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The captain of the HMS Cornwall should not have allowed female sailors under his command to be "apprehended" in ANY case. The Iranians should have been warned away from the inflatable with one live round, and SUNK if they continued to approach the deployed boarding team. The Captain of the Cornwall left his personnel undefended and failed them. Why would anyone ever deploy in an inflatable again with this pussy driving the Cornwall as your back-up ???
Waters or not, they don't sieze my personnel, ever. If my daughter was on that dinghy, and given to Iranians without a fight, me and the Captain of the Cornwall would have a long talk in a dark alley when he got back home.
Gee....it took the ChiComs three months to begin air piracy against the US when Bush was president. They must realize that Obama is a total wimp and they're not wasting any time breaking the newbie in.
They were deliberately trying to provoke a collision in the hopes that one of their crew would die, so they could then make claims about US agression against the Peaceful Idiots of China in Chinese national waters.
Don't say they wouldn't. They claimed their attack on our EP-3 was in chinese airspace (it wasn't) and that we caused the collision that killed their moron (we didn't - when boobs that don't understand aerodynamics fly too close under a lifting wing, they don't expect a wing in the face, but they wrecked the wing's lift, and it smacked him hard, cuz that's what happens when you're stupid and do stupid things.)
Obama will whine and cry....and the Chinese will continue to harass US ships because we've got another ball-less president now.
His responsibility was the safety of his crew. And it's a god damned humongous ocean and people are really tiny itty bitty things. They probably would have all died in the water.
I doubt if the crew left much if anything useful intact in that airplane. Like you didn't say, it's a deep ocean down there.
A couple of Tomahawks would have ended the Chinese interest in that airplane real fast...especially if one missed and landed in whatever building in Beijing houses the current emperor....er dictator for life, I mean.
However, that would have required a president with balls, and Bush, being a liberal, didn't have any.
That's why the Chinese had to falsely claim the vessel was in a special economic zone, just like they had to falsely claim our EP-3 was in Chinese airspace when it clearly was not before they attacked it.
I think you guys are thinking to into this military naval stuff, have you guys not remembered we liberated China from Japan?
Seriously, I doubt they would forget that quickly how we saved there behinds, if you don't know what happen here is a short comic explaining.