Iranian Speed Boat Harassment


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bulltaco
April 12, 2008, 03:38 PM
Moved the discussion. My bad!

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Jorg Nysgerrig
April 12, 2008, 03:39 PM
What I wonder is how this relates to general firearms discussion.

Cel
April 12, 2008, 03:41 PM
I saw on Drudge that another of our Navy ships has been harassed by the Iranian Navy speed boats. The article said that every one of our ships that have sailed that way have been harassed. What I wonder is why don't we have a Predator drone take out a few of the speed boats with some Hellfires. Our Naval ships would not be implicated and Iranians would get the message.

Why does this smell of propaganda to justify another war?

ravencon
April 12, 2008, 03:44 PM
How is this agit-prop gun related?

Personally, I would like THR to be free from the demented agitations of the cheerleaders of the Forever War.

protolith
April 12, 2008, 03:48 PM
Yes we mustn't allow a speedboat gap! Quick send some really cool speedboats to the Persian gulf.

bulltaco
April 12, 2008, 03:48 PM
This discussion was not in the scope of The High Road Forum.

joffe
April 12, 2008, 03:50 PM
Nah. Political and non-gun discussions do not belong on THR at all.

http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/

This is THR's off-topic sister site.

shdwfx
April 12, 2008, 04:07 PM
Maybe I Should Have Posted This In Strategy and Tactics
Gee....you guys must not be Ronald Reagan fans.

My being a Ronald Reagan fan aside...

This has nothing to do with our Strategy and Tactics forum either. This is a foreign policy issue and out of scope.

ilbob
April 12, 2008, 04:18 PM
This is gun related.

USN vessels typically carry large caliber guns and other weapons that ought to be able to shred a typical speed boat with little trouble. If the speedboats are anything more than a nuisance, I suspect that is exactly what would happen.

My guess is the Iranians are trying to stir things up, and the US military is reacting with its characteristic restraint.

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