Iranian Warship Sails to Florida Shores, Shoots Down US Drone in ‘Defensive Action’ After Feeling ‘Threatened’

Oh no wait — it was the other way around

Maybe don’t go to Iran if you’re easily spooked??
  • President Donald Trump on Thursday said a U.S. Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in a defensive action.
  • Trump said the USS Boxer fired on the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday.
  • “The Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone, which had closed into a near distance, approximately 1000 yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down threatening safety of ship and ship’s crew,” Trump said.

President Donald Trump on Thursday said a U.S. Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in a defensive action, escalating already high tensions in the Gulf region.

Trump said the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, fired on the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, destroying the aircraft.

The Boxer is part of a group of Navy ships that was in the strait, located between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, as part of an increased U.S. military presence in the region.

The incident came four weeks after Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance drone [quite transparently this was a pre-planned retaliation for that to allow Trumo to nonetheless look “tough” to establishment and the media, and a bully to everyone else] flying over international airspace the same area, in what American officials at the time called an “unprovoked attack.” And it came hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign tanker that it accused of smuggling oil.

Trump told reporters Thursday that, “The Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone, which had closed into a near distance, approximately 1000 yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down threatening safety of ship and ship’s crew.”

The president added that Iran’s drone “was immediately destroyed.”

Trump said the drone’s approach of the Boxer is “the latest of many provocative and hostile actions against vessels operating in international waters.”

He said the United States “reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities, condemn iran’s attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce.”

Trump also called “on other nations to protect their ships as they go through the straight and work with us in the future.”

The Pentagon, in a statement issued after the president spoke, said, “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters [but just off the coast of besieged Persia] conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz.”

“A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew,” the Pentagon said.

On the heels of Iran shooting down the U.S. drone on June 20, Trump signed an executive ordering imposing what he called “hard-hitting” new sanctions on Iran.

“We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities,” including its nuclear ambitions, Trump said on June 24.

The new sanctions denied Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office access to key financial resources. The sanctions also targeted Iranian military leaders who were responsible for shooting down the drone.

Source: CNBC



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Mary E
20 days ago

Oh for goodness sake!! Does the US know no shame!? Its military is on top of Iran, sailing in her waters (well they are pretty much) – and their warship feels threatened by a drone of unknown origin?!?!? Does anyone believe this incredible story? Just believe that the US is out of its hemisphere to steal – by force normally – oil.

Nick Rhynes
Nick Rhynes
20 days ago

trump 2020, amirite?

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
17 days ago
Reply to  Nick Rhynes

Urrite!

jm74
jm74
20 days ago

This is starting to get ridiculous. Iran may as well start sinking a few ships, destroy US bases in SA, UAE and send a few missiles to the jews. Sometimes the first punch is the knockout punch and Iran has nothing to lose. US and her allies will start the war anyway.

Mary E
17 days ago
Reply to  jm74

Yep…even though they aren’t ‘nuke ready’, they should just go ahead and let the Evil Empire and its twin Israel, know that they are playing around with the wrong country…and let them have it good and hard the first time…the only worrisome thing is that the US would probably over react and hit them with an atom bomb..
though the belief in the US (other than the executive branch) is that the US would be in over their heads getting into a war with Iran…Iranians would be defending their country, which is stonger motiviation than the US which would be trying to corral oil fields….

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
17 days ago
Reply to  jm74

Yes, that is clear: Sieg Heil Israhell.
The loyalty of US Inc. government to their slaves masters.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
20 days ago

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silver7
silver7
20 days ago

US President but he is still a shabbos Goy.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
20 days ago

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