January 11, 2008
HuffPo Backs Iranian Lie That Speedboat Harassment Never Happened
The terrorists running the regime in Iran aren't the only ones pretending that video and audio of the harassment of US Navy ships by Revolutionary Guard speedboats last weekend are fake. Ever eager to demonstrate their liberalism by siding with the enemy, the moonbats at Huffington Post are spinning the same preposterous lie. From an entry by Hooman Majd, entitled "It's a Fake":
The Pentagon's version of the encounter in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday morning, involving U.S. Navy warships and Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boats is, at the very least highly suspicious. On Tuesday, the Navy released video footage and an audiotape to back its claims that the Iranian boats acted in a threatening and provocative manner, but neither the video nor the audio are particularly convincing as proof that Iran had hostile intentions.
Maybe menacingly growling "I am coming to you" and "You will explode after a few minutes" is actually a friendly greeting in Iranian culture.
Majd does allow that "Iranian patrol boats do indeed, as Iran freely admits, check on ships that enter the Persian Gulf" — as when Iran kidnapped 15 British servicemen. Nonetheless:
[T]he encounter with the U.S. Navy as described by the Pentagon just doesn't ring true. Coming as it did on the eve of President Bush's visit to the Middle East, the encounter as described is doubly suspicious.
HuffPoseurs are probably struggling to convince themselves that Karl Rove created the audio and video in his secret basement laboratory beneath the White House.
Once again we see that the Nutroots Left is not principled opposition. It is an infestation of traitors, who will side with anyone hostile to America — even Iran.
Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.
Posted by Van Helsing at January 11, 2008 10:01 AM
Leftist Mentality: The U.S. Military always lies. Leftist dictators and Islamic terrorists never lie.*
* Except when they threaten us, in which case, they are just blowing smoke to impress their peers, because there is no terrorism, and if there was, we could solve it all by arresting and putting on trial the only terrorist in the world, Osama bin Laden.
Posted by: V the K at January 11, 2008 11:11 AM
And if one of those speedboats had hit a ship and killed alot of Americans Im sure those moonbats would be saying they got what they deserved and cheer on the Iranians. If people like this were around during WW II - FRD would have tried them for treason and had them shot.
Posted by: Anonymous at January 11, 2008 11:12 AM
Posted by: Anonymous at January 11, 2008 11:12 AM
I'm more than sure that we need FDT!
Posted by: Mockin'bird at January 11, 2008 1:43 PM
After Fred Thompson gets through puttin' the hurt on Iran...we'll call FTD!
Posted by: Mockin'bird at January 11, 2008 1:48 PM
The ACLU: Supporting America's enemas so you don't have to.
Posted by: Steve at January 11, 2008 4:40 PM
And before anyone asks, that was an intentional typo.
Posted by: Steve at January 11, 2008 4:43 PM
Loved Fred's comment on the Iranian "swiftboaters": "Let's hurry them along to meet those 72 virgins" (to paraphrase). Need to be doing a hell of a lot more of that, IMHO.
Btw, nobody ever says that those 72 virgins have to be particularly good-looking -- imagine blowing yourself into little pieces to take out a few "infidels," then finding that every one of the 72 were Helen Thomas clones; wouldn't that be fun!
Posted by: jc14 at January 11, 2008 5:37 PM
Worse. What if they were 72 naked Rosie O'lesbos.
Posted by: Farmer Ted at January 11, 2008 6:08 PM
Back durring the days of the gunboat patrols in China, an american gunboat was always fired on by riflemen while passing the headquarters of a local warlord. When the boat's captain complained, he was told that "they were just dumb country boys, having fun, you understand, don't you?"
The American said that he DID "understand" because he had the SAME TYPE of "country boys" on his aft 3 inch gun. Every time they pass the warlord's house, they point the LOADED gun at it and the captain has to remind them not to fire. But one day, he might be ashore, or sick and not able to remind them, but "you understand, don't you?" He asked.
The warlord understood and the gunboat was never fired on again.
Just another reason why it's called "the good old days".
Posted by: KHarn at January 12, 2008 8:09 AM
I'm not exactly educated on the term "moonbattery" but I'd assume that it references someone that's perhaps off the deep end in their thinking, or maybe that one is so deep in their ideology that they can't grasp reality. Please enlighten if I'm wrong (and no, "like you" don't count).
"Maybe menacingly growling "I am coming to you" and "You will explode after a few minutes" is actually a friendly greeting in Iranian culture."
It should be noted that Our navy operating in the Middle East have often encountered hecklers that listen in on radio signals and respond with annoying, profane, and sometimes irrational comments. One heckler(s) is commonly known as the "Filipino Monkey" who likes to listen in and find the opportune time to spew his/her/their insults. According to retired commander of the cruiser Hue City, Captain Rick Hoffman:
"“For 25 years there’s been this mythical guy out there who, hour after hour, shouts obscenities and threats,” he said. “He could be tied up pierside somewhere or he could be on the bridge of a merchant ship.” […]
“He used to go all night long. The guy is crazy,” he said. “But who knows how many Filipino Monkeys there are? Could it have been a spurious transmission? Absolutely.”
Now, was it the monkey guy? I don't know. But, it now appears that there's a possibility. It makes more sense than "shoot me now as I will blow you up in a few minutes".
Ok, now back to this "moonbat" thingy. Could it also include someone or a group of people that want the other side to be wrong so bad that they refuse to entertain the thought of other possibilities? Could it be someone that would depict anyone with constructive possibilities as "an infestation of traitors, who will side with anyone hostile to America"? Your moon full tonight?
Posted by: andy42302 at January 12, 2008 5:55 PM
I know I said that I would ignor you, but you are just asking for it, ANDY!
Tell us buddy, if there were someone outside your house right now, yelling insults and threats AT YOU, and he was known to have attacked others in you neighborhood, would you just shrug it off or would you take actions to protect yourself?
Posted by: KHarn at January 12, 2008 7:32 PM
To answer your question KHarn(although you never answer mine), I'd protect myself. That's not the point though. From the first reports, I wondered why we didn't take their threats seriously and blow them out of the water. I would have supported that 100%. It appears that there's more to it than that now. The contents of this threads suggests that the author(s)are all butthurt because this new info conflicts with their desires to take on Iran, depicting anyone that offers rational arguments or presents any evidence to the contrary as "an infestation of traitors". I'm not opposed to defending ourselves. I'm just not a blind loyalist that marches lockstep to one way of thinking and disregards the facts in order to appease an ideology. That's the problem with the moonbats here. Your wheel of intellect is stuck in a proverbial rut and unable to free itself from the channel that it follows.
"I know I said that I would ignor"---------Not only do you have a reading comprehensive problem but from your own admission, you're a lier as well.
Posted by: andy42302 at January 13, 2008 9:02 AM