Blogger won’t let me comment on my own blog…typical difficulty.
So I’ll comment here.
WSF – We can blockade the Basra area with naval mines that are exceptionally difficult to sweep and can sink ships or shoot down helicopters that try. Commercial insurance rates and coverage will keep tankers from running the blockade. I’m not sure that’s the right move at this point, but it chokes off their revenue from oil sales.
As to Feinstein and Obama, the word traitor naturally comes to mind. With his ‘legacy’ in tatters, Barack may be working to undermine the president in the hopes of building a new legacy of skulduggery. If Congress should declare war (don’t hold your breath), he might find himself on the wrong end of a rope. Of course, the left would call it racist…
– Iran is claiming the shoot-down. They hope to whip their angry population into a patriotic froth, and turn their fury from the beards to the Great Satan. At this point, I think that they’ve miscalculated.
Jim – Unless I miss my guess, we’re drowning Iran with white noise and jamming. It serves to blind them, increase their anxiety, etc. Just like President Trump’s ‘abortive attack’. PSYOPS. Keep them guessing.
LSP – The US has a LOT of options available and my sense is that they’re all on the table as we formulate the most effective response. I’m sure that invasion is very low on the list. It doesn’t accomplish much. Rods from God delivered to Qom, may deliver the desire martyrdom…except that the beards don’t want to be eliminated. They can’t get loaded and rape teenage boys if they’re vaporized.
VALUISM – John, we need to work this so that it backfires on the turbans. Let the public see who is running things, and let the world grow a spine. I know, not much chance of that.