Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $43,137
49%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 49%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: straitofhormuz

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Iranian boats in "unsafe" encounter with U.S. surveillance ship

    03/06/2017 12:54:34 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/6/2017 | Staff Writer
    Iranian military vessels had a close encounter with a U.S. surveillance ship on Saturday in what U.S. officials tell CBS News was both an “unsafe” and “unprofessional” maneuver by the Iranians in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. CBS News’ David Martin reports that the USNS Invincible, which is outfitted with sonar to track submarines and radar to monitor missile tests, was transiting the Strait of Hormuz when it was forced to change its course to avoid a small group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast boats that had positioned themselves in front of her. The “unsafe” encounter came just two days...
  • Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf

    09/12/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, according to officials. Iran’s territorial waters—like...
  • BREAKING: Iranian Regime Intercepts US Destroyer in Strait of Hormuz (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    US defense officials confirmed Wednesday the Iranian regime attempted to intercept a US Destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Four Iranian ships harassed and carried out a “high speed intercept” in the strait of Hormuz. Four Iran Ships "Harassed" US Destroyer, Carried Out "High Speed Intercept" In Strait Of Hormuz https://t.co/V6oXq33T1a — THE SPARK of LIBERTY (@United_Ignited) August 24, 2016
  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • Iranian Navy Commander Threatens to Sink US Vessels in Persian Gulf (VIDEO)

    05/16/2016 2:57:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/16/16 | Jim Holt
    They have absolutely no fear of America under Obama’s leadership. In a recent TV interview, IRGC Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said: “The Americans are aware that if they make even the slightest mistake, their naval vessels will be sunk in the Persian Gulf, the Hormuz Strait, and the Sea of Oman.” He further claimed that Iran’s vessels would emerge from “undersea tunnels,” in which “no force will be able to harm our naval vessels.” In the interview, which aired on IRINN TV on May 10, Fadavi maintained that the crew of U.S. vessels is now obliged to speak Farsi in...
  • Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep's bill

    05/07/2016 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week — and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of ten Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened to shut down the entrance to the Persian Gulf, where one-third of the world’s oil exports passes each day, after learning about Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes’ bill. The bill, coming in response to an incident earlier this year in which the Iranian National Guard...
  • Iran releases Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized in the Strait of Hormuz

    05/11/2015 5:43:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The Maersk Tigris was released Thursday, more than a week after the ship was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a statement from the shipping company. The cargo vessel was transiting the Strait of Hormuz on April 28 when Iranian military vessels fired warning shots at the ship and directed it to proceed into Iranian waters. The ship and crew has been held ever since over a business dispute with Maersk Line. “The release follows a constructive dialogue with the Iranian authorities, including the Ports & Maritime Organization, and the provision of a letter of undertaking...
  • Maersk Tigris: Iran 'releases' seized cargo ship

    05/07/2015 1:40:54 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015-05-07 | BBC
    Iran has released a container ship it seized in the Strait of Hormuz last week, state media report. A source at Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation was quoted by the official Iran news agency as saying that the Maersk Tigris "was free to leave". The Marshall Islands-flagged ship and its crew of 24 were intercepted by Iranian patrol boats on the 28 April.
  • US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel

    04/30/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/30/15 | foxnews
    U.S. Navy ships will begin to accompany U.S. flagged commercial ships as they travel the Strait of Hormuz, a defense official confirmed to Fox News, on the heels of Iran seizing a cargo ship.
  • Iran Literally Fired a Shot Across America’s Bow, But Obama Won’t Dump His Disastrous Deal

    04/29/2015 8:58:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 39 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    What, if anything, would cause President Barack Obama to step away from the negotiating table with Iran? This is the question I find myself pondering in light of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy Patrol’s unchecked act of aggression on Tuesday against America’s interests in the Straits of Hormuz – an act that in a sane world would in and of itself put an end to the president's disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. As of this writing, reports indicate that the Iranian Navy Patrol fired shots at and ultimately seized a commercial cargo ship, the M/V Maersk Tigris, which flies under...
  • Pentagon lawyers discover we don’t have to defend our allies if threatened by Iran

