Iran seems like they are provoking a war with the US and now they are laying out the “welcome mat” for the occasion. Last week, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sent four vessels to “harass” a U.S. warship near the Strait of Hormuz. A prim schoolmarm of a U.S. official called the Iranian action “unsafe and unprofessional.” In reality, there was nothing “unprofessional” about it. The incident wasn’t about seafaring conduct — it was a clear act of war.

The Iranian vessels harassed the USS Nitze, a destroyer, by “conducting a high-speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings,” said the official. “The Iranian high rate of closure … created a dangerous, harassing situation that could have led to further escalation, including additional defensive measures by Nitze.” READ MORE