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The Middle East Asia Minor, the Arab Mahgreb, and the Persian Gulf to include tensions between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Terrorist organizations and Iran.

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Old 29 Jul 17, 15:48
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Iran claims US Navy warning shots were 'unprofessional'

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said Saturday a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired a warning shot in an “unprofessional” confrontation with Iranian vessels, the official IRNA news agency reported.

IRNA quoted a statement from the Guard as saying that the USS Nimitz and an accompanying ship came near an Iranian oil offshore platform in the Persian Gulf and a helicopter from the ship hovered near vessels manned by Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard.

The report said the confrontation took place Friday afternoon and the U.S. navy ships left the area following the encounter.

The U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said the incident happened while one of its helicopters was on a routine patrol in international airspace. The aircraft saw several Guard vessels approaching American ships “at a high rate of speed” and sent out flares after receiving no response when it tried to establish communications, the Navy said. That prompted the Iranian boats to halt their approach.
https://apnews.com/9b1d841a267f4bb79...ar-its-vessels
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Old 29 Jul 17, 17:24
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Saw this in the feed this morning and laughed.

BTW, AP, it's the Arabian Gulf, not the Persian Gulf.......
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They're right. Real professionals would have skipped the warning shots. They've had enough of those in the past.
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Saw this in the feed this morning and laughed.
I chuckled too.

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BTW, AP, it's the Arabian Gulf, not the Persian Gulf.......
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pers...naming_dispute
The Persian Gulf naming dispute is concerned with the name of the body of water known historically and internationally as the Persian Gulf (Persian: خلیج فارس), after the land of Persia (Iran). The name has been disputed by some Arab countries since the 1960s[1] in a dispute with origins in the Muslim conquest of Persia and the emergence of pan-Arabism and Arab nationalism, resulting in the terms Arabian Gulf (Arabic: الخليج العربي‎‎) (used in some Arab countries),[2][3] the Gulf, and other alternatives such as the Gulf of Basra as it was known during the Ottoman rule of the region.
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I think it should be called the American Gulf......
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BTW, AP, it's the Arabian Gulf, not the Persian Gulf.......
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I think it should be called the American Gulf......
You already have one, but it's called the Yucatan Sea, iirc.

Arabs and Americans alike, are much overrated, in a geographical sense

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Sounds professional to me.
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The US Navy calls it the Arabian Gulf, and it pisses off the Iranians. So I'm going to stick with it.
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Seems the Iranians are experts in unprofessional.
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When I was a young Sailor one of our destroyers on drug interdiction operations "accidentally" blew the bow off a smuggling boat with a five inch 54 caliber round. Perhaps the next time that those IRGCN yahoos get froggy the active duty bunkies could do something similar with one of their chicken sh!t boats. Then those IRGC a$$h0les would really have something to complain about! As we use to say back then "f-them if they can't take joke!"
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