EXCLUSIVE: U.S. harassed by Iranian boats
January 13th, 2012
04:50 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. harassed by Iranian boats

By Barbara Starr

Click here to see video of Iranian boats harassing the USS New Orleans and Coast Guard cutter Adak

At a time of heightened tensions with Iran, U.S. military officials told CNN Friday that U.S. military and Coast Guard ships had two close encounters earlier this month with high-speed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf that exhibited provocative behavior.

The incidents occurred January 6, according to a senior U.S. military official.

The USS New Orleans, an amphibious transport ship was sailing through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf last Friday when three Iranian Navy speed boats rapidly approached within 500 yards of the ship, the official said. The Iranians did not respond to whistle signals or voice queries from the New Orleans. The lack of response disregards standard maritime protocols, the official said. The boats eventually broke away.

On the same day, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Adak was also harassed by high-speed Iranian Navy boats while operating 75 miles east of Kuwait City. Iranian personnel in the small boats appeared to be holding AK-47 rifles and at least one video camera, the official said. U.S. personnel on the cutter also reported seeing a forward gun that was manned on one of the Iranian boats, according to the official. Eventually, communications with a larger Iranian vessel in the area were established and the speed boats stopped their harassment.

No shots were fired in either incident, both of which were videotaped. The Pentagon may release that footage later Friday.

While the U.S. Navy has had routine encounters with Iranian naval forces for years, the Navy has reported seeing more aggressive action in recent weeks from Iranian-flagged vessels. Officials believe such aggressive action carries the potential for miscalculation. Typically, Iranian small boats are operated by forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps force and are considered to be more aggressive than regular Iranian forces.

Word of the aggressive encounters by Iran comes as the United States has conducted two recent rescues of Iranian mariners at sea at a time of rising tensions in the region.

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, the only outlet from the Persian Gulf, as it faces increased scrutiny over its nuclear program. The critical shipping lane had 17 million barrels of oil per day passing through in 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

Iran threatened to block the strait if sanctions are imposed on its oil exports. France, Britain and Germany have proposed sanctions to punish Iran's lack of cooperation on its nuclear program.

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  11. Maybe

    Something really bad is going to happen there. Reagan would have delivered Achmed his nuclear ambitions

    Reagan would have appeased Achmed with his desire to acquire nuclear capabilities by delivering them to his home! God, I hate these sand people!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • wow

      Ignorant response by and ignorant person. Go back to molesting your sister (look i too can be ignorant), you crazy reject. People like you disgust me and the world would be better off without your kind which by the way is no different that Iranians who hate Americans and the rest of the extremist.

      Basically you hate yourself because you are them. Congratz you stupid reject.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
      • Captain Slappaho

        You shut your hotdog holster. This is so old news, I remember my first time on the internet. What, couldn't get down to the local library to get a fix of kiddie porn, and to post on the internet. Cause mommy doesn't let you on the computer at home in your basement house? Drink gas and deep throat a lit road flare.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • mike b

      Raegan would have started a war on marijuana, oh wait

      February 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  12. Maybe

    Something really bad is going to happen there. Reagan would have delivered Achmed his nuclear ambitions

    Reagan would have appeased Achmed with his desire to acquire nuclear capabilities by delivering them to his home! God, I hate these sand niggers!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply
  13. fagvilleinheaven

    me like those amrican sailors .... i would like to harrass them as well ... they look like divas int heir cute navy unifroms .... and they have big guns i would like to tear a hole in their boat and sink the inner parts of their vesel into a sea full of cum!

    January 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • I'm sorry you feel that way

      God still loves you.

      January 27, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • mike b

      haha greatest post ever

      February 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  14. James

    Eventually the U.S. will just have to blow the savages up. IIran must be atleast 50yrs behind the U.S in technology- Think about it- they are still trying to build a bomb we had over 50 yrs ago- they are one stupid society.

    January 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
    • fagvilleinheaven

      so is afghanistan ... and look where the US is right now – running home with their anuses rape by cave men !

      January 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  15. Papaknows

    I'm all for striking Iran. It is the only way that we can get Obama reelected. The country always backs the president when hostile actions break out. September would be a good time to do it. Humm, I wonder if the White House has thought of this, because he sure can't reelected on his record.

    January 18, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • WTHMANG

      So, you're telling me, you would see Americans die, so a political party can maintain power? That is morally reprehensible. Shame on you and your Un American stance.

      January 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
      • Papaknows

        I agree with your comment whole heartedly. I'm a diehard conservative republican and am cynical enough to think that the Liberals would think this way. I am afraid that Obama will think this way and this was a warning. There are many good reasons we should strike Iran, and his reelection is not one of them, but I predict it will happen.

        January 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • LOTR

      Obama will not be re-elected based on his record. He will be re-elected based on the weakness of the current Republican candidates.

      BTW, I'm not a Democrat.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • Mrwhiskerbiscuit

      Yea and if Obama loses the Republicans can finish destroying the middle class where W left off! IF YOU VOTE REPUBLICAN YOU VOTE TO DESTROY WHATS LEFT OF THE MIDDLE CLASS!! Oh and your an A-HOLE too!!!

      February 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  16. Leon

    They are testing how close they can get with bombs strapped to thier boats.

    January 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
    • Captain of the far side of the world

      I was thinking the same thing. Sink 'em!

      January 27, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
  17. Iranacockuptheirass

    lol...camel people are funny

    January 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  18. Iranacockdownmythroat

    LMAO

    January 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  19. Hahahahahahahahah

    Send some "warning shots" right into their bows. Hahahahahahahahaha.

    January 16, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • John "Aids Man" Holmes

      How 'bout I send a 'warning shot' down your sisters throat? Ahhhhhhhhh........splooorrrttttt!!!!!!!!

      January 16, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
      • Jon

        That's how you got Aids I take it. Stupid perv!

        January 16, 2012 at 11:55 am |
      • FudgePaki

        Jon. That wasn't his sister. And it wasn't her throat.

        January 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
      • RagMcmuffin

        lmao..I love your screen name so I changed mine! And I know it wasn't his sister, I think it was his dad!

        January 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
      • Seriously?

        What is wrong with you guys?

        January 27, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  20. Daveman123

    It just comes down to this. If a war was to start and thats a big IF, The US would Destory the Iran Military within months regardless of how much they talk about awesome they are. The occupation would take years thats where the real cost and manpower comes in, and like Iraq they'd end up killing themselves again after the US left

    January 16, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  21. bbale

    Let USA take other measures but not to fight Iran,coz this wont bring any good but just harm the poor people of both nations & may be dependants of those nations.
    why can USA support nations who are trying to be innovative but just condemn them coz Iran is also bring out development to this poor world but i think selfish countries always want to dominate the sector which isn't good .this retards development due lack of competition caused by nations like USA.
    just teach Iran the safety measures of how to manage the nuclear but not to condemn it coz u are also producing the harmful plant

    January 16, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply
    • anthony d.

      ARE YOU SERIOUS COZ!?!?!?!?!?!? Do u not think the U.S. and every other country hasnt tried to get IRAN to be more "transparent" in their nuclear opperations!?!?!?!?! Its called the Weapons Proliferation Act and Iran wont sign on......they're slowly becoming the new China. Get your facts straight....

      January 16, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply
  22. zippy

    i you yanks aint going to do anything, say good bye to all your boats hahahaha

    January 16, 2012 at 5:39 am | Reply
    • politcallyaggressive

      you yanks ha hey how bout you stop talking your nonsense and kiss some ass dickweed...ha moron keep to yourself and go hide in your mothers basement you little douchebag cunt ha

      January 17, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply
  23. DaveinSC

    Twice in the past week our navy has rescued Iranian sailors. A dozen or so held hostage by Somalian pirates. Really....Pirates? They can't defend themselves against pirates, yet think they'll defeat the US Navy? Please!!!! Sometimes I gotta wonder if this is blown out of proportion To keep the price of gasoline in this country volatile for the speculators. We're drowning in gasoline now, yet the price is rising on fears of iran blocking the Strait.

    January 16, 2012 at 1:05 am | Reply
    • michaelfury

      Cue Lee Greenwood.

      http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/some-stunt/

      January 16, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply
      • John "Aids Man" Holmes

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        January 16, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Richard Pearce

      I bet Dave would laugh if someone were to claim that the Iranian navy rescuing the crew of an American boat from Somali pirates was a sign that the US couldn't even handle pirates, so they would be a walkover for the Iranians.

      The attacks are happening in a vast expanse of ocean (the size of India) and nobody's trying to singlehandedly patrol all of that area, so sometimes it will be a US ship who intercepts the pirates, sometimes it will be a Canadian ship, and, yes, sometimes it will be an Iranian ship who does that intercept (though that last won't make headlines on CNN)

      January 16, 2012 at 7:58 am | Reply
    • LOTR

      Think of it this way: a lot of these fishing vessels are very rudimentary, some not even able to send a powerful enough distress signal to be picked up from too far away. More often than not, fishermen from certain oceans around the world are rescued by the pure luck of having powerful naval armies/coast guards to locate their faint SOS (this happens quite often, by the way).
      It would be akin to setting an alarm clock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and expecting someone in Northeastern Mongolia to hear it.
      Now, Iranian naval warships, on the other hand, do emit strong signals, even if unintended. That means they can be traced much easier than a poor sailor's dhow.

