Skip to comments.Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned
Posted on 01/12/2016 1:10:00 PM PST by Crazieman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly.
Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them.
Cook says, "We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly."
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Sour grapes make the best whine.
soebarkah’s view of diplomacy is to give the bully his lunch money in the hope of not getting a swirlee.
Obola is going to have to cut the paragraph about our great relationship with Iran
My thoughts and prayers for the men and women of the USN.
Cant help thinking though, that the Royal Navy took ridicule and commendation from people here and across the US when the same happened to ‘Mr Bean’ and Co a few yeara ago......
condemnation, not commendation.
Well, here’s a scenario written by our own FReeper Travis McGee:
Yes, Release our sailors OR!...
Arrested for what?
Interesting timing. SOU with Muslim”guests”, and Gitmo detainees scheduled for transfer on Thursday. Something about this really stinks.
Of course, that might well be a lie, given this regime, most everything is a lie.
Whisky, Tango Foxtrot!!!!!
This is the only news. Iran has our ships. Is this bloody real?
Like they are going to tell you a sub dropped of an inflatable. But who knows.
How the hell does the Navy I todays age in a war stricken area lose two boats for crying out loud?
Mechanicos wondered if .mil tech wasn.t stashed on the broken down boat.
There are so many holes in this supposed news release. Two craft, both supposedly disabled at same time, either no communications or they were also disabled at same time, and on and on. Won’t speculate on the real mission nor what happened, but the story stinks of BS.
I hear ya.. It pays a person’s peace of mind to be very skeptical when “incidents” happen..
Nothing suhprizes me these days..
One woman included so not seals. Thing is, if the boat did breakdown, is it because the administration is defunding our military while getting ready to send Iran 150 Billion? rhetorical.
Ten sailors for the release of ten Gitmo detainees on Thursday?
YEAH, OR STRIP THE PATROL BOATS DOWN AND STEAL ANYTHING THEY CAN GET PLUS INTERROGATE THE SAILORS MAYBE HARSHLY LIKE OUR CONGRESS SAYS IS ILLEGAL FOR THE U.S. TO DO!
WTF? You mean Obama isn’t on TV making another speech deploring gun violence by them thugs?
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