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US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week

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posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week


A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday after one of four close calls this week involving U.S. and Iranian vessels, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

The USS Squall fired the shots, according to the official.

On Tuesday, four Iranian small boats "harassed" the USS Nitze, sailing near the guided missile destroyer in the narrow Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. Navy official told Fox News.

Other close calls this week involved the USS Tempest and USS Stout, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters Thursday. The Pentagon described the incidents as "unsafe and unprofessional."

U.S. Navy video of the Nitze incident showed American sailor firing flares and sounding the warship's horn as the Iranian boats approached. The official said the Nitze was ultimately forced to change its course to avoid the Iranian ships, despite coming close to offshore oil rigs.


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Looks like Iran provoked a response. This should be interesting to watch play out. I think Iran has, or is going to, bite off more than they can chew and will regret it. Warning shots are the last step before a hostile vessel is engaged. This go around the warning shots were just that, shots, and not flares.


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posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Maybe next time they should just plow under a ship if it will not give way next time. Oops we tried to warn them but they woudnt listen.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Xcathdra

Maybe next time they should just plow under a ship if it will not give way next time. Oops we tried to warn them but they woudnt listen.


"We didn't even see 'em!"



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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they seem to be trying to give us a message.
our response will be quite understandable.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: Xcathdra

Maybe next time they should just plow under a ship if it will not give way next time. Oops we tried to warn them but they woudnt listen.


Or fire some cannons with rolls of hundred dollar bills (USD) at them. Like, millions of rolls.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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Obama will pay them to stop it.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: 4003fireglo

OR get the heck out and allow the Middle Eastern countries to solve their own problems. But we can't because of oil....

Oooops

I mean because of our strategic partnerships, our allies and trying to help the people in Syria. Yeah, that's it.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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LOL

Iran: Forces will warn any vessel after US warship incident


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's naval forces will warn or confront any foreign ship entering the country's territorial waters, the Iranian defense minister said Thursday, remarks that came after an incident this week involving a U.S. warship.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Gen. Hosein Dehghan as saying that "if any foreign vessel enters our waters, we warn them, and if it's an invasion, we confront." He added that Iranian boats patrol to monitor traffic and foreign vessels in its territorial waters.

Dehghan's comments came after four Iranian small boats sailed near the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze on Wednesday in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy described the incident as "unsafe and unprofessional" and said it occurred in international waters in the narrow Strait of Hormuz.


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posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
Obama will pay them to stop it.


trump would go bankrupt trying to



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx

originally posted by: LifeMode
Obama will pay them to stop it.


trump would go bankrupt trying to


Doubtful.. I think he would allow our naval vessels to defend themselves with force.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week


I guess Iran has grown a very big set of brass balls...too bad they may lose them if they keep acting the way they are .



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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I smell a Gulf of Tonkin, I mean Persian Gulf Incident. Vietnam, Persia, whats the diff?

Another dirty little war



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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If people can get Trump in office they will probably get there additional warfare. I would imagine he will "declare war" on this one.

Every wins but the average US citizen.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
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US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week


I guess Iran has grown a very big set of brass balls...too bad they may lose them if they keep acting the way they are .

Obama has bent over and let them have their way with him. Nuke deal, millions in cash etc...... Iran thinks we turned snowflake and will run to our safe place if confronted.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 04:49 PM
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My guess is Iran now has the bomb.

They will get ballsy before they announce it.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
If people can get Trump in office they will probably get there additional warfare. I would imagine he will "declare war" on this one.

Every wins but the average US citizen.


You can see its been a while since a war.

The chicken hawks on this site seem to be salivating for another.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 05:30 PM
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They do this even after Obama's butt kissing?
Damn fool should know better than to try appease iran. We got nothing from his nuke deal.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Iran is the one acting like a fool. There messed up ideology that they think makes them invincible will be there downfall.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra



This should be interesting to watch play out. I think Iran has, or is going to, bite off more than they can chew and will regret it.


This and all other events are just building for the next war



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 05:53 PM
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Who can blame them for trying to cash in on the pallets of ransom cash Obama is handing out?




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