      February 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
  24. ryan

    And why cant these ships destroy these small boats? Are you telling me with the millions each of these ships cost there arnte any 50cal. machine guns on board because i think that would do the trick?

    January 16, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
    • ryan

      And if not how hard would it be to put them on? I bet they are right now laughing there ass's off thinking about this speed boat nonsense

      January 16, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
    • bill

      of course they could destroy these "swift" boats with ease. however, that would possibly be the start of a shooting war. the power of these ships is demonstrated more by their ability to watch these boats without firing than in destroying the boats. the only danger is iranian cruise or surface to surface missiles similar in capability to the french exocet of the balk ins war fame.

      remember iran fought iraq to an 8 year standstill with loses of over 1 million men. they would not last months against a full on attack by the us military. it would be days before their military was completely degraded. iranians are not iraqis. they are much more western in nature and much more frustrated with their government.

      January 18, 2012 at 1:21 am | Reply
  25. ryan

    I got an Idea, we use the most fuel, we feed the hunger for oil so....... open our own oil feilds then we dont need the middle east and help ourselves along the way. And for you tree huggers compromise is the name of the game if you dont like the drilling make the gov open new parks and animal refuges as a consolidation its really the only way

    January 16, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Pinky

      America doesn't use their own oil fields because they'd rather let everyone else run out first. Once they're done then they'll be the ones holding all the cards and all the middle eastern oil nations will have nothing left to drive their economies.

      Btw don't underestimate speedboats. A wargame was done by pitting heavy ships against a swarm of light attack naval craft. The light craft were eventually destroyed but not before the former lost 16 heavy ships including an aircraft carrier.

      January 16, 2012 at 3:48 am | Reply
    • bill

      you einstein. all we need to do is build the new canadian pipeline. canada has more oil in its tar sands than iran does. by the way our current largest oil supplier is canada. we also have almost unlimited amounts of natural gas, coal and if we could get off our asses nuclear power.

      don't get pissed off at the tree huggers. they drive hybrid cars and if enough of them do so then we could tell the iranians, the iraqis and the saudis to drink their bleeping oil.

      January 18, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
  26. yeaBuddy

    OK forreal you can be serious those little ass boats would do nothing to this monster. That is like saying 3 fiats was bullying a Hummer

    January 16, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • Jon

      For real.....I dont see those little boats being a problem. They may cause damage but it's like swatting at a bee hive.

      January 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply
      • Hello my name is History

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cole_bombing

        January 27, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  27. superman

    ok ok we get the point the U.S. is tough they have big bombs and stuff lots of planes and high tech electronics kk good for you it also took you how long to fight off "terrorists" in caves with pea shooters? mmhmmm Iran has and army and allies if this breaks into a war dont think america will be able to control Iran as they did Iraq or Afghanistan

    January 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
    • ryan

      Allies lol, we wouldn't send ground troops, Obama made that clear by shrinking the U.S. Army. But who cares our planes and ships will bomb them back to the stone age. Who's gonna come and save them? China? Russia? No way either of them are willing to start WWIII over Iran. They just need to get with the program and stop the nuclear BS. They cant win, don't make your people suffer economically just to show off how big their balls are.

      January 16, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  28. Jon

    Yall need to read the bible........It tells you who wins in the end and it aint Iran....Its his people and his land no matter how you wish different!

    January 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • yeaBuddy

      Preach it brotha!!

      January 16, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
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    January 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • hi there

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      January 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
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  30. Dino

    This is a delicated situation. We need to continue performing our missions agains terrorism, and again those who are against mantain a level of peace. Iran is a country who are pushing too much lately. Although we may not involve in other war just like Iraq, we may need to mantain our strength and stay stand for the impredectable. They can continue pushing but they won't prevail.

    January 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  31. Tariq

    The US Navy is built for cold war battles with communism. Iranian Navy has studied tactics, they will not fight the USA this way. Your 5th fleet will be exposed. Iran will send out 100's of attack boats with torpedos. US Navy cannot stop these small boats, Iran will sink and destroy 5th fleet.

    Americans think this will be easy war. Iran can destroy US Navy 5th fleet. Iran has 1000's of missles aimes at all US bases in the Middle East. These will be destroyed. Iranian soldiers will fight to the death to destroy any invading infidel army. US cannot do anything, US is the paper tiger.

    January 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Airman

      We'll see. If Obama loads us up with nukesm Iran will be turned into the largest glass ashtray in the world complete with smoking corpses. We'll motherfuck the shit out of this inbred sharia loving fuckload of human waste. Fuck You and all your koran reading assfucks.

      January 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
      • Bohemer

        That is of course a childish assessment of a Joe Sixpack who never ventures beyond the nearest shopping mall where he at times goes to much on freedom fries. which is about the extent of his exposure to offshore realities.

        January 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
      • Lincoln Loathed The Blacks

        Standard chickenhawk retort. People such as Airhead love to fantasize about the myth of an invincible Imperialist America – provided that someone, anyone, besides themselves, sheds their blood so that these god-and-country-bumpkins can go on cramming inordinate amounts of processed crap and corn syrup into their gaping, morbidly obese maws.

        January 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
      • Tariq

        Typical unintelligent response by American. No nuclear arms will ever be used. The USA would be an international pariah. Iran has no worry of this attack. The USA will not commit 500,000 american soldiers to attack Iran, It is probably closer to 1 million. The cities if Iran would become killing fields of dead American soldiers, The US citizen has no appetite for dead soldiers , So besides missles and bombs nothing you can do, In meantime US Navy is sunk giving Iran great victory, Saudi oil resources destroyed, again great Iran victory, American Middle East bases destroyed, again great Iran victory. USA can bluster but they have no stomach for what Iran will bring. Since WW2 USA has not won a war unless you count Grenada or Panama. America is a papertiger living on old glory. A war with Iran will cause destruction of American Empire for all time. Perhaps we force Sharia Law on America for punishment

        January 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
      • Andrew

        Tariq- your faith in Iran's military is equal to the war mongering Americans. War has no victor. I wouldn't bet on the idea that Americans wouldn't support a nuke strike. If China or Russia gets involved America would have no choice but to use the nuclear arsenal. Also I doubt China would risk its growing influence and loss of manufacturing sector to war over oil. So don't hold your breath with hope China takes a military stance towards the USA.

        January 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
    • B2D1031

      They got missiles aimed at us? We should just give Israel the go ahead so they can make Iran look like Egypt. We got satellites that can see your dimples on your face. What does Iran have? They MIGHT have a nuke, but so what? It probably wont even get off the ground. BTW, we, America just sent F-15's to Saudi Arabia AND Israel. Anyone who challenges American air superiority wont be able to challenge long. Oh yea, those little speedboats are coming LOL. We can just send 2 attack apaches to wipe the floor with any type of Iran navy. Get real, they dont even have aircraft carriers. Even if there navy tried anything, we would disrupt their communications and they would be floating ducks. The only prayer Iran has is to get China and Russia involved. BTW, china only has a DIESAL aircraft carrier, haha. Russia is the only real threat here.

      January 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
    • puddlepirate

      I can't believe the number of fucking retard wannabe " armchair warriors " on here actually advocating nuclear warfare.
      Weapons technology has advanced so far, nukes shouldn't even be part of the equation, so long as Iran hasn't achieved the bomb yet.
      We, and allies, would crush their nuts into a bloody pulp, COVENTIONALLY!

      January 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • sinbad

      I don't think the USN thinks it will be real easy, just the rednecks who have never served that hang around here.

      January 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Reply
    • ryan

      Your crazy!! Yes Iran would send all their little skiffs with suicide bombers, and yes they may cause some real damage. But lets be real that would last a day mabey two. 5th fleet isent the only defense in the region. What would you do about the air force? We wouldent need to occupy Iran Just take out the threats. And then we would just cut off all supplies in and out of the country.. then what? let your people starve? for what? To prove a point? Lets get real, give up the nukes and save your children. Btw the Saudi Air Force is no joke neither is Bahrain's and our missle dfence system would shoot all your missles aimed at us down

      January 16, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
    • Jay Crandall

      AHhahahahahahah! My goodness you are funny. Remember to keep your foil hat on to deflect the US based space lasers, okay?

      January 16, 2012 at 2:55 am | Reply
    • mark

      It's Israel that Iran needs to be afraid of. Nuclear Weapons, that they will use if Iran does to much damage to Israel.Iran will be no match for the US forces. Iran was locked in a 10year battle with Iraq. The US routed Iraq in a matter of days.
      If Iran started doing too well the US would turn up the heat very quickly. Iran would nee to deal with the Air assault which will come first which will wipe out most of Iranian forces. Remember the US has been fighting Wars since the second world war so they are well practiced at it.

