Iran and the Crying Sailors

This is pretty infuriating.

But why are we complaining about the Iranians blasting the image worldwide and reveling in the discomfiture of our sailors? Why blame the Iranians? We know very well who they are and what they’re capable of. It’s idiotic to shriek and whine and demand that they conduct themselves as “professional mariners,” and it sadly points to what I have long suspected but was very reluctant to state– is the US Navy up to the task of fighting? I refer to the moral aspect of combat, the willingness, if not the eagerness, to come to grips with the enemy.

Someone in khaki needs to reverse the decay, immediately. Otherwise, the US Navy will find itself adrift, anemic, fearful and timid when boldness and daring are called for.


About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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