Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Iranian Ships Harrass US Patrol Boat...Again

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Nothing to see here, move along...
It seems like every week we've got a new story of a US naval warship being harassed by the Iranian navy.  I don't get it, didn't we sign an agreement with them to STOP this sort of nonsense?
Iranian vessels from its Revolutionary Guard Corps harassed another U.S. Navy ship Sunday in the central Persian Gulf, a defense department official tells Fox News.

USS Firebolt, a coastal patrol ship, was shadowed by seven Iranian vessels. Three of the vessels came within 500 yards and shadowed Firebolt for eight minutes. Then one of the Iranian vessels broke off and raced in front of Firebolt and "came to a stop directly in front of the ship" at a range of 100 yards, according to the official.

The U.S. Navy ship attempted multiple radio communications with the Iranian vessel, but there was no reply.

The U.S. ship took evasive action to "narrowly avoid" the Iranian ship which stopped directly in front of it, according to the official.

"Clearly the Iranian behavior has to change," Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday.
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Hell we even paid a RANSOM to Iran to get back our captured US sailors.  You'd think that Iran would stop trying to provoke a shooting war.

Just another example of smart power in the Age of Obama.

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