posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 02:27 PM
As I think I once said somewhere, this equipment costs alot of money including the staff to run and maintain it.
And they have to actually "do" something with it, instead of just let it sit in port.
Otherwise many politicians would be saying "hey what do we need all this for lets sell it and buy gold statues for our office toilets".
"As a matter of policy we do not discuss current or future ship's movements. However, I can tell you that reports of an alleged naval blockade of
Iran are false," said Lt.-Col. Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs.
"We routinely rotate deployed naval forces in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility to maintain our commitment to promoting security and stability in
the region," he added. The US Central Command covers the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia.
"Shortly after the report was published, Iran navy commander Ali Muhammad Salami announced on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic's navy would conduct
its own exercise, the Teheran Times reported.
"The extensive maneuvers will prepare Iranian forces for countering possible threats," Salami was quoted as saying."
hahaha Salami and some more water skiing