Either this is a false report, an attack on a major U.S. warship by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, or a ‘false-flag’ attack by Israel intended to get the Americans to attack Iran. I would tend to suspect the latter…
Update June 9th pm: Getting to look more like a hoax- a rather sophisticated one. Why would this be done? Perhaps to test the waters, or to get us used to the idea…
I notice that I was very prepared to blame the Israelis, it’s too bad they have so little credibility these days. -JG.
I notice there is already YouTube film of the attack available on line. That seems rather too quick to me, but this is the kind of situation where we will have to try to figure out what happened (as opposed to what we are told) after the fact.
There are reportss of one death and a number of casualties.
Let’s see where this is going…
Breaking News- A Major Attack on US Naval Forces in the Straits of Hormus
Gold Coast Chronicle
Scott W. Winchell- SUA/Staff
June 8th, 2012
Editor’s Note: We at GCC are standing by SUA staff, the original source of this report was from a person who spoke with service members in theater.
The sources’ story was conveyed as printed, and it was confirmed by military personnel who did not want their names published.
Official statements were not forthcoming and no commentary was added.
SUA and Gold Coast Chronicle made numerous attempts to get official responses, but none were forthcoming
Friday, June 8, 2012 4:40 PM EST – SUA has learned through various sources that an unprovoked attack on the US Navy occurred this morning in the Straits of Hormuz. CVN-65.
The USS Enterprise aircraft carrier and its group were reportedly attacked by no less then 4 sophisticated jets.
Confidential sources within the military have confirmed the attack off of the “Broken Isthmus”
There is no confirmed word on damage or if there are any casualties, but SUA has learned that this attack may have caused injuries and possibly one death. We have contacted the military and are awaiting official response. SUA is reaching out across the land to confirm.
Any sources would be welcomed. As of 5pm, CentCom has neither denied or confirmed the reports and pledges to update when further information is available.
UPDATE 5:25 EST – US Navy released: From U.S. Fifth Fleet–USS Enterprise completed a routine, nonthreatening, transit of the Strait of Hormuz. No date confirmation.
UPDATE 6:30 PM EST – “The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which oversees Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and controls strategic missile units, have had a series of naval and air maneuvers in the gulf in recent weeks.
These involved the firing of an array of missiles, including anti-ship weapons, and focused primarily on the Strait of Hormuz.” (This was published today at noon.)
Click here to read the whole Navy story published at noon today by UPI.
UPDATE 7:30 EST – SUA has been unable to secure further official military responses to date. Until further information is available, we stand by our original sources; however we are going to table the story at this time.
We invite any official contributions pro and con.
For the sake of our troops in the field and our national security, we hope this was a mis-interpretation of a naval event as reported by individuals in theater.
Source: Stand Up America US
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