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Navy Commander Fired in Connection with Iran Detention Incident
Military.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck

Posted on 05/12/2016 5:56:12 PM PDT by QT3.14

The commanding officer of a West Coast-based Navy riverine squadron has been fired in the fallout from an investigation into an incident in which ten sailors were briefly captured by Iranian forces earlier this year.

Cmdr. Eric Rasch, commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, was relieved today by Capt. Gary Leigh the commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy release.

Leigh made the decision to remove Rasch after reviewing a preliminary investigation into the incident that unfolded over Jan. 12-13. Two riverine boats carrying ten sailors from CRS-3 were apprehended by the Iranian military after they entered Iranian waters.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201601; 20160112; 20160113; ericrasch; iran; irandeal; iranseizesussailors; israel; lebanon; military; navy; obamasfallguy; putingaveiranthebomb; rasch; riverine; roe; russia; sailors; syria; waronterror
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Likely a career-ender for CDR Rasch.
1 posted on 05/12/2016 5:56:12 PM PDT by QT3.14
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Fired as in kicked out of the Navy or fired in that he’ll be navigating a desk the rest of his career?


2 posted on 05/12/2016 5:58:57 PM PDT by ealgeone
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Someone had to take the fall for making 0bama and Kerry look bad.


3 posted on 05/12/2016 5:59:06 PM PDT by PROCON
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Active Duty ping.


4 posted on 05/12/2016 6:00:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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rocks and shoals...


5 posted on 05/12/2016 6:00:27 PM PDT by rolling_stone (1984)
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To: PROCON

Punish the monkey, let the organ-grinder go.


6 posted on 05/12/2016 6:01:13 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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I went to read the story ... which pretty much says nothing, so I concur

I think a combination of surprise and ROE convoluted the CMDR's decision(s) at the time

Surely the Iranians didn't appear out of a fog ... they were seen coming and there was SOME time to make a judgement call

I think it IS all to cover the homo's asses

7 posted on 05/12/2016 6:02:23 PM PDT by knarf (Jack Ruby ... pick up the red phone)
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” Rasch was the executive officer of the squadron at the time of the incident.”

Can’t find who was the CO at the time, must have had a strong alibi.


8 posted on 05/12/2016 6:04:10 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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The Fall Guy.


9 posted on 05/12/2016 6:05:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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"..must have had a strong alibi."

Or strong connections. Probably being groomed for an admiralcy.

10 posted on 05/12/2016 6:07:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Saw that one coming.


11 posted on 05/12/2016 6:08:42 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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the thing which just does not make sense to me is they say in the article that they were in Iranian waters.

Just how is that possible? I suspect they were not. If they really were, then someone is an idiot.


12 posted on 05/12/2016 6:09:08 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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“Someone had to take the fall for making 0bama and Kerry look bad.”

I would say it is Obama’s “rules of engagement” that are at fault.


13 posted on 05/12/2016 6:11:36 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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This has Obama-smell all over it.


14 posted on 05/12/2016 6:20:34 PM PDT by austinaero
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“fired” what the hell is “fired”? This is the MILITARY!! You court Marshall and imprison the scab. I want to know the real story here — not the lies!! “FIRED” — Holy crap!!


15 posted on 05/12/2016 6:20:39 PM PDT by WENDLE (Hillary committed crimes!! Why the delay?)
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YEsss...!!!!!

Super happy ping!


16 posted on 05/12/2016 6:21:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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On second thought, maybe he’s just a scapegoat?


17 posted on 05/12/2016 6:21:42 PM PDT by gaijin
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“The Fall Guy”

BS

Nutless go along get along Loser in this particular Lottery

A man that I would not Follow as he had the inability to Lead and his Jr Officers simply riding his wake should be excised immediately.

Enlisted folks didn’t impress me much either.

Your Flame Suit won’t help you if you want to disagree with me on this lil episode.


18 posted on 05/12/2016 6:22:25 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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19 posted on 05/12/2016 6:22:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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He deserves to go down. As I recall, the riverboats did not refuel before taking on their daily tasks, and ran out of fuel. Poor, poor, training if true.

Former SBU24 sailor


20 posted on 05/12/2016 6:26:19 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It's all gonna change once Trump's president)
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