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#1 BBQ&Beer

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

The Iranians on the the ship were OK with it though.:D


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

I don't think they entered Iranian waters

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:55 AM

Pretty cool story.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Sounds like propaganda to me. These guys were held captive by pirates for over a month and they just so happened to get a distress call out as a US naval ship was passing by?

I hate to be like venom, but with the Iranian threats about the Strait of Hormuz coming last week and now this, it just seems too perfectly timed to be legitimate.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

Sounds like propaganda to me. These guys were held captive by pirates for over a month and they just so happened to get a distress call out as a US naval ship was passing by?

I hate to be like venom, but with the Iranian threats about the Strait of Hormuz coming last week and now this, it just seems too perfectly timed to be legitimate.


Actually, this kind of stuff happens quite a bit and is rarely reported, but it made the news this time because of the recent Iran threat. For example, a few months ago, a US cruiser stopped an attack on a phillippines flagged vessel, and not a word was heard of it in the media. Although I have no doubt the government saw the recent incident as a public relations/possible diplomatic opportunity and played it up a bit. And there is nothing wrong with that.

Edited by Davidson Deac II, 07 January 2012 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

Sounds like propaganda to me. These guys were held captive by pirates for over a month and they just so happened to get a distress call out as a US naval ship was passing by?

I hate to be like venom, but with the Iranian threats about the Strait of Hormuz coming last week and now this, it just seems too perfectly timed to be legitimate.


that's not exactly how it went down. Some guys were held captive for 45 days. The pirates then went after another boat, which was able to call for help and keep the pirates from boarding it. There happened to be a US force a couple miles away that sent help when they heard the distress call.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

I don't think they entered Iranian waters


Ah crap I meant to say Persian Gulf.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

that's not exactly how it went down. Some guys were held captive for 45 days. The pirates then went after another boat, which was able to call for help and keep the pirates from boarding it. There happened to be a US force a couple miles away that sent help when they heard the distress call.


ah gotcha. Thanks for the details.


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