10 US Sailors 2 Boats Detained by Iran

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    Their leadership might be taking some heat inside Iran from right wing Iranians because of the Nuclear deal with the West so it could be that the government decided to show the people that it still has balls and can "Stand up to the West". Another possibility could be that the IRGC or far right elements in the Iranian military conducted this operation to show the Iranian government that they can't prevent the IRGC from derailing everything the Rouhani government worked for (the nuclear deal).
     
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    I think if both boats simultaneously experience mechanical failures and drifted into Iranian waters then the Iranians should not have had a good reason to detain the sailors. There seems to be something bigger behind this whole event. The Iranians are up to something, they recently fired missiles from a ship right next to our USS Harry S. Truman Aircraft carrier and now they detain our sailors. I think it could be the IRGC trying to influence Iranian foreign policy.
     
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    Its time the US starts acting like the US.
     
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    Iran Releases 10 U.S. Sailors as the Sun Rises Over the Persian Gulf

    Iran released 10 U.S. sailors Wednesday who had been detained a day earlier after their two patrol boats drifted near an Iranian military facility on Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf.

    “The sailors departed Farsi Island at 8:43 a.m. (GMT), aboard the two Riverine Command Boats (RCB) that they had been operating when they lost contact with the U.S. Navy,” the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, headquartered in Bahrain, said in a statement. “There are no indications that the Sailors were harmed during their brief detention.”

    Navy officials said the small boats drifted close to Iran’s heavily-defended Farsi Island, apparently after one of them had a malfunction on a training mission from Kuwait to Bahrain. The Iranians, who seemed to accept the U.S. explanation, made clear shortly after the sailors were detained, that they would be released at dawn.

    http://time.com/4178671/iran-american-sailors-released/
     
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