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

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

    July 9, 2015

    Washington (CNN)A U.S. Navy ship and helicopter were repeatedly targeted by a laser device on board an Iranian-flagged merchant ship beginning on Sunday in the Gulf of Aden, according to a U.S. defense official. No U.S. personnel were hurt or equipment damaged in the incidents which ended on Wednesday, the official said. The bridge area of the USS Forrest Sherman and one of its helicopters were targeted, the official said. The Navy is not certain exactly what the device was, or how powerful it was, but believes it was not of industrial or military grade quality since there was no damage. The incidents are viewed at this point as harassment from the Iranians. The incidents took place in international waters off the coast of Yemen. The Navy ship was "conducting routine maritime operations," the official said. But it is well understood that U.S Navy warships patrol the region looking for any indication of Iranian weapons smuggling into Yemen.
    As another Vienna nuclear-deadline comes and goes, these clowns are painting US warships with laser designators.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
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    As another Vienna nuclear-deadline comes and goes, these clowns are painting US warships with laser designators.
    We haven't heard Iran's version. At any rate, nobody was hurt, no equipment damaged.
    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

    It is only a matter of time before someone fires, Iran seems to want to just as much as the US does.
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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.
    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
    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.
    Why should we care about Iran's version? It would not likely be the truth.

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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.
    We'll never know how often the reverse has happened ..... and be sure we never will.

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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.
    I know, because Iran always lies and the US always tells the truth. It's like being at recess in the third grade.
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    Re: Iran-flagged ship targets U.S. Navy with laser

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I know, because Iran always lies and the US always tells the truth. It's like being at recess in the third grade.
    I missed the part where I said the U.S. always tells the truth.

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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.
    And of course the US version will ?

    Ever heard of a little thing called the Gulf Of Tonkin incident ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    And of course the US version will ?

    Ever heard of a little thing called the Gulf Of Tonkin incident ?
    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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