Look closely. Now, here’s a little history lesson. 15 years ago today (20 March) we invaded Iraq. This photo was taken the same day. During the ground invasion, there was also an at-sea “invasion,” which isn’t nearly as sexy as Abrams or US Marines hammer-smashing souls and, thus, was hardly (if ever) mentioned. What you see here are sea mines, cleverly hidden beneath repurposed 55 gallon drums. Iraqis were preparing to dump these mines into the Persian Gulf to deter/sink US Warships. However, US Navy EOD and Coalition Forces discovered these mines and prevented them from deployment, ultimately saving you $1,000s at the gas pump that year. . #oif #historylesson #wariseverywhere #fearisfirepower #zfg4l #stayzero (US Navy Photo).