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2012-08-10 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US Warship Rescues Iranian Mariners From Burning Vessel
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [415 views ]  Top

#1 Ten sailors sound suspiciously like an assination team, before transferring them X-ray them thoroughly, it just MIGHT avoid sinking the Carrier.
I could think of it, so can they, and the Iranians aren't above it.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-08-10 00:26||   2012-08-10 00:26|| Front Page Top

#2 Or we could, you know, NOT rescue them.
Posted by Charles 2012-08-10 01:55||   2012-08-10 01:55|| Front Page Top

#3 I hope that the Iranians do not start thinking that our humanity towards seamen in distress is a sign of weakness. This will hurt them big time if they do.
Posted by Alaska Paul  2012-08-10 03:16||   2012-08-10 03:16|| Front Page Top

#4 And I hope to win the lottery---without paying for ticket.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-10 05:25||   2012-08-10 05:25|| Front Page Top

#5 Insantity, total insanity. Knowing that our western navies would pick up seamen from a burning vessel, would there be anyone, I ask you, that might believe the Iranians are playing by the same Chemical/Biological Warfare ROE ?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-10 06:59||   2012-08-10 06:59|| Front Page Top

#6 Even the U-boats would stop to pick up sailors. Until Allied bombers started bombing them while conducting rescue operations.
Posted by gromky 2012-08-10 08:46||   2012-08-10 08:46|| Front Page Top

#7 Why does the Aesop's fable of the scorpion and the frog come to mind?
Posted by charger 2012-08-10 10:50||   2012-08-10 10:50|| Front Page Top

#8 Might be a good way to get a free ticket out of Iran.
Posted by SteveS 2012-08-10 10:53||   2012-08-10 10:53|| Front Page Top

#9 How did the dhow catch on fire?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-10 13:04||   2012-08-10 13:04|| Front Page Top

#10 Dry run.
Posted by Shinter Javirong9154 2012-08-10 13:39||   2012-08-10 13:39|| Front Page Top

#11 Ten sailors sound suspiciously like an assination team, before transferring them X-ray them thoroughly, it just MIGHT avoid sinking the Carrier.
I could think of it, so can they, and the Iranians aren't above it.


"Assination team"? Is that the goat buggering squad? ;-)

I'm guessing you have never been on a Carrier before. The 'guests' will be very closely watched by the MAA's and the MARDET folks. I'm also confident the 'guests' will be well secured.

Still, I question the wisdom of humanitarian ops to save an avowed enemy. DNA swabs for everyone.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-08-10 14:41||   2012-08-10 14:41|| Front Page Top

#12 do you get the impression these Iranian sailors are doing this deliberately - if I were on one of their boats I'd wanna get out quickly.

Can't be long before a bunch of Iranian ships are burning and sinking in the Straits of Hormuz :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-08-10 17:20||   2012-08-10 17:20|| Front Page Top

#13 For this, there are not nations In International waters when in distress. There is no where to run there. This was absolute correct action.
Posted by newc 2012-08-10 22:18||   2012-08-10 22:18|| Front Page Top

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