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Trump instructs US Navy to shoot down and destroy all Iranian gunboats if they ‘harass our ships at sea’

President Donald Trump has apparently ordered the US Navy to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian gunboats, should they harass American vessels at sea. His declaration comes after a confrontation in the Persian Gulf.

“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” the president tweeted on Wednesday morning.

A week earlier, the US Navy accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of “dangerous and provocative” actions, claiming that nearly a dozen Iranian vessels buzzed a group of American ships in the Persian Gulf. The US Fifth Fleet later published video footage of the encounter, which showed the gunboats circling a larger US ship.

Tehran brushed off the accusations, disputing the “Hollywood” scenario portrayed by the US. The Iranian government considers US naval activity in the gulf highly provocative, and condemned the patrol as “adventurism.” 

https://www.rt.com/news/486555-trump-navy-shoot-iranian-gunboats/

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Stj
Stj
April 22, 2020

But what would happen if the Iranians destroyed a US warship, say an aircraft carrier in return? I think that Trump should look elsewhere for his war to take away the gaze of Americans from the pandemic and total US failure to prepare despite knowing since early January.

VirgoAtheist
VirgoAtheist
Reply to  Stj
April 22, 2020

How dare Iran place its coastline so close to U.S. Naval ships THOUSANDS of miles away from the American coastline! 🙂

America, the clueless… Now, if Iran were harassing the U.S. coastline, should Iran destroy American warships if they get too close? At some point, the idiocy of such rank hypocrisy has to give way to logic and cooperation in a sane paradigm.

Unfortunately, we are not in a sane paradigm, and this is the best time to change that.

wallace
April 22, 2020

No doubt the evil empire needs and will start a war, the state of the world, the oil price etc, great war- monger, nation invader US and its lap dogs love wars. If only China and Russia could ramp-up the 20 year war the US lost in Afghanistan, Supply, arm the US old pals and allies the Taliban, get Iraq to hit them non-stop.

VirgoAtheist
VirgoAtheist
Reply to  wallace
April 22, 2020

If America starts another war (this time with Iran or Venezuela) it will be lights out for this evil empire. Up until recently, the U.S. chooses small countries with very little military and NO Air Force. They won’t get that option this time, and it will show the real weakness of the U.S. Government/Global Banker mentality! America had to pick tiny Grenada to invade and show their “might” (to take the focus off the weakness of the US position there) when their barracks were bombed in Beirut, because they weren’t going to attack Syria, who actually had allies. All intelligence… Read more »

ruca
ruca
Reply to  VirgoAtheist
April 22, 2020

“democratic ideals, healthcare, education” I would call social common sense, not democracy.

paul
paul
April 22, 2020

Shabbos goy Trump has to earn his shekels fro Adelson.

Magic Man In the Sky
Magic Man In the Sky
Reply to  paul
April 23, 2020

Oy vey. Anti-Parasitism.

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