      January 16, 2012 at 5:29 am | Reply
    • american power

      them small speed boats that Iran has will be nothing to get worked up over they attack just one US ship i can see the US sinking the whole Iran navy in one day right now there are 2 aircraft carriers in the gulf area and there is a 3rd on its way there i mean give me a break they are dumb but they can't be that stupid they would lose cry to whoever they want pray with the Koran in the end that's what would happen and they know it .

      January 16, 2012 at 5:58 am | Reply
    • Jeremy

      Anybody that seriously thinks that Iran can defeat the US is wearing blinders. The Iranian navy wouldn't even make it into the water without them being sunk by the USAF. Our training is better, our technology is better and our soldiers are the best trained in the world. That is a pretty tough opponent if you ask me.

      January 16, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
    • Iran em outta town

      Tariq, you are an idiot. You dont think the US navy has evolved since the cold war, you are an asss clown, you can't truly be that ignorant can you? The US Navy will be ready for whatever those little boys in a mans world throw at them. The US is well prepared for those dumb asss paddle boats of the Iranian, dare I say it "navy" LOL. You are just as ignorant as the people running that sad sack of a dessert country. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits!

      January 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Iran em outta town

      Oh, by the way before I forget. You are a GOAT HERDING CAMEL FUCKER!

      January 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
      • Iranacockdownmythroat

        LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that shit is funny

        January 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm |
  32. Zoglet

    Just a thought, but what are US Coastguards even doing in the" Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf "? LAst time I checked, the US territory and coast do not go that far. No wonder Iran are paranoid.

    January 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • Bohemer

      Protecting vital oil supplies so that American lardasses can continue driving their land leviathans, instead of using public transport or walking..

      January 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
      • Tojo

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        January 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
      • B2D1031

        Bohemer sounds French XD

        January 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
      • Joe

        You are correct. If they could get a loan for 0 down and $299 a month they would drive huge semi-trucks around just to be larger. Don't save for anything either, why save when you can live large on credit and look like a bigshot. Greed and laziness is ruining america. Too many meatheads and not enough treehuggers.

        January 16, 2012 at 8:22 am |
    • puddlepirate

      USCG has operated in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea since the beginning of Operation Desert Shield. They're more specialized at conducting boardings than typical Navy units (SpecOps xceptd), and USCG routinely trains and operates with the USN and other branches.
      My cutter did a 6-month deployment to the Red Sea with a Navy task force in 1996.

      January 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  33. Airman

    I am certain we will get our attack orders soon and none of us can wait. Weve got some bitchin payloads for these inbred motherfuckers and if China and Russia want to jump into the mix, I say bring it on! We'll fuck all of You up!!!

    January 15, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Snooki's Oozing Cooze

      More tough talk from an armchair faggot.

      January 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
      • puddlepirate

        Tough talk, maybe. But he's right, in the end Iran will be fucked six ways to Sunday.

        January 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
    • Jon

      Yes, he is right. ya'll don't have a chance. We'll swat you like a fly

      January 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  34. Blackwater Mercenary

    We need to just go in and kill em all. Nuke those motherfuckers. Killing their nuclear scientists was a good start, but the only good Iranian is a DEAD IRANIAN !!! Join NIN. ............. NUKE IRAN NOW !!!

    January 15, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
  35. Iranisfucked

    It is true Iran is stupid....and anyone who thinks they have a chance against the US Navy is just as stupid.

    January 15, 2012 at 3:59 am | Reply
    • stay stupid zionists like you stupid

      you're so stupid – heck, tiny Vietnam whoop our butts. The u.s. navy couldn't do crap. Get real joo sissy

      January 15, 2012 at 6:31 am | Reply
      • Bob

        Evidently you aren't aware the reason we "lost" Vietnam" was because the democrats refused to fund it. Just like Iraq. Talk about sissies, you can crawl back under your rock and drink more of the nobama kool aid.

        January 15, 2012 at 8:26 am |
      • sinbad

        Obviously you weren't there Bob.

        January 15, 2012 at 8:57 am |
      • Fire Controlman Second Class

        Look up Operation Praying Mantis, the US Navy sent Iran running when the Samuel B Roberts got hit by a mine in 1988. The anti surface capability of our navy has improved since, and current training uses that conflict as a template. I have reacted to a simulated Iranian attack hundreds of times, and i can tell you it wont be as one sided as Iraq, but we will not hive much trouble.

        January 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
      • Snooki's Oozing Cooze

        A tiny country of 5'-0" farmers kicked our ass, even though we dropped more bombs on them than we did on Germany and Japan (atomic, excluded) combined.

        January 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • B2D1031

        You guys arent given the conflict with China during that time ANY credit at all. There were a lot of chinese regulars fighting American forces in Vietnam. Plus politicians didnt let our Air Force do their "thing." I mean, cmon really, its not like Americans kill civilians or even make the enemies human slaves like the japanese did.

        January 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
      • sinbad

        B2D1031 The US airforce did its thing alright they killed 200 – 300 US soldiers and marines every month. They were more of a threat than the NVA. I notice they still seem to be keeping up their wonderful record in Iraq and Afghanistan.

        January 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
    • Hyperpoweradvocate

      No reasonable person in Iran wants trouble with us. Their generals like being generals, and saw the iraq generals go fom being generals to being turned into playing cards, and either stripped of power, killed or hung by their own people.
      We always have secret weapons, and haven't had to use them in a decade. Watch, don't be surprised if a metior or asteroid just the right size falls on Iran or even China, who would be blamed, GOD? Certainly not us.

      We have been working on star wars like projects for 30 years, any enemy at least knows we have nuclear weapons, and reserve the right to use them, and certainy would if ever put in a tight place by anyone

      January 15, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply
      • Bruce Rubin

        An Iran with the ability to deliver even the most basic atomic weapon is a a game changer. Islamic Terrorists have had zero problem committing suicide and blowing themselves up. Iran's Religious leadership has stated they are willing to Martyr the entire population of Iran in a National suicide attack against the USA and/or Israel in the name of Allah. They also stated they expected a nuclear return attack on Iran and the consequences would be worth it.

        January 15, 2012 at 10:49 am |
      • B2D1031

        We should chemically steralize Iran to curb their suicide attacks. ^^

        January 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
  36. sinbad

    War is like Russian roulette the more often you pull the trigger the more likely you are to die.

    The US military is an overwhelming force designed to beat all other nations combined. However eventually the US will make a mistake and some little tin pot country will be the David that brings Goliath down.

    When that does happen the many many countries that have been on the receiving end of US aggression will attack like a pack of rabid dogs and most of the world will secretly smile.
    It is sad that a nation that was once respected throughout the world is now so widely despised.

    January 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply
    • Karmiel

      Have your little dreams. But what will happen is that Iran will go to far and the us will bitch slap her back into her place just like all of these third world countries which can not seem to behave themselves.

      Simulations say within 40 minutes Iran would come to a stand still while Americans sit back and watch it on CNN.

      So you should ask yourself this something worth doing?

      January 15, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply
      • sinbad

        How about someone fires first, it doesn't matter who but once the shooting starts some or all US warships in the area are sunk. (This is possible, the US fleet didn't run for no reason.) The US responds with nuclear weapons and kills 10 million Iranians then Iran responds with biological weapons. 200 to 300 million die over 3 months in north America. US fires more nukes on Iran destroying the country. Most of the middle east and Asia suffer huge losses from radiation. What will China India and Russia do?

        Be honest the only simulation you have ever seen was on a $50 kids game.

        January 15, 2012 at 12:59 am |
      • B2D1031

        Sinbad i want to know HOW they are gonna be able to sink US navy ships. Do you think they have tomahawk missiles or something? Do you actually think there is gonna be a repeat of the USS Cole? You make me laugh. Some of our Aircraft carriers can control an area the size of California. Once someone shoots, Iranians wont even know where our navy is much less get within "throwing a rock" distance. By "throwing a rock" distance i mean the scale of their puny land based power. I mean c'mon Iraq crushed Iran for us already once, and we shut down Iraq how fast? Iran can't fight if they cant communicate.

        January 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  37. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

    January 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • Karmiel

      Racist much? Can not take the blame? Most Muslims love spewing this propaganda.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijackers_in_the_September_11_attacks

      January 15, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
      • michaelfury

        No racism required. Simply explain why Mossad was caught with a truckload of explosives on the GWB on 9/11 and why the incident was covered up, if you can.

        http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/movers-and-shakers/

        January 15, 2012 at 7:33 am |
  38. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/some-stunt/

    January 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  39. Daniel

    Can you imagine Iran with nuclear weapons? AS they bombed the Jewish community center in Argentina killing hundreds, using proxy terrorists, they would now blow even larger targets of people they do not like... From jews and otherInfidels, to the people who dared to offend them like Salman Rishtie... what a world that would be!

