The American navy has a checkered past in the gulf. The USS Stark was almost sunk by an old Iraqi jet with an obsolete missile. The USS Cole was crippled by a guy in a motor boat. The USS Vincennes went into a panic and blasted an Iranian airliner out of the sky, killing more than 300 people. Iran may not have a high tech military, but they are tough and tenacious in a fight, as we saw in the Iran/Iraq war. If Obama will take America to war in order to get Israelis to like him, I am here to tell him that the Israelis don't actually like anyone. There is no profit in it.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. Navy: We will not allow Iran to stop flow of oil