Iran Fires Rockets 1,500 Yards Away From A US Aircraft Carrier

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As we recently reported, the US aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman had made its way through The Mediterranean Sea, launchiung airstrikes on Syria and Iraq on its way. While the proximity of so many vessels, fighter jets, coasts, friends, enemies, and frenemies was always precarious, NBC News reports that the carrier came within 1500 yards of an Iranian rocket fired in a live-fire exercise in the Straits of Hormuz last week. US officials said this was "unnecessarily provocative and unsafe" from Obama's nuclear-deal partners.



As NBC News reports, as the Truman was transiting the strait, which connects the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, Iranian Revolutionary Guards conducted a live-fire exercise right near the U.S. carrier Saturday, officials said.

A U.S. military official said an Iranian navy fast and short attack craft began conducting a live-fire exercise at the same time the carrier was nearing the end of the strait, firing off several unguided rockets. A French frigate, the U.S. destroyer USS Buckley and other commercial traffic were also in the area.


The official said the U.S. ships were in the "internationally recognized maritime traffic lane" at the time, not in any territorial waters, when the Iranian navy announced over maritime radio that it was about to conduct a live-fire exercise and asked other vessels to remain clear.


After the warning, the rockets were fired from a position about 1,500 yards off the carrier's starboard side and in a direction away from passing coalition and commercial ships and the traffic lane, the official said. The rockets were not fired at the Truman and other ships, only near them.


While the official said the Iranians were "clearly not" targeting ships, the action was "unnecessarily provocative and unsafe."


There were no direct communications between US and Iranian navies.


Coalition forces continued transiting without any further incident, the official said, adding that the Truman is now in the Gulf and launching aircraft in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Just a good job that Iran is such a good 'partner' in the nuclear accord?

This seemed appropriate given the timing and circumstances...

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Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:06 | 6976225 ghengis86
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Fuck off with the Ramirez shit already.

U.S. spends more than the rest of the world combined and probably vaporized more brown people than all those on Alderan. Hypocritical fucks

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:16 | 6976253 Chris Dakota
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I'm sick of this "brown people" shit, its not about color.

Actually the West favors "brown people" and hates white people openly now.

George Carlin was wrong, they want to kill Tall Whites, short ones too.

It's about hegemony, the Russians are not all brown.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:18 | 6976268 HowdyDoody
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Remember the USS Vincennes that deliberately shot down an Iranian civil airliner? The Iranians sure do.

BTW Fsck Ramirez the ZioNazi stooge.


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:26 | 6976297 johngaltfla
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I don't know why this is a big deal. Obama has already apologized to Iran for having an aircraft carrier too close to their rockets.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:28 | 6976306 God
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Learn Chinese you stupid 'mericans or king zuckerjoo won't let you post your selfies on his server.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:44 | 6976361 knukles
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Why would our friends do this?  Best Obie apologize again.  And take away America's guns, Bibles and whiskey.
It was an accident.  To say otherwise is Islamowhatchamajiggist

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:49 | 6976525 Chris Dakota
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I know a bar owner who wanted more "droolers" for daytime drinking.

When this owner said this I thought that they should drool too.

I have been told by many that I have the "witches chart" I only need to think that someone

gets theirs and it happens. I didn't wish it, I just knew it to be the logical conclusion of this type

of greed and disregard of humanity.

This bar owner now has an incurable disease that mimics the feeling of being drunk

all the time.

That is coming to all you warmongers who very well know what your shit is doing to the world.

If there is a just God, you are gonna pay for this shit.

Oh wait a minute, that's right....there is.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 02:48 | 6977219 Baby Bladeface
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A poor article, a hogwash. Simply repeation of cheap US propaganda.

Note what is emphasized and what is not.

Emphasized: "U.S. ships were in the internationally recognized maritime traffic lane".

Is traffic lane? Yes. Is internationally recognized? By some. International agreement Oman is a party, Iran is signatory and not yet ratified, US is not a party. US laudates international law when profitable, otherwise ignores.

Not emphasized: "not in any territorial waters".

Is not emphasized because it is easily proven false. Strait of Hormuz is territorial waters of Oman or territorial waters of Iran. No international waters.

Emphasized: "rockets were fired from a position about 1,500 yards off the carrier's starboard side".

And what? Is not mentioned this means fired from a position outside of traffic lane in territorial waters of Iran.

Not emphasized: "and in a direction away from passing coalition and commercial ships and the traffic lane".