    January 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
    • stay stupid zionists like you stupid

      I hope they bomb ALL zionist communities – in fact, i hope the zionists start WW3 because in the end there will be no more isreal – they will get nuked off the planet and the world will be a much better place.

      yippppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      January 15, 2012 at 6:33 am | Reply
  40. Peter Roach

    What is so unusual about this ? The navy deals with this all the time with Russia, China, etc – big deal.

    January 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  41. Roy

    Iran is a small country but if you let this guys produce nuclear, other countries and terrorist groups will buy from them and use it against the U.S and its allies. Think about it people. Don't post retarded opinions in here.

    January 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  42. Bruce Rubin

    A nuclear weapon is a game changer.

    January 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
  43. bribarian

    zionist propaganda continues

    January 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • Bruce Rubin

      Please explain

      January 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
      • sinbad

        Well Bruce most of the world knows that things are pretty tense between the US and Iran at the moment. So Israel decides this is a perfect time to assassinate an Iranian scientist. With friends like Israel who needs enemies.

        January 15, 2012 at 1:58 am |
    • mevsyou

      and your name says it all so you are just to easy to insult

      January 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  44. desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

    I wouldn't allow Iran any closer than the range of their missiles. Who is to say if they have no t gotten come nuclear warheads from rouge nations like North Korea or China? Iran,during these tension times, better stay out from the U.S. coast!

    January 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Jeremy

      Are you seriously this naive and ignorant? Are you forgetting who occupies the western edge of the strait of Hormus? Maybe since our government realizes how ignorant and lazy Americans are when it comes to JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, they know people like you will agree with the decision to start another war. Americans are the ones provocting the Iranians, not the other way around. Don't forget the act of terrorism we just commited on a few of their nuclear scientist.

      January 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
      • Kevin

        Jeremy, as there is no proof the US had anything to do with the assasination of the Iranian scientist, you would be better off not to assume. And so we are clear, it was the socialist president's comments about Americans and their work ethic, not the US government. As far as ignorance, I'm wondering where most of the world's inventions came from; according to you, the "ignorant Americans"??? Really? Only a fool would say that we started any of these wars. Reality check: Iraq invaded Kuwait and started the Gulf War. Hussein ran his mouth threating everyone with Anthrax and other weapons of mass destruction (that he actually didn't have) and got neutralized for it. Al Queda supported by the Taliban attacked and murdered 3000 people in NY, Washington DC, and Pennslyvania and started the war in Afghanistan. Quit trying to rewrite history! Iran is provoking US ships in Internationally recognized neutral waters. So far we haven't had to respond, but why would we allow another incident like the USS Cole? Talk about restraint, we should have gone to war with Yemen for that, BUT WE DIDN'T. How exactly are we provoking Iran? You have no proof in your ignorant statements. If the truth were known, Israel probably commited the act against the scientists, but again, before accusing, find the proof.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
    • concerned American

      Hey Homey, what U.S. coast are you talking about?

      Are you of the belief that Iran is floating around near Miami Beach??? FYI, the US has no business in the Strait; it is a foreign power and in a foreign place far, far from home. I'd feel better protected if the NAVY was floating around on our actual shores, than playing sitting ducks where they do not belong...

      January 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
      • Kevin

        Hey concerned American, the Iranian Navy has two vessels in the Gulf of Mexico right now exercising their maritime right to float there. If you don't think they are a threat, might want to read up on the news. And, so you know, the US Navy projects power to enforce internationally recognized waterways against illegal closure (Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz) and against piracy (Somali piracy) not to mention the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal. These waterways have been recognized as free seas and we, among others, ensure that it stays that way. We also maintain patrols around the coast of the US, but the majority of that duty falls under the duty of the Coast Guard. Go to the coast, spend 3-4 hours there on the beach and you will see helicopters, ships, and jets patroling America's coastlines. Iran is a signatory to the Admiralty Laws, so they have no business threatening to close the Straight of Hormuz to international traffic, anymore than we have the right to close off the Gulf of Mexico to everyone but US and Mexican ships. These "Laws of the Seas" are enforced by many nations, but as we are the power of the seas, we have a responsibility to ensure safety for all, even the Iranians.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm |
      • sinbad

        Kevin Whilst you are right that Iran's threat to close the strait is illegal they were responding to a virtual blockade by the US which is also illegal.

        As for the other waterways you mentioned, the Suez canal was claimed by Britain and was not considered to be international waters. The US has always claimed the Panama canal and even though it sold it to Panama the US still retains the right to refuse passage.

        The US has a long history of Naval blockades and sanctions which as I am sure you know are illegal. So pointing the finger at other nations who are only following the US example is a bit hypocritical.

        January 15, 2012 at 2:16 am |
      • sinbad

        Where did you get this BS that Iran has ships in the Gulf of Mexico. Fux has a story that Iran plans to send ships to the Gulf of Mexico, but Fux isn't much of a source. You know as well as I do the US would not allow Iranian ships that close to the US. If they were going to attack it would be with submarines.

        January 15, 2012 at 3:04 am |
      • big timer

        the strait isnt owned by a foreign power. get your facts together, it is international waters used to ship millions of barrels of oil a day from multiple countries in the middle east including iraq, saudi arabia, kuwait, iran and so forth therefore it isnt controlled by any nation. we sail our ships through that strait because we are asked to for security over the oil those nations send out and also to protect our own oil imports. also by doing so we keep the price of oil down because investers and traders arnt worried about the oil supply being disrupted so enless you want to pay $ 300 a barrel for oil or even worse have 50 % of our oil imports completely cut off due to hostile nations threatening the oil supply of the world i would be gratefull our navy does operate in those waters

        January 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
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    January 14, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer

      Shame on you and anyone who buys into this deception. Just because someone knows how to type, doesn't make the words true. Spread love not fear.

      "Those who wish to live the fullness of life must accumulate good deeds, be kind to others, practice charity and have compassion even for the creatures that crawl. They must help the poor, harm no living thing, rejoice in the good fortune of others and share in the suffering of others. They must utter no curses, look on the failure and success of others as their own, harbor no jealousy of their betters and conceal no unethical intentions behind good speech. In this way, they embody virtue and receive rewards from the deities."

      January 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Reply
      • CaptainSlappaHo

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        February 3, 2012 at 12:28 am |
    • Karmiel

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      January 15, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
    • Nisroc

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      I sure as heck am not gonna watch 30 mins of mindless political/religious propaganda babble regardless of it change my point of view. I would rather respond to this mindless post despite the fact i have no idea who is posting it or why.

      The Point, "Make it Brief!"

      January 15, 2012 at 3:18 am | Reply
  46. The nighmare

    Sometimes i burst into laughter of CNN's titles. "US harrased by Iranian boats". It's like to say Chuck Norris harrased by Justin Bieber. Why are we trying to make such a big threat out of Iran. These are very normal happenings that takes place in Persian Gulf everyday. I remember last time one of the Iranian battle ships requested identity from a US aircraft carrier the day after CNN came up with a similar title.

    January 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer

      Thank you for those refreshing words. I'm from Canada and I almost burst a gut laughing when I heard our Prime Minister say that "Iran is the single largest threat to world peace." It's like "Run for your lives!! A mosquito's about to bite!" Common now... I don't care if they do or don't have a nuclear bomb. How else is a little tiny country supposed to defend themselves against an unlawful attack by nuclear warfare experts? I guess only the wise remember all those innocent Iraqi people who died because of the lies of weapons of mass destruction.

      January 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Reply
      • Kevin

        Are you suggesting that you think the US would attack a country with nuclear weapons? Where is the precedent for that? I think if that were going to happen we would have done it already. Truth is, we have been preventing nuclear war for decades with little help from anyone, including Canada. The real problem is that Iran is trying to gain a nuclear arsenal and has spent time in every speech telling the world that Israel will be "wiped off the map". When they get their bomb, we know exactly where they will use it. Being so close to the US, I would have thought you would have had a better education, but the left lean is pretty strong up north, so I guess I can't fault you too much, but history is a matter of facts, and tomorrow's history will not support your suggestions.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
  47. Propaganda

    i don't understand. Iran is defending itself from the Great Satan and THEY are the harassing aggressors ? The same propoganda/sanctions were used against Iraq. Doesn't bode well for Ahmadinejad.

    January 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Love Child

      Doesn't bode well for the future cannon fodder of America, either.

      January 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
    • blb

      Iran is harrasin???? if Iranian warship comes near US soil, the will bomb it...

      January 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  48. Game256

    * from a cannon

    January 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  49. Game256

    Slavadil,
    Iran has many, many small speedboats, against which the massive warship has no chance. It's like shooting a cannon at sparrows

    Iran all these years formed his fleet, taking into account the effective confrontation in the Persian Gulf. That is why they are able to effectively defend themselves in their own home

    January 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
    • desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

      That is what I have been saying all along. These boats can be compared to "davids" against "goliats." And think, if David did itwith a sling, why couldn't the Iranians with hundreds of "davids" armed with modern torpedos? I think that the U.S. "goliats" should not underestimate the "davids"!

      January 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer

      Just leave David alone and they won't be any need for any of this.

