Everyone has those "oh shit" moments--that split second as you're closing the car door and simultaneously remembering that you left the keys inside, or that fraction of a second as your freshly jellied slice of toast tumbles toward the floor, and you know it's going to land jelly-side down....
This is one of those "oh shit" moments--only the consequences are oh-so-much-more-dire than just having to call a locksmith or cleaning jelly off the floor:
U.S. military-contracted ship fires on Iranian boat, U.S. defense official tells Reuters --At least one shot fired, defense official says A ship contracted by the U.S Military Sealift Command has fired at least one shot toward an Iranian boat, a U.S. defense official said Friday. "It was an MSC vessel," the official said, confirming the ship fired on an Iranian boat. (h/t to CLG)
Is this going to be like that fateful shot off Fort Sumter that started the U.S. Civil War? All I know is that every news item I see about Iran makes me more and more nervous. With Chimpy LameDick (I mean Lame Duck, of course!) constantly crowing about the dangers Iran presents to the rest of the world, no matter what the actual facts are, is it any wonder that I saw this item and just about pissed myself?
Am I just being paranoid? Is anyone else experiencing the hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck feeling that I'm having right now?