    04/29/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the conclusion of the final round of nuclear negotiations, Iran has been engaging in conspicuous displays of aggression. The U.S. Navy revealed on Tuesday that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards ships intercepted a Maersk cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz that was flying a U.S. flag. The episode happened last week and ended without incident, but it was only revealed to the press after Iranian naval vessels performed a similar act of belligerence on Tuesday. Yesterday, another Maersk container ship, the Tigris, was intercepted by Iranian vessels in international waters, according to the firm. Iranian ships fired over...
  • What Really Happened in the Persian Gulf on April 28, 2015? (meaty article)

    04/29/2015 6:07:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    thediplomat.com ^ | Ankit Panda
    The shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz have long been highlighted as a potential flashpoint amid the simmering geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran. Its waters are of particular geostrategic significance given that over a third of the world’s petroleum traded by sea passes through the region. Iran has repeatedly emphasized its dominance over the waters, threatening to blockade the strait in a time of crisis. Today, we saw an acute manifestation of Iran’s audacity when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) seized and escorted the Marshall Islands-flagged MV Maersk Tigris, a shipping vessel belonging to...
  • Arab intelligence: Iran's military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail

    04/05/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/5/15 - 2:50pm | IsraelBreaking
    Arab intelligence agencies tell European countries that Irans military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail. - Ch. 10
  • Iran’s Drones Loom Over the World’s Oil Tankers

    03/12/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 11, 2015 | Adam Rawnsley
    Though Iran’s Great Prophet-9 military exercise ended last month, you can count on Tehran’s military to wring every last drop of bellicosity from the event—such as showing off an apparently armed drone taking a bead on a ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz. Iran conducted the exercise during the last week of February, and centered it around the theatrical, Michael Bay-esque destruction of a stationary wooden aircraft carrier prop floating off Iran’s Larak Island.
  • Officials: US closing embassy in Yemen due to unrest

    02/10/2015 11:08:10 AM PST · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2015 | Associated Press
    The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and the embassy will suspend operations until conditions improve. Yemen has been in crisis for months with Iran-linked Shiite Houthi rebels besieging the capital and then taking control. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the closure publicly on the record.
  • The Pasdaran have published on Twitter how they would attack a U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz

    05/22/2014 8:41:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | May 22, 2014 | By David Cenciotti
    The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution have used the social network to make public their plan to attack enemy ships in the Strait of Hormuz. The IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), the branch of Iran’s military whose role is to protect Tehran’s Islamic system, have published on Twitter an interesting drawing showing how they imagine an attack to an enemy warship entering the Persian Gulf. The plan is use several different weapons systems in a coordinated attack opened by high speed boats, used to create a diversion. According to Good Morning Iran blog, that translated the text...
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Iran begins naval maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

    12/27/2012 10:18:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 28 2012 12:51 AM EST
    Iran’s state TV is reporting the country’s navy has begun maneuvers in the area of the Strait of Hormuz, where one-fifth of the world’s oil passes. … Iran has threatened to close the straits over Western sanctions but has not repeated the threats lately. …
  • Codename 'Murky Water': Iran's Secret Plan to Contaminate the Strait of Hormuz

    10/15/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 10/15/2012 | Erich Follath (Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan)
    Iran could be planning to create a vast oil spill in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a top secret report obtained by Western intelligence officials. The aim of the operation is to both temporarily block the vital shipping channel and to force a suspension of Western sanctions. … The goal of the plan seems to be that of contaminating the strait so as to temporarily close the important shipping route for international oil tankers, thereby "punishing" the Arab countries that are hostile to Iran and forcing the West to join Iran in a large-scale cleanup operation—one that might require...
  • Rethinking the Strait of Hormuz

    05/21/2012 9:21:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | May 2012 | CDR Daniel Dolan, USN
    If hostilities break out over any disruption of traffic through this busy sea lane, the Navy had better look long and hard at Iran’s anti-access/area-denial capabilities. In 2010, Dr. Shmuel Bar, director of studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel, wrote the following: