Friday, January 11, 2008

Iran Incident: Let the Backpedaling Begin

The backpedaling has begun regarding Pentagon claims that Iranian fast boats swarmed U.S. warships in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday.

As I noted here yesterday, my initial reaction was disbelief.
And that the incident was being used as a pretext to up the saber rattling instead of making a good-faith effort to engage Tehran diplomatically.

Now, jus
t two days after the Navy released a video of Iranian speedboats swarming around the American warships, which included a chilling threat in English, the Navy is saying that the voice on the tape could have come from the shore or from another ship.

More here.

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