The Iranians continue to show in numerous ways that their hostility to the U.S. has not dimmed to the slightest degree, and that any nuclear agreement with them would be foolhardy in the extreme. For Obama and Kerry, however, it is full speed ahead.
“Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser,” by Barbara Starr, CNN, July 9, 2015:
Washington (CNN)A U.S. Navy ship and helicopter were repeatedly targeted by a laser device on board an Iranian-flagged merchant ship beginning on Sunday in the Gulf of Aden, according to a U.S. defense official.
No U.S. personnel were hurt or equipment damaged in the incidents which ended on Wednesday, the official said.
The bridge area of the USS Forrest Sherman and one of its helicopters were targeted, the official said.
The Navy is not certain exactly what the device was, or how powerful it was, but believes it was not of industrial or military grade quality since there was no damage. The incidents are viewed at this point as harassment from the Iranians.…