The United States Navy looked something like this to Iran yesterday in the Persian Gulf. Iran's persistent nuclear bragging and pursuit has upped the ante in the area. Now the cards are on the table and it looks like it's Iran's next move.
The question now becomes does certifiable nutjob, Iranian President Ahmadinejad call the U.S. bluff and escalate this war of words into a military conflict.
I think conventional wisdom says that Ahmadinejad is just posturing a bit and probably isn't truly interested in a full blow military conflict. A conflict which would almost certainly unite many, many countries against the Islamic nation.
The problem is that conventional wisdom and prevalent rationale don't often apply with people like Ahmadinejad. He's crazy, power hungry, and driven by a wicked cocktail of Islamic radicalism and seething hatred for all things "Western."
Pray that this doesn't continue to escalate.