Saturday, July 20, 2019

Vid of Iranians seizing the tanker...the solution is simple...reactivate private contractors to repel boarders...

The US and our British allies are up in arms over the seizure of a tanker by Iranian Naval Special Ops.

I get it.  I understand it.  But I caution against open warfare.  We are currently in the midst of a regional war that stretches throughout the entire Middle East into North Africa and threatening to spill over into Central Africa (although they're dealing with an outbreak of Ebola that gets little coverage even though the WHO declared it an emergency).

So how do we solve this issue without diverting precious naval assets to a watery killbox off the coast of Iran?

We reactivate private contractors.  No.  Let me be precise.  We contract with security corporations that have done this work in the past, require their forces to be properly equipped and have them repel boarders.  A couple of firefights with former/retired Marines, Navy Seal, British SBS etc...will have Iran changing tactics with a quickness.

Additionally the use of drones that we're about to scrap for surveillance over the region seems like a no brainer.

One thing is obvious.  We're seeing calculated escalation on the part of the Iranians.

As onerous as their actions are they're being somewhat measured (I know...they're behaving badly but in their minds, I believe they think they're acting in a rational manner).

The good news?  Their actions indicate that they're feeling a measure of pain. The bad?  We shouldn't stumble headlong into another military action without trying every other option and solution first....even if certain forces in our country are screaming for another regime change.

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