Clear why not emphasized as it discredits propaganda message.

Funny things I notice about this author specifically and not others using handle Tyler Durden:

Consistent across articles spells Strait of Hormuz wrongly.

Innuendo lacking specificity and imply Iran nuclear agreement somehow bad ("Obama's nuclear-deal partners", "Iran is such a good 'partner' in the nuclear accord").

Eagerness in posting crayonic propaganda scrawlings of a guy that revels in fantasy.

But hey, somehow must be a good reason for it...

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 05:58 | 6977427 giovanni_f
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Your analysis hits the nail. Thanks. Topic can be closed.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 07:28 | 6977501 Max Hunter
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1,500 yards? Really?  You mean almost a mile? Still close, I get it, but not nearly as sensational.. 

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 10:00 | 6977808 General Decline
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1500 yards sounds worse than does "a mile".  Journalism is all about using the correct units of measure.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 15:51 | 6979227 Squid Viscous
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Drudge report just says "YARDS" - lol what a sick little kike he is

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 13:58 | 6978797 TASTY WAVES
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I totally remember that. Lol...they said they thought the COMMERCIAL AIRLINER was a combat plane...because...combat planes look just like Airliners.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:13 | 6976908 BarkingCat
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The Serbs are not brown nor muslim, yet Clinton had no problem bombing them along with NATO and all without any UN resolution.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 10:02 | 6977817 General Decline
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"brown people" is just a polite euphanism for Goyim

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 05:50 | 6977418 Badsamm
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Water vs heavy metal =?

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:22 | 6976285 Johnny Horscaulk
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons


So Iran is not supposed to test conventional missiles, even anti-aircraft missiles that would only pose a threat to jets bombing it, but Israel can avoid inspections, steal nuclear triggers from the us, and lie for decades about iran, including the outright clumsy forgery of evidence, after selling China missiles it got from Uncle Sucker which could well threaten us boats...  but we still have to take the neocons who lies us into Iraq seriously - is that right?

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:52 | 6976352 Chris Dakota
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Who was the American dude who said it would be good if we bombed an Iranian sub a to kick the war off?

Oh that's right, it was Israeli lobbyist Patrick Clawson.

And this faggot President uses his protest whores to divide this nation and make paramount police actions as our number one concern all the while providing a distraction from  his DEMONIC desire to see this country and world burned to the ground.


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:20 | 6976475 rubiconsolutions
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Yeah, because the US military is never "unnecessarily provocative and unsafe"

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 01:33 | 6977098 tuns1999
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Iranian is synonomous with Ayran, most present day Iranians are not Ayrans but many are.  In other words Iranians are the OG white people.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 08:47 | 6977620 css1971
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Ayran is a cold yoghurt like milk drink, with added salt. It's very pleasant on hot days.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:05 | 6976228 SMG
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Hopefully someone will stop it, but the Oligarchs plan to march us into WWIII to roll in the new communist global government.  You probably need to get ready for that eventuallity in the next decase or so.


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:17 | 6976264 Chris Dakota
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Who is going to stop those who own the entire system?

No mortal can stop it.


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:24 | 6976286 Transformer
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You should probably do a little reading and study up on such terms as








and so on.  Uneducated Americans tend to call everything they don't like, "communist".  There actually is a difference.  What TPTB want is not communist, but something along the lines of Feudalism/Fascism.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:43 | 6976353 Crush the cube
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What they want is saturnian in cult, their long forgotten golden age revived.  You know, the one that built the pyramids.  And it would resemble the most closely the third reich in it's total madness, just add in some more earnest human sacrafice, 60 Mil wasn't enough to jump start it.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:01 | 6976411 SMG
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I agree.   However you describe it though, it's still going to suck for the common person.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:06 | 6976230 Billy the Poet
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Not bombing Iran is a great policy despite the fact that Obama's a schmuck.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:21 | 6976274 roadhazard
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When the next President takes over you will see why Obama got the Nobel peace prize.



Get the fucking fuck out of the Mid East.



Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:06 | 6976232 JustObserving
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US has 7100 nuclear weapons and Iran has 0. 

Iran is not a threat to the US except in the fervid imagination of Neocon warmongers.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:11 | 6976251 Dark Daze
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According to the START II treaty, the US only has approx 1,800 nuclear weapons. Where do you get your number from?

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:12 | 6976255 JustObserving
Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:38 | 6976338 cherry picker
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I'm surprised Iran doesn't go to the UN and sanction the USA for posessing WMD's.

