The Great Satan Strikes Again

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Trader666, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Navy rescues Iranians held by pirates
    Reuters – 1 hr 41 mins ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The same U.S. aircraft carrier group that Iran warned not to return to the Gulf has rescued 13 Iranians held hostage for weeks by pirates in the Arabian Sea, the Pentagon said on Friday.

    The rescue operation took place on Thursday, when forces with the USS John C. Stennis carrier strike group received a distress call from the master of the Al Molai, an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel, who said he was being held captive by pirates.

    The U.S. forces also detected a suspected pirate skiff alongside the Al Molai. The pirates had apparently been using the vessel as a "mother ship" to conduct operations.

    "The Al Molai had been taken over by pirates for roughly the last 40-45 days," Josh Schminky, a Navy criminal investigative service agent aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd, said in a statement.

    "They were held hostage, with limited rations, and we believe were forced against their will to assist the pirates with other piracy operations," he said.

    At the Pentagon, spokesman Captain John Kirby said the crew of 15 pirates, all believed to be Somalis, were now being detained aboard the Stennis.

    Iran ratcheted up tensions earlier this week by threatening to take action if the Stennis returned to the Gulf after departing on December 27.

    Army chief Major General Ataollah Salehi said on Tuesday: "I recommend and emphasize to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf ... we are not in the habit of warning more than once."

    Iran announced plans on Friday to hold new naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz next month, the latest in a series of forceful gestures in the world's most important oil shipping lane.

    It was not clear whether Iran's navy was aware of the rescue operation but the freed Iranian hostages, now on their way back home, had thanked the U.S. crew, the Navy said.

    "The captain of the Al Molai expressed his sincere gratitude that we came to assist them. He was afraid that without our help, they could have been there for months," said Schminky.
  2. achilles28


    Does this mean we can bomb Iran now? :D
  3. Maybe they'll give us our drone back now.
  4. Max E.

    Max E.

    Only on days that end with a "Y"
  5. pspr


    I can't wait until the Iranian side of the story comes out. It will probably say that a hand full of courageous Iranian fishermen saved a U.S. aircraft carrier from falling into the hands of Somali pirates.
  6. That is a win Ron Paul could not claim.
  7. Yeah Americans are heroes aren't they

    They save handful of Iranians while planing to kill 100 000 or more Iranians by attacking Iran on false pretext

    Everyone in army has long said that when they attack Iran they have to go for infrastructure, government, banks, refineries

    The While SheBang as Jews like to say

    So you still think Americans are heroes?
  8. I think you should change your nic from "BigCandle" to "BigBagofDouche."
  9. Which one are you? Just got banned, rejoined under a different name, head straight for P&R and start blowing chunks of BS. Maybe you should try getting a life.