As Twitchy reported earlier, it turns out that pallet of cash that was airlifted to Iran was much bigger than reported initially. The Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that a whopping $1.7 billion in cash was transferred to the terrorist haven.
For that sort of money, you’d think Iran could call off its naval vessels from harassing U.S. ships, but it was confirmed this week that one of a group of seven Iranian fast-attack craft on Sunday buzzed the USS Firebolt in the Persian Gulf, coming within 100 yards and forcing the ship to change course.
Iranian Boats Harass Another U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal Ship In Persian Gulf https://t.co/xWxcXbDAu7
— USNI News (@USNINews) September 6, 2016
As in other recent encounters, the Iranian vessels had their weapons uncovered but unmanned and refused to acknowledge attempts to communicate.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 6, 2016
Sunday was the fourth such time vessels from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have harassed a U.S. ship within a month, and the 31st time this year. That’s almost twice the number of incidents recorded at this time last year.
"31 similar interactions with Iranian ships this year, almost double the amount from the same period last year" | https://t.co/kmwEJR7owu
— Mike Doran (@Doranimated) September 6, 2016
— Benedict Mudd (@benedictmudd) September 7, 2016
— Paul MacDonald (@ptmacdonald1) September 6, 2016
@Reuters they do it because they can, USA won't do anything about it. Like watching our LARGE ships falling all over themselves this.
— PerryLC (@perrylc2) September 6, 2016
@Reuters America yields to Iran on the high seas, yields to Iran on bribes for release, yields to Iran pn allowing them to develop nukes.
— Colin Sherman (@colinsherm80081) September 6, 2016
Better wait until President Obama finishes off whatever he’s sipping from that coconut in Laos to tell him America’s deal partner Iran is messing with us again — there’s no telling how he’d react.
— Harley Aronson (@HarleyATC) September 6, 2016
Don’t forget Russia. From earlier Wednesday, with details still developing:
Russian Fighter Came Within 10 Ft. of Navy Surveillance Plane Over Black Sea https://t.co/R8no1hGkXb
— USNI News (@USNINews) September 7, 2016
* * *
Watch as US warship harassed by Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels https://t.co/WKAEMyHA2x
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 24, 2016