      January 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Reply
      • sinbad

        Actually David(Iran) is one of only 2 countries in the Gulf region that allows women to vote. Most of the so called allies of the US oppress their women terribly.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
    • B2D1031

      helicopter vs speedboat = helicopter wins!!!

      January 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
      • ryan

        exactly I would rather be in one of our Apache's over one of their speed boats any day, and i bet we have more helicopters in the region then they do speed boats. lol

        January 16, 2012 at 12:30 am |
    • Jay Crandall

      Sorry game 256, but if you had ever seen what a .50 caliber does to a small boat you would not say such silly things. And if the vessel is going to haul modern torpedoes, it will have to be bigger than the WW2 torpedo boats just to hold the launchers on the ship. The speedboats the Revolutionary Guards are using aren't big enough to carry a modern torpedo and launcher combination (they depend on speed as a defense) The problem with these small boats is they can't take a hit- They are too fragile to present a real threat to a frigate or destroyer, much less a larger vessel.

      January 16, 2012 at 3:19 am | Reply
  50. jon

    Iran is a complete joke

    January 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer

      Wouldn't you try to defend your people against aggressive, provoking nations coming near your territory?

      January 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  51. Edward Boothe

    Obama’s Osawatomie Kansas Speech on December 7, 2011 primarily advocated the redistribution of wealth. Redistribution of wealth is the basis of Communism and Socialism.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/us/politics/text-obamas-speech...

    Charles Krauthammer, MD is an American Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated political commentator, and physician. His weekly column appears in The Washington Post and is syndicated to more than 275 newspapers and media outlets. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New Republic. He is also a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington and a nightly panelist on Fox News.

    Dr. Krauthammer is probably the most respected and intelligent of all the political pundits on television. He said this article was an insult to Teddy Roosevelt, and it would be more appropriate to compare Obama to Hugo Chavez.

    Do you remember when Obama said he wanted a “national security force”? Not the national guard, but a civilian one that has not sworn to uphold the Constitution? On July 2, 2008 in a speech in Colorado Springs, Barrack Obama called for a police state.
    Here it is in his own words:

    http://www.infowars.com/obama-just-got-his-private-army/

    Why would he need his own private army? If he gets a second term, will he have his own army.. Why do they feel that they need to monitor our posts on this website? When will they knock on our door?

    Have you ever seen the video of the officers of the Third Reich swearing allegiance to Adolph Hitler in 1934.. The oath pledged personal loyalty to the person of Adolf Hitler in place of loyalty to the constitution. Sound familiar?

    We are on the verge of losing the greatest Democracy in the history of the world. This election is going to be a choice between Communism and Freedom. PLEASE get out and vote regardless of who the GOP nominee is. Turnout is the only thing that is going to prevent this from becoming bankrupt Communist State within the next five years, As Ann Coulter said, Jeffery Dahmer would be better than what we have. This is going to be the most important election in the history of this United States, and it is going to be so close, that turnout will determine if we remain a democracy, or become a Communist state.

    "Communism is a philosophy of failure,
    The creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy
    Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
    Winston Churchill

    January 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Iron Felix

      The great V.I. Lenin coined the definitive phrase for puppets such as yourself; "useful idiots". You keep kissing corporate ass while they send our jobs overseas to India and China.

      January 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
      • ricardo maxwell

        How ironic that an anti-American leftist such as you attempts to label an American patriot and defender of our Constitution a useful idiot. Look in the mirror payaso!

        January 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • Phone Boothe

      Edwin, you are so full of shit. I'm surprised that you don't lift up and float away.

      January 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • War Criminal General Sherman

      WAPO – the mouthpiece for chickenhawks and lunatics. That said, I will grant you this; we are rapidly devolving into a police state.

      January 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • ted Ricks

      Mr. Boothe,

      1. Mr. Krauthammer is a main line neo-conservative which means that he is pro-military action regardless of consequent, e.g. Iraq, and willing to sacriface Constituional rights of citizens aka Patriot Act I and II, out of fear. Now, read his opinions with that in mind and see if you don't find a consistent thread of ideology in his "opinions".

      2. Now, check out the Obama statements that have been taken out of context. He has not plans for a private army. That is just another fear tactic from the neo-conservatives intent on spreading lies to push their ideology. Read Clarke and Halper's (two Reagan conservatives), "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order".

      3. The world is full of dictators...many of whom we have supported over the years, e.g. Saddem Hussein, when it sutied our interests (fighting Iran 1980-1988 in Saddem's case). It is in our interest to keep them in check, not change their regimes. Our policy to date in regards to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Iran is the correct one: We will never be able to make these countries into democracies as our failed attempt at that in Iraq has painfully shown (the only winner from that war has been the contractors, e.g. Halliburton, the arms industry, medaled generals, and Israel). But, we can keep an open dialogue with them, contain them with sanctions e.g. Syria, Iran, and North Korea, and if needed, invade them should our security actually be threatened (not the case in Iraq).

      4. Wake up America...it is NOT that the muslim world hates us, but what we DO. We have disrupted/maimed/killed legitimate 16 democracies (8 assinsinations) beginning with our 1953 regime change of Mohammed Mossadecq in Iran; we have recklessly and blindly supported the Zionist political machine in Israel threatening our security, e.g. 9/11; based troops in sacred lands of Islam in violation of their culture/values; and, occupied Muslim lands in Iraq. We do not have to do these things to be safe just as we have learned that non-military counterterrorist strategies work where we are feared and loathed. Lacking historical and local intelligence, we, as a nation, have just gone nuts in our military aggression and are now as dangerous to the world as a two-year old with a RPG on the loose.

      January 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
      • Love Child

        What can you expect from a guy who quotes Ann Coulter.

        January 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  52. Edward Boothe

    This is what happens when a country becomes a paper tiger because they have a president more interested in going on vacation and playing golf than doing his job. Our enemies do not fear us, and we have no allies..

    How about that one Big Sis

    January 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • Iron Felix

      Oh, that's right – Idiot Jr. never took a holiday, right? You are truly a moron's moron.

      January 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer

      Wow.... what a poor example of a civilized Amercian. :(

      January 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
      • Jennifer

        *American*

        January 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  53. Slavadil

    How can you let a small speedboat harass a massive warship?

    January 14, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • Edward Boothe

      By having a president who will not let you engage them.

      January 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
      • Marcellus Wallace

        I'd like to 'engage' you with a pair of pliers and a blow-torch.

        January 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
      • Tim

        Why do we need to engage them? We are occupying their waters with our warships and they have shown no aggression to us. The boats drove by with no incident. You want to kill these people for that?
        I think you show an unfortunate trend in america today.
        Iran has not initiated conflict in over 200 years.
        How is it our problem? Some may say that Israel is our ally and we need to protect their interests.
        To that i would ask why is Israel sending assassins to Iran? is that not a blatant act of war by Israel?
        http://www.google.com/search?q=israel+send+assasins+to+iran+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=43S&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=X&ei=8bkRT9q-EKX-sQLV1ICLBA&ved=0CBsQvwUoAQ&q=israel+send+assassins+to+iran&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=d7862535c1b26c2d&biw=1280&bih=821
        Now who sons and daughters will you happily send to be killed for something that does not and will not effect your life either way.

        January 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
      • arbie

        how can you engage the only country in ME with Nukes? are you that stupid? Iran is taunting U.S , you are lucky your president is not as war freak as you are.

        January 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
    • Game256

      Slavadil, Iran has many, many small speedboats, against which the massive warship has no chance. It's like shooting a cannon at sparrows

      Iran all these years formed his fleet, taking into account the effective confrontation in the Persian Gulf. That is why they are able to effectively defend themselves in their own home

      January 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      No. 1, the Adak is a 110' cuter, not massive by any means.
      No. 2, they have to wait until shots are fired at them before they engage
      No. 3, the 110' class cutters in the gulf have their best weapons on their stern, meaning the angle the speed boats were at is the best tactical location.

      January 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  54. billcrawford

    "On the same day, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Adak was also harassed by high-speed Iranian Navy boats while operating 75 miles east of Kuwait City."

    Please explain to me just what in the hell the US Coast Guard (Homeland Security) is doing 75 miles east of Kuwait City? and no there is no logical explanation just more government crap! With all the drug problems we have here we send the Coast Guard to the middle east and for what!

    January 14, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • SCB

      "...With all the drug problems we have here..."

      Who do you think creates the "drug problem" that we have in the US? You need to wake up already. How many billions have the US banks laundered? How many CIA agents run the trafficking? The DOJ/ATF ships the rival cartels weapons? Please already, it's a $500billion dollar biz that is run out of DC, let's wake up already...

      January 14, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
    • arbie

      just in case you don't know – US have military base in KUWAIT .. so before asking questions, try reading some history books so you'll know that US Forces stayed here since the day saddam hussein conquer kuwait. you feel me nigga?

      January 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  55. DEEJ

    Still trying to figure out why the US Coast Guard is anywhere other than off the US coast.

