A few cheery facts for everyone: a) Iran HAS the terrifying 'Sunburn (Moskit)' anti-ship missile. b) Iranian leaders are not stupid and know that if they wait for America to bomb them they will lose the upper-hand before hostilities start. c) They could destroy a good chunk of American military power in a series of surprise attacks, using the land based version of the Sunburn missile, against the American fleet in the Persian Gulf. d) Russia and China are desperate to know if the missiles are actually as effective as they think. e) The loss of a handful of destroyers and maybe a carrier may (May) see off the Americans due to lack of stomach for a fight. f) The Americans and British are very afraid of the Sunburn missile. Think Japs at Pearl Harbour, a pre-emptive strike was their only option. Chaps, this scenario worries me greatly even if e) isn't really a fact.