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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What can you do in this situation?
    I've never skippered a military vessel, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't wait for the big boom that blows open the side of my ship.

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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What can you do in this situation?
    Amidst all the warnings? You come to the conclusion that your large number of personnel are not worth risking just for the sake of political bull****, and you engage the enemy with a quickness.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Looks like this was a test to see how the USN would respond. Now they know. The USN ship gave them ample warning through a variety of methods. 50 cal rounds striking off their bows could have woken the dead, and even an idiot could figure out what that means.

    Still, it won't be long now before the USN is accused of attacking civilians just for ****s and giggles. Al Jazeera is probably spinning that one up right now.
    I actually hadn't thought of that. Interesting that the killed/injured were all laborers from India, but there were two UAE citizens on board who were not injured. Since nearly every citizen of UAE is richer than god, I have to wonder what they were doing on a fishing boat filled with immigrant laborers.

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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Amidst all the warnings? You come to the conclusion that your large number of personnel are not worth risking just for the sake of political bull****, and you engage the enemy with a quickness.
    If I was to go back in the navy, you could be my skipper no problem.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I actually hadn't thought of that. Interesting that the killed/injured were all laborers from India, but there were two UAE citizens on board who were not injured. Since nearly every citizen of UAE is richer than god, I have to wonder what they were doing on a fishing boat filled with immigrant laborers.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I was to go back in the navy, you could be my skipper no problem.
    You wouldn't want that, I was a hardass. I expected a lot out of my Soldiers, but they preformed accordingly for the most part. However problematic some were, I did everything I could to make sure they were properly taken care of and trained. Whether they liked it our not.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Damned suspicious isn't it?
    Sounds to me like they were up to no good. With Iran being the little ****heads they are right now, they're probably testing the waters. Literally and figuratively.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What can you do in this situation?
    Exactly what they did do. That is what I have said since my first post, they have followed protocol and procedure and have the legal authority to act.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    You wouldn't want that, I was a hardass. I expected a lot out of my Soldiers, but they preformed accordingly for the most part. However problematic some were, I did everything I could to make sure they were properly taken care of and trained. Whether they liked it our not.
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    Re: US Ship Fires on Boat off Dubai, 1 Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Hardasses come in two varieties. One of those is great to serve under. The other sucks.
    The opinions of me vary, I'm sure. However, none of them can honestly say I didn't care.
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