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(CBS News)   You know all those US warships that Iran keeps telling the United States to keep out of the Gulf of Oman? Well, they just rescued a boat full of imperiled Iranian sailors... again. That's 7 times in 2 years if you're counting   (cbsnews.com) divider line 130
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DAR [TotalFark]
2012-08-10 10:13:20 PM
The sailors were rescued from a traditional wooden boat flying an Iranian flag

Iranian fisherman (mariners) who's boat caught afire (cooking over a stove I'll bet), no different then the Coast Guard does every day stateside. Just another day @ sea for our warships on deployment in the Gulf but, who's counting......k/dar
 
2012-08-10 11:15:15 PM
Sounds like a false flag operation to me
 
2012-08-10 11:16:16 PM
American sailors are gentlemen, contrary to legend, no?
 
2012-08-10 11:18:00 PM
its time non americans understand the american goverment knows what is best for them
 
2012-08-10 11:18:08 PM
"Iranian naval commandos"
 
2012-08-10 11:20:14 PM
When Iran says they can close the straights at any time, I am beginning to think they mean with the dead bodies of their populace.
 
2012-08-10 11:22:46 PM
Iran isn't counting. Trust me, their entire existence is dependent on continually painting any nation allied with the US, or the US, as the Great Satan.

They'll figure out some way to spin this positively for Iran, if only to their own people.
 
2012-08-10 11:22:53 PM
It warms my heart that all of these warships serve some purpose.Tax dollars well spent.
 
2012-08-10 11:25:46 PM
Good. We have no quarrel with Iranian people. It is just the theocracy that rules them that they and we both dislike.
 
2012-08-10 11:26:08 PM
What is it with the Iranians and their fascination with dumping seamen in the Gulf?
 
2012-08-10 11:26:48 PM

glenlivid: It warms my heart that all of these warships serve some purpose.Tax dollars well spent.


.
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They can't be bombing innocent sovereign nation's 100% of the time. While taking breaks to reload they can do good things.
 
2012-08-10 11:26:59 PM
Now if it was a bunch of frenchies sinking, otoh....


/just kidding
 
2012-08-10 11:28:27 PM
Gulf of Oman? Woooo BF2 Rocks!
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-08-10 11:29:09 PM
Iran? More like YouRan, amirite guise?
 
2012-08-10 11:31:39 PM
Make Peace.
 
2012-08-10 11:32:53 PM
glenlivid: It warms my heart that all of these warships serve some purpose.Tax dollars well spent.

You mean other than protecting American interests, and serving as the primary humanitarian relief vessels of almost every major natural disaster to befall pacific countries in the last ten years, along with the Mercy class hospital ships?
 
2012-08-10 11:33:33 PM
1. wave dick
2, score propaganda points
3. rinse
4. repeat

/works for both sides
 
2012-08-10 11:35:49 PM

Indubitably: Make Peace.


P.S. War is dirty money.

P.P.S. People want clean money.

P.P.P.S. Clean money.

P4. Realize inequity.

P5. \You're welcome.
 
2012-08-10 11:36:19 PM
With some notable exceptions, sailors and mariners will risk their own skin to pluck another from the sea - not always the Captains, but the common sailor. The sea is unforgiving, a reality you learn in the deepest of ways after a few months knowing you are but a mishap from knowing what it's like to drown after treading water for 14 hours. I am close to someone who was on a USN DD and once spent two nightmarish days in 50 foot seas rescuing five Russians on a trawler - at the height of the Cold War. He swears that not a man on that boat could think about anything other than what those poor bastards were going through on a boat 1/4 their size.

Does any one know where the love of God goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

--- Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
 
2012-08-10 11:39:48 PM

DAR: Iranian fisherman (mariners) who's boat caught afire (cooking over a stove I'll bet), no different then the Coast Guard does every day stateside.


That had to be scary. Ship on fire, flock of seagulls circling nearby waiting to worm out the ears of survivors, Great Satan's warship approaching, and Iran... Iran so far away.

/they couldn't get away
 
2012-08-10 11:40:06 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Good. We have no quarrel with Iranian people. It is just the theocracy that rules them that they and we both dislike.


Unfortunately, you're perspective is in the minority.
 
2012-08-10 11:42:17 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: With some notable exceptions, sailors and mariners will risk their own skin to pluck another from the sea - not always the Captains, but the common sailor. The sea is unforgiving, a reality you learn in the deepest of ways after a few months knowing you are but a mishap from knowing what it's like to drown after treading water for 14 hours. I am close to someone who was on a USN DD and once spent two nightmarish days in 50 foot seas rescuing five Russians on a trawler - at the height of the Cold War. He swears that not a man on that boat could think about anything other than what those poor bastards were going through on a boat 1/4 their size.


