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USCG Cutter Fires Warning Shots at Armed Iranian Boats in Strait of Hormuz

After Iranian ships approached too close an USCG cutter warns IRGCN ships with vocal warnings, horn blasts and finally warning shots




On Monday, May 10, the USCG Cutter Maui fired two volleys of warning shots as 13 Iranian fast in-shore attack craft came within 150 yards of American ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This is the second time in two weeks that warning shots have been fired at Iranian IRGCN vessels. The Pentagon referred to this situation as “significant.” The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow international waterway with little room for larger ships to maneuver. USCG cutter warns IRGCN

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The US Navy formation included Navy Patrol ships Hurricane, Thunderbolt, Squall, and USCG Cutter Maui and USCG Cutter Wrangell. The Iranian fast-attack boats were armed with machine guns, two of which were manned.

It’s an international waterway and, of course, when you’re in the strait, there are certain limits to your ability to maneuver. It is a choke point in the region. So it’s not insignificant that this kind of dangerous, unsafe and unprofessional behavior occurred there…

Sadly, harassment by the IRGC Navy is not a new phenomenon. It is something that all of our commanding officers and the crews of our vessels are trained for when serving in the Central Command area of responsibility, particularly in and around the Gulf. This activity is the kind of activity that could lead to somebody getting hurt and could lead to a miscalculation in the region, and that doesn’t serve anybody’s interests.

John Kirby, Pentagon spokesperson

A U.S. Navy press release explained:

After the two IRGCN vessels failed to respond to repeated warnings and closed within 300 yards, Maui exercised lawful de-escalatory measures by firing warning shots. The two IRGCN vessels again failed to respond to warnings and closed to within 150 yards of Maui, at which time Maui fired additional warning shots.

After U.S. naval ships repeated verbal and acoustic warnings, sounded five blasts of the ship’s horn, and fired warning shots, the two FIAC altered course and increased their distance from the U.S. forces.

During the interaction, the IRGCN vessels came within 150 yards of Maui at high speed, an unnecessarily close range that put the ships and their crews in immediate danger.

The two IRGCN vessels maneuvered in an unsafe and unprofessional manner and failed to exercise due regard for the safety of U.S. forces as required under international law. Their actions when coupled with the actions of the larger group of FIAC increased the risk of miscalculation and collision and were not in accordance with the internationally recognized COLREGS’ “rules of the road” or internationally recognized maritime customs.

The U.S. crews operated with distinct professionalism and superior seamanship.

As professional mariners, we expect the IRGCN to operate with due regard for the safety of all vessels as required by international law.

Our Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows while promoting the rules-based international order throughout the region. In support of international norms, the U.S. is not an aggressor; our naval forces remain postured in a non-provocative manner that exemplifies professionalism, incentives adherence to international law and customs, and persuades others to emulate our actions. Our forces are trained, however, to conduct effective defensive measures when necessary.

On April 26, as we previously reported, another incident similar to this occurred in the North Arabian Sea, where the USS Firebolt fired warning shots as Iranian vessels came too close.

Iran is up to something, make no mistake.

Parts of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line


McAfee Dead in Prison After Repeatedly Declaring He Would Not Kill Himself

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John McAfee is a computing legend, having pioneered the way in which systems and networks protect themselves from viruses, malware, spyware, and all the other assorted evils of this internet age. But now he lies dead, having allegedly committed suicide in a Spanish prison cell. Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee died by an apparent suicide in a Spanish jail cell Wednesday evening — hours after reports surfaced that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US, according to local media. The eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested in October and was awaiting extradition when he was found dead, police sources told the newspaper El Pais. The newspaper reported McAfee was pulled from his cell in Barcelona and police are investigating the circumstances around his death. Authorities aren’t shying away from calling it a suicide already. “Everything points to suicide,” the newspaper reported, citing justice department officials in the country. A second Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also reported McAfee had died by an apparent suicide in the jail. But here is where it gets strange:  McAfee has been utterly insistent and consistent about the fact that he would never, ever take his own life, explicitly telling his followers on social media that, should he ever be found dead of suicide, he was killed. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Juneteenth: An Annual Holiday to Condemn America.

Drew Allen is the host of “The Drew Allen Show” podcast. He is a Texas-bred, California-based and millennial author, columnist, and political analyst. His work can be read and seen and heard at



Juneteenth isn’t about celebrating the end of slavery in America. It’s about the annual condemnation of America in perpetuity. Democrats aren’t even pretending otherwise. Joe Biden stated, “We can’t rest until the promise of equality is fulfilled for every one of us in every corner of this nation. That to me is the meaning of Juneteenth.” As long as the Democrat Party exists, the promise of equality cannot be fulfilled. The Democrat Party has staked the whole of their political livelihood and future on the perpetuation of real and perceived racial injustice and inequality in America. They need racism to run against racism. It doesn’t matter what Republicans believe Juneteenth represents — the end of slavery in America. What matters is how the holiday will be weaponized and appropriated going forward by the Democrat Party. The swastika too once represented something benign and good — a Sanskrit symbol for well being. It is undeniable today, however, that it represents something horrific and evil. The swastika is synonymous with Nazi Germany. So too is Juneteenth now synonymous with racism in America. Democrats are already referring to Juneteenth as a ‘Second Independence Day.’ We now have two competing Independence days — July 4th for racist white supremacists and Juneteenth for those who believe America has racism in its DNA. Division is now codified in our federal calendar — to be exploited by the Democrat Party annually in perpetuity. This administration has already exploited tragedy after tragedy to condemn America as an inherently racist country — using the Atlanta spa shootings, for example, as irrefutable proof of anti-Asian sentiment, and the George Floyd arrest and death as proof of systemic racism. But the Democrat Party doesn’t exploit every tragedy, only the tragedies that involve white culprits in order to fabricate and promote the false reality and narrative that…

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