    January 14, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  56. Jim in Houston

    I saw the video of these boats and they reminded me of an ant crawling up an elephant's leg with rape on it's mind. They are lucky they weren't blown out of the water and sent to meet their 72 virgins.

    January 14, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • SCB

      Type in:

      "EXCLUSIVE: To Provoke War, Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians And Shoot At Them"

      What do you think this is? Oh, that's right, Obama is for Peace... HA. Ha, ha... You two party folks crack me up...

      January 14, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Love Child

      At least their culture has virgins – ours are all pregnant at sixteen. Just like the tv show.

      January 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
      • B2D1031

        yea their virgins get forced married at age 14. Pick your poison.

        January 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
      • ryan

        Our daughters also can become doctors, politicians and even as crazy as it may seem have a respected opinion! In America if you sell your daughter you get life in prison, In iran you get a goat and a cassio watch.

        January 16, 2012 at 12:37 am |
  57. ssquared

    Anmadinejad and the Mullahs have to keep the Iranian people distracted with Isreal so no one notices what lousy job they are doing running Iran.
    It is the same story with every middle eastern country.
    "Never mind that I'm pilfering the treasury and operating the country like a kleptocracy, look at Isreal 'cause they stole our lands". Frickin loser ARAB kings and Presidents!

    January 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • Bob

      The iranian people know that their own government is full of crap and corrupt. Remember the revolution in 2008? They just can't do anything or have much freedom to express their opinions. Also, when other countries like the US throw sanctions on them and threats, they only become further united with the government because iranian people love their country.

      January 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  58. john kountouris

    Well, gee. can we blame Iran for its stance right now??? The US, controlled from within by the most VILEST scum on Earth (who are Zionist JEWS) along with Britain, has been trying to control Iran for yrs.-due to their vast petriol wealth- on behalf of the big multinational oil companies that are controlled by the most powerful ppl in the world (most of whom are JEWS).

    The US has been manipulated, controlled and EXTORTED by the Rothschild family and all their banking and business cohorts for yrs. That is why we go and invade ILLEGALLY and UNJUSTLY other nations for their wealth.

    That scientist was assassinated valiantly because he SPOKE and COOPERATED with the IAEA. Israel DOES NOT SPEAK to the IAEA, NEVER has and NEVER WILL. NOW WHO IS THE REAL THREAT TO WORLF PEACE AND SAFETY?!?!

    Modern "Israel": the BIGGEST lie perpetrated on humanity in our day and age. Get JEW WORLD ORDER (Kindle, Pubit, Lulu) and help expose the REAL culprits behind ethnic and political uprisings the past 500 yrs., the Illuminati, world banking/fiancial takeovers, terrorism, Communism, Socialism, Talmudism, ZIONISM, etc., ETC. and the NEW WORLD ORDER ITSELF!

    WAKE UP WORLD!! WAKE UP AMERICA AND EXPOSE YOUR EVIL GOVERNMENT, THE JEWS THAT CONTROL IT AND TAKE YOUR COUNTRY BACK AND BECOME A FORCE FOR PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IN THE WORLD!!!

    -300Sploggers.com

    January 14, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • Sean Pitt

      Let me guess. You wear a White Sheet to your cross burnings when your not practicing your goose stepping while wearing a funny little mustache? In a sane world, people like you would would have switched places with the "dirty Jews" in the ovens.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
    • Slavadil

      When was the last time you left your cave?

      January 14, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • fred

      this comment says it all. the civilized world can see what kind of moron the arab/palestinian mantra produces after several generations of singing it: "woe is me, woe is me, israel [or fill in blank with "the west", The US, The UK, the zionists, the EU, etc.] is responsible for my misery. woe is me, woe is me, everyone but us is responsible for our misery".

      January 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
    • fred

      tx for the info. i know just where to file it.

      January 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  59. Lord Anson

    I have to question the effectiveness of the U.S. Navy. They seem to have their hands quite full at present with teenaged Somali pirates just over the horizon from the Straits of Hormuz in the Indian Ocean. Despite all of the Navy's sophisticated gadgetry, the African teenagers seem to be a great riddle for the brass to solve. Are our naval vessels little better than floating whorehouses in a potential war theatre? Not very politically correct to observe, I know. Perhaps all will be well, however, under the direction of the Grand Admiral Obama of the High Seas Fleet.

    January 14, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
    • Ron Watson

      It is not the Navy that has a difficult time with the pirates it is the executive branch of the US Government which is reticent to destroy them for fear of the diplomatic problems it would present. As usual our military does not fail but our political leadership is inept.

      January 14, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
      • Lord Anson

        I agree with the overall thrust of your comment. All of the armed services have to bow to the wishes of the civilian leadership. I am, however, afraid that reticence not only permeates the civilians of the executive branch of this government. It has seeped heavily into the corridors of the Pentagon as well. General MacArthur was absolutely correct. There is no substitute for victory. Victory solves many diplomatic problems. Yet, America has soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have been deemed acceptable for bloody sacrifice to preserve stalemate by elitists who would not dare send their children into battle. America has not won a war in almost 67 years in large measure because of the corrosive effect of political and cultural elitists.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  60. mipolitic

    a smash course in bailing and swimming for these ak 47 guys coming soon.

    January 14, 2012 at 9:15 am | Reply
  61. Ben

    I'm a bit dim, so let me get the basics straight here.

    We are the ones with war ships at their coast, and we are the ones who kill their scientists...but THEY are the harassers? A bit biased perhaps.

    January 14, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
    • mevsyou

      and where does it say we killed there scientist and we have had ships there before iran in its current sate has been there

      January 14, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
    • Dan Jones

      You are right about being a bit dim. The occasion of our ships being there is that Iran threatened to close an International Shipping Lane and pirates who keep boarding ships in the region. So we have every right to be there and are no there alone but are only part of an international contingent. As for the scientists who keep getting targeted, there is no proof that we have had anything to do with that and even Iran has admitted that there are at least six different suspect groups / countries and then of course there is the possibility that they are being killed by Iran itself.

      January 14, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
      • SCB

        Why do you think America instituted this Iranian government? To reduce oil prices? Ha... The globalist bankers WANT HIGH OIL PRICES. They want to destroy America and so far Bush and Obama are following all of their orders to a T.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • Andy

      Not sure there is any electricity there Ben. We are in international waters, protecting our interests for shipping and international trade. Yes, for oil. But I'm sure you don't drive, live in a house served by electricity or buy anything that might be built with energy generated from oil. Maybe you were in the recent GEICO commercials.

      January 14, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
      • Joe

        Hold on there, nobody is suggesting that the usa goes back to living like the amish, but america does need to reduce it's energy use and stop bullying the world to take the oil. The word "Less" is not in americans vocabulary. Many other countries pay at least double what americans pay at the pump and drive sensible vehicles as a result. It's time for a gradual change, remember we all live on this planet and would like to keep it livable for future generations.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:10 am |
      • Scott H

        This is in reply to Joe. Joe the reason other countries can charge soo much for gas is due to the time they became industrialized. Most other countries have a viable public transportation system to get anywhere. I live in Michigan and you don't work if you live outside of a city if you do not have a car. Public transportation is not even an option. Dores this clarify the situation for you? Not to mention much of the tensions for foreign oil would be relieved if Obummer would stop blocking the production of oil here at home. You may want to consider doing some research before you open your pie hole.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • Phil Bloughman

      Yes Ben you do have chit for brains

      January 14, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
    • Joe

      Yes, Like 0bama, you are a dimwit

      January 14, 2012 at 10:02 am | Reply
    • fred

      actually, you are underestimating your dimness. you are a lot dim. people who add apples and oranges and lie to themselves, for whatever reason, are a whole lot of dim

      January 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  62. I hate israel and zionists

    Let's bomb israel – eliminate the problem and the world will have peace

    israel is the problem – israel is behind 9-11

    israel is a state of mind – it does not exist – zionists are murderers – thieves – fuc k their fake arse fiat money.

    We don't want it and we don't need it

    f uck thier Fed. reserve con job

    f uck all the zonists in America with dual israli and u.s. citizenships – they are all traitors and should be shot!

    January 14, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • Ishitz Midroors

      What a Loon !

      How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia (Rabies) in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

      January 14, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
    • I love the Jews

      Who said the jews are the problem????? or maybe it could be the crazy people running Iran

      January 14, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
      • stay stupid zionists like you stupid

        no has mentioned Jews – the writer only names zionists – you don't have to be a Jew to be a zionist.

        Real Jews are against zionism.

        January 15, 2012 at 6:39 am |
    • mevsyou

      so basically you are like Hitler in saying the jews are all evil? And where do you get your intel? just asking because it seams a lil off

      January 14, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
    • Dan Jones

      You are a moron who hasn't the foggiest idea of the truth that lies beyond the perverted perspective of his racism. I pity you.

      January 14, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • imj

      May the Lord bless you and drive out the demons that indwell in you.

      January 14, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply
    • Phil Bloughman

      Darn shame you mom did not abort your sorry azz!!

