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Originally posted by xmotex
Well, they now think the guy whose voice was on the radio was a regional radio prankster known as the "Filipino Monkey" (I am not making this up lol) who has been operating in the area for decades, and is famous for making lewd comments and trying to pick fights.
This is coming from bridge personnel aboard the USN ships involved by the way, so it's clear than not everyone in the USN is hankering for a war with Iran.
Generally I find professional military types are a lot more sensible and less hotheaded than politicians and internet tough guys
Believe it or not, I have actually heard this joker on Channel 16 many times while over in the PG.