Musta been too many U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf...
Yesterday one of the high ranking Iranian officials who was captured in northern Iraq was mysteriously released. It was a swap. If Iran feared coalition naval forced I doubt they'd have sailed right into the midst of them and kidnapped 15 Royal Marines while they flipped the bird at HMS Cornwall, which sat there looking timidly on. They will fear Coalition forces once we actually let them loose, which unfortunatley we won't do,.... yet.
Maybe they read FR, and heard that the drop dead date would be Good Friday.