"We might fly different flags, but the sea tries to kill us all."
 
2012-08-10 11:43:42 PM
austin_millbarge: Unfortunately, you're perspective is in the minority.

No, he's right. Most Americans dislike the Iranian government, not Iranians themselves.

The problem is that many Iranians buy into the propaganda their government puts out. I mean, look. I know the CIA is good, but we really don't have an elite Iranian Streetlight brigade who's mission is to unscrew bulbs in Tehran at night.
 
2012-08-10 11:46:17 PM
You know who else thought they were helping a traditional wooden boat...

cdn.obrag.orgLink
 
2012-08-10 11:46:24 PM
Now let's see how accepting the US will be if an Iranian warship sat off the east or west coast of The US and rescued Americans in distress.
 
2012-08-10 11:49:41 PM

theurge14: Iran? More like YouRan, amirite guise?


Iran? More like Iswam!

/it sort of works if you read it right
 
2012-08-10 11:51:48 PM

BronyMedic: You mean other than protecting American interests, and serving as the primary humanitarian relief vessels of almost every major natural disaster to befall pacific countries in the last ten years, along with the Mercy class hospital ships?


I'm not quite sure why they need all the guns and bombs to do that.
 
2012-08-10 11:55:11 PM

MithrandirBooga: Now let's see how accepting the US will be if an Iranian warship sat off the east or west coast of The US and rescued Americans in distress.


Heh,, very true. It would have also been interesting what would have happened if an Iranian warship tried to save the fishing boat that close to the US Navy.
 
2012-08-10 11:55:54 PM

ArmednHammered: What is it with the Iranians and their fascination with dumping seamen in the Gulf?


Premature navigation?
 
2012-08-10 11:57:59 PM

newton: Gulf of Oman? Woooo BF2 Rocks!
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You're a good 7 years behind the times

xpertsblog.com
 
2012-08-10 11:58:41 PM

Bubba_the_Hutt: You know who else thought they were helping a traditional wooden boat...

[cdn.obrag.org image 720x577]Link


Who the fark would want to help a "traditional" boat?

wtfrudaft?>
 
2012-08-10 11:59:58 PM

Copper Spork: BronyMedic: You mean other than protecting American interests, and serving as the primary humanitarian relief vessels of almost every major natural disaster to befall pacific countries in the last ten years, along with the Mercy class hospital ships?

I'm not quite sure why they need all the guns and bombs to do that.


You mean since every other nation on Earth only wants peace and harmony, right? I mean, it's just the U.S. starting conflict every time. If we'd just knock that shiat off, rampant utopia would start breaking out all over the planet. Unicorns everywhere.
 
2012-08-11 12:00:27 AM

austin_millbarge: ThrobblefootSpectre: Good. We have no quarrel with Iranian people. It is just the theocracy that rules them that they and we both dislike.

Unfortunately, you're perspective is in the minority.


He is perspective is in the minority? That's deep, man.
 
2012-08-11 12:00:34 AM

MithrandirBooga: Now let's see how accepting the US will be if an Iranian warship sat off the east or west coast of The US and rescued Americans in distress.


The Iranians aren't in charge. We are.

Like it or not, that's the situation. American warships have sat in the Persian Gulf for decades and have not once made an offensive move towards the Iranians. Their government needs to paint the US as this hostile aggressor in order to maintain some sort of image of goodness for their people. Otherwise, they'll begin to realize that the real enemy is the government of their country.

Dozens of nations have had American warships off of their coasts at one time or another. Most were never attacked once. Few openly complain about it. This group includes Iran.

Also, couldn't help but put some "come at me bro" in the thread:

i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-08-11 12:04:30 AM
Otter bites.
 
2012-08-11 12:06:02 AM

Copper Spork: I'm not quite sure why they need all the guns and bombs to do that.


Because those Somali pirates from whom we rescued a bunch of Iranians a few months ago would have surrendered to an unarmed love boat?
 
2012-08-11 12:07:20 AM

DAR: The sailors were rescued from a traditional wooden boat flying an Iranian flag

Iranian fisherman (mariners) who's boat caught afire (cooking over a stove I'll bet), no different then the Coast Guard does every day stateside. Just another day @ sea for our warships on deployment in the Gulf but, who's counting......k/dar


THIS.

honestly this keeping score crap is depressing. Sea is a harsh mistress, you help those who need it best you can w/o jeopardizing your own safety, THAT'S IT.

if we didn't help that would be noteworthy and completely depressing.
 
2012-08-11 12:08:01 AM
MithrandirBooga: Now let's see how accepting the US will be if an Iranian warship sat off the east or west coast of The US and rescued Americans in distress.

