In yet another show of military provocation from the West, Britain’s Royal Navy has sent its most formidable warship to patrol the Persian Gulf mere miles off the Iranian coast.
The warship, called the HMS Daring, is a Type 45 destroyer and has the technological capability to shoot down any missile in Iran’s armory. The deployment is openly admitted to have the aim of threatening Iran, warning it not to go against Western policy.
The Daring will transit through the Suez Canal and enter the Gulf later this month. British authorities warned that more warships could be deployed in the near future, if necessary.
The U.S. keeps a regular fleet of Navy warships patrolling the Gulf, and this move by the British is the latest in a month’s long game of militaristic one-up-manship. Iran just completed a 10-day naval exercise in the Gulf that included test-firing three missiles. Then Iran and the U.S. exchanged threats about closing, or keeping open, the Straits of Hormuz.
All of the military posturing is very dangerous and increases the chances of an outbreak of war. It could also be easily avoided if the U.S. eased unnecessary economic sanctions against Iran and stopped garrisoning Iran’s surroundings with militarism, thus taking Iran outside of its current threat environment.
11 thoughts on “British Deploy Navy Warship Into Persian Gulf”
the american people believe all the lies about iran and/or simply dont give a damn if we destroy that country and murder hundreds of thousands of their people. . we are clearly going to be guilty of another criminal war. I for one, will leave this country and stop paying the taxes that fuel these crimes. no more war in my name, and if they want to come and arrest me for tax avoidance, so be it
What a courageous deed. Somebody in this site continuously asks about what to do to stop the criminal entity called USG. I think your actions give the best response.
Remember the Belgrano, Lets see Russian Built Diesel Hunter Killer subs and 200 Knot plus Russian Built Torpedoes!
Gun Boat diplomacy ONLY works when the country you are threatening cannot strike back!
Just remember that it was for the British that the CIA overthrew the Democratically elected government in Iran in the First place
I, for one, will be most interested to see if the HMS Daring is the first ship to be sunk by the inevitable hail of Iranian anti-ship missiles. The sailors that would be lost (on Britain's 'most formidable warship') would definitely be a needless waste as this is clearly a US vs Iran publicity showdown, and Britain- as we say in the South- "ain't got a dawg in this fight".
The tars on board the HMS Daring might want to think about the fate of the HMS Hood back in '41- like the sailors of today, those on board the Hood had no idea what they were about to tangle with.
I wonder if the HMS Daring is to be the sacrificial lamb in the next "Let's go to war for Israel" campaign. Fools.
our leaders (US and UK) are not only willing to murder countless iranians, but also send our own young men and women to die…and for what???? Israel? Even Israel stand to lose from this. ..
I guarantee you this..
A war with Iran will be a disaster. After such disaster hits home with $ dollar a gallon gas, the american people will start asking REAL questions and the truth will slowly come out the same way it did with iraq ..
The question then will be, what will the american people do then and will they hold their leaders to account for their war crimes
Russia,China and Turkey could get involved and things out oif control. Reason should prevail.
Actually the Iranians can close the straits of Hormuz without much effort and without any direct confrontation. All they need do is anchor about 1000 mines on the sea bed, with the ability to release them to float whenever a warship tries to pass through. Better still if they have homing.
GB sends the Hood in
The age of gunboat diplomacy has long past. All their Darings the Brits would snd to the Persian Gulf, Iran would be tearing.
The Brits went there to make big FART to scare the Iranians. Come on Brits. Your hay days are long gone. FART somewhere else. before you become a laughing stock.
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