Iran Wants War. It Is About to Get One.

From 2012 with a lesson for today’s times:

 

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Iranian Naval troops march during the annual military parade in Tehran. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Flush from victories in the ‘Arab Spring,’ Iran is getting pushier and pushier.

Could Iran get any bolder? It seems absolutely bent on starting a war.

On Monday Iran finished off 10 days of naval exercises in international waters near the Strait of Hormuz. In the midst of those war games, Iran’s political and military leaders threatened to retaliate against sanctions by shutting down the strait. It also came to light that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards plan to sow Hormuz with mines. Continue reading

Iran plans to establish new navy base

The plans are part of Iran’s ambitions to exert its naval power outside the Persian Gulf, including sending warships to the Mediterranean and claiming it might someday have ships in the Atlantic. Continue reading