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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

….machine-gun firing near an Iranian patrol boat.

"The US Navy on Tuesday released a video of what it called an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between an Iranian patrol boat and the USS Thunderbolt in the Arabian Gulf.

The video shows the Iranian boat coming near the bow of the US ship, which the Navy said was within 150 yards. An official told Reuters the Iranian boat ignored attempts to communicate over the radio.

As the video shows, the Thunderbolt responded by firing short bursts from its machine-gun to the front of the Iranian vessel, until it veered away…"
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The first 30 seconds of the above video shows the Iranian vessel to be very close to the U.S. ship. The last dozen seconds shows the Iranian vessel far away …. but that is when the warning shots are fired. You would think that the warning shots would be fired when the vessel was close …. not far way. But this is only an edited 42 second version of what happened….maybe there is more to this tape than what we are seeing.???


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:20 p.m. PST

This reminds me a little of a grasshopper playing chicken with a lawnmower.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 10:38 a.m. PST



jdginaz26 Jul 2017 7:33 p.m. PST

Your not taking into account the zoom of the camera at each point of the film.

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