They're more than welcome to set outside of our sovereignty lines and in international waters and do what they like. The United States coastline is not a major international shipping channel that is used by boats flagged by every nation, you know. It's a little different comparison.

BigNumber12: You mean since every other nation on Earth only wants peace and harmony, right? I mean, it's just the U.S. starting conflict every time. If we'd just knock that shiat off, rampant utopia would start breaking out all over the planet. Unicorns everywhere.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
 
2012-08-11 12:09:07 AM

austin_millbarge: ThrobblefootSpectre: Good. We have no quarrel with Iranian people. It is just the theocracy that rules them that they and we both dislike.

Unfortunately, you're perspective is in the minority.


Based on your poll of the entire country, of course.
 
2012-08-11 12:10:09 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: With some notable exceptions, sailors and mariners will risk their own skin to pluck another from the sea - not always the Captains, but the common sailor. The sea is unforgiving, a reality you learn in the deepest of ways after a few months knowing you are but a mishap from knowing what it's like to drown after treading water for 14 hours. I am close to someone who was on a USN DD and once spent two nightmarish days in 50 foot seas rescuing five Russians on a trawler - at the height of the Cold War. He swears that not a man on that boat could think about anything other than what those poor bastards were going through on a boat 1/4 their size.

Does any one know where the love of God goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
--- Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald


You had to quote that. :)

Gonna be stuck in my head all night.

/gales of November
 
2012-08-11 12:15:55 AM
I just got a look at the Iranian news and here is how the headline read...

"Brave iranian fishermen over power U.S. Naval commandos and take over battleship after wooden boat catches fire, decides to spare the lives of pathetic american soldiers and kindly returned the ship to imperialist heretics after using ship to return to Allahs blessed land of Iran."
 
2012-08-11 12:16:57 AM
cloudfront.inthecapital.com
 
2012-08-11 12:19:21 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Captain_Ballbeard: With some notable exceptions, sailors and mariners will risk their own skin to pluck another from the sea - not always the Captains, but the common sailor. The sea is unforgiving, a reality you learn in the deepest of ways after a few months knowing you are but a mishap from knowing what it's like to drown after treading water for 14 hours. I am close to someone who was on a USN DD and once spent two nightmarish days in 50 foot seas rescuing five Russians on a trawler - at the height of the Cold War. He swears that not a man on that boat could think about anything other than what those poor bastards were going through on a boat 1/4 their size.

Does any one know where the love of God goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
--- Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

You had to quote that. :)

Gonna be stuck in my head all night.

/gales of November


Cold...
 
2012-08-11 12:19:59 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: MithrandirBooga: Now let's see how accepting the US will be if an Iranian warship sat off the east or west coast of The US and rescued Americans in distress.

Heh,, very true. It would have also been interesting what would have happened if an Iranian warship tried to save the fishing boat that close to the US Navy.


Seriously, if proper distress/communication is happening, most if not all non pirate sailors would just have whoever is closest and most able to help. Politics can be sorted out afterwards. Ideally on land, BS expanding fishing rights standoffs nonwithstanding. And even then I'd like to have faith that a Chinese ship basically aggressively homesteading a section of sea would help a Filipino ship across from them in a standoff if need be.
 
2012-08-11 12:21:34 AM
stagevu.com
 
2012-08-11 12:24:33 AM

Mister Peejay: DAR: Iranian fisherman (mariners) who's boat caught afire (cooking over a stove I'll bet), no different then the Coast Guard does every day stateside.

That had to be scary. Ship on fire, flock of seagulls circling nearby waiting to worm out the ears of survivors, Great Satan's warship approaching, and Iran... Iran so far away.

/they couldn't get away


You. Are. Awesome.
 
2012-08-11 12:27:33 AM

atomicmask: I just got a look at the Iranian news and here is how the headline read...

"Brave iranian fishermen over power U.S. Naval commandos and take over battleship after wooden boat catches fire, decides to spare the lives of pathetic american soldiers and kindly returned the ship to imperialist heretics after using ship to return to Allahs blessed land of Iran."


I really hope you're kidding.

/You're not, are you...
 
2012-08-11 12:32:54 AM
Where in the Constitution does it say our Navy should be a global rescue force?

If there's one thing the Rontards are right about, it's that.
 
2012-08-11 12:34:28 AM
I bet if we sent the marines into Tehran they could prevent a few traffic accidents too
 
2012-08-11 12:42:12 AM
Maybe the Iranian fishermen are getting rescued on purpose, to garner intel on the American ships, their observable operating procedures, etc. so they can report it when they're returned.
 
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