      January 14, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • Sean Pitt

      Please tell me that you have been sterilized?? People like you don't need to be muddying up the gene pool.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • fred

      you, unfortunately appear to be a recent graduate of the Palestinian public school system that teaches its children to hate, and that to kill by suicide/homicide bombings is good and rewarded with paradise and the title martyr instead of Murderer. its either that or you are just completely nuts. hard to tell . do you sing the Palestinian Mantra before going to bed every night: "Woe is me, woe is me, everyone but us is responsible for our misery"

      January 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Reply
      • stay stupid zionists like you stupid

        zionist are a dirty people they don't use soap
        Seriously, they stink because they don't bath.

        dirty dirty dirty

        January 15, 2012 at 6:41 am |
  63. ricardo maxwell

    THis is all happening because of the anti-American Muslim sympathizer in the White House.

    January 14, 2012 at 7:55 am | Reply
    • Mark Matis

      Well said.

      January 14, 2012 at 8:19 am | Reply
    • CyrusIII

      Really?

      January 14, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
      • Phil Bloughman

        Yes really

        January 14, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Joe

      Well, maybe not all, but certainly most of it.

      January 14, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Snooki's Oozing Cooze

      That's right, keep on sucking evangelical cock, Zionist tool.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
  64. Noble

    WHY DIDN'T US MARINES SINK THOSE IRANIAN PROVOCATIVE BOATS. WE NEED ACTIONS, NOT WORD. FOR THAT I LOVE ISRAEL

    January 14, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply
    • Pat

      F Israel, they can burn in hell

      January 14, 2012 at 8:05 am | Reply
      • Honest John

        What is wrong. Peace is the only way. As god says, love one another. Muslims really want to be our friends. we must talk and get along.

        January 14, 2012 at 8:21 am |
      • samg

        It is you who will burn in hell.

        January 14, 2012 at 8:49 am |
      • imj

        You are already in hell. Cease to do evil and learn to do good before death makes your hell permanent.

        January 14, 2012 at 9:33 am |
      • Scott H

        Pat we know you will burn in hell. History has taught us that all who try to destroy the Jews will be destroyed themselves.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:42 am |
      • Sean Pitt

        Yet another anti-Semite who is incapable of learning from history. Or worse, willing to repeat it.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • I hate israel and zionists

      You and isralies are the evil in the world. Come on WW3 Baby! In the end there will be no more nasty evil isralies and no more zioinsts. Yippppeeeeee! Israellies will get nuked! and all the surviving evil zionists will be hunted down and given what they deserve.

      It will be a better world!!!

      January 14, 2012 at 8:24 am | Reply
      • Ishitz Midroors

        The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

        January 14, 2012 at 8:30 am |
      • Rick VA

        Really? I don't want to rain on you but you had better read your Bible. The muslems will be the ones wiped from the face of the earth. As Christians we had better love Isreal and her people. When Isreal signs the UN forced treaty, the 7 year tribulation period begins. Then you will see a gradual worsening in the world, then WWIII, followed by the Anti-Christ. Seven years from the date of the signing, if you are still around you will see the end of times. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess. That includes YOU

        January 14, 2012 at 8:37 am |
      • I love the Jews

        are you stupid??? who has all the fire power in the M.E. surely not Iran or the rest of the mooslim countries in the area.
        you dumb asses keep trowing rocks at the usa and the jews and see what will come your way.

        January 14, 2012 at 9:03 am |
      • Pat

        Dream on Dirt Bag! The US could take you Dirt Bags out in a day. Bring it on and we will do to you what we did to Saddam Hussein. You will be hiding in a hole somewhere and we will find you, dig you out and kill you...

        January 14, 2012 at 9:12 am |
      • Glen

        bacon dipped bullets for the Iranians...all of them.

        January 14, 2012 at 9:28 am |
      • Joe

        Go put a bedshhet over you sister, and dont forget to cut two holes in it so she can see where she is going.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • Snooki's Oozing Cooze

      Israel will glow in the dark as brightly as Iran. War loving faggots such as yourself should be made to clear mine fields with your feet.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • stay stupid zionists like you stupid

      you should since you live in tel-aviv – suck crap! you're not even an america. stay the f uck of these boards.

      go write crap on a zionist board . . .opps, i forgot cnn is a zionist mouth organ and this is a zionist board

      January 15, 2012 at 6:43 am | Reply
  65. Bob Forsberg

    If Iranians don't clean their own house, it will be done for them with unwelcome "occupiers" over the next 10 years.

    January 14, 2012 at 7:26 am | Reply
  66. bypass

    Build pipelines to Arabian see away from the straits and Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden, directly to the Arabian see
    and let the Iranian alone in their provincial waters.

    January 14, 2012 at 7:03 am | Reply
  67. the rock

    what stupid comments you make mamoud. Shut the fuck up.

    January 14, 2012 at 6:43 am | Reply
  68. mamoud

    I would hope that all yop dumb and stoopid amerikans would run away and hide becasue when I get mad we alll lose because we the strong and incredible nartion of iran have bombs tghat will kill you all!!! so Grizzlybear and putabit, hide your wives or your fagsm,cuz I'm coomin!!!!!

    January 14, 2012 at 6:42 am | Reply
    • Testicus

      seriously? where did you learn to type? obviously your use of the English Language isn't very scary at all...

      January 14, 2012 at 6:57 am | Reply
      • Cathy

        Actually his use of the English language is enough to scare anyone. It seems he is not educated very highly.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • Joe

      Hey mamoud, are you mad? It sounds like your mad. Not that I care but I wouldn't want to see an Iranian brother upset. I say save it for when the marines come through and kick down your door for being a terrorist sympathizer. I say save it for when you got SEALS taking out your terrorist "president". Tell that fool to cool his jets, because you all know what happens when we get angry and I have a feeling that this time around, we won't fix what we break.

      January 14, 2012 at 8:08 am | Reply
    • Boottothehead

      "cuz I'm coomin!!!!!" Awww...he's shooting blanks again.....

      Grow a pair before you make comments like that!

      January 14, 2012 at 8:52 am | Reply
    • mevsyou

      Dude seriously learn to spell!!!! You just look like a dumb ASSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And as for you getting mad well they have meds for that so go bang on the window of your lil room that your in and ask for yours

      January 14, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • Desert Fox

      You are the prime example of an ignorant, uneducated, middle east idiot. Who worships a politican false prophet. All religions are basically just a different form of politics with the old goals of power and control. Mohamoud had it easy since he had masses of uneducated people to buy into his scam, just like the bulk of all religions. So, when we accept the fact that, if you are lucky, you might have an IQ of 10 it make you a perfect example of someone the imans can work like a piece of clay. It is sad though, that we all basically believe in One God, but, you would kill us for not practicing your religion. You are sad example of a middle eastern goat insertion fan!

      January 14, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
  69. Zolar Drew

    The Iranians were just playing the "bravery game" equivalent of the Russian roulette. Whoever gets past the USS New Orleans first will be the bravest of them all. Obviously, all of them went chicken. Iranian cowards! :D

    January 14, 2012 at 6:29 am | Reply
  70. kev

    If Iran closes the strait illegally. Why cant Europe, UK & USA ETC all close their waters to Iranian ships?
    The only thing all governments care about is money. So without money Iran will be ruined.

    January 14, 2012 at 6:27 am | Reply
  71. desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

    War is hell! Rather than engaging Iran with weapons, engage Iran with a diplomatic push to remove the Ayatollah and Ajmadinejad from power. This can only be done if the people of Iran initiate massive protests when the sanctions start bitting. I wouldn't wait with the sanctions any longer.

    January 14, 2012 at 6:27 am | Reply
    • I hate israel and zionists

      Let's bomb israel – eliminate the problem and the world will have peace

      israel is the problem – israel is behind 9-11

      israel is a state of mind – it does not exist – zionists are murderers – thieves – fuc k their fake arse fiat money.

      We don't want it and we don't need it

      f uck thier Fed. reserve con job

      f uck all the zonists in America with dual israli and u.s. citizenships – they are all traitors and should be shot!

      God Bless America!!!!!! America First!!!! Bomb the problem and the problem is zionist israel!!!!!

      Come on WW3 Baby!!!!
      Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

      January 14, 2012 at 8:28 am | Reply
      • samg

        Hitler tried it...
        Don't doubt it...
        God will protect his chosen people and decimate their enemies.....
        God wil bless his people
        God Bless Israel!!!!

        January 14, 2012 at 8:53 am |
      • HAMLET

        You sir are a very sick individual. I hope you live in Iran where you belong but judging from your grammar I think you're probably stinking up some neighborhood in Britian with your hate. Go join a mosque, dude. They'd welcome scum like you with open arms.

        January 14, 2012 at 8:58 am |
      • Sean Pitt

        This asshat is either a Democrat or a Ron Paul supporter.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • Snooki's Oozing Cooze

        samg – your great, merciful Gawd was nowhere to be found when Hitler crammed 6 million of them into his ovens.

        January 14, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  72. MMEE22

    False flag

    January 14, 2012 at 6:25 am | Reply
  73. Damon F.

