Have the Americans fired the first shots in a new war in the Gulf?

#2
I very much doubt it. The explanation will likely be clear-cut. You'd have to be retarded and/or attempting to launch a suicide attack to speed towards a US Navy ship like that.
 
#4
From the report......

The USNS Rappahannock fired on a vessel after it ignored warnings and rapidly approached the ship, a US Navy official said.

I'd have brassed it up as well.
 
#10
From a friend in the UAE, it was a power boat used for racing, very big sport overthere. Happened off Jebel Ali nowhere near the Straits of Hormuz. Power boats notoriously noisy and moving at 50 to 60 mph, difficult to control.
 
#11
From a friend in the UAE, it was a power boat used for racing, very big sport overthere. Happened off Jebel Ali nowhere near the Straits of Hormuz. Power boats notoriously noisy and moving at 50 to 60 mph, difficult to control.
Then don't play in an area where large grey ships are knocking about.
 
#12
The UAE officially started pumping oil through the new pipe which runs from the Emiate of Abu Dhabi to Fujeriah today, this means they don't need to ship via the straights but can pump directly to tankers in the Indian ocean.

Coincidence?
 
#13
From a friend in the UAE, it was a power boat used for racing, very big sport overthere. Happened off Jebel Ali nowhere near the Straits of Hormuz. Power boats notoriously noisy and moving at 50 to 60 mph, difficult to control.
Jebel Ali may be some distance from the Strait of Hormuz, but it is used by the Yanks as a naval base.
 
#17
Port Raschid in Dubai is also used for naval vessels, and there is a lot of afternoon and early evening power boating off Jumeirah Beach. This goes from the port up the coast towards AD, stoping just at the desalination plant to the west of Dubai.

Any indication that's this was within UAE territorial waters?
 

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