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US, Iranian ships involved in incidents in Strait of Hormuz
FoxNews.com ^ | January 13, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin and Justin Fishel and the Associated Press

Posted on 01/13/2012 6:51:45 PM PST by Hunton Peck

Iranian ships recently taunted two U.S. Navy vessels as part of escalating tensions in and around the Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.

The incidents in the strait, one of the world's most important oil routes, occurred last week and involved the USS New Orleans, an amphibious transport dock, and the Coast Guard Cutter Adak, the military said Friday in releasing videos of the incidents.

Iranian speed boats are seen in one of the videos approaching the USS New Orleans within about 500 yards last Friday.

"The Iranian boats did not respond to whistle signal or voice queries from the New Orleans, disregarding standard maritime protocols," Central Command said in releasing the videos. In the incident involving the Adak, "communications were established with a larger Iranian ship operating in the area and the speed boats ceased their harassment."

One senior defense official told FoxNews.com that the Iranians "intended to be harassing" but it didn't go much beyond that. No shots were fired.

Iran, which recently held war games in the area, has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz if provoked, and it has warned U.S. Navy ships to steer clear.

The rising tensions coincide with increased pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, which the West fears is merely a front for Iran's clandestine work on developing nuclear weapons.

Diplomats said Thursday that a senior U.N. nuclear agency team will visit Tehran on Jan. 28, with Iran saying it is ready after years of refusal to discuss allegations that it was involved in secret nuclear weapons work.

Diplomats have previously said that International Atomic Energy Agency officials were discussing such a trip with their Iranian counterparts. But before the diplomats' comments Thursday, no date...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: economy; fecalquran; hormuz; iran; mutthameddogofislam; oil; usnavy
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Brief video of Iranian boats at the link.
1 posted on 01/13/2012 6:51:54 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Well, if they capture any of our sailors I just hope none of them bawls when they take away his iPod like those Brits did.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 6:53:05 PM PST by sinanju (ua)
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To: Hunton Peck

Which one was Iran’s flagship?


3 posted on 01/13/2012 6:55:29 PM PST by sinanju (ua)
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To: Hunton Peck

I guess they think Allah will save their mosquito like navy from the wrath of the US Navy.

Soon we will have three carrier groups and who knows how many nuclear subs in the area ... what are they going to do ... pray their way out of this situation?


4 posted on 01/13/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Hunton Peck

I just hope the jerk in the white house has some balls when it comes to our military....


5 posted on 01/13/2012 6:59:14 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Hunton Peck
It wouldn't take much to dispose of these speedboats. A .50 cal machine gun would fire them up just fine, methinks.
6 posted on 01/13/2012 6:59:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hunton Peck
And in other news, a top Iranian nuclear scientist was car-bombed. Hmmm.
7 posted on 01/13/2012 7:02:28 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: goat granny

They are banking their entire future on the fact that Obama is weak.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 7:04:47 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: tractorman

The last time they tried this trick I noticed that the pilots of these speed boats wore life preservers. They were not ready to met allah.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 7:06:08 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 7:06:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Hunton Peck

I guess we allow provocative runs on our ships until 400 yards out?


11 posted on 01/13/2012 7:07:33 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

And at 500 yards, they are well within range.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 7:10:18 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Probably a practice run.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 7:14:16 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Hunton Peck

awww... isn’t that cute?


14 posted on 01/13/2012 7:20:47 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: doc1019

They are banking their entire future on the fact that Obama is weak.....and a fellow-raghead.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 7:20:47 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Hunton Peck
The Persian situation is starting to get interesting. Iranian nuclear scientist going boom. There are many opposing military assets in close proximity. Chances are increasing that things could go hot.

No, we have a wanna be boy king at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. who's friend is Iamanutjob. I hate to say this, but the U.S. Navy will probably stand down.

Seems like the fortunes of our country are heading south...

5.56mm

16 posted on 01/13/2012 7:21:15 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: sinanju

I know the CO of the Adak very well, and he won’t be crying, let me tell you.

I do hope the fact that we have made USCG the tip of the spear doesn’t mean that USN doesn’t have their back.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 7:23:25 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: doc1019

I think the only way he will stand up for the military is if he doesn’t that will kill him at election time...even Clinton knew that, but all he did was hit a camel in the butt with a multimillion dollar missle...and hit an aspirin factory that the US had to pay for...A for effort E for results...


18 posted on 01/13/2012 7:23:47 PM PST by goat granny
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To: M Kehoe
US navy already got close enough to rescue Iranian "fishermen" twice this last week.......

Seems to me this is what's going down.....

"Call to rescue another lot of Iranian "fisherman" followed by a big bang......fishing boat, Iranian suiciders and some USA Navy all blown to smithereens.

19 posted on 01/13/2012 7:26:58 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: doc1019
They are banking their entire future on the fact that Obama is weak.

Tis a good bet on their part. The Messiah is weak and sympathizes with other enemies of America.

20 posted on 01/13/2012 7:27:57 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: M Kehoe
US navy already got close enough to rescue Iranian "fishermen" twice this last week.......

Seems to me this is what's going down.....

"Call to rescue another lot of Iranian "fisherman" followed by a big bang......fishing boat, Iranian suiciders and some USA Navy all blown to smithereens.

