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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The world is on a razors edge.
If Barry has his way the razor will be held to America’s throat.
What kind of small boat could they take? Seals in inflatables?
Knowing the Iranian tactics, they might have been suddenly swarmed.
I would be interest in knowing what kind of vessels were being used.
That's one weird description. So the Penatgon loses contact "briefly", but when it is restored they are speaking with Iranians?
Were these ships just borrowed for a little sailing adventure, like the garage attendants did in Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
"What country do you think this is?"
LOL the Angels Rally Monkey is MUCH cuter
“Crew didnât fight back? Maybe our Mussie-In-Chief told them not to.”
The vessels ran aground.
Tough to fight back when your boat is stuck in the mud.
What nothing. He has a major speech tonight. Certainly he will tell the ayatollah in no uncertain terms the he’s making Obama look bad and to expect a strongly worded letter.
I’m sure the operators on the Desert One mission would be willing to try again.
Who didn’t shoot every Woggie trying to board their vessel?
We lost them and Iran found them and is willing to return them with the crews. Whew! At first, I thought they were captured.
“Lost Contact”?? Pure BS. Flat, open waters; no obstructions; today’s communications technology. How the Hell would you “lose contact”? Perhaps if the Iranians were jamming RF transmissions, but I don’t think there would be any other way to “lose contact.”
That’s about as believable as 5% and declining unemployment.
You’ve been reading my tagline.
Both of them? How weird. Were they armed? Did the crew have weapons?
Question is if prior to the SOTU speech the MSM will release this story? I have to figure that the GOP will mention it in their rebuttal as proof of Obama’s stupidity in making a deal with Iran.
I hope the money hasn’t yet been released to Iran.
150 billion for ransom?
He will draw a line in the mud.
Kerry will give more concessions for their release.
Trump will have a field day with this.
Each day the Jarrett/Obozo regime reminds me of LBJ and Mac the knife.
How many men are missing and why are those two boats missing.
Remember the Pueblo and Liberty under the command of the bastard LBJ?
No one respects your gunboat diplomacy if you don’t actually use your guns.
More likely MK V Assault boats or 11m RHIBs. Spec War boats.
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