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Originally posted by pheonix358
There have been good points made in this thread on both sides.
There are two very big ones that have not been made and I would remind everyone of the event where a US cruiser destroyed a passenger jet that was climbing away and heading away from the cruiser.
Imagine you are out in that up market fishing boat. You don't speak English. Your radio spews forth a lot of excited gibberish as you approach what you probably believe is some sort of freighter. It is not a warship! Then you get your friend cut in half by a .50 cal stream.
I will tell you this much, it is not your fault. It was close to a port where you would feel safe.
It is extremely arrogant to transmit warnings in English and expect the foreigners to understand.
This was just wrong!
Pedit on 16-7-2012 by pheonix358 because: yea, it was like, necessary man!
The Navy told Al Jazeera that the crew of the USNS Rappahannock tried to hail the boat on radio and loudspeaker, and also used flashing lights and warning shots before firing a .50-caliber machine gun at the vessel.
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
I agree. There is no way that the people operating this vessel that was speeding toward a U.S. Navy Warship had no idea what they were doing. NO ONE and I mean NO ONE...who has ever been on the Ocean...has any excuse or any way to feign ignorance that they did not know they were putting their boat or their lives in DANGER by speeding toward a U.S. Navy or any other Countries Naval Ship...all the while ignoring verbal warnings...Radio Warnings...Visual Warnings...Close Weapons Fire Warnings....until they were SO CLOSE...the U.S. Warship HAD TO OPEN FIRE DIRECTLY AT THE OTHER VESSEL!
To say the U.S. Naval Warship just fired for no reason is a joke and I am sure this was staged on purpose for propaganda means. Split Infinity
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
reply to post by murch
They wouldn't have fired if they didn't think it was a threat, Captains are not stupid.
Originally posted by murch
If a guy walks down the street looking a bit dodgy he could be perceived to be a threat. You wouldn't get away with shooting him though.
Originally posted by Ben81
a reporter from New Delhi spoke to an indian friend of the boat victim
and contradict the US official version on all front
exactly like i suspected
What happened they say is that the US vessel tried to intercept the indian boat
and without any warnings they opened fire and kill on the spot the victim
Once again the US protects its navy on a murder
if they can lie on this .. they certainly can lie on everything