Iranians "unable to take Australians"




 
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June 21st, 2007  
Kirruth
 
 

Topic: Iranians "unable to take Australians"


Iranian naval forces in the Gulf tried to capture an Australian Navy boarding team but were vigorously repelled, the BBC has learned.
The incident took place before Iran successfully seized 15 British sailors and Marines in March.
The lessons from the earlier attempt do not appear to have been applied in time by British maritime patrols.
The 15 Britons were searching a cargo boat in the Gulf when they were captured over a boundary dispute.

'Having none of it'

When Iranian Revolutionary Guards captured the British sailors and Royal Marines in March, it was not exactly their first attempt.
It turns out that Iranian forces made an earlier concerted attempt to seize a boarding party from the Royal Australian Navy.
The Australians, though, to quote one military source, "were having none of it".

The BBC has been told the Australians re-boarded the vessel they had just searched, aimed their machine guns at the approaching Iranians and warned them to back off, using what was said to be "highly colourful language".


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/mid...st/6228342.stm
June 21st, 2007  
tomtom22
 
 
Good going chaps!
June 22nd, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Hell yeah... way to go Aussies. Nicely done.
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June 22nd, 2007  
Del Boy
 
Nice. That's the way to do it.
June 22nd, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
Colourful??? Red, Blue, Green, it doesn't sound like any language I ever heard whilst in the Navy.
June 22nd, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Don't make me slap the outta you, ya !
June 22nd, 2007  
Fox
 
 
Wow....Good job, Aussies!
June 22nd, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
Don't make me slap the outta you, ya !
Probably more like, "An' you fookin' lot can fook off too".
June 22nd, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
Australians are doing some great work here and there....

Btw, this is another evidence to prove the evil nature of the Iranian regime.
June 22nd, 2007  
Anthony__
 
 
Stuff like this makes me glad to be an Aussie!

There is also more to the story, it was a 4 hour stand off with 5 Iranian Patrol Boats, and happend a couple of years ago.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...11-421,00.html
 


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