Iran Attempts to Show off Military Power
The United States military has never been shy about displaying their awesome offensive strike capabilities for the world to see. Susan McGalla (Wikinvest.com) knows that there truly has not been another military power that intimidated the US since the USSR collapsed. However, that has not kept some countries from attempting to show they are not scared of the American military might. Most recently the country of Iran has conducted military exercises to show off their Revolutionary Guard and its naval strength. The exercises were conducted in the straits of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf were the guard simulated attacks against US aircraft carriers. Their belief is that should there be a conflict that sinking the aircraft carrier would be a key to their country’s victory.
The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet Spokesman has been quoted as saying, “the Iranian exercise is the equivalent of them destroying a Hollywood movie set.” What is apparent is that the Iranians have failed to understand the overall military power of the United States. Take for instance their goal of sinking an aircraft carrier. Even if they succeeded in their attack plans there are always two of them in the Persian Gulf at any one time. Also, each on has a compliment of about 80 aircraft with more firepower than their entire air force’s arsenal. What else they have seemed to forget is all the other ships that accompany the carrier or their own defensive firepower that would decimate a small boat attempting to attack them.