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Fri Jan 6, 2012, 05:10 PM

U.S. Navy rescues Iranian sailors

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(CNN) -- U.S. sailors from a carrier strike group whose recent presence in the Persian Gulf drew the ire of Iranian military officials have rescued 13 of the Middle Eastern country's sailors from a hijacked fishing boat, a military spokesman said Friday.

The destroyer USS Kidd came to the aid of the ship Thursday in the North Arabian sea, near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, according to the Navy.

The rescue prompted the captain of the freed ship to offer his "sincere gratitude," according to Josh Schminky, a Navy Criminal Investigative Service agent aboard the Kidd.

"He was afraid that without our help, they could have been there for months," said Schminky



With video here:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/06/world/meast/iran-us-navy-rescue/index.html?npt=NP1

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grantcart Jan 2012 OP
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2012 #1
izquierdista Jan 2012 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2012 #2
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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 05:22 PM

1. A little good news couldn't hurt the tensions with Iran.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 05:48 PM

3. FOX news will be right on it

 

How many lies will they have to make up to turn it into an international incident? And if they do, will anyone call them on it?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. Iran will accuse us of stealing Fishing Boat technology

cue the theme from "Dragnet"

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 07:29 PM

4. Duplicate topic.

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