Skip to comments.Iranian boats swarm US warship, force it to change course
Posted on 09/07/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT by pabianice
...One of the small Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps watercraft stopped directly in the USS Firebolts path where it turned to face the American coastal patrol ship, said U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. After several attempts at radio communication, the Firebolt was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision. The American ship came within about 100 yards of the boat...
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Just last week, Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, called out the recent actions by Irans Revolutionary Guard, and warned that continued provocations could cause an international incident.
If they continue to test us, we are going to respond, and we are going to protect ourselves and our partners, Votel said during a visit to the Pentagon. Ultimately, we will prevail here. Im very, very confident of that, and we certainly dont want that to come to pass, and thats why I call on them to act in the professional manner that they espouse to act, particularly in international waters.
Yes, a harsh memo no doubt. -- ED.
This will not end well.
Obama will piss his pants and send them another 1.7 billion in cash.
Again? Haven’t we paid them off already? Maybe some Iranian flunkies want a piece of the pie.
If you keep it up, we’re going to cry!!!!
Things are often not what they seem.
Obama’s payment of 1.7 billion might involve a hidden commission we know nothing about to augment his future lifestyle. After all, 6 billion has reportedly gone missing or is unaccounted for from State during Hil’s tenure.
And, the small boat harassment might be just that, or it might be a provocation designed to get a lone US craft to fire when it is in range of a shore battery of anti-ship missiles. Such an ambush would be a major humiliation for the US, demonstrate Iran claims of control over the Gulf of Hormuz, and yes, cause Obama to piss his pants.
Obama is a holy terror at home, but abroad, he’s everybody’s bitch.
The Iranians continue to dump on our failed, useless and lame duck POTUS Obama, and laugh at our once great country!!! Sad days for the American Republic!!! Wake up, America & support/vote for Doanld J. Trump for POTUS!!!
This bs will stop on January 20. (Just a prediction). I have a sneaky suspicion that on that date a 20,000 ton warship will not yield to a 500 ton patrol boat.
You guys are wrong. Obama is NOT upset about this and Valerie Jarrett is particularly not upset.
They daren’t run it down. It could be packed solid with HE to explode under the keel.
Ramming speed, Mr. Christian!
Then they will escalate and eventually provoke an incident and capture a U.S. Naval vessel and seize the crew.
The Obama administration is complicit in this.
I keep asking myself about these incidents,
“What would T.R. have done?”
Thanks. I knew that already and most people here know it. But, newbies need to be notified.
Here she is right after hearing that a caged pilot was burned alive by ISIS:
As you can see, she was rather upset...
With that wake they just need to do a hard-over rudder within 25 yards of their bow and steam away.
Hell, even Ford wouldn't have stood for this.
From Real Clear Politics, Sept 10, 2015...
"In a 2014 New Yorker interview, Obama said his goal was to create a 'new equilibrium' in the Middle East.
In the short run, at least, his signature diplomatic undertaking can be counted on to bring more violence to this volatile region.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the [Obama-Putin Iran deal] agreement is formally known, provides the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism an infusion of somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 billion of unfrozen assets and a great deal more of continuing revenues as businesses and governments around the world rush to profit from oil-and-gas-rich Iran's reintegration into the world economy.
The agreement relaxes the international isolation of the Islamic Republic and ratifies Tehran's status as a nuclear threshold state. And it relieves restrictions on Iran's acquisition of weapons, including ballistic missiles. ..."
I say mine the harbors. Give the ships in the harbor 48 hours to leave then activate the mines. Nixon did it. No shooting involved.
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