The Strait of Hormuz incident
By Global Research
Global Research, January 09, 2008 9 January 2008
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The BBC published the video and the audio tape of several, seemingly unarmed, civilian looking speedboats coming out to inspect the 3 US warships, that were 15 miles off the coast of Iran.

We see no aggressive manoeuvres, no weapons. The speedboats have no visible mounted cannons or machine guns. All we see is a number of speedboats that clearly have no radar, that are coming out, probably to carry out a visual identification of the US Navy ships. The closest any one of them gets is within about 200 yards of the US ships. The video does not show any of them dropping boxes in the water in front of US ships as the US claims.

What the US Navy was clearly concerned about from such tiny boats could only be a suicide attack. We know how often Iranians have carried out suicide attacks right? Never.

On the audio tape, a voice is heard that says:

“We are coming to you”

The US Navy radio operator instructs the boats to stay clear of the “coalition” ships.

Then the voice at the other end of the radio says:

“We will explore a few minutes”.

It is the US Navy radio operator who replies “We will explode in a few minutes?” and that version of the transmission became so convenient to US authorities that it was adopted and never corrected, even though the audio tape was available for analysis and review.

This is clear to me, yet it seems that certain people do not want to hear it that way. They prefer the “explode” version, which suits them better. It falls in line with the White House Foreign policy whose goal is to attack Iran.

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