"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Why were U.S. patrol boats in Iranian waters?

I Smell Bullshit!

  • A tiny boat like this has two real uses: #1) hunting gators in a swamp or #2) providing a convenient target for an "enemy" to help start a war. 
  • Putting these boats in Iranian waters is a military joke.

(AP) -- Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters with mechanical problems. 

Iran accused the sailors of trespassing but American officials said Tehran has assured them that the crew and vessels would be returned safely and promptly.

The sailors were expected to be transferred to U.S. custody Wednesday morning local time.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told The Associated Press that the riverine boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the U.S. lost contact with them.

Republican lawmakers seized on the incident as further evidence that Iran is not to be trusted.

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Meanwhile in the Republican Party
Our boats were in Iranian waters, but GOP political hacks immediately started making the rounds on TV.  Like a gorilla, the Republicans were beating their warmongering chests saying how Iran must be punished.
Hell, we have near ZERO information on events, but the GOP just can't step back and use common sense.



As well as playing down reports of a prompt release of the sailors, Iran is said to be demanding an apology from the US after its sailors were arrested for "violating" Iran's waters.

Gary said...

The Gulf of Tonkin incident was used by the Democrats to expand the Vietnam War. I don't trust any one.