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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Saw a report that said the 2 boats “entered Iranian waters” and were captured. How do 2 US Navy boats lose contact and enter Iranian waters? Unless SEALS, where they would mis-report the whole incident.
Not fast enough boats?
Iran will likely pretend to be civilized, big kids and return them within 24hrs, which is about as fast as could be done if two Iranian Small Boats washed ashore on a US Island.
They'll be returned, painted to look like the North Korean navy. Thanks Crazieman.
Obama officially has become Jimmy Carter Round 2!
At least Carter wasn’t ill intentioned toward the U.S. He was just incompetent.
Reminds me of the nearly 20 Navy SEALs who were sent on a suicide mission as their helicopter was blown to bits by AFGHANS ABOARD SAID HELICOPTER on 6 August 2011 (EXTORTION 17).
CNN reporting ten sailors arrested by Iran. This is serious crap.
I.m sure VJ is threatening Iran right now with attack... messing with her boy right before the SOTU. DC is chaos with the spin being crafted!
Or as i speak our 10 navy men are on the way home thanks to our Nuke agreement they are our friends
What the Iranans do next is up for grabs but, we shall see. If they are held as hostages, that is a whole different matter.
No worries, the pentagon has just announced Operation Hashtag to put the fear of social media in the Iranians..
I switched from Fox to CNN. At least Wolf Blitzer is covering this. He has Senator Tom Cotton on and the CNN reporter on security issues. I can’t believe Fox can’t react quickly to a big story like this and ditch the Five to report on this. Old enough to remember the Iranian hostages. God bless these sailors- prayers for them and their families.
Trump’s comments about this will be fun to watch. Loud, angry, threatening, yuge.
Cruz’s comments, on the other hand, may be less emotionally blusterous, but will be much more precise, much more practical, and consequently much more powerful and effective.
Oh, man, those guys are gonna get un-friended soooo fast...
Not if they were dropped off or from a sub.
My first thought.
“Like in 444 days?”
373 days, 6 hours & 1 minute, make that 2 minutes for Trump or Cruz to repeat a Reagan following a week president.
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