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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I missed the part where I said the U.S. always tells the truth.
    Ok, so the US could be lying, but we know that Iran is.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We haven't heard Iran's version. At any rate, nobody was hurt, no equipment damaged.
    Thank you for leaving no doubt which side you're on.

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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Why should we care about Iran's version? It would not likely be the truth.
    We all know Montecresto's MO by now.
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    People keep accusing me of saying things I didn't say. I didn't say a word about the U.S. version. Try to criticize me for what I say, not what you say.
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Ok, so the US could be lying, but we know that Iran is.
    The point is (as I've said a jillion times) we should ignore what politicians say and judge them by what they do. The reason is that they are not trustworthy. Governments are run by politicians so it isn't a big leap to apply the same comment to governments in general. Life really does become a lot simpler when we ignore what politicians say. Give it a shot.

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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Thank you for leaving no doubt which side you're on.
    Well patronizing is easy, that's why we have so many. Glad to know that you're on the side that forms conclusions based upon one side of a story.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    The point is (as I've said a jillion times) we should ignore what politicians say and judge them by what they do. The reason is that they are not trustworthy. Governments are run by politicians so it isn't a big leap to apply the same comment to governments in general. Life really does become a lot simpler when we ignore what politicians say. Give it a shot.
    IOW, we should just ignore this story.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    We all know Montecresto's MO by now.
    As we do yours. Isn't that the point?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    It is only a matter of time before someone fires, Iran seems to want to just as much as the US does.
    Yeah OS. Iran has been eating some Wheaties lately. Seems they like to fire on cargo ships to.....even ones not in their waters.



    Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore flagged cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an attempt to potentially stop the ship, a U.S. official told CNN. For the first time, the incident brought another Persian Gulf nation into the recent rising maritime tensions in the region.

    The incident began when five small fast boats, believed to be manned by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy approached the cargo vessel just off the coast of the United Arab Emirates but in international water, the official said. These Iranian boats are typically manned with smaller caliber weapons such as machine guns.

    The Iranian boats fired across the bow, and at that point the cargo vessel turned and escaped by entering into UAE territorial waters, according to initial U.S. military reports of the incident. The UAE sent three of its coast guard boats out to the cargo vessel. The incident began with the Iranians ordering the ship into Iranian waters. When the ships master refused, the Iranians began to fire in a way to try to disable the ship, not just as warning shots, the U.S. official said.....snip~

    Five Iranian boats fire shots in the Persian Gulf - CNNPolitics.com


    Of course, our Iranian Cheerleaders will soon fall back to blaming Buuuuuush Jr and Iraq.
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    IOW, we should just ignore this story.
    Perhaps. If they painted our ship and we have painted theirs then we should ignore it. If they painted ours without our having painted theirs then it has some meaning. It is akin to rattling a sword. It makes me wonder if they think aggressive actions can intimidate the U.S. into giving them the withdrawal of sanctions they seek. It isn't logical but it is possible.

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