U.S. rescues Iranian ship held by pirates

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    A U.S. Navy team boarded the ship Thursday and detained 15 suspected Somali pirates. They had been holding the 13-member Iranian crew hostage and were using the boat as a "mother ship" for pirating operations in the Persian Gulf.

    "It's what we do. And it's what we do in that part of the world. We get a distress call, as we did in the case, even though it came from an Iranian ship when the pirates went after them we respond to those calls," Panetta said. "We did what we have to do in that situation. I think it just sends an important message to the world that the United States is going to abide by international rules and international order and that's exactly what we did here."

    "The Al Molai had been taken over by pirates for roughly the last 40-45 days," said Josh Schminsky, a Navy Criminal Investigative Service agent aboard the Kidd. "They were held hostage, with limited rations, and we believe were forced against their will to assist the pirates with other piracy operations."

    Schminsky said the Iranian boat's captain thanked the U.S. for assistance. "He was afraid that without our help, they could have been there for months," Schminsky said in a prepared release.

    The U.S. team gave the crew food, water and medical care. Nuland said the crew then returned the Iranians to their fishing vessels "and they went on their way."

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    That's just Obama showing the Iranians AND the Republicans how it's done. Since they seem to be on the same side and all.
     
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    Another example of Obama imperialism?

    rdean, you are a gem in the rough.
     
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    Where are the Republicans saying this was because of "Bush" policies?
     
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    Great job US Navy!

    Color me shocked that deanie would add an unnecessary and puerile political bent to it, so unexpected.......... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Obama probably didn't even know about this until it was over. The local commander authorized this action. Distressed mariners are rescued all over the world, regardless of flag, because like the spokesman said, "It's what we do."

    Edit: I went back and read that Panetta said, "That's what we do." He stole that from others who actually "do" that for a living. Career bureaucrats don't do hero work.
     
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    How's this for a bit of irony? The last USS KIDD was originally ordered by the Shah of Iran but he fell and the four ship class was retained by the US Navy. The class of ships became known as the Ayotollah class.
     
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    would you expect a dipshit like Dean not to?.....the topic could be how to fix a sprinkler head,Dean will find a way to mention Republicans......and he does not think he is obsessed with them....its normal to him to see Republicans EVERYWHERE.....even under his bed.....can you imagine having a nice dinner with someone and seeing GWB's face on the person sitting across from you.....
     
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    Hilarious. Republicans constantly call the president the most dispicable names and accuse him of the most unbelievable things, but when you turn the tables, Republicans "widdle feewings ah hert". Well here < .> is the worlds smallest fiddle playing a really, really sad song, just for them.
     
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    I was going to pos rep you for posting this. Then I got to the last sentence. You are a really sick piece of moldy cheese, aren't you?
     
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