>>61012191 >technical issue >soldiers immediately handle the situation appropriately >american government immediately handles the situation appropriately >iran is so cucked that they even end up praising the US's response even though we were the ones accidentally invading their territory
>>61016896 It's not that they handled it poorly, it's more the fact that they made a big deal about it. Video taping and releasing footage to the media of captured soldiers is against the Geneva convention, but the justification of it is that it's OK because we aren't actually at war with them. Which makes no sense.
The thing is, if their boats strayed into our waters the same thing would happen but we wouldn't video tape them and force them to admit wrongdoing on camera for propaganda reasons. Because we're better than that.
And look at those pathetic boats the Iranian have for their Navy, I thought the captured ones were small and pathetic but they look like fucking battleships compared to the fishing boats the Iranians used. It's clear they could of defended themselves against the Iranians but didn't want to start an international incident over something so minor.
>Video taping and releasing footage this is what has the government bent..
Why? if those guys made a mistake, there shouldn't be a problem with Iran protecting themselves.
But the government isn't made at the skipper of the boat or its crew for being 300 miles 'off couse', no they are mad at the Iranians making PUBLIC the fact that this happened.
It all fits the theory that those US boats were there on purpose and got caught. The US had contingency plans for this: like an immediately surrendering crew, but they didn't anticipate the Iranians recording and releasing the video..
If the government is pissed about real footage being released, It seems only consistent with the theory that this was intentional.
because if the footage is "out there", the government cant deny it happened, and it limits their 'excuses' for why river/coastal boats where 300 miles into the gulf..
>>61024958 The whole incident is suspicious as fuck, those little patrol boats don't need to be out there in the sea on their own. If the boat had mechanical problems, they should of radioed in right away with a mayday request or some shit like that anyway. No excuse. It had to be intentional.
this is the most plausible answer to what really happened that I have seen.
Matt Bracken's thoughts: "I rarely pull out my dusty old trident, but in this case, here goes. I was a Navy SEAL officer in the 1980s, and this kind of operation (transiting small boats in foreign waters) was our bread and butter. Today, these boats both not only had radar, but multiple GPS devices, including chart plotters that place your boat's icon right on the chart. The claim by Iran that the USN boats "strayed into Iranian waters" is complete bull$#it. For an open-water transit between nations, the course is studied and planned in advance by the leaders of the Riverine Squadron, with specific attention given to staying wide and clear of any hostile nation's claimed territorial waters. The boats are given a complete mechanical check before departure, and they have sufficient fuel to accomplish their mission plus extra. If, for some unexplainable and rare circumstance one boat broke down, the other would tow it, that's why two boats go on these trips and not one! It's called "self-rescue" and it's SOP. This entire situation is in my area of expertise.
I can state with complete confidence that both Iran and our own State Department are lying. The boats did not enter Iranian waters. They were overtaken in international waters by Iranian patrol boats that were so superior in both speed and firepower that it became a "hands up!" situation, with automatic cannons in the 40mm to 76mm range pointed at them point-blank. Surrender, hands up, or be blown out of the water. I assume that the Iranians had an English speaker on a loudspeaker to make the demand. This takedown was no accident or coincidence, it was a planned slap across America's face. Just watch. The released sailors will be ordered not to say a word about the incident, and the Iranians will have taken every GPS device, chart-plotter etc off the boats, so that we will not be able to prove where our boats were taken. The "strayed into Iranian waters" story being put out by Iran and our groveling and appeasing State Dept. is utter and complete BS from one end to the other." - Matt Bracken
Once again. These boats crew six and there were only ten taken by the Iranians. Iran now has diver teams all over that area searching for something.
[spoiler]I'll give you a hint. These boats are typically used for diver reconnaissance when needing to send people to shore. Farsi Island is extremely hard to get close to currently. Not only did the crews get to witness the Iranian procedure for intercepting them, but they also most likely sent a team ashore to the island. It was all an expertly crafted ruse and I'm really impressed. A shame no one else here could see this from a mile away. [/spoiler]
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