Coinciding with Bush's Middle East trip, the intent of the Pentagon's propaganda ploy is to present Iran as the aggressor.
The patrol activities of these boats are presented as "a serious threat" and an act of "provocation". The London Times goes even further: in its January 7 morning headlines the Iranian speed boats, barely 30 feet long, were apparently preparing "a suicide attack" against US war ships equipped with advanced state of art weaponary:
"Iran speedboats 'threatened suicide attack on US' in Strait of Hormuz" (London Times headlines, January 7, 2008)
Iranian patrol boats to be used in a kamikaze style "terrorist" mission, to "explode the American vessels"?