Thursday, January 10, 2008

U.S Navy Ship and Iran Boats Stand-off - Iranian's Video


Here is The Great Confrontation between the Evil Iranian swift boats and the poor little ole' US Navy as fimed from an Iranian boat. Even the US Navy footage just shows the boats approaching and tailing the flotilla for several minutes. The only source of controversy is a separate audio the Navy released where someone is stating that "You will explode after [indecipherable] minutes."

Listen to this video and determine for yourself if this seemed like a threat to world peace and the US Navy, as the Great Demagogue, George Bush, has alleged. It sounds more to me like the only thing missing was some tea and cookies as the Iranian commander and an American radio operator exchanged inane information for several minutes. How does this get transformed into a grave provocation to the US Navy?"

Now the Navy is saying that they are not sure who made the alleged threatening comment. Something is quite askew here. Have we got a little creative audiotaping going on by someone who wants to stir up trouble between the US Navy and Iran? In otherwords, was this more than just a routine incident, but rather a cynical attempt to make something sinister out of nothing?

6 comments:

Clifford Garstang said...

just so you know, SWAC Girl, unsurprisingly, takes issue with your view of this incident

Cargosquid said...

Approach by ANY warcraft, but, especially ones that are from countries with hostile intent, are considered threats. If a Boghammer approaches after being warned off, then it is considered a threat. If the story of the Boghammers dropping unknown boxes in front of the ships is true, that is considered a hostile action. You may argue that both sides are cherry picking video of the incident, but, something happened. I would like to find out, but, while we are investigating, I'll take the USA's side.

Mac said...

From what I have read, Iranian patrol boats approach US Navy ships occasionally requesting identification, so this shouldn't have been something that would freak out the Navy. I cannot determine myself if any "boxes" were dropped. But if you listen to both tapes you will hear the same warning horn blasts going off, and in the Iranian video, particularly, as the Iranian commander is trying to make radio contact, so it is clear to me that he was already trying to identify himself and not engaging in "Chicken" on the high seas. And there was no sense of tension or panic in either the American's or Iranian's voice either, as if either was about to attack the other.

Now the Navy is distancing itself from this strange audiotape, (which is spoken, Farsi translaters have stated, without a genuine Iraqi accent), which they had spliced to the videotape, apparently without justification.

So the Navy has actually shifted its position.

Mosquito said...

Mac....

Just like the incompetents that Bush and Cheney love to promote...they forgot to bribe a native speaker for their video....LOL....what a F...foul -up....

Great Catch Mac....and I'd say if swac girl is commenting on this it's not even worthy of a reply....

Buzz...Buzz....

Mac said...

This is Wayne Madsen's take on this event, Madsen being an x-Naval Intelligence and NSA Officer:

(I don't know if you can say the Navy raw film footage is faked, as Madsen does below, unless he means "tampered with". The splicing in of the suspect audio threats was definitely disingenuous though-Mac)

"An obviously faked U.S. Navy videotape used by the Bush administration and its neocon trolls in the right-wing media and think tank network in Washington to misrepresent Iranian activities in the Persian Gulf region has caused tensions to be raised in the Middle East during a time Israel is pressing the Bush administration to attack Iran.

The U.S. Navy is now admitting that an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like deep-voice in English on the video that supposedly threatened three U.S. ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz may have not come from Iranian patrol boats. The Navy said the U.S. ships came within "seconds" of firing on the Iranian vessels. The deep voiced person heard on the U.S. video says, "I am coming to you. You will explode after a few minutes."

The U.S. Navy said the voice may have come from another passing vessel or from a shore facility. Iran immediately released its own videotape of the normal naval interaction between Iranian patrol boats and U.S. Navy ships. The audio clearly contains ambient noise, including sea waves, engine noise, horns, and cross-talk in Farsi.

The Iranians claim the U.S. tape is a fake and the English voice had been dubbed in. The Iranian claims have merit since there is no ambient noise with the English voice transmission, an indication it came from another source. Furthermore, the Pentagon says the Iranian videotape of the naval encounter, without any threats, is authentic.

The transmission may have come from a freelancer or an intelligence agent broadcasting on an international marine VHF frequency used as a hailing frequency for emergencies. In any event, the perpetrator's intentions were obviously intended to create a military confrontation between the Iranian patrol vessels and the U.S. warships. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) may have intelligence on the location of the rogue transmission and the identity of the perpetrators.

NSA analyzes incidents in which a tactic known as "MIJI" is practiced. MIJI is an acronym for meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference. MIJI "feeder reports" on communications intrusion incidents are sent by military intelligence and communications units to intelligence collection centers and they are ultimately forwarded to NSA's electronic warfare elements."

Mosquito said...

Very Good point Mac...I did err and forgot that the radio transmissions weren't taking place on deck where the video was being filmed.

Cargosquid's input also appears to confirm the ship's crew was not reacting to any perceived threat.

It's against federal law for the military to spread propaganda in this country. Shouldn't some heads be rolling at the Pentagon?

Buzz...Buzz...