One nuke per country is one too many as the sole purpose of those things is genocide.  No different than the death camps except a lot faster.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 08:22 | 6977571 onthesquare
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Iran can buy some nukes from other countries.  They do not even have to take possesion.  Just pay and play.  Submarines are parked all around the globe.  There are not good guys or bad guys.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:10 | 6976235 Dr. Bonzo
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If this were off the coast of Newport News I'd sit up and pay attention. You'd think with wars raging across most of Northern Africa, stirring the shit in Ukraine, Syria, South China Sea, maaaaaybe the geniuses at the Pentagon would pull their head out of their ass and dial it back a bit. But no. We've still got neocons at the Pentagon pursuing the regime change agenda. The US miitary is 0-3 in the mideast over the last 15 years. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya... all out of control. But the MIC and the neocons are 6-0. Regime change, chaos, mayhem.... all a boon for those pricks. But no one knows how to do the calculus.

What surprises me more and more is that the military continue to play the bendover bitches for these chickenhawk faggots. So... what does that say about our military?


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:57 | 6976403 Chris Dakota
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Obama did a purge of the military brass.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 09:41 | 6977745 Vendetta
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Or the military brass 'retired' to collect their payola in the private sector

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:08 | 6976242 Johnny Horscaulk
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How far were each nation's boats from their respective shores?

This neocon horseshit on ZH is tedious - it is readily available all over the msm. Don't really need to see it here. It's inescapable.

Also - fuck Ramirez.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:25 | 6976294 Reichstag Fire Dept.
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How far was each boat from their shore? Is this a trick question?!

Iranian boat is 20 miles from its home port, the American boat is 20,000 nautical miles from its own home port. 

And...the American "boat" is an Aircraft Carrier! No reason to expect people to get excited...

Fuckin' Americans...looking at things one way and one way only, Since 1776.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:09 | 6976245 nmewn
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And of course the Iranian captain will be dealt with harshly by his supriors for this provacative act.

Dates, anyone? ;-)

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:21 | 6976275 Johnny Horscaulk
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hey stupid - the straits there are very narrow - 15 football fields away, firing away from the us ships, and after advising ships in the area of a live drill right of iran's coast, is not provocative to anyone but a neocon twit like you.



Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:27 | 6976301 nmewn
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The commercial ships & navy ships were in INTERNATIONAL waters.

The Iranians were being immature dickheads (like you), furthermore, if they are so fucking badass they sould have shot their unguided missiles AT THEM and then we could all see just how Joey Badass the little dickless wonders are.

THATS WHY they didn't shoot at them, they would have been annihilated.


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:32 | 6976317 Johnny Horscaulk
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no one is arguing that the american ships were not in "international waters" - so your repitition of this is inane.

the point is they fired away from us boats, after a warning, right off their own coast. 

Meanwhile, Israel constantly violates Lebanese and Syrian airspace in support of isis - that's fine.  The Us constantly conducts live fire drills all over the placve = that's fine.

When the iranians do it though, right off their own shores - its a "provocation" which offends your faggor hypocrite sensibilities though.

They have every right under international and maritime law to engage in live fire exercises in that area.  No doubt.  Funny how a country threatened and covertly attacked by the us and israel can't seem to do anything to test its military equipment without some fuckhead like you whining what a'provocation' it is to US boats which are precisely off iran's shores to threaten and provoke it...... thousands of miles from the United States.


Again, fuck you, stupid.


Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:36 | 6976331 nmewn
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You have a little bit of that white spittle forming in the corners of your mouth, you might want to wipe ;-) 

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:48 | 6976375 Johnny Horscaulk
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Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:34 | 6976529 COSMOS
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nmewn is Nut-n-yahoo's Zero Hedge avatar.  For those who have not been on here long enough to notice.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:01 | 6976685 nmewn
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I've been here way longer than you little psyop girl.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:15 | 6976916 COSMOS
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That doesn't make you smarter than me.  Just means you have been spewing your crap here longer by the rate of down arrows you are getting now and in the past.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:16 | 6976447 adeptish
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Johnny just pwned you newmie.

PS. The bodily fluid thing is getting old.

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:24 | 6976487 nmewn
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Oh my goodness, look at those votes! Surely this must mean democracy is some higher form of intelligence!'s that workin out? ;-)

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:24 | 6976488 Chris Dakota
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stop with your gross shit, nobody wants to hear it.

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