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Trump Orders Navy To Destroy Any Iranian Gunboats That Harass American Ships

President Donald Trump this morning revealed that he has ordered the Navy to shoot and destroy any Iranian gunboats that are found to be harassing U.S. warships.

The forceful response comes as reports last week indicate 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessels repeatedly harassed six U.S. Navy warships that were conducting drills in international waters.

“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” the President warned on social media.

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Not Playing Games

The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet reported last week, according to Fox News, that:

Iranian ships repeatedly crossed in front and behind the U.S. vessels at extremely close range and high speeds, including multiple crossings of one ship, the Puller, with a 50-yard closest point of approach and within 10 yards of another ship, the Maui’s, bow, a 5th Fleet statement said.

They did this despite multiple warnings via radio, along with horn blasts and long-range acoustic noise maker devices.

The Iranian vessels finally moved away after roughly one hour.

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Iran Better Back Down

Iran might want to think twice about playing these games again after Trump’s order. His threats are not hollow, and there is no doubt he has no intention of placating Iran as his predecessor had.

In January of 2016, Iran detained 10 American sailors after they navigated inside Iranian territorial waters.

In response, former President Barack Obama had his Secretary of State John Kerry thank the regime despite video showing sailors crying and apologizing, and despite images that also showed them being mocked.

By contrast, President Trump announced in a statement in 2019 that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had been designated a terrorist organization.

It marked the first time the United States had designated an entity within a foreign government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

This new directive from the President comes several months after hostilities between the U.S. and Iran which included an attack at the U.S. Embassy compound in Iraq.

Mobs were formed by pro-Iran militia members to attack the embassy, smashing security cameras, breaking down a door into the reception area, and setting the room on fire, all while shouting “Death to America!”

Days later, a U.S. airstrike took out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force.

Then, as will likely be now, the only people mourning President Trump’s tough stance against Iran will be Iran … and the Democrats.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • no more free speech here folks, time to move to another site, that let's truth be known and told.

  • They're probably using all that AMERICAN TAXPAYER cash against us! Thanks again, BO, you stink! (sorry, couldn't resist!)...

  • The American People (well, the sane, adult ones) thank you, Mr. President! Time to show these vile regimes that America's finally grown a pair!

  • It is good to see that there is a President in the White House with balls, and is willing to take on these creation criminals from the stinking swamp that they call home.

  • Betcha a-penny-to-a-pound: If they fire on them, the Jihad Squad will denounce Trump (again) as a "war criminal".

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