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Aussies Show Iranians Bum

Friday, June 22, 2007

From the beeb:
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".

Well, having been in Oz for quite some time I'm not surprised.
The lessons from the earlier attempt do not appear to have been applied in time by British maritime patrols.

Can't say that surprises me either. The Brits seem to *like* the Aussies but not to the point where they think they might learn anything.

What happened:

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".

The Iranians withdrew, and the Australians were reportedly lifted off the ship by one of their own helicopters.

Go diggers, go!

   

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