US Sailors Caught Spying – Nabbed by Iran

13 01 2016

Sputnik – Iran Has US Navy GPS Equipment, Will Prove ‘American Ships Were Snooping’

Iran’s semiofficial Fars new agency reported the two US Navy boats detained in the Persian Gulf had illegally traveled more than a mile into Iran’s territorial waters, and that GPS equipment confiscated by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Navy forces would “prove that the American ships were ‘snooping’ around in Iranian waters.” . . . (more)

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13 01 2016
A Green Road Project

Reblogged this on A Green Road Daily News.

13 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

I knew it was something like this when I heard the headline. Plus I bet they paid ransom!

13 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Daily Mail [UK] Iran accuses 10 American sailors of ‘snooping’: Crew to be held overnight in custody after two U.S. Navy ships are seized when straying into foreign waters
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3396419/US-Navy-boats-taken-Iranian-custody-Persian-Gulf.html

13 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

BBC US thanks Iran for swift release of 10 Navy sailors
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35300019

13 01 2016
13 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Iran to Sell 40 Tons of Heavy Water to United States
http://cubiclane.com/iran-to-sell-40-tons-of-heavy-water-to-united-states-60127/

“Iran will sell 40 tons of heavy water to the United States via another country,” said the vice president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Asghar Zarean quoted by the media. He gave no indication which country will play that role of intermediary, the amount of the transaction or even the date of the transaction.
He said that once sold, “six tons of the material will be used in atomic centers in the United States and the rest will be used in US research centers.” Iran has been producing heavy water at its Arak nuclear plant, active for several years.

13 01 2016
Trowbridge h. Ford

This was a replay of what the IDF did to the USS Liberty when it witnessed the massacre of those Egyptian prisoners on the Sinai during the 1968 war, resulting in the Israelis killing all those sailors on the ship which was nearly sunk.

The Pentagon had the two small craft on a mission to test the Iranian Guard radar on Farsi island, and hopefully launch an attack which would likely result in the 10 sailors being killed.

The Iranians realized that it was a set up to quash the nuclear arms deal, and reacted accordingly, leaving only the spokesman for the sailors in the firing line for apologizing for mistakenly intruding into their waters.

Seems that Washington will throw the book at him for what he leaked.

13 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

I am sure they will be the ones to torture him, not Iranian captors.

20 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Glenn Greenwald – U.S. Radically Changes Its Story of the Boats in Iranian Waters: to an Even More Suspicious Version
http://theintercept.com/2016/01/15/the-u-s-radically-changes-its-story-of-the-boats-in-iranian-waters-to-an-even-more-suspicious-version/

” . . . There was no engine failure, and the boats were never “in distress.” Once the sailors were released, AP reported, “In Washington, a defense official said the Navy has ruled out engine or propulsion failure as the reason the boats entered Iranian waters.”
Instead, said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at a press conference this morning, the sailors “made a navigational error that mistakenly took them into Iranian territorial waters.” He added that they “obviously had misnavigated” when, in the words of the New York Times, “they came within a few miles of Farsi Island, where Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has a naval base.” ”

” . . . there are multiple reasons to suspect otherwise. To begin with, U.S. sailors frequently travel between Bahrain and Kuwait, two key U.S. allies, the former of which hosts the Fifth Fleet headquarters; these were familiar waters.

Moreover, at no point did either of the ships notify anyone that they had inadvertently “misnavigated” into Iranian territorial waters, a significant enough event that would warrant some sort of radio or other notification. “

25 01 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Zero Hedge The Ultimate “Truth Bomb” – The East Knows The West Is Bankrupt
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-24/ultimate-truth-bomb-east-knows-west-bankrupt

4 03 2016
flyingcuttlefish

UPDATE – Details Reveal Humiliating US Navy Blunder in Iranian Waters
http://sputniknews.com/us/20160303/1035687848/us-navy-iran-waters-explained.html

“…As part of an ongoing internal investigation, the US Navy has found that an embarrassing combination of mechanical issues, communication failures, and a lack of proper navigational training contributed to the mishap.”

12 05 2016
flyingcuttlefish

UPDATE:
Navy officer fired amid fallout from U.S. sailors’ arrest by Iran
http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2016/05/12/iran-farsi-island-sailors-capture-firing-rasch-meyer/84225038/

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