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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Correct.

    We americans are very lucky that our government has such a solid reputation for truth-telling.
    I don't believe a word our government says. What does that have to do with my post?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hey Pol. There was a lot of shouting and finger pointing at the last session and John Kerry essentially told Iran, look, this is the best deal your going to get, take it or leave it. Iran is accusing the US of moving the goal posts which Russia seems to agree with. The deadlines been pushed back five times. Seems like we should really have something Monday, and Obama's already said he'll walk away before agreeing to a bad deal.
    Greetings, Montecresto.

    Then how has Obama released several billion dollars to them with no agreement signed? Granted, it's their money, but I thought the sanctions were put there to obtain their cooperation at the negotiating table, which we apparently haven't gotten yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Montecresto.

    Then how has Obama released several billion dollars to them with no agreement signed? Granted, it's their money, but I thought the sanctions were put there to obtain their cooperation at the negotiating table, which we apparently haven't gotten yet.
    Hi Polgara! Apparently it was a time capsule, released over the course of time to keep them at the bargaining table. I even think that there has been some loosening of some sanctions along the way. But people need to understand how important it is that we succeed in getting a deal. Russia and China WILL NOT be on board for any US military adventure in Iran. And that's not true that we haven't gotten any co-operation from them. We tend only to hear about the things that are being bucked by them, nobody much hears about all the things that Kerry has succeeded in ironing out with them.
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I agree with you on that. Obama's been as tough on Israel as any president we've had, and don't forget, for 75-80% of Americans! Israel can do no wrong, so unfortunately it's a heavy lift for a president to deal with Israel as we ought to. How do you folks in the UK (the citizenry I mean) feel about Israel in this regard? I did see that Cameron called Gaza a prison camp.
    Most people here that have an opinion on it are pretty solidly in support most of the Palestinian grievances with Israel . Many in our government doubtless are too but would never dare say anything that might upset our relationship with the US. We know Israel is far more important to most Americans than even we are. Why that is the case is a total mystery over here

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Since the Iranians were adamant about the sanctions being lifted on the same day that the agreement was signed, what are we still negotiating if the agreement is a done deal? Have the other countries involved also lifted their sanctions? Is Kerry back home now?

    I have absolutely no idea. This gets zero coverage here, in its place is the war in Ukraine
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yep, because of their superior firepower, the Iranian navy is just itching to get into a shooting match with the US.

    As the naval warfare service branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran's armed forces, it has traditionally been the smallest branch of the Iranian military and is tasked mainly with securing Iran's ports and coastline. Over time, the Iranian Navy has changed its mission to primarily anti-piracy...............

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isla...c_of_Iran_Navy
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser



    As another Vienna nuclear-deadline comes and goes, these clowns are painting US warships with laser designators.
    Merchant? LMAO. . Probably an idiot with a 5w green laser who didn't know what he was pointing at. Iran has a pretty advanced navy of small fast attack craft... I don't think they would send a merchant vessel to to confront the US navy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Painting something with a laser RF isn't any kind of security threat to anyone however much the US would like to talk it up as such
    Yeah, I mean why do you paint something with a laser? In classrooms, it's like a pointer. Can you think of a reason that warships use it?
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    I wonder when the US will get as tough with Israel about its nuclear weapons ?

    Oops I forgot ....Ssssh we are not allowed to bring up that blatant double standard on what is primarily US forum
    You realize Israel is an ally, don't you? And Iran is an enemy. Obama seems to look at it the other way around.
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser



    As another Vienna nuclear-deadline comes and goes, these clowns are painting US warships with laser designators.
    I would no more believe Iran has this technology then I would believe that a pen laser used in college classrooms to point to key points are actually weapons instead of the lazy action of a professor to actually give a true lecture rather then a power point presentation.
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