Remember the Iran nuclear deal? The one President Obama pushed through and was touted as one of his biggest achievements of his presidency? Obama guaranteed it would keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon for 10 years. Let’s see how that’s working out.
Luckily we have President Trump now unlike Obama where every strike had to be approved by Obama…Trump trusts the military enough to let them decide when a military strike is to be allowed. “Trump authorizes”-and that is what a leader does. He hires people good at what they do and authorizes them to do it. Refreshing.
This was very important today when a U.S. Navy ship fired multiple warning shots at an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf that came within 150 yards of the American ship, the Navy confirmed.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval vessel was approaching the USS Thunderbolt at a high rate of speed and ignored warnings from the U.S. ship that included voice communications and sound signals.
“The Iranian vessel did not respond to repeated attempts to establish radio communications as it approached,” U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement. “Thunderbolt then fired warning flares and sounded the internationally recognized danger signal of five short blasts on the ship’s whistle, but the Iranian vessel continued inbound.”
It wasn’t until the warning shots were fired that the Iranian craft halted its approach, the Navy said.
The incident, which occurred around 3 p.m. local time Tuesday, was deemed “an unsafe and unprofessional interaction.”
The USS Thunderbolt, a Navy patrol craft, was conducting a coalition exercise in the international waters when the Iranian vessel approached, according to the Navy.
The Navy characterized the Iranian boat’s actions as not following internationally recognized “rules of the road … creating a risk for collision.”
The Iranian ship then ceased its provocative actions but lingered in the area for some hours, one of the officials said. There were several US Navy ships in the immediate vicinity at the time of the incident conducting routine patrol operations in international waters, according to the defense officials.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is claiming that it “foiled the US warship’s provocative move against an Iranian Navy patrol boat in the Persian Gulf,” according to a statement published by Iran’s official news agency IRNA.
It’ll only take one wrong maneuver, and the real stuff will be delivered. Iran has been at it from the very beginning, even though they know that The we can be very aggressive when the situation doesn’t favor us. (video below)
Playing with us is like playing with fire.
Before they wish to advance into the depth of confrontation, they should learn from previous lessons, Iraq, Libya and now The Syrians are all in their most troubling times ever.
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