11 January 2008
America's Straights of Hormuz story starts to unravel
America's version of the Strights of Hormuz incident has started to unravel. Iran issued its own video of the incident, and that version is getting support for some strange quarters.
No less a person than the commander of the 5th Fleet has stated that the American ships did not issue any warnings to the Iranian boats. It has also emerged from American sources that the radio channel used to communicate is full of fairly mindless chatter, so the voice that is heard on the American tape may actually have been that of an American taking the piss.
Poor old warmongers - they can't even hold their tales together for 24 hours these days.