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Iranian sailors chase off pirates attacking U.S. ship

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 06:49 PM
reply to post by TheEnlightenedOne

Ditch the holier-than-thou approach and take your own advice for once. The term "hypocrite" comes to mind.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 06:57 PM
iran is zero threat to america. but it is a threat in the middle east, therefore american oil interests.

but funny, the u.s. never seems to call out saudi arabia and the mess that country is with so many factions financing dozens of organizations, including hardline extremists that use that money to buy explosives and training for people who are willing to attack america interests.

but carry cash thru tennessee and you'll literally experience highway robbery at the hands of law enforcement.

edit on 24-5-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by Quantum_Squirrel

A little American girl, goes to the zoo, gets too close to the chimpanzee enclosure and gets grabbed by an aggressive chimp. Iranian guy on holiday rushes over to save the little girl and punches chimp in the face until it lets go.

News Headline - Iranian extremist attack little girl at the zoo and beats up her pet monkey

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 07:01 PM
I thnik this just goes to show that EVERYONE is feed up with this pirate crap. If any one gets a nuke dropped on them it may just be Somali and the pirates that glow in the dark. Hey they have to "test" the nukes somwhere.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:09 PM

Originally posted by neo96
Also heard about Americans coming to the aid of Iranians at sea but then agian also have heard about they kidnapped British soldiers in international waters.

Iranian propaganda is what i am leaning toward after all the tried to kill a Saudi ambassador here in the US they had their proxy wars against the US and Israel they just executed a so called "mossad" spy.

Ding ding ding!!!!

They just executed a mossad spy and now are trying to "save face" for murdering someone.
edit on 24-5-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

Don't keep up with the news huh? That trying to kill the Saudi ambassador was one of our little false flags that fell through. And the Mossad spy murdered an innocent person. All I can say is job well done Iran. At least they had the guts to do something unlike America who always turns a blind eye when Israel attacks us.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:28 PM
I bet it was staged by Iran the Pirates were prob hezzbollha

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by Quantum_Squirrel

I dont expect this thread to get much attention, its not your usual doom porn..

i just thought it was nice to see a positive Iran / U.S story for once..

I prefer doom porn to propaganda.

Whose narrative does this serve; the 'Iran helping US military' narrative?

The MSM are the ones propagating this steaming pile so I hardly doubt it will go away! THE VIEW will probably have a nice sit-down with the Iranian sailors and Obama next week after the holiday!

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by Quantum_Squirrel
people are good everywhere, is politics what is making people bad, do you think Iranian people want to be seeing like a bad persons, no, they are normal person and they react for a human being in distress, same like an american ship maybe help a iranian ship in same danger, that is good for a relationship between peoples not politicians, we suppose to think outside the box, not seeing only what those who lead the country want to see and what is good for them , not for everybody else

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:20 PM
Maybe the Iranians just used common sense concerning this situation, maybe yuh think? Pirates are not exactly good for any Nations economic shipping interests. Could it also be that the Iranians may not be as evil as the MSM makes them out to be? I know plenty of them, and those I know are good people with honor. ~$heopleNation

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:22 PM

Originally posted by TheEnlightenedOne

Originally posted by RyanFromCan
Those dastardly Iranian terrorists, they could not possibly have done this, it was a ruse, a bait and switch, it must have been, no Iranian 3 headed monster could possibly not wish evil and harm on poor innocent Americans, least of all defend them.

I seriously hope you are being sarcastic about this.

First off, judging from your Avatar, you are Canadian, so you have no right to say stuff like that because they haven't done anything to Canadians.

Second, you are as brainwashed as politician's kids!

Third, bad taste of sarcasm/joke!


Yes he quite obviously was being sarcastic and it spectacularly went over your head.. 3 headed Iranian monster? come on now, take it easy and sense the joke enlightened one

And well done to those Iranian sailors, shows common men can respect and help each other regardless of the propaganda their leaders espouse

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:24 PM

Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Sailors in general help other seamen. During the height of the cold war the americans and the russians had as adversarial a relationship one could get. yet the submariners on both sides felt closer to their enemy submariners than to their own military. A common bond, a common hardship. brings most people together.

