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U.S. Navy aids another Iranian fishing boat
FoxNews.com ^ | January 18, 2012 | Justin Fishel contributed

Posted on 01/18/2012 7:40:01 PM PST by Hunton Peck

For the third time this month, the U.S. Navy has come to the rescue of distressed Iranian fishermen -- at the same time Iran has threatened to disrupt a key oil route off its coast.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey rendered aid to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow in the central Arabian Sea, according to a Navy press release.

A helicopter from the Maritime Strike Squadron 71 spotted the fishing boat Wednesday morning reportedly with one person on board.

"Our first priority was to make sure that all of the crew (of the fishing vessel) was safe," Lt. Will Jourdan, pilot of the helicopter, said in the press release.

After the the vessel had been identified, it was reported back to the Dewey's crew, who then moved in to help the fisherman who had fled the boat and boarded another.

"Once we talked with their captain, it was clear that they needed food and water," Lt. J.G. Jason Dawson, the...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: fishingboat; iran; rescue; usnavy
Who knows? Maybe Iranian fisherman get in trouble at this rate all the time, but we usually don't have so many ships in the vicinity...
1 posted on 01/18/2012 7:40:16 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
Great! Now Iran can sentence another American to death as they did when we rescued the first group of Iranian fisherman.

Those Mullahs understand gratitude /sarc

2 posted on 01/18/2012 7:42:42 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Hunton Peck

I wouldn’t be suprised if one of these Iranian “fishing” boats in distress is packing a little suprise for the would-be rescuers.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 7:45:46 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Hunton Peck

Be careful guys. One of these days when you “move in” to help, the fishing boat is going to blow up in your faces. Don’t trust anyone over there.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 7:47:18 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Hunton Peck

This stinks to high heavens. Just sayin’.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 7:50:40 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Hunton Peck.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey rendered aid to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow
a.k.a. Iranian stealth submarine.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 7:59:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 8:11:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Aid to Distressed Mariners.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 8:27:07 PM PST by AceMineral (Some people are too stupid for their own good.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It is very odd. 3 times in less than a month?


9 posted on 01/18/2012 8:28:44 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Hunton Peck

America The Great Satan going around rescuing Iranian fishermen. Thats got to be messing with the Mullah’s minds. LOL!!!


10 posted on 01/18/2012 8:31:08 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PghBaldy

Wondering the same thing. Optics? And who’s?


11 posted on 01/18/2012 8:34:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: PghBaldy

Its a pattern. Patterns are not good. I hope those skippers are thinking the same way...


12 posted on 01/18/2012 8:41:21 PM PST by canalabamian (Durka durka...Muhammad FUBAR!)
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To: Stepan12

They sentenced that American of Iranian descent to death because they blame the U.S. for crippling the economy with sanctions on the central bank of Iran, and for aiding the campaign the Israelis are doing to kill senior Iranian nuclear scientists. The fishermen are side issues, to be handled by the Law of the Sea.


13 posted on 01/18/2012 8:56:44 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955

They sentenced that man to death practically a day after the rescue. It is a perfect act of Islamic humiliation and very pleasurable for the Mullahs to do so — especially after the rescue.


14 posted on 01/18/2012 9:08:10 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Hunton Peck

Big bad ol’ US of A picking on everyone all the time. You big meanies you....


15 posted on 01/18/2012 9:51:37 PM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Agree. Something fishy about these fishing boats. Dry runs of some sorts. Never heard of the Navy assisting fishing vessels the past few years, and all a sudden.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 10:05:34 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
I wouldn’t be suprised if one of these Iranian “fishing” boats in distress is packing a little suprise for the would-be rescuers.

Yeah.....seems to me they are setting this up...

Someone posted some exerpts from a British soldiers diary from 1800's Afghan wars....

...."Never attempt to shake hands with an Afgahn...as he is most likey to pull you in and stab you in the back with the other hand.....

17 posted on 01/18/2012 11:52:48 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: Army Air Corps

Thanx


18 posted on 01/19/2012 2:23:09 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Hunton Peck

I wonder if the Iranians are purposely having these rescues planted so that we will make more and more of them to the point that it is almost routine...until the suicide ship (loaded with explosives) will eventually be close enough to one of our ships to cause massive death and destruction?

Just a thought.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 4:30:13 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Stepan12

They sentenced the Marine to death after the assassination of one of their nuclear scientists. Who do the mullahs care about, anyway - fishermen or guys who can get them atomic weapons?


20 posted on 01/19/2012 7:00:40 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955
Everyone knows America assasinated that nuclear scientist, right?

And here I thought Pres. Ford suspended wet operations during his short tenure in office, too.

21 posted on 01/19/2012 7:36:35 AM PST by Stepan12
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