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WildcatMike
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US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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constant cough
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
Change your headline. The Navy Ship isn't on fire. The Navy ship fired on a boat and the boat is on fire.


WaveHog
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Member since May 2008
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
uhhh...

corrected title: "US Navy Fires on Ship in Persian Gulf, One Dead"


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Zahrim
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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US Navy ship on fire in Persian Gulf, one sailor dead


US Navy Fires on Ship in Persian Gulf, One Dead

it isn't on fire....


WildcatMike
Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
Changed title


WaveHog
Arkansas Fan
Austin, TX
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
pretty huge difference.


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Janky
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
Obama is a warmonger!


WildcatMike
Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
So, Iranian harassment? terrorist attempt, of fisherman that was in wrong spot?

I am sure gas prices will go up?


constant cough
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Lafayette
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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Obama is a warmonger!


He uses that peace prize like it's a license to kill.


navy
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
Why do you leave out the relevant stuff?


quote:

oil supply ship U.S.N.S. Rappahannock fired a .50 caliber machine gun at a "small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached the U.S. ship"






What the frick would you rather have ... a repeat of USS Cole ?


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WildcatMike
Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
Yea, misread title...caught it, you guys are quick.

But, what do we make of this? I think the Iran will be rattling.


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sec13rowBBseat28
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
ABC needs to change their title also. They didn't fire on a ship, it was a "small motor vessel".


WildcatMike
Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
26433 posts

re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
It will be interesting to see what really happened?

I imagine it was some attempt by a terrorist? US Navy should blow anything that attempts to approach them after warning.


navy
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Bannedeville, SC
Member since Sep 2010
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
FYI ... dealing with small dhows in the Arabian Gulf has been an issue for decades now.


The little bastards see you coming ... then, they'll get underway and come straight for you.


I'm sure that vessel was given every opportunity to cease and desist.

F'em.


LSUAlum2001
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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I imagine it was some attempt by a terrorist?


That or an initial test to see how far they could go before getting blasted.

A suicide mission to cast the firing on the vessel in a bad light so the next legit terrorist boat can increase its chance of success.


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sec13rowBBseat28
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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I'm sure that vessel was given every opportunity to cease and desist.

F'em.
Yep, and you know the whole incident was recorded.


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CarrolltonTiger
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Member since Aug 2005
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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FYI ... dealing with small dhows in the Arabian Gulf has been an issue for decades now.


I doubt a rapidly approaching motor vessel was a dhow, but I'm not in the navy?


navy
Navy Fan
Bannedeville, SC
Member since Sep 2010
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
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I doubt a rapidly approaching motor vessel was a dhow, but I'm not in the navy?



Of course not ... but, the dhows greatly outnumber the pleasure crafts ... and, they basically use the same tactic.


Also ... people should understand the difference between a USNS Ship and a USS Ship.


That USNS ship is captained by a civilian with a majority civilian crew. It is not a warship by any means.


navy
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Member since Sep 2010
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CGB Spender
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re: US Navy ship fires on a ship in Persian Gulf, one dead
As a navy vet I can assure you this happens more than you'd think


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