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More details on Iran-US naval incident


Sam Roggeveen


11 January 2008 09:54

Passport's Blake Hounshell reports that the US Navy is not sure the audio they heard during the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps speedboat incident (' 'I am coming at you. You will explode in a couple of minutes' )  actually came from those boats. It might have come from shore or another passing vessel. Still, Hounshell is right to say that the way the speedboats rushed at the US naval vessels was provocative enough, even without the spoken threats. Walter Russell Mead, meanwhile, thinks the US and Iran came very close to war.