Another Close Encounter In The Persian Gulf
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards launched a new “ultra-fast” boat capable of causing mass destruction after testing it in a key oil supply route at the start of a three-day military drill.
“The Iranian Attack Ship Had Its Weapons Manned And Ready To Fire.”
The radical Iranian Revolutionary Guard harassed a U.S. Navy vessel for the seventh time this year. “Back overseas, an Iranian navy vessel engaged in a potentially disastrous game of chicken with a U.S. destroyer earlier this week,” announced Fox News’ Bret Baier on Special Report. “It is the latest provocation that many U.S. officials worry could turn into something deadly.” Despite the uptick in Iranian aggression towards the U.S., the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) ignored it.
According to Foxnews:
Tensions in the Persian Gulf continue to escalate between Iran and the U.S. The latest incident came when an Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast attack naval vessel approached the USS Mahan in the Strait of Hormuz,” reported Correspondent Connor Powell.”
Powell also noted that the incident again involved the Mahan, a destroyer that routinely operates in that area and routinely has to deal with Iranian fast attack boats. After the Iranian boats came within 1,000 yards of the ship, “The Mahan was forced to alter its course and sounded a danger alarm before firing a warning flare at the Iranian patrol ship.”
According to Powell, Iran had taken to mocking the U.S. over the incident. “Just a short while ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif posted a tweet to social media, acknowledging the incident, but also sarcastically asking why the U.S. Navy was so far away from home,” he reported.”
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