Gather ’round, kiddies, ’cause here’s a fine example of just how desperate the Bush Crime Family is to start a war on Iran. First, here’s a video from the Pentagon, supposedly detailing a menacing move by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz:
It doesn’t seem terribly conclusive, except towards the end, when the screen suddenly goes black, and a menacing voice with a heavy accent drones out over the radio, “I am coming to youuuuuuu…going to explode after a few minutes.”
Booga, booga, booga!
Now, after you’re done scrubbing the skidmarks out of your underpants, watch this video, which was taken from one of the Iranian patrolboats in question:
Turns out that this was just the Iranian navy on a routine reconnaissance mission, approaching the American vessels to read their identification numbers, hail them over radio, and determine whether they were in international waters or Iranian territory. You can hear that the Iranian transmission beginning at 2:50 is in broken English, with all the ambient sea-sounds missing from the blacked-out part of the Pentagon video, and without the least bit of menace, let alone a threat to blow up the American vessel. The Americans of Coalition Warship 73 respond in a normal, nonthreatening manner themselves, and one which bears no resemblance to the one in the blacked-out section of the first video.
Scary shit, huh?
Guess this is one Gulf of Tonkin incident that’s just not gonna work out as planned.