WASHINGTON — Iran uploaded what appears to be a recruiting propaganda video for its naval forces depicting ordinary Iranian citizens destroying the U.S. Navy with a giant tidal wave.
The video shows several Iranian men walking towards the coast carrying Iranian flags, and they can be heard singing about the sea and the Navy.
A U.S battleship appears out in the sea firing its main gun at the line of men as they continue to press towards the coast unfazed by the massive blast.
The men plant the Iranian flag into the ground, creating a massive tidal wave that destroys the U.S. Navy.
Military Times cannot confirm if the video is a recruitment tool for the Iranian Navy or the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.
Nevertheless, Iran is developing a reputation for harassing U.S. Navy vessels at sea as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate.
The encounter is the latest development in what's become an increasingly hostile standoff between the U.S. military and various forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fight to stay in power.
Hostilities between Iran and the U.S. appear to be at a high point. Early this summer, U.S. warplanes downed two Iranian Shahed-129 drones in Syria that were threatening U.S. forces and allies in the region.
In late July, the cyclone-class patrol ship Thunderbolt fired on an Iranian Navy vessel that was speeding towards the U.S. ship, according to a report from Military Times.
An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.
The incident was the latest in a series of unsafe encounters between the U.S. Navy and Iran.
The Iranian propaganda video also shows the sinking of the guided missile cruiser Vincennes, again by a massive tidal wave.
The Vincennes was involved in the accidental downing of Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988, when its radar mistook the Iranian passenger jet for an F-14 fighter and fired surface-to-air missiles at the plane, killing all 290 on board, according to the Washington Post.