Lets hope I'm wrong on this

21 posted on 01/13/2012 7:29:15 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: goat granny

He wants to kill over 80K military jobs ... he has already lost the military vote.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 7:31:37 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: sinanju

The red metal-flake 20 foot bass boat with the Magic Carpet upholstry and 2 Chinese outboards.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 7:32:10 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: tractorman

I am guessing that the military response is heavily restrained by control freak liberal approvals. I would not want my life to be there, on the line, and waiting for approval to shoot back at the iranian nut jobs shooting at me.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 7:33:09 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: sinanju

If those are ships I would hate to see their small attack craft. They must be at least 6 or 7 inches long.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 7:34:33 PM PST by Breto (The republican establishment are morons)
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To: samadams2000
I guess we allow provocative runs on our ships until 400 yards out?

Depends on the situation. I'm pretty sure that if those on board the US ships felt threatened, that the Iranians would have been greeting allah in short order.

It all depends on the rules of engagement though.

Hell, we've had Soviet ships ram US Navy ships during the Cold War.

But I doubt that the Iranians would be allowed to get too close. Obama may want to play election year politics and have loose rules of engagement.
26 posted on 01/13/2012 7:38:28 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: goat granny

You still assume that he is on our side?


27 posted on 01/13/2012 7:45:45 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Hunton Peck

Iranian ships recently taunted two U.S. Navy vessels as part of escalating tensions in and around the Persian Gulf’s Strait of Hormuz.

And as they quickly sped away they could be heard to say, “Now go away... or we shall return to taunt you a second time”.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 7:49:15 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Hunton Peck

The best defense is an offense that wipes the stupid bastar!s out before they do something stupid that puts you on defense.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 7:52:20 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: doc1019

Hi doc, if you have been around as long as I have, democrats alway decimate the military and the republicans have to rebuild it...I had 2 son’s in the military during the last 1/2 of Carter and the first 1/2 of Reagan...My son in the air force said that any time they couldn’t get 1/2 of our planes in the air...the other 1/2 were used for parts...Reagan built it, Clinton did all his cutting in the military budget, Bush had to build it up again....democrats always do it. I am never surprised when they do it...


30 posted on 01/13/2012 7:58:28 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Common Sense 101

It would be just like the French to offer tactical taunting training to the Iranian navy...


31 posted on 01/13/2012 8:02:54 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

My old ship knew how to handle this situation!


32 posted on 01/13/2012 8:04:22 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Hunton Peck
HOZE-EM!!!

33 posted on 01/13/2012 8:10:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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34 posted on 01/13/2012 8:16:42 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sinanju

They’d have to board the ships, and you don’t want to do that to Coast Guardsman who are all skilled in small arms and carry handcuffs.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 8:18:10 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: Common Sense 101

36 posted on 01/13/2012 8:20:23 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: goat granny
"I just hope the jerk in the white house has some balls when it comes to our military...."


37 posted on 01/13/2012 8:28:19 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Chode

Let’s hope they have the latest Phalanx Block 1B units with surface mode capability...:^)

http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/phalanx/


38 posted on 01/13/2012 8:45:28 PM PST by az_gila
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To: Tucker39

They are not rags, they are sheets.


39 posted on 01/13/2012 8:57:55 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: az_gila

Nah, one DDG with a SPY-1D radar. Jack it up to max power, sweep the beam across the speedboats...end of problem. At that range, ain’t none of them going home.


40 posted on 01/13/2012 8:59:59 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: taxcontrol

At 500yds they have been in range for 1000yds maybe more.

Poor dumb bastages.

Which would you rather be, an Iranian speed boat commander
or a Iraqi tank commander...?


41 posted on 01/13/2012 9:07:10 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: az_gila
the way the boy is slashing the military, maybe a year or so from now... maybe
42 posted on 01/13/2012 9:13:14 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ThunderSleeps
i'd settle for fried goathumper...
43 posted on 01/13/2012 9:14:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hunton Peck
A few years ago my daughter was on a DDG in that area and when I asked her about the Iranians and wasn't she worried?

She referred me to think about the article that National Lampoon did (several years back) as to what various small countries (like Iran) will do if we piss them off. And she shrugged her shoulders and laughed.
Then said that story said it all.
And laughed again.

Find the story and read it as it is very funny as applies here. It involves Iran hooking their 14's to Dodge Power wagons, towing the F14's to the gulf and firing a few air to air missiles at our Carriers several hundred miles off shore.

If you can not find it trust me it is funny!
44 posted on 01/13/2012 9:21:28 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: doc1019
He wants to kill over 80K military jobs ...

Want in one hand, s#!t in the other...see which one fills up first.

Obama can't kill a single military job. Congress has to do that. Of course with the nutless wonders we have in charge now, I don't know...
45 posted on 01/13/2012 9:23:15 PM PST by rottndog (This FReeper nuclear powered...)
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To: spokeshave
Iranian suiciders and some USA Navy all blown to smithereens.

Trust me, hat would never happen again.
46 posted on 01/13/2012 9:25:18 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: JSteff

hat should be that in the above post.. sorry!


47 posted on 01/13/2012 9:26:57 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: hinckley buzzard

Much more fun to give them a “squirt” from a 20mm Phalanx, though... ‘-)


48 posted on 01/13/2012 11:00:11 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Hunton Peck
The Iranian navy is awesome.


49 posted on 01/14/2012 1:37:25 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: goat granny

1/2 is a lot more than 10%


50 posted on 01/14/2012 3:34:26 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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