American Ship Fires Warning Shots at Persian Boats in Persian Gulf

A US Coast Guard ship guarding the Persian coast from Persians

On Monday, the US Navy reported a maritime incident off the Iranian Coast, in which several weeks ago Iranian boats came “unprofessionally” close to US Coast Guard ships. This report appears to have been done with an eye toward another maritime incident in the same area, which happened just as this report was being made.

In the new, Monday incident, US Navy and Coast Guard ships fired warning shots on Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf. Officials are continuing to emphasize the “unsafe” nature of Iran following US coastal ships so far away from the US coast.

Having US ships shooting at Iranian boats near Iranian waters just out of the blue wouldn’t look good. Yesterday’s report prefaced the incident by giving the impression that this is a persistent problem, and not an unrelated matter from weeks ago.

The reports of the April 2 incident not only started getting people into the mindset of a confrontation, but also allowed the media to remind everyone that President Trump had advocated sinking Iranian ships on sight, which will allow the Biden Administration to frame this as a more measured response.

Source: Antiwar.com

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Tony Vorsteveld
Tony Vorsteveld
14 days ago

There are 6,766 miles between New York City and Banda Abbas. Ira. Tell me, who is in whose backyard?

XSFRGR
XSFRGR
13 days ago

U$ Coast Guard ships begs a simple question: Whose coast are they guarding ??

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
13 days ago

Zionazi USrael couldn’t win over the rag-tag Taliban in 20 years…And Iran will be their burial ground! And Isrealhell colonists in Palestine, wants the USrael’s goyim to fight the big nosehooked war…

Mr Reynard
Mr Reynard
13 days ago

Hmm..
Quote:US Navy reported a maritime incident off the Iranian Coast, in which several weeks ago Iranian boats came “unprofessionally” close to US Coast Guard ships.
Shouldn’t it be ,
US Navy reported a maritime incident off the Iranian Coast, in which several weeks ago US Coast Guard ships came “unprofessionally” close to .Iranian boats ??

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