deus ex machina! Mon dieu, mon cap-ee-tahn, they 'av vaneeshed! (Briiigadooon, Briiigadooon...)
U.S. Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff, commander of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which patrols the Gulf, briefed Bush on the incident before the president left Bahrain on Sunday morning.
Cosgriff told Bush that he took it "deadly seriously" when an Iranian fleet of high-speed boats charged at and threatened to blow up a three-ship U.S. Navy convoy passing near Iranian waters. The Iranian naval forces vanished as the American ship commanders were preparing to open fire.
Speedboats. They were a handful of fucking speedboats. That drove by some armed-to-the-teeth destroyers, checked shit out, and drove away, while somebody dicked around on the radio. ("We are coming to blow you up -- because you have Prince Albert in a can! Is your refrigerator running, American pig-dogs?") ("Come back and we will taunt you a second time.") It's like Hitler! Will Western Civilization have the courage to stop them before they invade Poland!?!?
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