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Iran has detained several US sailors after their vessel were stopped in the Persian Gulf, a US official said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35295766

Wonder what will happen here?

Gulf of Tonkin ?

Whatever the truth you probably won't be reading it in the media

Then again maybe the boat did just break down as suggested.

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Gulf of Tonkin ?

Whatever the truth you probably won't be reading it in the media

Then again maybe the boat did just break down as suggested.

No, media ramping it up because they are gagging for that story.

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If they are lucky they will get goodie bags with ipods, and bad-fitting civilian clothes like some RN sailors did a few years back.

The Iranians played that humiliation out for the Navy quite expertly.

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Hmmm... 2 boats supposedly being sailed from Kuwait to Bahrain end up allegedly in Iranian waters after 'mechanical problems'.

Why did the working boat not take the faulty one in tow? Or did both really have mechanical problems?

Routine journey, or special op gone wrong?

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Hmmm... 2 boats supposedly being sailed from Kuwait to Bahrain end up allegedly in Iranian waters after 'mechanical problems'.

Why did the working boat not take the faulty one in tow? Or did both really have mechanical problems?

Routine journey, or special op gone wrong?

A bit like the U.S. Navy routinely straying into North Vietnamese waters prior to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_incident

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But how do we know they are not Iranian body doubles, sent to infiltrate the US Nayvee?

How do you know they hadn't already done so and this was just an elaborate ruse to deliver some polonium initiators back to their handlers?

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Likely just seeing how Iran would respond. I suspect they would have loved a much more dramatic reaction, but it seems they decided not to take the bait.

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