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  • BREAKING: 12+ Iranian Gunboats Swarm 6 U.S. Warships, Dozens Of Warning Shots Fired

    05/10/2021 12:42:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 153 replies ^ | May 10, 2021 | Ryan Saavedra
    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.
  • Flashback Video: Iranian Naval Ship Comes Comes Within 150 YARDS Of US Navy Patrol Boat, Watch Our Navy's Response!

    04/22/2020 3:11:07 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 6 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.09.2018 | Alex Hall
    Editor’s Note: This particular story was popular at the time it originally made the news and is circulating again a second time for the important and applicable message that’s relevant today. Remember the Iran nuclear deal? The one President Obama pushed through and was touted as one of the biggest achievements of his presidency? Obama guaranteed it would keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon for 10 years. Let’s see how that’s working out. Luckily we have President Trump now unlike Obama where every strike had to be approved by Obama…Trump trusts the military enough to let them decide when...
  • IRGC Reveals New Video Of The American Warships Which Were Surrounded By Iranian Speed Boats

    04/22/2020 8:20:32 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 60 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.22.2020 | Alex Hall
    President Trump said Wednesday that he has instructed the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian vessels that harass American ships at sea. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” Trump tweeted. When IRGC speedboats harry U.S. warships, it is tempting to conclude Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against the Islamic Republic is failing. But think of how much more aggressive and reckless Iran would be without sanctions. IRGC released a new video of the American warships which were surrounded by the...
  • U.S. Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle

    11/02/2019 3:06:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies ^ | November 1, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 1, 2019 U.S. Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle Military Style Inflatable Boats and Evinrude Military Outboard Motors to China Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez for the Middle District of Florida announces the return of an indictment today of four individuals, including two Chinese nationals, an active-duty United States Navy officer, and his wife, on charges relating to a conspiracy to unlawfully smuggle military-style inflatable boats, with Evinrude MFE military outboard motors, to the...
  • Turkey: Al Qaeda suspect admits planning attacks on Israeli tourists

    08/11/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    A Turkish court on Thursday charged a Syrian national suspected of plotting to slam speedboats packed with explosives into cruise ships loaded with Israeli tourists, lawyers and police said. According to The AP, defense lawyer Ilhami Sayan said the suspect, identified in the Turkish media as Lu'ai Sakra, was charged with membership in an "illegal organization." He was arrested earlier this month. Police said Sakra was linked to al-Qaeda. "I have no regrets," Sakra shouted to journalists as he was led into the courthouse. "I was going to attack Israeli ships. If they come, my friends will attack them." "I...
  • Iranian ex-spy to Al Jazeera: Khomeini ordered downing of Pan Am flight 103

    03/11/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/11/2014 | staff
    Former Iranian intelligence officer says Tehran ordered downing of plane over Lockerbie in retaliation for US attack on Iranian airliner. Who was responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland? While the Libyan government was thought to have masterminded the terrorist attack, a bombshell documentary by Al Jazeera quotes a former Iranian intelligence officer as saying that it was Iran that ordered the atrocity. The former agent, Abolghassem Mesbahi, who defected to Germany from Iran, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying that flight 103 was downed in retaliation for a US Navy strike on...
  • Gulf states acquiring fast boasts, tightening maritime security

    05/30/2010 1:27:25 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 414+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/26/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    The Persian Gulf States have launched efforts to protect their territorial waters amid tension with neighboring Iran and threats from Al Qaida. Over the last two years, several Gulf Cooperation Council coast guards or navies have acquired or ordered fast patrol boats. They included Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Officials said the Gulf Arab countries were investing to expand their coast guards. "There is concern that terrorists could sneak into the area and carry out a major attack on energy installations," a GCC source said. The enhanced maritime security has resulted in confrontations between fishermen and...
  • Robotic Armored Speedboats Challenge Sailors

    12/23/2009 12:22:40 AM PST · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | December 22, 2009
    A British firm has developed an armored, robotic speedboat that sailors can use for target practice. This enables sailors to learn how to aim their heavy machine-guns and small arms accurately enough to take down hostile speedboats quickly. The $45,000 FMTDs (Fast Marine Target Drones) move at up to 60 kilometers an hour, and are guided by remote (up to ten kilometers away) operators, using cameras in a moveable mast. The five meter (15.5 foot) boats have sensors that record hits. Data travels two ways between the operator (who can control up to six boats at a time) and the...
  • Brown's photo 'on al-Qaida disks'

    08/08/2004 7:13:00 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 1,158+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/09/04 | David Teather
    Brown's photo 'on al-Qaida disks' Seized computers included chancellor's image among information on potential US attacks David Teather in New York and Patrick Barkham Monday August 9, 2004 The Guardian Details emerged yesterday of potential terrorist targets found on captured al-Qaida computers, including a downloaded picture of Gordon Brown, and possible plans to use helicopters to attack New York. Information gleaned from the three laptops and 51 computer disks seized in Pakistan led to the specific warnings issued last week about possible attacks on five financial institutions in the US. US officials have hailed as a breakthrough the arrests and...
  • Boats collide during 'poker run'; 5 dead

    09/03/2006 9:27:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 84 replies · 2,906+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | sept. 3, 2006
    Boats collide during 'poker run'; 5 dead JUDI BOLAND Associated Press WILLIS, Okla. - Steve Dover was vacationing at Lake Texoma when he saw two speedboats boats take off for a poker competition. They never returned. Dover said he knew something had gone wrong when he saw the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other emergency vehicles. The boats collided during the High Roller Poker Run on Saturday. Four people died at the scene and two were flown to the hospital, where one later died, according to the patrol. "There was just floating debris," Dover said. "We've seen life vests, we've seen...
  • Sea terrorists could slip through net

    04/19/2005 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 15 replies · 631+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 20, 2005 | Elizabeth Colman
    AN Australian port could be attacked or a ferry hijacked by terrorists to transport weapons of mass destruction, because of gaps in the maritime border security net. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has found a lack of awareness from states and the federal Government about the specific threats posed from the sea. "A determined and expert terrorist is still likely to have little difficulty in entering Australia by sea, and will probably only be defeated by advance intelligence of his movements," the institute says in a report titled Future unknown: the terrorist threat to Australian maritime security. "We have high...
  • The return of a longstanding feud(Cowboys-Oilers, er, Texans)

    09/08/2002 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 43 replies · 434+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/7/02 | fran blinebury
    You've seen them. Maybe down the street. Maybe across the breakfast table behind the newspaper. Maybe hogging the remote control for your new high-definition TV. You know them. You might work with one. You might live next door to one. You might even sleep with one. Cowboys fans. Like humidity, traffic and fire ants, they're a fact of life around here. Truth is, like cell phones, Dr. Phil and those incredibly annoying commercials for "Clarinex," you can't get away from them. Can't live with 'em. Can't spray something on 'em. They show up in the places you think would be...