    The US and Iran are in bed together. The Iranians use the US to distract attention from the crimes of the government against its own people. The US and Israel use Iran to distract attention from Israeli crimes against Palestinians and US crimes against humanity in general.

    January 14, 2012 at 6:23 am | Reply
    • Testicus

      where's the proof? if you're going to make such declarations perhaps you should include links or book references or something? we're supposed to take YOUR word for it?? wow, i read some guy's comment somewhere and now i'm a believer!?? it doesn't work that way. the United States and Israel are two of the best places a person could ever hope to find themselves living in. freedom kicks seven major types of ass!

      January 14, 2012 at 7:00 am | Reply
    • Honest John

      You are a nut case, you need help.

      January 14, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
  74. mamoud

    Dear Mybit and Grizzly1

    Go to hell you assholes

    January 14, 2012 at 6:23 am | Reply
    • Ishitz Midroors

      Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. Winston Churchill

      "A little people, a silly people, greedy,barbarous and cruel"

      January 14, 2012 at 8:22 am | Reply
    • Sean Pitt

      The last thing I'm going to do is take seriously the taunts of a pedophile worshiping moron.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
  75. Ron

    Obama is such a strong leader (for anti-Israel forces)

    January 14, 2012 at 6:20 am | Reply
  76. Brady

    Bigotry? Give me a break. If Iranian boats were sailing off the coast of Florida, US forces would intercept them and attempt to hail them. If they acted like they are acting in this story, manning weapons and not responding, I'd hope we would blow them out of the water. Our forces are acting in good faith, clearly protecting international (and even Iranian) merchant vessels. We are openly communicating with them, we are not attacking them or harassing their shipping, nor are we threatening to hold the world hostage. If Iran would work out a compromise to achieve its supposed aims of civilian nuclear power, this wouldn't be a problem. But here's a life lesson for all you naive "it's our fault" types: if someone isn't trying to listen to serious and legitimate concerns and work to tastefully assuage them, that person is working toward the thing concerning everyone, and can't compromise because to do so is to deny them their goal. It is clear, undeniably clear, that Iran wants nuclear weapons and is also openly lying about that fact. This means they have some malevolent intention and are trying to keep the world on its heels so they can surprise us with whatever it is they are planning. It is not that they simply want nukes as a deterrent. If that were the case, they'd be open about it because they wouldn't actually want to use them and they'd want to scare their enemies. It's kept secret for tactical advantage, and that could mean they are planning on using them. Even Israel, in the manner they dealt with their nuclear arsenal, has an open secret; they don't officially discuss their nukes, but they've alluded to the fact they have them. Iran is lying lying lying, and how can anyone expect that a liar has peace in their heart??

    January 14, 2012 at 5:45 am | Reply
    • Mark Matis

      They merely lie because they are Muslims, and taqiyya is at the core of their "religion".

      January 14, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
  77. Sayan Majumdar

    The Iranians may have interpreted USS New Orleans’s presence as an intelligence gathering platform, yet their disregard for standard maritime protocol displays their immaturity.

    Sayan.

    January 14, 2012 at 5:44 am | Reply
  78. Dork

    The shores of Florida are not the shipping lanes for mid-east oil. What kind of logic is that?

    January 14, 2012 at 5:36 am | Reply
  79. David

    I think most are missing the key point in all of this nonsense we are posting. The real truth of it all is we are human beings and our nature to rule and control will be our down fall. Beliefs in magical beings and projections of these beliefs have been our biggest failure in all of history. Knowing our real nature and our "God Factor" wrapped in between the layers will lead us down the road of annihilation. Our power projections and beliefs that we are untouchable will lead us all down to the end point. The only true winner in it all will be the planet earth who will then be rid of our nonsense and will be on the road to recovery. So take this time to reflect your position and enjoy the little time you have left and stop hating each other because at the end of the day it does not matter.

    January 14, 2012 at 5:28 am | Reply
    • Dork

      Using your logic, then the hating doesn't matter either (you godless bastard:)!

      January 14, 2012 at 5:42 am | Reply
    • Brady

      God has nothing to do with it. Ambitious, evil people, who want only for their own power and authority; because of a super ego, believe they know best for everyone else are the ones destroying the world. They use whatever cover is convenient, and they learn the appropriate language and dogma to rise in those ranks. It may have been religion before, because temples used to run the economy, and the church was central to political power, but now it is law, education, and socialism which enables them to use the fundamental flaw of democracy to grab more and more power. Iran is still in the temple phase of things, but they have those people too. The point is that if you are wasting your time blaming religion for human nature, when the teachings of religion preach to overcome this nature, you only prove your ignorance of the religions you criticize and prove your own ego rules you to the point you are unable to even see the truth hiding behind your flawed criticisms.

      January 14, 2012 at 6:03 am | Reply
      • David

        The "God Factor" and the point of religion are two different aspects. You have expanded on exactly what I was trying to point out. You explained the "God Factor" to the letter.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Testicus

      um, i'm embarrassed to have the same 1st name as you... Reality Check: the Earth exists for US, the animals living upon its surface... without human beings this planet would be diminished in exactly the same way we consider the extinction of tigers a type of diminishing. if you want to believe you're part of the problem, by all means please kill yourself and the Earth will then have one less of us (you!) to support!

      January 14, 2012 at 7:04 am | Reply
      • David

        The Earth exists for us? Interesting. I could swear you meant it coincides with us.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • HAMLET

      Great. Another tree-loving, liberal heathen. It's not just your ignorance of God that will doom you, it's your ignorance of MAN, and his ego that you ignore as well. If God never existed, despots would still want to destroy you. I would STILL be opposed to Iran getting the bomb and would want to stop them any way I could. Why? Because mutual assured destruction means nothing to a crazed Muslim who knows that the Mahdi will only return after the great apocalypse. So you see moron, my belief in God has nothing to do with radical islam's agenda, which is to kill the non-believers.

      January 14, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
      • David

        Your statement is hypocritical and religion based. I think you meant to state that noone should have nuclear weapons, including Iran.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  80. Sam T

    The Iranians are too reckless. They are an extremist nation which deserves nothing but the back of the US. Iran will need to understand that no one country should be able to cause global discontent; America is still a superpower and has the right to react if it is so urgent.

    January 14, 2012 at 5:17 am | Reply
    • Bo

      US has absolutely no right to attack at all, did u write your own rulebook on war? International waters yes, Cuba is an independent country and i remember US FREAKING OUT when Russia "visited" it back when, so i understand u americans have double standards but the rest of the world looks at it with sober eyes and sees the history repeat itself. Country with oil being lured into war... When is the world gonna say FU to the US? It's about time

      January 14, 2012 at 5:30 am | Reply
      • Brady

        Are these the same "sober eyes" that watched as Hitler built up his army in direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles, the same "sober eyes" that did nothing as he marched through Austria, Poland, around the Maginot Line and into France? Give me a break, just because you sit on the sidelines using insulting language to describe American position on issues like the Cuban Missile Crisis does not make you, or anyone else, actually intelligent or a better judge of foreign affairs. Hitler is rising again, and this time he has far more people, and much better propaganda controls within the nations of his Axis. Iran and North Korea... Seems like Bush was right. The Axis of Evil... and the world sleeps. If Bush was more alert, and more aware of how world alliances were turning than you are, you can hardly pretend to have an opinion worth the electrons it took to transmit. After all, he was an idiot. What does that say about your intellect if he could put the pieces together, and a decade before you?

        January 14, 2012 at 5:54 am |
      • Testicus

        "absolutely no right" you say??? of course we do... if we're minding our own business in international waters and another vessel moves out in a provocative manner even going so far as to fire upon such ships, then the United States would be lame indeed if they didn't return fire and send that P.O.S. iranian vessel to the bottom of the sea. the world may be tired of the US, but you know what, i'm tired of the world's misconstrued opinion of the US. deal with it.

        January 14, 2012 at 7:08 am |
      • PacMan

        Russians "visit" Cuba???? Read your history idiot – They were placing long range nuclear missiles off our coast – fly time 18 minutes to our capitol. If your country did this we would do the same thing – blockade your country until you reach 1920 – then we leave you there unitil you die!!

        January 14, 2012 at 8:32 am |
      • HAMLET

        Go stick your head up your a$$ Bo, it's so far up there already. You use the Cuba analogy, when Russia clearly sent ships with nuclear warheads to be assembled and pointed towards the US. Naturally we had to make a stand. Of course in your demented mind, Iran blocking an international waterway, disrupting commerce for a multitude of countries is forgivable. Yeah, lets just ignore them and maybe they'll be nice and go away. Try to imagine something: pretend America was not the strongest power on earth. Let's say it was Germany. Then guess what? We should all support Germany for keeping the Straits open! Get a life, you left wing loon.

        January 14, 2012 at 9:24 am |
      • David

        If you want to lay the real truth on the table, Russia only made the Cuba move because the US placed over 100 Jupiter IRBM's in Turkey. The reality of the matter is the US did initiate this crisis.

        January 14, 2012 at 10:23 am |
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