Thursday, January 10, 2008

Iranian Boat Threat May Not Have Been Iranians - Pentagon Backtracks

Funny how on the day of the New Hampshire primary the news broke that Iranian boats had threatened a US Naval Ship in international waters. Lots of hoopla about the intercepted radio transmission that stated, "I am coming to you…You will explode after a few minutes." The pentagon confirmed it and the Navy said they had video! On my God! Sure hope someone who is tough on terrorists is elected in the primary!

Well, funny story. That transmission apparently was intercepted in on an international "bridge to bridge" channel, but the voices sounded Arab not Iranian. Now the Navy says they cannot make any direct connection to Iran. Yet Tuesday there were lots of bold statements against Iran and veiled threats. In fact the Navy now says, We’re saying that we cannot make a direct connection to the boats there. It could have come from the shore, from another ship passing by…"

How convenient that there was a big kurfuffel on the day of the primaries that now turns out to have been less of a threat than first publicized. Am I the only one who sees this as another Bush administration hoax to try to influence Americans? Remember the "yellow cake uranium"?

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