Skip to comments.BREAKING: 12+ Iranian Gunboats Swarm 6 U.S. Warships, Dozens Of Warning Shots Fired
Posted on 05/10/2021 12:42:22 PM PDT by lowbridge
Iranian military gunboats with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated terrorist organization, swarmed several U.S. warships on Monday that were escorting a U.S. submarine.
“Over a dozen Iranian gunboats harass formation of six U.S. warships including guided-missile submarine Georgia,” Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson said. “U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots in response in Strait of Hormuz.”
The 13 Iranian military vessels reportedly came within 150 yards of U.S. Forces, which fired 30 warning shots at the Iranian vessels. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby called the incident “significant” since previous incidents had involved fewer vessels.
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U sure remember that pic... GRRRRRRR!
“ Why us a Coast Guard cutter in that area? Have we run out of Navy vessels?”
Better the Coast Guard Cutter is in the Persian Gulf than securing the borders here and stopping Hunter’s nose candy from arriving.
Next, the Border Patrol sent to Afghanistan.
“all 12 boats ought to have been sunk”
My ship (USS Simpson FFG-56) sank one PT Joshan in April 1988 - Operation Praying Mantis!
If I were running drugs by sea in the Gulf of Mex or Caribbean I'd sleep good tonight knowing that the CG can't or won't hit the broadside of a barn
NO WARNING SHOTS! It is a waste of ammo that could have been better used to sink one or two of the boats which would be an actual warning. Just shooting off rounds into the water only tells the Iranians that the US is not serious and that a guided unmanned boat with a couple of tons of HE could get through if it approaches obliquely..
Did Biden surrender to Iran?
Trump wisely avoided confrontation with Iran despite several extremely obvious attempts to draw him in. But Biden owes a debt to the deep state and at some point he will have to return the favor with war.
And in another part of the Middle East.
WATCH THIS: Iron Dome missile defense system goes off during live TV broadcast in Southern Israel. More than 100 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel today.
Ble them out the of the water.
If American capital ships allow armed Iranian gunboats that close to them and even more incredibly a ballistic submarine they were escorting, their Commander behaved in a reckless and irresponsible manner. If those gunboats got that close and fired together, the defensive weapons on those ships would have been ineffective and while most if not all those gunboats would have been sunk, those capital ships would have suffered damage, taken casualties and may have been sunk. Any Iranian gunboat coming within 10,000 yards should be sunk.
150 yards——?!! That is ridiculous— blow them out of the water... no warning shots. Some may recall that a rubber boat with a whole lot of plastique blew up the side of the USS Cole killing 17 and injuring 37.
this was in 2000. It took until 2007 for a judge to point the blame at the Sudanese.... and only in Feb.of 2020 for the Sudanese to agree to pay the families.... TWENTY years later.
The Answer here is-— you persist in making real or implied attacks-— we will waste you to glass. No exceptions.
Good one. But, as in most good humor, there is truth. The truth is, this crap is being pumped at us at such a high rate that it feels like its coming out of my ears at this point. Every media, entertainment, sports, academia, political node in our culture is just spewing it constantly. There is literally no escape.
Makes me think of that guy who went up to Alaska in the 60’s and just lived alone there, built his cabin by hand, etc. Dick Proenneke. Love the videos on YouTube. He was up there for 30 years.
Inflation, Unemployment, Oil Shortages, Iranians picking on us, yep the Carter Years are back!
“Well, the captain of each ship had to first consult with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer to determine if it would be patriarchal, homophobic, misogynistic, racist, imperialist, capitalist, transphobic or an excessive display of toxic masculinity, white privilege or Judeo-Christian terrorist fundamentalism.”
I was going to add something witty to your post but it looks like you nailed it. And yes we are so screwed.
Maybe he told them to go outside and fire off a shotgun to let everyone know you’re in trouble.
Honestly— the man and these greedy muzzie licking lib enablers are freaking morons. These are provocations— and we can re-provoke— by sinking the vessels.
Barbary Pirates— 200 years later. Same requirement, and Jefferson and Adams agreed— waste them.
What message is Iran sending to Communist China’s proxy in the White House, Jao Bai-Din?
The classic big worry worry— quote from the “Bedford Incident” ..... “If he fires one, I’ll fire one” (richard widmark’s classic line)— and the weapons officer replies to the Captain “Fire One” a nuclear ASROC against a sub.
this is the way the worry worts think. We could sink two of them rescue the crews and run off the rest— and make sure the video is ALL over the ME. The Saudis would help, if it was Trump. But not Biden... hell no.
“all 12 boats ought to have been sunk”
all 12 boats accidentally sunk during Naval live fire exercise.
Better yet - strap him to a Navy SM-6 and take out Iran’s MilSat they put in orbit.
Which was Donald Trump Jr.’s point on Twitter and Twitterverse freaked out (largely because they don’t know who Carter is or “was” for one term).
In the article even the Navy PR flacks are trying to say this was not under the supreme leader’s orders but “rogue” commanders.... to which almost every real naval combat veteran says— “BS” pal!
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