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The U.S. Navy announced Friday it had rescued 13 Iranian fishermen being held by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, despite rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
An SH-60S Seahawk from the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd detected the pirates while a simultaneous distress call was received from the Al Molai fishing vessel.
Video depicts a team from the Kidd boarding the ship Thursday and then detaining 15 suspected pirates who had been holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for several weeks.
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I really dont think this was an act of kindness though. I really think the US wanted some of the fish that these Iranians have been catching and they are doing it under the act of making it look like a rescue attempt. Im sure the payback will be the US stealing these fishermen's catch!
Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
I find it very telling that all of the USA bashers have stayed away from this thread as if they will get leprosy just from reading this information. I guess its ok to pick and choose what news puts us in a bad light. It's nice to be vindicated with this news as it shows that we are not just a warmongering country and that we actually HELP those who need it, regardless of what country the persons in need of help are from.
Kudos to the Captain and crew of the USS Kidd! Those guys should be able to fly the Skull and Bones flag now
Originally posted by andy1972
News just in "Iran claims that a U.S warship has taken 13 Iranian fisherman hostage". The fishertman were negociating to sell their catch to the pirates when a naval vessel and helicopter took the 13 unarmed Iranian citizens into custody" As they were trading with pirates the US commander in charge of the vessel something "smelt fishy" about the situation.
Originally posted by subcsailor
Andy...I am lazy and it's 0131 EST. Could you post a link to the info? If it was sarcasim then I get it. "something smelt fishy"...That's a good one.
Cheersedit on 9-1-2012 by subcsailor because: (no reason given)