I'm not sure that this makes sense. After all, Israel is the "Little Satan". There are other targets in the area that may be more interesting:
(AP) — Iranian patrol boats and aircraft shadowed a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group as it transited the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday.We are, after all, the Great Satan. They've attacked us before. The Revolutionary Guards are staffed with guys who would take a nuke on a one-way mission. The current Administration is staffed with rookies, and the Iranians might be able to cause them to send two carrier groups. I'd say "three", but that's just crazy talk. Wait, what?
The passage ended a Gulf mission that displayed Western naval power amid heightened tensions with Tehran, which has threatened to choke off vital oil shipping lanes.
The push to get Iran to do something terminally irrational (now that USS Enterprise in its final tour of duty is almost on location just off the side of CVN-70 Lincoln and CVN-72 Vinson in the Arabian Sea, where the US will shortly have not one, not two, but three aircraft carriers) is now in its final stretch. As AP reported earlier, Iran has been now entirely cut off from the global financial system, as that anchor of international financial transactions, SWIFT, has just taken Iran off the grid. This leaves Iran with just three options for international trade: making gold into a fully convertible currency, barter, or exchanging Rials for Renminbi and other local currencies. As a reminder, virtually the entire non-parked naval fleet will be in the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf in the next 4-6 days, where 3 aircraft carriers and one big-deck amphibious warfare ship are just waiting for the order.
Taking out a carrier or two would put a real crimp in any American response to an attack on Israel. It likely would have a certain popularity in much of the International Community, unafraid of our Apologizer In Chief.
But hey, probably nothing to see here. I mean, we have all the Right People® in the Oval Office now. They have a (D) after their name, so everything's fine. Oh, wait ...