Claiming “to ensure the stable security of the region,” Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) carried out war games in the Persian Gulf that included the sinking of a model of American aircraft carrier, Reuters reported today ... During the broadcast of the exercises over Iranian state television, a banner was flashed across the screen with the quote, “[i]f the Americans are ready to be buried at the bottom of the waters of the Persian Gulf – so be it.”
"“We will extend a hand if you [Iran] are unwilling to unclench your fist." --Barack Obama, January 2009
...The construction of the replica aircraft carrier was reported last year, only months after Iran broadcast a simulation of its forces attacking Israel and the American aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln on state television.
Iran has often threatened American naval forces. Last year, IRGC Navy Forces Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Fadavi declared that his navy was preparing to sink American aircraft carriers. Fadavi has also threatened the United States to leave the Persian Gulf, saying, “Americans removal from the Gulf is one of the basic tasks of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards,” and boasting that Iran could destroy the American fleet in 50 seconds.
This latest naval threat against the United States comes as Iran and the West have stepped up diplomacy to complete a nuclear deal within the next month.
And despite repeated warnings that the Iranian regime intends to inflict harm on the West (e.g., "15 Photos From Iran's Revolution Day 2015 Demonstrations You'll Never See In Legacy Media"), it is Israel that the Obama administration chooses to demonize.
The headlines make that assessment unequivocal, from "Kerry questions Netanyahu's judgement over Iran deal" to "Susan Rice: Netanyahu's Address to Congress 'Destructive'."
The motives of Obama and his Iranian-born chief adviser Valerie Jarrett are truly unknown. But their actions make clear this much: they are intent on seeing Iran become a nuclear power.
As for their rationale, I leave that as an exercise for the reader.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.