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2247, 12 Jan 16

Iran Seizes Two Navy Boats

Some might call this a provocation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems. Iran accused the sailors of trespassing but American officials said Tehran has assured them that the crew and vessels would be returned safely and promptly.

The sailors, nine men and one woman, were being held overnight at an Iranian base on Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf, and were expected to be transferred to a U.S. ship in the region on Wednesday morning local time. Officials said they believe the U.S. had spoken to one of the crew, and all 10 were fine and uninjured.


2247, 12 January 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Take hostages. Seize our military property.

    I’d call that war.

    Obama sees that as peace.

    What it really is: surrender to evil.

  2. old baldy


    Our guys were in Iranian territorial waters. We would have done the same if it was their boats off New Jersey. If you call it war, we initiated it. Stay current.

  3. Mark Maley

    It’s over

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    It’s not over.

    Iran hates us and will poke us in the eye every chance it gets by killing/taking our citizens hostage.

    Obama sends message we are weak.


    So you believe the Iran propaganda on who’s territory it was? I don’t.

  5. old baldy


    I didn’t expect you to. But then you don’t believe in much except what is written in “Kevin’s Book of Excuses”. The message you send is we are a country of stone age ideological idiots.


    Keep up the good work.

  6. Steve Austin

    If we were spying in their waters, then they had a right to stop us.

    The real issue though is why we are taking off sanctions, giving them $150 billion and allowing them to develop nukes. This is not the country you want to do this with.

    And Obama had a tiny window to help the secular side their with their own “Arab Spring” but passed.

    Just dumb policy all around.


    Take a breath and read a book. Did you ever hear of the Pueblo incident?

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