Friday, January 6, 2012

USS Stennis Fighting Pirates For Iran

This news story is too funny, and writes itself.  The US Navy reported that they rescued and freed 13 Iranian fishermen who were being held hostage by pirates in the Arabian Sea yesterday.  The USS Stennis carrier group that rescued the Iranians is the SAME carrier group that big bad Ataollah Salehi, the Iranian Army Chief, warned “We recommend and emphasize to the American carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf.” (link here).

Maybe it was not so much a threat by Iran, as it was a veiled plea for help in fighting piracy in the Arabian Sea?  LOL!   Since the Iranian sailors were being held for just 40 or so days before the US Navy (not the Iranian Navy) found and rescued them. 

Did the US Navy throw the Iranians in prison, or demand "payment" for them from the Iranian government?  No, they fed them, and gave them medical attention after rescuing them.  How terrible!!! 

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