U.S. Navy patrol ship Thunderbolt was forced to fire warning shots when an Iranian patrol craft did not heed all other warnings. This was an actual firing of shots across the bow in the old fashioned way of putting things. This incident was caught on video, as is most everything nowadays, it is just rare to see and hear this. Iranian patrol craft have been pushing the envelope in the Persian Gulf for a very long time. It is great to see that under our present Commander in Chief, the Navy is not so reluctant to assert itself. Read and see the details here.
As Written By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
Remarkable in some ways, but not completely unusual. Iranian and American forces have jousted with each other in the Persian Gulf for years, if not decades, as part of the tension between the two nations since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Occasionally it makes news in a bad way, such as the capture of ten US sailors by Iran early last year, or when Iran’s proxies fire at our ships. Sometimes it looks better, as when we fire across Iranian bows.
We don’t always get video, though, which makes this a little more interesting:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 26, 2017
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the incident.
The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, is the latest confrontation between Iranian vessels and……..
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