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    Our Iranian friends are at it again....

    Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody, a U.S. defense official told CNN Tuesday.

    The official expects the situation to be resolved quickly.
    A senior administration official told CNN that the U.S. lost contact with two small U.S. naval craft en route from Kuwait to Bahrain.



    "We subsequently have been in communication with Iranian authorities, who have informed us of the safety and well-being of our personnel," the official said. "We have received assurances the sailors will promptly be allowed to continue their journey."

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/12/politi...ody/index.html
    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

  • #2
    "Certainly, everybody should be aware of the fact we have been in touch with the Iranians and they have assured us that our sailors are safe and that they'll be allowed to continue their journey promptly," Earnest said.
    You're link.

    No different than what we'd have done.
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

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    • #3
      It sounds more like a Publeo-like incident to me. That is, the Iranians took advantage of the situation to cause an incident. They went looking to start something rather than doing this because of some clear and overt act on these sailor's and the US's part.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
        It sounds more like a Publeo-like incident to me. That is, the Iranians took advantage of the situation to cause an incident. They went looking to start something rather than doing this because of some clear and overt act on these sailor's and the US's part.
        Or not.

        http://www.navytimes.com/story/milit...rned/78698018/

        Ten sailors and two boats were taken into Iranian custody Tuesday after their patrol boats drifted into Iranian claimed waters, according to two defense officials.

        The riverine sailors are believed to have drifted into Iranian territory after having mechanical issues with their boats. The defense officials said Secretary of State John Kerry got immediately involved and Iran has agreed to turn the sailors and vessels over, though they have not been turned over as of 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
        “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
        “To talk of many things:
        Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
        Of cabbages—and kings—
        And why the sea is boiling hot—
        And whether pigs have wings.”
        ― Lewis Carroll

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        • #5
          Kerry got involved? He must have threatened the Iranians with having James Taylor sing to them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Martok View Post
            Kerry got involved? He must have threatened the Iranians with having James Taylor sing to them.
            That would probably unnerve me..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
              You're link.

              No different than what we'd have done.
              We have gotten used to you sticking up for the liberals....but now the Iranians?
              "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                We have gotten used to you sticking up for the liberals....but now the Iranians?
                Simply stating facts. If two Cuban military small boats entered US waters what response would you expect from our Navy? Ignore them? Let them float until more boats enter our waters to help them?
                “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                “To talk of many things:
                Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                Of cabbages—and kings—
                And why the sea is boiling hot—
                And whether pigs have wings.”
                ― Lewis Carroll

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Martok View Post
                  Kerry got involved? He must have threatened the Iranians with having James Taylor sing to them.
                  Why would he have to threaten anything?
                  “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                  “To talk of many things:
                  Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                  Of cabbages—and kings—
                  And why the sea is boiling hot—
                  And whether pigs have wings.”
                  ― Lewis Carroll

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                    Simply stating facts. If two Cuban military small boats entered US waters what response would you expect from our Navy? Ignore them? Let them float until more boats enter our waters to help them?
                    Two boats, mechanical issues.....at the same time
                    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                      Simply stating facts. If two Cuban military small boats entered US waters what response would you expect from our Navy? Ignore them? Let them float until more boats enter our waters to help them?
                      Invited to the White House for a beer.
                      My worst jump story:
                      My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                      As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                      No lie.

                      ~
                      "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                      -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                        Two boats, mechanical issues.....at the same time
                        Some sailor you are, one was towing the other.
                        My worst jump story:
                        My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                        As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                        No lie.

                        ~
                        "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                        -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 101combatvet View Post
                          Some sailor you are, one was towing the other.

                          That's what we used to do with the Zodiacs...
                          "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                          • #14
                            Have they been released yet?

                            If not a little show of force might be in order..... like the destruction of Iran's entire navy.
                            ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

                            BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

                            BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                              Why would he have to threaten anything?
                              What, no sense of humor or appreciation of sarcasm CE?
                              Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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