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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

USS Thunderbolt Fires at Iranian Vessel

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Finally, an administration that does not put up with B.S.

Under Obama the Navy was surrendering and crying in confrontations with the Iranian bullies.  I served in the Navy, and I was very angry at the cowardice portrayed by our sailors, and the restrictive rules of engagement that left the Navy vessel without ammunition.

Now, it's a little different.

The USS Thunderbolt, PC-12, fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessel. According to an unnamed US defense official source "The IRGCN boat was coming in at a high rate of speed. It did not respond to any signals, they did not respond to any bridge-to-bridge calls, they (the USS Thunderbolt) felt there was no choice except to fire the warning shots." 

The U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots from its .50-caliber machine gun at the Iranian patrol boat when it came within 150 yards of the ship in the Persian Gulf.

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