Complete and utter nonsense -- to "seize" means to take with force; the fact a ship can defend itself in no way means it cannot be seized because the defenses can be overtaken, provided the attacker has sufficient force to do so. Once the defenders are overwhelmed, the ship is "seized". How do you not know this? Wait- I'll answer my own question: I understand your confusion here, as Iran has no capacity to "seize" a US ship willing and able to defend herself and so has only been able to "seize" ships w/o that capacity. No. I'm trying you to demonstrate Iran had the capacity to seize US ships with the ability and willingness to defend themselves. You keep avoiding this because you know Iran has no such capacity.