Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Keep Pushing It: US Navy Fires Warning Flare at Iran Vessel in Persian Gulf

If there's one country that is 40 years overdue for a beat down by the United States, it's Iran.  We owe them some serious payback. 
And I think it's coming during the Trump presidency.  
NewsMax reports a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.

The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.

The "Mahan made several attempts to contact the Iranian vessel by bridge-to-bridge radio, issuing warning messages and twice sounding the internationally recognized danger signal of five short blasts with the ship's whistle, as well as deploying a flare to determine the Iranian vessel's intentions," McConnaughey said in a statement to The Associated Press.

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