February 11, 2014
The Mullahs Are Coming! The Mullahs Are Coming!
By now most of you have heard about the vaunted Iranian naval force of two ships steaming straight for our Atlantic coast in an attempt to make us make fudge in our pants.
Yeah, not so much.
“From a tactical perspective, neither one of these ships are any good; they are an afterthought to the U.S, Navy from a warfare perspective,” said Christopher Harmer, senior naval analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. “From a strategic standpoint, they are very important.”
If the ships make it across the ocean to U.S. maritime waters, they wouldn't even be a match for Coast Guard cutters, Johnson said.
“The point would be that the world is a much smaller place,” Johnson said, perhaps leading to expanded political pressure stateside to increase American presence in the region. “It’s a message to their population that we’re a conventional power.”
So, it's nothing more than a publicity stunt for the Iranian people. A sizable portion of whom probably don't care because they hate their government.