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Old 07-18-2019, 5:03pm   #1
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Default The Empire Strikes Back: US Downs Iranian Drone

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The U.S. military shot down an Iranian drone threatening U.S. ships in the Strait of Hormuz.

The United States took action on Thursday amid escalating tensions with the Middle East country. President Trump announced the event at a press conference soon after it happened. Iran has not yet responded.

"[The USS Boxer] took defensive action against an Iranian drone," Trump said. "It was threatening the ship and the ship's crew. The drone was immediately destroyed."
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"This is the latest in many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters," Trump added. "The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, our facilities, and interests and calls upon all nations to Iran's attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce."

"At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew," chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have steadily risen since Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, throwing sanctions back on Tehran and squeezing the country's economy. On Thursday, Iran announced it had seized United Arab Emirates-based ship and was holding it and its crew captive. The U.S. has demanded Iran release the ship.

The ship's capture is the latest in a series of provocations by Tehran. It downed a U.S. drone over the strait on June 20, days after attacking Japanese oil tankers that were sailing through the strait.

It was the US Marines aboard the USS Boxer that downed the suspected Iranian drone, a US official tells CNN. The Marines were operating the counter-drone jamming equipment that was used. There are about 2,000 Marines on the Boxer from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit https://t.co/pWYjD1XCxQ
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They really like poking the bear. Hope they know what a can of whoop ass they are playing with
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They really like poking the bear. Hope they know what a can of whoop ass they are playing with
They are obviously pretty damn stupid. But then again, I don't put much stock in a bunch of muzzies.
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They are obviously pretty damn stupid. But then again, I don't put much stock in a bunch of muzzies.
Obama gave them the drone and associated technology.....makes sense we would know how to destroy our own stuff.
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Rand Paul was going to meet with them, then this. It's almost like somebody doesn't want us to talk with the Iranians or something. Weird.
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Once the can is opened, it doesn't go back in.
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The Iranians are saying that all of their drones are accounted for, and that the U.S. must have destroyed one of our own drones. Doesn't seem likely to me.
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