Tuesday, March 15, 2016
26th MEU transits the Strait of Hormuz...photos by Cpl. Joshua W. Brown
Interesting isn't it.
We've just signed a nuclear agreement with Iran but instead of a nicely leisurely transit, we see Marines on deck with loaded weapons. I thought the Suez Canal transits were bad. Now you can add the another area to your list.
But the serious question is when. When will we see a vessel borne IED hit one of our big amphibs? Will it be at dock in a friendly port? Will it be at sea using a captured or repurposed tanker? Will it be a disguised navigation mishap?
Its gonna happen and we could see mass casualties from such an event. My solution? No one is gonna like it but I propose an exclusion zone of 1 mile around our ships at all times. Allies won't like it but its a must do. Cross that zone and you will be fired on.