Well said dude. It's true - I've been a sailor for 13 years and I can attest to this. It's about sailors helping sailors, no more no less. There is no political propaganda here. If anything, the Iranian sailors did it because Pirates are a common enemy, and they knew we've helped them in the past and the Iranian news agency saw a good piece to promote good will in the name of Iran. Nothing wrong with that in my eyes.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:34 PM
Positive stories of cooperation between countries always gets swept under the rug. If they do make it in the media, someone will always construe their actual intentions. When politicians and government leaders are not pulling the strings or are unaware of an incident, soldiers on the ground do things they know deep down are the right things to do.

If we had no government leaders saber rattling and talking on behalf of its people, the people of the world would probably get along just fine.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:39 PM
Pretty sure I have a old post about. Us saving one of their ships from pirates. On my kindle Atm. Will have to post link later.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 09:40 PM

Originally posted by Nspekta
Good find!

It is nice to see that Iran isnt all the msm makes them out to be. Of course, expect the msm to spin it into something negative... If they even report it at all! S&f
edit on 5/24/2012 by Nspekta because: stupid touch-screen!

I am all for hating the msm but did you even click the link?
It IS FROM the msm!
They ARE reporting on it.

to put my own negative spin on it.....There is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS a reason we are told what we are told.
The PTB OWN the msm and allow us to hear some things and NOT others and they always have a good reason for it.

Just sayin.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:06 PM
Now couple this kind response with not saying that you're going to annihilate people and we may have a start in the thawing process....nahhhh who am I kidding.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by Quantum_Squirrel

It's a glimmer of hope for us all. Thanks for sharing something that doesn't make you think "we're boned".
I hope the pirates gather and amass an army, making Iran and the United States unite, to fight a common enemy.
Then they turn out to be aliens. Thus making the whole globe unite to fight off this alien pirate menace!

If only it worked like that.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:16 PM
I browsed a little at Wikipedia, but the refs cited seem to be ok...

Since I didn't see it on the short list of countries not signed up, I suspect Iran is part of the 170 in the U.N.'s International Maritime Organization. I'm sure at least one of the guidelines or a good part of the treaties involves helping ships in distress.

They may not play ball on everything in regards to the U.N., but I suppose there are other things where they are more than happy to come to agreement on. Trade at sea is important to them and their economy, so it's to their benefit to be a team player in that regard. In turn, they'd expect any other country to do the same for their ships.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:34 PM
Give them a pat on the back! This is stuff the Iranian Navy should be doing. In fact, if a vessel is sending a distress call? It is the responsibility of the closest and capable vessel to respond. At least, according to Maritime Law. Regardless of the ensign flying on the particular vessel or sour diplomatic issues between particular countries.


Under a principle of international law known as the "universality principle", a government may "exercise jurisdiction over conduct outside its territory if that conduct is universally dangerous to states and their nationals."

As some have said, sailors have been helping other sailors since man first went to sea. If a ship is in distress or is harassed by pirates? It is the responsibility of the nearest naval vessel to respond. The US helped Iranian merchant ships as well. This is really a none issue, and typical operating procedure at sea.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:41 PM
Iran cares about Iran.

Thats what everyone needs to know.

This "feel good" moment,is just that...............a moment.

posted on May, 24 2012 @ 10:52 PM

Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel

I dont expect this thread to get much attention, its not your usual doom porn..

i just thought it was nice to see a positive Iran / U.S story for once..

Read it while its hot , this news of help and co-operation will soon get buried in the MSM torrent of BS....

And of course even at the end of this article they had to say

Tehran has threatened to close the the strait if sanctions are imposed on its exports of crude oil. The West has been using sanctions and diplomacy to try to stop Iran from producing nuclear weapons.

couldn't just leave it as a positive story eh? had to drizzle a bit of hate on the end.. nothing changes...
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 24/5/12 by Quantum_Squirrel because: (no reason given)

It's psy-ops afterall, as are all our propaganda feeds. If you leave things on a positive note then people wouldn't be diminished by fear. We might actually grow if we left things with a positive thought. There is no profit for the owners in growth at this stage in the game. It is up to us to program our own minds, so they say. We can do better and I fully intend to.

I am happy to see that two opposing factions were able to work together as humans. This is good.

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