Thursday, February 26, 2015

No Militarily Useful Purpose

Iranian speedboats swarmed a barge built to look like an American carrier. What a waste of effort.

Ooh. Scary:

With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier Wednesday during large-scale naval drills near the strategically vital entrance of the Persian Gulf.

The nationally televised show of force by the country's elite Revolutionary Guard comes just weeks ahead of a deadline for Iran and world powers to forge a historic deal on the fate of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

Oh those wacky friends the Obama administration just hasn't made yet!

I mentioned this building project here and here.

What a waste.

If Iran was thinking big, they'd have built the fake carrier to test their nuke on. Imagine the footage of that explosion!

Or Iran could have used the replica to test anti-ship missiles with inert warheads in order to tweak their ability to hit vulnerable parts of a carrier.

But by carrying out a demolition derby-style Islamist-porn show of an American aircraft carrier going down off of Iran, all they did was create footage that they'll put in the vault and haul out in case of a war with America.

Surely they have angles that they didn't publish now in order to avoid comparisons with this month's "show" of force.