Iranian Boats Shadow U.S. Aircraft Carrier

BY Herschel Smith
5 years, 1 month ago

Currently in the Persian Gulf.

The American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has passed through the Strait of Hormuz, shadowed by Iranian patrol boats.

But there were no incidents on Tuesday as the Lincoln’s battle group crossed through the narrow strait, which Iran has threatened to close in retaliation for tighter Western sanctions.

Several U.S. choppers flanked the carrier group throughout the voyage from the Gulf. Radar operators also picked up an Iranian drone and surveillance helicopter in Iran’s airspace near the strait, which is jointly controlled by Iran and Oman.

Make no mistake about it.  These boats are a threat to U.S. sea craft.  And consider what I have reported before.

… consider what happened (I have reported this before) with the 26th MEU in 2008.  The USS Iwo Jima was in vicinity of the very subject of our discussion (somewhere in the Persian Gulf, or Strait of Hormuz), and an Iranian helicopter virtually landed aboard the ship.  The Marines at that time judged a threat and prepared to engage the enemy, but Navy officers, not wanting an incident, of course, ensured that the Marines didn’t respond.

An Iranian aircraft virtually landed on board the USS Iwo Jima, hovering above the deck for minutes.  The U.S. Navy did nothing.  And you can rest assured that the Navy will do nothing concerning Iranian sea-borne threats either.

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In our last discussion we discussed the legalities of “high seas” vs. “recognized territorial jurisdictions.” Your readers offered a number of insights on the matter. When I map the Straights using Google, it’s clear the expanse is about 100 miles shore to shore at it narrowest. However some articles by AP use 30 miles to describe the “channel.” What equipment would we deploy to remove mines? There was also a discussion last time about the “assumption” that the US Navy would continue to do the same thing a second time by allowing any Iranian helicopter from repeating the hovering maneuver right above the deck of the Iwo Jima. Plus if I were going to attack the US Fleet to start something, I would not want to present the entire world with the image “that I started it.” A subset within the US forces, I think of as and refer to as the “White Hats,” rumor has it, is working to prevent any scenario from occurring that can in any way be historically unraveled by physical evidence, by witness testimony, be whistleblowers testimony, that would enable a growing body of evidence to indicate a False Flag Operation was enabled. The thing… Read more »
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That may seem like the difference between us but I sense the difference is somewhat other. I think the Imam’s base is crumbling from below them through a natural process of shifting awareness and sophistication of their own population in the regions of high density urbanization. The old theology is crumbling away, the Imam’s themselves are being shown up as lacking, and another social reality is emerging which is interconnected with the rest of the world. There is a race underway to the finish line. The old top down Sharia structure is losing some of its appeal. Now I don’t doubt for a second the Imam’s mean what they say, it’s that they are talking in a room with fewer and fewer listeners. Something similar is happening here in the US as well but in a different social structure through The Tea Party and The Occupy Movements. I still believe Herschel, as I’ve said before, that one of the most successful ways to bring change for the better in Iran is not to engage them in War, but to embed their society with greater and greater forms of back up technology that prevents their government from shutting off their own… Read more »
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Those little boats ain’t anything that a RIM-66 couldn’t take care of…

Rich Buckley
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For me, the concept of openness and transparency of government strips away and conflicts directly with the historic level of casualness we readily apply as a people to conducting covert warfare.

The level of complexities of modern life, the over use of classifying all that goes on, the seemingly obvious failure of mainstream media, the pop-surprise of new laws like NDAA, the absolutely compelling and abundant evidence of deceptions played upon us all by government …. all just continue to stun me almost daily that as brilliant, prescient and instructive as your commentaries are, that you do not seem to regard False Flag operations as even worthy of consideration as a threat. This singular characteristic escapes my understanding.

The White Hats have to win this one. And I agree with your above analysis on fleet security. But, False Flag has throughout my lifetime, been Standard Operating Proceedure and it must be stopped.

It’s not to say we should seek indictments and trials. I feel strongly this country needs to experience a collective catharsis and foregiveness through some sort of amnesty program to bring some level of truth back into the face of our foreign policy.

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The rumor mill produces some fascinating topics regarding Iran for sure. John Kettler …. http://tinyurl.com/3quxlrj … indicates that Iran served as an intermediary to ship 40 dirty bombs, the warheads produced by North Korea, shipped to Iran where they were mounted on 2800 nautical mile range Russian Missiles and then forwarded to Venezuela into Maracaibo and off loaded by Hugo Chavez. Apparently the US is “causing something to happen” to intercede the process according to Kettler. I do not know anything more about John Kettler. If anyone cares to comment on his background, I’m all ears as he is reporting on intelligence matters with seemingly enormous importance and consequence. It is interesting to note that under the US Law, Home Land Security can declare one a “potential terrorist” under its discretionary power to interpret the law. Accordingly, John is only repeating what his sources tell him, and I have only repeated what John discusses. Does that make everyone in the chain of discussion a potential terrorists because we all report scary stuff and share an awareness of living inside the 2800 nm range of the missiles in the hands of Hugo Chavez? It seems to me that John F. Kennedy… Read more »
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