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Originally posted by runetang
I applaud the lead Officer of that group of U.S. ships for not hastily completing the order to attack, because those stupid Iranians almost popped off World War III with that stupid crap.
All he would've had to do was take the threat seriously and he would've been WELL within the rules of the military to attack, and then you'd have war.
I am SO DAMN GLAD that the Officer kept his finger on the trigger but didnt press it, whoever he is, he should get a freaking medal, no wait, a nobel peace prize. Sheesh.
Originally posted by bodrul
reply to post by biggie smalls
On ATS we will always have those people that will label others
because they dont share their views and something we have to live with and at the same time we should take it as a compliment
Originally posted by xmotex
The commanders of both other USN vessels in that case are on record as stating of the captain of the Vincennes provoked the earlier confrontation with the Iranians during that incident, violated his ROE, and fired on a target while there was conflicting information about it's course and identity.
The White House warned Iran against "provocative actions that could lead to a dangerous incident in the future".
Iran played down the event, describing it as an "ordinary occurrence".
"The issue is resolved after both sides recognise each other," foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said.
Official media also reported the US statement about Iran's allegedly threatening behaviour with scepticism, implying that Washington was exaggerating the incident.
An Iranian official has dismissed Washington's claims that IRGC speedboats harassed three US navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz.
The US vessels approached the Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, warning they were in the red zone, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Press TV on Monday.
He added that the Iranians had asked the warships to identify themselves, as such radio communications are usual between vessels in the Persian Gulf.
Although the Pentagon claimed that US sailors were given orders to open fire on the Iranian boats, the official confirmed no hostile encounter took place.
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
Back on topic:
Could it be that US navy is trying to provoke an attack on iran by keeping their vessels within iranian waters? Seems plausible. To be honest, I don't see anything serious developing out of this but it seems that the bush administration is bent on middle east domination...oil to be more specific!
Hopefully, they only have a few more months in office till the democrats take over and restore logic. Sorry if am being rude but I think the world has suffered enough of their bs!
With Hillary considering dropping out to save face for herself and Bill and Obama pretty much unelectable, you're likely now to have at least 4 more more years of a Republican president.
Originally posted by centurion1211
No one has reported that the U.S. Navy violated iranian waters during this incident. Perhaps you are confusing what happened here with an earlier incident?
Originally posted by centurion1211
Potentially really bad news for you then. With Hillary considering dropping out to save face for herself and Bill and Obama pretty much unelectable, you're likely now to have at least 4 more more years of a Republican president.