U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels near the Strait of Hormuz

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  1. Arkain2K

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    McCain lashes out at Obama after Iran humiliates the U.S by airing footage of crying sailors


    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the administration's lack of response as Iran continues to release videos humiliating U.S. Navy personnel is "shameful and dangerous."

    Iranian TV released a new video showing some of the U.S. sailors crying while detained overnight by Iran last month, as well as previously released images of sailors apologizing and on their knees with their hands behind their head.

    "The Iranian regime's release of new photos of U.S. Navy sailors illegally detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard represents the latest Iranian provocation against the United States and yet another attempt to humiliate American military personnel," McCain said in a statement.

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    John McCain is still salty about the ass whipping Obama put on him in 08
     
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    Marines will never let those sailors hear the end of that one
     
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    John thinks we should nuke them for making us cry.
     
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    McCain is 100% right.
     
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    And what should be done about it?
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I don't think the Marines will be the only one. That's exceptionally embarrassing.

    On another note, this particular naval aviator Lieutenant Commander John McCain Jr. was shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese and tortured for six years in the "Hanoi Hilton", and his captors later said he never shed a tear or beg for mercy despite the daily torture. If anybody have the rights to comments on POW matters, it's him.

    Fast forward a few decades, one night of being "well-treated" in an Iranian cell and the modern-day Navy boys already cried their eyes out, wtf?
     
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    Nothing. We should just take it on the chin and when the next one inevitably happen, just take that one on the chin, too. Because doing nothing makes us stronger, somehow, and will prevent future states from engaging in activities like this.
     
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    So again, what should be done about it?
     
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    I'm not sure what standard McCain is using for illegal, but detaining military units that stray within your borders without permission doesn't fit most of the legal ones.

    Provocative? Sure. Illegal? Blow it out your ass.
     
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    "Carpet bomb their cities, but only where the terrorists are."

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    John McCain is like Alzheimer's-ridden grandpa everyone rolls their eyes at during Thanksgiving dinner. He says a bunch of crazy shit but you can't argue with him because he's old as shit and was in 'Nam.
     
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    That sailor needs a hug.
     
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    We should get John Kerry to thank the Iranians while continuing their agitprop videos. It makes us look strong.
     
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    I'd like to see the Revolutionary Guard hang out in a room with U.S. Sailors that mean business... Then post that video on Social Media.
     
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    It's shameful that we're letting them get away with this...
     
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    Seriously, stuff like this will become commonplace if we keep having weak leadership in the White House who'd rather look the other way and pretend this didn't happen to keep his nuclear deal (and thus his legacy) in place with Iran. This will encourage even more incidents like this to happen - and worse.

    It's not like Obama should send nukes over Persia, but the silence from the White House has been deafening.
     
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    Are we supposed to go to war over this shit? Because a sailor is crying? Boo-fucking-hoo. You are a soldier. You were in an area you were not supposed to be. You were held for like 12 hours. Sack up.
     
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    Did McCain happen to offer a suggestion on what the appropriate response should be? Go to war? I don't see a lot of options here to get back at a country for releasing a video that embarrasses some of our guys. This is just cheap political theater by McCain.
     
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